I'm posting this here, because I'm hoping someone has had experience and can share a success story. Or at least give me a little encouragement. I am SOOO frustrated, discouraged, and desperate.
I'm about 17 wks preg. with our 2nd child. I've had a stubborn yeast infection since December, that is resistant to any OTC treatment I've tried. My doctor has suggested the potentially risky Diflucan as a last resort. I don't want to do that unless I really have no choice. I'm almost to that point.
Last week, I saw a reputable chiropractor/nutritionist who is known for being really good with this stuff. (Well, actually, I saw her assistant because I couldn't get an appt w/ her for 3 weeks.) She set me up with a gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free diet. Okay, I'll try it. But I'm pregnant, and I'm HUNGRY. Gonna hang in there and see what happens. She also gave me a supplement made from noni fruit, called Morinda Supreme. She assures me it's safe for pregnancy. But the little info I can find about it online says NOT to take it while pregnant because it hasn't been proven safe, blah blah blah, and historically has been used as an abortificient. So, I'm being cautious and not taking it.
I'm still REALLY uncomfortable most of the time. I've been doing an ACV douche, I've being doing yogurt topically and on a tampon. I've had more relief from coconut oil than anything else I've tried. But, I don't seem to be making any headway. I've been on the diet for almost 5 days.
Has anyone dealt with this and had success?
One of the most frustrating things, is that I haven't been able to have sex with my husband for weeks and weeks. We've got 5 mos before this baby comes and that's it. Generally, being pregnant, we have the best sex ever. No more. It's out. MADDENING!
I want to cry, I'm so frustrated. Please give me some hope!!!
P.S. Boric acid and tea tree oil are out, because they're unsafe. I've tried some garlic. I'm unsure about gentian violet because I read conflicting info about it's safety. Other ideas? Should I just do the Diflucan and risk the infection coming back?