Thrush - again and again

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Hi there,

I've posted on here before about recurrent thrush which starts around my period and I wanted to share my findings with you all.

I visited a gynaecologist who said that the main cause could be iron deficiency, so I started taking a supplement as well as a long term course (6 months) of Fluconozale. 

Coupled with this I bought some supplements from Amazon called Candida Complex.

I was also advised to use organic sanitary products by my GP so I bought some from the Natracare range. 

I have not tweaked my diet in any way although at times I've been on the verge of trying the candida diet.

I've also adapted an over scrupulous hygiene routine, showering morning and night with minimal use of soaps (I use Sanex 0). far so good. I know how devastating this condition is having been plagued for it for some time now, so I wanted to post this in the hope that it may help someone. 

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    Hi Traci,

    I had recurrent thrush back in 2013. I did much the same as you. I use cotton, organic, non-bleached sanitary towels and tampons. Rather than buy the Candida Complex, which is very expensive, I just got all the anti thrush suppliments separately and take those (garlic, cinnamon, pre and probiotics, oregano oil, caprylic acid (coconut oil), rosemary, thyme). I also took some of the more expensive suppliments that have been shown to combat thrush such as Resveratrol. Coconut oil has anti fungal properties and I apply that externally and internally every time I go to the toilet. I take fluconazole prophylactically once a fortnight. I was still getting thrush every 4 months or so, so I did go on the diet and I still don’t eat any added sugar (only naturally occurring sugars in fruit) or anything with yeast in. That seemed to have done he trick and I haven’t had thrush for a couple of years now.

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    Wow that’s amazing a gynaecologist said that?! Did they do blood tests and did they suggest other things before talking about iron deficiency? Can I ask what country you are in? So good that they mentioned this to you!! Amazing news x
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    Hi again,

    Many thanks to all the people who have responded and thanks to Suki girl for some further tips.

    I forgot to mention that I too was tested for diabetes and that the gynaecologist said that thrush was a problem he was used to saying. He said ''some of the bacteria is so stubborn, we have to swab for it ( I presume to see what strain it is exactly) and then treat it''. Someone asked where I am based, so this is in the U.K that I was given this advice. 

    I'd like to add that during my battle I had pretty much given up on Canesten creams or pessaries as that just would not shift it. I did however, by the Canesten Canesflor Thrush Probiotic Capusles which I attribute to setting me right too.

    Lastly I failed to mention that I also changed my fabric conditioner to one for sensitive skin. 

    All in all, it's hard to pinpoint what started it, why it raged on for so long and what made it go away - a combination of all of the firefighting initiatives or just one thing, but as per my previous post, I really does hope this helps someone.


  • Posted

    Thanks Lou,

    I only hope it stays away for good - it has been totally devastating for me mentally and physically but I hope I've turned a corner and I hope all posters on this thread will do soon too 


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