Recurrent yeast infection/FolliculitisHi,
I am suffering from recurrent yeast infections and also was just diagnosed with folliculitis in the genital area. My main complaints are extremely burning/itching, redness, soreness, feeling of swollen tissues in the labia and vaginal opening.
am a 42 yr old divorced female, I live in the Midwest, USA
Main Suffer: Recurring Bacterial Vaginosis/yeast infections/just dx with Folliculitis (genital area) with itching, burning,stinging skin (labia and vaginal opening) sometimes watery discharge, slight vinegar odor, redness, frequent urination, although no pain while urinating. Also the skin feels somewhat swollen.
Other physical suffering: Have had a ankle injury that has been causing me trouble for 18 months. Still on crutches due to it...frequent sinus pressure headaches, constipation and bloating, stiff, achy muscles in neck and shoulders, and hot flashes due to medically induced menopause--was diagnosed with Non Hodgkins Lymphoma and underwent radiation to the groin/abdomen in 2009 and Rituxin infusions from 2009-2011.
Mental Suffering: Insomnia, irritability, depression, anxiety
What do you feel at worst: severe Stinging, burning, itching in labia and vaginal opening, thin watery discharge--symptoms feel Yeast. On occasion will feel like papercuts.
I have seen my gynecologist and confirmed no STDs.
When did it start: 10 yrs ago is when I first started having recurrent problems.
What time of day is worst: Yeast-all day but more intense at night. Hot flashes and anxiety are much worse at night.
What aggravates: heat, tight clothing, rubbing, pressure
What relieves: Rest slightly relieves, cool compress
Do you think suffering is related to external stimuli: I think it is related to compromised immune system from NHL and also menopause
When do you feel better: Feel better when it is dry and cool. Hot and humid tends to aggravate.
General mental set up: Generally quiet, shy. Enjoy silly, sarcastic humor, but easily offended, suspicious, tend to be pessemistic. I get overwhelmed and anxious when stressed, anxious about social situations, tend to cry when angry/frustrated, feel lonely often.
Do you like being consoled: I like to vent/talk about the situation. Not an overly touchy/feely person.
Sensitive to external stimuli: Yes..to loud noise and strong smells.
Typical habits: Nail biting, smoking, I can get obsessive about things I am interested in.
How do you feel about friends/family: I don't have large quantity of friends, but do have a handful of very close, longterm friendships. I am close to family, My children are loving, well adjusted, intelligent, well bbehaved. My ex spouse can be very moody, we had an up and down relationship, there was infidelity on his part, I felt very hurt and angry.
My fears/dreams: I have tremendous fear of spiders and dental procedures, fear of bad things happening to my children. Dreams tend to be scary.
Food craving/aversions: I crave sweets, salt, carbs. No major aversions.
How is thirst: Excessive-always have a dry mouth.
How is hunger: Normal. I don't usually over eat, but am about 10 lbs overweight since menopause.
Any foods body can't tolerate: Although I like them, my stomach does not tolerate spicy or very garlicky food.
Is sweat normal, less more: I do not sweat very much,I tend to get flushed and clammy. When I do sweat, mostly the chest, trunk, neck area.
How are bowel movements: mostly constipated alternates with diahhrea.
How well do you sleep: Do not sleep well. Usually do not fall asleep until 1 or 2 am, feel very groggy in the morning and sleep best in the early am. I always sleep on my side.
Able to satisfy sexual desires: Not much of sex drive..when I do/have had sex, symptoms are generally worse after.
Medications taken and side effects: in the past i have taken antibiotics for UTI--had allergic reaction to Sulfa meds as well as all the OTC yeast infection creams. Have been on oral antibiotic for BV (not sure which one--did help temporarily. Diflucan for yeast-sometimes helps. I take Cystex and AZO for pain (otc)
I have taken Sepia 30c which seemed to help initially when symptoms were more consistent with a UTI, but then symptoms become more consistent with yeast/bv. I then tried Nat Mur 30c which seemed to make symptoms worse. I've also used plain yogurt topically, raw honey topically, aloe vera gel topically. Helps some with itching
Major diseases in family: I have Non Hodgkins Lymphoma, Diabetes was present on both sides with my grandparents.
Describe appearance: 5'4, 150 lbs., hourglass shape, fair skin.
Menstrual cycle: No longer have menstrual cycle-menopause. My cycle used to be mostly regular but had very bad cramps & pms. I often had UTI/yeast during cycle.
Major disease during lifetime: Pneumonia several times starting at age 10
Pleurisy 4 years ago
NH Follicular Lymphoma-diagnosed Mar 2008, Radiation 2009, Rituxan 2009-2011
Frequent PET and/or CT Scans every 3-6 months since 2008
momof3angels on 2015-10-12
One dose would be 3 drops of remedy in some 10 ml of water taken in empty stomach and clean mouth. No food or water one hour before or after.
Let me know your condition after 15 days.
♡ rishimba 6 years ago
momof3angels 6 years ago
♡ rishimba 6 years ago
Sorry for the very late response. Lachesis did not seem to help. I continue to have burning, itching and redness in labia and vaginal opening, along with folliculitis bumps recurring occasionally (this has been much better for the most part)
Silicia 30c (pellet form dissolved in water) did seem to help minimize symptims for some time, but never fully resolved.
Do you have any other ideas on remedies that may help?
Thank you in advance.
momof3angels 6 years ago
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