I'm sure this is something that comes up often, so please bear with me.
For 8 years, I have been suffering with yeast infections. The longest I have ever gone without one was when I was breastfeeding, and I didn't get one for 6 months.
I have seen multiple doctors. I cannot use typical creams, as I am allergic. I take diflucan so much I want to cry. It's so hard on your liver :(
I've done yeast diets. I've tried homeopathy. I've tried vinegar, garlic, probiotics (which make things worse??) and a million other natural remedies.
I don't use scented products. I wear cotton undies. I use cloth pads. I shave or I don't shave..doesn't make a difference.
I'm seriously running out of solutions.
In the past 4 months, I have had one every 3-4 weeks. I get rid of one, I'm good for 2-3 weeks and then it is back. I'm on a regimen right now of 150mg of diflucan every 3 days for 3 treatments.
I am cutting dairy out of my diet 100%, as I am concerned that maybe that is causing problems??
I don't know. I am just lost. When I get a YI, i get so sore and raw. It's awful. It's so painful. It takes forever for the infection to go away, AND my husband catches the YI as well (and yes, he treats himself too).
I don't want to accept that this is something I will have to live with forever. I am a young, healthy woman. What is wrong with me that would be causing this? It makes me so miserable and is ruining my sex life. Too much sex, and I get a YI...and DH can NEVER ejaculate in me, that's just a guarentee I will get an infection...
Can anyone offer suggestions??