Itchy now for 9 months no solution.

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All started with me last year at easter time got symptoms..finally diagnosed with trich at the end of may..put on antibotics..cut the story short was a bloody nightmare to get rid of .put on 7 courses of metronidazole. Every time I was on antibiotics all symptoms disappear..but 48 hrs after taking the course .I would get a itch around the bum that would stretch out to my hips...then couple days later would get a itch in the vulva get itchy then red irritated sore burning feeling. Get that bad inner thighs would get pins and needles feeling..was treated for thrush..didn't have. Been given cream..soothed it sometimes..I have good days bad days. More worse at night time..I find taking a sleeping tablet at night is the only way I can get sleep..Dr says some tight of dermatis...sending me to gyno but that could be 6 months down track. I feel where ever I felt trich..I have this nerve problem..plz help driving me crazy

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    Hi Vanessa.  Sorry to hear about your problem, there seems to be so many ladies here with the same thing, and many of us have various solutions that worked for us.  I had exactly what you described for seven years.  I eventually figured out that my diet was to blame - I have a sensitivity to the foods of the plant Solanacea family.  That includes potatoes, tomatoes, bell peppers or capsicum, chilli, tobacco, and eggplant.  Like you, I'd been to doctors and gone down the whole "it's thrusth/it's not thrush" route.  But I worked out what was going on when I was sick for a week with gastry.  Couldn't keep anything down, but every single itchy, painful, burning symptom disappeared!  So I began to suspect my diet and introduced foods gradually.  And whenever I ate any of the above foods, bingo!  Back it came with a vengeance.  So now I know to avoid those trigger foods and so long as I do, I have no trouble.  Back to sex with my husband and everything!  Apparently I was able to tolerate the solanacea toxin, which the plants produce as natural pesticide, when I was young, but as soon as I hit menopause my liver was no longer as efficient at de-toxifying and that's when the symptoms build up.  I used to wake up tearing at the itch and bleeding, it was so bad.  Now, however, it's fine.  I had a flare-up over Christmas at a friend's place, she didn't know about my sensitivity, and gave me a meal which was delicious. It was only after I ate it that I realized it was full of tomato!  Anyway, I also found the pain/itch can be eased (a bit, not a cure, but a bit better) by taking an oral antihistamine.  But really, the best bet for me is just to avoid the trigger foods altogether.  Don't know if this will work for you, but it's worth a try, right?  Try it for a week and watch out for processed foods, they can have a lot of hidden potato, tomato, etc. in them.  Read the labels or make it from scratch, avoiding the solanaceas.  

    And let us know how you get on!

    Minamii

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      Hi Minamii. Thanks for that. Interesting about those foods I do eat a lot of tomatoes and potatoes. Might try and cut them out and see what happens
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    Seems like you have no good bacteria in your body from all those antibiotics, you need to fuel yourself with fermented foods, refrigerated probiotics, kombucha kimchi, leafy veggies, eat clean and green. 50 bil at least.

    Cut out sugary foods, breads, pastries, soda, even some fruit. 

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      Hi Morgan. I have been taking pro biotics now for 2 months cud be longer. .watching my diet. I have been drinking those drinks as well....Be now month now had no antibotics..I believe by now I should feel better but who knows when my flora will turn back to normal..I take antihistamine phenghen at night to sleep it helps only using cream hydro cortisone cream. Thanks for your help. Just seen phycharist yesterday..she said this isn't good enough the cream I was given. She has made me appointment with sexual health on monday. Said they are professionals. Last lot antibiotics I took was b4 Xmas time....I flared up..real bad. But it did settle for the new year..had 2 weeks feeling normal...this week wow now just over week won't settle.

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    Hi there, pls pardon my lengthy post ,just wanted to share my complete experience so that women experiencing vaginal infection might stumble upon this and find the solution they've desperately been seeking for. I'm an ex-sufferer of an intensely,extremely,unbearably itchy vagina. It was pure torture for me, I had no choice but to scratch down there in public places. At night, I would just sit up in bed and scratch really hard down there and cry in frustration. I would wake up in the middle of the night with a persisting itch and I would just hit my genitals and curse...yeah it WAS THAT BAD. 

