I am looking for anyone with advice or anyone who has had the same issues before. I am having major yeast infection issues L I am not sure if it runs in the family but my mom has also suffered from them her entire life. They started about 2 years ago and I attributed them to the Nuva Ring, being more sexually active, and expanding my food horizons (I had previously been a very picky eater). When I switched off nuva ring they seemed to dissipate for the most part but now they have come back with a vengeance. The itching is around my vagina area and also rectal area. It also causes some discharge although not a lot and my labia to be inflamed at times (I once thought this was an STD but was tested and turned negative). I have tried taking the over the counter meds (Diflucan) but it hasn’t helped. I did a yeast cleanse (candida cleanse) with oregano oil and that seemed to make it better for a week but it just came back. I have an IUD now which I had inserted about 3 months ago and I am unsure if that is making anything different but I did have a yeast infection prior to insertion as well so I do not think that is the cause. I have tried a number of things but to no avail- yeast cleanse, oil of oregano, switching soaps, enemas, aloe vera, apple cidar vinegar, cutting out sugar and white flour, and taking probiotic but nothing seems to be helping. I have been trying to cut out as many carbs as I can but the truth is its very hard for me to not be able to eat those kinds of foods again as it seems more of a torture than the yeast itself (lol). I am looking to anyone who could point me in the right direction to rid myself of the yeast and be on a maintenance system that 1) rids me of this yeast!! (I am so uncomfortable on a day to day basis!) 2) is actually doable and not too hard to keep an upkeep with daily life. I am struggling right now with depression with this as it has greatly affected my sex life (who feels sexy when you feel itchy and gross down there, plus the fact that it hurts more to have sex) and my work life (it is so uncomfortable at work when you are constantly squirming in your pants). My mom suggested using soloray yeast cleanse and y-stat suppositories and has said that has helped her a great deal and I do have an order of them coming (its harder to get things when you live on an island-
Lately the skin on my mound, hidden underneath all that bushy hair, has started to itch like crazy. Not just itch, but really painfully itch. I touch the area and it just hurts, and moving the hair around just makes it worse. Seriously, I'm talking like a burning, oh god stop touching it pain.
Now I have nothing that looks out of the ordinary; no bumps of any kind, no infected looking follicles, no weird little things eating at my skin, no rash. The skin is red as all get out but I think that's mostly from me scratching it. It doesn't even seem to be flaking off like it's super dry or anything.
Thing is, I just shaved along my bikini line the week before. And it's fine and dandy. Not itchy, no problems whatsoever. But as soon as the hair starts it's like a war zone. And it can't be just itchiness of new hairs because I've never shaved my mound.
So I'm at a loss and am trying to combat it with moisturizers. It's not much better, but a little. My new problem is that I have so much damned hair that I can't easily get the lotion to the skin. Oil works a little better but the hair is still determined to keep everything away from the skin.
So kind of a two fold question set:
1) Has anyone else ever dealt with this insane itching? And more importantly the weird pain from moving the hair? Is there something I should be concerned about or is it likely just the winter skin from hell that I'm guessing it is?
2) Any tips for making it better? I'm tempted to shave everything off just so I can slather the skin, but I really don't want to deal with growing their hair back out and all the fun that entails. Any tips for keeping it from doing this again? I was going to try a baking soda paste to see if that helps tonight (since it works when I get pad rash).
EDIT: Lanacane is awesome, seriously. I don't know why I didn't think of it sooner. At least I found something to shut it up for more than five minutes.
Okay so, I made a post maybe two weeks ago asking about my hymen. It had broken, or well, torn a bit and there was bits of skin and white stuff, and it was pretty painful for about two days.
Now, sex is painful EVERY time. My boyfriend is my only sex partner and he took my virginity and the first couple times weren't even that bad, up until the hymen problem and now it's painful.
It's painful upon insertion and the further in he goes. I've found it's a little less painful when he's on top, and a couple times when i've been on top, i've been able to basically just say "fuck it" with the pain, and it's gone a way a bit.
I just don't know what the problem is and it's becoming a burden, it's painful, and i'm getting worried that something may be wrong. It's just odd, it didn't hurt until my hymen breaking, so i dunno, could it be that the rest of my hymen needs to be torn? I don't know how that's supposed to work though because it's painful and looking at it - i just don't know how that'd work out. Could I have something wrong? Should I get my vag checked out?
