I think it is a good idea though, if you can afford it, to have tests run. I congratulate you on figuring out a solution for your problem!
Thanks Kag! Good luck in getting rid of your yeast!
I’d read somewhere the stool tests in general were not accurate. Does anyone have any recommendation on blood tests?
Hi Alex, most stool tests in general are probably not accurate, which is why my doctor uses the most comprehensive versions available: “GI Effects is unlike any other stool analysis profile, going beyond the standard parameters for identifying gastrointestinal disorders.
The GI Effects Profile uses DNA analysis to identify microbiota including anaerobes, a previously immeasurable area of the gut environment. DNA assessment is highly accurate and reports results as specific numbers.”
From what I have learned through my research there is no reliable test for Candida.
I have had the GI test it came back with a very tiny amount of Candida “nothing out of the normal” the naturopath said.
Oh! Man! was I relieved! I don’t have to do that horrible Candida diet.
Well, FF to a year later and here I am. I don’t think you can depend on these tests. I do think if you suspect that you have Candida then try the diet if you don’t experience die off then you can cross that one off your list.
That has got to be so frustrating! My naturopath said that my test came back with slightly elevated levels of yeast, but by reviewing my symptoms we decided to just boost my good bacteria, fix my acidity level, and start on the enzymes. I used to have many of the yeast overgrowth symptoms, but now it is all basically fatigue. As for your doc, ou would think that they should know that the candida test isn’t always that accurate, and take your symptoms into account if nothing else was showing up in the test…