My situation is completely different as far as the copper issue. When I was first diagnosed with candida Feb. 04 I had my doc run the mineral test and I was deficient in B12, Calcium and Zinc. I actually had high copper levels. I also had EBV. As far as the thyroid issue, mine has definitely been affected by the candida although testing normal. Started on some thyroid meds and feeling much better, body temp up and energy level has greatly increased. I hope to stay on the meds until I get this candida beat and then taper off. After much reasearch I think candida thrives within a lower body temperature and I am going to see if keeping my temp up helps with the fight. It's just a crap shoot on what will work for some and not others and this is just my latest weapon, we'll see how it goes. For right now, I'm just glad to not be feeling like the walking dead, just hope it continues.