A Candida Yeast Infection Caused My Tonsil Stones And Bad Breath!
by Ms Williams
I am a 33-year-old, Caucasian, non-smoker, female.
When I was 2, I had glandular fever, and have had Bronchiolitis, Tonsillitis, Sinusitis and recurrent respiratory infections ever since -- including coughing up the evil poison or toxic sacs, as I had called them - tonsil stones - as I just now found out what the hell they really are. (But they are still evil and toxic all the same to me!)
Soooo, I've been to naturopaths, herbalists, a range of General Practitioners, some, several times over several years, plus just last month an ENT that I traveled 2 hours to get to, spent $225.00 in his office for 12 minutes only to be told
THERE’S NOTHING WRONG WITH YOU.
Other medical opinions of my condition have been....
"She’s only young, she'll grow out of it"
"Are you sure you are really having those symptoms? (que raised eyebrows and skeptical voice)
"You’ve been under a lot of stress, take it easy!"
"There’s no real reason why that would happen, here’s a prescription for antibiotics-again."
I just wanted to say to other people who will understand me how happy I am to put a name to this condition, and now at last, I understand the problem a bit more.
When I was a kid, my mum would talk to me about making sure I brushed my teeth properly because my breath was awful. I would brush twice at night, then in the morning and she never believed me unless she saw me at the sink.
I became a fan of mint gum, and chew it all the time.
If I cough a stone up while in company, I panic, especially if my boyfriend is around. It is truly a gross thing and the smell is beyond belief!!!!!!!
After many years of ill health, recurring problems such as tonsil stones, bad breath, excess green phlegm daily, cystitis (UTI) vaginal thrush, depression and sugar cravings, I was out of my mind. So I looked around until I finally found an answer. My hope is that it might work for others, too. So I want to share it in case someone finds it helpful.
I have discovered I have a Candida yeast infection. How? SUPER EASY and FREE...do a saliva test at home asap.
Here is a link to just one of many sites that show how:
It’s gross. Basically, you spit your saliva into a glass of water in the morning before you eat, drink, or brush your teeth. You’ll see the results instantly.
FYI --- Your SALIVA should FLOAT!
However, mine looked like a box jellyfish - long tentacles and all. The weight of the yeast pulls it down, making it stringy and heavy.
Candida overgrowth can be caused by high-carb, high-sugar diet, oral contraceptives, using antibiotics regularly or drinking alcohol excessively. Mine was a combo of antibiotics, the Pill and a high-carb, high-sugar diet.
Now it all makes sense.
Please look it up as there is a heap of info on it out there, and treatments are varied in forms of products, pills and potions.
I chose a mail order probiotic myself, and I know it’s working already even though I have only been on it a week. I feel better, there’s less phlegm in my throat, my tummy’s less bloated, I’m more energetic and have a few "die off" (when the dead yeast fungus starts to leave your body) symptoms that I am managing - like some yucky trips to the toilet, but my breath is getting nicer by the day.
This week I have had only one small tonsil stone. Normally, I get one to several every day or so.
This is working for me, and I hope it works for you, too.
Best of luck to you, wishing you good health and sweet breath!
Gary's Response: Ms. Williams - Thanks so much for sharing your story. I was unaware of this potential cause of tonsil stones and bad breath. I'm glad you were finally able to find some answers and a solution to your problem.
If anyone else has had an experience similar to that of Ms. Williams, please share your story here. Thanks!