Every single month......about 1 1/2 weeks before my period, I get a yeast infection. Is this common? Should I treat it with OTC yeast infection crap? What should I do about it?
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9/6/08 at 12:29pm
Have you been tested for diabetes? Frequent yeast can be a sign of diabetes.
OTOH... My MIL said she had the same thing for years, but that her period washed it away... which to me doesn't sound like yeast, it sounds like it could be a normal discharge thing...
Have you read "taking charge of your fertility"? She talks about how lots of women think there's something wrong with them, but it's just "normal" discharge. I'd be curious about that, especially if it happens monthly.
In answer to your question... I wouldn't treat w/the OTC stuff, I'd look for the root cause. Otherwise you'll be dealing with it for who knows how long...
I have had this problem and boric acid suppositories have worked wonders for me. To get the initial infection under control you use one suppository at bedtime for a week (some people say two weeks, but I think that's overkill), then you can use one suppository a week to keep the yeast at bay. I make them myself and it's super cheap! You can get boric acid at any drugstore and fill size 00 empty gel caps and use as suppositories.