Testing for yeast can be tricky. Also, most will focus on Candida and more specifically Candida albicans.
Since my yeast overgrowth was not Candida, I had a hard time getting doctors to take me seriously.
But I finally got confirmation and validation. But I still struggle getting help.
Also, I have never had a white tongue, so although I think that can be clue, the absence of white tongue foes not mean that you dont have yeast problem.
My thyroid labs always come back normal.
Again, in my situation, once I added herbals for the yeast, the weight came off. It was not diet or exercise related at all. It was definitely yeast related in my situation.
Can you tell me what herbals are you taking for the yeast? I'll run it by my dr and hopefully be on the path to healing.Let's see... I did several things last year.
Anti-yeast diet : When I did this alone, it did nothing to help my symptoms. I kept on it though.
Generic version of diflucan: 3 weeks daily plus the diet - it did nothing for my symptoms. I stopped this medication (later, I would learn that I have a strain that this medication isn't as effective for).
Advanced Naturals Yeast Max: This is the one I went on, and I started to lose weight when it previously would not budge.
Kyolic Aged Garlic 102: I rotated on this (rotated with Advanced Naturals).
Other stuff like probiotics, coconut oil, blah blah blah.
Also, I should mention that I also took saccharomyces boulardii, which is commonly recommended as a good yeast. However, I learned that it can cause an overgrowth of saccharomyces cerevisiae, which I am positive for. So, I will not use s. boulardii again by itself (and I regret taking it previously).
I'm doing another round this year, and I'm expanding my protocol. Off the top of my head, I'll be trying (and some will be rotated) the following:
Anti-yeast diet (but not as strict as last year, as I didn't do well with no carbs at all)
Advanced Naturals Yeast Max
Kyolic Aged Garlic 102
Oil of Oregano
Some other herbal supplements that I haven't quite narrowed down yet.
Several different probiotics.
UPDATED: This article has some good ideas that I will also be incorporating:www.gestaltreality.com/2013/09/16/how-to-eliminate-candida-biofilms/
Post Edited (1000Daisies) : 2/22/2017 2:02:55 PM (GMT-7)