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Old 08-21-2011, 11:14 PM   #1
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Angry Chronic yeast infections from antibiotics for six months

i'm sure i've posted about about my yeast problem, but i don't remember getting too many responses.


ive been having chronic yeast infections for six months, have been on NUMEROUS percriptions of Diflucan, have tried the monistat and clotrimazole vaginal cream and changing my diet...but nothing and i mean nothing seems to work (for a while, anyways). when it DOES go away, i get relief for maybe three days and then it comes back worse than before.

this alll started after getting off antibiotics in february. since then i've been on antibiotics two more times for a throat infection, i've NEVER had yeast infections before being on antibiotics, NEVER.

this is driving me nuts, its taking over my life, its all i think about and i feel so helpless..


my gynecologist just gives me diflucan when i tell her i have a yeast infection, she never really takes it seriously and my doctor is does the same thing. i saw a ENT about the oral thrush that i thought i had and she recommend i see a infectious disease specialist. what could i possibly get out of that visit. ? im afraid i'll get tested thoroughly for things, and still just have diflucan thrown at me again. im afraid that taking too much of that in the long run will seriously harm my system since it has flouride in it (i've heard)......help please. !


i'm a twenty year old female by the way, and has never been sexually active.

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Old 08-22-2011, 12:23 AM   #2
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Re: Chronic yeast infections from antibiotics for six months

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Sorry to hear about you yeast problem. Antibiotics are a know cause of many such problems and to be given them for a throat infection just in case it is a bacteria infection (a virus which most throat infections are cannot be cured or helped with antibiotics) is mad!

You could read a book by Dr Robert Young called Sick and Tired. THe book will explain all about your problem and give you the information on a cure forever, a proper cure not a sticking plaster or mask of symptoms.

However you need to follow the Plan exactly for a good period of time ( a few months). If you laps your infections will return. You need to adopt the plan or something like it FOR LIFE.

If your body has the correct conditions for infections you will get them constantly, you need to change the trrain.
Its like the mosquito analogy where you can kill the larva in the pool where they breed with strong chemicals but if you don't change the stagnant water to clean water they will return.

I have had bouts of ringworm and fungal/yeast infections but I have followed Dr Youngs principles for some time and I dont get them any more.

Furthermore you need to think again about minor problems like throat infections and how to help them.
Look for the alternatives. I have found echanacia (sorry about the spelling) to be superb for colds and throats. Propalis is amazing for sore throats, but best of all is the fact that Dr Youngs help for yeast infections will also greatly help you fight any virus or bacteria infection, they will not be as frequent or as sever as before.

Hope this helps
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Re: Chronic yeast infections from antibiotics for six months

You could see an Alternative practitioner who would test you for Candida. Ive had problems with Drs and Candida myself. They just don't acknowledge it and hope you wont mention it.
Have you tried NYSTATIN for your mouth, I find it works every time. Some say yogurt inserted on a tampon is helpful, straight from the fridge would cool things down at that end.
The best solution is to omit all sugar (difficult I know) it's deadly for Candida.
Also a mouthwash I found good called (ELUDRIL) will help with Thrush in the mouth.
Hope this helps and good luck. Solofelix.
PS Don't forger PROBIOTICS after ANTIBIOTICS.

 
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Re: Chronic yeast infections from antibiotics for six months

Have you tried any natural remodies?
You could douche with organic white vineger and water, for a week..
garlic wrapped in gauze, tied with dental floss on both sides, dip in olive oil and insert. This works wonders.
Try a tea tree tampon.... like 7-10 drops of tea tree in a tampon. Also, can put a little olive oil in there so the tampon doesn't absorb it all.
Some have gotten relief with yogurt in a tampon. That never really worked for me.
Topically, try unrefined cocunut oil to dab on. Helps with the itch. To go stronger, try cocunut oil and a few drops of tea tree combo. Mix and put in a little container so you can dab on when needed.
Some have had relief with Boric acid suppositories. You can buy boric acid at an offbeat drugstore. Then buy the gel capsules at the health food store. You can make them yourself. Boric acid works wonders for many women.
I have done all these things, and have had horrible yeast infections. these things can work for most women. try taking a probiotic like Phem-Dophilus.
You need to quit the sugar and white carbs. Yeast's best friend is sugar and its' in everything. Use stevia instead.
Try these things for now. If no improvement after being aggressive with these things, choose one, you will need more diflocan. I've popped them like candy, and they never hurt me. My liver enzymes have been fine. You just need more of it. One pill will not be enough. You need to go on it for a month, daily, then see what happens. I never wanted mine to come to this, but after a while, you have to. I ended up on it for months. Never hurt me, and my doctors said they never had seen any liver toxicity from it. Good luck.

