Day 1, after a relapse 1 week in. I have NEVER been as sick as I was this day. And look at my hideous monster face! I had a slight rash before that that popped up a few months ago but it had never looked like this before. Turns out, my rash wasn’t from eczema or rosacea like the dr said (it’s easy to blame autoimmune stuff when you already have it) it was from Candida overgrowth. Coffee and alcohol killed all of my good bacteria and my bad bacteria grew in my system. I only discovered this when my mother was diagnosed with the same thing, except hers was affecting her differently and she had no rash outside, but lots of different internal signs. As I started to research hers and how I can help her while I was sick, I discovered there were lots of symptoms I had that could be this as well. Genetics put me at an increased risk naturally and I actually got the short end of the stick with that on both sides of the family. So, I immediately started treating it, changing my diet completely unprepared that exact day.
This is me, 2 days later. It was working!
This was taken I think about 3 weeks in. I’m totally clear of that rash now. I had it for months before, much less noticeable than the first picture but still it was there and the doctors were treating it all wrong. I’m always my best health advocate, I’ve come to learn the doctors don’t tend to know much of what to do me but I always figure it out and help educate them eventually. That’s scary to me! I knew it wasn’t what they said as I had just started noticing certain food/drink triggers where it got a little worse. It all clicked for me the day of my first photo. But anyway, this was me last night, feeling like hell from a regimine my new GI doctor I found placed me on to heal me totally from the inside out. I’ve struggled a lot in my health during my life and I am psyched I found him! And psyched I’m totally clear!