Jedi, don’t let people freak you out. As so many others on this forum have posted, it’s pretty rare to have friends and family who understand candida or support the protocol.
Not surprising that your friends would try to finger marijuana usage — they’ve heard of that at least, unlike a candida infestation. So many of us have brain fog that the odds that candida/dysbiosis are the reason are very, very high.
One of the other nasty things that this syndrome does is make you anxious and almost paranoid about your health. That will get better the further into the diet and protocol you get.