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5 month yeast infection, and other strange symptoms

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  • Posted By: Triangle
  • October 1, 2007
  • 01:07 AM

Ok...Some really strange stuff has been going on with me for five months, it's going to wind up really long after I type it all out, but I really really really hope someone can help me figure this out.

Ok, let me start at the begining. I'm a 21(20 at the start of all this) year old, 5'8" 165lbs female. I'm in a monogamous sexual relationship and both my partner and I have only been with eachother ever since we were virgins.

About five months ago, I came down with a vaginal yeast infection. It was not just any vaginal yeast infection. It was incredibly severe. It was, in fact, the worst pain I have ever felt in my life. There was a large amount of white growth all over the outside of my vagina. I can not even describe how painful this was, and the pain came on me very suddenly. I was screaming and crying--and I usually have quite an unusually high threshold for pain.

I went to a doc where they prescribed me vicodan, and 3 diflucan(instead of the usual one difulcan --because of the severity of the infection).

I could hardly stand to take the vicodan because it gave me severe nausea, but the diflucan seemed to help...at first. As soon as I stopped taking it, the yeast infection came back. So, I went back to the doctor, and they prescribed me 5 difulcan this time.

This sort of thing continued over the entire course of the summer. In addition to being prescribed increasingly large ammounts of diflucan(including at one point 200MG a day, everyday for 14 days), I also had various medications to use outside/inside the vagina such as clotrimazole and miconazole, and some sort of over the counter generic form of monostat. Also, a couple of times, some docs thought I also had bacterial vaginsosis, so prescribed flagyl, then azithromycin for a short time.

So...Even with all these treatments, I still had very bad, painful yeast. I would have a lot of yeast on the outside, and soon it spread to the pereneum and anus.

Ok, in addition to having this yeast, I had other bad symtoms all the while. I felt constantly fatiuged, and slept all the time. I also felt generally sick, had a cough and sore throat.

The docs kept testing me for things, as well. They did some blood tests and tested me for every STD including HIV, and also for Diabetes. I came back negative for everything.

Also, one day, I tried to pull a large dry piece of yeast off of from an area between my vagina and inner labia. But, when I pulled this piece of yeast off, the area bled.

Eventually, the area where it broke off from got worse and worse and turned into a blister. More than once, they swabbed this blister and tested for herpes, but it came back negative. But, now there are even more of these little red shiny blisters that wont heal.

Additionally, I've developed another strange thing. Several big white chuncks in all my stool, and bit of blood in my stool.

Ok, so that's where I stand now. Yeast infection, white chunks in stool, constant fatigue, and sinus infection type symptoms.

So, here are some of my thoughts:
The white chunks in the stool, at first I thought it was yeast. But could it be undigested food for some reason? Earlier today, I had a bowel movement, and something came out on the toilet paper which I realized was a completely undigested piece of almond that I'd eaten yestarday. I don't eat almonds usually though, and I still get these chunks now. I have been eating yogurt to try to fight off the yeast infection though....I Just can't find any info on white chunks in stool.

Ok, there's something else I'd like to say about the genital blisters. They started with the first blister about 3 or 4 months ago but have recently gotten more plentiful. Ok, these blisters that I'm currently having are all lined up in a very straight row, none deviate even a bit to the left or the right, giving them a very unnatural appearance. They are also are only on the right side of my vagina. When I was 18 I had a shingles outbreak on the right side of my chest and back. Could these blisters on my genitals be shingles?

It may also be worth noting that a few things had changed in my life at the start of all this: I was visiting family away from home for the summer in a much drying climate than usual. It was about a week and a half after taking the depo-provera shot for the first time(which I've stopped). I'd started eating meat, after being a vegetarian for five years.

Any help on this matter is appreciated far far far beyond words.

