Since i wont know until i die if its going to be nothingness or somethingness i prefer to play it safe and live life in this reality.At least i know im experiencing something, so something is here at least where if i cut it short it maybe be the last something i ever experience ever.Thats enough to get myself to kick me in the ass lol
Regarding the candida, if you want to know if you have it there is a spit test you can do at home into a glass of water in the morning before you swallow or brush your teeth.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9IVVxuKm1PQ
heres what oral thrush looks like in a glass which is the oral form of candida albacans.
The candida that causes most if not all of the symptoms mentioned on these forums is a systemic infection in the gut that spreads through the whole body and leaks through the intestinal walls into the blood stream bringing toxins from your gut into your brain.
This causes alot the mental health issues that can be misdiagnosed as a chemical imbalance or depression.
If you search online you can find out more about diagnosing to be sure.And another way to see if you have it in your gut is to take two weeks off all carbs and sugar or anything like that(if you have candida in your gut it will scream to you for carbs and you will get worse symptoms before the die off is complete and toxins are flushed out).This includes breads, wheat,gluten,aspartame,corn,fruit but not berries etc.Basically you switch to a primal diet.Meat veg and nuts and berries.
I really hate to be mentioning this so often in alot of threads.I feel like it makes me look like a fanatic focused on one illness.
Its just so common in the western world because of the over use of anti biotics and horemones in food that many people get this and never realise.They then go onto doctors meds and get sick possibly die.So i hope people dont mind me mentioning this alot on these forums.I feel its best to cancel it out when i see a similar case than to let unspoken and possibly have someone suffer needlessly.
Ps i know how you feel about exercise.I needed to reach 30 and have a mini mid life crises to get my ass into gear and go out and live life again.My motivation too is that because i have a candida flare up with my diet not strict enough i really need the exercise to fight off depression.every day i dont exercise i feel a dark cloud getting closer ^^
Half my battle after that is just staying off sweet snacks after and between meals.Oh and smoking weed LOL
PPS i dont use any particular site for researching symptoms.
When i found out i had candida it was from searching many sites on google search.I basically had to sit and clear my mind for a minute then focus and try to think of all the physical things i had be it an itch or pain or discomfort etc.
It was just a matter of narrowing it down then.At the time i was severely depressed i showed only symptoms of several mental disorders and no physical symptoms apart from alot of indigestion over the years.Which didnt seem to be of importance at the time.This ment that the doctor automatically diagnosed me with depression and anxiety and prescribed harmfull meds which i had been on for about 6 yars at least! after that i got more sick and the physical symptoms popped up alot more then until i couldnt walk with cramps.My advice is to attempt a diet that is suitable for candida for 2 weeks.If you see no change you know your good then and can move on to other ideas then.
Candida is the most common infection/illness that causes depression from what ive been reading.not sure what other ones match your symptoms that well, but once youve covered them all it is only a chemical imbalance(doubtful to me) or psychological issues that are left.
Im away tomorrow to visit family.Sorry for the massive post.It may not be helpful.
But i wish you the best over the holidays.Chin up