Are my stomach spasms due to die off symptoms?
After 9 years of ill health, I have finally realised the connection to yeast and probably leaky gut.
I have started treating myself as my doctor hasn't had a clue what's been the cause. My blood tests are always normal, the latest diagnosis has been possibly an allergy.
I started taking probiotics from seeing pages such as yours, but I now find they were not strong enough. I am also taking garlic capsules and folic acid.
I have ordered some stronger probiotics and some oregano oil tablets, as I now hear they are good at correcting the fungal problem.
Last week I had stomach spasms when I lay down. This resulted in me being sick and in pain from the spasms. It all relieved itself once I was sick, and next day I was ok.
It's not something I want to repeat as it has shaken me up a bit. I'm wondering if it could happen again.
Is this anything to do with die off symptoms? I try not to panic as my book says, as I realise a lot of it is die off symptoms - headaches, nausea, joint aches, blurred vision, rashes, dry mouth, and sore tongue.
I hope I am doing the right things by trying to sort this myself but I don't see an alternative as my doctors won't recognise it as an illness.
I think the worse thing has been the years of wondering what was causing it all and knowing there was no answer. I am glad people like you are there to help,
I hope you haven't been having any further trouble
with the stomach spasms. I wouldn't be surprised if they were the result of your candida die off, or a healing reaction.
The healing process with Candida can be pretty harsh for some people, depending on how severe their candida overgrowth is to begin with.
You probably don't really need to take the garlic AND the oregano at the same time. You may end up causing yourself too much discomfort by taking too many antifungal supplements at one time.
You didn't mention your diet. I hope that you are following an anti candida diet
, as it is so important in really winning the battle against a fungal overgrowth.
If you find that your candida die off symptoms or healing symptoms are too severe, cut back slightly on the protocol you are following so that your body can cleanse and fight at a gentler pace.
I know it is so frustrating and difficult when you don't have your doctor's support and you feel like you are on your own to try to figure out what to do to regain your health.
Don't be too discourage, and do try to think of your current discomfort as a positive sign that you are on the right track.
One other step you might want to take to help speed up the process without increasing the die-off symptoms is to give yourself a daily enema with warm water.
This can help flush out the dying candida from your intestines so that your body doesn't have to process or handle the toxins from it.
Do let us know how you get on and keep us posted with your progress. To your good health!