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fuckles....can't i just get ahead?

just got over an eviiiiiiiiL UTI....the worst i've EVER had. now, as if THAT wasn't enough, i've been graced with a lovely yeast infection, no doubt due to the fact the antibiotics wiped out whatever GOOD bacteria i had left (all two of 'em). seriously though, i have enough yeast to feed 'all you can eat' deep dish pizza to every starving kid in china...PLUS, their parents - aaaaaaaand quite possibly their mangy dogs, who'll eventually be eaten anyway once THEY get good and fat (and yes, yeasty)

aaaaaah, the cycle of life...

while we're on the subject....can anyone recommend a worthy PRO-biotic that could counteract these KiLLER-biotics? cuz i'm fresh out of 'whoop ass.' i know places like WHOLE FOODS carry active culture yeast, but how the hell do you incorporate it into your diet.....sprinkle it on your sugar free ice cream?

thanks in advance......'scuse me, but i have some serious itchin' to do..


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May. 15th, 2007 12:40 am (UTC)
ouchie ouchie!!

i don't know much about active cultures (outside of my daily yogurt) but you could always call whole foods and ask, anonymously (best if a boy answers hah) and maybe they can give you tips? then go to a different whole foods to pick up the goods ;)

feel better!
May. 15th, 2007 01:19 am (UTC)
yeah.....in my complete denial.

i figured downing a yogurt or two a day might help during this....but, they just aren't whoop ass enough. i need full on ghetto strength bitch yogurt, kno-whum-esaaaayin?'

(yo, yo, yo.....strawberry flavored, preferably)

May. 15th, 2007 12:43 am (UTC)
Sadly, I have some advice for you. I went through about a year where I got yeast infections every month. SUCKED.

Acidophilus (sp?) pills are good. Another one, a brand name pill that is good is Culturelle. It has acidophilus and other stuff. Good for yeasties as well as digestion in general. It's expensive but it helped me.
Other stuff that boosts your immune system in general is good- so echinecea (I can't spell these things), vit c, calcium.

Get a rubber glove. Put plain yogurt in the fingers and freeze it. Cut off fingers and put the little yogurt pops right on up. Messy but the bacteria in the yogurt helps and the coolness is nice, too. :) You can also stick some acidophilus pills right up there, can't hurt. Gets the little good bacteria right where it's needed without having to travel through your body first.

I've tried a lot of the regular stuff, too. There is a natural yeast infection suppository, can't think of the name. They have it at Target I'm sure.
May. 15th, 2007 01:10 am (UTC)
wow.....i think i know what my next summer party theme'll be!!!!!!!

'yeast pops anyone?'

seriously, this was GREAT advice and i'm so sorry you had to go through what you did to give it to me...
May. 15th, 2007 02:14 am (UTC)
Yeah, it's pretty funny. But I was willing to try ANYTHING... and I pretty much tried it all! Good luck!
May. 15th, 2007 02:16 am (UTC)
Also forgot, of course- Diflucan, prescription drug. Whenever I go on antibiotics, I always ask for a script for Diflucan at the same time, because I always need it. One or two pills, no messy stuff.
May. 15th, 2007 02:36 am (UTC)
believe me....you MUST be my sistuh at heart (i mean, come on!, our dogs are?!!), cuz i've been battling this fuggin' thing for 5+ years. haven't seen a doctuh in i don't know how long.....i tried a few years back, but i think she was fresh off the boat and wanting to make people sick just soze she could pay for her ghetto rent flat.

i'm this close to cave woman....and THAT'S what skeers me.

one more thing.....is diflucan pro or anti?

thanks, you're a (cute) savior.

May. 15th, 2007 01:47 pm (UTC)
I did have a "yeast" test with my doctor once, but they didn't find any! So that was frustrating. Who knows what I actually had in the end, but it sure felt like a yeast infection to me.

In the end, I think what solved the problem was actually getting Dante a prescription for Diflucan. Men can have yeast infections with no symptoms (of course) and continually re-infect a woman. The test to test them can be painful (internal swabs!) so it's easy enough just to take a couple of pills just in case. He mentioned it to his doctor and he just gave him a script, no test. After we did that, the every month cycle I had been in seemed to be broken. I now only get them maybe once a year, but always when I go on antiobiotics for something. Maybe this can help break you 5 year cycle, too.

