I started my natural antifungals (garlic and coconut oil) after 2 weeks of the diet. I’m pregnant, and really did not want to exacerbate potentially harmful die-off reactions (the die-off by products are really not good for you!). So, the first 2 weeks were to try to get some of the yeast taken care of first, then I **gradually** upped my antifungals. During this time I drank **insane** amounts of spring water. Literally, a gallon and a half a day! My die off symptoms were very minimal, mostly amounting to pronounced fatigue, but nothing like what some of the other poor souls on this board have had to go through! My scoring on Candida questionairres had me starting out as “moderate”, which may also account for die-off that wasn’t horrible since my candida was likely not severe to begin with.
There’s quite a lot of info that urges candida sufferers to ease the die-off symptoms as much as possible. Severe die-off can be really traumatic for the body and for your mentality/attitude. My advice is to not purposefully rush the die-off at the outset. When you do begin your antifungals, down that water like crazy. General advice is to drink half your body weight in ounces of water everyday. Since I’m preggie, I drank more.
Hope this helps 🙂
Hope it helps.