- June 22, 2013 at 7:42 pm #106610
brigalydMemberTopics: 1Replies: 1
I’m ecstatic to have stumbled across such a supportive group of people. I am excited to embark on my candida-journey. I am 28 years-old and have been suffering recurrent yeast infections for approximately 8 months. It began after a diagnosis of shingles was misdiagnosed as cellulitis and I was put on heavy doses of antibiotics unnecessarily. I do not have health insurance, and have had to rely on the emergency room, Planned Parenthood and local reduced cost clinics for my treatment. I haven’t had the luxury of one doctor treating my symptoms and most hesitate to do anything other than write a prescription. I’ve taken several antifungal and antibiotics, metronidazole, clotrimazole, miconazole, triconazole and fluconazole. Some work better than others, but ultimately my vaginitis always returns.
I live a polyamorous lifestyle, meaning I engage in emotional/sexual relations with more than one partner. Safe sex and condoms are always used, however my doctors usually use this information as an explanation for my problems without further discussion. My yeast infections generally occur around ovulation, the beginning of menstruation or after sexual intercourse.
I used to think I had healthful eating habits, until reading this site. Although I primarily eat vegetarian/raw vegetables, I frequently do not eat full meals and snack on unhealthy foods. I occasionally smoke cigarettes, drink caffeine almost every day (diet sodas/coffee/black tea), alcohol, eat lots of cheese and bread, and the occasional sweets. I’m preparing myself mentally and physically to begin taking control of this issue myself. Good luck and congratulations to everyone else that has started this journey!
BridgittJune 24, 2013 at 3:19 pm #106660
msmofishMemberTopics: 18Replies: 96
I too have been suffering from recurring yeast infections then UTI’s then antibiotic intake & the whole cycle continues. Fortunately it gets better when you follow the strict diet from Able here on the forum along with the protocol
Here’s a link to helpful hints on what to do w yeast infections.
good luck !!
MoJune 27, 2013 at 3:58 pm #106837
brigalydMemberTopics: 1Replies: 1
I would never wish this on anyone else, but it is comforting knowing someone has had similar experiences and is successfully controlling it.
BridgJune 27, 2013 at 4:49 pm #106844
shayfoMemberTopics: 18Replies: 668
It’s unfortunate (though unsurprising) that your doctors are using your lifestyle choices as a way to try to shame/blame you for your health problems.
My vaginal yeast infections pretty much subsided when I quit eating gluten a few years ago, but prior to that, I noticed a couple of patterns. One, I would get a yeast infection for a couple days before starting menstruating nearly without fail for about a year. It would clear up when I actually started menstruating each month. I assume this is due to hormonal changes. Two, I would somewhat frequently get yeast infections after sex. I think there are a few reasons for this. I’m slightly allergic to latex, and I think the inflammation from this allergy would make me more vulnerable to infection. In addition to being made of latex, a lot of condoms are spermicidal, and it’s been my experience that spermicides contribute to vaginal yeast infections (I secretly call them vagicidal). The last big factor is that other people have yeasty mouths, and people that have been drinking beer or wine have even yeastier mouths. If you’re on the receiving end of oral sex (and as a liberated poly woman, I certainly hope you are!), you can have problems with someone else’s yeast colonizing for a while. It’s definitely happened to me before. And please don’t think I’m trying to slut-shame at all (I’m not, poly is the most accurate way to describe me as well), but I think having sexual encounters with new people presents us with a new set of microbes to deal with that our body has to learn to navigate, and the going can be rough at first if you have other issues compromising your health (like a general candida overgrowth or a bad diet, etc).
Good luck with everything! I hope you have success getting your health back.July 12, 2013 at 9:51 pm #107564
BethanyhereMemberTopics: 0Replies: 1
I started having an infection about 2 or 3 months ago..started taking probiotics and not drinking as much alcohol, and the symptoms seemed to subside. But then after my last period I started having this discharge- and not from my bladder. I asked my friend, who’s pretty educated on holistic healing, and told her the last time I’d ever had a yeast infection was when I was little. And she said, well that’s an indicator that you’re susceptible to yeast build up, and the fact that it’s traveled to your vagina (Vaginosis) means you have a chronic problem.
So I took out sugar & alcohol,and coffee and found the candida diet website, and have been following it for 4 days now.
Has anyone had the same experience as me? with Vaginosis?
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