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  • Ok...Some really strange stuff has been going on with me for five months, it's going to wind up really long after I type it all out, but I really really really hope someone can help me figure this out.Ok, let me start at the begining. I'm a 21(20 at the start of all this) year old, 5'8" 165lbs female. I'm in a monogamous sexual relationship and both my partner and I have only been with eachother ever since we were virgins.About five months ago, I came down with a vaginal yeast infection. It was not just any vaginal yeast infection. It was incredibly severe. It was, in fact, the worst pain I have ever felt in my life. There was a large amount of white growth all over the outside of my vagina. I can not even describe how painful this was, and the pain came on me very suddenly. I was screaming and crying--and I usually have quite an unusually high threshold for pain.I went to a doc where they prescribed me vicodan, and 3 diflucan(instead of the usual one difulcan --because of the severity of the infection). I could hardly stand to take the vicodan because it gave me severe nausea, but the diflucan seemed to help...at first. As soon as I stopped taking it, the yeast infection came back. So, I went back to the doctor, and they prescribed me 5 difulcan this time. This sort of thing continued over the entire course of the summer. In addition to being prescribed increasingly large ammounts of diflucan(including at one point 200MG a day, everyday for 14 days), I also had various medications to use outside/inside the vagina such as clotrimazole and miconazole, and some sort of over the counter generic form of monostat. Also, a couple of times, some docs thought I also had bacterial vaginsosis, so prescribed flagyl, then azithromycin for a short time. So...Even with all these treatments, I still had very bad, painful yeast. I would have a lot of yeast on the outside, and soon it spread to the pereneum and anus. Ok, in addition to having this yeast, I had other bad symtoms all the while. I felt constantly fatiuged, and slept all the time. I also felt generally sick, had a cough and sore throat. The docs kept testing me for things, as well. They did some blood tests and tested me for every STD including HIV, and also for Diabetes. I came back negative for everything. Also, one day, I tried to pull a large dry piece of yeast off of from an area between my vagina and inner labia. But, when I pulled this piece of yeast off, the area bled. Eventually, the area where it broke off from got worse and worse and turned into a blister. More than once, they swabbed this blister and tested for herpes, but it came back negative. But, now there are even more of these little red shiny blisters that wont heal.Additionally, I've developed another strange thing. Several big white chuncks in all my stool, and bit of blood in my stool.Ok, so that's where I stand now. Yeast infection, white chunks in stool, constant fatigue, and sinus infection type symptoms. So, here are some of my thoughts:The white chunks in the stool, at first I thought it was yeast. But could it be undigested food for some reason? Earlier today, I had a bowel movement, and something came out on the toilet paper which I realized was a completely undigested piece of almond that I'd eaten yestarday. I don't eat almonds usually though, and I still get these chunks now. I have been eating yogurt to try to fight off the yeast infection though....I Just can't find any info on white chunks in stool.Ok, there's something else I'd like to say about the genital blisters. They started with the first blister about 3 or 4 months ago but have recently gotten more plentiful. Ok, these blisters that I'm currently having are all lined up in a very straight row, none deviate even a bit to the left or the right, giving them a very unnatural appearance. They are also are only on the right side of my vagina. When I was 18 I had a shingles outbreak on the right side of my chest and back. Could these blisters on my genitals be shingles?It may also be worth noting that a few things had changed in my life at the start of all this: I was visiting family away from home for the summer in a much drying climate than usual. It was about a week and a half after taking the depo-provera shot for the first time(which I've stopped). I'd started eating meat, after being a vegetarian for five years. Any help on this matter is appreciated far far far beyond words. You might already know this but depo-provera has caused alot of women problems/symptoms and it might be something worth looking further into.You could have systemic candidiasis and possibly need further tests.Heres a link if you havnt already read it http://www.emedicine.com/emerg/topic76.htmThe drying climate that you were visiting your family in-was it in another country?I dont know if the blisters could be shingles-if you dont feel your getting much help with your current doctor id see someone else and maybe also contact someone like www.candida-society.org/ncs/symptoms.htm - 16k -or www.ncl.ac.uk/medi/staff/role/profile/desa.lilicif in england.You could also try threelac but your symptoms might be way beyond that being able to help-im not sure.Sorry i cant be of much help. pills11.com ;))
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 1, 2007
    • 09:55 AM
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  • Depo provera can increase probability of years infection: www.greenjournal.org/cgi/content/full/105/6/1494 Not sure about blistering.
    aquila 1263 Replies
    • October 1, 2007
    • 01:16 PM
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  • Find NAET or Bioset therapy locally and go!! The docs can't help but this can!! no kidding..look into it.... where do you live? I can help find a practicioner in your area. It works and I'm living proof!! Be well....mommy cat
    mommy cat 1654 Replies
    • October 1, 2007
    • 10:28 PM
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  • Have they checked you for diabetes? Also, go on an anti-yeast diet. No sugar, no fermenters, no white bread etc. It might help. Get your doctor to give you a couple Lyrica from his samples to see if it is nerve pain. Shingles rarely comes back, but what does, is oral herpes which might have infected your perineal area. Maybe a trip to the dermatologist who could take a skin scraping right then and give you a diagnosis.
    rad-skw 1605 Replies
    • October 2, 2007
    • 11:42 AM
