Your past steroid use could have contributed to why you suffer with candida now.
“Hormonal Imbalances: Elevated tissue levels of steroid hormones from oral contraceptives, corticosteroid therapy, pregnancy, and chronic stress provide nourishment for hungry candida organisms. Steroids bind with candida, suppressing the immune response, thereby increasing colonization and promoting the spread of candida to cells which are penetrated in search of nutrients.”
“In addition to the use and abuse of antibiotics the use of steroid drugs can also lead to explosive candida overgrowth due to the fact that they destroy the healthy bacteria that keeps candida overgrowth in check. Steroid drugs are not as commonly used so they account for less incidence of systemic candida but those using steroid drugs often must due so for long periods of time, making the problem much more severe.”