I'm posting this anonymously, since I'm feeling very, very sheepish about even asking. I'm getting over yet another yeast infection and I'm doing all the things I should (probiotics, sleep, going commando regularly, etc.). When I mentioned this to my friend, she solemnly told me that I need to wash and microwave all my underwear (when it is still wet from the wash). I find this hard to believe, but at this point I'm willing to do whatever it takes, if it will help. She's a lot more hippy-dippy than I am (acupuncture, Chinese herbs, etc.), but sometimes the hippies get it right. So tell me, Mefites, should I nuke my panties?
In the past I was diagnosed with bacterial overgrowth of the gut and was treated with pretty intense antibiotics, but the symptoms came back. I was subsequently diagnosed with IBS. I've also suffered from recurrent yeast infections. I ALSO suffer from chronic joint pain (with arthritis in my hands, feet, and ankles) and fatigue. I've started taking a low dose of immunosuppresants (on top of plaquenil), but I'm worried that if I do have bacterial overgrowth, my immune system may be less able to defend against it because my gut symptoms have gotten worse. Ah! [more inside]
Womanly-bits-filter. For several years have had discharge that I really don't think is a yeast infection (I've had classic yeast infections before) but I haven't had much luck getting a more sensible explanation. Hoping this sounds familiar to some other lady Mefites. [more inside]
I think I have a yeast infection but I'm having a hard time getting a doctor's appointment anytime soon. Advice for what to do in the meantime is appreciated! [more inside]
I hate sex. Now what? Question is unfocused and NSFW. Sorry. [more inside]
Any last-ditch yeast infection treatments that worked for you? Also, has anyone experienced persistent recurring yeast infections on Synthroid or other replacement thyroid hormones? [more inside]
You are not our doctor, but my husband's doctor insists that it's impossible that he's been giving me yeast infections from cunnilingus. Evidence suggests otherwise. Have you experienced this before, and were you able to stop the vicious and yeasty cycle? [more inside]
I have my first yeast infection after many years of thinking I was invulnerable. What's the best way of treating it given that my ladyparts are extra-sensitive due to lichen sclerosis? [more inside]
Systemic yeast infection? I've got an appointment lined up to check. Symptoms after the jump. YANMD, but some advice would be appreciated. [more inside]
Has anyone prone to yeast infections been able to protect themselves while taking antibiotics? I want to start taking antibiotics (doxycycline) to treat my acne. It's my last resort. However, I am extremely prone to yeast infections. Will taking acidophilus supplements be enough? How much to take? [more inside]
Okay, what is this? Bacterial vaginosis? yeast? Details, icky stuff, etc etc.. inside and, yes, I'm going to the doc... [more inside]
I am on a no-sugar/very low-sugar diet to help combat a yeast infection. My diet consists of fish, a little bit of yogurt, good fats, and leafy greens and other non-starchy, non-sweet vegetables. Since I started it I crash every afternoon at exactly 2:00--right at the beginning of a class. How can I avoid this without resorting to coffee or high-glycemic foods? [more inside]
I've had a yeast infection/yeast infection + bacterial vaginosis one to two weeks before my period for every month since December. I've read all the old AskMe threads and tried the home remedies on this page. I'm about ready to start scheduling a monthly appointment with the doctor to get my dose of antibiotics and buying Gynelotrimin wholesale (I'm allergic to Monistat). Help! [more inside]
Should I still consider myself as having a yeast infection? [more inside]
Yeast? Bacterial vaginosis? Something else? It's getting chronic and I'm starting to despair. For details about girly parts, there's [more inside]
Ladies of AskMe: Help! What are your best tried & true methods of preventing a yeast infection?