Hi everyone, I've not been on Thyroid forum before, only Rheumatoid Arthritis one, but I was disagnosed with underactive thyroid years ago, taken levothyroxine ever since. Been reading a lot about the theories that all inflammation starts in the gut, and because I also get a lot of what I think is bloating (but am also worried could be liver problem ??) , I went to a local chiropractor/dietician a few weeks ago, and told her whole story, all symptoms etc. She immediately said I've "probably" got too much candida fungus in my stomach which is certainly possible because I DO eat a lot of sugary stuff. She put me on very restricted diet, but also prescribed herbal capsules which actually seem to make me feel worse. Am now worrying that I should maybe have asked a GP for a proper test first.... can anyone tell me if GPs DO test for systemic candidiasis, or will they not take it seriously? Is there a blood test? Can you "cure" the candida out of your gut with nothing but diet? Or do I need actual antifungal medication like Nystatin? Help!! Thanks in advance to anyone who might reply. Sheena.