Originally posted by Fed Up
Hi MojoMaker, I have all those symptoms.
Thanks for all the replys everyone.
Fed Up, I'm worried that what you have is more than 'simple' thrush. It's very persistence and the symptoms you describe lead me to believe you could have a serious yeast overgrowth throughout the body. This is common enough so don't start reaching for the sleeping pills just yet. Very few doctors in Ireland can treat Candida Albicans well at all. Your GP may not be of a lot of use unfortunately. There are however many hundreds of websites out there relating specifically to this form of bacterial yeast overgrowth and there are many very simple dietary changes you can make to alleviate the symptoms. Depending on the severity of your condition it may be necessary to go on a juice-and-vegetable-only diet for a period of between 4 and 26 weeks. Dietary detox is the only proven method for helping this problem. You need to recreate the balance between the good and bad bacteria in your system. Over time with a very strict diet you will starve the candida strain of its food source - which is [unsurprisingly] sugar. All carbs breakdown into sugars and this is why you have to curtail if not eradicate this element of your diet.
However, this should be taken in conjunction with medical advice, as one of the major downsides of the vegetable-only diet is a rapid reduction in body weight, which needs to managed very carefully. Eventually the Candida spores can and will be totally eradicated and your natural yeast balance restored. You will feel like a new woman, I promise.
A GP that specialises in the treatment of bacterial yeast overgrowths is a chap called Brendan Fitzpatrick and his surgery is on Morehampton Road, very close to Madigan's pub in Donnybrook, Dublin 4. I don't have the number but you'll find it in the book. An appointment with him might be beneficial to you.
Best of luck.
P.S - when I said earlier that Acidophilus was no use I meant it is no use unless it is kept refridgerated. If left at room temperature it dies very quickly and hence is no use.