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06-19-2005, 03:01 PM
hello. I am new to this board. I hope you all will guide me thru how to do all this. i am pretty stressed out due to my type 2 Diabetes and I have recurring yeast infections ..I have tried the acidolphilus and it only makes me have diarrhea. I have tried several alternatives but not sure they work well either. Diflucan did not ever touch it. Guess this is due to my high blood sugar but am working to get it down .I have no insurance so I have no regular dr to see, just doing what I can on my own.Feel free to email me with any help. Thanks so much, everybody! I have tried several things that I think help me not sure if they cure it, though...
06-19-2005, 04:35 PM
You really need to see a doctor for a yeast infection. Are you taking medication for your diabetes?
06-19-2005, 05:10 PM
:welcome: to the boards!
IF Diflucan didn't even touch it maybe it is not yeast. You need to go to a doctor...many times I thought I had a yeast infection when it turned out that wasn't the case....
YEAST LIST: Boric Acid, Aci-gel (insert it at night, it maintains the ph of the vagina & yeast can't live when there's an acidic environment - or can use apple cider vinegar in water) and also washing externally with tea-tree oil diluted in water. \acidopholous tablets, a wet towel with s AZO yeast, http://www.ghtbiz.net/rescue/nocandida/lead.html, Any probotics, Flora-Q The Flora-Q is made by Kenwood Therapeutics. It contains Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bifidobacterium, Lactobacillus paracasel, and Streptococcus thermophilus -- these are all bacteria that normally live inside your digestive tract. What you do is take a capsule a day for a few days during antibiotic treatment and then a couple afterwards, and this replaces your normal flora, making it much less likely to to get yeast infections. (Nystatin, Diflucan by prescription.) For oral thrush that keeps coming back: change your tooth brush
06-20-2005, 03:29 PM
Is there a certain kind of acidophois for yeast? I have been using it orally and to no avail. I read somewhere there is a sort that should be in the refridgerator. ????
06-20-2005, 04:07 PM
I take a pill form.
Lactobacillus acidophilus is a "probiotic" bacteria that inhabits the intestines and vagina. As friendly bacteria, acidophilus helps to maintain a natural balance of good versus bad bacteria in the intestine. How? It produces produces natural proteins that inhibit the growth of bad bacteria. In the vagina acidophilus helps to control the vaginal pH and helps keep vaginal flora in balance.
Acidophilus performs many important functions in the body. It has antifungul properties and helps in treatment and/or prevention of yeast overgrowth, such as candida. It helps in the prevention of urinary tract infections and the symptoms associated with irritable bowel syndrome.
Antibiotic therapy kills both the good and bad bacteria causing an imbalance and secondary infections such as yeast. Acidophilus helps in restoring/recolonizing the good bacteria so that normal flora is regained. Irritable bowel syndrome and diarrhea can also be helped by acidophilus. Acidophilus helps in proper digestion and also protects the body against digestive orders by replenishing the good bacteria and inhibiting the harmful bacteria. In these cases, the intestinal microorganisms are washed out of the gastrointestinal track, leaving susceptibility to other infections by the growth of other bacteria's that can contribute to diarrhea and IBS.
Yeast overgrowth can occur not only in the intestine, but also in the bladder, the sinuses and other parts of the body. Yeast infections in the bladder can be quite painful and feel like IC. Acidophilus can help keep healthy bacteria in the urinary tract by reintroducing "friendly" flora to the environment reducing the recurrence rate of lower urinary tract infections.
More Than the Basic Steps
Yeast prevention is a tough challenge for many IC patients. Yeast can inflame the vaginal lining, and travel into the urethra and bladder.
Although most of us follow the basic steps to prevent the dreaded yeast infection, we sometimes need to do more:
Wear 100% cotton underwear. Change them if they become damp or moist.
Wear skirts (with no underwear while at home).
Wear Mid-thigh panties for less contact with the vaginal area. These cotton-combed panties are available at the Vermont Country Store (vermontcountrystore.com).
Always wash and double-rinse underwear in hot water. Avoid line drying. Use the dryer.
Use scent and dye-free detergent.
Avoid fabric softeners.
Cleanse the vaginal area morning and night.
Always use unscented white soap to cleanse.
Rinse off with a squirt bottle after urination. Use filtered water.
Change towels daily.
Use tampons and sanitary pads made from natural materials or use washable Glad Rags (available at most health food stores).
Use an ice pack to sit on while traveling in a hot car. Remove it as soon as it starts to melt.
Avoid tight pants and synthetic leggings.
Keep sugar and milk intake moderate.
Avoid refined carbohydrates (white bread, white rice, etc.)
Avoid leftovers that that are kept more than one day.
Eat a small amount of plain yogurt daily to prevent intestinal imbalance (if tolerated).
Take a milk-free acidophilus (if tolerated). Check the ingredients to make sure that there is no added aspartame.
Try a yeast-free diet. There are several books on yeast prevention.
When yeast infections cause IC symptoms, the muscles of the pelvic floor can spasm and cause the hips, low back and legs to tighten-up. Use the following exercises daily to encourage length in these areas.
This says to take non dairy acidolphilus. I hope this helps! :grouphug:
01-09-2006, 06:59 AM
could yeast also cause pain around kidneys?
01-09-2006, 08:10 AM
hypothetically yes...yeast may be able to cause multiple things if it spreads...and if it effecting your Urinary system pain often called flank pain can happen as well. Regardless...kidney pain should not be ignored...you should definatly see your doctor. Anytime you have a new system contact your doctor. :grouphug:
01-10-2006, 02:17 AM
If you dont mind me asking, what is pouchitis?
01-10-2006, 08:48 AM
There are two forms of pouchitis that I am aware of...maybe 3.
1) When your colon is removed and you have a pouch made of a portion of your small intestines to replace your colon...it can become inflammed in some cases (usually if you had UC or Crohns) this can be chronic or infectious...is usually very minor compared to the crhonic illness they had their surgery for.
2) If your bladder is removed and a replace bladder is made from a portion of your intestines in some very rare cases it can become inflammed. Usually this is infectious...rarely is it a bring problem like IC is.
(unfortunaly in both there are probably some exceptions) I would be the exception in the first kind I talked about where my pouchitis is chronic and has gotten almost as bad as UC....but my pouch is over 15 years old which allows things to progress.
01-10-2006, 09:16 AM
You poor thing, you really have been through a lot! Sometimes you think 'why me?' dont you, when you see other people who are never ill. I thought having a pacemaker was bad enough, but at least it dosnt hurt! not like i.c. Though frequent urination is infuriating, im having to go private (i live in N.Ireland) which is going to cost a lot but hopefully give me some sort of answer.
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