I've taken the candida questionnaires quite a few times and I always fail them. As far as those tests are concerned, I don't have candida. I also don't get the white tongue. What I do get is vaginal discharge, but it is not creamy white--it's clear and fluid like lubricant, does not itch and does not have a scent. I get an unnatural amount of it and have to go to the bathroom atleast every 3 hours to wipe/clean myself up. The last doctor I went to told me I didn't have a yeast infection..it was a bacterial discharge and harmless. That would explain why it's clear and has never itched. I've had it since I was 14 (I am 32 now) and it doesn't go away unless I stop eating dairy/sugar, which is my ONLY indication that it could be yeast. If I have an orange....I'm in big trouble. That baffles me. Has anyone experienced this situation?
Now I sit and wonder..If I had been more persistent and persuasive with doctors and insisted on their help, maybe I could have stopped it and prevented a chain reaction that would have kept me from being like this now. Maybe that was my red alert and I ignored it--for the most part. But I was extremely shy at that age and so unsure of myself. People would tell me what I was thinking or what I should feel and I'd say, "Okay".
I've never taken drugs or birth control for a long period of time, I don't get Sugar and bread cravings, nor have I had any diseases throughout my life. Never had an operation, nor a broken bone. I just got the discharge and as I kid I had no idea what to do. I was so ashamed that I didn't tell anyone. When I was 16 I had a baby and afterward apparnetly had a yeast infection. I remember at that point I did itch. After that, nothing. I go for my paps and they don't tell me I have one. If I did have one, wouldn't they realize it? When I tell them I'm concerned I "might" have a yeast infection during my paps, they write a prescription on the spot before they even get any results back..On the other hand, if I don't mention it, they never tell me I have it. Sometimes I swear I could tell the doctors ANYTHING just to see what kind of prescrptions I can get them to write out. LOL. They are walking prescription dispensers in white jackets.