I've had chronic recurring yeast infections for two and a half years now (ever since the birth of my 2nd daugther) and I am at my wit's end. I've seen two different doctors; the first gave me a Diflucan and sent me on my way, the second gave me a month's worth of Diflucan and said that prolonged treatment should eradicate it completely. (It seemed to work, but a month later, voila!).
I have tried *everything*. I switched to all-cotton panties, I never wear underwear to bed, I dry myself thoroughly after showers, I never use any type of scented products down there (I generally just rinse with water), I eat yogurt regularly, you name it. I just don't know what else I can do anymore, and it's miserable.
I stopped using at-home kits (Monistat, etc) to treat them because I thought they might be making it worse. (I mean, I should be able to go more than a week and a half without symptoms starting up again!) So now I've been trying natural remedies - taking Acidophilus supplements, eating more yogurt, even - gag - inserting yogurt into the vagina. It's only been a week since I started this regimen, but my current infection hasn't improved in the slightest.
I'm not on antibiotics, I'm not diabetic, I've been tested for every STD under the sun. Docs keep saying these are just run-of-the-mill yeast infections. Well, after 2+ years of one every couple weeks, I'm ready to scream!
I need suggestions! :(
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