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  • Ok...Some really strange stuff has been going on with me for five months, it's going to wind up really long after I type it all out, but I really really really hope someone can help me figure this out.Ok, let me start at the begining. I'm a 21(20 at the start of all this) year old, 5'8" 165lbs female. I'm in a monogamous sexual relationship and both my partner and I have only been with eachother ever since we were virgins.About five months ago, I came down with a vaginal yeast infection. It was not just any vaginal yeast infection. It was incredibly severe. It was, in fact, the worst pain I have ever felt in my life. There was a large amount of white growth all over the outside of my vagina. I can not even describe how painful this was, and the pain came on me very suddenly. I was screaming and crying--and I usually have quite an unusually high threshold for pain.I went to a doc where they prescribed me vicodan, and 3 diflucan(instead of the usual one difulcan --because of the severity of the infection). I could hardly stand to take the vicodan because it gave me severe nausea, but the diflucan seemed to help...at first. As soon as I stopped taking it, the yeast infection came back. So, I went back to the doctor, and they prescribed me 5 difulcan this time. This sort of thing continued over the entire course of the summer. In addition to being prescribed increasingly large ammounts of diflucan(including at one point 200MG a day, everyday for 14 days), I also had various medications to use outside/inside the vagina such as clotrimazole and miconazole, and some sort of over the counter generic form of monostat. Also, a couple of times, some docs thought I also had bacterial vaginsosis, so prescribed flagyl, then azithromycin for a short time. So...Even with all these treatments, I still had very bad, painful yeast. I would have a lot of yeast on the outside, and soon it spread to the pereneum and anus. Ok, in addition to having this yeast, I had other bad symtoms all the while. I felt constantly fatiuged, and slept all the time. I also felt generally sick, had a cough and sore throat. The docs kept testing me for things, as well. They did some blood tests and tested me for every STD including HIV, and also for Diabetes. I came back negative for everything. Also, one day, I tried to pull a large dry piece of yeast off of from an area between my vagina and inner labia. But, when I pulled this piece of yeast off, the area bled. Eventually, the area where it broke off from got worse and worse and turned into a blister. More than once, they swabbed this blister and tested for herpes, but it came back negative. But, now there are even more of these little red shiny blisters that wont heal.Additionally, I've developed another strange thing. Several big white chuncks in all my stool, and bit of blood in my stool.Ok, so that's where I stand now. Yeast infection, white chunks in stool, constant fatigue, and sinus infection type symptoms. So, here are some of my thoughts:The white chunks in the stool, at first I thought it was yeast. But could it be undigested food for some reason? Earlier today, I had a bowel movement, and something came out on the toilet paper which I realized was a completely undigested piece of almond that I'd eaten yestarday. I don't eat almonds usually though, and I still get these chunks now. I have been eating yogurt to try to fight off the yeast infection though....I Just can't find any info on white chunks in stool.Ok, there's something else I'd like to say about the genital blisters. They started with the first blister about 3 or 4 months ago but have recently gotten more plentiful. Ok, these blisters that I'm currently having are all lined up in a very straight row, none deviate even a bit to the left or the right, giving them a very unnatural appearance. They are also are only on the right side of my vagina. When I was 18 I had a shingles outbreak on the right side of my chest and back. Could these blisters on my genitals be shingles?It may also be worth noting that a few things had changed in my life at the start of all this: I was visiting family away from home for the summer in a much drying climate than usual. It was about a week and a half after taking the depo-provera shot for the first time(which I've stopped). I'd started eating meat, after being a vegetarian for five years. Any help on this matter is appreciated far far far beyond words.Well darling i can tell you you absolutley have a yeast infection, I believe you may also have parasites, the white chunks in your stool is yeast. I think you even have it intestinal and in the blood stream very bad. A regular Doc wil only go with diflucan and maybe some nystatin swish and swallow . See a yeast specialist i think there are a few of them maybe you could find one under allergie doctors . There is one in Hattiesburg Mississippi. You need the strong stuff! Your symptoms will only compound. Diflucan is great but it neds nystatin and some really good probotics maybe an 8 strain one. go to the health food store for that and get on a yeast free diet. Good luck . I think there is a book called the Yeast connection hat you will be amazed over.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 2, 2007
    • 06:21 PM
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  • Wow, what a mess for you! I feel for you I've had candida most of my life. You've changed 2 very important things: depo and meat. You are definitely suffering from a huge yeast infection which is affecting your entire body including the sore throat and all. Medicine from drs. can be very helpful but generally, most medicine is a bandaid and only covers over the symptoms while they fester underneath because it's not treating the CAUSE of the problem!Find a naturopath, d.o. or really knowledgeable vitamin shop (not a big conglomerate since their employees frequently know little about what they're selling). My dad was a chiropractor and nutritionist for 40 years and I worked with him for 13 of those years. Here are some things that will help you: stay off of birth control altogether because it CAUSES yeast overgrowth (so do antibiotics-so if your a big taker, buy vitamin c and zinc! for illnesses), cut back on meat intake and try to cut out red for a bit, cut out alcohol and starch (feeds yeast!) during this time. Start taking this concoction of supplements (natural cure for shingles which will help with yeast too): 2000mg of Vitamin C every HR until diarhea (cut dose in 1/2 at that point until stool stops), L-lysine 500 mg every 4 hr, Zinc 50mg every 4 hr, Pantothenic Acid 50mg every 4 hr, Niacinamide 100mg 2x day, B50 1x day-with meal (always takes B's with food!) If you want to follow up and clear out the yeast, get a product called CandidaGone. It's a 2 part product that's phenomenal!Hope that helps!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 20, 2008
