Qvist- I believe, for me, that an antifungal diet along with natural antifungals were the key. I took bg after my symptoms cleared to boost my immune system and try to keep well. I think we need to be careful looking for a "get out of jail free" card. There isn't one. I know that there are varying amounts of strengths in beta glucan products, and one may need a higher dose than the one I take. I take a 3 mg dose, where someone with greater issues may wish to take 10 mg to start. Cancer patients who take radiation are encouraged to take that does, for instance, to help alleviate after-effects.
To answer some of your questions, I weaned myself off meds 3 years ago, and am not even taking the antifungals right now. From time to time I take them again just to keep the fungus away, in case it's starting to creep into my system again. At one point when I had UC, my colon looked like ground hamburg, and I had 5 polyps removed. I'm sure I had all the same symptoms as most of you have, or had....bleeding, pain, mucous, cramping....
As fas as the diet goes, I can't explain it any better other than to refer you to the website that gives some background science of fungus and disease, as well as outlining the basic diet itself....www.knowthecause.com. Look under FAQ section. If you are really interested, I can email to you the specifics of what I did, and ate, with the results I had, but it is pretty well much the same as what I told you here on this forum. Sometimes I also watch the TV shows link, that provides some information on fungus and disease. Sometimes the shows are related to digestive diseases, like UC, other times not. But the host usually does a good job of teaching you more about fungus and how it can affect ones health.
Have you been feeling any better after eliminating sugar for a while? On this diet, you can eat all the meat/fish/poultry you want. It did not affect me negatively at all. The best advice I can give is to "change". If you always do what you've always done, (i.e. eating the same foods, taking the same drugs, and not getting any better) you'll always get what you've always gotten. No one can predict if an antifungal program will help you get well again. You need to give it a fair shake though, with no cheating, if you decide to try it. But, you should know if its right for you in less than a month.... by Valentine's Day you could be noticing improvement in symptoms, but there are no guarantees. There's no quick fix.