Relapses are unfortunately a common occurence among candida sufferers. A number of posters have been hit several times by this curse--That's the 3d time for me.
It's my theory that we might have some physical deficiency that makes us prone to this disease, a structural flaw if you prefer. I have no idea what it might be--weak adrenals, weak liver, lack of digestive juices, who knows? And we aren't gonna know for sure any time soon, since medical research is not interested in this topic; heck, most doctors do not even recognize there is such a thing as systemic candidiasis. Anyway, there is no way we can modify the hypothetical flaw that opens the door to Candida Overgrowth for now.
However, candida seems to happen as the result of triggering factors, environmental in nature; on those, we can have a degree of control, provided we can identify them of course.
It would be interesting to conduct of sort of survey and ask the posters on this forum
-was there an event/situation in your life that triggered the relapse?
-Was it worse the second or third time around? How so?
- Were you on a low carb diet--or other kind of diet-- when you relapsed?
- Did you have a relapse after treating your first candidiasis with antifungals?