Candida Die Off and its Symptoms

It can get worse before it gets better...

I highly recommend reading this information on candida die off before you undertake a candida cleanse.

I've said it before, but it is worth repeating, candida albicans and the other candida strains are tenacious little organisms. They will fight you until the bitter end.

Candida die off symptoms (also referred to as a Herxheimer reaction) can be a double-edged sword. It means the yeast are dying, but you can also feel worse than you ever had.

Here are some common die off symptoms:

  • increased fatigue
  • weakness
  • anxiety
  • mood swings
  • headaches/migraines
  • brain fog
  • gas and bloating
  • constipation and/or diarrhea
  • fever
  • weird rashes
  • flu-like symptoms
  • feeling awful all over

If they look very familiar, it is because they are also common candida symptoms that you might have used to diagnose yourself in the first place.

Why is that? Why, if the yeast are dying, do you feel worse then before? Because as the yeast die, they release large amounts of toxins - generally more than they had while they were living inside of you.

This is incredibly important because those who are not aware of die off symptoms usually think that their systemic candida is getting worse. They stop treatment and never get to the point of feeling well.

So the die off symptoms are a good sign of progress, but use your common sense if they get too severe. Anything that you can do to speed up toxin elimination will help with the symptoms.

Need examples? Well, drinking lots of purified water will help dilute out and flush the toxins from your system. A good fiber supplement (like psylium seed husks) also does a great job absorbing the toxins in your colon. Using a rebounder for a few minutes several times a day will also speed up toxin elimination.

You can also simply cut back on any candida supplements. Stop the dosage until you start to feel better and then gradually work your way back up to the recommended dose.

- - Candida Die Off