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Hi-I am only able to be on for a few minutes, and can't look for this thread, but I recall reading a post from a woman who was being bothered by frequent yeast infections. I have been having problems for the past 7-8 months-almost every month with vaginal yeast/bacterial infections. I have been taking diflucan, and a cream for the bacterial infections. This month I have both showing on the test. Sometimes just yeast, or just bacteria. Any ideas on this?? I read that hormonal fluctuations can cause this kind of thing. I am 45. My dr. ordered blood work today to check my "levels" I am IBS-C, which I have fairly well under control, but I am having frequent soft stooling at the time of the infections. It starts out with itching, and an irritated kind of feeling,then gets progressively worse. At first it was midway between my periods, now it seems to be happening before & after periods. It is getting so frustrating!The "wet prep" (as the dr. calls it) will show a "few" yeast cells. Feels like an army of them to me! Thanks for any advice you can give.
 
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Sorry it wasn't me but I'll bump you to the top so maybe she will see it.I know you are suffering with your problems and know someone will help.------------------BJV/Female__(D)
 

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I have IBS D and found myself with an incredible yeast problem for the last 12 months. I discovered pro-biotics a couple of weeks ago and I seem to finally have the yeast monster under control. When you have D it upsets your "flora" and the pro-biotics help you maintain the proper balance.You can get the "good" bacteria at a vitamin or health food store.
 

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I'm afraid I'm starting to go through the same thing again. Only about 10 days ago I posted on another thread that I hadn't had a bacterial infection in a year. A few days later I was diagnosed with one. (I think bragging like that was just tempting fate!) Previously, I would yo-yo back and forth between yeast and bacteria. The medicine (cream or pills) for BV CAUSES yeast by killing lactobacillus along with the bad bacteria. It can even cause rebound BV. (After the medicine is discontinued there is an 80% "reinfection" rate.) This is because Lactobacillus secrete lactic acid, which lowers pH, making the environment inhospitable to bacteria. In light of the recent controversy on this BB I hate to bring this up, but my gyno said that unprotected you-know-what has the opposite effect. You don't "catch" germs or yeast from your partner, he just raises your pH, making you more susceptible. If you have IBS D, it complicates the picture, both through irritation and possible contamination with both yeast and bacteria. I'm 46, and the gyno said hormone depletion is also a causative factor. I'm going to try BC pills to see if they help. Taking lots of acidophilus supplements (or eating yogurt, if you can) is also supposed to be helpful.[This message has been edited by zigmissus (edited 07-18-2000).]
 
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I had chronic yeast infections about 4 years ago. At least one every other month and then I got this remedy from a midwife/friend and did it. I have had one mild yeast infection since that time. Good LuckSUGGESTED TREATMENT FOR YEAST INFECTIONS FROM: Midwifery Today magazine Tricks of the Trade columnFill 3- double 0 capsules full of boric acid. Insert 1 capsule vaginally before bedtime 2 nites in a row. Skip 1 nite without treatment and then on the 4th nite repeat. Spouse: Place 2 Tablespoons of vinegar in 1 pint of water and leave near the toilet. The ***** needs to be dipped in the vinegar solution after urination as often as possible for 2 weeks. This will prevent reinfection. OTHER HELPFUL HINTS: Take refrigerated acidophilus 2 - 6 capsules daily. ------------------melimel
 
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Thanks for the replies. Since the first post, I've used the diflucan (2 doses, 5 days apart, and the cream for the bacterial infection for 7 days. On day 9, guess what, itching started again!! Can't get into dr. right away, but should be starting my period soon, which seems to help for a few days. I just don't know where to turn!
 
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