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Candida, Adrenal Fatigue, and Vaginal YI

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  • Candida, Adrenal Fatigue, and Vaginal YI

    I just re-read my tI just re-read my title and it seems overwhelming; but that's pretty much the way I feel. I've been reading the boards for a few weeks now, trying to lend a hand here and there, but I guess I need a little bit of help right now.

    I'm currently suffering from a vaginal YI. I used to get them with incredible frequency – and they were really severe, too. I'd use a treatment and have to repeat it, sometimes 2-3 times in a row; sometimes with the longer 7-day dosages. I tried Diflucan, but it didn't seem to make a difference – at all. It seemed like I'd get them at the drop of a hat- after taking antibiotics (that was a given); with hormonal fluctuations monthly (less severe, usually); and then at random times. I'd get them 1-2 times per month – guaranteed.

    I did ultimately find a gynecologist who was sympathetic to my issues. She gave me a ton of great information on things I could do to protect my vaginal area and not create an environment conducive to yeast. I started using more natural products; washed my underwear in a different detergent; ate some different foods, etc. They seemed to taper off for a few years, not as often and not as severe.

    Recently, at the high of the most stressful part of my already stressful college/work career, they came back – worse than ever. I saw a naturopath and was diagnosed with adrenal fatigue (my fatigue symptoms were just as bad or worse) and then a little later on I was diagnosed as having a moderate Candida overgrowth throughout my body. I wasn't familiar with this condition, but I learned a lot by reading information from Dr. Eric Bakker and other specialists. In short, I ended up following a pretty strict dietary regime, complete with some probiotics and immune supplements. It's been about 6 months and I'm feeling a LOT better, in general. The yeast infections have stopped completely, except...

    There's always a “but” right? I just had to take a dose of antibiotics for a severe sinus infection. I did what I could naturally to avoid it, but it was getting really bad and the pain was unbearable. Of course, I got an instant yeast infection, and it's a killer.

    My Candida program is great and it's made a lot of difference in my life, but I have a long way to go. Meanwhile, antibiotics are a huge setback. Is there anything I can do, other than the normal OTC meds and Diflucan, that will help to clear this up faster? I'm already doing all that I can from a dietary standpoint. I honestly need, for the most part, some pain relief. I'm pretty much raw from the itching and burning. Help?itle and it seems overwhelming; but that's pretty much the way I feel.

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