• 3 months ago

    Weird Vaginal Symptoms... going on 8 months!

    I'm a very healthy 23 year old girl who stupidly had unprotected sex with a guy back in August 2016. He never ejaculated inside of me but we didn't use condoms. Anyway, a few days after we had sex I had symptoms of what I thought was BV (I always get this when I have sex with someone new) so I went to my gyno about a week after we had sex. She swabbed me for everything (STD's and infections) and came back with a positive yeast culture. I had extreme swelling and pain at this point but the diflucan cleared that up.

    I thought everything went away, then we had sex again (no protection) and I had itching and a white discharge and a weird tingling sensation all over my labia which I still have to this day. I also wore body suits (during hot summer days) and was on Doxycycline for acne for about 5 months when I got my positive yeast culture- so it made sense!

    I was perscribed 2 more diflucan to be taken 3 days apart and terconazole cream. During treatment, I felt much better and had hope that this yeast beast was finally gone! I still had symptoms and now it was November STILL DEALING WITH THIS- also I kept testing NEGATIVE for yeast every time I went to my doctor after August, yet they kept treating me for yeast...

    Novemember 2016: had done 2 rounds of 14 day terconazole treaments, 5 or so diflucans, boric acid, decided to get off my birth control..... nothing is kicking this!

    I then developed a weird looking cyst inside my labia which hurt REALLY bad so once again I ran to the doctor and she told me to just do warm compresses- she wasn't concerned and it went away.... still am concerned about this since I never had anything like it before.....

    After all these weird symptoms with negative cultures I started to panic that maybe I contracted HIV or something so I got tested for HIV in November 2016, December 2016, and January 2017 (to be safe... all these were negative) ...I read that yeast infections that don't respond to treatment CAN be a sign of HIV... can I still have HIV with 3 negative tests? I read online it can take 6 months to show antibodies...

    Now it's March 2017 and I'm just at a loss of what this could be and why my body can't kick it. I've had blood work, 5-6 cultures, several gyno visits...everything is normal.

    I'm debating getting another HIV test and I've recently began seeing a new doctor (second opinion) who wants to do "genatian violet." At this point I'm terrified that this is going to be something I will have forever... It's been a long 8 months... anyone have similar experience or some advice? I'm falling into a deep depression because of all of this...

    Currently my only symptoms are: thick, white coating inside vagina with a heavy discharge (sometimes VERY chunky, sometimes milky, sometimes its both!) labia tingling, some vaginal burning, and what appears to be another painful bump at the top of my vagina this time (not inside) ...no itching really!

    I've spent over $1,000 in bills/medicine to try to solve this. Please help.

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  • 3 months ago

    RE: Weird Vaginal Symptoms... going on 8 months!

    Hi Yes YI's can be real buggers at times, so before you go off and thinking HIV, lots of women get this and some have had it for years before it clears, so first lets start with you a YI is fungus and fungus loves warm damp areas to hide in, so if you not shaved around your pubic area do so, just shave downwards, see no pubic hair no hiding place, no more wearing jeans, tights, trousers or leggings, change to just cotton nickers lose is best, and sleep naked and when you can go commando your vagina will love you for doing both.

    OK next google this yeast infection natural remedies your find so much help from garlic in your vagina over night it ok you just thread some cotton through it so you can get it out the next morning, some women have just used salt inside there vagina to cure it, drastic but worked, and ACV can also help, so a good place to start. OK

    NOWHARD
      • 3 months ago
        YOU BEST BELIEVE THE WITCH DOCTOR AFTER ALL HIS NO MEDICAL LICENSES MEANS HE IS AN EXPERT AT EVERYTHING WHAT THE HELL IT IS ALRIGHT FOR AN UNLICENSED NOR-PROFESSIONAL TO PRACTICE MEDICINE ON THE INTERNET RIGHT???
  • 3 months ago

    RE: Weird Vaginal Symptoms... going on 8 months!

    did u get tested for everything even hpv and hsv? How regular are you periods? Any other symptoms that you can think of?
      • 3 months ago
        I've had 2 paps- all normal. Never had HSV test but I've never had symptoms of herpes... I had gentian violet done about 2 weeks ago and thought it finally kicked whatever is wrong with me but now i just finished my period and my symptoms are back.

        Pretty much have burning, itching, White discharge, and weird tingling down there that's driving me crazy.

        At this point, I'm just loosing hope that this will never go away.
      • 3 months ago
        my periods are fine, have no issues with them. I'm going to contact my Dr. tomorrow and see what else we can do but he didn't seem very optimistic if the gentian violet didn't work... I'm going to ask him about trying a antibiotic cream- maybe that will help since yeast infection treatments haven't done anything.....
  • 3 months ago

    RE: Weird Vaginal Symptoms... going on 8 months!

    Hi With all the tests you have had done have you had your PH tested, it could be a good place to start, you can buy your own kit or get it done at your doctors, or should be able to.

    If your PH is out of whack get that put right may help you to get back to normal. OK

    NOWHARD
      • 3 months ago
        I got my PH tested back when I first went in August and it was high... and I have been having a lot of white blood cells in my discharge... thought that signals a bacterial infection? But I keep getting treated for yeast... I'm not a doctor so I trust my doctors judgement I just don't know why nothing's working... looking to try an antibiotic cream since those helped in the past when I had BV.
      • 3 months ago
        Hi You can get a kit and test your own PH, I think it would be a good starting point. OK

        Try this link for PH help.

        http://buddymd.com/balance-vaginal-ph

        NOWHARD
  • 3 months ago

    RE: Weird Vaginal Symptoms... going on 8 months!

    YOU BEST BELIEVE THE WITCH DOCTOR AFTER ALL HIS NO MEDICAL LICENSES MEANS HE IS AN EXPERT AT EVERYTHING WHAT THE HELL IT IS ALRIGHT FOR AN UNLICENSED NOR-PROFESSIONAL TO PRACTICE MEDICINE ON THE INTERNET RIGHT??? AFTER ALL HE CANNOT HURT HIMSELF IN TELLING YOU WHAT YOU MEDICALLY SHOULD DO
      • 2 months ago
        Who is the witch doctor? I'm lost...

        Anyway, just an update in case any women out there are struggling like me:

        My doctor put me on Metrogel for 5 days- which I'm having awful side effects from... completed 3 days already, took last night off from it and will continue tonight and tomorrow will be my last dose- idk if it's helping. He also put me on amoxicillian 3x/day for 7 days to treat Strep B (which I have but usually doesn't cause symptoms in anyone)

        This sucks. All these medicines are making me feel like ***. Wouldn't wish this on my worst enemy.

        Oh well, here's to hoping I feel better after this hellish 8 months...
      • 2 months ago
        BLOWHARD THE NOHARD
      • 1 month ago
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