high oxalate diet = discharge, irritation?
For the past 2 1/2 years, I've had a mystery vaginal problem that involves an excess of yellow discharge, redness, and irritation (itchy & burning). I've been tested for all infections, including STDs. I've been treated for lichen sclerosis and lichen planus, for vulvar vestibulitis, and for a pH imbalance, and I've recently had my hormone levels tested. I've eliminated the possibility of having an allergy. I've also been desperate enough to try the candida diet, which did absolutely nothing. Despite seeing a specialist, nothing is explaining what is wrong with me.
I recently stumbled upon research about a high oxalate diet sometimes being the culprit in women with vulvodynia. While I don't have the "pain" that most women with vulvodynia have, I decided to read more into the oxalate factor. I've been paying more attention to the foods I eat and notice that when I eat more high oxalate foods, my discharge and irritation seem to be worse. It also makes more sense, then, why the candida diet wouldn't have helped me (many of the things you can eat on it are high-oxalate). However, I've also had enough "coincidental" moments of improving symptoms over the past 2 years to wonder if this is all in my head, or if it's possible that high-oxalate foods could case such severe infection-like symptoms. Does anyone know anything more about this?