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Hypothyroidism and yeast overgrowth/candida

By September 7, 2012 - 3:26am
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Five months ago I had a total thyroidectomy, and am currently on 150mg of thyroxin, and am still not feeling well. I have most of my adult life suffered with constipation, but since having the operation it is now CHRONIC constipation, I also have ear infections, skin infections around the vulva area, very dry skin elsewhere, an extremely itchy scalp, not dandruff, and have put on 10kg - 22lbs in weight in 8months. I am wondering if all these issues I am suffering are related to a yeast overgrowth, which has caused the hypothyroidism, I had a multi nodular goitre which was the reason for the thyroidectomy, and right up until I had the operation my blood tests were registering as NORMAL, and yet I felt absolutely so very ill just weeks before the operation, how could that be.

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HI gripster,

Welcome to EmpowHER.  Here are some of the symptoms of Candida.


  • abdominal gas and bloating

  • headaches

  • migraines

  • excessive fatigue

  • cravings for alcohol

  • anxiety

  • vaginitis

  • rectal itching

  • cravings for sweets

  • inability to think clearly or concentrate

  • hyperactivity

  • mood swings

  • diarrhea

  • constipation

It's important you see your doctor and he can perform different test, to know what can really be the cause of all your symptoms.

Here are some resources for you,

What Is Candida? - Chef Melissa Costello



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