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I never got a diagnosis, but I tried the diet and got extreme “die off” from the candida dying. Its what your symptoms are now but amplified for a period of time basically. You can get a few tests done but will have to get a naturopathic doctor to analyze the results because very few western doctors in the US will even acknowledge candida and gut disorders.
The tests you should research are the candida immune complex test and the stool test with genova diagnostics. This combined with your history of antibiotic use can lead to a “positive” diagnosis.
One thing to keep in mind is we all have candida and parasites; just at different levels. If you lose some of the flora in the gut(by taking antibiotics), you can easily have an opportunistic parasite that has made you ill.
The skin issue is likely due to lack of hydrochloric acid in the body; if you supplement yourself with some HCL you likely will notice an improvement. http://candidaplan.com/blog/699/hydrochloric-acid-and-health/
A very large percentage of americans have some kind of constipation and this can cause all sorts of problems in my opinion.
We have a strict forum diet and its up to you to decide what is best for you. We recommend a diet with low starch, low sugar, no grains, molds, dairy, etc. If you are interested in a copy, email able900. It’s greatly helped my situation and is a great base diet to start out in my opinion.