Hi anniekim, My most obvious candida symptom was vaginal infection, it causes redness and a lot of pain and discharge. All the doctors who examined me agreed my level of infection was extreme. Every swab I have ever had over the last 28 years has come back positive for candida, every single one! I had a stool analysis for candida twice, both of which came back positive for gut candida. I have had blood antibody tests which are always showing a very high level of candida antibodies. I had a couple of mouth swabs and nasal swabs showing it was up there and got hospital treatment for that as these were dangerous, it can spread to the lungs which is life threatening. That was only on 2 brief occasions, usually those areas are free of candida. When candida grows excessively in the gut you get bloating and farting, constant pain, sugar cravings, sore red bottom (like the vag), diarrhoea and constipation. This follows a specific pattern. You get backed up for several days then it all comes out in a day, each bowel movement getting looser till you have diarrhoea. I am sorry if that is overshare but the medical websites just say "diarrhoea or constipation" but actually the way it goes is extremely specific and a probably the most important clue to diagnosis. You can also get many symptoms that derive from the extreme amount of mycotoxins candida produces, most notably brain fog, sudden low blood sugar crises, tiredness and irritability, dizziness, breathing problems something like asthma, headaches that go on and on, and itchiness that keeps dancing all over your body - in my case it is particularly bad round my eyes and I end up scratching them till they almost bleed. I had these symptoms for years and I am having them now, they happen when the gut symptoms are particularly bad and the candida has grown more prolifically in the gut. To u&irok, and others, Again thank you for sharing so much useful information, that is really helpful.