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I've tried everything, but I have a yeast infection that won't go away! I'm 30 weeks pregnant and have been trying to get rid of this thing for almost two months. I've tried everything--acidophilus, kefir, yogurt, garlic inserted vaginally and eaten raw, squirting apple cider vinegar diluted with water externally, and even, in desperation, a 7-day Monistat treatment.<br><br>
I was convinced I must have GD, but nope, sugar levels are normal.<br><br>
Has anyone else had this problem? What did you do to finally kick it? I am at the end of my rope! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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I was finally given a 3 day regimen of tercanazol .8% cream. I would also recommend either buying a new set of undies, switching to disposable pads (if you use cloth...or any for that matter), and/or using a very hot iron on what you do put anywhere near your labia. Seriously, it has finally been kicked (for me) and I had an ongoing issue since about 6 weeks along.<br><br>
Oh, is it internal or just external? Mine was only external...
 

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Have you stopped eating all foods that contain white flour, refined sugar, and white rice? Yeast feed on sugar, so eliminating all these foods might help you starve them out.<br><br>
I have a friend who had a horrible yeast infection that had been going on for weeks... and she was about to give birth any day. She had tried everything to get rid of it. She was in a lot of pain from the yeast infection and opted to take a couple of doses of Diflucan, even though it is a pregnancy Category C. She was fine, baby was fine (and is still fine, now at 5 years old!), and the yeast infection went away before she gave birth. Diflucan might or might not be the right solution for you... but I just wanted you to know that I have a personal friend who took it and had no adverse effects from it.<br><br>
I hope the yeast goes away soon!
 

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Yeah... cut out all refined carbs (south-beach diet style, maybe - cut out all carbs, then slowly add back?). It might take a while to work, though...<br><br>
maybe have your sugars tested again? I have a friend who gets chronic yeast, but doesn't have diabetes... she feels so much better when she cuts out refined carbs, but eventually slips back. Can't hurt to try it.
 

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Thanks for the advice ladies.<br><br>
It's internal. You don't think running underwear thru a dryer on high isn't enough to kill the yeast?<br><br>
I was literally just tested for GD right before Thanksgiving; had to drink that nasty glucose and they tested me after an hour and I was normal and did not high or borderline sugar levels at all. Haven't cut out all sugars and carbs, but I don't eat a lot of sugar and carbs anyway. I must admit, though, it got a LOT worse after sweet-carby Thanksgiving--maybe there's a connection...<br><br>
I was doing some research online today and methinks I might try an epsoms salt soak tonite after work.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Thanks for the advice ladies.<br><br>
It's internal. You don't think running underwear thru a dryer on high isn't enough to kill the yeast?<br><br>
I was literally just tested for GD right before Thanksgiving; had to drink that nasty glucose and they tested me after an hour and I was normal and did not high or borderline sugar levels at all. Haven't cut out all sugars and carbs, but I don't eat a lot of sugar and carbs anyway. I must admit, though, it got a LOT worse after sweet-carby Thanksgiving--maybe there's a connection...<br><br>
I was doing some research online today and methinks I might try an epsoms salt soak tonite after work.</div>
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The GD test is notoriously inaccurate, from what I understand. Not saying that's your problem definitely, but it's not uncommon to get false results. If you don't have any other signs, though, I probably would just focus on cutting out carbs - grains (even whole wheat/whole grain), sugar, etc... cut it way back... see if that helps, kwim?<br><br>
Hope the epsom salts work!
 

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Yeast Arrest is awesome. It kills yeast and BV both. I get mine from <a href="http://www.taoofherbs.com" target="_blank">www.taoofherbs.com</a>. Hope that helps!
 

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I had the same problem. They gave me every drug at every dose. Tried restricting my diet. Turns out I was latex sensitive and didn't know it. The doctor stopped using latex gloves to check my "infection" and it cleared right up. I guess the extra irritation just threw everything off down there.
 

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GAmomto5,<br><br>
Can you use yeast arrest while pregnant? Do you know anything about yeast gard?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Thanks for the advice ladies.<br><br>
It's internal. You don't think running underwear thru a dryer on high isn't enough to kill the yeast?<br><br>
I was literally just tested for GD right before Thanksgiving; had to drink that nasty glucose and they tested me after an hour and I was normal and did not high or borderline sugar levels at all. Haven't cut out all sugars and carbs, but I don't eat a lot of sugar and carbs anyway. I must admit, though, it got a LOT worse after sweet-carby Thanksgiving--maybe there's a connection...<br><br>
I was doing some research online today and methinks I might try an epsoms salt soak tonite after work.</div>
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I have read that, even on high, the dryer air may not kill the yeast. In fact, it could be helping it to grow. When I began ironing my underwear and cloth pads, things got better...along with diet change and cream.
 

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I would have your partner tested. I was having cronic infections with my first and it was because my partner and I were passing it back and forth. Men can carry the yeast around and not know it.
 

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I don't know about Yeast Guard, but I have used Yeast Arrest with my last two pregnancies. It was actually suggested to me by my midwife. Works great!
 

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Yes, I've been dealing with the same thing. How much acidopholis are you taking I was told 3-4 pills 3x a day, I cut out sweets (but not flour, I just couldn't do it) did the whole garlic, yogurt, vinegar thing and washed everything on hot and dried well. I switched from a scented body wash to a natrual tea tree oil soap as well. I also drank emerganC to help make my body pH more acidic.<br><br>
After weeks, I broke down and did monistat. The 7 day worked after 3 days. Talk to your HCP about it, I think it can cause PROM. I had to wait till I was term to try it.<br><br>
I felt like I had a shift in hormones and was fighting against my body's atmosphere. My mw said it was about the time there's a rise in estrogen and that raises you pH.<br><br>
Oh, I definatly second the pp who suggested having your partner treated. I think all men have to do is use an antifungal cream. You could be reinfecting eachother making the problem much worse.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> Hope you find what works for you.
 

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I've had yeast this entire pregnancy and will be 30 weeks tomorrow. I have tried almost EVERYTHING, including the appropriate diet, with *NO* effect. I can keep the yeast in check with hydrogen peroxide or a tea tree oil/olive oil combination, so I do that several times a day. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
However, I started on a liquid iron supplement recently, and the yeast actually started GOING AWAY! But every time I run out of the iron and stop taking it, two days later, the yeast comes back. When I start the iron again, it takes a few days for the yeast to start going away again (I am in that miserable in-between phase again right now after 3 days without the iron). But I am having to take the iron 2-3 times a day. And take it 2-3 hours apart from anything containing calcium, and am taking it with 500 mg vitamin C once a day.<br><br>
This is probably just me, though. I'm not anemic, but my iron levels have been lower than normal *for me* ever since I hemorrhaged after my last birth. After a blood test last year, the doc said I was "fine", so I stopped taking iron. Clearly, from the results I am having with the iron right now, I should have continued regardless of the "adequate" ferritin level!<br><br>
And I agree that ironing is better than relying on the dryer. Another option is to boil the underwear. I just bought new (white, cotton) underwear instead. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">
 
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