Please help =/
* I don't have chlamydia
* I don't have gonorrhea
* I do have BV but previous tests in the last few months were negative
* I don't have an IUD
* Wasn't sexually active until 21
* Always use protection
* Have had only 3 partners
* No surgery involving opening up the cervix
I know that it's still possible to just get it........ am I just insanely unlucky? I'm low risk to begin with, I made good choices, I even went to the doctor suspecting PID and it was missed the whole time? I'm so confused.
I'm bothered by the huge anti-anal slant on the part of the doctors. The girls said they believed that anal was for girls "bored" with "normal" sex, and the guest doctor said she strongly discourages ANYBODY from engaging in anal sex because of possible infections.
I feel like Dr. Oz had this great opportunity to bust a lot of sexual myths to teens and parents and instead it seemed geared for parents to talk to their daughters about not being promiscuous (I don't mean by anal, just in general).
I just felt I needed some VP feedback here.
ETA: here are the clips of the segment.
i had sex last night for the first time in a while. my boyfriend and i refrained from sex for about 2 months due to a heavy & prolonged period, minus about twice during that time. we had sex last weekend and again last night, seeing that my bleeding is gone. i am now experiencing some pain. it didn't hurt while we were doing it, and it was rough, so i think that's really the reason. but i also noticed some small bumps right near the vaginal opening, but closer to my legs. could this be from shaving the day before and then having sex? the friction? i dont know!
and now i'm having some discharge. it's not yeasty...i mean, it's slightly different than usual. and i have the very occasional itch, but it's nothing like any infection i've ever had in the way that it's not very bothersome. there's an occasional white clump but it's nothing near the "cottage cheese" of a YI. so, does anyone think that this increase in discharge has to do with having sex for the first time in a while?
and finally, sorry for the long post, i was wondering if anyone else has a permanent bump on their arm from the HPV shot. i got my second one almost 2 months ago and still have a bead-sized bump at the injection site. is this normal?
thank you all :)
Anyway, any great home remedies? I've been eating TONS of yogurt, taking probiotics, and making an effort to eat garlic, but it's Monday, and my tongue is still yellow. I'm going to the doctor later this week anyway, but I would REALLY prefer not to have to take anything for this. Anyone have any experience with this? I'm just slightly concerned that it'll get all yeasty out of control or something.
Thanks wonderfuls :)
My period's scheduled to fall the week of March 8, which is when my roommate and I are going to be on a cruise. I'm already in my second week of pills (Tri-Sprintec, aka generic for Ortho-Tri-Cyclen right now, so I can't do the 1-1-2-2-3-3 option. I know the 1-2-3-3-2-1 method can work, too, but isn't guaranteed, and I'm worried about messing with the hormone levels too much because I have a history of really bad cramping.
But I don't need to skip my next period (which will be in 2 weeks) - I just want to move the FOLLOWING period up a week. If I skip the placebo week this month and take my pills 1-2-3-1-2-3, will I have my period a week early after the second pack? I don't really mind if I have breakthrough bleeding or spotting. I just want to make sure the period following that one is moved up, if that makes sense.
I'm not sure if it makes a difference or not, but I won't be seeing my s/o for a little over a month from now, so I won't be engaging in any sort of frisky activity with anyone but myself. So ... laskjdf; by the time I see him, I'll already be on another pack (which I hopefully won't leave out in extreme weather again). I sort of just want second opinions on this, pretty please. :<
You have all been so helpful in the past here I am again with 2 questions.
I've been on Nuva Ring since the end of November. For both December and January something kinda weird has happened. I would put the ring in for 3 weeks and then take it out for a week like directed. I was always under the impression that when you take the ring out that is the week you are supposed to have your period. However, for both months I have gotten my period the day of or after I put the ring BACK in.
Is there something I've been doing wrong?
The other question...
Since being on the ring my periods have been odd. Not to be too graphic but before the ring my period were usually bright red and were heavy for days 1 and 2 and then lightened up and were done by day 4. Now they are almost a brown color, only last for 2 days and are incredibly light.
Is this just a change cuz of the BC or is this weird that after 10ish years of getting my period one way that it would change so much.
Hope this all made sense. ..