reoccuring yeast infections?????

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nrthngrl
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   Posted 9/5/2008 2:19 PM (GMT -7)   
This is a hard topic to post blush nd have been considering asking for a couple of days.  Okay, I have been having reoccuring yeast infections lately, on my 3 this year, and I am wondering if anyone else suffers from these.  I asked my doctor if it could be related to my IBD and he said it could be possible 'cuz my immune system in out of whack.  I am wondering if any of you other ladies have dealt with this.  I haven't had any "accidents" lately that could of caused irratations in that area and haven't been on any different meds..... any help or info would be appreciated. Thanx, Joanna
Fibro & CFS dx 06-'08....Gastritis 04-'08....IBD(undetermined) 04-'07
Nortriptyline - Fibro/CFS, Pramipexole - Fibro, Pantoloc- Gastritis,  Asacol & Buscopan- IBD,
Diazepam, demerol, codiene, tramacet for pain
b12 inj, fish oil, folic acid, acidophilus. 


insagent
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   Posted 9/5/2008 2:32 PM (GMT -7)   
I've had a problem with reoccuring yeast infections too, the last one I had was several months ago luckily, I did a monistat 3 day, 1 day and finally had to get a prescription for Diflucan before it would go away. Not sure why I haven't asked my dr about having frequent ones, I think some of the meds we take might cause them too, seems as tho that was a side effect from one of my meds just cant remeber which one without looking it up online.
 
Tannie 26 yrs
dx May 08 taking 20mg Prednisone,trying to taper, 100mg 6-mp, Asacol 6 twice a day, Remicade. 


kimberlayn
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   Posted 9/5/2008 2:40 PM (GMT -7)   
I get a yeast infection every time I am on antibiotics. I ask for a diflucan script when the doc hands me the antibiotic script. I get a yeast infection sometimes w/out antibiotics too, not sure why, but I know its annoying. I haven't had any problems with thrush, but I've seen posts where people do. Thrush is a yeast infection too, so maybe it is a CD thing. I just call for the diflucan, works every time!
diagnosed w/Crohn's 11/06. 34f with 2 boys, a lovable dog, and a wonderful husband. 150 mg Imuran, bentyl, vicodin as needed, metoprolol for orthostatic hypotension and heart palpitations. Bowel resection 9/07. Active disease back, darn it 8/08. 11 year old son with IBS-C, on Bentyl.


nrthngrl
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   Posted 9/5/2008 4:06 PM (GMT -7)   

Thank you so much for your replies.  I too get an infection with antibiotics as well, but haven't been on those for a long time.  My Dr gave me a prescription today of Diflucan and a 6 or 7 day monistat regime.  The last yeast inf. started with thrush in my mouth and then a few days later showed up as a yeast inf. Was given the diflucan then too and a mouth wash too. 

                                                                                      Again thanks, at least I know I am not alone in this.  Joanna


Fibro & CFS dx 06-'08....Gastritis 04-'08....IBD(undetermined) 04-'07
Nortriptyline - Fibro/CFS, Pramipexole - Fibro, Pantoloc- Gastritis,  Asacol & Buscopan- IBD,
Diazepam, demerol, codiene, tramacet for pain
b12 inj, fish oil, folic acid, acidophilus. 


LBJ
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   Posted 9/5/2008 4:42 PM (GMT -7)   
I used to get yeast infections every few months. Ever since I started eating a yogart a day, I haven't had one in a really long time.
I'm not sure if it has anything to do with it but it's been working. lol
Living with Crohn's Disease since Jan./2000 but had a few years prior
I'm a true Crohnie with IBS and Arthrities too
 
Meds I have tried:  Too many to list- LOL
Meds currently on:  Prednisone 5mg every other day- I am almost off!!  YAAHH!!! :-)
                           Methotrexate injections once a week 25mg
                           Folic Acid 5mg once a week
                           Wellbutrin twice a day
                           Cipro
No Surgeries
 


chroniemomx2
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   Posted 9/5/2008 6:24 PM (GMT -7)   
A couple of years ago, I had around 4 yeast infections in a matter of just a few months. I was getting recurring strep infections, so I was on alot of antibiotics during that time, thus the culprit because I had never had one before. My pcp was just ordering 1 diflucan when I would get one. But I had one when I went to my ob/gyn for my yearly, and he told me to take one diflucan, then another one a week later, then another one one month after that. That finally stopped them, and I haven't had one since!

nrthngrl
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   Posted 9/5/2008 6:26 PM (GMT -7)   

I haven't been taking my acidophilus regularly (oops), actually not at all for about a month at least, so I guess I should go back to trying that too.Thanks again.


