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Old 06-17-2011, 10:28 AM   #1
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How is candida diagnosed?

Is there a standard test to test for candida? Is there a specialty of doctor who would "specialize" in candida? I have many symptoms (fatigue, frequent sinus infections, etc) and suspect I may have candida, but have not found a doctor who wants me to be tested. Over the past few years, I've seen many specialists and had a lot of tests and nothing shows up. My biggest symptom is excessive sleepiness and fatigue. And the fact that I used to take antibiotics almost like candy makes me even more suspicious. Is there any way I can get my doctor to take the possibility of candida more seriously?

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Old 06-17-2011, 09:16 PM   #2
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Re: How is candida diagnosed?

The answer is NO. Traditional drs. do not believe in candida unless your immune system is severely compromised. You can go to natural drs. But even that is a problem because everybody has some yeast in there bodies. so any tests you take shows as having some yeast. I have lots of problems that I feel are yeast oriented, but unless we commit to a very strict diet we will never get better. I might start that at the end of the summer. Also there are certain supplements that can help. Do you live in the NY area? I am falling asleep or else i would discuss this situation more. I will get back to you with more details from what I have learned at a later date, but I was out tonight with friends drinking alcohol and feeding the candida. I cant type anymore. It is bedtime. GN. LaLa

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