As “impossible” has pointed out there is an underlying issue allowing the candida to flourish. So as a result of the new focus on candida and the other concerns I’ve listed I have sought out a functional md.
I think it’s wise to look for the underlying issue to fix rather than focusing all your efforts on managing symptoms. To me, digestive disturbances or candida is just a symptom of the underlying cause. Of course, it’s important in the short-term to get these problems under control in order to alleviate suffering, but in the long-term a more permanent solution is needed.
It’s my belief that all candida sufferers have an underlying heavy metal toxicity. The methylation pathway that impossible is very knowledgeable about is responsible for detoxing your body of heavy metals in addition to many other things some of which include fighting off viruses and bacteria infections. When your body gets more heavy metals (like mercury from root canals) than it can handle the methylation process comes to a halt and further impairs your ability to detox. It turns into a vicious cycle where more toxins accumulated impairs your ability to detox and your inability to detox forces you to accumulate more toxins. It’s a bit of a catch-22.
In addition, the most toxic of the heavy metals BY FAR is mercury and causes the most widespread damage. The two most effective ways to treat this difficult situation, to me, seem to be 1) frequent low-dose chelation (the Andy Cutler protocol), and 2) addressing the methylation pathway with targeted nutritional supplemenation aimed at addressing individual genetic mutations. If I were you, these are the areas I would try and learn the most about once you get this specific situation sorted away.
Hope that helped!