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For about 6 months now I have thought I may have Lupus as all of my symptoms match (only mildly compared to what I have read on this forum) but have recently looked into food intolerances & candida (yeast overgrowth) & my symptoms match that too!!!! I have also read that auto immune diseases & candida are greatly linked????? Now I dont know what is wrong with me & I'm fed up of visiting the doctors to be told that I am fine & the most recent one is I suffer from anxiety!!!!! I can believe I get stressed out (the docs making me worse by not taking me seriously) quite a bit but not to this extent. I have looked on the internet & how you can pay for candida tests or food intolerance tests to be done. Has anyone got any experience of this as I'm reluctant to have the candida test done due the cost if its not reliable but I also give up with my doctors!

Sorry for the rant but as I'm sure you all now its so frustrating when I know something is wrong & dont know what it is so I can start to feel better. ;)
 

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I also have candida. They told me I could check it at home by spitting in a glass of water before I had eaten or drunk anything in the morning. If it sinks or makes strings to the bottom, candida is positive I believe. You might check google for that.

But that doesn't mean candida is causing your problems. I have plummer's nails where I got a treatment for candida for, but the condition has only gotten worse after 3 months of taking meds, so that wasn't caused by candida. My dermatologist also thinks Lupus is causing it, but I don't have a diagnosis for that yet.
 

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Hi there,

There's a lot out there about Candida causing everything known ailment to man :hehe: Read, read and then read some more...............not just the sites of people who are flogging this or that cure before you make up your own mind.

It's true that people with Lupus and probably other Autoimmune diseases can have problems with thrush getting out of control in different areas in the body. But that is the Lupus or Sjogren's for example causing that, not the candida causing the Lupus or Sjogrens.

Everyone has candida and it is usually kept in balance when you have a healthy immune system. When you have a whacky one more obvious problems surface. Many of us develop thrush problems after a course of antibiotics, the reason being that the antibiotics upset the balance of good and bad bacteria allowing the thrush to take over. The solution: introduce some of the good bacteria back in by taking something like Acidopholus.

Food for thought:

http://www.nutritionlondon.net/phdi/p1.nsf/supppages/1012?opendocument&part=12

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Lily
 
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