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Chronic yeast for the past four years

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I am a 27 year old female and I've had an unrelenting vaginal yeast infection for the last 4 years. I have no significant medical history which should be causing that. I have struggled with depression, but have never been formally treated. For the most part, the yeast has been asymptomatic, with the exception of discharge. It has been unbearably itchy when prescribed antifungals, and when I was on an antibiotic regimen. Otherwise, I just know it is there and it tastes foul (yeah, oral sex is out). I have been abstinent for fear of giving it to a partner. I don't want to live like this anymore. Doctors have prescribed everything and nothing has worked. They don't believe me when I say it hasn't gone away once in 4 years. A gynecologist told me "that's impossible." I wanted to tell her "I wish it was impossible!" I have also tried probiotics, yogurt, shoving garlic cloves up there, etc. Nothing has worked. I am sick of living like this. I would like to have a partner and children one day- I don't want to be an old maid with cats (well, dogs in my case).

asked Mar 7, 2014 in Vaginal by anonymous

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Dogs are certinly better than cats!

Having yeast not go away once in four years is terrible. But fear not, there are people who have had it far worse than you and not had yeast go away in 10 or 15 years but they were able to finally get rid of it.

I'm going to tell you that it will not be easy. It may take you a long time to get there, you will have to change your diet to cut out certain foods and add certain foods making yourself healthier overall. These foods will also fight candida / yeast infection. Besides that there are supplements that you should take, at least at the right time. Randomly eating yogurt one day will not get rid of the candida, but you should have a plan and stick with it.

I would suggest you take a look at the books on the right, they can certainly help you, I especially love the diet book because thinking of what to eat from one day to the next is the most troublesome thing.
answered Mar 15, 2014 by anonymous
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