(Closed) Yeast Infections?

posted 8 years ago in Wellness
Post # 18
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Ask your dr for Diflucan, works like magic! I always ask for more to have extra on hand. I have just discovered I get one any time i eat salmon 🙁 i love salmon

Post # 19
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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@feelingfriendless1:  I tend to be pretty prone to yeast infections myself. I’ve found that, as unsexy and unromantic as it is, right after sex I run to the bathroom to pee and wash myself. I don’t know if I have an intolerance to the condoms we use or what, but I haven’t had a single sign of a yeast infection since I started my super-sexy routine lol

Post # 20
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Lots of things could be making them come back. Do you take birth control at all? When I was on the pill, I got them a lot. Come to find out, the hormones can mess with your body and make you get them. You can also get them a lot based on your diet, if you’re eating a lot of sweets especially. Yeast loves sugar so that’s a recipe for disaster. I would try eating more yogurt, and maybe take AZO for yeast, it’s a probiotic that helps build up your immune system.

Post # 21
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Oh yeah, I forgot to add that I also had to stop washing my underwear with scented detergent. Now I only use the perfume/dye free stuff, that doesn’t have any scent. As much as I love the good smelling ones, my body can’t handle it!

Post # 22
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2018

@feelingfriendless1:  Unfortunately some women are prone to them. Trying having yogurt with cultures everyday, not wearing tight clothing, wearing breathable panties, and not keeping wet clothes on for extended periods (whether it’s a bathing suit or sweaty gym gear).

Post # 24
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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@feelingfriendless1:  Soap could be an issue, too. I had to switch to dove unscented soap and be very careful when washing down there, that made a big difference too. Some soaps have way too much perfume that can mess you up.

Post # 25
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Bumble bee

My GYN has told me that it is common for women to get infestions multiple times a year, although I don’t think she meant once a month.  Is it around the same time? Right after your period? Right before?

And that before and after intercourse to clean and go to the bathroom.  It could also be your diet, consuming too much yeast.  Good luck, I hope you get it figured out!

Post # 26
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

I have a chronic illness which makes me particularly susceptible to yeast infections. Sometimes its from sugar, summer heat, or nothing in particular. I will use monistat but usually it takes a full week to feel any sense of relief at all.

 

Well, just this last week i got another one and IT WAS BAD. I used the monistat right away at the first symptom but IT NEVER WENT AWAY… On Sunday I remembered a while back about people using yogurt – not just eating it for the probiotics which I do for gut maintenance already – but actually inserting it inside..

 

EWE, I know, GROSS… But I was desperate, and I needed relief! I went to the store and bought organic plain greek yogurt (very important to not have added sweeteners or anything) and stuck an entire tampon inserter’s worth up my lady bit. I went to sleep and woke up almost 100% cured. I AM NOT JOKING. last night I did the same thing cause i started feeling a bit itch and today? Nothing… Zilch. Not a single symptom.

 

Next time I start to feel one coming I am going to use it right away, the same way, and hopefully it works just as effectively.

 

 *edited to add that I am a regular user of probiotics, as in I take them every night. Also, I tend to eat yogurt on almost a daily basis.

 

Post # 27
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Busy bee

I have to use only certain lubricants that do not contain Glycerin, or something Glu sounding, aparently its a form of sugar that throws my system off, and we use it everytime so it has made a world of difference. good luck!

 

Post # 29
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

It might be worth letting her know that you’re getting them so chronically.

 

But just wanted to add in that I took the same birth control pill for five years, and had no issues for the first years on it, but all of a sudden began getting yeast infections every single month (and getting tears/fissures down there as well). This lasted for nearly a year. I tried every cream/pill imaginable, took Diflucan, it would go away and then come back again. I only washed with water, only wore cotton underwear, etc. etc. I read that the pill might be causing it, so I went off it just to see. Within two months of stopping the pill, the problem was gone and I’ve never had a yeast infection since (now 6 years later).

 

Post # 31
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

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@feelingfriendless1:  I haven’t met many other people who have had this problem, so I’m not sure if my own reaction to the pill was just an unusual one, or if it would affect other people in the same way. But if you eventually get desperate, it might be worth a try stopping the pill for a few months if nothing else works!!

I completely understand how frustrating it is, it makes sex so unpleasant and the discomfort is really distracting 🙁 I hope you’re able to find something that works!

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