The 12th Invest in ME Research Conference June, 2017, Part 2
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Ascorbic Acid Worsening Candida

Discussion in 'Fungal Infection (Yeast, Candida)' started by acrosstheveil, Jan 27, 2014.

  1. Shellbell

    Shellbell Senior Member

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    Update on my vitamin C journey - Please forgive me, but I haven't had time to read all the posts since I last posted from last year. One of those rough days.

    Anyway, I have stopped the vitamin C protocol. Even though initially I was feeling so much better, over time, I started to decline and found I was starting to feel much worse. It was the sickest I had been in awhile. We weren't sure what was causing my issues. I became super sensitive to everything again. Initially, I was told it was die-off. I learned at this time I have lyme disease. I developed an ongoing infection of bronchitis while this was happening. My gallbladder and liver became a huge problem, as well. My gut feeling was that it was the high doses of vitamin C and too much detox. The group of practitioners I was seeing kept telling it was impossible. I kept telling myself to listen to my body and so glad I did! At that point, I stopped seeing my practitioners to see if my body would settle down. I didn't feel that I was being heard and couldn't afford to stay in the same place health wise. I felt like death.

    Fast forward to this year. I have since learned that I have more than one G6PD gene variant. High doses of vitamin C and G6PD don't go together. If I would have continued, I could have killed myself. My practitioners kept telling me back then that testing for G6PD wasn't necessary because of my ethnic background being mainly Northern European and was considered rare. Fortunately, my current team says, "not so." It isn't as rare as once thought. The reasoning for me feeling well for a short amount of time was because I was so deficient in vitamin C, etc. But the large amounts built up in system to the level it couldn't handle the load anymore.

    My message to everyone, please check your genes before embarking on high dose vitamin C protocols. A knowledgable doctor should know to run tests before doing so. I wish I could have continued because those weeks I felt good were fantastic. I literally felt like I could see the light at the end of the tunnel. Energy, body pain, and stomach issues greatly declined, only to return with a vengeance. I hope this helps. My best to everyone!
     
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  2. Goldilox

    Goldilox

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    I am interested in what you say about vitamin C killing candida. So I read Dr Cathcart's article - see http://www.mall-net.com/cathcart/titrate.html. He is saying that it doesn't appear to kill candida, that at best possibly when the cells are saturated with candida, antifungals can get into the cells to kill the candida. Do you know if Dr Cathcart changed his views? If so, are there any articles where he says high dose vitamin C can kill candida? Thanks
     
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  3. Asclepius

    Asclepius

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    ANOTHER POSSIBILITY: There is a co-infection with Clostridium species of bacteria. Vitamin C (especially in high-doses) are known to make things worse with clostridium. This a common co-infection with candida. Clostridium must be dealt with first. All the best!
     

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