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Recurring thrush(7 Posts)
I have been struggling with thrush since Feb 2018 shortly after losing my virginity, after that, I had thrush from Feb - June 2018. I then went on a 6-month course of fluconazole and the thrush stayed away till June 2019. However, last month it returned really badly and took ages to clear up, I am really scared that my old problem has returned. I do everything advised - probiotics, cotton underwear, no soaps, etc. I am now trying to do the candida diet but due to work commitments won't be able to do it for much longer. I am only 21 and feel like this is going to control my life, its already causing strain on my relationship and social life. I know I'm not a mum but I thought you ladies may be able to help. I am DESPERATE!
Has your partner also been treated? I had the same problem and it was due to me and my partner passing it back and forth, my partner had no symptoms but after using canesten cream twice a day for 2 weeks and not having sex it hasn't came back in months.
Please make an appointment to see your GP. Mumsnet is no substitute for proper medical advice if it's not clearing up with over the counter medication. I say this as someone who had a similar problem, saw GP, all sorted.
Have you been checked for diabetes?
Is it definitely thrush? I had this for years, went away after I split from husband but now I get it if I’m in a relationship. For me it was never cleared by thrush treatment but a Dr decided to try trimovate cream for more of a contact dermatitis/ excsma type effect and as soon as I use it the symptoms go.
@parkinssheet I have been going to gp after gp for a year now and have had no luck thought someone on here would have had a similar experience and would be able to offer me some advice as I am getting desperate.
OK what I didn't want to do was worry you unnecessarily, but mine was diabetes.
Although if you've been with the same partner you could be playing thrush ping pong.
If I were you I'd make an appointment with one if the senior GPS at your practice even if you have to wait a bit to get the appointment and explain.
You can't keep on like this. I know what it's like, it made me very stressed and upset. Hope you get it sorted soon.
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