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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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