I have been using Ester C for my vitamin C...up to 3 or 4 grams a day. I think this may be causing some discomfort. not to be gross, but after I have a BM and let sit in the toilet and come back after a few minutes, there is what looks to be a small amount of blood that has sunk to the bottom. Nothing that has alarmed me much. The extra vitamin C amounts I have been taking since Iodine are the only thing I can attribute. Or the fact that my gut is kind of messed up..perhaps from past years of eating SAD diet. Is there a more gentle form of Vitamin C that I could be taking? Just want to know since C is very important to the protocol.
It's already been established that I am low in estradiol. I was on the birth control pill 9-10 years. I attribute part of my sudden weight gain after stopping the pill to hormone imbalance. Last week I increased my Boron intake to 15-18 mg per day. This week has been bad for me. Lots of stomach gurgling, low appetite, stomach bloating, and HORRIBLE anxiety/panic just upon waking in the morning. So much so that I have loose stools up to 3 times within an hour of waking. I haven't been able to eat much because not much appetite due to whatever's going on in my stomach. I was reading that being on birth control can cause candida. I never suspected I had candida, but upping my Boron and having horrible intestinal issues the past week makes me think it's candida/parasite. My question is, is the horrible anxiety part of candida die-off? I'm a worrier in general, but this has been horrible..some of the worst I've experienced. Having been somewhat hypo doesn't help matters either. GinaGirl, how long did it take you to get your candida under control with Boron/iodine, and do you think this may be some die-off symptoms?
I have been sure to take digestive enzymes, Betaine HCL, and probiotics. Bad digestive issues/stomach issues have been a problem for me the past few years, I thought I would mention. I'm wondering if I can do anything else or any way to relieve this anxiety/stomach problmes since not much seems to help. I've tried Ashwaghanda without much help. GABA has helped before bed. Morning is the worst though. This sucks because I was hoping to do a Colon Cleanse this weekend. Obviously I can't with these stomach issues.
I know Iodine and Boron are at work doing something! I don't want to back off the Iodine at this point...