I found out what was wrong with me by taking the simplest approach and only eating things strictly on the candida diet. When I saw that I got better on the diet and got worse when I cheated, I distinctly saw a connection. Convinced of the connection, I found a candida specialist. I have to drive to the next state, but I found a good doctor, who tested me for food allergies , and gave me a more strict form of the diet to follow than I had found online. Discovering my food allergies , and pairing it with a diet that strictly eliminates inflammatory foods that bring on candida-associated symptoms has really boosted my health from bedridden and in pain to back at work and adding back my healthy activities every day.