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Candida Test?

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Are there any at home candida tests that are accurate that i can order online. My GI doctor doesnt believe in Candida Overgrowth.


28 yr old Male

Diagnosed Celiac in February 2007

Gluten-free/Casein Free

HLA DQ 2,3 Subtype (2,8) I have both celiac genes!

Married

1 child 9 months- Levi

Yeast/Bacteria overgrowth

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Are there any at home candida tests that are accurate that i can order online. My GI doctor doesnt believe in Candida Overgrowth.

get a new doctor. or talk with a naturopath


only when hope is fulfilled, hope is lost

*D-Digestive problems throughout youth and young adulthood unattended

*Self-convinced IBS '04 (began eating rice, breads, crackers...SFs to 'slow' the natural process)

*Winter '06 developed severely swelled legs with rashes, white tongue

*Self-diagnosed; Gluten Free Spring '07

*Celiac.com diagnosed Candida, Thrush Spring '07 (all that 3 years prior of nothing but rice)

*Celiac.com diagnosed IC Summer '07

*Winter '08 pursuing more accurate testing for dianosis of the beast in which I am battling

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Good luck, candida is no fun I am systemic

Here, have you done this? http://www.wholeapproach.com/symptoms.html


Collette

Positive Bloodwork Oct 1st 2007. Gluten-free 3 YEARS Oct 1st!

Dairy & Soy free since Dec 1st 2007.

Potato free since January 3rd 2008.

Remaining Nightshades since April 1st 2008. Back on September 2010. :)

Developed Rice & Tapioca & Corn Intolerances...

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My naturopath gave me a Comprehensive Stool Bacteria, Yeast and Parasite test. That's a take home stool test, which you send to a lab. I didn't have abnormal amounts of Candida yeast (fungus), but my test results did show an overgrowth of the Klebsiella bacteria. My naturopath treated that with caprylic acid and then probiotics to reestablish healthy bacteria. However my SIL did have high levels of Candida fungus which caused her symptoms. So our naturopath prescribed Nystatin and then high intensity probiotics to reestablish healthy bacteria. Her candida symptoms disappeared, after years of candida symptoms.

Most docs know zip about stool tests except the 'occult blood' cancer screening test. I've taken the Comprehensive Stool test 3X for my symptoms and learned my good bacteria were severely depleted by bad bacteria each time. However my HMO won't reimburse for stool tests. I suspect they're don't understand the usefulness of those tests.

BURDEE


Gluten, dairy, soy, egg, cane sugar, vanilla and nutmeg free. Enterolab diagnosed gluten/casein intolerant 7/04; soy intolerant 8/07. ELISA test diagnosed egg/cane sugar IgG allergies 8/06; vanilla/nutmeg 8/06. 2006-10 diagnosed by DNA Microbial stool tests and successfully treated: Klebsiella, Enterobacter Cloaecae, Cryptosporidia, Candida, C-diff, Achromobacter, H. Pylori and Dientamoeba Fragilis. 6/10 Heidelberg capsule test diagnosed hypochloridia. Vitamin D deficiency, hypothyroiditis, hypochloridia and low white blood cells caused vulnerability to infections. I now take Betaine HCl, probiotics, Vitamin D and T3 thyroid supplement to maintain immunity.

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After four months of different treatments, I went to my naturopath and it turned out I have candida. When I talked to the doctor the next week (I had seen her consistently), she said she was going to suggest the naturopath, anyway (which was awesome, in my opinion).

Like Burdee, I had 'real' tests done. The so-called saliva test and so on are bogus.


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My naturopath gave me a Comprehensive Stool Bacteria, Yeast and Parasite test. That's a take home stool test, which you send to a lab. I didn't have abnormal amounts of Candida yeast (fungus), but my test results did show an overgrowth of the Klebsiella bacteria. My naturopath treated that with caprylic acid and then probiotics to reestablish healthy bacteria. However my SIL did have high levels of Candida fungus which caused her symptoms. So our naturopath prescribed Nystatin and then high intensity probiotics to reestablish healthy bacteria. Her candida symptoms disappeared, after years of candida symptoms.

Most docs know zip about stool tests except the 'occult blood' cancer screening test. I've taken the Comprehensive Stool test 3X for my symptoms and learned my good bacteria were severely depleted by bad bacteria each time. However my HMO won't reimburse for stool tests. I suspect they're don't understand the usefulness of those tests.

BURDEE

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Could you please tell me the name of a naturopath in the Seattle area who will do the comprehensive stool/bacteria test for Candida? I've been to 3 naturopaths and they don't seem to know any tests to positive identify what I keep telling them I've been struggling with for years.

Thanks!

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There's a test called d-arabinotol and it just came out in May of 2007. It's a saliva test. It does have to be ordered by a dr, but some Naturopaths are able to order those kinds of things.

The other side of that is that first of all, you can just go on an anti-candida diet and see how you feel. If you have an increase in symptoms, and you really crave sugar, etc. you probably have it. I don't have really high yeast, but I am on the diet anyway, as a preventative measure for antibiotics.

Another way is a stool test. It's not fun at all, but they are pretty accurate I think.


Dairy/Casein Free- March 2007

Gluten Free- May 2007

Soy Free- August 2007

Sugar Free- January 2008

Starch Free- January 2008

Egg Free (again!)- February 2008

Sulfur Free- May 2008

Dx'd Lyme Disease and co-infections- December 2007

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