Hi, I wanted to share with you guys something that has DRASTICALLY improved my anxiety. First off I am 26yrs old, married, and have a baby. For the past 6months I have endured AWFUL health anxiety. It sparked after a death in the family. When it first hit- I went to the doctor she did blood work told me I was healthy and I had generalized anxiety that was probably just sparked after a death in the family. Ok-makes sense. I was put on Xanax and Zoloft and after a couple months removed myself from them-it just wasn't worth it. I will also mention that I am a Christian I went to get counseling from my pastor and had lots of support but it didn't stop the fearing of everything.
Over the time of stressing out over my health I developed IBS, TMJ, adrenal fatigue. I am a fit 26 year old and couldn't exercise, I lost all enjoyment going out with my husband, cooking, really everything. I just wanted to be on the computer and research my "illnesses." I then got acid reflux and took gluten out of my diet HOPING that might be the cause of my anxiety. That didn't work. Well, before I knew it depression started setting in. My husband took me out to lunch and wanted me to get on some meds again and he said he would pay for anything to get me better. I was miserable. I have thought I had a million different illnesses! It started out I thought I had lymphoma to leukemia MS, ALS, Parkinsons, hypothyroidism, addison's disease, melanoma, brain tumor, brain cancer, ovarian cancer, cervical cancer, and brain tumor agian (that is the hardest one for me not to worry about.) So for the reflux I did a treatment of Prilosec and 2 weeks after EVEN after avoiding the trigger foods I was still getting acid reflux SO- I got back on the computer and saw Candida Overgrowth. I had a lot of the symptoms but I ignored it because I didn't really have ALL of them and couple of the main symptoms were Thrush and Vaginal yeast infections. Well, I was having re-occurring sinus infections and low and behold I started getting yeast infections. So, I went back to that and decide to see how I could figure out if that was it. All it takes is a spit test at home in a cup of water and my cup showed I had an overgrowth. I decided to treat it- I did read a lot of stuff online that stated how the test can not be accurate but I chose to ignore and proceed. The treatment is a crazy insane diet of low carbs and NO sugar...and by low carbs--seriously low carbs. Your diet is mainly protein and vegetables. I have always had bad craving for carbs and sugar my whole life and it was getting more intense lately. The first few days on the diet I felt AMAZING. I was energetic, not worrying, happy, just felt like my old self-then I got really bad. I had the worst anxiety ever and was just feeling ill (I was going pretty hardcore with trying to kill the candida yeast and it was a just a die-off symptom which is normal) So, I backed off taking my coconut oil (my all natural anti-fungal) and drank lots of liver detox tea (I do not drink alcohol- it was just help get the dead yeast out) and am back to feeling 100%. I really know that candida was the cause of all my problems and probably have had it my whole life. I have had 2 miscarriages in the last year and the gyno didn't know why because my blood work was perfect and everything seems suitable for a pregnancy to prosper but I was never tested for candida overgrowth. It is not something that doctors acknowledge or test for because they think you have to have cancer or a surpressed immune system to get it (not true). If you go online there are tons of people that suffer from it. It is hard to overcome because the diet is strict but in a few weeks I feel really good and just wanted to share it with you all, my husband is doing the diet with me. He is a firefighter and not very symptomatic but, he did the spit test and it showed a yeast overgrowth to. He is seeing improvements with his energy as well. I will mention as a side note that my brother did the spit test (he is 16) and his was fine. So, I do believe the test is accurate. If anyone wants any info on how to get started or to do the test please PM me. I really think that a lot more people have it than they think. I seriously feel really good and my main symptom was anxiety. I hope this helps and sorry for the long post.