i suppose i should mention some background: I was previously a paranoid pregnant woman (hence my screen name:) back when i joined this forum in 2005. I was a NICU nurse prior to that. This past february, at 39 weeks, I had a silent placental abruption for no known reason and lost my daughter. completely unexpected. completely devastating. I almost died delivering her due to the massive amount of blood loss and my inability to push her out for hours (she was posterior). i have suffered from Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome, anxiety, you name it. when you are faced with your own mortality, you no longer feel safe. i don't know how to trust my body.
we unexpectedly got pregnant in April. well, needless to say, I am now probably the most paranoid pregnant woman who has existed. since finding out about being pregnant i have not had a day where i was not worried about something. i'm not going to list everything because that is no longer relevant.
my current issue is this: last week at my appt. i told my midwife i was feeling the start of a yeast infection, but i was upping my probiotics and i expected it to go away. the next morning, it was more noticeable so i called her and they did a culture which showed i did have yeast. i did notice that morning a bit more irritation of the labia and told the nurse practitioner. she put me on Diflucan that day and told me to take it again 3 days later if needed. since that day, i have had the worst irritation externally (sorry for the tmi:). initially, i probably allowed myself to scratch with all the itching which i'm sure made it worse. it got more irritated and slightly swollen. it has been almost a week of having to deal with this despite 2 doses of diflucan which feels like the yeast is taken care of. but i am fed up with this awful irritation. i HATE calling the office with every single problem esp. something like this, but i just want this to go away! I spoke with my midwife about it on monday and explained it all, she gave me tips etc. but i don't feel like anything is getting rid of it. i don't think it is yeast anymore because of diflucan treatment. i tried a vagisil cream - burned. i used hydrocortisone, nothing. i put vitamin e and that seemed to help but still hasn't gone away.
has anyone experience anything like this? any tips for treating? would a lotrimin cream help? it complicates things because i am taking a progesterone vaginal suppository twice a day so i must wear pads all day long which certainly irritates things more. do i just give it more time? i'm sorry for such a piddly question. i used to be on this forum all the time with my past pregnancies, but i don't feel like i belong here anymore because of what happened to me. but i am still very much in to the natural everything and i miss being around like-minded people.
oh and fyi, i did learn something of value: the worst brand of pads is Always - they have more occurrence of yeast infections in women who use them (which is what i was using.