hey again sweet
well... i AM eating organic meats.... does that still count for having those by products? its from the health food store and it states "grass fed diet only" and its super expensive
yea im gonna continue with BA for now. I see my GYN for a follow up this friday
the odd thing is... my fair up happened a few days before my menstrual cycle... so maybe its hormone related?
although, im not sure if im truly rid of glabrata yeast or not yet??
i would much rather prefer BA over the RX due to resistance. I think using diflucan too many times is what caused this type of yeast. being i did not have a yeast infection when i used diflucan in the past, the doctors just gave it to me to use after anti biotic use
you know, i thought it was a white coating, but when i try and brush it off or scrape it off... its still white
when my nurse looked at my tongue (as she has seen many pts with thrush) she said- honestly it really doesnt look like oral candida
it just looks like your tongue is pale
but, we will see when i get the final results
i hope the BA works as well for me as it did for you, but it seems as if you were on it about 2 months
at least your better!! =) yay i pray i get there
i def dont have BV
i dont think i did at all
i think this whole time ive prob just had this dang YI
and given BV meds- BOOOO
as for apples, yeah i decided to just stop eating fruit right now
and only use some lemon to flavor my water
I am def using herbs
one thing that seemed to help me wAS syntol
but its sooo expensive and i ran out, and when i ran out.... is when i flaired with symptoms along with stopping BA
so i have basically been on BA this way now (counting 7 days as a week)
week 1 Jan 27th-Feb 2 during menses (once daily)
week 2 once daily feb 3-feb9th
week 3 every other day (4 days) feb 10th-feb 16th
week 4 skipped doses cuz i felt better.... and flair up happened this Monday 21st
week 5 started monday=fri once a day
today started menses... continuing to use BA
My doctor (natural/md not obgyn..but he deals with candida pts a lot) feels i should use it every other day for another 1-2 months
oh i just want my vagina back to normal where im not thinking about it anymore....
i thought that was happening feb 17th-feb 20th.... but well 3 days is just 3 days
oh im a hip hop/ jazz dancer
=) i used to do ballet as well... but stopped due to too many injuries
so now my ritual after rehearsals or teaching is... i change my undies and put on baggy sweats and drive home- hop in the shower
you know this is just not fun
here is the sad part im completely abstaining from sex (have been for 5 yrs now) until marriage
so im thinking... this has to be hormone related or something
or maybe the diflucan caused this
ahhh sooooooooo much to consider
its like playing the game clue
QUOTE(swt simplicity @ Feb 26 2011, 07:36 PM)
While I was dealing with my infection, I did experiment with different things that were recommended
by other women that were dealing with resistant infections. I tried tea tree oil, gentian violet, echinacea, yogurt suppositories, a plethora of different supplements ranging from multivitamins to garlic capsules, and I'm sure there's more, but I can't think of them. I know at some point I did get relief trying something; I think it was the echinacea, but I'm reluctant to even say that since I took it so long ago. I also took garlic vaginally which was such a bad idea. I also took it orally, and it helped with my oral tongue coating, which meant is was helping somewhat. Both of those herbs have been shown in various studies to have antimicrobial properties. I'm hesitant to suggest taking echinacea and garlic since choosing a legitimate brand and strength makes all the difference. You could take both herbs for months and not notice a difference since the strength of the herbs may be too weak for you to reap any benefits or notice a difference. The three things that I did at some point get relief from was probably the garlic, echinacea, and this beadlet pearl probiotic that my general practitioner gave me for free, and I don't remember the brand. After that, the things I tried straight up didn't work or gave me the placebo effect.
Lately, I've been hearing about a documentary called Food Inc.
, and it goes in-depth about what goes into the processed foods that we purchase in grocery stores today. The fact that your eating organic meat to combat your infection makes me question if some of the byproducts that are in the meat makes people more susceptible to certain infections. My common sense is telling me of course it's the stuff in the meat
, but not the meat itself. Cows get fed such terrible feed, and I've heard they've been incorporating animal parts in the feed of the cows. Cows are herbivores and not carnivores and I'm pretty sure that's not good for them.
I assumed cooking the meat would kill or breakdown any bad things
in it. But lately I've been hearing that the byproducts stay in the meat. Not only just the meat, but fruits and vegetables too. There's pesticide residues that are still on the crops after they've been picked, and crops in foreign countries go unchecked. I hope your eating organic fruits and vegetables too.
Apples are one of the most high fructose fruits that you could eat. I think your better off switching to citrus fruits since they contain the least amount of fructose. But that's just my suggestion. If your doctor recommends eating those fruits then you should by all means continue eating them. But when I was striving to reduce my sugar intake, I came to realize fruits contain a lot of fructose that break down into sugar in the intestines and apples contain the most fructose out of all of the fruits, citrus (i.e. grape fruits, oranges, tangerines) the least.
You have a pale tongue? I thought you had an actual tongue coating
I haven't heard of the Amphotericin B and Flucytosine vaginal cream. I have a vague recollection of Amphotericin B though, I'm pretty sure I did a post on it. Worst case scenario, if the boric acid doesn't cure your infection, you can try the cream. It could very well work for you. You should give the boric acid time to work since there's no research that states the bacteria or yeast can build a resistance to it. I don't think they can since boric acid doesn't absorb into the body. The fact that it's helping is a good thing. I'd be concerned if you tried the Amphotericin B and Flucytosine vaginal cream and it caused the yeast to become more resistant and harder to treat. But a 90% success rate is pretty high and in my opinion a chance worth taking.
I think it's pretty cool your a dancer. I used to do ballet but I quit, I wish I didn't though
What styles of dancing do you do?