LS + thrush

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Hello,

I was recently diagnosed with LS and, fortunately for me, apparently at an early stage. I have 2 very small white patches, which I am currently treating with Dermovate according to the BAD guidelines. Physically I have been doing ok, more a nuisance than anything else for the time being, but psychologically it has hit me quite hard and, like many, I've been quite down. Anyway, to cut a long story short, I've been doing ok with the Dermovate, but in the last couple of days have started what I suspect is thrush (or a bacterial infection - hopefully not as I can't get to see the doc before next week). Had a combination of both at the beginning of July (only ever had thrush once before last summer) and so recognise the signs. To top it off, I got my period this morning as well. So I'm now putting Dermovate on the white patches and then gyno daktarin (like Canesten) on the rest and inside. 

I just wondered if anyone else has treated LS and thrush at the same time? I'm a bit worried that I'm now doomed to thrush and BVs as well as the LS for the rest of my days....

Thanks so much for any advice/insight.

I've got a thousand other LS related questions, but I'm trying not to dwell  too much, and just get on with it.

JenR

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    I'm a big believer in the relationship between LS and yeast. If you're serious about beating yeast with probiotics, I'd say just take probiotic capsules. They contain billions of live good bacteria. I've been fussing over really good homemade yogurt for years, but if I were sexually active and at risk of the friction of intercourse stirring up yeast, I'd be pounding those capsules rather that eating my creamy yogurt with sweetening (when sugar is another third of the puzzle – stress being the last).
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    Thanks to everyone for their responses. I really appreciate it. Lots of food (provided it's sugar and gluten free wink ) for thought!

    As I said in my original post, for the time being for me, the biggest problem is the psychological toll it's taking - the not knowing how things will develop/evolve. I'm 37 and have potentially lots of years of this ahead of me... can anyone offer any positive stories/hope for the future? I've read so many terrible accounts of LS. 

    Thanks so much!

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      Jen, I didn't realize I got LS at age 22, not till I was 61. I had two kids and lots of great sex - especially in my forties! Hot time, around 40, for women – like 19 year-old boys. LS can go into remission for years at a time. I think the biggest mistake I made was always scrubbing with lots of soap. Who knows how it would have been if I'd known then what I know now? You do!

       

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      Thanks so much, Morrell. I'm going to hang on to that, it really does a lot of good to read something hopeful. I've already started cutting back on sugar and gluten on your and the other ladies' advice, and now you've also helped with the stress factor smile Thanks again.
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      Stress is actually Number One. I spent years studying and practising meditation and mindfulness. Then a few years ago (my mid fifties) I thought I'd try dating again. To hell in a handbasket, stress-wise. What was I thinking? Anyway, the extreme flare-up I had two years ago at least got me a diagnosis and treatment.
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      Meditation is mindfulness practice for watching our minds during daily life. I've found after many years that the complete focus of needlework works better for me than breathing meditation or Buddhist rituals, to induce calm.
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