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Originally Posted by MamaOui
I believe you JaneS....
I've typed his story a few times on these boards, but it was a couple of years back. Let me know if you want me to search my old posts for any info.
Originally Posted by Breathe
I believe you too, Jane, and I applaud you for being so vigilant and so SMART in figuring all of that out! I did a detox diet that included both psyllium and bentonite (and lots of other stuff I prob can't remember) under the supervision of my naturopath before I got pg, and while at the time I didn't think it helped much, I can now look back and see the changes . . . before I had chronic rhinitis and sinus headaches (from dairy, I am now certain), fungal rashes on my skin, and one tenacious eczema patch that would not heal. I had always heard that detoxing wasn't safe while nursing, but my homeopath recently said that's not necessarily true. I'd say if your ND says it's okay, go ahead and try it.
And sadly, I also read in The Yeast Connection that once you get clear of the yeast in your system (by starving it), you can actually *never* go back to eating those starchy, sugary foods. I find that very discouraging.
I think I mentioned to you once before that our whole family had stool analyses done (for ds1's eczema and mine and dh's tinea on our skin) and all came back negative for yeast.
Originally Posted by Breathe
P.S. I once thought I had IC, too . . . I also blame a lot of my body's imbalances prior to conceiving on 10 yrs of the pill. Oh, if only I had known!
Originally Posted by sarahariz
Jane, next time someone says they don't believe you, direct them here:
Last weekend I spent many hours checking out the candida info on the net. Somewhere I read that bentonite is not that good for you, which surprised me, cause I always thought it was pretty benign. Of course, I don't remember where I read it. But anyway, here are the best sites, IMHO:
You might want to "join" the group just to look at the files. You can always select the No email option. I thought the info here was quite good.
http://www.mall-net.com/mcs/afung.html This one has a lot of suggestions on how to "kill" the yeast
http://web.archive.org/web/200206031...andida.htm#LGS Comprehensive FAQ re candida
Originally Posted by JaneS
Maybe I wasn't clear, but I don't have IC anymore. So whatever I'm doing is working. It cleared up when the yeast cleared up, so that is why I think it was all interrelated. And I will add I never knew I had yeast until I got thrush while bf'ing (and even that came and went too). I had one, maybe two, vaginal y.i. in my entire life.
The pain of IC was absolutely excruciating, I never want to go back there again. How are you doing?
Originally Posted by abimommy
it cleared up? Like totally?
HHmm..well IC is an autoimmune disease, like many autoimmune diseases pregnancy can send it into remission. Also the hormones produced by BF can extend that. Some never have an onset after pregnancy but well..it is such a weird disease and everyone is different.
it is interesting you went into remission after treatment for yeast. That is really incredible.
I am currently on a drug combo of atarax, wellbutrin and elmiron as well as crazy elimination diet. It is helping but I am still having pain issues. It kind of got out of hand before it was discovered what I had and well...I had gotten far into ulcer stage.
That is strange...maybe I will talk to my Dr who I see next week about yeast. I will try anything. :LOL and he is actually researching the disease so perhaps he will know more.
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