I don’t see anything wrong with taking the antifungals now. Like you say I think they only advise to do it in stage 2 so your die off symptoms aren’t twice as bad. Probiotics can be taken at any time – says so on the site somewhere! I have taken antifungals from the start (did stage 1 for a week and a half then relapsed). Having to start it all over again and on day 3 of detox yet again! I had antifungal meds from my doc the first time and after a week of those and stage 1 I noticed a huge difference in how well I felt (cursing myself for falling off the wagon). Trying natural antifungals this time. Have caprylic acid and will have garlic capsules, aloe vera and kelp when they arrive.
Some people just don’t want to experience severe die off. I’d rather get it all over with as quick as poss like you 🙂