Hi, needless to say my gut history is a long and familiar story to many of you. In the past i have had severe systemic candida - did an anti candida programme for a year (including no dairy or gluten) It helped many of my yeast issues - but my gut continued to be a problem. Now i have gone back to the anti candida programme - my sugar intake was getting out of control and the cravings were immense - brain fog was getting worse as well from all the sugar. I had also been eating moderate amounts of gluten - with no ill effect. In fact my health has been improving in general. After starting this latest anti candida programme my gut has got progressively more and more screwed up. Symptoms i am having include: Severe stomach pain - sensisitve to touch. cramping Pain in the lower left gut area (always used to be down the side but now low down) Nausea. Severe wind Bloating On top of this i am having a bad crash - after a good upwards swing for the past few months. Yes i have probably overdone it to bring on the crash - but i was feeling so good! - even the constant stomach bugs had stopped for a good while. But since the candida programme its been awful. So i'm not sure if its 1. yeast die off (normally that makes me feel seedy - but not these sort of stomach issues 2. One of the supplements i have introduced in the past few weeks is causing it (caprylic acid 400 1x daily, L glutathione, or vega probiotic with prebiotic 1x daily) 3 another stomach bug - get about 8 a year 4. due to the crash )i dont think so) 5. parasites - i havent been tested for these, but many stomach problems cleared up last year on a short course of mebendazole. When thye symptoms cam eback i tired a longer course on prescription and had the most severe reaction (which can indicate a severe infestation) and so stopped the treatment as i couldnt function with the pain. Caprylic acid is also anti parasitical andthe candida diet would start to starve them as they love suagrs etc. Now im back to feeling like i dont want to eat - especially not allowed food - the thought of salad makes me feel awful. I also dont want to touch the supplements - which means its back to the drawing board once more of stopping most of them and then gradually reintroducing them one at a time. I have done this so many times now and it takes ages! every tim ei think i am getting soemwehere this happens and i must start all over again - im so sick of it! Thank yu if you have read this long post - any help or suggestions gratefully recieved - i am at my wits end. Please bear in mind that i am in the UK and do not have access to medications - tests or the money to pay for testing or the energy to sort it all out. I just need simple ideas that i can implement easily. All the best, Justy.