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    Ok so I have "enough yeast for 20 loaves of bread" to quote my doctor. Sad considering I took a diflucan on saturday and completely cut out my yeast and sugar. so diflucan obviously is not working. mShe gave me a special gel to balance my ph. Is there anything else I can take to help this along. it's getting very frustrating!!!

  • #2
    I know how frustrating yeast can be! My naturopath told me to use something called HMF, a supplement made by Genestra. It contains lactobacillus (sp?), the good bacteria. You should be able to find it at a natural health store, or anywhere that sells natural supplements.
    Good luck!

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    • #3
      How many pills of diflucan did you take? Sometimes you have to be on them for awhile in order for them to work, especially if you have alot of yeast issues. WHen you say you have yeast everywhere, do you mean vaginal yeast infection only or is it systemic?

      They have a yeast diet you can go on where you eat no sugar or carbs at all for a few weeks, but I would talk to your doctor before doing a strict diet like that, but it has been known to help some. Also, if you are having the yeast issue in your mouth or on the tongue, there is a med called nystatin that is like a mouth wash that can help alleviate the yeast in the mouth. You do need a prescription for it though. Just an idea. I hope you get rid of the yeast soon.
      Jen

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      • #4
        Test it

        So, if the Diflucan isnt working why dosent this genius Doc take a sample and see what member of the Candida family it is? Perhaps you even have two different strains? You need a culture, and one that just isnt looking for Albicans.
        Sammi

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        Meds: Melatonin 3mg @ bedtime if needed. Estrogen 1.5 mg troche and 0.1 mg Estrace cream.
        Diagnosis: IC, PFD (both in remission)

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        • #5
          If a culture hasn't already been done, I think it would be a good idea.

          Donna
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          • #6
            HI! One Diflucan never works for me. The last time I was on it I had to take one everyday for 15 days........that worked. I deal with yeast all the time because of the PPI's that I have to take. Good luck.....dealing with yeast isn't fun! 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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            • #7
              I agree with the thought that you need a culture. I cultured for C. Glabrata a few months ago and now I'm waiting results of another culture which for some reason takes two weeks according to my Dr.s office. Two doses of Gynazole almost kicked it but I still feel pain and burning. I read Glabrata can be hard to kick yet they're taking their own sweet time while I'm on fire.

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              • #8
                A self help strategy would be to eat PLAIN yogurt to help the good bacteria fight the yeast. Some IC'ers are sensitive to yogurt so use your judgement, but it really helps. I always eat extra when I take antibiotics to help the nausea and diareahea(sp) and prevent yeast.

                Erika
                IC diagnosed officially via cysto/urodynamics 1/26/07

                Grade II Endometriosis diagnosed via lap 12/11/07

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                • #9
                  Oh a couple more self help things:

                  1. Wear white cotton underware or prefably no underware to help the crotch stay dry, no undies to bed please!
                  2.The medicated wipes they sell are great for the itch and burning pain
                  3.Ice can help with the redness and swelling around the vagina and vulva
                  4.This is strange but blow dry the area(on cool) when you get out of the shower to ensure it is completly dry
                  5.You can buy lactobacillius tablets, and inset one into your vagina if you can't tolerate yogurt.

                  I hope some of these can help you get comfortable. I know you must be miserable. About the only thing worse than yeast is an ic flare. Hang in there!

                  Erika
                  IC diagnosed officially via cysto/urodynamics 1/26/07

                  Grade II Endometriosis diagnosed via lap 12/11/07

                  "Fall down seven times, Stand up eight."

                  "Life is a tragedy for those who feel and a comedy for those who think."

                  Current Treatments:
                  Interstim Since 5/25/07!
                  Birth Control

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                  • #10
                    Do these yeast infections make your IC pain worse? I am just beginning to see a connection and wondering what all I am missing.

                    ali
                    " If I really cared as I thought I did, about the sorrows of the world, I should not have been so overwhelmed when my own sorrow came." ~ CS Lewis

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                    • #11
                      HI! I've always thought that ICer's are more prone to yeast.... I know I have always been that way. When ever I have a yeast infection I flare....and visa versa Both are so painful! 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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                      • #12
                        IC & Yeast

                        Two of the most horrible IC, and vulvar flares I ever had in my life, turned out to be yeast infection. Once I started Diflucan, the symptoms dissapeared in 24 hours. I was so sure I had a bladder infection I made them take two urine specimans and culture them both, they were both negative.
                        Yeast can also get into the bladder and causes a flare. Red, burning, spasms, frequency, pain can all be caused by yeast. Thats why it is so hard to sort out symptoms down south. It can be hard to pin point the pain and where it is coming from; its not always the bladder which we ICers blame for everything.
                        Sammi

                        Sammi

                        Meds: Melatonin 3mg @ bedtime if needed. Estrogen 1.5 mg troche and 0.1 mg Estrace cream.
                        Diagnosis: IC, PFD (both in remission)

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                        • #13
                          guess what!

                          Me with the big mouth, has developed a TERRIBLE yeast infection. From antibiotics from an infection no less. Well heres an interesting fix...REPLENS or that PH stuff that you insert into the vagina. I tried it on a whim because I have such problems with monistat and my boss is giving me so much **** about missing work for appts, that I gave it a whirl. After the first dose I was cured. It was amazing. It only took like 2 hours and then BOOM no more symptoms! It was a miracle. Just thought I would share. Oh, btw the repelns are great for vaginal dryness that I always have, too much info I know , but i'm confident this will help someone!

                          Erika
                          IC diagnosed officially via cysto/urodynamics 1/26/07

                          Grade II Endometriosis diagnosed via lap 12/11/07

                          "Fall down seven times, Stand up eight."

                          "Life is a tragedy for those who feel and a comedy for those who think."

                          Current Treatments:
                          Interstim Since 5/25/07!
                          Birth Control

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                          • #14
                            Replens & Refresh

                            Replens and Refresh do not cure yeast or vaginal atrophy. They do relieve dryness as they are a moisturizer, and Refresh balances PH. If you notice a white curdy yeast looking discharge after using these products, it is not yeast but cells sloughing off from the vaginal wall.
                            If you really had a yeast infection, this would not have cured it, if you had vaginal dryness and low vaginal estrogen, it would give you relief.
                            Sammi

                            Sammi

                            Meds: Melatonin 3mg @ bedtime if needed. Estrogen 1.5 mg troche and 0.1 mg Estrace cream.
                            Diagnosis: IC, PFD (both in remission)

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                            • #15
                              HI! I was just reading the posts here and was thinking the same thing about Replens and Refresh. They do help with symptoms but don't cure yeast. For anyone useing these products I found them much cheaper at Walmart than at any pharmacy. 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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