I agree with MsPep that you should take digestive enzymes with every meal. I take HCI as well and it has helped with my digestion and bowel movements. I want to stress that you need to be strict in the candida diet. I started having candida symptoms when I was in high school but then went off to college and kept on drinking alcohol and partying and the symptoms just kept getting worse. It took me getting really sick, like missing work and school and severe anxiety to start eliminating certian foods from my diet such as gluten, dairy, and sugar. I cut back on my alcohol, especially wine and eliminated beer. I would notice the symptoms coming back after I ate something that would feed the candida, the next day I would feel foggy headed, almost like a hangover. For years I just assumed it was because I ate gluten, I had been diagnosed with a gluten allergy, never yeast/candida from doctors but candida causes food allergies. I would try to stay away from foods I was told I was allergic to but would "cheat" quite often with sweats or alcohol when I was in social situations. It didn't really bother me to feel tired and foggy headed the next day, to me it was worth it to feel that way because it only lasted a day or so. BUT my symptoms just kept getting worse and worse and I developed pollen allergies and severe fatigue, irritable bowel, acne, adrenal and thyroid problems,etc. I had to quit my job in December and have been very ill ever since. My point here is that I wish I would have started aggressively treating my Candida when I was your age because I know I would be healthy today. I regret not following the diet more strictly. I am now having to pay for lost time for I have been unable to work and relying on my parents to support me financially as I go through the severe die-off and work at re-building my adrenals and immune system. Your are young and will be able to recover from this with the right diet and supplements. I believe the most important thing for you right now is avoiding alcohol and Sugar and taking a digestive enzyme and probiotic. You will recover, it's good that you are treating this so young in life but if you are prone to candida you may have to follow the diet as a lifestyle. Not trying to scare you, just want you to know that you can turn this around but it takes a lot of disapline, which is hard, belive me but I pray to God for disapline everyday and it helps. Good luck to you!!!