My opinion : it is worth it! I am almost completely symptom free, but still working on it. For me, getting rid of symptoms is enough, but I am sticking to it and secretly hoping I will be completely healed (for me the jury is out because I have an overgrowth for over 30 years, not sure I can fix that much damage at my age). If I don’t, being symptom free is enough for me. I am happy with what I eat, naturally missing few things like cheese, or more fruit, but I can live like this for the rest of my life!
I hope you get at least to where I am today. But I was on the strict diet without cheating for about a year. As my symptoms went away, I did move to a next stage and added few food items that make my life easier. I decided to do things slow. I am still learning after a year on this treatment and changing my lifestyle, as well as my children’s diet and trying to make healthier environment for them as well. So something good came out of all of this: had I not gotten so ill and found out about candida, I would not take care of my girls as well as I do today.
As you see, I tend to stick to the positive side 🙂
Best of luck to you!