1000daises, thank you!!! That concerns me about the boulardii..! I agree that it is a starvation diet. I've lost all colour in my face and body and I feel so tired and run down...
The private doctor that I am paying to see refuses to test me for anything yet. However, my mom is having digestive issues as well and a lot of other similar symptoms as me, she went to see out GP last week, who I gave up seeing because she never did anything for me, and she sent her for a bunch of stool tests!! I am pretty upset about this (but happy for her that she is figuring it out). I immediately made an appointment with out GP, if she doesn't send me for these tests I'll hit the roof!
Aside from my ranting (lol), does anyone have any advice on what to say or ask when I do see my GP?
I wonder if any of the other boards on this site talk about candida... i know that it's hard for some of you to give advice because our symptoms are different.
I love our GP. He has been really supportive to my family in our journey.
However, he is not well versed in systemic yeast, but as I've come to learn, not many doctors are unfortunately! I had to press for a year to get mine cultured - a year! And because of not having a culture, I was given the WRONG medication for my atypical strain. I'm very irritated about
So, my advice... is to learn as much as you can and go the appointment prepared for what you want to ask! It took me more than one visit to get what I needed, unfortunately.
As for other boards on yeast (I call it yeast because candida isn't the only strain), I'm not sure. I've read a lot online about
it. I feel there is even less good information on yeast than lyme! I'm finding more help personally - medically - for lyme but not for systemic yeast. Plus, if you are atypical like me - eg no white on the tongue, no GI symptoms - it's even harder in my opinion!
I wish you the best of luck. I've really been struggling and frustrated with getting help from my doctors on this. I really feel yeast is my major issue, not lyme.