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    As many may already know I've been on Macrobid for almost 3 weeks now. My uro had me take 2 Macrobid for 10 days and then after that wanted me to take one a day for the next four weeks. He told me that Macrobid was an antibiotic that does not cause yeast infections. Tonight I'm starting to feel really really itchy like I might have a yeast infection. I haven't had one in a couple of years so they are not a common thing for me. I used to only get them when I was on an antibiotic for a sinus infection or something. Even though Macrobid does not normally cause yeast infections because it is specific for the urinary tract is it possible that is causing a yeast infection in me? If anybody has gotten a yeast infection from the Macrobid I would really appreciate your input. I'm going to wait it out tonight and if I still have the symptoms tomorrow then I'll have to go buy some of the OTC cream to treat it.
    Christine



    I have been diagnoised for 6 1/2 years now. I have taken a long break from the ICN but really miss helping out my fellow IC patients and want to get back into posting.
    1st hydro 4/07 showed no visible signs of IC but tons of mast cells in all my biopsy samples which did prove IC.
    2nd hydro 4/13/09 showed dark purple glomerulations and I had a capacity of 450 cc's. This hydro proved that my IC had progressed.
    I have tried every oral medication as well as rescue instills and DMSO.

    I have been lucky enough to see Dr Hanno, the top IC specialist in PA who has told me due to the fact that I have not responded to any "standard" treatments that I have a severe, end stage case of IC with a horrible quality of life (didn't have to tell me that last part!)

    Proud wifey of Shane, mommy to Griffin, and step-mom to Logan and Gage
    Also proud mom to the best Bullmastiff on earth, Claus

  • #2
    HI! Sorry to say....Macrobid gave me yeast every time I used to use it...and that was often. If it didn't give you a problem before......maybe it is now because you are taking it a longer period of time. I'd say get some yeast cream before it gets worse......cause those things are miserable! Roxie

    Double Spinal Cord Stimulator surgery 8/09
    Unsuccessful MiniArc sling surgery 12/07
    Dx'd Hypothyroid
    Dx'd Chronic Axonal Neuropathy & Myopathy
    June 2007
    Dx'd IC May 2006 (after suffering for 25+ yrs!)
    First Cysto 1979
    First Hydro 1981 (Many treatments since then!)
    Collagin"Durasphere" injections for urethra
    Gall bladder surgery Aug. 2004
    Gastric Bypass Dec. 2004
    Dx'd: Barrett's Esphogus July 2004
    Dx'd: Vaginal Atrophy 2005
    Bladder surgery 2000
    Dx'd: IBS 2000
    Hysterectomy (fibroids) 1999
    Laminectomy 1989
    Dx'd: Degerative Disk Disorder 1989

    For IC I use Elmiron, Elavil and Freeze dried Aloe Vera (it works likes Elmiron, but naturally)and Azo as needed. I also take Zegerid, Randitine for Barrett's Esophagus. (which causes me to have constant yeast infections!)I take Cymbalta for Neuopathy/Myopathy pain. I use the Climara patch for menopause symptoms. I'm on a very strict diet because of the IC, IBS and Gastric Bypass. I take Primal Defense Probiotics and whole food Iron.
    I no longer have the awful urethral pain! I've been using MSM gel now for 4 mo. and haven't had a flare up or the urethra pain.....it's amazing stuff!!:woohoo:

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    • #3
      I've actually never taken it before now so when he said it didn't cause yeast infections like wide spectrem antibiotics I believed him. Gosh darn it, hubby and I were going to try to have some lovin' tonight and now I'm all itchy and sore. I hate this crap!!!
      Thanks so much for the reply though Roxie!
      Christine



      I have been diagnoised for 6 1/2 years now. I have taken a long break from the ICN but really miss helping out my fellow IC patients and want to get back into posting.
      1st hydro 4/07 showed no visible signs of IC but tons of mast cells in all my biopsy samples which did prove IC.
      2nd hydro 4/13/09 showed dark purple glomerulations and I had a capacity of 450 cc's. This hydro proved that my IC had progressed.
      I have tried every oral medication as well as rescue instills and DMSO.

      I have been lucky enough to see Dr Hanno, the top IC specialist in PA who has told me due to the fact that I have not responded to any "standard" treatments that I have a severe, end stage case of IC with a horrible quality of life (didn't have to tell me that last part!)

