I'm joining too.
I've been taking enzymes (Enzymedica Digest Gold) with meals for several months now. And I've been on the fence about whether or not to do some kind of treatment specifically for candida. I don't have what I would consider to be "obvious symptoms" like a vaginal yeast infection or thrush. But I do have multiple food allergies/intolerances (avoiding corn, gluten/wheat, most grains except rice, coconut, the onion family, and limiting dairy and sugar) and chemical sensitivities. I feel like with the enzymes some things are getting better as far as the food allergies/intolerances. After avoiding dairy for maybe 6 months, and then several months of the enzymes with meals, I was able to add some limited dairy back into my diet (raw milk cream and a little butter) without having the same reactions as before.
But, my chemical sensitivities are getting WORSE, it seems. It's at the point where I just don't want to go out in public any more, because I am so reactive and always end up getting sick. Even at home, if DH or kids brush their teeth, then breathe on me, I feel sick from the smell of the toothpaste. Or fumes from products they use, or something they've eaten away from home. So it feels like I'm not even safe in my own house lately. I've just been feeling at the end of my rope about it all.
Anyway, I've been reading more about candida overgrowth and wondering if that's what I have. I did the "spit test" and it mostly sank to the bottom of the glass in a big cloudy mass. I also have very very dry skin, and dry scalp, in spite of eating a lot of fat.
So, yesterday I bought some Candidase and started with one capsule in the afternoon, and one capsule in the evening, two hours after finished eating. It was wierd, the only thing I noticed in the afternoon was that an hour or so after taking the Candidase I had the most intense craving for... butter!
It felt like a good kind of craving so I gave in, and ate some butter as if it was cheese, on some pecan halves (soaked and roasted a la NT). Only other reactions were a slight headache and some flitting thoughts of various candies which I can't eat anyway because of my allergies, so I counted those as "bad cravings."
Two hours after dinner I took another Candidase capsule and AGAIN had the butter craving. Very odd. But I didn't want to eat anything else for the day so I didn't. I also noticed some itchy skin on my abdomen and upper legs. At bedtime I drank some kombucha, which usually doesn't give me any kind of reactions any more, but this time about a half hour later my stomach was really rumbling.
I slept much better last night than I have in several weeks. I didn't wake up with anxiety in the middle of the night like I've been doing lately. I felt more positive this morning, instead of depressed. For today I'm planning to continue the Digest Gold with every meal, and take one capsule of Candidase approx. 2 hours after every meal.
I have a bunch of questions for those in the know, but I will put them in another post later, since this one has gotten so long.