    I swore that when I did find the solution to this, I would create several accounts online just to help people going through the same hell as I did. And here I am. Like many women here,I went to different gynaes, changed the material of my panties to more breathable ones,took lots of antibiotics and creams,probiotics and yoghurts. I tried natural remedies such as aloe vera gel and tea tree oil(helps for a few hours at least). I avoided certain things in my diet such as soy products.All these only stopped the itch from getting worst but the itch was still as intense and never went away.

    I was desperate and tried to research on my own. I suspected pubic lice,some type of genetic or dermatological condition and almost anything else I could relate to. It wasn't STDs as I hadn't any type of sexual intercourse as well which the gynae kept probing on. I literally had to beg her to believe me that there wasn't anything that I was embarrassed about to hide from her. Because honestly, I wouldn't care ,I just wanted a peaceful vagina. She did swabs and results said that I had 3 types of infections at the same time, gardnerella ,yeast and streptococcus and along those lines. It was infected, yes I knew but I needed to know the reason why,which is something that the gynae could not pinpoint to. I just kept coming back for more appointments and it's super expensive. I was desperate for a relief.Something, anything!

    And then one day,I had a gut feeling about something and researched it. I found out the reason. DUSTMITES. I had 3 OLD,VELVET sofas lying in my house, they've been there only a few years but we always knew it was a dust collector but I never put two and two together. Then, I read a research paper on a few cases including a Korean girl, who had a persisting itch, because she used to sit on a velvet sofa and slept on an uncovered mattress. Yes guys, uncovered mattresses might be a trigger too. Anyways, we threw out the sofas and I never sat on them again obviously and I don't have to take any antibiotics,probiotics or anything else. I am a normal person with barely any itch there, YAY!

    Is there anything in your house which collects dusts that you sit on ? Something as simple as this might be causing you that extreeeeme itch. Please do not lose hope and don't trust doctors too much, they are only human and very busy humans too who cannot be researching specifics of your environment and life. They are also prone to flaws in making judgements. Take it upon yourselves to introspect your lives, from diet to environment and then maybe you can work with your gynae. Of course, alot of us here might not be trained doctors but tbh, if you're desperate and nothing else is helping you ,doing your own research might just possibly help you.

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    Although my story is different maybe you can be helped with this: Lemon balm Tincture by St Francis. The nerve problem sound similar to that nerve feeling of herpes. Lemon Balm Tincture 3 times a day 3 mls. This is my itching, burning, inflamation story, maybe a combination of these things may help you. It's worth a try....

    I had this problem for almost 10 years before I found a cure. I tried everything from Doctor's to natural paths and every cream, lotion and potion, I was so desperate I would have tired anything and did!  I found the cure by accident really. Since then I have had complete relief from the itching, burning, redness I told my sister who had menstrual problems and it has helped her. Somehow this balances hormones and boosts the immune system. Let me give you the cure then the story. Black Cumin Seed and Coriander seed  made into a Tea. I bought a book for my ex-husband called " The Prime Diet" He didn't want to read it so I read it. They talked about a tea that helps your body and "primes" it for weight loss. So I made the tea and started drinking it. While it did nothing for weight loss for me, it stopped the itching!!!! When I stopped drinking the tea a month later the itching came back. When I started the tea again within 24 hours or less it was gone!!! Honestly it was like a miracle. I suffered for 10 years countless tests, creams, pills ect. I live in Canada and this is the brand I use " Amazing Herbs" Black Seed which is a 100 percent pure black cumin seed or Nigella Sativa Seeds. I put one full heaping TABLESPOON of this with a TEASPOON of coriander seeds, must be seeds not ground coriander. I put them in a infuser tea pot for 2 hours and then drink. You can also buy the liquid of black seed which gives you an extra boost but it was the combination of both daily that helped and has continued to help for the last 2 years. I couldn't have sex and it was so bad sometimes I would have to put a ice cube on my vagina just to numb it so I could sleep. I don't know if this will help you but if your at your wits end it couldn't hurt to try. Both my sister and I have been helped by this tea for different reasons. If you try it and it works please let me know. So many women are suffering needlessly without any answers. Diane [smile]  

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