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Old 11-25-2004, 06:24 PM   #1
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Question Birth Control Pills contributing to my candidiasis

I've been almost positive for a very long time now that I have candidiasis. Tomorrow I have an appointment with my gynecologist and was planning on getting on the "mini-pill", the progestin-only birth control pill. I have only been on birth control once, a long time ago, and had a pretty bad experience with it, but I'm pretty sure it was the estrogen, so that's why I wanted to try the mini-pill. Recently though, I read that candida "feeds" on progestin in your body, and by taking birth control pills containing progestin, I would be furthering my severe yeast overgrowth. Really, the only other very effective form of non-hormonal birth control is the copper IUD, but that is generally not recommended for those who haven't had any children yet, and I haven't. Does anyone know anything else about progestin contributing to candidiasis? Also, I have all symptoms of leaky gut syndrome, so maybe hormonal birth control wouldn't be such a good idea?

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