- June 3, 2013 at 9:55 pm #105582
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I know there’s already been a post about this (http://www.thecandidadiet.com/forum/yaf_postst5868_Please-help–Desperate–Vaginal-Burning.aspx) but unfortunately my situation doesn’t exactly align and I’ve been having issues with professional help.
So I’ve had a really bad vaginal yeast infection about 2 years ago and I never seeked medical help for. The burning, itching and discharge subsided after about 7 days without intervention, but during the entry phase of intercourse, i have agonizing pain in the vulva, which persisted long after the burning, itching and discharge subsided. I took a one-pill antifungal from the pharmacy (CanesOral) on the 8th day, but nothing really changed since.
Long story short, I was bouncing across doctors and appointments for the next year and a half, all to no avail, all with negative swab results for anything.
Recently, I had a vulva colposcopy that was performed half heartedly (it only took a minute, and she didn’t really look at the depth of the area) and the doctor said she didn’t see anything. I also asked for a vulva scraping for culture and microscopy and she said she didn’t know where they would perform such test.
I also came across this piece of research (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17286065). Although I can’t see the full version of the article, it does indicate that 60% of the participants who had vulvodynia for over 2 years with a positive colposcopy but negative vulva scraping culture still benefited from a long term systemic anti-fungal therapy. But apparently, my colposcopy was negative. Could it be that it wasn’t performed properly? Or that I really don’t have a yeast-related issue? I’m really convinced that it is yeast-related because I’ve never had pain and it the entire vulvodynia experience began from this yeast infection that I never got help from.
I know about Dr. Marjorie Crandall and I DO want help from her but I’m a broke student and the fact that I did not have a positive test at the colposcopy means I wouldn’t have much to go on if I do consult with her. And the fact that I don’t have a vulva scraping done either, but I fear it would also be negative (92% with negative colposcopy also had negative scraping)
What is the likelihood that it IS yeast related? I know it’s stupid but should I self treat with fluconazole from the pharmacy? How long is the typical long-term dosing?
Oh and I also read a tiny bit about intestinal yeast overgrowth. I don’t know much about it but I have been having a lot of intestinal issues – in the past 9 months, I’ve had 3 episodes of supposedly gastroenteritis lasting a few days of stomach pain and diarrhea. Periodically, I would also get really foul gas (sulfuric), not necessarily coinciding with the gastroenteritis. 3 times in the span of 9 months seems too often to be normal. Could this be related or entirely unrelated?
What else can I do now? I’m from Canada and my insurance is running out soon, I really don’t know what more I can do at this point, in terms of finding a doctor that is knowledgeable about this.June 3, 2013 at 10:16 pm #105586
rasterParticipantTopics: 104Replies: 6828
I think you need a good doctor to treat you holistically, meaning healing multiple organs at once. I know of a naturopath who likely can reverse your vaginal yeast infection within months and it involves taking specific homeopathics. Let me know if you are interested, here is based here in Oregon. He feels that anyone who has candida on their sexual organs has candida in their kidneys.
A lot of your questions should be answered by a doctor…
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