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Hi Everyone,

 

I had a few good days, and then I made a cut three days ago, and now I have a lot of vaginal itching. I had a UTI two weeks ago, and the doctor put me on Levaquin, a fluoroquinolone antibiotic, which messed up my taper and I had to go up by 1 mg. Right now, I just have itching, so I put yogurt down there, and I am taking probiotics and drinking unsweetened cranberry juice in the hope the UTI didn't come back. I get a lot of diarrhea from tolerance withdrawal, so this is probably what's causing these problems. Any more suggestions? I refuse to put garlic in that delicate place because I know it will burn like heck and I can't tolerate most antibiotics. Maybe I'm worrying about nothing. I am such a worry wart these days that I amaze myself. Thanks for your help.

 

Love,

Genie

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What about vagisil...or something for feminine itching?  Being on antibiotics may have given you a yeast infection.  I know I get one every time they put me on them.  They have OTC yeast infection remedies at the pharmacy.  They also sell home test kits to see if you have a yeast infection or if there could be something else going on.  Worth a try.

 

Love,

 

Jen

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yea antibiotics really through your chemistry off.

 

acidophilus would help to - avoid sugar - it has been so long since i had one can't remember what to do

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Thanks, Jen.

 

Maybe it is just a yeast infection and maybe Vagisil would help. Never thought women of 61 would get these problems, but anything is possible post antibiotics, especially monilia infections. And, I think taking the probiotics and avoiding sugar could help, too. I take probiotics three times a day, Silver, but I have to admit that I eat sugar once a day -- arghh! I just hate medication, and I hope and pray I won't need more of that garbage. I am SOOO chemically sensitive. Thanks for the feedback, gals!

 

Love,

Genie

 

 

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when i was doing my taper sugar would really do a number on me - if i had any sugar at all i would pop a couple of probionics.

 

i ate very very little sugar.  i used to get bladder infections from sugar - so i kinda weaned myself off it all along - i still eat it now and then but not much.

 

i even eat cereal w/o sugar.

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Do you bake bread? The reason I ask is the stuff that kills the yeast when you're baking bread (water too cold, water too hot, wrong pH) will also kill vaginal yeast. I have found ice water douches work well. A bit chilly though. Also mild to not so mild (but never full strength) vinegar douches. The hot water ones are a little tricky to do so I usually don't try them.

 

So if it's a yeast infection you might try those.

 

rufus

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oh yes an ice cube placed in the right place would make short work of external itches.

 

cold water would be better suited for internal treatment - thanks for the tip rufus - hope i remember that when and if i need it.

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I have found ice water douches work well. A bit chilly though.

 

Holy frozen hoooo hoooo Batman....that's brings a whole new meaning to the word frigid!!  LOL  :o :o :o :o

 

Jen

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:socool:

 

Silver, Linda, Rufus, Jen and Friends,

 

Believe it or not, the yogurt down there helped with the itch big time, so I didn't have to buy Monistat or stick an ice cube down there - lol! I just freak out every time I get a new symptom. This one seemed to resolve itself on its own. I guess being postmenopausal may have something to do with it -- it might not have been a benzo symptom after all. Thanks for all your help. I'll keep those other suggestions in mind for future reference. Would have tried vinegar, but I hate the odor of the stuff -- it makes me puke.

 

Love,

Genie

 

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