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What I know is that ones you are cured, which can take a while, you will have a normal candida free life without suffering or symptoms. But you will have to maintain a healthy anti-candida life style and diet. If you after you are symptom free dig deep into sugar eating, alcohol, antibiotics etc you get it quickly back. So, to answer you about the life-long battle. The real battle is the beginning and coming through the die-off battle, after that its a healing period of your intestines. Through the healing of your guts a lot of other symptoms are calming down and vanish. Like food intolerances and allergies.
It is very normal not to have a sex drive while suffering a candida infestation. This too will come back when you get the fungus out of your system.
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