 
Old 08-22-2011, 11:38 PM   #5
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Re: Chronic yeast infections from antibiotics for six months

Hey there,

Antibiotics for sure can cause thrush and yeast infections. In our household, we stock up probiotics/acidophilus and unsweetened yogurt. Make sure the yogurt contains bacterial culture - it will probably say so right on the container. Eat plenty of yogurt and take the probiotics religiously. I used to get a yeast infection every month. Now, I take protbiotics every day and I haven't had a yeast infection for years.

Good luck!

 
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Re: Chronic yeast infections from antibiotics for six months

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Hey there,

Antibiotics for sure can cause thrush and yeast infections. In our household, we stock up probiotics/acidophilus and unsweetened yogurt. Make sure the yogurt contains bacterial culture - it will probably say so right on the container. Eat plenty of yogurt and take the probiotics religiously. I used to get a yeast infection every month. Now, I take protbiotics every day and I haven't had a yeast infection for years.

Good luck!
A lot of people sing the praises of Probiotics. I have not taken them for yeast as I dont have it but I do take them as I have in the past had Antibiotics.
Cant say they ever did anything for me as I still have AR/GERD, Hiatal
Hernia and Diverticulitis and probably have H.Pylori back for the second time,
(waiting tests result).
If you feel they are doing good for yeast continue taking them. Solofelix.




I guess they do no harm even if they do nothing else. Solofelix.

 
Old 08-23-2011, 08:22 AM   #7
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Re: Chronic yeast infections from antibiotics for six months

How much probiotics did you take? Gosh, that was an easy cure! You are so lucky!!!

 
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Re: Chronic yeast infections from antibiotics for six months

I have taken them forever. not sure. I'm now on VSL-DS, that is 900 billion. My digestion has been so bad, I can't tell whether they are making me worse. I had a stool test showing my good bacteria was low so I know I needed it, it's just whether I'm able to tolerate it. Does it normally make your stools loose?

 
Old 08-23-2011, 11:30 AM   #9
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Re: Chronic yeast infections from antibiotics for six months

Solofelix, you're right in that probiotics seems to be the word of the day. It seems like it's supposed to be today's miracle cure .

I really dont' know if it can do all the things you hear about. I increased my dosage hoping it would help with other issues and, it did not. I do know that it has worked wonders for vaginal yeast infections and thrush and for that I am thankful

Gibbyviola - I'm sorry.. sounds like you do take quite a high dose. Did you start out taking a smaller amount and then increasing it? Otherwise, maybe it's playing havoc on your insides? From what I understand about probiotics, they're supposed to make your stools firm. That hasn't necessarily been the case with me but that is likely due to medications I am taking.

 
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Re: Chronic yeast infections from antibiotics for six months

Gingerell, yes, I took way lower dosages than that, to try to work up to it. In fact, I usually split the packet up, just taking 450. It's hard to say what's going on with me. I'm laying off for today. I had a really tough time yesterday. All it takes is 1 thing to set me off leaving me bloated and miserable for the whole day.

 
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Re: Chronic yeast infections from antibiotics for six months

Two adverse things affect probiotic strength-- high(above 78 degrees) temperature and stomach acids.

So, it is best to store the probiotic in the refrigerator and take them on an empty stomach--- usually 2 hours after eating. Of course not all probiotics are affected by heat or acid but enough goods ones are affected and it's simple- easy to do.

There are over 400 different stains of bacteria that are present in your GI tract and only about 90 have names --- they are in constant warfear.

I have found that coconut oil contains a natural candida killer ---Caprylic Acid and it really helps control candida overgrowth. Not all coconut oil taste the same ---- I like and use Garden of Life coconut oil best. But, I have found all virgin coconut oils work. You can even cook with it.