      Proud wifey of Shane, mommy to Griffin, and step-mom to Logan and Gage
      Also proud mom to the best Bullmastiff on earth, Claus

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      • #4
        It may be possible for an antibiotic to be less likely to give you yeast than others but with the reason an antibiotic gives you yeast is because it kills good bacteria as well as bad...it will still increase your risk.
        Faith, Hope, and Love,
        Katrina


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        • #5
          HI Griff'smom,
          That really does suck that we always manage to get those infections at the MOST in opportune (sp?) time! LOL I hope it gets better before the weekend at least! lol Roxie

          Double Spinal Cord Stimulator surgery 8/09
          Unsuccessful MiniArc sling surgery 12/07
          Dx'd Hypothyroid
          Dx'd Chronic Axonal Neuropathy & Myopathy
          June 2007
          Dx'd IC May 2006 (after suffering for 25+ yrs!)
          First Cysto 1979
          First Hydro 1981 (Many treatments since then!)
          Collagin"Durasphere" injections for urethra
          Gall bladder surgery Aug. 2004
          Gastric Bypass Dec. 2004
          Dx'd: Barrett's Esphogus July 2004
          Dx'd: Vaginal Atrophy 2005
          Bladder surgery 2000
          Dx'd: IBS 2000
          Hysterectomy (fibroids) 1999
          Laminectomy 1989
          Dx'd: Degerative Disk Disorder 1989

          For IC I use Elmiron, Elavil and Freeze dried Aloe Vera (it works likes Elmiron, but naturally)and Azo as needed. I also take Zegerid, Randitine for Barrett's Esophagus. (which causes me to have constant yeast infections!)I take Cymbalta for Neuopathy/Myopathy pain. I use the Climara patch for menopause symptoms. I'm on a very strict diet because of the IC, IBS and Gastric Bypass. I take Primal Defense Probiotics and whole food Iron.
          I no longer have the awful urethral pain! I've been using MSM gel now for 4 mo. and haven't had a flare up or the urethra pain.....it's amazing stuff!!:woohoo:

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          • #6
            I went out and bought the Monistat yesterday and used it last night. I ended up feeling 1000 times worse when I woke up this morning. I could barley sit down I was so sore and irrated. When I got to work (oh Joy) I put on some of the cream that they give you for the external area and that did help. Now I just have a dull kind of throb and I'm still a little bit tender but it is a lot better. It seems to have set my bladder off though. I called the uro today though and just explained that I'm going crazy and the nurse agreed that we should move my appt up because the Macrobid is obviously not working so I'm going back on March 30th instead of April 10th which I'm happy about.
            Christine



            I have been diagnoised for 6 1/2 years now. I have taken a long break from the ICN but really miss helping out my fellow IC patients and want to get back into posting.
            1st hydro 4/07 showed no visible signs of IC but tons of mast cells in all my biopsy samples which did prove IC.
            2nd hydro 4/13/09 showed dark purple glomerulations and I had a capacity of 450 cc's. This hydro proved that my IC had progressed.
            I have tried every oral medication as well as rescue instills and DMSO.

            I have been lucky enough to see Dr Hanno, the top IC specialist in PA who has told me due to the fact that I have not responded to any "standard" treatments that I have a severe, end stage case of IC with a horrible quality of life (didn't have to tell me that last part!)

            Proud wifey of Shane, mommy to Griffin, and step-mom to Logan and Gage
            Also proud mom to the best Bullmastiff on earth, Claus

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            • #7
              yeast

              ask your doc for Diflucan. It's a pill that you take orally for yeast infection. If he can put you on a regimen while you're taking the macrobid, it may be a big help to you. I use to use Monistat over and over again and it ended up destroying my nerve endings in such a way that I had vulvar pain all of the time (a.k.a. vulvodynia).

              I'm on Cipro right now, because I can't take Macrobid, and I will be taking Diflucan once a week till I'm done taking the Cipro. So far so good.

              I feel for you.

