I guess i'm my own guinea pig.
I was very very ill PRIOR to pregnancy...still am actually. Only test that came back was Candida, so i'm assuming thats why. Unless..it was from Depression like all the 6 doctors think...I dont though.
So here's my story....
I am pregnant. 5 months today.
I also tested for elevated for candida.
and slightly high copper but doc attributes that to the pregnancy.
anyway, i suffered with about 20 symptoms. I've posted them here before. I was pretty much bed ridden...and dont even know how i had the energy to have that big 2 minutes of sex which caused me to conceive!
The first 3 months were horrible. The pregnancy sickness combined with my illness was very rough, but then, in the 2nd trimester.....it was a breath of fresh air. I was NOT symptom free...but there was a calmness and clearness in my mind and body that i had forgotten could exist. Its like the pregnancy is helping me. I think it might be either the babys hormones or the increase in blood volume.) but i dont know.
I'm very scared that after the baby is born my body and mind will regress again.
If my candida is the reason for my sickness then i wouldnt think i'd feel better in pregnancy but who knows.
After seeing many specialists.....NONE acknowledge candida as a problem...accept in people with immune system problems, like AIDS. However, My saliva test showed a very very low immune system along with adrenal fatigue and elevated cortisol all day and night.
I admit...i'm worried about the babies health but so far the ultrasound and all seem fine. I am very scared about how i'll feel from the time of my c-section to about a year after the birth . I dont want to feel debilitated and scared like i was prior to pregnancy. i was literally bed ridden and stopped working. I even was scared to sleep alone!
Good luck to all that may be pregnant or wanting to get pregnant.
I think my pregnancy was Gods Will for me. It gave me a break and offered me some clarity in my mind from the brain fog and all (if even for a few months).
It was actually kinda weird...I hadnt had sex in months then I had sex ONE time for like TWO minutes with my ex AND we used a CONDOM. It broke and happened to be when i was ovulating. Weird.
Sorry this was so long.
I hope it offers some clarity for everyone regarding pregnancy. I will update on the rest of the trimester and the 3rd trimester along with c-section and associated symptoms......and of course the baby's health upon delivery.