there's a first time for everything and it seems like i've got my first yeast infection ever.
i've been going through rough times lately - too much work and too many emotional struggles. i think that is to blame.
i was not sure if it is yeast or bacterial, but i've emailed one of the local midwives and she said that even though i do not seem to be having a typical yeast discharge, it still sounds like yeast. *doh*
so i went to whole foods yesterday and bought: garlic, gse in liquid form, megadophilus for oral + vag. use. i am also started taking vit c 3 times a day. is that enough???
the problem with gse, is that i cannot stomach it (in liquid form). i am extremely sensitive to tastes. i dissolved 10 drops in a whole cup of water and i almost threw up (sorry to be too graphics, but i could already feel everything up in my throat. i managed to spit it all out and drink some plain water, but the gag reflex stayed with me until teh end of the day!!!)
i already have these vaginal acidophilus pills. should they help or is garlic cloves inserted vaginally better???
about the garlic cloves - on midwives archives they say to cut a clove in half and do not mention wrapping it in anything. is it gonna burn the tissues?
and the last (for now) question is about the anti-yeast diet. i did a search on google and a lot of info seems to be pretty conflicting as far as what foods are ok and what foos are a no-no.
some say the whole grains are ok, others say to exclude all grains. some say exclude all nuts, others say that only certian kinds. etc.
what are your guidelines for a yest-fighting diet? what can i and what can't i eat???
please help - i am too confused.