sounds identical to what I went thru in NOvember of 2009...the throat swelling, achiness, and other things. Mine is parasites and I would say yours is very likely parasites as well. Candida is a cleanup organism in the body not just in the bowels. Start asking around in the parasite forums as well if you have not already. What I did that helped me initially was stopping fried, dairy, spicy, processed foods and breads. Keep asking and searching.