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   Posted 8/12/2009 11:53 AM (GMT -7)   
I have had crohns for two years and have had 10 abcess surgeries and have had a colostomy for about 3 months.  I have drained for the entire two years and have had to wear pads the whole time.  My problem now is that I have a yeast infection from HE**!!! I have had it for about 5 months and it wont go away I have tryed diflucan 400mg for a month and topical antibiotics. I have seen every doctor I can think of from GP, GI, Surgeon, and Ifectious disease.  Nothing is helping that much.  The diflucan helped a little but with the draining it just wont go away.  I was hopeing someone out there is smarter than all my doctors and can help me get rid of this yeast infection.
Diagnosed with Crohns Oct. '07.  Have had 9 abcess/ fistula surgeries.  Colostomy 20 March 2009.
Current Meds:
Imuran 200 mg                            Omeprazole 20mg                     Vitamin D 2000 i.u.          Remicade 10mg x8wks
Synthroid 112mg                          Lexapro 20mg                           Tylenol  50mg
Birth Control                                 Calcium  500mg                         Morphine 40mg
Sucralfate 1gm x4                         Multi Vit                                     Cyclizine   50mg

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Date Joined Feb 2008
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   Posted 8/12/2009 12:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Sounds like your in my boat, Ive had around 25 abcess surgeries, and I have an illiostomy, but I dont know anything about a yeast infection lol. Im realy sorry. Ive had drainage for over a year at a time before, and have it right now, wearing pads like that is no fun for me either.

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   Posted 8/12/2009 2:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Can you please explain where you are draining from?
I had horrible trouble with yeast infections a few years ago.  I had to take 1 diflucan, then 2 weeks later another one, and then 2 weeks after that another one, then 4 weeks after that another one.  That regiman finally kicked it out!
When I had a vaginal fistula that was draining horribly, my ob/gyn had me after my shower blow dry the area on cool, then apply crisco (shortening) to the area down there (not over the fistula opening though).  This kept my skin from getting raw, and kept the drainage from going where it shouldn't.  I'll tell you that I was very skeptical but figured what do I have to lose?!

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   Posted 8/12/2009 2:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello Dreamer!

I am glad to hear from you! But sorry you have this problem. Is this vaginal drainage? Have they tested the drainage to see what it is? They can culture it and then pick the best drug to kill the beasties. Hopefully they will not find bacteria from the bowels or bladder (that would mean a connecting fistula. Not something you need right now).

How are you feeling otherwise?? Are you feeling better with the ostomy?
Diagnosed with Crohn's in early 2007.  Several peri-rectal abscesses and two fistulae with setons.  Allergic to Remicade and Humira.  Currently on 6MP, and vitamins D and B-12.

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Date Joined Jul 2009
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   Posted 8/12/2009 10:15 PM (GMT -7)   
okay this might help..go buy some stonyfield acidophillus are going to not only eat it...get the plain stuff...and start using that instead...use the plastic thing that comes with the normal yeast infection creams over the counter...the best way to get rid of a yeast infection is to treat it for 7 days or more...the more good cultures you can eat..the better...some people need to eat yogurt every single day...i had so many yeast infections and i really hate them...shoot the yogurt right up your vagina..its completely safe...

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Date Joined Jul 2009
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   Posted 8/12/2009 10:37 PM (GMT -7)   
oh btw ...i think the best probiotic out their is can see their website..cvs has this..its behind the pharmaceutical counter..its a little pricey..but i think its worth it...if you start well as drinking something like dannon probiotic drinks..and eating danactive and eat the stonyfield well as putting it up inside of you..i think you can beat this...that will help to restore the good stuff you need in your intestine and it will help prevent a yeast infection..good luck..
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