Mine was not triggered by anti biotics. Excessive coffee maybe but no meds at all.
Thank you for posting, I agree it's time to solve this.
1. For me, patm started w/o being on any sorts of meds. I had lived on Greenland for a year, came back to "civilization" and I wanted to enjoy myself as much as possible. For me that meant to go have a beer/drinks a few times per week, go to concerts/pubs midweek and and lots of takeaway and fastfood in general. In addition to that, I worked a few night shifts
here and there so I didn't have any regularity and I could feel my body not liking living like this, but I ignored the signs.
Before I got Patm, I had signs of candida for several years, tongue coating, athlete's foot off and on. In Greenland, we discovered we had black mold in our apartments, but the patm signs appeared 6 months after leaving GL.
2. Some people in my surroundings get all of those symptoms, but the most common are reoccuring coughs, 2-3 fast sneezes in a row followed by a runny nose and finally sniffles. I've had patm for about 5 years, and I have started to notice myself having these symptoms more and more the last year. Itchy scalp is another symptom I notice on myself too, that and a hoarse voice.
Oftentimes I get no symptoms from others, but when I start talking I can "generate" a cough from someone nearby. Sometime when I belch I get the same reaction. This leads me to believe that there is something in our stomachs/intestines that finds itself out via the blood -> lungs and stomach -> esophagus.
When I've eaten carbyhydrate rich food, it sometimes feels like I have a film on my skin irritating me.
So every type of fungal produce toxins that the body have to take care of. My idea is that we have overloaded our bodies, by meds or simply by not taking proper care of our bodies, and that we have candida + some other fungal that have gotten hold in our bodies. By not adhering to a long-term anti-fungal protocol and diet, we keep feeding these fungals, and the body keeps being overloaded with toxins.
When I've started on a antifungal protocol, the first few days I get noticably decreased reactions on the second day, but soon after that I've often gotten increased patm reactions. However, I now believe it's a part of the die-off reactions as candida is known to release toxins when it dies. I'm soon starting another period of strict diet, but it's so hard to stay with it as food is such an integral part of society, and well, life in general.
The food that generates most patm reactions are coffee and fried food like chips and fries.
Yes, have IBS, and have had a nervous stomach during a large part of my life. Why I think our problem is because of candida, is because so many of us report having candida or symptoms 100% similar to candida. However, most people with candida don't have patm, so either the candida have spread to some parts in our body that produces "patm gases", we have a special strain of candida, or we have candida + something else. In either way candida is the common denominator and for me that's enough to start working eliminate candida.
I do not have a body odour, however I often get a runny nose and I think the smell of the snot reminds of onions (Yes, it's a bit disgusting to smell the snot, but it's for "patm research"), and the curious thing is I often sneeze afterwards, indicating there are lots of patm-stuff in the snot.
So what do you think of all this, does parts of it seem similar to what you are experiencing?
the time i hit 18.5 year old college days. PATM its started.. ruined my life.
It started with me using a weird fungal medicine Flucanzole