I have read several posts regarding Candida. How exactly is this diagnosed? My GI doctor feels I have IBS. My symptoms are mainly bloating/gas/pain and occasionally C. My symptoms actually make me feel short of breath, like I can't take a deep breath. (my doctor looks at me like I am nuts when I tell him this) I have had this for about 10 months and have been searching for an answer. I keep a food diary and have had severe bloat after eating brown sugar, soy sauce, vinegar/salad dressings, fruit juice, fresh baked breads, bagels, saltines, wine and beer. All of these contain yeast or sugars. Does this sound familiar to anyone? Could it be a yeast infection in GI tract rather than IBS? I am desperate for answers and am having a hard time believing the IBS diagnosis. I don't quite fit the typical IBS criteria seeing that I don't have D or C. I am a 41 year old female 5'4" and about 110 lbs, what I would consider too thin except for my bloated belly. I know this is a rather long post, but like all of you I am looking for some answers.