              Good Luck,
              Diane
              Health History Past 10yrs :

              Chronic Yeast Infections
              Vulvodynia
              Vaginal atrophy
              Finally Diagnosed with IC (potassium test)
              in February 2007 :woohoo:

              Current Meds & Methods:

              Elavil nightly for pain
              Lyrica as needed for pain
              Elmiron
              IC Diet
              Vagifem twice weekly

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              • #8
                Yea, I thought the Monistat worked but it didn't so I did call the uro's office today and they called in Diflucan for me. I'm just waiting for Griffin to go to sleep and then I'll go back it up.
                Christine



                I have been diagnoised for 6 1/2 years now. I have taken a long break from the ICN but really miss helping out my fellow IC patients and want to get back into posting.
                1st hydro 4/07 showed no visible signs of IC but tons of mast cells in all my biopsy samples which did prove IC.
                2nd hydro 4/13/09 showed dark purple glomerulations and I had a capacity of 450 cc's. This hydro proved that my IC had progressed.
                I have tried every oral medication as well as rescue instills and DMSO.

                I have been lucky enough to see Dr Hanno, the top IC specialist in PA who has told me due to the fact that I have not responded to any "standard" treatments that I have a severe, end stage case of IC with a horrible quality of life (didn't have to tell me that last part!)

                Proud wifey of Shane, mommy to Griffin, and step-mom to Logan and Gage
                Also proud mom to the best Bullmastiff on earth, Claus

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                • #9
                  make sure you girls take some good probiotics or yougurt that has them. The macrobid, cipro, and flagyl are literally killing me!! I have no good bacteria in my gut and the bad took over probiotics will stop the bad bacteria and put in good.
                  not yet dx with ic-diagnosing myself as of aug 2006
                  diagnosed ic-october 5 2006(huh just what I thought)

                  Charcoal
                  cod liver oil (for vitamins a and d)
                  bladder is not getting worse but maybe better
                  diagnosed ibs-september 27, 2006
                  don't know if it's ibs or some other underlining condition. hair loss, weight loss, constipation
                  all this even though I eat.
                  Mercury toxicity with Candida Albicans
                  Realy toxic and sick
                  Dental almagams removal and chelation for heavy metal toxins and candida cleansing as soon as fillings are out
                  had catscan, ultrasound, colonoscopy
                  Matthew 21 verse 22: jesus quotes"and all the things you ask in prayer, having faith, you will receive."

                  I eat to live, not live to eat.

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                  • #10
                    HI! Cipro and the PPI's that I take give me severe yeast issues. I have to fight it constantly. I take a great Probiotic that my surgeon recommended and I eat yogurt that has good stuff in it. It really does help. Roxie

                    Double Spinal Cord Stimulator surgery 8/09
                    Unsuccessful MiniArc sling surgery 12/07
                    Dx'd Hypothyroid
                    Dx'd Chronic Axonal Neuropathy & Myopathy
                    June 2007
                    Dx'd IC May 2006 (after suffering for 25+ yrs!)
                    First Cysto 1979
                    First Hydro 1981 (Many treatments since then!)
                    Collagin"Durasphere" injections for urethra
                    Gall bladder surgery Aug. 2004
                    Gastric Bypass Dec. 2004
                    Dx'd: Barrett's Esphogus July 2004
                    Dx'd: Vaginal Atrophy 2005
                    Bladder surgery 2000
                    Dx'd: IBS 2000
                    Hysterectomy (fibroids) 1999
                    Laminectomy 1989
                    Dx'd: Degerative Disk Disorder 1989

                    For IC I use Elmiron, Elavil and Freeze dried Aloe Vera (it works likes Elmiron, but naturally)and Azo as needed. I also take Zegerid, Randitine for Barrett's Esophagus. (which causes me to have constant yeast infections!)I take Cymbalta for Neuopathy/Myopathy pain. I use the Climara patch for menopause symptoms. I'm on a very strict diet because of the IC, IBS and Gastric Bypass. I take Primal Defense Probiotics and whole food Iron.
                    I no longer have the awful urethral pain! I've been using MSM gel now for 4 mo. and haven't had a flare up or the urethra pain.....it's amazing stuff!!:woohoo:

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                    • #11
                      What is MSM

                      MSM is new to me. What is it?
                      Health History Past 10yrs :

                      Chronic Yeast Infections
                      Vulvodynia
                      Vaginal atrophy
                      Finally Diagnosed with IC (potassium test)
                      in February 2007 :woohoo:

                      Current Meds & Methods:

                      Elavil nightly for pain
                      Lyrica as needed for pain
                      Elmiron
                      IC Diet
                      Vagifem twice weekly

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                      • #12
                        Macrobid....

