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  • Posted By: Uncool
  • January 20, 2009
  • 06:23 AM

I have been suffering for recurrent thrush for over a year.
No matter what I do, it doesnt seem to go away for a very long!
I take 4 inner health plus a day, I try to eat Healthy, I shower at least once every day (more often twice a day)..
I am literally at my wit's end, nothing makes it go away!

It usually happens after sex, even though I shower immediately afterward.

Does anyone know of ANY treatment i can get here in Australia, that will make it go away?
I usually take Diaflucan 1 pill, which works for about a day or two before it's back. I have also tried a 6 day course of pills that didn't work for very long either.

Please I just need some help, My doctor has NO idea what to say about it. I'm not diabetic, my pap smear came back fine.
I don't know what else I can tell you, if you have any ideas what I can do or what may be causing it, PLEASE Let me know!
thanks

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  • i too used to get thrush after sex (and during pregnancy or any antibiotics too). It was really bothersome to my sex life. I dont get it no more and dont really know why im now fine as for a long time it was a real issue and i was doing several things to try to get rid of it, but sex had it coming back. My chemist told me that those oral things dont work and the something like a course of canasten (spelling?) cream is better than the oral things for this. Also I took probotics (like you are doing), made sure i only wore cotton knickers, started always using the canasten cream after sex every time (i cant remember now but i may of put it on my partner too). I was also putting plain yogurt inside of me vaginally and added that to my diet too. I also got my partner to wear a condom..as i figured the moisture from semen probably was making the whole issue worst. I stopped using harsh soap to clean myself with down there. I also if I was put onto antibotics for anything.. then got nystatin (antifungal) tablets to take as well so the antibiotics didnt trigger it more. IUDS and the contraceptive pill can make the thrush situation worst.
    taniaaust1 2267 Replies
    • January 20, 2009
    • 11:44 AM
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  • Are you diabetic?You might have your gamma globulin levels checked by a serum protein electrophoresis.A compromised immune system leads to thrush.H.I.V.?
    richard wayne2b 1232 Replies
    • January 20, 2009
    • 01:49 PM
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  • I wrote an article on candida which would likely be very relevant. If you'd like a copy, please email me a freehelp99@yahoo.comKaren
    Kinesiologist 62 Replies
    • January 21, 2009
    • 01:01 AM
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  • Thanks Tania I will try to do those things also.And no Richard I'm not diabetic; it's what I thought it was at first because I do have a variety of other symptoms like it. However my doctor did a ****k test and I was in the perfectly normal range, even after starving for a period of 12+ hours. Thanks though for your comment. I also don't think it would be HIV or AIDS, I've only ever slept with the one person, and he only with me, so I seriously doubt that that's what it is. XP Or well...I certainly hope not. I may go have a full STI blood screen from my doctor, just to be safe, when I get the money.And Kinesiologist, I think I will take you up on the offer for your article, I suppose all the information I can get will be helpful, cause this is just so ***n annoying! >.Thanks for your help+advice guys! ^.^
    Uncool 2 Replies
    • January 21, 2009
    • 01:18 AM
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  • You failed to mention the serum protein electrophoresis.
    richard wayne2b 1232 Replies
    • January 21, 2009
    • 02:17 PM
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  • Same issue here with no type of underlying issue - I am not diabetic or anything.Several docs have advised me to change my diet in order to control the 'thrush' or yeast infections and that has worked tremendously. This may require a huge change in your eating habits.Eat yogurt, do not eat junk food, don't eat sugary or processed foods (cookies, cakes, etc..), don't eat too many carbs, reduce bread intake drastically, don't eat too much fruit, eat veggies instead.If you want a menu guideline of what to eat, google 'diabetes diet' which will help you control all of the above portions. Although you are not diabetic, your body may just react this way to carbs and sugar.Hope it helps.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 21, 2009
    • 04:01 PM
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  • Yes couldn't agree more. This is exactly in line with the candida info I sent you - except I would caution against cow's milk products - yoghurt yes, but go for goat's milk yoghurt.Karen freehelp99@yahoo.com
    Kinesiologist 62 Replies
    • January 21, 2009
    • 10:47 PM
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  • Yes, chronic thrush/candida can be overcome, but it may take several months to get this under control. You need to 1) kill the yeast overgrowth. Pau D'arco, black walnut, Oil of Oregano, Threelac, Undecenic acid, and others may all be helpful. 2) Eat a good balanced diet with no sugars, yeast products, and processed foods.3) Rebuild the vaginal and intestinal flora with the right beneficial bacteria. A product called Femmdophilus is excellent for this. Find a probiotic that contains L Rheuteri and L Rhamnosus. Please get on the Bacterial Vaginosis threads and read about the yogurt/probiotic vaginal suppository insertion. It is very very effective for this problem. I recommend doing this for at least 10 days to 2 weeks. You do not have BV but this treatment will help candida as well. Consider that your partner may also have candida issues - getting him to take a probiotic may be a good idea. You may be passing it back and forth to each other (not suggesting candida is an STD, but it can act like one). I have had a lot of experience with candida issues, and have treated many patients with this problem. They have showed amazing results with a cleanse and probiotic and dietary changes. Visit www.wholeapproach.com and print out their food list under the diet link. I have not used their products and cannot vouch for them, but their website is useful and informative. Best wishesDOM
    acuann 3080 Replies
    • January 22, 2009
    • 04:17 AM
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  • I have been suffering for recurrent thrush for over a year.No matter what I do, it doesnt seem to go away for a very long!I take 4 inner health plus a day, I try to eat Healthy, I shower at least once every day (more often twice a day)..I am literally at my wit's end, nothing makes it go away!It usually happens after sex, even though I shower immediately afterward.Does anyone know of ANY treatment i can get here in Australia, that will make it go away?I usually take Diaflucan 1 pill, which works for about a day or two before it's back. I have also tried a 6 day course of pills that didn't work for very long either.Please I just need some help, My doctor has NO idea what to say about it. I'm not diabetic, my pap smear came back fine.I don't know what else I can tell you, if you have any ideas what I can do or what may be causing it, PLEASE Let me know!thanksI am thinking that what you have is not a yeats infertion at all but something that will have very similar symptoms. you should go to the Dr and get a perscription for some Flagyl antibotic and take them for a week or so. If you like before that go to the healfood store and by some Lactobacillus acidophilus and some plain yogurt with some acidophilus and bifidus live cultures. take a tampon and dip it in the plain yougurt and insert it and keep it in for about 3 hours. By the sounds of things I believe you to have Bacterial Vaginosis it is not an STD look up and read about it i am sure you will find it to be helpful..Good luck..
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