Anti Candida diet and osteo-arthritis

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I have been on an anto candida diet for three weeks now (no dairy, sugar of any kind etc) and have started with knee pain (a lump at the back of my knee appeared one day, which I was told was fluid leaking from my knee cap). I also have pain (which I am thinking is pain from inflamation) in other joints such as my thumb, wrist and even one of my toes.

Does anybody know if this has to do with the die off of the candida ?


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    It might be but I am not sure about this die off thing. It seems to be a good excuse to me. Would give it another month and see how you feel then.

    Did you know there are different candida diets and some people become totally and unncessarily obsessed with them. There is no need to go to this point to get results.

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    Hi, I also have a lump at the back of my knee plus joint inflamation. It is called a Bakers Cyst and you can look it up on the internet. I've had this for a few months now and it causes me pain, numbness and some tightness in my calf and thigh. Regarding the candida diet I'm sorry but do not know anything regarding this. Take care, Paula 
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    my lumo went within days, so I was lucky there, but I still have the stiffness anyway. I looked on the internet and natural anti inflammatories such as ginger, the stuff which is good for it in tumeric is also good. There are a lot of bad things happening when there is too much inflamation in the body and the lump behind my knee was one of them.

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    I was diagnosed with OA at the begining of this year, with all the usual pains in my lower spine and hips. About 3 months ago my joints.....fingers, wrists, knees,elbows, ankles and toes became very painful, with a burning sensation. My fingers stiffen up and are extremely painful (day and night) and my ankles swollen, and after blood tests showed Vasculitis.....inflammation of veins and arteries (Google for more info) I now have an appointment with a Rhumatologist at the end of this month and the most likely medication is going to be steroids, which I dread taking on top of my pain meds and nerve pain meds. Best for you to see your doctor about all the joint pain and get blood tests done. Vasculitis needs to be caught early to prevent organ damage. I can't comment of the diet.

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    I have been on a healthy food diet for many years . There are many types and everyone is different. Sugary foods will cause yeast in the system. Eating yogurt will help with keepy the flora and fona balanced in the stomach.. 

    Sometimes antibiotics will kill all the good flora in the stomach and yeast will take over.. Any yeast meds are important to take with antibiotics.

    diabetics are a perfect example of sugars in foods causing yeast rashes on skin . Low to no sugars in foods controls skin rashes. These candida.

    fluid in joints is synovial fluid. Not similar to candida yeast.. Sometimes the fluid synovial fluid can be removed. My knee had synovial fluid removed with a needle painless harmless. The swelling went down. Swelling and nodguals are not the same.

    nodguals & inflammation are due to injury or arthritis. There are anti inflammatory diets to follow.

    i have tried them all.. With supplements . I really don't see much of a difference. Eating healthily anyway is always a good thing.

    i would suggest u see a rheumy to help diagnose and give u a good plan to help u.

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    Hi, just a thought about the lump in the back of your knee, I have a Bakers Cyst in the back of one of my knees, I've had it for years, unfortunately there's not a lot they can do although it does get very painful, the underlying cause could be osteo arthritis within the knee. My cyst showed up on an x-ray in my 20's and then again during a scan for a blood clot 5 years ago, it had compressed the vein in my knee which resulted in a DVT. I have never dieted so can't really comment on whether it's related to your type of diet, it could just be coincidence but worth checking out.
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