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Welcome to the forum chacha.

It sounds like you have had as bad as I have or worse; I know what you are going through and it is only normal. All I can say is that you gotta continue the diet and vitamins/supplements, and you are doing a good job.

After about 6 weeks for me, I still felt pretty awful. I knew I was better but not where I wanted to be. I decided that I needed to give the diet more time and here I am, 5 months into the diet and I am starting to feel almost completely normal!

So give the diet more time…

What is a complete list of the foods you are eating? Are you eating any rice or drinking coffee?

What is the complete list of vitamins/supplements you are taking?

I personally feel that the digestive enzymes are OK since I am taking them myself; I haven’t noticed any negatives about them since I started. A great alternative or complimentary supplement would be the bitters as able suggested.

Do you have any wheat or sugar sensitivy? This can be addressed with the use of glutamine, an optional supplement.

The antifungal symptoms you mentioned sounds pretty normal; it means you are still in the die-off phase. Mine lasted 4 weeks, and some others it has lasted 2 weeks. I think you got it real bad, and thats why you are sensitive to the antifungals. If possible, you should try to slowly increase the amount of GFSE day by day and get up to the mid-20’s in drops. I think that’d be a good goal. If you feel to ill during its use, taking breaks is completely OK. One way to extend the die off period is to eat foods that are not on the allowed foods list, so please tell us your diet.

A great alternative antifungal that may not have nearly as bad die-off symptoms is SF722 undeconoic acid by thorne. This stuff is very effective in treating and fighting candida for a long period of time, and I highly recommend it.

I think at this point you might want to consider trying small amounts of buckwheat (less than 1/2 a cup at a time). The buckwheat flour is great for cooking.

I would also say its safe to have the pumpkin muffin bread or the coconut bread if you can handle eggs. I really like these items and have had no problems with them.

A great way to detox while during the die-off phase is to take a sauna, hot tub, steam room, or even hot bath to release the toxins from you body and skin regularly. You can go up to 6 days a week.

I would not add in the nuts/seeds until phase 2 personally. These contain molds which are tough on the body during the die off phase.

Another great food item to try is chicken sausage. I eat it with buckwheat 1/2 the week.

I would also consider adding kefir or greek yogurt to your diet which will provide natural probiotics; and its pretty tasty!