Symptoms of Candida

What are the Symptoms of Candida?

Candida Yeast/Fungal overgrowth has been found to be a common occurrence in many disorders and is also present in millions of other people who cannot figure out what is wrong with them, or what to do about it.

Symptoms vary from person to person and fluctuate in severity, or may come and go. Most symptoms are invisible, which makes it difficult for others to understand the vast array of debilitating symptoms with which we contend.

The most common are:

  • an incapacitating fatigue
  • problems with concentration and short-term memory
  • flu-like symptoms such as pain in the joints and muscle
  • extreme tightness in the shoulders and neck
  • hyper-acidity/acid reflux
  • brown colored mucus in the back of the throat
  • blisters in the mouth/tongue/throat
  • either white or "blood blisters"
  • un-refreshing sleep
  • sore throat
  • white coated tongue
  • dark circles under the eyes
  • an aversion to being touched or jumping
  • "crawling" skin
  • chronic sinus problems and headaches
  • chronic dental problems

Visual disturbances may include blurring, sensitivity to light and eye pain.

Psychological problems may include:

  • depression
  • irritability
  • anxiety
  • panic attacks
  • recurring obsessive thoughts
  • personality changes and mood swings (irrational rage or crying for no reason - fear of talking to people, any kind of confrontation, isolation)
  • paranoia

More of the physical symptoms may include:

  • chills and night sweats
  • shortness of breath
  • dizziness and balance problems
  • sensitivity to heat and/or cold
  • alcohol intolerance
  • gluten and/or casein intolerance
  • irregular heartbeat
  • irritable bowel
  • constipation and/or diarrhea
  • painful gas and abdominal bloating
  • low-grade fever or low body temperature
  • numbness, tingling and/or burning sensations in the face or extremities
  • dryness of the mouth and eyes
  • difficulty swallowing
  • projectile vomiting

Also:

  • menstrual problems including PMS
  • recurrent yeast infections
  • recurrent ear infections
  • rashes and dry, flaking skin
  • eczema
  • dermatitis
  • acne
  • skin discoloration and/or blotchiness
  • dandruff
  • jock and rectal itching
  • chronic athlete's foot
  • chronic toenail and fingernail fungus
  • ringing in the ears
  • allergies and sensitivities to noise/sound, foods, odors, chemicals
  • anemia
  • weight changes without changes in diet
  • light-headedness
  • feeling in a fog
  • fainting
  • muscle twitching and muscle weakness
  • restless legs
  • low sex drive and/or numbness in the genital area

These are only the symptoms most commonly reported and documented. It can be an underlying condition in many diseases, but is often not diagnosed, misdiagnosed, disputed to even exist or is disregarded altogether.  To take the interactive Candida Questionnaire, click here: Yeast Tests

To a person who does not suffer with this bizarre combination (in one form or another), it may seem to be impossible. However, to those of us who have suffered, it is a blessing and a confirmation that we are not alone. Click here to read our story

 

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