I understand what you mean about at least having confirmation now that you definitely need to be strict with the diet. It can be really difficult to stick to it if you’re constantly doubting whether or not you actually NEED to. But, girl, sounds like you need to 😉
I sort of had a similar experience. I had been on the diet for 5 weeks and was just beginning to reintroduce a few things – a little sweet potato or cooked carrot, things like that – and I was feeling **awesome**. It was seriously like, “Wow. I barely remembered what it was like to feel this good!” But I began to wonder if it had more to do with eating a diet that was good for my low-blood sugar instead of really being a candida issue. I’ve had low-blood sugar for years, but haven’t really taken it very seriously (not technically hypoglycemic, just at the low end of the normal range). So, I thought maybe I was just feeling really great because I was eating to accomodate my low blood sugar.
THEN – at the end of week 5, my OB (I’m 23 weeks pregnant) diagnosed me with a rather significant UTI that definitely required antibiotics. Antibiotics!!! The arch-enemy!!! Anyway, I continued eating exactly as I had been throughout Stage 1, but as you can imagine, the yeast had a hayday. The first week after I finished the anitbiotics was so rough. I was *extremely* fatigued and emotional. I really think it was die-off all over again. It’s been 2 weeks now since I wrapped up the antibiotics and I still am not feeling really back to normal. This is most definitely more than just my low blood sugar!!!
Now you can get back on track with the knowledge that your body really does need this diet!