Hi, RoseMarie! 🙂 And welcome to the forums!
Your attitude sounds great – like you’re really determined. That’s wonderful 🙂 Hopefully, your boyfriend will get to a point where he can be supportive, too. Did you know that some UTIs are yeast-related and not bacterial? Have you ever asked your practitioner whether they sent a urine sample for a culture to determine the source of the infection? An antibiotic will do nothing to help a fungal (yeast) UTI. In fact, it will only make them worse. You may already know all this, but just in case, I thought I’d mention it. By the way, you mentioned that your boyfriend’s beginning to have symptoms, too. Man, I hope I don’t just create some kind of huge battle between the two of you with this info, but you should know that candida can be passed back and forth between sexual partners. You can be on the diet and doing well, but it’s possible that he can give it back to you if he has it, too, and you’re intimate. A good friend of mine is on the diet right now just because of her husband’s candida symptoms. Their health care practioner wanted to be certain she wasn’t just passing it back to him.
This might turn out to be a really great period of growth in your relationship with your boyfriend. You can really learn a lot about communicating with one another with respect and love, supporting one another in sickness and in health, putting one another first. I don’t know how long you’ve been together, but difficult and stressful times like the one you’ve just started (any big change, even a good one, is stressful) can really move a relationship forward.
Hoping the first stage of the diet goes well for you!!! 🙂