I am battling yeast too. In my earlier years, I was on antibiotics for almost 2 years due to bladder and kidney issues. I knew nothing about probiotics then. Now I suffer a compromised immune system and a host of other health issues as a result of antibiotic abuse. I have tried many yeast cleanses and they all have their merit. Here is an explanation of die off symptoms:
Candida Die-Off symptoms will vary from person to person, as each will have different degrees of infestation. If you are having severe Die-Off symptoms, slow down your treatment and reduce your dosage of probiotics and antifungals. The liver is your main pathway for eliminating toxins, and the Die-Off symptoms mean that it is being overwhelmed.
Here is a list of some of the symptoms you might experience during a die-off (otherwise known as a Herxheimer reaction).
Headache, fatigue, dizziness
Bloating, gas, constipation or diarrhea
Increased joint or muscle pain
Elevated heart rate
Chills, cold feeling in your extremities
Body itchiness, hives or rashes
Recurring vaginal, prostate and sinus infections
I know this does not paint a pretty picture, but candida is also a serious health issue.
If the die-off symptoms get too much, scale back on your yeast cleanse.
As candida dies off, it can release up to 79 different toxins into your blood.
This is why you need to be in control of the dosage. Every one is different when it comes to candida overgrowth.
Start out in low doses. If after a few days and you feel OK, then increase your dosage a little for a few days. If you feel some die off symptoms, then scale back for a day or two then slowly increase again.
You will be in control while you do the Candida cleanse. The more toxins released into your blood, the more you tax your liver.
Slow and steady will win the battle of candida!
I would also recommend taking milk thistle (extra would not hurt) and Unikey has a liver supplement to take also. Even tho we are eating right on FFP and it's good for the liver, any extra help for your liver is a plus!
O, one other thing about candida - it can also help waken the cancer cells in us. Cancer also feeds and thrives on the same thing candida does.
Well Said Wendy. Thank you.