How to tell if it's yeast or lyme?

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   Posted 2/22/2010 10:49 AM (GMT -7)   
How can you tell if your symptoms are from yeast overgrowth or Lyme? And how can you tell if your yeast is under control without a stool test?

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   Posted 2/22/2010 10:51 AM (GMT -7)   
my doc tells me there is rectal swap, or skin prick test for candida.

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   Posted 2/22/2010 11:24 AM (GMT -7)   
Also there is some computerized test, not really sure what it is called, but based on that test, they can find out if you got some problems with yeast or not. Atleast thats how they find i got some issues with yeast.

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   Posted 2/22/2010 2:11 PM (GMT -7)   
A blood test can tell if you have antibodies to yeast, but this may or may not be accurate. I think there is also a breath test, or you can be muscle-tested. Another idea is to try some anti-yeast supplements for a few weeks or so and see if any of your symptoms start to go away...
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   Posted 2/23/2010 5:52 AM (GMT -7)   
You can't really.
Systemic Candida mimics so many illnesses and since there are no sure-fire testing for either, it's hard to really know
The best way to know is to go on a yeast free diet and try to kill the yeast to see if your symptoms improve.

of course, if you get fevers, this is not causes by yeast and is bacteria/virus related

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   Posted 2/23/2010 2:52 PM (GMT -7)   
I am taking nyastatin now for yeast. it came out in a stool test twice. and I just realized there are two kinds of yeast. I will look up the two stool tests I have done in past 6 months and report back.

Just for the heck of it I had my friend do the same stool test as I did and she came back NO parasites and no real yeast but it did show some pancreatic insuffiency. Her tongue has more coating then mine and I thought for sure she must have yeast and it turned out my yeast levels were very high and I don't really have a lot of white coating on my tongue.
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