Although I have been following this forum for over 4 months now, enjoying the recipes and tips you share and sticking to the diet (almost to a T... I do go on nightshade/almond/sheep cheese binges sometimes... ) but this is the first time I've posted.
Has anyone experienced the following - a burning sensation around the anus and along the outer labia after using Pau d'Arco tea? If I remember correctly, it started about a couple days after I started my Pd'A cure. I used it for about 3 or 4 weeks (following the instructions ont the packet - 1 heaping tablespoon for 3/4 Litre water - half one day and the other half the next) and the itching was just getting worse and worse... I thought it was thrush, I used some meds (cream and ovules), which calmed the burning/itching, but it would come back afterwards. My doctor thought it was a skin irritation and prescribed a calming cream (Bepanthene here in France), which didn't help. I saw my gynecologist again yesterday, who checked a swab under the microscope and found just one thread of candida, so she gave me meds again all the same, saying it was maybe a tiny infection but to the eye there was nothing and even analysis would probably not show anything.
Anyway, what I'm getting to is that I stopped the Pd'A about a week and a half ago and the burning SEEMS to be going away. Definitely around the vagina, it's just been stubborn about the anal area, though it only gets worse if I wipe too much. Otherwise it seems to be calming... has anyone else had this problem or is it just a big coincidence and the burning/itching sensation is caused by something else (eating too much of a certain food, die-off? Though this kind of die-off lasting 4 weeks is weird and just horrible!). I plan on doing another 4 week cure of Pd'A tea next month, so I guess I'll find out then, but I'd love to know if someone else can relate!
Thank you so much and sorry about the long post