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Chronicallyill
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Date Joined Apr 2008
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   Posted 5/10/2008 4:16 PM (GMT -7)   
I find that I get yeast infections really bad. I was reading a book that my mom bought me about yeast. Over growth can supposedly cause all these problems. Does anyone know about candida yeast?
Age:22/6"1'/138lb - Diagnosed: 2001 @ age 15 now 22
First time mom as of March 8th 2008
Past drugs: Pentasa, Flagyl, Budesonide, Prednisone, tons of Antibiotics, Didrocal
Past herbal remedies and vitamins:Probiotics, Omega 3&6, Prenatal vitamins, B12, Calcium, iron, vit C, vit D, vit E, Selenium, mineral drops
Current drugs: Valtrex, Warfarin, Prednisone :(, 6mp :( NOT WORKING
Problems:Fissure and Tags on rectum, blood clots, ChronicUTI's, Osteopenia, Ulcers in my decending Colon
No surgeries....yet. Gone through 5 G.I.'s
Procedures: 3 colonoscopies, 1 upper endoscopy, 2 barium swallows, 1 biopsy of the fissure and tag (chron's affected)


pb4
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   Posted 5/10/2008 5:01 PM (GMT -7)   
IBDers are prone to bacterial overgrowth which is why a good probiotic daily and indefinitely is essential for us...since taking probiotics daily I haven't had a yeast infection and it's been over 3 yrs now which is a record for me...it's also aided with my lactose intolerance issues and severe mouth sores.

You can also use plain yogurt vaginally to clear up yeast infections doing this once/day at bedtime (wear a pad) will clear it up in a few days...I used to use it at least 4-5 days to prevent it from re-occuring.

:)
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it!  LOL  :)


Crohn'snme
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   Posted 5/10/2008 7:11 PM (GMT -7)   
I started a probiotic about a month ago and I think it does help. I take Kyo-Probiotics since I'm lactose intollerant. Before this yeast infections were regular for me.

pb4
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   Posted 5/10/2008 7:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Primadophilus reuteri made by natures way also aids with lactose intolerance issues, high cholesterol and vaginal health...it's the one that I use...it has guaranteed intestinal release and only one/day is needed, it's also very affordable especially since only one/day is needed.

:)
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it!  LOL  :)


Crohn'snme
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   Posted 5/10/2008 8:10 PM (GMT -7)   
When I get yeast infections I use a liquid treatment from my local health food store it restores the PH balance. I'm sorry I can't remember the name. A bit spendy but works. You mix it with water.

chroniemomx2
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   Posted 5/10/2008 8:34 PM (GMT -7)   
I was getting frequent yeats infections a little over a year ago. I would take the diflucan, and it would be better for a couple of weeks, and then it would be back. It wasnt until I took, 1 diflucan, then a week later, I took 1 more pill. Then 1 more pill a month later, and one more pill a month after that. It totally cleared it up and I haven't had one since then. Btw, I had never had yeast infections before that.

Chronicallyill
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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 195
   Posted 5/10/2008 9:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for your ideas guys. For the probiotics, what are the best types. I used to take Acidophilus, but the brand I bought made the pills with lactose and that definitely didn't make me feel any better.
Age:22/6"1'/138lb - Diagnosed: 2001 @ age 15 now 22
First time mom as of March 8th 2008
Past drugs: Pentasa, Flagyl, Budesonide, Prednisone, tons of Antibiotics, Didrocal
Past herbal remedies and vitamins:Probiotics, Omega 3&6, Prenatal vitamins, B12, Calcium, iron, vit C, vit D, vit E, Selenium, mineral drops
Current drugs: Valtrex, Warfarin, Prednisone :(, 6mp :( NOT WORKING
Problems:Fissure and Tags on rectum, blood clots, ChronicUTI's, Osteopenia, Ulcers in my decending Colon
No surgeries....yet. Gone through 5 G.I.'s
Procedures: 3 colonoscopies, 1 upper endoscopy, 2 barium swallows, 1 biopsy of the fissure and tag (chron's affected)


pb4
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Date Joined Feb 2004
Total Posts : 20576
   Posted 5/10/2008 9:11 PM (GMT -7)   
That's why I suggested the primadophilus reuteri made by natures way.

:)
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it!  LOL  :)

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