okaaaaaay now i really feel STUPID! may be tmi
so i have been doing a tremendous amount of candida research because my mom got really sick with fungal infectin and now i think i may have serious overgrowth issues too. i have been following a pretty strict anti candida diet for the most part for the past week. i have cut all dairy (except a little greek yougurt), grains, starches and sugars including fruit out of my diet so starve the yeast. i have actually dropped quite a bit of weight and am now having bm's 3-4 times a day instead of every other which is a very good sign that my digestive tract is "dumping" the candida and starting to work again.
then i read about this test you can do at home for free to see if you have candida issues and i was like SWEET!
so i woke up this morning, filled a glass with some water and then added some of my first mornings urine to it. i waited. and waited. supposedly the urine was supposed to float to the top and if it was kind of stringy or left sediment that was a positive test for candida and possibly parasites. well nothing happened, and i felt quite disheartened since i have EVERY symptom of overgrowth and was like what the heck?!
then i went back and read the directions again...and um yeah, i wasnt supposed to add urine i was supposed to spit in the glass instead. DUH. now i feel so stuuuuuuuupid for staring at a glass of pee for a half hour :)
ETA: and yes, i have heard this type of test is considered "controversial" but generally thats coming from a doctor (most of whom dont believe in candida issues anyway) and i did a questionnaire and scored very high for candida overgrowth symptoms. that along with a positive spit test is a pretty good indication of a serious overgrowth! and really, it cant hurt to try something thats free can it?!