I am a 35yr old female... Try to eat as clean as possible and take many natural supplements all as I can afford. My living situation has taken me into increasing my stress and weight. I went to the dr in Aug. with a sore throat and white tongue as well as burning with urination. I thought I had contracted a STD, test were run and all came back neg.
I was given a antibiotic and nystatin rinse I wasn't able to finish the rinse due to the pharm. ran out. My symptoms went away... About a month later I went out of town, and when I came back 3days later my white tongue came back. No sore throat or burning with urination this time but pain behind my ears and swollen gland in my neck. I got a refill on the nystatin and took it as prescribed, it helped the swollen gland and lightened the white on my tongue but is still there, now I have severe chest pain when I breath, with wheezing... So very weak and tired, no cough though, runny nose, headache, fogged concentration, and joint pain with stiffness. I have stomach pain, slight reflux and loss of appetite. I am now a month into this... And it's not getting any better.
When I googled it of course HIV is listed as well as other conditions, and now I lay crying every night and losing valuable sleep. I do have a appointment finally with a dr on Monday... I know he will do blood work, I hope and pray this can be resolved, and I am healthy again.
I read on this site from others with oral thrush and most have stemmed from stress and reflux... I am dealing with both currently so if that is the case I can deal with it, a deadly disease would devastate me.
I know that self diagnosing via the internet can be scary, and make a sane person insane... But when you can't figure it out you wonder always, and search everywhere for answers.