I could write a book on yeast infection.
My first tip is to refer to it as a yeast infection. Candida isn't the only strains. I actually have a strain called saccharomyces cerevisiae. : | It is really frustrating to see only candida referenced on websites!
Be careful on honey and apple cider vinegar. By theory, both are supposedly anti-fungal. However, I have found both to aggravate my yeast. I avoid both personally.
Careful on fermented foods added to your diet. There is conflicting information on whether fermented foods can help or aggravate your yeast.
Be careful on the anti-yeast diet. It can cause nutritional deficiencies based on the strict nature of it.
Careful on a product called Syntol. It seems really promising, but it actually has the yeast strain called saccharomyces boulardii which can actually cause a saccharomyces overgrowth when trying to get rid of the candida/other yeast.
Floradix (for iron) also has yeast in it. Just a side note. There is non-yeast formula too.
Research supplements to address the yeast.
If you have weight that you can't lose despite a good diet and exercise, look at yeast as an issue. As soon as I added the yeast supplement, I was able to lose weight.
Read up on whether potato starch is something you want to add.
If you have visible yeast, ask for a culture to determine what strain of yeast it is. And ask for a sensitivity test to see what medications may or may not be a good choice.
Consider pure nystatin.
Diflucan is not effective for all strains. Just because you see no positive effect from taking diflucan, it doesn't mean you don't have a yeast issue.
Careful on the probiotics. There is conflicting information on what probiotics to add.nutritioninstitute.com/probiotics-dont-work-for-candida/
I'm sure I have more to add to this thread! I think yeast is even more difficult to treat sometimes than lyme disease. I certainly have struggled to get the doctors to take me seriously and help me. My regular doctor (who is really great) says it's beyond his knowledge, and I think this is quite common.
Hope that helps somebody!
Kid#1: Extremely sick for several years, very difficult to treat, but much better lately!
Kid#2: Very sick now despite being treated for years, very bad year
Kid#3: Doing great, minor relapse, but great again (ironically had least and shortest treatment)!
Me: Adv Labs positive 2016 (suspected I passed to my kids) - not as sick as others, mostly battling fatigue, kidney, heart, and yeast issues