The digestive issue commenced after taking antibiotics for 2 months, approximately 5 years ago.
My ignorance on taking antibiotics resulted to my current state of health condition. I was not informed by dermatologist the side effects of antibiotics, nor was I regarded after having symptoms to consult my doctor or refer online to check for side effects. My negligence later impacted my life. During the time of medication I was eating unhealthy food, protein shakes, lot of yeast contained food like bread, buns, etc. As you know antibiotics kills both good and bad flora in our digestive track. Without my awareness I was introducing more bad bacteria into my system with all the unhealthy food I was eating. Initial symptoms were bloating, gas, and loose stool. Later I experienced tinkling feeling throughout my body few minutes after eating food. I began to smell bad, I never experienced this. Through all four seasons I had this problem. Close to one year of this on going problem, I consulted with my family doctor, but he wasn't sure either. I checked for parasite, but it wasn't parasite. Then I checked with a gastroenterologist. I explained the few symptoms I had at the beginning which were bloating, abdominal ache, loose stool and sweating. Without properly diagnosing he hypothetically claims I have IBS due to stress. I bought his word and took the prescription pill for a year for IBS (Irritable bowl syndrome) and Lactase which only helped for food intolerance. I was not content with the results I was getting because I still had odor problem. After 3 years, I was fed up, so I initiated to do some research online, I found out I had symptoms pertained to Candida or SIBO. I had the following symptoms: abdominal ache, bloating, loose clouded stool, oral thrust, acne, fatigue, shortness of breath, poor memory, brain fog, mood swing, anxiety and depression, strong craving for sugar and carbohydrates, sweating--due to leaky gut--caused by food intolerance, dandruff, itchy scalp, and hair loss. So i began with the trial and error of cutting down on carbohydrates, eliminated refined sugar products and processed/junk food from my diet. Concurrently, I started taking strong potent of probiotics and candi-enzymes, oregano oil, pau-d-a'rco oil, and tried other natural remedies, but I later down the road I began to realize this will not be effective unless I completely eliminate carbohydrates and sugar from my diet. It is nearly impossible for me to survive without carbs--with the energy it supplies-- and be active. I have tried consulting another doctor, he does not believe I have Candida. He has referred me to a gastroenterologist for the second week of July this year. I can't wait to hear this gastroenterologist's perspective. Doctors here are not identifying the root of the problem, instead they are chasing to fix the symptoms which is only temporary. I am losing hope on doctors here. Its better to visit Kerala for ayurvedic treatment.