zannadance (zannadance) wrote in vaginapagina,

Experiences with Fluconazole

Hi VP! I'm interested to hear about the side effects (if any) that people have experienced after taking Fluconazole (or the brand name Diflucan). I've been having mild yeast infection-like symptoms so I made an appt with my doctor, but wasn't able to get one until next week. I'm pretty sure it's a YI and not something else because I've been using some leftover internal YI cream (Terconazole) externally and it's relieved the discomfort significantly, so I convinced the doctor to send over a prescription (one tablet) of Fluconazole since I have to wait so long for my appointment. However, after reading about the possible side effects, I'm now scared to take it :-( Among the scary ones for me are nausea, diarrhea, and upset stomach. The first two times I took this drug (about 3 years ago) I had no negative side effects, but thinking back to the more recent time (4 months ago) I took it in the evening and was up all night with stomach cramps and discomfort. I thought it was due to anxiety because there was a lot going on in my life at the moment, but I'm wondering if it was the Fluconazole. I have a severe phobia of getting sick to my stomach, so I want to avoid a night like that at all costs! I also have a very important exam to take on Saturday morning and I'm worried about the side effects lasting until then. Any input would be greatly appreciated!

FYI, I know there are lots of alternative YI treatments out there - yogurt, garlic, etc. - and I will look into them if I decide not to take this pill, but for now I'd just like peoples' experiences with taking Fluconazole. TIA!

EDIT: I took it last night and only had very mild stomach discomfort. Thanks for everyone's advice you all made me feel a lot better!
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