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does anyone else suffer from thrush when using sanitary wear.....

(8 Posts)
mum2samandalex Thu 25-Sep-08 21:55:25

seem to constantly get it around my period oh the joys of being a women grin

TreeHuggerMum1 Fri 26-Sep-08 09:50:27

I had never had until I had my son (now nearly 3) and within six months of having him I was getting it the week before my period every month without fail. It did settle down after a few months and my HV and Dr both said it was perfectly normal because of all the hormone changes. Very rarley get it now, however baby number 2 is on the way so guess it'll start again after the birth.

MascaraOHara Fri 26-Sep-08 09:55:35

my friend used to suffer with this terribly. she switched from tampax to lilet and has been fine since.

Have you tried changing brands?

wontbepreggersagain Fri 26-Sep-08 09:55:53

i swapped to washable sanpro and a mooncup- not as icky/lentil weavery as it sounds grin since then i've had no probs!

MascaraOHara Fri 26-Sep-08 09:55:57

or even a mooncup

notcitrus Fri 26-Sep-08 11:44:04

I ended up seeing a gynaecologist about constant thrush/UTIs etc. He told me never to use tampons and use either a mooncup or towels and change them a lot - it stopped when I only used towels and also cut down on sugar around that time.

noonki Fri 26-Sep-08 11:49:14

I always get it using sanitary towels, never with my mooncup

ThingOne Fri 26-Sep-08 21:02:28

I found washable sanpro helped too. It's not that icky, honest!

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