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Are Your Symptoms caused by Chronic Candida?

by in Yeast Infections January 10, 2008

PhotobucketTAKE THE CANDIDA QUESTIONNAIRE AND FIND OUT!
History Point Score
1. Have you ever taken tetracyclines (Panmycin®, Sumycin®, Minocin®, vibramycin®, etc.) or other antibiotics
for acne for one month or longer? 25
2. Have you at any time in your life, taken other “broad spectrum” antibiotics (ampicillin, amoxicillin, Ceclo®,
Bactrim®, Keflex®, Septra®, etc.) for respitory, urinary or other infections for two months or longer, or in short
courses four or more times in a one-year period? 20
3. Have you ever taken a broad spectrum antibiotic – even a single course? 6
4. Have you, at any time in your life, been bothered by persistant prostatitis, vaginitis, or other problems
affecting your reproductive organs? 25
5. Have you been pregnant…One time? 3
Two or more times? 5
6. Have you taken birth control pills…
For six months to two years? 8
For more than two years? 15
7. Have you taken prednisone, Decadron®, or other cortisone-type drugs…
For two weeks or less? 6
For more than two weeks? 15
8. Does exposure to perfumes, insecticides, fabric shop odors, and other chemicals provoke…
Mild symptoms? 5
Moderate to severe symptoms? 20
9. Are your symptoms worse on damp, muggy days or in moldy places? 20
10. Have you had athlete’s foot, ring worm, “jock itch,” or other chronic infections of the skin or nails?
Mild to moderate? 10
Severe or persistent? 20
11. Do you crave sugar? 10
12. Do you crave breads? 10
13. Do you crave alcoholic beverages? 10
14. Does tobacco smoke really bother you? 10
Total Score _____
For each of your symptoms, enter the appropriate figure in the Point Score column.
Score column:
If a symptom is occasional or mild Score 3 points
If a symptom is frequent and/or moderately severe Score 6 points
If a symptom is severe and/or disabling Score 9 points
1. Fatigue or lethargy
2. Feeling of being “drained”
3. Poor memory
4. Feeling “spacy” or “unreal”
5. Depression
6. Numbness, burning or tingling
7. Muscle aches
8. Muscle weakness or paralysis
9. Pain and/or swelling in joints
10. Abdominal pain
11. Constipation
12. Diarrhea
13. Bloating
14. Persistent vaginal itch
15. Persistent vaginal burning
16. Prostatitis
17. Impotence
18. Loss of sexual desire
19. Endometriosis
20. Cramps and/or other menstrual irregularities
21. Premenstrual tension
22. Spots in front of eyes
23. Erratic vision
1. Drowsiness
2. Irritability
3. Incoordination
4. Inability to concentrate
5. Frequent mood swings
6. Headache
7. Dizziness/loss of balance
8. Pressure above ears, feeling of head swelling and tingling
9. Itching
10. Other rashes
11. Heartburn
12. Indigestion
13. Belching and intestinal gas
14. Mucus in stools
15. Hemorrhoids
16. Dry mouth
17. Rash or blisters in mouth
18. Bad breath
19. Joint swelling or arthritis
20. Nasal congestion or discharge
21. Postnasal drip
22. Nasal itching
23. Sore or dry throat
24. Cough
25. Pain or tightness in chest
26. Wheezing or shortness of breath
27. Urinary urgency or frequency
28. Burning on urination
29. Failing vision
30. Burning or tearing of eyes
31. Recurrent infections or fluid in ears
32. Ear pain or deafness
Total Score ______
Add the two scores together to reach the final score______
Interpretation:
Yeast-connected health problems are almost certainly present… Women: >180 Men: >140
Yeast-connected health problems are probably present… Women: 120 – 180 Men: 90 – 140
Yeast-connected health problems are possibly present… Women: 60 – 119 Men: 40 – 89
Yeast-connected health problems are less likely present… Women: <60 Men: <40

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