Wikipedia calls Diflucan an antifungal.
May. 15th, 2007 05:08 am (UTC)
Um, if I happen to find some open yogurts in the fridge, would it be in my best interest if I chose not to eat them?
May. 15th, 2007 05:51 pm (UTC)
no worries....

i'd NEVER double dip! ;D
May. 15th, 2007 11:18 pm (UTC)
You'd better be washing properly, Walter.
May. 15th, 2007 12:49 am (UTC)
I'm sorry, but unhelpful, I'm afraid.
May. 15th, 2007 01:20 am (UTC)
spoken like a newbie trooper dad.....i LOVE ya!!!!!!
May. 15th, 2007 01:20 am (UTC)
florastor may help. 500 bid for 3 weeks.
May. 15th, 2007 01:23 am (UTC)
is it legal?
can i re-sell it? (just kidding)

thanks....i'll look it up. ;D
May. 15th, 2007 02:56 pm (UTC)
it was written by my significant other, he works at ICU, critical care,
so you won't surprise him by selling it (almost everyone in baltimore does it) X)
May. 15th, 2007 02:37 am (UTC)
you have my complete and utter sympathy. I went though a period of time where I peed blood and was in pain every 6 weeks or so.

Full strength cranberry, cotton underpants, daily yogurt and PEE AFTER SEX NO MATTER WHAT (you probably know this, but it's huge) Plain yogurt at both ends (those yeasty pops actuallly sound like blissful relief) AND cut out the sugar.

Ugh. Yeast and UTIs are AWFUL.

May. 15th, 2007 02:53 am (UTC)
thankeez luv,

somehow it helps AND hurts that i know people who relate to this...

and yes, popsicles up the hoo hoo sounds very refreshing, yah?!!!!!!....esPECiALLY on a hot summer's night. buuuuuut, i'd rather just have my cure and get on with it.......unless, of course, it involved Mr. McDreamy (minus McWifey, McKids and McDoggies)

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May. 15th, 2007 02:42 am (UTC)
k.....where's the link to this genestra brand stuff?????
i'll do it....i'll try ANYTHiNG once.

o.k. maybe not anal sex with an alien......unless she's cute.
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May. 15th, 2007 04:49 am (UTC)
Acidophilus pills. My nurse friend told me about those.
I just had my first UTI a few months ago, but luckly I caught it at the very beginning.
So it wasn't as horrible as it could be. But it still sucked pretty bad.
Girls just have no luck with these things.
May. 15th, 2007 05:48 pm (UTC)
oh, thanks for reminding about acidophilus...i have done that in the past.

love the icon!
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May. 15th, 2007 11:27 pm (UTC)
gawd, i'd be one bitchy cave woman, that's FO SHOW!!!

no over the counter drugs or TiVO!!!!! eeeeEK.

thanks for the advice... ;D
May. 15th, 2007 11:13 pm (UTC)
Yogurt! And... frozen yogurt. :)
May. 15th, 2007 11:16 pm (UTC)
Oh yeah, and they have these insert thingees I've seen at the regular store. I think it is Monistat? It is *one* insert that is active for 7 days so it is just as effective as that cream stuff you would have to apply every 7 days. That seems easier. Just one little thing and then wait.

(I was just traumatized by the yogurt in the glove thing!)
May. 15th, 2007 11:34 pm (UTC)
yeah, who knew gloves could be so...er, useful?
i'm surprised martha hasn't featured that little tip on her show...only she'd probably add organically grown mint and rosemary, for a wonderfully fresh and festive twist.

it's a good thing..

May. 16th, 2007 10:26 pm (UTC)
fuckles! what a great word.
i will be sure and use it in general conversation.
get well soon.

here's some more sounds to take your mind of it

May. 16th, 2007 10:51 pm (UTC)
yea!!!! dr. stu to the rescue!!!!!!

also, for your consideration..
'fluck off'

AND, my personal fave:

'bugger fugger!'

thanks for the linky winky...
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