Yeast infection symptoms

Posted by hotfooted @hotfooted, Thu, Mar 14 2:36pm

After reading about chlaymidia issues, which I've been dealing with for a couple of years now, I am wondering if I might have a yeast infection. I have developed slight burning and itching on the vulva recently.. I recently took cephelina (sp) a penicillin med to treat the chlaymidia and the discharge has stopped for now. This med worked for me once before when my dentist prescribed it before working on a tooth. It kept me free of discharge for about 6 months, but then it came back. I told my doctor and he prescribed it for me this time. I'm an old lady and am surprised to be dealing with this kind of issue at this stage of my life. My husband and I stopped sexual activity shortly after the chlaymidia diagnosis in the beginning. The only trauma that ever put me in hospital was about 4 years ago when I had bad sepsis diagnosed as kidney infection. Thank God, the doctor at urgent care sent me straight to ER. It was a close call for me..

@hotfooted,
Yeast infection is quite common after taking of antibiotics. It is often good to take a probiotic in order to combat this possibility. I have only had two yeast infections in my life and both times it was after taking antibiotics. I still think the best thing is the over the counter monistat vaginal cream (7 day treatment rather than the 1 or 3 day ones) and even better than the ones the doctors give you a script for. It may be cheaper to get a prescription for something depending on your insurance though. If you do not take a daily probiotic then you might try that as well. Certainly it is always best to see the doctor on these things but if it takes you a while to get in and you want to start trying to combat it now before it gets worse, this would be my suggestion. But definitely see the doctor as well. You are wise to think yeast infection though after taking antibiotics. My dog actually took cephalexon and ended up with a smelly infection in his ears afterwards which the doctor said was yeast. We were given probiotics and also an ear wash that was an antifungal (anti-yeast). So it appears yeast is a common downside of taking antibiotics in man/woman and our furry friends.

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I agree use the 7 day instead of the 1 or 3 day – my issues same as lady shared–after a round of antibiotic. Will remember taking a probiotic in the future after an antibiotic for myself. An elderly aunt developed unrelenting itchiness, called me and I told her what could be the issue since she had been on an antibiotic.
This was many, many years ago, only the 7 day was available and was a prescription medication at that time also. She was in her 80's.
HOW AWFUL YOUR SEPSIS WAS NOT CAUGHT EARLIER!
I wish I understood how use these sites' various areas..

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Hi, @hotfooted – just wanted to check in with you and see what happened with your yeast infection symptoms?

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Im not quite sure how to put this but ive been having pain and yeast infections in my cliterous. Has anyone heard of this?

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@januaryjane

Im not quite sure how to put this but ive been having pain and yeast infections in my cliterous. Has anyone heard of this?

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Hi, @januaryjane – I moved your post here to an existing discussion on yeast infection so that you can interact with others who have had similar experiences. Click VIEW & REPLY in your email notification to get to your post and look at the entire thread.

That sounds rough having clitoral pain, which as I understand from your post has come from yeast infections.

Here is some Mayo Clinic information on yeast infection https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/yeast-infection/symptoms-causes/syc-20378999

Hoping that @hotfooted @pattitoo @baxtersmom will return to offer their input on how their yeast infections went and if they had clitoral pain during the infection. @becsbuddy also may have some thoughts.

What does your doctor say about this recurring issue, januaryjane? What treatment have you undergone for the infections?

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I suffer from yeast infection due to the fact I'm pre-diabetic, and even though my hbac1 has decreased because of my complete change of diet, I still get them, for quick home remedy try sitting in a mix of equal parts water and apple cider vinegar, I just use a big basin and sit for about 15 minutes, I find it really helps me, I hope you get some relief, I know how it feels, how it can affect your everyday normal life.

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@pamelacelia

I suffer from yeast infection due to the fact I'm pre-diabetic, and even though my hbac1 has decreased because of my complete change of diet, I still get them, for quick home remedy try sitting in a mix of equal parts water and apple cider vinegar, I just use a big basin and sit for about 15 minutes, I find it really helps me, I hope you get some relief, I know how it feels, how it can affect your everyday normal life.

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I've had vaginal yeast issues on and off throughout my life, but as a senior, starting in my early 60's I developed chronic swelling and burning in my vulva without discharge. It was treated for years with anti-fungal topicals and Fluconazole anti-yeast tablets. The severe issues abated temporarily after being treated for months, but my vulva was never free of symptoms and still swollen and reddish. Extremely sensitive.
A different gynecologist suggested I try dietary changes, as some of us harbor residual yeast in our intestines that won't die out even with anti-yeast px's. You can treat your yeast symptoms.
I found an inspirational book by William G Crook, Md, The Yeast Connection Handbook. It was originally printed in 1996 and he was a pioneer in believing we need to remove what was causing the yeast issues and not simply treat the symptoms. I found the 2006 reprint with an updated addendum which includes adding a few herbals to the detox.
It is simply written for the lay person. Many hand-drawn illustrations depicting the cycle of how certain foods feed the strong yeast in our intestines and how their waste products raise our histamines which raise our inflammation.
Yeast is hard to kill, it will make you miserable when you are starving it out as it sends messages to your brain demanding to be fed. It needs sugar, processed and unprocessed to live. You must detox all sugars for 2 months to starve it out so it will die. Easier said than done. Simply walking by and seeing a dessert my mouth would flood with saliva.
After 6 weeks noticeable improvement and because of this success kept the detox up for the full 2 months and by then my sugar cravings had abated and then went another month. Some yeast detox's recommend 3 months.
Today, according to his plan I am allowed a small serving of natural sugar as in fruit everyday but no processed sugar for life.
I started this diet in October of 2018 and the relief has been so amazing I am still on this plan now going on 9 months. I have allowed myself one dessert a month with no issues.
If you are in enough pain and misery you will be willing to try this. If not, you simply aren't suffering enough to make this sacrifice.
I made up a jingle when I looked at something sweet and debated taking a bite, "When will you learn, it's going to make you burn".
My vulva tissues are now pale and no longer swollen. They still have a sensitivity with intercourse, as I believe my skin has thinned as I am now 70 and not on hormones, yet everyday activity no issues.
At the very least this plan is not going to cost you money and I see no dangers in it, in fact only benefits to your overall health.

