Hello, I have had an ongoing yeast infection for about 1 1/2 yrs. It's been on and off, has gotten better, then come back. I have been through all the home treatments for yeast such as, garlic cloves, yogurt tampons, tea tree supoositorys, boric acid soppositorys, white vineger douches, plus, been on extrememly strick antifungal diet, which means, I stopped carbs, went to no gluten, slowly added back, been tested for everything and anything,......also took SF722 for a couple of months (supplement from castor oil beans, very antifungal) avoided all sugar and white flours, been tested for yeast allergys (allergies), food allergys (allergies), STD's.....on and on and on and on.
I have paid for many programs to cure and been on some forums. look, most of you have superficial yeast infections and will be able to cure yourselves. Mine despite all my treatments, still went further into the tissues, and became something called " latent intracelluler yeast infection" meaning it's there, but in a dormant state under the tissues. My previous gynocologist told me nothing was ever wrong, cultures come back normal, and I'm fine. Months went by, many visits later, still he told me I was fine. So there I was, left to just deal with this insane itch. My ND told me to go to a special doctor that would prescribe diflocan daily for 1 month. She gave me creams to try also. I did those, and still had an itch, still avoiding all sugar and staying on the candida diet. I finally went to a new gyno, and found a yeast consultant named Dr. Marjorie Crandell who is a PHD microbiologist and had the exact same thing as me. I am now being checked every 2 weeks by my new gyno who actually did see yeast on a gram smear, and I have also been on antifungals. I am now on 2 oral antifungals hoping they will work better. I am hopefull that this will work. I started both Lamisil and Diflocan daily yesterday. I was off for 12 days so we could get a culture that actually grows, and so we can identify the species and do a sensitiity test. lets hope I can get better soon.
Hi viola1234, My name is Kelley. You actually commented on a post I made about a month ago. ( http://www.medhelp.org/posts/Womens-Health/CHRONIC-VAGINAL-DISCOMFORT-PLEASE-HELP/show/1424105 ) First of all, I'll respond to your comment. The discomfort that I have is not itchy. I wouldn't describe it as that. It more so feels like a urinary tract infection without the pain during urination and not in my urinary tract. It feels irritated and maybe a little bit filled with pressure or something. It's sort of difficult to describe because it's not painful, itchy or burning; it's just horrendously uncomfortable. I don't really have much discharge. But I have had cultures done and they have never come back as yeast. But the reason why I think it's chronic yeast syndrome is because (A.) When I originally took out sugar, I got significantly better, though I can't say that status remains and I still don't eat sugar and (B.) The specialist I'm seeing says that even though it's not cultured as yeast, he is not convinced that it's not chronic yeast syndrome. But then again, the treatment he has me on (Magnesium shots every two weeks and Nystatin pills 6 times daily) isn't really working so great. I've gradually gotten worse as I am now uncomfortable all day every day and all night every night. Fun. Also, my situation worsens after I urinate, eat, and just live. I am also going to get checked for parasites as well. I'm really not sure what my problem is anymore. But since you seem to at least have a similar problem, I thought I'd confide in you for advice and see how what treatments will work for you so I can try them too. Have any advice?
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