one week post transplant--ACNE! is this normal?
One week post my series of five HPIs and now I have acne everywhere in places I havent before. Anyone experience this or have read about it post HPI? My donor does have occassional mild acne but not this.
When do you plan to start the faecal transplants Bushi?
After four days on the anti-parasite cleanse I broke out with about 6 cysts, I wondering if I killed off some of the good guys I got from the transplant. It was so nice to have clear skin. I will probably try another series if this continues.
I will keep holding out hope. I am doing a parasite cleanse and will be starting metal chelation soon.
I was just thinking of posting an update. Its been a month since my implant.
The initial acne outbreak cleared up after a week. I started to get really bad low blood sugar episodes after that. These lasted for two weeks and caused my insomnia to get worse as I was waking up from the low blood sugar all night long.
The results I have seen from the transplant are less cystic acne and firmer stools. I used to get about a cyst or two a week when my blood sugar went low and they would take a few weeks and sometimes months to clear up. I have only got two cysts since the transplant and they did not last long.
Firmer stools are positive for sure but I have not noticed a change in my energy or sleep which is what I was really hoping for.
Could it take longer to see results in energy and sleep?
I am not sure where to go from here. A little discouraged.
Haven't heard from you for a while. I hope you're ok. How are you getting on? Has the HPI had any beneficial effects? I am now on day 2 of mine!
I hope you start to see some positive effects soon. Keep us updated.
I am doubting it was a reaction to my husbands food because I can cheat on my diet and not get acne like I got.. I had acne on my chest back, neck and scalp along with oily skin everywhere even on my feet. I think my insulin resistance went down and this was a high insulin reaction which I have experienced before when I tried injectable insulin for my blood sugar. Anyway the acne cleared super quick so I dont know what to think now.
Not noticing any positive health improvements only stools have been firmer than usual but not what I would call normal. I am still holding out hope..
Bushi, I too become very skinny on Candida and Paleo diets but don't really have much choice but to stick to them. Like you I still manage to ferment anything that is not meat!
As Tracy said: "reduce your intake of sugar, yeast, bread and white flour "
I try to have a sugar free and yeast free diet. The only sugars I eat which I shouldn't are from brown rice and sweet potato. Otherwise it's just meats, root vegetables, certain nuts, lots' of oils (olive and coconut). No cheese, no chocolates, no beer.. etc...
Well that's the theory anyway. I do drink occasionally (and pay for it) and eat junk food....but even when I stick to the candida diet my symptoms still aren't right so you can imagine what it's like when I'm not being strict!!
YOu could also google 'Paleo diet' which is like the caveman diet and is even stricter than the candida diet. I find it too difficult to do. I also lose too much weight on these diets.
I hope that along with the acne I acquire some gains. My diet is void of sugar, white flour, and yeast on a regular basis, although my husbands during implant was not. My normal acne does get worse when I eat those things.
True I think your husband probably has a gut-related predisposition to acne that you have picked up. Yours will be worse as your gut is more vulnerable to whatever the bug is that's causing it. I suspect if you both reduce your intake of sugar, yeast, bread and white flour your acne will clear up. I'm beginning to suspect there is no perfect donor poo out there so if the worst you pick up is acne, you're probably still streets ahead!
Tracy how do you know when you have candida growth that precedes/coincides with the acne?
I think possibly my insulin resistance has been reduced while my high insulin has not yet readjusted. I am having symptoms of hypoglycemia more often now even though my diet has not changed. Hopefully this is the case.
I have read about lowered insulin resistance post transplant though not sure if its permanent.
I totally believe that the gut bacteria is involved in blood sugar metabolism. Every round of antibiotics has worsened my tendency towards hypoglycemia.
Many do think acne and gut flora are related. See this for example:
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3038963/figure/F1/… think this will be a transient thing. I think it's because of the increased inflammation in the time following a HPI.
I got a huge acne flare following my last relapse/set back (some months ago).
Would wheatgrass cause acne? what is your candida diet and how long did it take to clear acne?
From all my reading about FTT I haven't heard of anybody getting acne as a result. Perhaps it is something you have adopted from your donor.
I used to get acne on my back and forehead. Since I started the candida diet it has all cleared up for the first time ever!!