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Old 11-19-2010, 11:45 AM   #1
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Hi all,
I am new here and I am so frustrated. My story is long so please forgive me but I am at the end of my rope.

In august I had a miscarriage, my obgyn put me back on b.c. as my husband and I were not trying to have more children. I got what I thought was a yeast infection. I went in and they confirmed it was. I used diflucan and terconzole cream. I cut back on the carbs and sugar as well. The infection never went away. So for the last 2 months my gyn has given me multiple different meds and none has helped. I have gone off of my contraceptive as I was concerned it could be at fault. Still no luck.

I went in and had a wet mount it came back that I had an overgrowth of hyphae (a strain of yeast). They tested me for diabetes, HIV, autoimmune and celiacs; all were negative.
She put me on large amounts of diflucan and nyastatin/triamcin cream. Still no luck

As this point I had been taking probiotics for a long while (as I have issues with slow bowels) I went to the health food store and got a yeast cleanse, oil of oregano tincture, along with stronger probiotics. I have even tried hydrogen peroxide douching and while my vagina (inside) does not bother me it is the outer labia vulva area that is irritated. I cut sugar and carbs completely out of my diet, but I still have this awful irritation on my vulva/labia (sorry to be tmi)

I am just curious if there is a chance it could be cytolytic vaginosis or lactobacillosis. My husband and I have not had sex since this started so I have no fear of it being passed back and forth. I am very healthy I exercise and eat well.

I feel very frustrated and completely lost so if anyone has ANY idea I would be forever thankful.

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Old 11-19-2010, 04:57 PM   #2
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Re: Yeast or is it cytolytic vaginosis?! What do i do, please help.

HI there,
I could say that your story, except for the miscarriage part, is 100% like mine. I even used the same meds and tried probiotics as well. What i can tell you is that although the yeast is gone (according to 3 doctors I saw), i still have unexplained discharge and the non-stop irritation on the outside, just like you. Doctors don't see anything wrong when they exam it, but I feel like someone used a cheese grater in my vulva (tmi, I know). Anyway, the last doctor I saw prescribed me clobetasol (prescription) and when I apply it it gives me great relief. Temporary only, because if i don't apply it, the nightmare returns. This is a medication mainly used to treat lichen , but even though my doc never said I have it, it seems to be helping me a bit. I've been dealing with this for 7 months diagnosis so far...Oh, and after using probiotics in mega doses my pap smear showed a lot of lactobacilli (as in cytolic vaginosis) and doc asked me to stop them. My last pap showed normal flora.

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Re: Yeast or is it cytolytic vaginosis?! What do i do, please help.

Hi...Women get all the great things don't we....?
Um...I would say this is not a "cure" but it will make your labia feel much better...Its the Summers Eve wash. I had some itching trouble...and thought I had a yeast infection and it was like you said...just on the inner lips of vagina...and labia...I was desperate and just spent a long time in the aisle at the drug store looking for a solution. The Summers Eve wash had a good advertisement, soothing, cooling, etc...which made me buy it...I felt so GOOD after using it and eventually my problem went away. My girlfriend was struggling with a really bad yeast infection and I told her about the stuff. She bought it and loved it...that was over a year ago. Last month I was using her toilet...and the tub was in front of me at eye level...hahaha...and there was a bottle of it resting on the I guess she still uses it...If anything it may not cure the problem...but it definetly provides RELIEF.

Old 11-24-2010, 07:29 AM   #4
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Re: Yeast or is it cytolytic vaginosis?! What do i do, please help.

Make sure you get your dr to test you with a vinegar type wash for VIN. I thought for 5 years I was dealing with yeast with no luck and it turned out to be precancer cells on my vulva (the same thing women get on their cervix)

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Re: Yeast or is it cytolytic vaginosis?! What do i do, please help.

Hi there well you can try some of the things posted by sjb at treosis

if you want to see if that helps.

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