Over the years I have become very acquainted to the question, “How are you feeling?” I have been sick more than healthy. We ended up leaving West Africa because of my allergies and migraines, I had two years of constant strep throat, had my tonsils out and I have been struggling with debilitating headaches and fatigue for the entire year. Most days I find it difficult to get basic tasks done. Grocery shopping, church, or social events always end with a nasty headache.
I have spent a lot of time at the doctors office, had my blood drawn many times. But the doctor can’t figure out whats wrong with me. Why do I have constant headaches? Why am I gaining tons of weight when I am eating well? Why can’t I sleep? Why are my allergies out of control? So far the doctor could not answer any of these questions. My blood work has been coming back completely normal. Which is WONDERFUL and yet kind of discouraging too. I need some form of relief!
I started doing some of my own research to figure out what could cause these symptoms. And one day the light bulb came on. I was on antibiotics so constantly that my entire system is so out of whack it can hardly function. When you take antibiotics it kills off the good bacteria in your gut and allows the bad to take over. Pretty much ever symptom I have can be answered by a candida (yeast) overgrowth. Weight gain, headaches, fatigue, allergies, anxiety, sleep issues, sugar cravings and so much more. As I did some research I found out that nowadays most people have a candida overgrowth and don’t realize it. Well I for sure had a major overgrowth caused by my chronic antibiotic use.
And guess what?! I have found something that has truly changed my life! I am so excited to tell you all about it! Stay tuned for part 2!