Small intestine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) is also worth looking into, given your severe bloating. There’s a breath test that can help diagnose SIBO.
I guess Im just skeptical whether or not a digestive disorder can be the culprit for all the symptoms I have and their severity.
I’ve landed up in the ER on several occasions over the last year. Can candida/sibo be that debilitating or is it likely something else I have?
There are MDs like Orian Truss that wrote entire books about candidiasis. These books include lots of descriptions of patients’ symptoms and just how bad things can get.
The books are also full of cases of people being successfully treated with a combination of proper diet and Nystatin therapy. Nystatin is technically a natural anti-fungal, though it is available only through prescription in the USA. It is non-toxic because it is not absorbed into the bloodstream. As such, it will not affect the liver.
In addition to naturopathic doctors, there are also holistic MDs that will treat people for this kind of stuff. I found one using the link below: