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Tootiebug58
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   Posted 2/15/2009 8:38 AM (GMT -7)   
I  have had one yeast infection about 5 years ago from taking antibiotics.  Last week I noticed the symptoms of a yeast infection and am not taking any different meds or antibiotics.  Does anyone know if yeast infections are associated with Fibroymalgia???  Seems like its one thing after another.  Thanks everyone
 
Sue
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   Posted 2/15/2009 9:34 AM (GMT -7)   
I get them from stress and from too much sugar. Have you been eating a lot of sugar lately?

I know that when I first got fibro I got a lot of them, but I think that was due to the stress of trying to figure out what was wrong.

I hope that you feel better soon.

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pattipanda
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   Posted 2/15/2009 9:47 AM (GMT -7)   
Since my Lyme episodes, I can't take any antibiotics with out getting a yeast problem.
I agree with Karen. Sugar is a big issue when it comes to yeast.. you need sugar to activate yeast.
Patti
 
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anxietyridden
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   Posted 2/15/2009 9:58 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm not sure if they're associated w/ fibro, but lots of women get them, including myself. Other than not taking different meds or antibiotics, have you started using any different soap down there? Or different laundry detergent on your underwear? I know you're not supposed to use any scented soap w/ artificial additives in that area. You want to make sure to wear breathable, cotton underwear as well - none of that polyester, nylon, thong stuff. Hahaha. I agree w/ the others who have said stress can contribute to them as well. Stress can cause unbalance in many of our bodies systems. Lastly, do you eat yogurt? Eating a yogurt a day w/ live and active cultures can help to alleviate symptoms of yeast.

tyno3
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   Posted 2/15/2009 11:20 AM (GMT -7)   
I remember a post quite a while back where someone was describing how there is a connection with yeast overgrowth and Fibro. I don't remember the exact correlation. It probably was sometime during the summer (last). I always eat a yogurt, every day, Activia, for prevention of constipation. As I rely on Codeine preparations for pain relief, especially in the morning as I am miserable w/o it and would not even be able to get out of bed, without a pain killer. I use everything else too, ie muscle relaxers for the rock hard mucle tone that greets me every morning, as well as occasional muscle spasm. You know, I am speculating about an upcoming appt. with my pdoc about all my meds. A med review, so to say. I am afraid he is going to tell me to give up the pain meds. I don't think I can move in the morning w/o them.  He is a non-believer in Fibro. Also, I am trying to move away from the amyltriptilene as it causes hugh sugar cravings and I am about 25 lbs. heavier when on amyltriptilene. It leaves me really thirsty all the time, makes me have cottonmouth so I cannot speak properly. Also, it makes me feel wired, like plugged into an electrical socket. I have a goiter, from Hypothyroidism, which makes it hard to swallow solid food. Therefore, a lot of my diet is liquid, like jello, yogurt, milk, whatever. Almost no protein. Wow, what a lot we have to contend with. Anyway, back to the yeast, all those foods I can swallow without having it get stuck going down, do have quite a bit of sugar, again, it does contribute to yeast infections. Also, I saw on TV, you must dry your under garments in a hot dryer, or if not, run them in the microwave for thirty seconds, after laundering. Don't let anyone catch you doing this, they may not want anything to do with the microwave, ever again. The worst thing you can do is wash by hand and hang over shower rack to dry, inviting an infestation. I second the stick with the cotton undergarmets, also. Good luck. 

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Tootiebug58
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   Posted 2/15/2009 1:37 PM (GMT -7)   

Oh wow, I have been hitting the chocolate, cookies and doughnuts big time, am trying to gain some weight. I didnt realize sugar was a culprit in a yeast infection.  Well, will find another way to gain a few I guess.

No wonder I feel so lousy.

thanks for your replies

Sue


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   Posted 2/15/2009 3:54 PM (GMT -7)   
I read a book that said that the symptoms of yeast infection were very close to those of fibro: aches, pain, brain fog, fatigue, etc etc etc.

The author found it helped to limit herself to two serves of fruit a day and cut back on sugar and bread consumption.
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Irish Babe
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   Posted 2/16/2009 12:43 PM (GMT -7)   

All the things mentioned I would have to agree w/. In addition, I would suggest you use Summer's Eve wash when you shower or also after intercourse. I also have to stick to one detergent for our clothes, the last time I tried to change to cut expenses, my DH got a rash on his legs and my skin was itchy.  Stick w/ the soaps that work, maybe you changed to cut corners. I also use unscented pantiliners. My gyno suggested K-Y Silk E for dryness. Any sugar or carbs can cause a prob too. I have had that infection so bad, I was swollen hard as a rock after surgery yrs ago - the dr kept me in the hosp for almost 2 wks on antibiotics the whole time and then he continued it after I got home.

Also are you having a prob w/ your throat, I had the yeast infection in my throat a few yrs ago instead of the privates. That was due to antibiotics. The dr. had to give me Diflucan to get that under control. Wish you luck.

God bless.  Alice.


Tootiebug58
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   Posted 2/16/2009 2:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the replies. Started eating plain yogurt today. Also used
Monistat last night, and it is clearing up nicely, thank goodness. No problems with my throat. I stopped the sugary stuff on Sat and have noticed a big difference. Hopefully, this will be the answer. Guess I better start eating better and leave the sugars alone. Ohhhhh, will I miss my york pettermint patties. Thanks again everyone.

Take care

Sue
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larkspur
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   Posted 2/16/2009 6:24 PM (GMT -7)   
A change in hormones can bring on an imbalance that can cause a yeast infection.


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donnaeil
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   Posted 2/16/2009 7:35 PM (GMT -7)   
I got them when I took antibiotics and when I was married. Have not gotten a yeast infection in 12 years (since divorce). lol

Sugar was not the culprit for me.

Donnaeil
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