    • 03:37 PM
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  • Ok...Some really strange stuff has been going on with me for five months, it's going to wind up really long after I type it all out, but I really really really hope someone can help me figure this out.Ok, let me start at the begining. I'm a 21(20 at the start of all this) year old, 5'8" 165lbs female. I'm in a monogamous sexual relationship and both my partner and I have only been with eachother ever since we were virgins.About five months ago, I came down with a vaginal yeast infection. It was not just any vaginal yeast infection. It was incredibly severe. It was, in fact, the worst pain I have ever felt in my life. There was a large amount of white growth all over the outside of my vagina. I can not even describe how painful this was, and the pain came on me very suddenly. I was screaming and crying--and I usually have quite an unusually high threshold for pain.I went to a doc where they prescribed me vicodan, and 3 diflucan(instead of the usual one difulcan --because of the severity of the infection). I could hardly stand to take the vicodan because it gave me severe nausea, but the diflucan seemed to help...at first. As soon as I stopped taking it, the yeast infection came back. So, I went back to the doctor, and they prescribed me 5 difulcan this time. This sort of thing continued over the entire course of the summer. In addition to being prescribed increasingly large ammounts of diflucan(including at one point 200MG a day, everyday for 14 days), I also had various medications to use outside/inside the vagina such as clotrimazole and miconazole, and some sort of over the counter generic form of monostat. Also, a couple of times, some docs thought I also had bacterial vaginsosis, so prescribed flagyl, then azithromycin for a short time. So...Even with all these treatments, I still had very bad, painful yeast. I would have a lot of yeast on the outside, and soon it spread to the pereneum and anus. Ok, in addition to having this yeast, I had other bad symtoms all the while. I felt constantly fatiuged, and slept all the time. I also felt generally sick, had a cough and sore throat. The docs kept testing me for things, as well. They did some blood tests and tested me for every STD including HIV, and also for Diabetes. I came back negative for everything. Also, one day, I tried to pull a large dry piece of yeast off of from an area between my vagina and inner labia. But, when I pulled this piece of yeast off, the area bled. Eventually, the area where it broke off from got worse and worse and turned into a blister. More than once, they swabbed this blister and tested for herpes, but it came back negative. But, now there are even more of these little red shiny blisters that wont heal.Additionally, I've developed another strange thing. Several big white chuncks in all my stool, and bit of blood in my stool.Ok, so that's where I stand now. Yeast infection, white chunks in stool, constant fatigue, and sinus infection type symptoms. So, here are some of my thoughts:The white chunks in the stool, at first I thought it was yeast. But could it be undigested food for some reason? Earlier today, I had a bowel movement, and something came out on the toilet paper which I realized was a completely undigested piece of almond that I'd eaten yestarday. I don't eat almonds usually though, and I still get these chunks now. I have been eating yogurt to try to fight off the yeast infection though....I Just can't find any info on white chunks in stool.Ok, there's something else I'd like to say about the genital blisters. They started with the first blister about 3 or 4 months ago but have recently gotten more plentiful. Ok, these blisters that I'm currently having are all lined up in a very straight row, none deviate even a bit to the left or the right, giving them a very unnatural appearance. They are also are only on the right side of my vagina. When I was 18 I had a shingles outbreak on the right side of my chest and back. Could these blisters on my genitals be shingles?It may also be worth noting that a few things had changed in my life at the start of all this: I was visiting family away from home for the summer in a much drying climate than usual. It was about a week and a half after taking the depo-provera shot for the first time(which I've stopped). I'd started eating meat, after being a vegetarian for five years. Any help on this matter is appreciated far far far beyond words.I know it has been awhile since you posted this, I was just wondering if you ever found the problem? I have a couple of things in common with you. I had shingles when I was a little girl. I now get yeast infections every once in awhile and now twice it has caused a rash. In the rash it had a perfectly straight line of little blisters. So perfect it is wierd. My OBGYN said it was not herpes and it was just from a yeast infection on my skin. Sometimes I notice a little "slim/clear mucous" in my stuol. Just thought you might be able to give me some feed back. Thanks and I hope all is better with you now.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 16, 2009
    • 05:19 AM
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  • ok.so i had some pretty bad infections myself. i went from never having anything, to all of a sudden .WAM! a bunch.the strange bowl could be the result of the yeast.yeast is also in your intestines.(just a thought) also herpes could be the blisters.even herpes 1 might be the collaborate.you need to demand some answers from your doc.they blew me of too.then i came back with 2 infections at the same time.i was like what the ***l.you specialize in the vagina and cant even find yeast!i was mad.be assertive.your not crazy.bacterial infections are hard to get rid of.and men can get infected too.the docs will say no.but see how many guys complain of yeast symptoms on the internet just looken for answers! make an appointment. let them see everything ! the blisters all of that. get cultures from the blisters.and tell them you are not playing around you want to get tested properly! these people are wasting your time and you keep getting sicker.blood test for herpes 1 and 2.might help.
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  • If it is Candidas, this is what you need to do.

