• Not so sexy: Thrush and Cystitis/Bladder infections

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    occhiverdi [sign in to see picture]
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    I've heard that,yeah anything in me doesn't sound good. It's gone down a lot today.... Yay canesten

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    The Nymphomaniac wrote:

    I'm not sure if this has been suggested but after looking on sites such as boots I've found creams/ gels to help lower your ph and stop it recurring so often: http://www.boots.com/en/Bio-Fem-Instant-Actigel-50ml_7754/

    That looks interesting. I think my Ph is also completely messed up and thats why I am suffering a discomfort as well, thanks to sudden hormonal changes I think. I am in my period, so slightly hoping some of it will go away - I cannot see the doctor right now anyway, as lot of treatments should not be applied during menstruation anyway

    occhiverdi: *gives her a hug* hope you get it sorted, you sond far worse than I am.

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    Laveila wrote:

    The Nymphomaniac wrote:

    I'm not sure if this has been suggested but after looking on sites such as boots I've found creams/ gels to help lower your ph and stop it recurring so often: http://www.boots.com/en/Bio-Fem-Instant-Actigel-50ml_7754/

    That looks interesting. I think my Ph is also completely messed up and thats why I am suffering a discomfort as well, thanks to sudden hormonal changes I think. I am in my period, so slightly hoping some of it will go away - I cannot see the doctor right now anyway, as lot of treatments should not be applied during menstruation anyway

    occhiverdi: *gives her a hug* hope you get it sorted, you sond far worse than I am.

    Thanks.. im just a bad patient... ive been in cold water most of y/day.... mmmm

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    occhiverdi wrote:

    Laveila wrote:

    The Nymphomaniac wrote:

    I'm not sure if this has been suggested but after looking on sites such as boots I've found creams/ gels to help lower your ph and stop it recurring so often: http://www.boots.com/en/Bio-Fem-Instant-Actigel-50ml_7754/

    That looks interesting. I think my Ph is also completely messed up and thats why I am suffering a discomfort as well, thanks to sudden hormonal changes I think. I am in my period, so slightly hoping some of it will go away - I cannot see the doctor right now anyway, as lot of treatments should not be applied during menstruation anyway

    occhiverdi: *gives her a hug* hope you get it sorted, you sond far worse than I am.

    Thanks.. im just a bad patient... ive been in cold water most of y/day.... mmmm

    hahaha. Same here! And I have reservations as to how much the doctors really care and do help. I think the only doctor I really trust is my dentist, although his stories about looking at teeth of skills in charnel houses when taking my wisdom tooth out is something I could live without

    I am sort of hoping it will lessen for me, surprisingly I did not feel any discomfort yesterday when my period started and much less than normal today.

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    ive been reading up on it people suggest witch hazel?! (not sure about that), canesten and sudo cream... i use the last two as well as cool cloths.... its not usually this bad.

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    Laveila wrote:

    occhiverdi wrote:

    Laveila wrote:

    The Nymphomaniac wrote:

    I'm not sure if this has been suggested but after looking on sites such as boots I've found creams/ gels to help lower your ph and stop it recurring so often: http://www.boots.com/en/Bio-Fem-Instant-Actigel-50ml_7754/

    That looks interesting. I think my Ph is also completely messed up and thats why I am suffering a discomfort as well, thanks to sudden hormonal changes I think. I am in my period, so slightly hoping some of it will go away - I cannot see the doctor right now anyway, as lot of treatments should not be applied during menstruation anyway

    occhiverdi: *gives her a hug* hope you get it sorted, you sond far worse than I am.

    Thanks.. im just a bad patient... ive been in cold water most of y/day.... mmmm

    hahaha. Same here! And I have reservations as to how much the doctors really care and do help. I think the only doctor I really trust is my dentist, although his stories about looking at teeth of skills in charnel houses when taking my wisdom tooth out is something I could live without

    I am sort of hoping it will lessen for me, surprisingly I did not feel any discomfort yesterday when my period started and much less than normal today.

    Hey found this thought it would help you realise you can go to the GUM clinic.

    http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Sexual-health-clinics/Pages/Definition.aspx

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    we're still struggling along with this. Tried full courses of anti-biotics, prescription based relactigel... etc, We've got an appointment on Tues at which we're going to ask for a referral and take a look at the chance of switching from Microgynon.

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    I am the same, I am on Yasmin but I dont think it has anything to do with that as Ive been on it since I was 19! I dont know what is messing up my whole insides.. the itching/swelling has gone down using canesten...

    i have the doc on monday!

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    the advice we've had from Docs has varied greatly and in our usual style we've done a tonne of reading around the subject, found a lot of it to be outdated

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    best advice I got was from the GUM clinic! I am going back to the SAME doc monday so may ask for a gynie referal... ive had enough.

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    HUGS to you occiverdi and good luck at the docs - make 'em listen!!D69x

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    Divine69 wrote:

    HUGS to you occiverdi and good luck at the docs - make 'em listen!!D69x

    Ive had to change my VCH to a hoop as my clit doesnt seem to happy with the world... also been looking into Mirena IUS instead of the pill.... not to convinced though...

