I was diagnosed with trichomoniasis/yeast infection back in July '08. I had the typical yellow, fishy smelling discharge. I have been off and on to my GYN trying to get this "curable" infection clear. I have tried a metronidazole, 2 500 mg tabs twice a day. I did this 3 times, didn't work. I was then put on metronidazole, 1 500 mg tab twice a day, for 7 days. Went back to my GYN and was told I was all clear. Then, a couple weeks later I started having discharge again, sort of a faint yellow. Went back to my GYN and was told the trich was still there. So, I was put on tinidazole 2 500 mg tabs twice a day. I did this 3 times, went back to the GYN and was told I was clear. Now this was back in November.
I am now having a white, pasty discharge that doesn't smell and moderately itches. I orginally thought it was a yeast infection, because I get those when I take antibiotics, and have had a combination of both trich and yeast 3 times since July. So, I did the insertive cream for yeast about a week ago. I STILL have this discharge. UGH!!! I am almost certain it is still trich! I almost believe I will have to live with this forever. It has been driving me crazy because I have read about many different treatment options for trich that my GYN has not even proposed to me. I was basically told that if the tinidazole didn't work I was doomed.
OH, and to put the iicing on the cake, I no longer have insurance. I really do not know what to do about this. I have read that it can cause infertility and am so worried about that. I wish to one day have children, and the thought of maybe not being able to upsets me greatly.
So, I guess what my question is, is there any other options that may seem to work better!? I know I can not still have this due to reinfection from a partner because I do not have sex. Since all of this has been going on I have refrained for obvious reasons. Has anyone had a similar story that ended successfully and what treatments were used?