Hi all. I posted another thread in this forum a couple weeks ago, but it's getting pretty cluttered, so I figured I'd start a fresh thread for this. If this is against any Forum Rules , I'm very sorry.
Anyway, I took the suggestion of LPN12345, and tried apple cider vinegar (1 tsp before each meal). The same night I started this regimen, I also had the idea to go to Wal-mart and get a tongue cleaner, to help with the bad breath issue - I figured it was better than nothing, at least I'd stop spending so much on gum :). Within 24 hours of using both of these things, my symptoms have all but vanished!
I've been a little lax on the ACV, as I've been out of the house around the holidays and unable to access my vinegar, but the symptoms have not returned, so I think it may be the tongue cleaner removing bacteria/toxins/etc that were accumulating in excess on my tongue, and causing the odor/sticky sweat/other symptoms.
I'm going to do some more experimentation on this. For starters, once I'm back in town and can hole myself up in my room if something goes wrong, I'm going to go a week without the tongue cleaner and see if the symptoms return. Then I'll re-add the ACV, and see if that takes care of it. If not, it's definitely the tongue cleaner.
If any other FBO sufferers out there read this, and you notice that you have a buildup of white "gunk" on your tongue, please give this a shot. It's a hell of a lot cheaper than Colon Cleanse routines or oil of oregano, and is pretty much guaranteed to freshen your breath at the very least. Tongue cleaners are like 3 bucks for 2 at your local pharmacy, and should be replaced every 3 months, according to the package.
I'm not entirely sure my symptoms won't come back, and this isn't just an extended "good spell", but I'll keep you all updated. Thanks for all your advice and support :) And once again, PLEASE try this! Try the apple cider vinegar too! I had ZERO luck with anything else, this is the only thing that's had any effect, and I'm glad - overjoyed, even - to see the effect it's having. I can't wait to get my life back!
Thanks again :)
PS: If anyone has any questions, I've enabled the "allow visitors to email you" bit, so feel free to drop me a line.
EDIT: Let me add that I am NOT on any special diet during this - no candida diet for me! Also I apologize for the novel, haha. I tend to be long-winded on forums. :P
EDIT 2: Almost two weeks now, and my symptoms are still nearly completely absent. I've stopped the ACV, so I'm fairly sure it's the tongue scraper. I'm going to stop using it for about a week to see if my symptoms return. If so, I'll go back to using it, while looking for a cause of the tongue "gunk". Even a seemingly idiopathic condition like mine deserves a scientific approach. :)
Also, if you're reading this, I'd REALLY appreciate it if you'd try this! I'd really like to know if this is just me that it works for, or if this could help anyone else. It'll take under a week (at least it did in my case), cost you two bucks and a few minutes a day, and freshen your breath if nothing else. :)