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    Well... Believe it or not... it looks like the menstruation put almost an end to it! I am down from the problem by about 80%! Normally by now I would feel the problem back after applying the cream last evening, but I am not. I now rarely feel it.

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    Laveila wrote:

    Well... Believe it or not... it looks like the menstruation put almost an end to it! I am down from the problem by about 80%! Normally by now I would feel the problem back after applying the cream last evening, but I am not. I now rarely feel it.

    yes it will restore the ph levels and will also help get rid of the out of control thrush.

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    The Nymphomaniac wrote:

    Laveila wrote:

    Well... Believe it or not... it looks like the menstruation put almost an end to it! I am down from the problem by about 80%! Normally by now I would feel the problem back after applying the cream last evening, but I am not. I now rarely feel it.

    yes it will restore the ph levels and will also help get rid of the out of control thrush.

    Heh, it originally started this problem, so nice it may solve it. lets hope. will keep applying the cream and keep my diet free of sugar etc.

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    Ugh, suffering badly from a nasty bout of cystitis this evening. My lovely man has gone to bed, he has a really big day at work tomorrow, but I can hear him tossing and turning in the next room, and I know he's lying awake worrying. Rubbish all around.

    SS xx

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    Speaking as a person with a willy, I had a period of ten years with almost constant cystitis. It was an absolutely miserable time and I must have tried all kinds of antibiotics. I saw several specialists and the best they could come up with was to have a prostate op. As I was only in my late forties/early fifties I can tell you that I did not relish the prospect.
    I was put on Proscar, which is supposed to make your hair grow (finasteride), and shrink the prostate, but the main effect I experienced was an almost total loss of libido and an increase in my transgendered and bisexual feelings.
    Eventually, following yet another flare up and in desperation I made an appointment to see a specialist in another hospital.
    He took me off Proscar, and put me on a three month course of Cyproxine and told me to masturbate at least once a day and if I could twice. He also put me a drug called Omic (tamsulosin)

    About two weeks after starting the course I had no symptoms left and since then have had only the occasional mild attack, which always responds to a short course of Cypro. Best of all my libido returned. However the transgender and bisexual urges remained me with. As you can imagine this has given rise to problems with my OH.
    However, if you do a little internet research you can find quite a lot of reports of men whose sexuality changed after taking Proscar.

    In the bad time I did find that cranberry juice helped a bit. Though the biggest help was to drink lots of water. The specialist who helped me told me that the biggest problem with chronic urethritis is scarring in the urethra. I sympathize with everybody who's had this problem. My OH used to suffer regularly too, but as we've got older the attacks have become far fewer. She finds that wearing cotton or microfibre knickers helps too.

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    I've suffered quite badly from urinary infections and thrush in the past, thankfully things seem to have settled down a bit now but I definitely understand the pain and discomfort! And obviously one of the common side affects of antibiotics for the infection is thrush, which can make it a bit of a vicious circle! Which is why some nice GPs will always prescribe a thrush treatment along with the antibiotics.

    I haven't read through all the replies in this thread so some or all of what advice I have may have already been said, but never mind! Obviously hygiene is the main thing which can prevent UTIs, I doubt I even needed to say that. Unfortunately some people are just more prone to them no matter how good their hygiene is though.

    For thrush, avoid perfumed products. When I was seen by a doctor about my regular thrush infections I was told to avoid scented shower products, and to lean forward when I rinsed my hair so that the shampoo doesn't run down into other places. A product you can get as a replacement for shower gels is Dermol500, which you can buy at the chemist, it's basically just an unscented cream that you can use for washing. Only thing is it's quite expensive, which is why I don't use it anymore, I just use Simple shower gels because they're unscented. Also avoid those "fresh" scented feminine hygiene products, and try not using fabric conditioner on your clothes.

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    I've suffered with UTI/cystitis problems for more than 40 years but the last few years have been better than ever. Here's what definitely helps me:

    Use unscented products for washing, never use scented femine hygiene products

    Wear cotton underwear or at least pants with a cotton/breathable gusset

    NEVER take a bath, shower instead. A urologist told me the worst thing is sitting in warm water as it's just the right temperature for the germs to breed

    Always empty your bladder before and after sex (as soon after as you can)

    Take cranberry tablets every day, I take 2 tablets a day each of which is equal to 10,000mg of fresh cranberries. These have helped me tremendously

    Drink plenty of water

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    I never took trush treatment during the time I was on antibiotics. What I use is I buy a product which is designed to help in putting the body to shape by you taking the microorgasnims needed in tablets. Also there are milk products in my home country (did not see them in UK, but I did not look too closely) which can be used for this job. They so far did a good job. You should start taking these a day or 2 after finishing the ATB and then take them for at least 2 weeks. Usually 3weeks or month. It always helped me and lot of other women as well.

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