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Yeast infections 7 years 8 months ago #47357

  • EmilyK
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I have the yeast infection that will not go away. Sorry to be graphic, but the white chunks are pouring out. Gyn first said it was a bacterial infection and put me on metronidazole (500) mg which did not do much so switched me to fluconazole (200)mg which i thought was working until tonight when it is back in full force. I have two more doses of the fluconazole to take. She also gave me the metronidazole in gel form. I was thinking of using that also until i can back in to see her.

I am on 50 mg of prednisone so i know the cause and figure i will need to stay on something to keep things under control in there until heaven comes to rescue me from prednisone.

Anything for anyone out there? Yuck.
Thanks

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Yeast infections 7 years 8 months ago #47358

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Oops. Meant to put this in the womens section but obviously messed up. Can i move it?

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Yeast infections 7 years 8 months ago #47368

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Moved.

Side effects are part of the ITP treatment package, then you end up on more drugs to combat those. Good luck, I hope it goes away soon. Try the gel.

That side effect may go away as you taper.
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Yeast infections 7 years 8 months ago #47401

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Hi Emily,
I have always been susceptible to thrush & have found taking probiotics helps.
Steroids are nasty. I usually get a large bottle of probiotic capsules & double the dose for a week or so, then the usual dose. Also cut out sugar as the yeast infection thrives on it. Natural yoghurt is also good.
Best wishes,
mj

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Yeast infections 7 years 8 months ago #47406

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thank you for the suggestions. I do have Kefir each day to try and help. My sugar intake is pretty minimal and I will add the probiotics to the multitude of supplements I am taking. I am ready to get off the merry go round, and know I have a LONG way to go.

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Yeast infections 7 years 8 months ago #47527

  • Winnifred
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Probiotics work great for people.



You did not hear this from me old wives tale or homeopathic from years ago. Nursing teacher gave me this info.


Plain Yogurt ( you know what to do)

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Yeast infections 7 years 8 months ago #47532

  • EmilyK
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Yes, someone else on the list gave me that great advice and now me and my yogurt have a private moment before bed. No toxic effects, very inexpensive and so far, it seems to be keeping things in balance. Cheers!

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