Let me start with "thanks." I've been dealing with Candidiasis for a number of years now. Looking back on my life, now that I finally know what it is, I can trace its origin, based on the many symptoms, all the way back to my highschool years. That was a long, long time ago. I feel kind of cheated, because I never new what was causing the symptoms (my childhood doctors said I was fine) and the symptoms made my life miserable for so many years. I feel like there was so much I missed out on in my youth because I was either too tired, or too sick. Even my memories of those years are unclear, "foggy." I don't know anyone else who has, or for that matter, ever had Candida, so sometimes I feel very alone. It's easy to fall into the trap of telling yourself, "it's just you... it's all psychological... it will always be this way." But I know it won't. I discovered what I had only three years ago, when it was at it's height and my ability to function was at an all time low. I was sleeping 16 hours a day or more and was unable to work let alone socialize. Thank God I found a doctor who cared enough to listen and had the knowledge necessary to treat me. I am 34 now and it has been a struggle to correct so many years of bad diet/habits/etc. Sometimes I feel like just breaking down and crying. And then sometimes I do. Seeing (on this site) that there are others who share the same struggle as I do makes me feel... I don't know... less alone? Uh oh... my eyes are tearing up now. See what you guys did. So, for everyone who has posted a message, whether one of success or otherwise, helpful guidance, etc., thank you. Just reading these messages is enough to encourage me to try to beat this thing once and for all.