The symptoms you mentioned are die-off symptoms and are very similar to flu-like symptoms. Die-off can last days to weeks to months…it depends on how bad your overgrowth is and how damaged your organs are.
There are ways to reduce die-off. Here’s a post about it:
and a post to reduce die-off without molybdenum:
A great way to completely reduce or eliminate die-off is to sweat out the toxins via the bodies largest organ, the skin. You can do this via a steam room, sauna, hot tube, jacuzzi, or even hot bath…I highly recommend mineral springs myself.
Your naturopath should know of other ways to reduce die-off; another great product is juniper berries which protect the liver and kidneys. There’s a juniper berry homeopathic my naturopath prescribes for die-off…
It sounds like your diet may not be strict enough if you are eating fruits, rice, etc. We have a very strict forum diet that has as few food items as possible that will feed candida. The goal of the diet is to feed candida as little as possible, and fruit contains sugar. There are some candida diets that allow fruit, but I personally don’t think you should be eating any until leaky gut is healed first.
Here’s the index of posts with information on a variety of topics that may aid your recovery:
Leaky gut is caused by candida but it also can be caused by parasites. There is a strong likelihood that you have both because parasites often live in the same environment candida can live in.
It takes a very long time to heal, so expect a recovery of 6-18 months. It took me about a year to heal leaky gut myself.