Candida Symptoms

Candida Symptoms

Are you experiencing Candida symptoms.  A lot of us know candida as described as a yeast infection usually after antibiotics or thrush is something most of us are aware of. Candida can take over our bodies systemically and be a underlying issue for many health problems.  With the Candida can come leaky gut, constipation and/or diarrhea, bloated bellies, fear, cravings, hyperness and feeling like they want to crawl out of their skin.  I know more about candida than I ever wanted to and how difficult it can be to get under control.
The most common symptoms of Candida 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 including migraines
  • 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
  • menstrual problems including PMS and endometriosis
  • 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 (tinnitus)
  • 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 leg syndrome
  • low sex drive and/or numbness in the genital area
These are only the symptoms most commonly reported and documented.

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