Fibro & CFS dx 06-'08....Gastritis 04-'08....IBD(undetermined) 04-'07
Nortriptyline - Fibro/CFS, Pramipexole - Fibro, Pantoloc- Gastritis,  Asacol & Buscopan- IBD,
Diazepam, demerol, codiene, tramacet for pain
b12 inj, fish oil, folic acid, acidophilus. 


Tj1
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   Posted 9/5/2008 10:57 PM (GMT -7)   
I too have them quite frequently Good ol Diflucan
 DX'd with UC 2000.
 DX'd with CD 8-9-08
 
 allergic to Asacol
 Colazal made it worse
 Prednisone 20mg X2 daily   
 Flagyl 500mg X2 daily
 First Remicade infusion 8-9-08
 
 Toprol XL --  Hypertension
 Insulin   --   Diabetes 


LMills
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   Posted 9/6/2008 6:20 AM (GMT -7)   
I've had two in the past few months. One that only females can get and then one in the form of thrush. It's possible this may be the culprit(are we allowed to post links?):
http://www.microscopiccolitis.org/articles/Candida-Its-Not-Just-a-Yeast-Infection.html

Both of my doctors have prescribed diflucan in each case, and it seems to work well. They were both rather extreme cases too..nasty kind of infection really. I've stopped taking baths and only take showers since the vaginal yeast infection. My nurses told me that baths are pretty bad to cause that kind of yeast infection unfortunately...and I had been taking quite a few at the time because my previous apartment's shower only gave you literally about 2 and half minutes of hot water(which in my 6 months there maintenance would NEVER fix). But I digress...in any case, best of luck with getting rid of that horrible infection! I'm sorry you have that.

And just a side note, please don't ever hesitate to post questions, rants, and so on. That's why this place is here.
20 years old, Diagnosed with severe Crohn's and colitis in May of 2008.
Currently taking:
Prednisone, pentasa, alinia, bentyl, prilosec, tandem plus, and the occasional ultracet
Surgery for ectopic pregnancy(very possibly due to Crohn's inflammation) in July of 2008.
Due to start Imuran September 17 depending on blood results.


nrthngrl
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   Posted 9/6/2008 2:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks again everyone. I did get the 2 diflucan to take a week apart, and when i see my Dr in a month I will maybe question him about another diflucan to take.  I also realised I only got a 3 day Monistat regime, yay!  I have a bath every night with epsom salts (for my fibro) and a shower in the morning, I would really hate to give up my baths..... I am going to try and eat some yogurt each day as well and get back to taking my acidophilus regularly again.


IBD(undetermined) 04-'07....Gastritis 04-'08....Fibro & CFS dx 06-'08....
 Asacol & Buscopan-IBDPantoloc-Gastritis, Nortriptyline-Fibro/CFS, Pramipexole-Fibro,  
Diazepam, demerol, codiene for pain
b12 inj, fish oil, folic acid, acidophilus. 

Post Edited (nrthngrl) : 9/6/2008 4:02:31 PM (GMT-6)


Zanne
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   Posted 9/7/2008 12:21 AM (GMT -7)   
I was getting yeast infections all the time. I have a R/V fistula that none on my doctors have been interested in finding much less treating. Needless to say, I changed GYN and currently see the nurse practitioner who taught the classes when I was pregnant with my now 21 year old daughter. We have a history and I trust her. She put me on a daily anti fungal pill, that I increase the dose of if the symptoms increase. It works. No one is able to figure out exactly why, but it does and that is all that matters. Now one of my gi wants me to stop taking it, because he doesn't understand why its working, it doesn't make sense. I'll be happy to stop taking it, IF he wants to find the fistula, and find a medicine that will work to treat/cure it. But that isn't what he is offering. His offer is just for me to stop. So it is a non negotiable point for me. I'm currently on day 2 of antibiotics for sinus and ear infections and the R/V is starting to act up, so I have to up my dose of the anti fungal before the yeast infection gets out of control. I can already feel it start to brew......
Suzanne

CD 19 years offically, 29 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Symptoms constantly but all tests show only minor ulcerations. Currently having multiple episodes of gastritis with no known cause.


