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Jo*Jo
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momela wrote: 5-7 years ago I started to have frequently recurring yeast infections. Today, I can barely have a night with my husband without an infection flaring up as soon as the next day. It doesn’t even have to be after having sex, I can get stressed out, lose a few nights of sleep, or get another illness and then have a flare up. Mostly though I am concerned that I can barely have a sexual relationship with my husband without having to worry about this happening.

I started (about 4 years ago) working on getting regular sleep and adjusting my stress level. At the time I took anxiety medication and no longer am, but my stress level is far more under control. I exercise daily by walking with my daughter and dog at least once, and we also go on hikes and have used our pool for swimming a few times this summer.

More recently I read about the Candida Diet and have started adjusting my diet slowly. I still breastfeed my 11mo daughter and am approaching this diet cautiously. Mainly I have cut out sugary beverages and desserts and am learning and studying nutrition labels all the time to look for lower-sugar options. It is difficult for me but I am determined…I would feel better knowing that someone out there has been in my position and done this dieting approach with success. I can’t help but feel very disheartened at times when I feel the itch return.

Also, I use apple cider vinegar douches to clear up the infection when it starts become more noticeable. I have lost faith in prescription and over the counter treatments.

Anyone have anything to share or been in this situation? Thanks for sharing..

I was in your situation but for 2 whole years it never went away. You can imagine the effect it had on my sex life. I’ve been on the diet for nearly 5 months now and 3 months in was when I really noticed the difference. I think the yeast infection is still there very slightly but I have a sex life again which is such an improvement. The difference came when I started taking probiotics. I cant recommend them enough. I also started doing the coconut tampon thing at the same time, every day and inserted a probiotic tablet at night. I didnt do the cotton knickers / no knickers thing because itching wasnt really a problem.

Going back to the coconut tampons. I use these organic ones http://www.amazon.co.uk/Natracare-Organic-Non-Applicator-Tampons-Regular/dp/B00005368L/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1347178900&sr=8-1 and I keep my coconut oil in a place in my house thats always warm so that I never have to bother with melting it.

I cant recommend Able and Rasters strict forum diet highly enough and if you follow it to the letter, as i believe I have, then you should get rid of it.

Good luck 🙂