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I'm not sure if this is TTC, but I didn't know where else to ask

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I'm not sure if this is TTC, but I didn't know where else to ask

Does anybody experience reoccuring yeast infections? I'm very irregular (have polycystic ovaries...get AF every 3 months by taking Provera) and it seems like I'm getting yeast infections ALL the time like every other month. HELP!!!

Posted 7/25/06 3:57 PM
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Babygirl is 4!

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Re: I'm not sure if this is TTC, but I didn't know where else to ask

I used to get them often when Iwas younger.

Do you wear tight pants? Bad.
Also wear cotton undies, not synthetic.
No perfumes or scented douches, tampons, or even soaps.

Vaginal Yeast Infection
Vaginal yeast infections are caused by a fungus called Candida albicans which is normally found in small amounts in the vagina but can overgrow when the vaginal pH balance changes from its normal acidic levels to a more alkaline one.

This can be caused by your period, pregnancy, diabetes, birth control pills, steroids, and antibiotic use.

Yeast infections are also more common after menopause due to declining estrogen levels, which thin the vaginal walls.

It's estimated that three out of four women will have a yeast infection in their lifetime.
Boric Acid Suppositories
The most effective natural treatment for yeast infections is boric acid capsules that are inserted into the vagina. Boric acid acidifies the vagina, which restores the natural balance of bacteria and yeast.

Boric acid treatment is especially useful for people with chronic yeast infections that haven't responded to over-the-counter or prescription anti-fungal medications.

For example, one of my clients who had a chronic yeast infection for over a year and hadn't improved after taking over-the-counter creams, prescription drugs, and natural home remedies such as garlic clove suppositories, tea tree vaginal douches, apple cider vinegar, and acidophilus (good bacteria) douches.

After her third day of taking a boric acid suppository I suggested, her symptoms were almost completely gone. After 2 more days, she experienced no symptoms and the yeast infection did not come back.

Some pharmacies can prepare boric acid capsules for you. Ask to have size "0" gelatin capsules filled with 600 mg of powdered boric acid in each capsule.

Yeast infection treatment is typically 3 to 7 days. Chronic yeast infections may require a longer treatment, but it should be done under the supervision of a naturopathic doctor or holistic practitioner, because using boric acid suppositories for more than a week can cause irritation.

One capsule is typically inserted at night before going to bed. Some people may need to take it in the morning and evening. With a vitamin E gelatin capsule or vitamin E oil each night, to prevent irritation.

To prevent yeast infections from recurring, a common recommendation is to take one capsule a day for 3 days a month.

There is also a ready-made boric acid suppository called Yeast Arrest, manufactured by Vitanica, a supplement company based in Oregon. Yeast Arrest contains boric acid, the herbal antifungal oregon grape root, and calendula to reduce inflammation.

Important Precautions:

boric acid is toxic and should never be taken internally or placed on cuts or open wounds

side effects may include irritation and burning

boric acid should never be used during pregnancy

Posted 7/25/06 4:12 PM


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Re: I'm not sure if this is TTC, but I didn't know where else to ask

I just want to add that Candida actually originates in the colon, and that if you have a reoccurring problem with yeast then you should try to go to the source. I was having an over-infestation of Candida when I was on a rigorous antibiotics schedule while I was getting some dental work. I had to change some of my foods (no sugar, as sugar will breed Candida) & take supplements to re-balance the flora in my intestines. This worked better than any of the OTC, and in the long run the OTC and even prescription remedies will become ineffective. You can start by eating lots of Yogurt with Active cultures, and by taking an acidophillus supplement

I was also getting colonics as part of my treatments.

Good luck & feel betterChat Icon

Posted 7/25/06 4:18 PM

J'taime Paris!

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Re: I'm not sure if this is TTC, but I didn't know where else to ask

only when I am on anti-biotics, which is why I never take them anymore

Posted 7/25/06 6:10 PM

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