Thrush..the bain of my life

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[quote:61330a21eb] sad I am so fed up. I get thrush every month without fail. It starts just before my period and gets worse through it.When it does clear, it reoccurs as soon as i have sex with my husband.I have tried all the usual creams, pessaries etc but to no avail.My periods are coming every two weeks now and lasting for 9 days or so.....My husband is fed up with the problems, but he wants to try it from my side.I have yet another gyny app next week, but this is really getting me down.....Is there no cure ???!!! [/quote:61330a21eb]

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    hi you are not alone, my thrush/bacterial vaginosis occurs every month the week before my period without fail! sometimes I need antibiotics but most of the time just have to persevere with creasm, pessaries and diflucan however I think am immune to these treatments as they dont seem to help anymore.

    This is a hormone imbalance I am told and mine has got worse wince having my 3 children.

    just been docs again today and they took more swabs which is always just so degrading! but went home with more cream, a pessary for tonight and metronidazole for a week! great. It does get you down my husband gets really annoyed with me because of it my sex drive is practically none existent! and im eith on my period or like you itching and going in sane because of this frustrating matter down below!

    just thought I would let you know anyway if you read alot of the experiences you are not alone, I thought i was until I saw all this tonight, it does make you feel a little betetr although a cure would be even better!

    keep your chin up!

    xxxxx

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      Have you tried Monostat cream or vaginal,supositories. Two weeks of treatment some times more. Yeast has taken over all the bacteria  yeast is awful. Monostat cream is available at your local drug store. 
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    Your not alone with this as I have exactly the same problem, I have to take antibiotics to clear mine up each month, as nothing else works. It is now causing problems in my relationship as well and doctors don't seem to understand why its happening and keep putting it down to a hormone inbalance but my hormone tests are always fine. Mine normally occurs a week before my period and can last for 2 weeks after so its kind of a routine I try to stay positive and think I won't get it this month but it never happens it always gets me!! ;-(. Not sure if you have tried it but bathing in tee tree oil does help ease the pain and itching good luck people :-) x
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    I am another unlucky girl who has been battling this horrendous cycle for the past 2 years!! I have gotten thrush through out my teenage years but when i became sexualy active with my partner 2 years ago thats when it all started.

    I have tried EVERYTHING and seems to go for 2-3 months and then it just creeps up again after my period. Its making me so depressed as i didnt get it for 3 months and thought maybe i found the cure with the supplements i have been taking but woke up last night stinging and itchy down below. This is making me so depressed and taking a toll on my relationship. My partner has came with me to so many doc appoinment and been treated and everythingj ust like you girls my partner is fed up and i have lost my sex drive completely , instead of enjoying sex all i can think about it the horrible thrush im going to get a couple of days later. I dunno what to do ! I hate my stupid vagina !!!!!

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      Monostat cream Monostat cereal will help it inserts inside the vagina . Two or three weeks treatment . Available at local drug stores. For more info see online or google.
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    Hey, I'm one of the unlucky girls too sad don't worry, you are not alone! I know that doesn't make you feel any good. But at least we know its common among girls after puberty! I feel horrible with this vaginal thrush! Its recurring every month and it stays for atleast 2 weeks starting from a week before the periods start until the periods end sometimes  it continues even after its got over! I don't know what to do!! But for now, all that's helping me are, 

    1) every time after using washroom, rinse clean the vagina from front to back and then dry it with a soft towel and use some talcum powder to make sure its absolutely dry. I then used some lansinoh nipple cream on the walls of vagina... It helped me immensely. Though it helped only for sometime its a miracle cream. Relief in 5 minutes and it works for at least 4 hours. Apply good amount of lansinoh. Make sure it stays on the vagina for some time. 

    2) I make solid pure coconut oil like bullets and keep it in the freezer. Use it like a pessary when you go to sleep or when you have some time to lie down. It helps for a little amount of time but it really helps. Trust me. 

    Even clotrimazole is not helping me sad god only has to save us!!! Good luck girls! If you find any rememdy please let us know. 

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      try Monistat cream available at amazon or google. Esta strength is useful .

      evert time you have sex with your partner he is infected and you become reinfected. Be sure your clear  before sex. May take the 2-3,weeks. 

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    Hi i have suffered from Thrush on and off for the past 23 years, I have tried all sorts of medication and it always reacurrs at some point. After doing lots of research on alternative cures the best cure i have found is to take a strong dose of Acidophilus. I also make my own pessaries the recipe is 3 tablespoons of coconut oil mixed in a bowl with 4 drops of thyme essential oil,4 drops of tea tree essential oil and 2 drops of lavender essential oil. Mix together and spoon onto a sheet of grease proof paper, roll up the mixture in the paper and put in the freezer. Break off a 3/4 " ( or cut with a knife)piece and insert internally nightly. Use for at least a month, you can stop when symptoms fade but always have some ready in the freezer for when you feel the symptons coming on again. Use some of the mixture to apply externally in the day time. It can be a messy mixture but i have finally found a cure that works for me.
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      Not sure if this is directed to me or not but this is what I did. I stopped all anti fungal medication (by mouth and topical) I stopped all probiotic and initially stopped all yogurt (I now eat a bit). I used baking soda and still occasionally. I find if it burns on the outside I will apply a bit of barrier cream to protect the skin. Hope this helps. Changed my life.
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      I have gelatine capsules size 00 that I filled up with baking soda.  I insert one at night time. Next day it will burn and you will feel very wet and like something is wrong. I did repeat and used diaper cream to protect the skin. After a few days I started feeling much better and could not believe it. It had been years. I now feel sometimes things get umbalanced ( burning/ swelling) so I will insert with finger a paste made of baking soda and water. I find that the ph of sperm messes with my ph.   Google cytolytic vaginosis maybe what you have. I was told too keep taking probiotic, fluconazole, boric acid etc and only really made me worse. Now I understand why the doc kept saying all my swabs were negative. I just don't know why she told me to take the meds and treat it for years.  Hope it helps don't give up but try something else. Contact me again if you want i understant your pain

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