    1) No diary (goats cheese and yogurt is good however.
    2) antibiotics make things worse. Look into natural antibiotics such coconut oil, olive leaf, etc.
    3) Absolutely NO GLUTEN or SUGAR whatsoever. Look into something called Xylitol as a sugar substitute, and gluten free foods.
    Anonymous 1 Replies
    • February 17, 2015
    • 10:19 AM
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  • 4) You need to heal your leaky gut and create an acidic environment in your stomach (not the rest of the body, just the tummy). To do this you need L-Glutamine take these at night on an empty stomach and saccharomyces boulardii which is a good yeast that will force out the Candidas.
    5) Lufernuron is probably your best be to eliminate the Candidas for good. Buy the premium grade from Sarah Vaughtner DO NOT GO ANYWHERE ELSE! This medicine destroys the chitin cells that protect the hard to kill yeast. Once the cells are destroyed and as long as you are topped up well with good probiotics your body is now in a place to destroy the more vulnerable Candidas that remains.

    Good luck!!
    Anonymous 1 Replies
    • February 17, 2015
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  • I used to get them bad too. What I did not know was I had Lyme disease for 29 years! I too had five month yeast infections, and could not tolerate dairy or gluten as it made it worse. I got tested for everything except that. Get tested for Lyme Hun. That may be your problem.
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  • For Vaginal Yeast Infection my doctor prescribed me treatment with Cervugid Ovules - 3 courses. I did a research about this treatment and it is recommended by a lot of doctors from Europe for various sexually transmitted diseases like HPV high risk, Trichomoniasis Vaginalis and more. After i finished all 3 courses ( each cours – 12 ovules for 12 nights) I went back to the same gyno and she tested me for yeast again and it came Negative so I have been cured from this disease.
    It's been almost 8 months since I finished the treatment and yeast infection has not returned…
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