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cookielove Tue 06-May-14 20:55:17

Been to the dr's and they prescribed the cream, but i've still got it weeks later does any one know any pregnancy safe ways for me to get rid if it once and for all.

redandchecker Tue 06-May-14 20:57:12


Go back to GP get a prescription for a pessary - I've used them plenty of times in pregnancy with the go ahead from GP.
Advice is not to put it too far up and use it at bed time so it doesn't all fall out!!

Also, don't have sex for 7 days after and if you have been doing so your partner needs to use the cream 3 times a day

Pobblewhohasnotoes Tue 06-May-14 21:14:40

I've had the cream and pessary during my pregnancy.

cookielove Wed 07-May-14 08:37:02

Omg, she wouldn't let me have the pessary, ok I'm going back!!

freezingdrizzle Wed 07-May-14 08:46:27

thrush is very common in pregnancy due to high oestrogen levels. the pessary is safe & the most effective. have had it so many times, i feel for you.

cookielove Wed 07-May-14 18:59:25

It's so cross, if I ask them to take a swap to make sure it's thrush do you think they will? Got am appointment for tomorrow am!

redandchecker Wed 07-May-14 19:02:41

Maybe, yes.
Seems a bit strange! I've had lots of pessarys when I've been pregnant

Giraffeski Wed 07-May-14 19:13:58

Can you send DP to get the pessary over the counter?

cookielove Wed 07-May-14 19:19:12

I think she was a new dr so wasn't to confident, but hey ho we live and learn. Dh is out!

MissingMyMarbles Wed 07-May-14 20:49:28

How far along are you? Is the itching definitely vaginal and not vulval? If it's vulval, get your midwife just to check your not peeing protein. It's probably not that, but worth a check if that's where your symptoms are.

Pobblewhohasnotoes Wed 07-May-14 20:59:37

It's only the oral tablet you can't have during pregnancy.

cookielove Wed 07-May-14 21:28:31

I'm 20 weeks. There is no itching inside!

freezingdrizzle Wed 07-May-14 21:31:22

in fact i just found out what i thought was thrush is gardnerella (BV), that needs antibiotics. So i would push for a swab to check if you are not responding to cream at all.

freezingdrizzle Wed 07-May-14 21:32:00

i am 24 weeks and i have had vulval irritation - identical to thrush

cookielove Thu 08-May-14 19:32:42

Been back to the dr's got a prescription and also made them take a swab to make sure.

Monkeybrain10 Thu 08-May-14 20:54:27

The Dr should be happy to prescribe the pessary but they 'll tell u not to use the applicator ....just put it up with your finger instead.

cookielove Fri 09-May-14 19:47:00

Argh, the saga continues! So the pessary didn't completely dissolve and so I took it out at lunch today, I've got a 7 day course so will pop another one in tonight. They also my make me feel funny, uncomfortable and tight! sad

appletree100 Tue 13-May-14 10:37:30

HEY smile

I am having pretty much constant thrush, been using the cream on and off since the start (now 28 weeks preggers) - the cream works then a week or so later the thrush is back. Getting so upset about it - worrying the cream effects the baby even though the doc said it was fine.

I haven't tried the pessary (was scared) so I think for me that might be the way forward next xx

I am a little stressed over it too


cookielove Tue 13-May-14 18:40:56

The pessary worked in the end, feel back to normal now smile I think I put the first one in wonky and that's why it was uncomfortable.

Definitely go to the dr and get it prescribed!

izzy2005 Sat 17-May-14 09:07:17

I've been told I've got thrush just through a conversation with my midwife no checks or anything. What was everyone's symptoms? I've had greeny yellow discharge and a sore/stinging patch of skin that's only occasionally itchy. It doesn't feel like thrush but no one will see me.

cookielove Sat 17-May-14 09:15:28

izzy I requested that the dr take a swab, but she prescribed the pessary anyway. Which cleared it up really quickly and all my discomfort has gone. Can you book a dr appointment?

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