Prednisone, 6MP,Prevacid, B12 shots, Bentyl, Xifaxan.....


MMMNAVY
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   Posted 9/7/2008 7:59 AM (GMT -7)   
I love my diflucan. It takes about 3 rounds for me. Plus monistat w/cream.
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nrthngrl
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   Posted 9/7/2008 7:03 PM (GMT -7)   
I am so glad you all responded. It sure helps me feel better to know I am not alone in this. Now I have to start a new question about fistula's.
IBD(undetermined) 04-'07....Gastritis 04-'08....Fibro & CFS dx 06-'08....
 Asacol & Buscopan-IBDPantoloc-Gastritis, Nortriptyline-Fibro/CFS, Pramipexole-Fibro,  
Diazepam, demerol, codiene for pain
b12 inj, fish oil, folic acid, acidophilus. 


pb4
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   Posted 9/7/2008 7:48 PM (GMT -7)   
The probiotic I take daily (to aid with my CD symptoms) happens to have vaginal health benefits (I haven't had a yeast infection ever since taking them daily and I used to be chronic with them at times) it also aids with high cholesterol and lactose intolerance issues...primadophilus reuteri made by natures way, comes in powder or caps.

:)
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MishBall2
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   Posted 9/8/2008 7:03 AM (GMT -7)   
Are you certain its not Bacterial Vaginitis?
33 years old. Diagnosed in 2002ish. 
Taking Asacol, Lomotil TID, and on Remicade since 2004. 
Lower Bowel area only, except for the short stint (about 2 weeks) that I had mouth sores.  Also have external/anal fistula and anal/vaginal fistula. 
 


nrthngrl
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   Posted 9/8/2008 11:45 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes, i have had tests done on the other two I had and this is the same. So I guess I am pretty sure.
IBD(undetermined) 04-'07....Gastritis 04-'08....Fibro & CFS dx 06-'08....
 Asacol & Buscopan-IBDPantoloc-Gastritis, Nortriptyline-Fibro/CFS, Pramipexole-Fibro,  
Diazepam, demerol, codiene for pain
b12 inj, fish oil, folic acid, acidophilus. 


FallColors
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   Posted 9/8/2008 1:50 PM (GMT -7)   
I've had several bouts with skin yeast infections after abscess operations.  Ouch!!  Diaper rash hurts.  One diflucan worked for a few days and then it would come back.  My Doc suggested I see an Infectious Disease Doc because of persistent infections in the abscess area, and when I told her about the yeasties, she wrote me a huge script for diflucan.  One a day for seven days and repeat this a week later if needed.  Yikes!!  But it worked.  Fortunately a second week wasn't needed.  Infectous Disease Docs know a lot about weird fungal and yeast stuff and she didn't blink about hitting it hard.  If you ever have something weird that your regular Docs can't figure out, see an infectious disease doc -- they are detectives and tend to think outside the box.

Diagnosed early 2007 with rectal Crohn's.  Several peri-rectal abscesses and two fistulas with setons.  Allergic to Remicade and Humira.  Currently on 6MP.


nrthngrl
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   Posted 9/8/2008 2:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Wow, I am pretty sure I would have to go to a bigger centre to find an Inf. Dis. DR. but i will keep that in mind. Glad to hear that it helped you!!
IBD(undetermined) 04-'07....Gastritis 04-'08....Fibro & CFS dx 06-'08....
 Asacol & Buscopan-IBDPantoloc-Gastritis, Nortriptyline-Fibro/CFS, Pramipexole-Fibro,  
Diazepam, demerol, codiene for pain
b12 inj, fish oil, folic acid, acidophilus. 

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