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Old 12-16-2003, 06:10 PM   #46
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Re: Yeast??

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Hi Samicat--
I'm off to bed in a min. and just was checking my list/messages.

About my hypo thyroid...you know, when I first went to the dr with the yeast issues, (she was a NP), the 1st thing she checked for was glucose and TSH only. My TSH came back at 3.6, out of a range of .5-5.5. So, I was considered in so called "normal range", altho I was starting to get other symptoms as well. About 10 months later, they tested again--TSH only, came out 3.5. And I was continuing to have some bizarre symptoms, that I had NO idea were related to hypo. I was thinking I had MS at times. So finally this summer, I started really researching thyroid, especially on these boards, and when I was reading other ppl's stories on here, I KNEW it was what was wrong with me. I went to the dr. (GP) and told her, "I know what's wrong with me, I'm hypo, just like my mom was and brother, etc) Sure enough, my TSH was 8.6. I was going to insist they treat me no matter if I was in normal range, even if I had to pay out of my pocket to see a natuopath doc or whatever. I think if they had done a full thyroid panel w/ TSH, Ft4, Ft3 AND thyroid antibodies, it would have shown up a hell of a lot earlier, and I wouldn't have suffered for so long. Now I'm having a heck of a time recovering, and I'm beginning to wonder if I'll ever get back to feeling normal again. I guess the longer you go w/o getting DX'd for thyroid probs, the more damge is done, and it's going to take longer to fix you. Stupid Dr's...or should I just say stupid health care system! I think they just try to avoid all of these more thorough tests just to save money, and it's a shame.

Oh, about the Terazol...yes, it did seem to make me itch more, even burn more. But S-cat, I was in SO much pain already, I was willing to put up with a bit more, ANYTHING in order to get rid of that yeast! Yes, it did make things worse. As far as the Nizoral, I guess I was lucky with that one as I didn't have any side effects that I noticed. I've heard it can really upset your stomach, have you been bothered with that?
Funny you mention your doc's name was Walter...that was my doc's last name! I just can't understand why so few dr's know what these resistent yeasts look like, let alone even have heard of them!! If you have the freedom of selecting any Dr. you want, you might want to try calling around to different Gyns, and ask if they are experienced in treating resistent/non-albicans vaginal yeast problems.

Talk to ya later...please let me know if i can answer any more questions for you. And I sure hope you get this resolved soon Samicat. I'm sure eventually you will.

DEDA
I know what you mean about the doctor's! Our health care system really has gone down the drain. They won't perform certain tests yet they insist on performing others repeatedly...i.e. they tested me for diabetes twice in a two year period and std's probably at least three times in a four month period even though I told them that previous tests were negative, I was in a mongamous relationship for four years and had not had sex in four months due to the nonexistent yeast infection that I have! I am going to go for a full thyroid workup as soon as I change insurance companies. I'm trying the boric acid in a week or so. I'll let you know how it turns out. Thanks for all the helpful info!

 
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Old 12-16-2003, 10:04 PM   #47
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Re: Yeast??

Good luck Samicat with the boric acid suppositories. I tried that before, and made them up myself. But I only used them for a few days, just didn't stick with it long enough to see if they worked. I read that in studies that have been done using boric acid to treat yeast, (resistant yeast) it works in 80% of women. Not bad, considering not a whole lot works w/ resistant yeast. Terazol is supposed to kill resistant yeast, if used for 2 weeks straight. Guess it worked for me, as I was using it 2 X a day and with the heavy duty (400 mg) Nizoral, and yeast free diet. Geez, what a nightmare to go through all that just for a yeast infection. It's about time they come out with something new THAT WORKS!!

Good idea getting thyroid tests done, especially if it runs in your family, or if you are having other symptoms.

Deda

 
Old 12-17-2003, 05:25 AM   #48
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Apparently, you could have yeast under the skin layers. If you have this, then none of the topical antifungals or boric acid will work alone. You would need to take something orally as well. BUT, if it is just resistant yeast and not under the skin layers, then the boric acid should work. Good Luck.
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Old 07-31-2004, 09:24 PM   #49
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I have severe vaginal pain that started as a result of Candida (a yeast infection) and my doctor prescribed numerous treatments, but I STILL have the pain, especially during sex! Its driving me up the wall...how are all of you doing? Did any of you have any luck or were diagnosed with something?

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Old 08-01-2004, 11:46 PM   #50
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To everyone on this thread:
See my post 'for those with pain during sex' on this board...I went to a vulval specialist, and she FINALLY gave me answers to what seems to be the condition many of you describe here.

Best of luck,

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Old 08-02-2004, 01:42 PM   #52
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To everyone on this thread:
See my post 'for those with pain during sex' on this board...I went to a vulval specialist, and she FINALLY gave me answers to what seems to be the condition many of you describe here.

Best of luck,

Tyger.


Hi Tyger--

I'm still doing okay, as long as my thyroid levels are in the optimal range. (my yeast and vulvodynia was caused by my underactive thyroid[autoimmune disease]) When my levels are off, I have had another vag. infection, and have had some bouts of pains, but not lasting long.

I hope you get your pain resolved soon, my heart goes out to you, it's awful, isn't it? I'll go read your other thread now...
DEDA

 
Old 08-03-2004, 07:26 PM   #53
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I agree tyger. I have vulvodynia and vulvar vestibulitis as a result of yeast and BV. I have found some useful treatments online but still struggle. How is she treating you?

sami

 
Old 08-04-2004, 08:54 PM   #54
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Hi Samicat.
Its good to hear I'm not alone with this condition. How long have you had it, and how long had you had it before you were diagnosed? Do you go to a specialist? Have you tried going on an anti-depressent (like Amitriptyline) in low-dose to get rid of the pain? My doc seems to think I have a high chance of eliminating it altogether with this anti-depressant because I haven't had it that long (3 months) and its not too serious (only thing that hurts is sex; penetration).
Sorry for all the qu's, but I'm so confused about this condition, is it permanent? Do some women live with this condition their whole lives? I'm only 20!

Tyger.

p.s. you mentioned some helpful treatments? What were they?

 
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