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    Old 10-30-2005, 11:23 AM   #1
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    Unhappy Resistant Yeast Infection

    Has anyone had a yeast infection that will not go away after trying several medications? I've tried Metronitazole and terazole. Now I have to wait 2 weeks before I can see my gyn again. Has anyone else had this problem? She said after I was diagnosed that I had the 3rd most common strain of yeast.

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    Old 10-30-2005, 05:20 PM   #2
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    Re: Resistant Yeast Infection


    Have you considered "starving" your yeast problem? Yeast thrives on a diet that includes sugar and simple carbs. There are some good books out there that go into detail about how yeast issues come about (many signs of yeast infections, not just vaginal) and how to eliminate the problem by changing your diet (you need to eliminate the foods that feed yeast) for a minimum of 6 weeks (to kill off the yeast) then slowly incorporating different foods back into your diet. It works!
    Good luck to you,

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    Old 10-31-2005, 05:26 AM   #3
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    Re: Resistant Yeast Infection

    Thanks for the advice. I've read that, but wondered if it really worked. I cut the sugar for several days now. One benefit - losing weight!

     
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    Re: Resistant Yeast Infection

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    Has anyone had a yeast infection that will not go away after trying several medications? I've tried Metronitazole and terazole. Now I have to wait 2 weeks before I can see my gyn again. Has anyone else had this problem? She said after I was diagnosed that I had the 3rd most common strain of yeast.

    Thanks!

    Colleen

    Are you sexually active? If so, it's possible that your partner could be reinfecting you.

     
    Old 11-01-2005, 02:29 AM   #5
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    Re: Resistant Yeast Infection

    I agree with the 2nd poster. With recurring yeast you can't simply treat it vaginally, assuming you have treated yourself and your partner if you are sexually active, you actually have to kill off the over growth of yeast in the stomach.

    I went through months upon months of continuous yeast dramas about 8 years ago to the point i ended up with irritable bowel syndrome and such immense tiredness that i could sleep day and night and had no energy, no drive, just simply didn't care and quite frankly it drove me to such dispair that at one stage i wished i'd simply die and i'm not exagerating that.

    One day while visiting my parents they had a visit from a friend who had brought along her young son. My dad was about to make tea/coffee and asked the lady what she wanted and she only wanted a cup of hot water. This led to her explaining that her and her son had visited a microbiologist/allergy specialist. They had both tested highly for yeast. The yeast had even caused her son to be hyperactive at school and down in his grades and inattentive. They were both put on oral meds for the yeast, plus a good quality multivitamin and acidophilous plus a strict diet of NO sugar, yeast, caffiene, alcohol and basically anything else which yeast thrives off. Her son amazingly became top of the class, more stable and calm. Nobody beleived it was the same child.

    As for me, i made a quick appointment to see the same doctor and he did the same for me (eg: meds, vitamins, acidophilous, strict diet for one month). I thought i'd starve, but when i made lists of foods that i could eat and eat limitlessly and checked out the health section of the supermarket and healthfood stores i became aware that there are so many other alternatives. Well amazingly after only 2 weeks i felt like superwoman. I could have done a marathon. I didn't need to lose wait as the yeast had caused my liver to stop functioning properly and any foods i had previously eaten (and i'm a healthy eater) just went straight through me and my body wasn't absorbing the vitamins so i had lost weight i couldn't afford to lose. Getting rid of the yeast helped my body to recover and become healthy again. Since then i've never had a yeast infection unless i had taken a course of antibiotics.

    When buying acidophilous it's best to buy one which contains numerous strains of the good bacteria as acidophilous apparently isn't that helpful on it's own as varying strains of the good bacteria are required in various parts of the gut (eg: small intestine, bowel, stomach) as they all have their own job to do.

    It's true that a diet high in sugar and yeast, along with BC pills, antibiotics etc can cause imbalances within your body and the end result is the vaginal discomfort. So i'd personally ask your doctor to give you something to take orally to help kill off the bad bacteria, buy yourself a good probiotic in a healthfood store and take it on an empty stomach at least half and hour prior to meals and take it religiously. Also watch your diet during this time, take a course of vitamins, drinks lots of water, have your partner treated if they haven't been treated, limit stress and get good quality sleep too.

     
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