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I was diagnosed with this painful dryness about 2 months ago after having it for over a year, at first I thought it was Cystitis but the urine results came back ok, then I thought it was thrush, till at last the GP after 2 swabs and 4 examinations said it was Atrophic Vaginitis, been on Vagifem for 2 months but it's still as bad some days, what made me think it was Thrush is it depends what I eat like some fruits and tomato sauces like in pasta and baked beans, seem to make it worse I wondered if anyone on here had the same when they ate certain foods.

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    Think your symptoms link up with hives which is food related an can be researc hed on this site. Culprit foods include tomatoes and wine I think. I am trying to find diagnosis for myself as sick of the toing and froing to the doctors
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      When I was experiencing the itching & inflammation I went to a  (US) clinic (Women to Women) not covered by my insurance as it was in another state (I was desperate). The practioner put me on a yeast free diet as she felt the problem was yeast related despite the negative test results for yeast. I have read many times that sugar can exacerbate the problem. In my case I had just taken the medication prescribed by my GP that solved my problem (which proved to be bacterial despite negative test results), but I lost 8 lbs on that diet! Alcohol contains a lot of sugar and I know a woman who has severe issues with tomatoes. Best to try eliminating certain foods & keep track of the results. It can't hurt.
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    Hi Beverly 52803,yes defiantly yeast also sugar I can still manage  a glass of wine am  not sexually active lost that recipe quite a few years ago, I am going ( dare I say it ) through a good patch at the moment vagifem every 4/5 days & KY jelly every 2/3 days hope it lasts defiantly can't use vagifem & replense together, fingers crossed 
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      Hi Margaret, I am not at all sure how to participate in these forums correctly as far as continuing discussions. I have posted several times that problems that I had with extreme itching, rawness and discomfort for 5 years were caused by infection and cured by taking Flagyl. This went undiagnosed by my gynecologist (who was prescribing creams and the wrong antibiotics) and a specialist I was sent to. I wonder if anyone else out there is being told that atrophy is the problem when it is in fact an infection. I happen to have atrophy, but since curing the infection years ago I have none of the previous symptoms, only disconfort when having an exam. If there is only 1 person out there that Flagyl can help I'll be happy. Good luck to you!
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