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Leaky gut, candida, and PA

Craigalaht
Craigalaht

So I was diagnosed with leaky gut and moderate yeast overgrowth after months of dealing with symptoms and having researched a lot on this site. I went on a strict diet for candida and leaky gut and managed quite well for a couple of months and began to feel better. The symptoms between the two and PA are quite.similar and this site helped alot. Does anyone know much about confirming that this diagnosis was effective?

I have been on supplement for B100, d3,, zinc, and magnesium for more than three months and I notice that my symptoms tend to flare more when taking the B100. I guess this isn't 100% about Pa, but everyone here seems a lot more knowledgeable.

My doctor also suggests I do food intolerance test which is quite costly. But I'm willing to do if it gets rid of the pain in my chest and the tingling in my legs, tinnitus, and cold hands and feet

Would.love to behave any feedback

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Hello Craigalaht.

Have you ever beeen tested for PA/B12 def?

It seems strange to be put on a restrictive diet if your diagnosis is unclear. Some food intolerence tests are not reliable, what specific test did your doctor ask for?

Craigalaht
Craigalaht
in reply to cquadros

Hi cquadros

Yes I had a full spectrum test,, including b12, folate, iron, liver kidney, blood Chem, etc. I was b12 and iron deficient and had reduced kidney filtration. Liber tested normal, but my doc said I had slightly acidic blood rresults.i also tested positive for moderate yeast overgrowth.

cquadros
cquadros
in reply to Craigalaht

The evidence of "yeast overgrowth" is very weak :

mayoclinic.org/healthy-life...

If you are B12 deficient, was the cause of this deficiency investigated (ex PA, your diet, medications, etc)? Chest pain, tingling, tinnutus, cold hands...They are all symptoms of B12 def and probably you need B12 shots instead of oral supplements.

I'm just a paediatrician with PA, not an expert, but I think you should talk to your doctor or go for a second opinion.

cdragin
cdragin
in reply to cquadros

I concur. I would avoid any physician who diagnoses candida overgrowth for anything other than a vaginal infection.

I wasted a lot of money with a doctor who ordered a food intolerance test and declared that I basically was allergic to 1/3 of the foods tested. I got sicker trying to adhere to the diet. None of the forbidden foods was causing me any problems, I just had bad pollen allergies that responded to a traditional regime of desensitization injections.

That was one of several interactions I had with chiropractors and holistic providers that made me extremely skeptical of the entire alternative medicine industry.

Craigalaht
Craigalaht
in reply to cquadros

Yeah the cause was related to leaky gut diagnosis. After two months the candida overgrowth was gone, and symptoms decreased. However symptoms are now on a rebound after allowing certain foods back into my diet.

Craigalaht
Craigalaht
in reply to cquadros

The cause was diagnosed as leaky gut. After a period of two months of gluten free, no daily, no sugar the symptoms decreased and things were back to normal. I am now having some symptoms return after having been exposed to slight sugar and some gluten

Hi,

Diet is key given as I have been working around similar issues as yours for years. Best way to test for yeast is through stool analysis and it must be repeated after treatment. Stay away from products that contain yeast and or foods that have high sugar content. I try to avoid gluten products at best. Symptoms may not appear immediately (a day or two later) and depending on food intake over a period of time, may exacerbate conditions. Some days I feel great and will have a beer or two... then eat foods with yeast or some sugar and feel Ok day 1. Day 2 or 3 fatigue sets in and I’m back into fighting the conditions all over again. There is no reason, and some will always have an opposite opinion, not to follow a diet based upon Candida or gluten free.

Monitor your food intake for a week or two. Observe your stools and other signs. Modify your diet to illuminate foods that cause your symptoms and introduce high quality foods that reduce symptoms. Drink good quality water and more than you normally intake. My Dr recommends 1 gallon per day which is hard to follow. This is not an exact process and may take months to find a path. Discipline is a must have as I travel a lot and when I find myself diviating I’m back to fatigue, brain fog, loose stools, etc.

Thanks. I have been following gluten free, dairy free, and only use stevia or coconut flower syrup. ur right it's all about diet and something I had recently just really set it off. The tinnitus is pretty annoying and all of this I guess now is all about the food allergies I have developed. I have had tow stool tests already. The last time was negative after strict diet for 2 months or so. However I had a week of off diet and that seemed to throw everything off. So now I'm building back I guess. It's crazy what a roller coaster this is

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