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@gardeningjunkie Thanks for posting the name of this book I'm going to look in the library for it. At 77 Ive just started to see problems . I have ate more sweets and bread which I need to cut out Our triglycerides love sugar also since mine our high I think this will help 2 problems.

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Gluten avoidance is also part of this diet, but I didn't want to complicate my reply being to specific and have ideas for sweets later in this email. Sugar is by far the worst offender and source of food for yeast. I quit all alcohol over 3 years ago and giving up sugar was and is much harder. To kill it out it must starve, you won't starve as you have other food options, but you can't help but loose weight. I'm 5'7" and weighed 137 lbs to start and now am at 122, my college weight even eating huge meals. I don't want to loose anymore and have stabilized but when I drop more I make myself eat more gluten free bread or other calorie packing carbs. I have found Walmart makes an acceptable sugar free jam and on this anti-yeast diet fats are fine so I load the bread with butter (not so good for you and your triglycerides). Stevia is the only artificial sweetener allowed by Crook, but I do cheat with sugar free jam made with other sweeteners. Walmart also makes a good sugar free pancake syrup. I make french tst with gluten free bread and with the syrup is delicious. Sometimes one just has to taste something sweet. Sam's sells a good, acceptable gluten free bread now available at Walmart also Good is relative with gluten free, it will never be as good as a gluten bread.
This is a old book and I found a paperback for 25 cents at a library book sale. If not at your library. I see it is still for sale at multiple sources with very good used book prices. I buy most my books used.

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@gardeningjunkie I buy from Thrift book I think they are based in Fla. Good prices I,ll look it up and see if they have it. I,ve had cholesterol problems for along time Crestor really decreases all my numbers still my triglycerides and LDL are a little high but Dr. wasn't concerned .

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My husband has high triglyceride like his mother did, over 100 points more than normal. The doctor said it is just their normal and not to worry. My husband has taken a low dose statin for years which puts his cholesterol numbers in the low normal, doesn't help triglycerides. A normal dose of statin made his muscles weak and the low dose causes no ill effects and works perfectly on this 240 lb man.
I saw the Crook book was available on Thrift. Right now until the 15th Better World Books has 30% off and free shipping with the order of 4 books, yes even cheap used books. I pre-ordered 4 from my bookclub list and several other member of the club did too. I always try to get used books rated Very Good but often settle for Good copies, then I pass along if I like or donate.

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@gardeningjunkie

My husband has high triglyceride like his mother did, over 100 points more than normal. The doctor said it is just their normal and not to worry. My husband has taken a low dose statin for years which puts his cholesterol numbers in the low normal, doesn't help triglycerides. A normal dose of statin made his muscles weak and the low dose causes no ill effects and works perfectly on this 240 lb man.
I saw the Crook book was available on Thrift. Right now until the 15th Better World Books has 30% off and free shipping with the order of 4 books, yes even cheap used books. I pre-ordered 4 from my bookclub list and several other member of the club did too. I always try to get used books rated Very Good but often settle for Good copies, then I pass along if I like or donate.

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@gardeningjunkie The triglycerides love sugar that makes the count go high Eliminate the sugar and down they come along with yeast as you know . Sugar is our enemy But the FDA doesn't seem to care as they are bought by the soda industry and others. We have to be out own advocate and research for ourselves. Internet is great for this .

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@lioness

@gardeningjunkie The triglycerides love sugar that makes the count go high Eliminate the sugar and down they come along with yeast as you know . Sugar is our enemy But the FDA doesn't seem to care as they are bought by the soda industry and others. We have to be out own advocate and research for ourselves. Internet is great for this .

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I did not know that about the relationship between sugar and triglycerides, thanks for sharing. My husband, even with type 2 diabetes, grabs a few mini pieces of candy after each meal and each night he has dessert. I love to cook and bake but don't eat the sweets anymore so just make them for others. His diabetes is under control because Metformin controls it, but I wonder how long it will work because he hasn't changed his eating habits since he went from pre-diabetes to diabetes 2 years ago

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@gardeningjunkie

I did not know that about the relationship between sugar and triglycerides, thanks for sharing. My husband, even with type 2 diabetes, grabs a few mini pieces of candy after each meal and each night he has dessert. I love to cook and bake but don't eat the sweets anymore so just make them for others. His diabetes is under control because Metformin controls it, but I wonder how long it will work because he hasn't changed his eating habits since he went from pre-diabetes to diabetes 2 years ago

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@gardeningjunkie My husband was a diabetic he took insulin finally. But he liked his Apple Pie and cinnamon ice cream I ate half of it but that was a treat only occassionaly Its hard for a diabetic to watch his sugar intake. Was for my hubby. Yeast thrives on sugar and so do triglycerides

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