                        I was also told by 2 urologists that Macrobid is extreted in the bladder only not in the vagina "and it won't cause a yeast infection"....(Yeah right) I ended up with bad yeast infections on Macrobid, just like Cipro, then I wanted to give it a try again and took Macrodantin (which is 1/4 a daily dosis of antibiotic (same thing as macobid but half) to prevent UTIs after sex, and I'll get a yeast infection after ONLY 1 PILL! so whoever came up with the theory thast Macrobid doesn't give you a yeats infection....is...WRONG.
                        There may be some lucky ones that doesn't get a yeast infection with macrobid or with any antibiotic. I didn't used to get yeast infections when I was on my twenties of before when taking antibiotics for other reasons. But once you are prone to yeast, you get it under any type of antibiotic and you have to take preventitive nmeasures:
                        1-Get a prescription for diflucan along with you presciption for antibiotic. take it at the same time. ASK the doctor, they won't volunteer it.
                        2-put some OTC yeast cream IF you can tolerate it OR boric acid IF you can tolerate.
                        3-Take probiotics on a regular basis and double the amounts when you are on antibiotics. Don't wati until you start antibiotics to start taking probiotics for the first time.....unless you never got a yeast infection in your life.
                        Laser cervical surgery after abnormal pap (moderate dysplasia) in 3/2004
                        UTIs since mid 2004
                        Recurrent yeast infections since mid 2005
                        IC dx 3/2006
                        V V dx 12/2006
                        Other conditions: IBS, allergies, dry eyes.


                        Current IC medications:
                        Elavil (since 12/06) 10 mg;
                        Cysta Q (since 5/07)
                        Rephresh acid jel every 3 days
                        D-mannose, fish oil, Calcium Citrate, Multivitamins & garlic pills (sometimes)
                        Probiotics Femdophilus or other brands
                        Gy-Na-Tren for yeast infections (started using it as needed since 2010)
                        Other Rx:Omeprazole 20mg; benadryl as needed, Restasis


                        Past Meds and why I stopped them:
                        Elmiron: March to September 2006: headaches
                        Lyrica:2 weeks in 2006: headaches
                        Cystoprotek: from Jan to April 2007: nausea

                        Femcon Fe (2/07 to 10/07):caused spotting/bleeding
                        BCP:Loestrin (since Ocotber 2007) to stop spotting for 2 months. V V worse. Stopped the pill in Nov 07.


                        "Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it"

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                        • #13
                          Hi I use MSM gel. It works great for urethra pain. You can read about it on their website jacoblab.com Roxie

                          Double Spinal Cord Stimulator surgery 8/09
                          Unsuccessful MiniArc sling surgery 12/07
                          Dx'd Hypothyroid
                          Dx'd Chronic Axonal Neuropathy & Myopathy
                          June 2007
                          Dx'd IC May 2006 (after suffering for 25+ yrs!)
                          First Cysto 1979
                          First Hydro 1981 (Many treatments since then!)
                          Collagin"Durasphere" injections for urethra
                          Gall bladder surgery Aug. 2004
                          Gastric Bypass Dec. 2004
                          Dx'd: Barrett's Esphogus July 2004
                          Dx'd: Vaginal Atrophy 2005
                          Bladder surgery 2000
                          Dx'd: IBS 2000
                          Hysterectomy (fibroids) 1999
                          Laminectomy 1989
                          Dx'd: Degerative Disk Disorder 1989

                          For IC I use Elmiron, Elavil and Freeze dried Aloe Vera (it works likes Elmiron, but naturally)and Azo as needed. I also take Zegerid, Randitine for Barrett's Esophagus. (which causes me to have constant yeast infections!)I take Cymbalta for Neuopathy/Myopathy pain. I use the Climara patch for menopause symptoms. I'm on a very strict diet because of the IC, IBS and Gastric Bypass. I take Primal Defense Probiotics and whole food Iron.
                          I no longer have the awful urethral pain! I've been using MSM gel now for 4 mo. and haven't had a flare up or the urethra pain.....it's amazing stuff!!:woohoo:

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