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This is the 3rd time this year that I'm getting thrush down there and I am so and that it keeps coming back.
My Dh is clear, we had him checked, we didn't even have sex for 2 weeks as we missed each other while travelling.
I drank a bit more alcohol this week, 4 birthday parties (mine included) and I think it may be my diet. I don't eat sweets but can this really be down to food/drink intake? Is it so easy to throw my vaginal flora out of balance with a few glasses too many?? It was 4 small glasses of white wine & a G&T with dinner 4 nights in a row and 1 glass of champagne on one occasion not what I call a massive drinking binge.
I went to see OB gyn, got my dose of fluconazole, 6 day vag tablets and that's all. For the 3rd bloody time!! What can I do to stop this, I am really desperate now.
Know how you feel dareisayit i'm off to the docs this morning,i've lost count of the number of times i've had it I've found that baths usually bring it on,so i only have showers now and can't use bubble bath or anything Don't know whats bought it on this time though I have'nt found that drink causes it,god that would be depressing! We are supposed to be TTC aswell
Yeah of course i will,they usually just give me a perscription for the cream and pessary,think the doc just said about not having a hot bath and not to use bubble bath etc last time. Think i did have a swob done years ago but it came back negative,but the pessary always works. God it does drive you nuts does'nt it?! Will be back later P.S good luck with TTC
darei - I've had it a couple of times recently. God it's a pain. For me it was wearing tights/jeans too many days in a row that sparked it I think. I don't think diet is usually a major factor? from the Choices website.
My nice lady GP prescribed me some canesten tablets and told me to just blast it and take one a week for 4 weeks. Worked for about a year. The cream/pessary makes me worse - I only take the oral tablet now. Someone on here said take it once a month after a period.
Hello tribpot, I did get it because of that in February.
We live in a dry, warm climate, can't have gotten it from there as I normally wear skirts/dresses and cotton pants, no thongs.
I was in a public swimming pool for 20mins, didn't sit down aywhere though.
It's really bizarre, I'm so desperate to find out what has caused it this time and I have no idea. It is frustrating and embarassing and it makes me so angry that my fanny is letting me down like this...
Thank you for the link! I will check it out, it looks good.
I had this, quite a long tome ago now. The GP eventually diagnosed an erosion on my cervix where the little buggers were hiding, and gave me six months worth of treatment (I think fluoconazole) which I took on the last day of my period for six months. After that, I refused all antibiotics for 17 years!
I get thrush every single month, occasionally more often, and I can't use fluconazole any more because of other tablets I take. It won't kill you, try to relax about it a bit- the stress might be making it worse?
It can be a hormonal thing too - I used to always get it just before my period, and then sanitary towels exacerbated it.
Being on the pill also makes it worse.
The anti-candida diet is worth considering if you're suffering repeatedly, but it is not for the faint-hearted!
All refined wheat-based products (white bread, white pasta) All refined carbs (white rice) All sugar (including fruit) All yeast-based products (alcohol, bread, Marmite) All fungus (mushrooms and, I think but I'm not sure, Quorn) All smoked products (bacon, smoked mackerel) All fermented products (alcohol, soy sauce, vinegar)
You can eat meat/fish, vegetables/salad, olive oil, and really not much else.
I may have missed things out or there may be other things you can eat - can't remember about dairy, for example.
Definitely worth doing it though, to get the balance of bacteria right in your gut.
Also worth getting some acidophilus (a probiotic supplement). Buy a good quality one from a good healthfood shop -it will be kept in the fridge. Don't take Yakult/Actimel, even the low sugar ones, because they have sugar in them.
some women are highly reactive to ph changes caused by sperm etc and that can cause an irritation with some women but with no fungal growth in laboratory samples. I think the term is a hostile vagina[sorry to laugh] it looks funny written down.