Hi there! I have somewhat of a similar story (although yours sounds a little more extreme!) I had severe tonsilitis from last August until the end of November, when I eventually had them taken out. Before and after surgery, I was on several rounds of antibiotics, which then gave me oral thrush when recovering from surgery. I took a prescribed antifungal for it, but it never seemed to go away…
I kept getting sick, had to stay home from work for several days each month, and miss out on lots of get-togethers with friends. I assumed I was still recovering from the surgery, even though five months had passed.
So I finally diagnosed myself, and have been sugar-free for almost two weeks, and feel amazingly better. I didn’t feel like I experienced “die off” since my symptoms were beginning to flare up anyway… but I did feel way more tired and foggy, had cold/sinus symptoms, and lots of breakouts on my face. All of those things went away on the 7th or 8th day.
I am getting a little antsy though, and sick of salads! (I’m also dreading Easter, when my family has the habit of over-stocking sweets…)
Something that I found also helps is keeping a journal of what you’ve been eating and doing to help, and what your symptoms have been each day. Being able to look back and see the progress you’ve made is super helpful, and motivating! If you can handle it, start out with some sort of mild exercise, and work your way up to some cardio about 3 times a week. It really makes a difference energy-wise, and helps sweat away the toxins!
I think this website is great, and with the help of everyone’s support and motivation, we’ll be able to stick to it! Best of luck! xx