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Diflucan (Fluconazole) for Vaginal Yeast Infection


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I am 14 months out and got a nasty yeast infection last week. Doctor prescribed Diflucan and boy did I react. I felt like I was tripping. Now, 4 days after taking it I am in my first bad wave in over a month. Diflucan is hard on the liver. I still have the infection too. I'm now trying to treat with coconut oil, boric acid, and tea tree oil. I am supposed to take another dose but am terrified. Some people on here had no issues with this med but I want to warn everyone that it is NOT a benign medication. It is also hard on the kidneys, which benzos are too. I'd honestly rather itch than take another Diflucan. Ugh!!!
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Sorry to hear that you are going through all that Brooke.  I had to use Diflucan for a while too for a systemic yeast infection caused by poor health and being on hydrocortisone at the same time.  The Diflucan may have helped some but, I was scared being on it with all the potential side effects.  I got off of it and did a lot of the treatments you are using, too.  I've heard garlic is good, too. I also use aloe vera capsules which are very soothing to the GI and bladder and also have anti-fungal effects.  My yeast anti-body levels are lower now.  Hope you feel better soon! 
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I have a resistant vaginal candidas infection that keeps returning.  It just came back after 3 years.  Boric acid will relieve symptoms for me, but will not cure.  The over the counter creams worked in the beginning wen I was in my 20s and 30's.  in my early 50s I needed to take 9 months each 3 days of diflucan.  The infection went away with much caution concerning soaps, clothes, hygiene.  Came back at 60 2 months of diflucan.  Just came back again using boric acid to keep horrendous symptoms away, but will most likely need more months of diflucan.  I have moved and am not near my infection specialist just praying that I will get prescribed the right amount of diflucan to get rid of this.  The specialist  that I went to a in Philadelphia has women who need to be on diflucan continuously to prevent reoccurance.  I guess what I am saying is that if I were you I would take the prescibed dosage.  Maybe you are not resistant to the over the counter creams or boric acid, just be careful.  And then be really careful not to get repeat infections.  I can say that when mine gets out of control it is far worse than benzo withdrawal was for me and that was hard, really hard.  I just hope other women dont end up where I am. 
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