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.
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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.
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
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).
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.