Hello there. I've never been on message boards before, but I'm not sure where else to turn. In March I went to my gyno and she said a pap showed bacterical vaginosis. she put me on meds. they didn't help. went back a month later. same thing. no help. the last time i went, in june, she said i had vaginosis, vaginitis, and cervicitis. she put me on the same meds as before for a longer period of time. I got feed up and saw a different gyn. she said that i had yeast, and not b.v. she gave me meds for that, but it hasn't helped yet.
So far since march, I've been on diflucan, vandazole, doxyclene or something like that, and some creams and stuff. all two to three times each. before I saw my gyn, I had been on antibiotics since the beginning of january for a number of other illnesses. (i had my wisdom teeth removed, strep throat, a really bad flu, and hives) I thought that's what caused my problem, until i did some research last night.
I took a home test for a chronic candida infection and it came back drastically positive. i think this has been in my system for some years now. it's what's caused my dermatitis, made my asthma worse, and ruinned my immune system. I have about half of the common symptoms. I need a cure.
I just turned 18 last week. i'm not sexually active and i never have been. no history of drugs or anything like that. i've spent so much money that i don't have diagnosing this thing. the doctors and the meds haven't helped at all. i'm actually worse than ever. i really need some advice.
I have never tried Yeast Cleanse, so I cant really say anything about that, but I have had some really stubborn yeast infections, since I am on long term, daily antibiotics prophallactically (sp?) b/c I have to self cath daily. Just taking one or two Diflucan doesnt do it for me either. I have to take it every other day for a week to clear mine up. If you have become immune to it, you might ask your Dr. to r/x Nystatin...it works the same way Diflucan does but you will need a r/x.
I would also try adding a probiotic. You can get them at a health food store. Or you could try eating yogurt daily, make sure it has live, active cultures. (You will have to get it in the health food section of the grocery, not just in the reg dairy case.)
I actually went out and got a probiotic last night. It's called Culurelle I think. And I bought a million cups of yogurt by yoplay. I checked to make sure it had active cultures. I'm having at least one cup a day. I'm hoping this will work...
I used to get yeast infections all the time! No medications prescribed worked for me!
I lived by ACIDOPHILUS. Go to wal-mart or target and buy a bottle in the vitamin aisle. Take as directed on the bottle. It works great!! Keeps the yeast away!!
Its cheap too!
This is a powder form of the normal, friendly bacteria that live in our intestines (called flora). Our intestinal flora helps regulate our digestion and stool patterns. Yeast also lives in our intestines. The yeast and the bacterial flora are constantly competing for space, and generally they keep each other in check. Sometimes, however, our bacterial flora can get depleted, such as when taking antibiotics. This allows the yeast to overgrow, which can then lead to a variety of problems:
Yeast diaper rash
Vaginal yeast infection
Yeast infection of the breast Taking acidophilus replenishes our bacterial flora and reduces overgrow of yeast.
Dr. Sears suggests: Take an acidophilus supplement, or try another probiotic like Culturelle®, one capsule daily. Culturelle contains another beneficial probiotic strain, Lactobacillus GG.
HOW TO TAKE IT
Acidophilus is available at most health food and nutrition stores. It comes in two forms –- capsules and powder.
Adults – take the capsules as directed on the bottle.
children – capsules are ok if able to swallow, otherwise give 1 teaspoon of the powder once a day in milk, juice, or food.
Infants – make a paste using water or breastmilk and rub this once a day in baby’s mouth, or put 1 teaspoon of the powder in formula once a day if bottlefeeding.
WHEN TO TAKE IT
We suggest you begin acidophilus at the start of any of the above problems, as well as when taking antibiotics. Continue taking it for one week after the problem or antibiotic is finished.
Thanks so much for the advice. I'm actually doing some of that now. I've been taking Culturelle for about a week or so now, once a day. I started taking azo yeast three or four days ago.I'm also doing a colon cleanse (thought sense it starts in the intestines I should try to treat it there.) I have activia yogurt for breakfast every morning. I was also using micondazole, or whatever it's called. I've noticed the discharge lightening up, but it's still there nonetheless. I have an appt with my new gyno this afternoon, and I'm hoping she'll say I'm a little better. I'm not sure how to explain all this self medicating I've done though. The 3 diflucans she gave me didn't help at all.