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Unread 05-28-2004, 08:45 PM
Fungal not Bv..........part 2

Well, as per gp's orders did the Dalacin V thing on Tues........OMG was I sick...........diahhrea (sP) for 16 hrs - couldn't stay away from the loo long enough to go to ER - took some Immodium and that settled it - now I have such a sore bottom. Rang the path. lab. and asked for a copy of my reports - no worries - faxed the vaginal swab one to my gyno on Thursday and he was horrified - he said I could have died! (cry, again!!!)The report said it was candida glabrata (not albicans) and needed a specific fungal treatment (not the Dalacin, as it is specifically for BV and some of the side effects are horendous (tell me about it!!) - prescribed GyneLotrimin - pharmacy didn't have it - they said use Canestan, it's the same - rang gyno - no! it's not the same - he said get Monistat 1 x 1 - ok, got that, put it in at 10p.m. last night, went to sleep, woke at 3.30 a.m. to wee, and noticed the white covering thing from the ovule in the loo! OMG - went to pharmacy and they had got GyneLotrimin in yesterday - so I got some, and even though it's morning here in Australia I have put some in, because I'm scared the whole of the ovule didn't disolve and landed in the loo! And I can't stand the irritation and inflamation any longer. God, what a mess.
I have been suffering badly with this glabrata for weeks and weeks and finally demanded a swab (thorough - not just for albicans). Anyone have any good reports on GyneLotrimin? Please.................
My DH was away from Tues to Thurs and when he got home I was going to be so brave..........but I wasn't - I cried and cried!
When will I get better - I'm 3.5 months post repairs, and 6 months post LAVH, and yes, I am on ERT and yes, I have used yoghurt (and eat it) and yes, I am on probiotics and multivitamins. I feel so helpless and at the mercy of GPs who really haven't a clue................
Thanks for letting me vent, sisters,
Please any positives on GyneLotrimin?
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Unread 05-29-2004, 01:06 AM
Fungal not Bv..........part 2

(((Kerry))) So sorry this is dragging on so for you. I am glad that they found out what type of infection it is. Good for you for insisting on the swab!

Here are a couple of links with information about Candida glabrata and how it's different from Candida albicans (they are also in our Resource Links directory in the Post Op section):

http://cmr.asm.org/cgi/content/full/12/1/80

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science...7ff4adba36b02d

It seems that clotrimazole (active ingredient in Gyne-Lotrimin) is the first line of defense against Candida glabrata, but there are other choices if it's not working effectively. Here is a link to info about Gyne Lotrimin:

http://www.healthsquare.com/newrx/gyn1191.htm

and here are some great big s just for you!

-Linda
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Unread 05-31-2004, 11:31 PM
Fungal not Bv..........part 2

I had a problem with recurring yeast infections for about 6 month prior to my TAH. After a while even though the tests came back negative I felt like I still had an infection. The doctor finally had a culture done and Iwas diagnosed with Candida Glabrata. I was told it's extremely resistant to the medications used for Candida Albicans and that the best medication to get rid of it was Terazol cream.
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Unread 05-31-2004, 11:44 PM
GyneLotrimin for candida glabrata.......

ZENOBIA 51 - thankyou very much for your input. It seems that the GyneLotrimin is very similar to the cream you describe - I am on my 4th day of a 6 day treatment (cream) and hoping like crazy it works - I have been in agony for so long.
How did your Glabrata happen (if it's not a rude question) - mine appears to have occured ultimately from many, many, antibiotics, 6 weeks in hospital and a very run down immune system. Now that I know someone else has had it and survived, I am more hopeful - I was terrified, after all I had been through to then get this. I am having another swab done on Thursday to see if the infection is gone, and if not, will give the GL another go, or see if I can get the gp to give me the cream you spoke about. Thankyou so much, you have no idea how I appreciate your input.

SURFERBABE: Linda, thankyou so much - you are an angel - hopefully this will work - I was so scared, no one seemed to know anything about this strain. Now I feel better about the whole thing and the tears can stop for a while!
Love & blessings to you both.............
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Unread 06-03-2004, 11:39 PM
Fungal not Bv..........part 2

Pakline - I'm not sure why I began having so much trouble with yeast infections. I originally had trouble for about a year in my early thirties after getting tons of low grade UTI's and being treated with antibiotics. They never found any reasons for the UTI's - they finally went away on their own but then I had a problem with yeast infections. My OB/GYN froze my cervix and after that I didn't have any more infections until I went into perimenopause at 49. Once I was put on hormones I had minimal trouble until about a year ago. It took 6 months to get rid of the series of infections - 1 bacterial, the rest yeast. I wasn't on any antibiotics so don't know why I began getting infections again. I don't know how I got the Glabrata - it didn't show up until they did the culture so I don't know how long I had it. Shortly after the infections started my uterus shifted position and the fibroids started causing problems but I wouldn't think that had anything to do with the infections. After that went away (they checked with another culture) I got a couple more Albicans infections and I went back to my previous OB/GYN (how come the best doctors don't take HOM insurance?) who treated it with Genetian Violet. They don't use it much any more (turns you purple) but he said sometimes it works well because almost no one has built up a resistance to it. I was surprised that I didn't get any more infections after my TAH. I now take 2 Kyo-Dophilus capsules a day and have plain, non-fat live culture yogurt for breakfast. (have it with strawberries & a sprinkling of granola but figure that doesn't add too much sugar.

Good luck with getting rid of your problems.
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