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msmofish;44694 wrote: Thanks Smitty !
Your response helps

I’m obviously very impatient & in denial about this being a long process. A few weeks or a few months aren’t going to cut it.
All this info & individual trial/error can be daunting to say the least !

Keep at it & good luck !!

I was in denial too and still kind of am but I am more accepting that this could take a while. I didn’t do this to myself over night so I can’t expect to get better overnight either. It was years of eating poorly, drinking too much in my early twenties that caused this to happen. I actually read an interesting web page today and I’m pretty sure it was written by an M.D regarding how serious a candida infestation is and how hard it is to kill the little bastards. Doctor basically said they are pro’s at surviving so killing them can be very difficult. They actually can bury themselves deep into your tissue to survive and the only way to kill em is with persistence and patience.

The doctor seemed to echo a lot of what is said on this website. Treatment for symptoms to subside can take anywhere from 1 month to almost a year and he/she warns that when your symptoms finally disappear that you should make sure that you test yourself afterwards before stopping antifungals altogether because if it isn’t fully gone, it can come back even stronger and become harder to fight again. Also acknowledged that the immune system can take anywhere from 1-3 years to fully recover from this.

I realize that sounds like all bad news but it’s good to know what you’re up against so you don’t have any unrealistic expectations that will cause you to become frustrated and depressed. If you expect to be better in a couple weeks, you might become really depressed when a month goes by and you are still feeling crappy.

The good news is and everybody on here will say it is that once you do beat it, you will feel better than you ever have in your life. That gives me the willpower to beat this.

Good luck!
Die off is the worst but its a sign that your treatment is working! At least that’s what I keep telling myself lol.