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Old 01-03-2004, 11:11 PM   #1
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Red face Second Yeast Infection or simple irritation? Help!

I saw a GYN for the first time two months ago. I was diagnosed with a pretty bad yeast infection and was given a prescripton insert and some cream. A few weeks later it wasn't completely better so my doctor gave me diflucan. The itching didn't go away and she said that since I have had the infection for such a long time (I would guess years... I never knew what it was) it would take a long time to get better and just to keep using the cream she gave me, which I have.
I had my period a few weeks ago and I think it caused it to come back full swing. Pads have always irritated the heck out of me but my mom has told me horror stories from her days as a nurse of kids who came into the doctors because their tampon was stuck or the string broke... etc so I don't use them, but that's another post. Anyway it's now red, very sore, itching and I have that funny discharge again. I hesitate to say it burns when I urinate because that is a side effect listed for one of my medications I'm on for my stomach issues, but it does. I don't know if they can tell me whether it's my medication or a seperate problem.
What should I do? Should I go back and see the doctor? I have had this so long I have to sort of train myself to catch the symptoms because it's the norm for me. I don't know if this is just regular stuff or if I have gottan a second yeast infection. The doctor said at my last visit internally I was fine, it was just the outer skin that was irritated. The discharge alarmed me though. I can't pin-point really what can cause them. I don't use bleach like the doctor said and I've been using the same soap and brand of (cotton) undies since I was young. I don't take bubble baths or anything like that...ugh...

Help, I don't know if this is a new problem or the old problem I'm being treated for. I hate my body, I'd like to have one day, just one, where I don't have to take any medication (I have GERD) and am not hurting or itching anywhere... ugh!
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