Heyy girl! I know EXACTLY what you’re going through with the yeast infection and the relationship troubles. I’ve been with my boyfriend now for two years and sometimes I feel like I could lose him at any second. My mood swings have been crazy and I’ve been going off on people too.. just constantly irritated. Have you spoken to him about what you’re gong through with this infection? If not, you MUST. I spoke to my boyfriend so he understands my situation enough to where he doesn’t take the things I do to heart.
As far as the infection and the diet goes, I know how hard it can be to eat healthy and maintain a strict candida diet. I’m about to enter my 2nd year in college so you already know I’m broke. I use the little bit of money I get in school refunds and from my parents just for food and it fucking sucks. I can’t go out with my friends or eat at restaurants or buy anything I want. If I want to get christmas or birthday gift for my boyfriend, I struggle for weeks in advanced just save up enough money. This is diet is like a rich people, no joke. BUT, you HAVE TO stick to it as best you can. No matter how hungry you get you just cannot slip up and eat bread or icecream or drink milk.. nothing.
That happens to me a lot. My mom will come from grocery shopping with all these sweets and breads and they’re just in my face every time I walk in the kitchen so I slip up and eat a little bit, thinking it won’t do any harm and it does. One little bite and it sets me back about a week!!
I also can’t have sex with my boyfriend because every time I do it just irritates me. We had to start using condoms because I would be so dry or my natural lube would be sticky and white (the yeast) and it would chafe his penis and hurt my vagina. In fact, he has a mild male yeast infection which causes his penis to be slightly sore constantly and have little bumps. Another reason for the condom… to prevent the back and forth spreading of the infection. Still however, sex has become an occasional thing between us and when we do have it, it usually doesn’t feel as good as it should.
I used to cry all the time and I constantly lost hope. I felt so alone in this.
You have to push through it though. It’s not going to be easy and it might take you a while to truly be on a strict anti candida diet.
Anyways, just wanted to let you know you’re not alone and that I know this situation feels unfair because you’re young and you’re in a long term relationship but you can take control of this. Don’t let this rule your life. 🙂
If you ever need any advice or someone to talk to, definitely hit me up!