Has anyone here had candida? What test did your doctor do to confirm that you had candida?
I'm asking because 3 years ago I had thrush that would not go, it lasted a year and since I'd say it returns a few times a year. Ithe seems to go on its own then months later it'll return.
Recently my tongue has had a coating on it, well it has for a while but this week it's been quite thick to thr point my mouth felt dry. I used a tongue cleaner to remove it and underneath the tongue was rough and sore. It's healing slowly.
I have chronic fatigue, anxiety, depression, underactive thyroid, rosacea on my face.....and I know these symptoms can be related to thyroid. I'm 4 weeks into 75mg of levo. I got my tsh down to 2.6 on 50mg but 3 months later it went up to 5.7 so my gp increased my dose. I'm doing my blood test in 3 weeks. I'm just not feeling any better, if anything my fatigue and brain fog this last week or 2 feels worse and I've had zero energy to do anything. Which concerns me the levo isn't helping.
I'm considering mentioning testing for candida to my gp. I just wondered how it's tested for, blood; swabs or stools? A friend of mine has candida and I wondered if it could be effecting me as I've had the issues with thrush on and off for 3 years. I've been on the contraceptive pill for 4 years. I used to take antibiotics for sinusitis twice a year. I've not had any in 2 years.
It just got me wondering. I thought I'd ask here if anyone knew about this condition before I see my gp. He's digging around trying to find another cause for my fatigue as he doesn't believe I'm hypo enough to be this fatigued and drained daily to the point I'm having energy crashes landing me in bed. He's wanting to keep re testing me for diabetes and be did a full MOT in November with blood work that was ok, all good other than sodium and potassium tad low but recent tests showed they'd increased and it was a blip on the day. Random glucose was 8.9 but I'd just eaten and my hba1c was perfectly fine at 35 but he still wants to monitor me every 3 months for diabetes as it causes fatigue despite having a perfect hba1c 3 times in the last year lol! Grrr.