Help me help my lady bits
April 10, 2014 1:14 PM Subscribe
I’ve been suffering from bacterial vaginosis and/or yeast infection for the last year and could use all the help I can get.
posted by saffry to Health & Fitness (27 answers total) 16 users marked this as a favorite
My first attempt to cure this was last April, went to PP, got the BV diagnosis and oral medication. It almost, but not quite, cleared up. A few months later, I went back and got the vaginal medication, didn’t seem to help at all. The next visit ended with a Yeast infection diagnosis, which I guess cleared up with medication. My last try was in December, BV diagnosis again, very aggressive treatment plan with no results.
At that time, the Doc suggested I get checked for Diabetes. Did that in January and got a type II diagnosis. I’ve been on meds for that since mid-February. I also take Rituxin for Rheumatoid arthritis, which may mess with my body’s immune system. Since Feb I’ve radically changed my diet, dropping my usual 30+ daily ounces of Coke and other sweets. Lost 20 pounds this year, weigh just over 200 lbs total
But I still have this nasty, evil constant discharge of yellowish goo. Every day. For a year. And it’s often itchy, which could be yeast again or could be from the irritation of being constantly wet. I’m fairly certain I have sores and scratches, I can’t see for sure and don’t dare ask my husband to look. I’m going through 2-3 pantyliners a day, which probably aren’t helping, but I can’t imagine how messy things would get without them.
So… HELP. What can I do at home to bring some health and well-being back to my body? I know that I’ll need one more doctor’s visit, but I want to be in the best shape to have the next round of treatment actually work.