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yeast syndrome
Posted by: Julia
Date: April 13, 2005 4:16 PM

My problems started a couple of years ago, with irritation on my pubic bone and eventually led to a yeast infection and a bacterial vaginosis infection. The problem was is that it never went away and then the bladder started to burn all the time, I went into so many doctors and threre only idea was interstitial cystitis, possibly. I went to a naturapathic doctor and she tested me for food allergies, which I had several Ig antibodies, but no true food allergies. After I stopped eating all those foods and started with some of the supplements she gave me for kidneys and helping my body absorb nutrients better. She said that my kidneys were not functioning correctly and I was not able to absorb vitamins, minerals, and nutrients. I started to feel a lot better. She then did a microbiology on me and found yeast 3+ and a host of other bad bacteria (citrobacter), and no growth of lact. e.coli. and 2+ of bifo. After a stressful time in my life, I started to get some weird feelings, dizziness, sweaty palms, cold feet and hands which prior to this I had 4 fillings put into my teeth (not silver, clear) hair starting to fall out more. That has gone on since December, now in February I started to add new symptoms, bladder pain has come back bad, I 'm losing a lot of weight, constantly dizzy, confusion, eye disturbances, tired, but just can't sleep, shaky, and get little jumps in me at night. I can't believe this is all anxiety as my MD doctor told me. I went to the eye doctor and he said that I might have a blind spot on my peripheral vision, maybe optical nerve. I guess the next step would be to go to an MS specialist. I read your paper on Yeast Syndrome and felt that I related to the entire paper - systematic yeast, bad bacteria vs. good bacteria, and maybe mercury. Please help me put this entire piece of puzzle together. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated, I am a young woman who feels that she is trapped inside a 80 years body.

RE: yeast syndrome
Posted by: Ron Kennedy, M.D.
Date: April 13, 2005 4:36 PM

To cut to the chase, it would appear very likely that your immune system has failed. It is reponsibile for regulating bacterial flora throughout the body after all, and that is what you can't seem to do. "Yeast syndrome" is another way of saying "failed immune system." That much is almost certain. What may be causing your immune sytem to fail is another matter. Stress is usually a factor, but almost never the only factor. Major players are organic and metal toxins. Exposure to toxic levels of pesticides, herbicides, etc. is not at all uncommon and where metals are concerned, I see people very often who have no known exposure who are loaded with metals. The bottom line is that you need to be in the hands of a doc who deals with these problem. Antoine Beauchamp was right - the "terrain" (health of the immune system) is the important factor, and Louis Pasteur was wrong - the bugs one is exposed to is not the primary factor in infectious disease.

RE: yeast syndrome
Posted by: Julia
Date: April 13, 2005 7:06 PM

I just don't know what my next step would be! I am getting weird feelings of numbness and tingling in the extremeties and still very dizzy. The docs called it vertigo. I know I must have a leaky gut, so what should my first step be? Do you think that it is to the point of MS yet?

RE: yeast syndrome
Posted by: Ron Kennedy, M.D.
Date: April 13, 2005 7:13 PM

Yeast syndrome does not lead to MS, as far as anyone knows. I cannot tell you what your next step of treatment should be as I do not know you well enough and even if I did, medical-legal constraints would still prevent it. You need to be in the hands of a doc compentent to deal with your particular problem, and apparently you are not. If you want to come to Santa Rosa and be my patient, we can arrange that. For the particular difficulty you are dealing with there are very few docs around who can handle it. You need to be evaluated for toxic exposures and when that issue is cleared you need to have your immune system treated to regenerated its ability to regulate the microbial environment. Read this:

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