Post # 1
Sorry this is probably way TMI!!
I’m not really sure what’s going on. For the past 3 days, I have had vaginal itching/redness and a little burning, although not when I pee. Discharge seems normal, clear but a bit more than usual. No strong odors or anything.
I can’t get to my Gynecologist or really any other doctor for another few weeks (because of work/travel/office hours, ugh) so I bought the Vagisil screening test. No idea how reliable that is, but my results came back “Normal OR Yeast Infection” (helpful lol).
If I buy Monistat and use it, and I actually don’t have an infection, will there be any adverse effects? Should I just buy regular vagisil cream?
I don’t want to use anything I don’t have to, but at the same time I don’t want to go away on vacation with the Boyfriend or Best Friend while I have some sort of yeast infection. Last week I went to the gym every day and worked up a sweat and there was one day I didn’t shower (gross I know), could that have irritated anything?
Post # 3
Does the company have a number you can call to ask them or can you talk to your pharmacist? Have you ever had a yeast infection? If so, are your symptoms the same as before?? I wouldn’t think it would hurt anything to use it.
Post # 4
I’ve never had one before so I have no idea what to look out for 🙁
Post # 5
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
Using it shouldn’t cause any adverse affects. You might be developing an infection and you just aren’t to the point of having all of the symptoms. A precautionary monistat might help keep it from getting worse. If the symptoms don’t clear up within 7 days you need to see a doctor though.
Post # 6
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
@MrsCreeToBe: Technically, if you have never had a yeast infection before you are supposed to go to the doctor to get it diagnosed. A bacterial infection can also be the culprit and using Monistat won’t cure that. It might be an STI and not getting proper treatment is a bad idea.
Post # 7
@MrsCreeToBe: dont do it. The reason they tell you to be sure if its a yeast before using monistat is to prevent from growing medicine resistant yeast in your vagina. Are you open to holistic remedies like garlic, probiotics, apple coder vinegar?
Could be bacterial vaginosis, which likes to mimic YI but can’t be cured by yeast treatments.
Post # 8
Is there a walk-in clinic near you? Those are generally decently affordable and always have slots open!
Post # 9
I urge you to see a doctor. Don’t use the products. They can make it worse. I had the same symptoms as you at first, so I started using the cream, and it seemed to get better and then a week later it got really bad to where I had no choice but to go to the doctor. Worst month of my life. I had a yeast infection, bacterial vaginosis, and group b step all at the same time.
I’m not saying that will happen to you, and it may not get that severe but lesson learned about letting lady things go on too long.
Post # 10
I would go to a doctor. Once you have a yeast infection, the signs are easy to recognize and you can take Monsitat without a doctor- but only when you know the signs.
Also, it wasn’t clear from your post but don’t have sex with your boyfriend until its cleared up. Yeast infections can be passed to men.
Post # 11
The problem is I can’t go to my doctor. Not even a possibility with their office hours and the hours I work, and taking off work isn’t an option. Plus I’m away for work in another state all next week.
There is a walk in clinic nearby, but their website doesn’t mention anything about womens health. Do all walk ins do screening for this kind of thing?
It says: “Patients typically come in for conditions such as allergies, burns, influenza, bone fractures (in-house X-Ray machine), cough, cuts, fever, sinus infection, sore throat (strep test), sprains and muscle strains, and respiratory infections.”
Post # 12
@MrsCreeToBe: Eat lots of yogurt! The cultures in it should help to balance your bacteria/yeast levels.
Post # 13
Go to the walk in clinic. trust me, they see this kind of thing all the time!
Post # 14
@MrsCreeToBe: Most walk in clinics should be able to deal with a potential yeast infection. It’s prety basic medicine, and there’ll be doctors there.
Post # 15
@MrsCreeToBe: I had a similar problem a couple of months ago. Slight redness, tons of itching and buring and mostly no change in discharge. I went to my gyno, and she gave me a perscription for some kind of cream which helped for a while, but then it came back. Eventually I developed some yeasty discharge and decided that I had a yest infection.
My husband was not on board with me taking medicine when i wasn’t sure I had one (and the box said you should either have been diagmosed or have had one before. I did some research and found that taking medicine for a yeast infection when you don’t have one might through off your healthy bacteria. The consensus also seemed to be that the main risk was not treating whatever you actually had sooner. But, my OB hadn’t been able to diagnose anything (even under a microscope) and I was sure I didn’t have an sti, so I decided to risk it. I didn’t want to take a couple of ours and a co-pay to either have the OB tell me she didn’t know what was wrong again, or to find out I had a yeast infeciton that I was pretty sure I did.
the generic monistat plunger type thing fixed my problem so I’m pretty sure what I had was a yeast infection, but I’m not sure what would have happened if it had been something else.
Post # 16
I used Monistat once when I incorrectly assumed I had a yeast infection and OMG I wanted to claw my vagina out. It made it so much worse. I would not recommend self-diagnosing and medicating with OTC products. Try to see someone who can culture it and prescribe something.