We all have candida in our GI tracts -- the problem is to keep it balanced with friendly strains.

God Bless---Harry

 
Old 08-26-2011, 09:59 AM   #12
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There is a book called The Yeast Connection, by William Crook that came out in the mid-1980's. It is excellent! I highly recommend it!

Amazon has it.

 
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Re: Chronic yeast infections from antibiotics for six months

Coconut oil sounds very good if it does the job and it is superb for our bodies in other ways I believe.

Your observation regading good and bad bacteria is true.

However it is not difficult to balance the flora within our bodies. Dr Robert O Youngs book describes the situation perfectly and the solutions.

The problem is that western societies have so many conditions, Yeast infections being one, but people never associate them with anything they ever do.

If conditions are in balance (by eating and exercising ) correctly
within us, yeast, fungal, cancer, arthritis, MS would not be at plague proportions as they are now. That is not to say you would never get any of these problems but statistically they would be a very minor part of the diseases we contract.

The secret is to gradually change our perspective of what is important.

What is a good diet? With a good diet these health boards would not be packed with the complaints people have.

Few know the power of the correct diet, or even know what one is, but it can cure or ensure minor statistical incidents of most of the complaints discussed in ALL these forums.

The cure is not to eat more tomatoes or include carrots in your diet it is to have a superb diet... it is a life style really, not a diet for a month or two.

I have never met anyone who says that their diet is not good. But not good is not enough... A diet needs to be excellent and that takes some research.

My dad says, as he watches my mother (80 years old) going to the loo (not literally you understand ) for the 8th time in a day (with acute diarrhea and she has not been able to leave the house for 2 weeks) "well you have to enjoy life".

This statement came after my comment about her changing her diet and watching what she eats when they go out for meals. (based upon Robert Youngs principles and many others).

I might add that this irritable bowl and leaky gut comes about after other painful instances, some years ago, where my mum would go out for a meal, drink wine and have cystitis for 2 weeks because of it. What followed were 2/3 courses of antibiotics to try to cure it. This is a painful condition.
It took my mother 3 years of this pain to finally decide that the wine was not worth the aggrevation... She is not alone in this protracted stupidity...most people are not in enough pain for them to initiate the change, which if undertaken correctly, can be enjoyable and very very rewarding.

Now because mum has been having more and more of these bouts she has finally listened to me and changed her diet and within a week her condition began to change for the better. She has some way yet to go but I am working on her whilst supressing my dads comments.

And the moral of the story is...

 
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Re: Chronic yeast infections from antibiotics for six months

Candida is a normal part of our intestinal flora -- But, it has to be balanced and there are many meds, as well as foods that will keep your intestinal tract out of balance. So, you have got to find the right medication or remedies to make your gastro tract healthy.

We are all different!!

Harry

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Re: Chronic yeast infections from antibiotics for six months

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Originally Posted by ArcaneEpiphany View Post
i'm sure i've posted about about my yeast problem, but i don't remember getting too many responses.


ive been having chronic yeast infections for six months, have been on NUMEROUS percriptions of Diflucan, have tried the monistat and clotrimazole vaginal cream and changing my diet...but nothing and i mean nothing seems to work (for a while, anyways). when it DOES go away, i get relief for maybe three days and then it comes back worse than before.

this alll started after getting off antibiotics in february. since then i've been on antibiotics two more times for a throat infection, i've NEVER had yeast infections before being on antibiotics, NEVER.

this is driving me nuts, its taking over my life, its all i think about and i feel so helpless..


my gynecologist just gives me diflucan when i tell her i have a yeast infection, she never really takes it seriously and my doctor is does the same thing. i saw a ENT about the oral thrush that i thought i had and she recommend i see a infectious disease specialist. what could i possibly get out of that visit. ? im afraid i'll get tested thoroughly for things, and still just have diflucan thrown at me again. im afraid that taking too much of that in the long run will seriously harm my system since it has flouride in it (i've heard)......help please. !


i'm a twenty year old female by the way, and has never been sexually active.
hi, i had vaginal yeast infection for over a year.. i tried kefir for a week, and my yeast infection cleared up.. im trying to put kefir directly in my vagina.. my itching and burning disappeared..

 
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