Should I get tested for candida? How? Who does this testing?
The backstory: I have suspected candida overgrowth for years, long before a dx of lyme & co, & have done the candida diet for an extensive time in the past. I took a short course of Flucanizole last April. A few weeks ago I was in a friend's house. They have had a severe problem with mold that started in their basement & spread throughout the house via the A/C unit this summer. They had not fully gotten that under control when I visited for a few hours in early Dec. After that, for 2 weeks I had occasion inexplicable sneezing. Then for a week I had sinus headaches & pressure & lost all taste. I had no nasal discharge. Was treating with essential oils & steam inhalation with little to no effect. I then started to wonder if I had a fungal infection of the sinuses, so started using colloidal silver drops & then later bought a colloidal silver nasal spray, both of which seemed to make improvement. I had 1 sip of red wine 1 day (very unusual for me) & the headache & sinus pressure returned. Over the holiday season I had occasion bread & cheese-more than usual for me, which is normally not much. My sinuses still seem "clogged", my sense of smell is very limited & I don't taste much food. I occasionally feel a mild sinus headache.
I am self-treating lyme & co with Buhner herbs & have been making steady progress the past year. In reading about
the candida on this site I became concerned that fungal infections in the sinus cavities could be serious. I already deal with neurological symptoms (mostly memory issues at this point), but I have had some mood swings & strong anger, which is unusual for me, the last few days. I have been having deep pain in my upper neck to thoracic spine & in my sacrum/coccyx (if I spelled that right).
How concerned should I be & what course of action should I take?
How long can I safely take colloidal silver nasal spray?
Thanks for your help! You all have been so informative in the past.