Sorry, I hadn’t seen this post before. I am wondering what made you think that you had candida in the first place. Most people have a symptom that sort of puts them “over the edge” so to speak and makes them lean towards a candida diagnosis.
Also, it seems as if the antifungals helped, then you must have some sort of fungal problem. The problem with yeast, is it can build up a resistance to medicines much in the way that bacteria do to antibiotics, so at this point, you may have super-charged yeast.
I tried the diet in the beginning for a little while and then quit, thinking I was done. I truly believe that this is a lifestyle change. It has been very hard for me socially and physically but sooo much better than having burning, rashy lips all the time. In order to “cure” yourself, you have to stay on the diet for at least 6 months and even then I don’t think you should ever go back to eating a high-carb/sugar diet. It just flat out isn’t good for you.
There are no two ways about it, this diet sucks. But if you do have candida and want to get better, you will have to do it for a long time.
I agree that should try to get tested and see if that is indeed your problem. And definitely take probiotics. You probably need them from all those diflucan you took.