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candida and itching?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created October 27, 2012 at 9:31 PM

I got a bad UTI this summer and had to take a round of antibiotics. It was the first time I had done this in several years. Since taking the antibiotics I get an EXTREMELY unbearable vaginal itching/pain every time i eat something with sugar or have alcohol. I used to be able to tolerate alcohol no problem but now I can't even take a shot or have a spoonful of honey without the itching.

the itching goes away 24 hours after the exposure to sugar, but will come back immediately after another exposure. usually with a vengeance

I've been on a NO SUGAR AT ALL/low carb protocol for the last two weeks taking jarrodophilous tablets 3x a day with a clove of garlic- yesterday i had a bar of 85% dark chocolate (bad cravings..)and of course, the pain began again.

I am at a loss for what this could be- I had this problem a year ago around the holidays since it was the first time i had sugar in months- but it went away on its own after a long period of using probiotics, garlic, and increasing my alcohol consumption.

WHAT THE FUCK IS IT AND HOW DO I MAKE IT STOP!!??? is THIS candida?

p.s. i'd like to go to a gyno but as i live below the poverty line- that's kind of out of the question. if you have a similar experience at all or any insight, please share! also more information about me- i am a 21 yr old fit female who has been paleo for 1 1/2 years.

6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

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on November 01, 2012
at 08:40 PM

Hmm, I've never had a problem getting in and out of Planned Parenthood as quickly as any other doctors office, maybe there is more paperwork than there was a decade ago. I use natural treatments about 99% of the time, usually herbs and diet modification, but candida responds really well to Monistat, and yeast is something where I like to hit it hard, after urging from my midwife that many women suffer needlessly by undertreating it. I've gotten nothing but relief from OTC treatments, if it doesn't get better then it there is likely an immunological reason or it wasn't yeast.

192a2d6a31fe367deb913ccaa2c97460

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on October 30, 2012
at 04:28 AM

cool i'll look into the boric acid, thanks!

192a2d6a31fe367deb913ccaa2c97460

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on October 30, 2012
at 04:28 AM

thank you, yeah i ought to go to planned parenthood but the bureaucracy kills me. I guess i'm worried about doing anything that's 'unnnatural' i've heard that over the counter treatments will often make the candida worse. i generally try to go the homeopathic route.

F44a902b69e4ac0f920d395c6ee81029

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on October 29, 2012
at 04:13 AM

As long as its in gel caps, I haven't had any issue with burning...

6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

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on October 28, 2012
at 04:11 AM

I've heard the boric acid, though effective, can burn like a mofo at first.

6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

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on October 28, 2012
at 04:10 AM

I've heard the boric acid though effective, can burn like a mofo at first though.

366c23d69eadce094a2b22299c58a424

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on October 27, 2012
at 11:41 PM

Second that...try a round of Monistat or any generic equivalent, and be sure to use the external cream that comes in the package. If that seems to help in the short run, use the internal cream for as long as directed, but I'd keep using the external cream 2x a day for 2 weeks if you can make the little tube last that long. That way, if your problem is an external fungus issue, you'll take care of it anyway.

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501dd735d523b15db535c5c65cb9fb42

on November 02, 2012
at 08:12 PM

It certainly sounds like it could be a candida yeast related issues.

UTI's are often reported as one of the potential side affects of a fungul infection within the intestinal tract.

I know several (including myself) who have gotten their issues under control with a combination of a "smart" diet and the right probiotics that have a solid reputation for getting these issues under control.

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F44a902b69e4ac0f920d395c6ee81029

on October 28, 2012
at 12:56 AM

When I cave and have to get antibiotics for a UTI, I always ask for an antifungal (diflucan). Always. Most docs are aware of the connection and will have no prob prescribing both at the same time. Saves $$. Just for future reference...

Another thought is to try the boric acid suppository treatment. It can be fairly inexpensive, and my midwives swear by it. I've used it with good results for ongoing itch stuff that wouldn't go away. http://women.webmd.com/boric-acid-for-vaginal-yeast-infection

6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

(24553)

on October 28, 2012
at 04:10 AM

I've heard the boric acid though effective, can burn like a mofo at first though.

6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

(24553)

on October 28, 2012
at 04:11 AM

I've heard the boric acid, though effective, can burn like a mofo at first.

192a2d6a31fe367deb913ccaa2c97460

(145)

on October 30, 2012
at 04:28 AM

cool i'll look into the boric acid, thanks!

F44a902b69e4ac0f920d395c6ee81029

(65)

on October 29, 2012
at 04:13 AM

As long as its in gel caps, I haven't had any issue with burning...

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6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

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on October 27, 2012
at 11:04 PM

That does sound like candida. Do you have access to Planned Parenthood? They can prescribe Diflucan to you on a sliding scale/or for no fee depending on your circumstances, and that would pretty much guarantee wiping it out.

The other option is to go down to the local drug store or grocery store and pick up the cheapest Miconazole Nitrate they have (probably the 7 day), and try it, if the itching stays at bay after that you are good to go, if not go to Planned Parenthood or pick up a kit at the drug store to do further testing, it could also be Trich or Bacterial Vaginosis. But it doesn't hurt to try the yeast treatments first and see. I've also had good responses to the oral Azo homeopathic treatment for yeast (even though I don't really believe in homeopathic remedies for the most part, but I'm not complaining if it works).

366c23d69eadce094a2b22299c58a424

(2988)

on October 27, 2012
at 11:41 PM

Second that...try a round of Monistat or any generic equivalent, and be sure to use the external cream that comes in the package. If that seems to help in the short run, use the internal cream for as long as directed, but I'd keep using the external cream 2x a day for 2 weeks if you can make the little tube last that long. That way, if your problem is an external fungus issue, you'll take care of it anyway.

6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

(24553)

on November 01, 2012
at 08:40 PM

Hmm, I've never had a problem getting in and out of Planned Parenthood as quickly as any other doctors office, maybe there is more paperwork than there was a decade ago. I use natural treatments about 99% of the time, usually herbs and diet modification, but candida responds really well to Monistat, and yeast is something where I like to hit it hard, after urging from my midwife that many women suffer needlessly by undertreating it. I've gotten nothing but relief from OTC treatments, if it doesn't get better then it there is likely an immunological reason or it wasn't yeast.

192a2d6a31fe367deb913ccaa2c97460

(145)

on October 30, 2012
at 04:28 AM

thank you, yeah i ought to go to planned parenthood but the bureaucracy kills me. I guess i'm worried about doing anything that's 'unnnatural' i've heard that over the counter treatments will often make the candida worse. i generally try to go the homeopathic route.

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Fbe7a077442b2ef5c41ea93aa89d7705

on November 06, 2013
at 02:53 PM

This is an old post I found, but am commenting now anyway. I would not use Diflucan. I have in the past, a few times, and now it doesn't work for me.

If you have a vaginal yeast infection, the best natural treatment I've used is directly inserting diluted apple cider vinegar with a medicine syringe (you can get one for free from a pharmacy. Just ask them for a medicine syringe with a box of kid's liquid medicine in your hand, which you obviously don't have to buy) a couple times a day. You will have noticeable results within 2 days. Use the vinegar for at least a week.

I've also used an insertion of probiotic (take the powder, mix with water and use the medicine syringe) but tried the vinegar the last time I had an infection and found the vinegar to kick ass.

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on October 28, 2012
at 05:09 PM

plain probiotic/acidophilus no-sugar yogurt also works as an external cream, to relieve the itching

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