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tricky trich! please HELP!

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  • Posted By: hunnybunz12
  • January 28, 2009
  • 04:55 AM

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?

PLEASEE HELP!:confused:

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  • 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? PLEASEE HELP!:confused: First of all get yourself a good PROBIOTIC and begin taking this daily. Femmdophilus is a good one. Find one with l rheuteri and l rhamnosus as well as the usual acidophilus. You can find this at any good healthfood store or online thru www.vitacost.com. This is important to get your vaginal flora back in balance. You may also want to try inserting the probiotic vaginally. Read up on the Bacterial Vaginosis threads - there are several and I talk about this probiotic/plain yogurt treatment. Very effective! This treatment is for 1-2 weeks. Garlic has amazing antifungal antibacterial properties. You can also try inserting a raw clove of garlic (you can slightly crush this and wrap in cheescloth), Do this at night for a week or so. Only wear cotton undies, absolutely no thongs, or pantyhose. You need to BREATH ;). Wash your undies in very hot water with bleach. Make sure you don't use any fragrance/powders/etc. Look at your diet and cut out sugars and processed foods. Be patient. This didn't happen overnight and the western meds have further disrupted your natural flora. Please try these inexpensive and effective treatments. Best wishesDOM
    acuann 3080 Replies
    • January 28, 2009
    • 05:40 AM
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  • Trich doesn't cause infertility.The white pasty discharge you're having doesn't sound like trich.
    richard wayne2b 1232 Replies
    • January 28, 2009
    • 02:58 PM
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  • Thanks for the advice/positive information. I will try these methods and see how they work. :rolleyes:
    hunnybunz12 1 Replies
    • January 28, 2009
    • 07:34 PM
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