I started getting vaginal yeast infections in my early 20's (I am now 32) I would get it once a year, then twice then three times. Now I am at the point where I have one every month. It is truly unbearable. I am being followed by a microbiologist but all he does is give me Diflucan. It helps my symptoms get better but it always comes back to once a month. I dont know what to do anymore. It is ruining my life and my sex life. I told my boyfriend we're gonna always use a condom because I dont want to take the pill but its a lie. Its only because I do not want him to catch it since my previous boyfriend had caught it. It is so embarrasing to have to explain to a men that he has a rash on his penis because of me :( I was wondering if you can help me out because i am on the edge of desperation. I have tried everything from yogurt, to garlic, to probiotics, all the azoles, nystatin..... I also have difficulties having bowel movement (I've always gone to the washroom once a week). Im guessing it is due to this chornic candida.