This is my first post here, and it is a little personal so I am posting without having registered.
Back in August after my period ended, I noticed that I felt increasingly dry and itchy "down there." I thought it was just related to my period & decided to try and wait it out. Finally, the itching / irritation got too bad so I went to my doctor. He told me that I had Bacterial Vaginosis (BV), and gave me Clindamycin. I took it as directed & a couple days later, my symptoms returned. This time he gave me Flagyl. I took that as directed and my symptoms went away for a few days and my period came - I was totally hopeful that my period would end all my discomforts, but it didn't. I went back to my doctor who told me I was cycling between BV and a yeast infection, so this time he gave me Diflucan and Clindamycin to treat them both, but told me to stagger it. A few days later I felt like I was on fire, so my doctor gave me another Diflucan. My period came again and I felt great for a few days only to feel itchy, dry and irritated again. This time I saw an OBGYN Nurse Practicioner who told me I had a yeast infection. She gave me a vaginal cream to insert for 7 days, and upon doing that, on the morning of the 8th day, I felt it all over again.
I am on the pill, and recently (as in this month) switched back to a pill on which I had no problems. I began taking Acidophilus supplements and eating more foods with probiotics to see if that would help. I have tried everything I can think of - short of seeing another specialist (and shelling out $40) to be checked out again.
Does anyone have any suggestions as to what I can try next, or where to go from here?? Has this ever happened to any of you?? I would really appreciate any thoughts / tips or ideas.
Thanks in advance for anything you can throw my way :-)
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