Hello there and welcome to the forum,
I think your outlook on the diet is not the best one to have…especially when it comes to time. I tell most forum members to plan on a 6-18 month recovery time to get over candida overgrowth. This still might not be enough because the yeast is very strong and adaptive.
The reason you felt worst initially was because of “die off” symptoms. When the yeast dies it releases thousands of toxins that generally give you “flu like symptoms”. This is why it is essential to protect/support your liver and kidneys, because they are the only organs that really help you detox.
The doctor is going to be a long term thing and its going to continue to be expensive unfortunately. This isn’t something you can get over quickly and its definitely not to be taken lightly. I look at CRC (candida related complex) as more of a disease, but one that is very treatable and generally doesn’t kill anyone.
It sounds like he is a mix between a naturopathic doctor and regular MD. The only unfortunate thing is he isn’t being honest about the timeframe you should expect to get better. Additionally, he isn’t addressing your gas problems it seems like if you still are having it.
One of greatest causes of gas is food fermenting in the gut sitting there undigested. There are a few ways to treat this easily. The first one would involve chewing your food more, up to 20-30 chews per bite.
The second reason could be due to lack/deficiency of stomach acid. If you don’t have enough stomach acid, the food will continue to not break down well.
By supplementing with HCL you likely will notice improvement:
Let us know if there is more we can do to help.