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Persistent Thrush...going insane!

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scifiscientist Thu 18-Feb-16 11:40:51

I've been getting thrush since I was about 20 weeks pregnant (Autumn 2014, DD just turned 1 this weekend), and was told it was hormonal and would go away after baby was born.
It hasn't, I've been getting it every month to six weeks for over a year now, and I'm currently in the worst round of it to date, swollen, red, fissures, the lot. I'm sat at work and can't do anything other than think about how much discomfort I'm in!

I had a Mirena coil fitted 12 weeks after having DD, and some threads say that this could be the issue, but I had one before getting pregnant and never had the problem. I've had swabs done this week at the GP, but I'm at my wits end for what to do!

I know I should've dealt with this a lot sooner, but I have been battling PND too, which took over so much of my life, and now this is affecting my mood too, I just want to sit and cry, except it hurts to sit!!!

Minime85 Thu 18-Feb-16 14:08:36

Cut out sugar (chocolate is a trigger for me) and cut down on yeast as much as you can. Normal canestan doesn't work for me anymore as like you it sounds once I get it I can't get rid of it. I have to go to doctors and get gyno daktarin and that works if I keep sugar low and low yeast. Have you tried live yogurt that's really soothing. Also after sex I have to shower and double void and that helps keep mine at bay. It's so uncomfortable I really understand where you are coming from.

Minime85 Thu 18-Feb-16 14:17:32

Multi-gyn actigel is really good too. Has you DP been treated as he could be passing it back to you?

Whatthefreakinwhatnow Thu 18-Feb-16 14:33:10

Have you been tested for diabetes at all? Recurrent thrush can be a symptom.

Minime85 Thu 18-Feb-16 17:06:22

Yes I was tested for diabetes too when it wouldn't go away worth asking doctor about

DarylDixonsDarlin Thu 18-Feb-16 19:31:23

Has your gp given you an intensive course of anti thrush medication? I don't know if its compatible with breastfeeding tho (not sure if you are bf).

I had recurrent thrush. I went to the GU clinic in a panic, as I was convinced it was something else entirely 😂 swabs confirmed yes it was still thrush, I'd tried treating it myself with pessary or oral thrush medication (I cant think of its name.right now?!) and it just kept.coming back, despite super hot washing all towels/underwear etc and DH and I were using condoms for contraception, so I was really baffled by it...

Anyway, the GU clinic were great and they gave me enough medication (for free!) to undertake the following course of treatment: A tablet daily for either ten or fourteen days, I'm not sure which. plus then a weekly tablet for 6 weeks after that. And it worked, symptoms were relieved within the first week, but obviously I kept to the course of treatment as I wanted to make damn sure it was gone.

And I have only had it once in the last 5 years since that, I was afraid it was going to be like last time but it was just a one off, I actually left it alone just using natural yogurt to treat the symptoms and it went away fairly quickly.

The swab your gp did should help - I think there's actually two types of thrush, and the usual treatments you can buy over the counter won't treat the other type. Does it coincide with menstruation? That can set it off, not sure why.

I feel for you, it truly is a misery.

DarylDixonsDarlin Thu 18-Feb-16 19:38:19

fluconazole is what its called, sorry my.mind went blank there for.a min. There is another oral medication as well as a few different topical ones. Once your GP gets swab results I guess they should be able to recommend the most suitable one to treat you.

Good luck smile

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