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Offline TabooPrincess

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Thrush problem!
« on: March 15, 2010, 07:52:53 AM »
Since having my baby (3 months ago) I've had near permanent thrush. I've always had a problem with this - used to get it every couple of months but it seems to have gone in overdrive now.  It clears up no problem when I take the tablet but only for a few days before it starts again.  I stick to just washing with water and use cotton underwear etc.  Could my diet be to blame?!  I probably do eat too much sugar.  I'm not entirely sure this is HIV related since I've always had more than average outbreaks.  Any suggestions ladies???
09/ 2008 - Seroconversion
11/2008 - Tested pos, cd4 640 vl 25400
12/2008 - cd4 794 vl 27798, 35%
03/2009 - cd4 844 vl 68846, 35%
06/2009 - cd4 476 vl 49151, 33% (pregnancy confirmed)
08/2009 - cd4 464 vl 54662, 32%
Started meds for pregnancy (Kaletra, AZT, Viread)
09/2009 - cd4 841 vl 3213, 42%
10/2009 - cd4 860 vl 1088, 41%
11/2009 - cd4 771 vl 563, 38%
12/2009 - cd4 885 vl 151 42%
Discontinued meds after baby born
02/2010 - cd4 841 vl 63781, 38%
05/2010 - cd4 1080 vl 113000, 39%
08/2010 - cd4 770 vl 109242
12/2010 - cd4 642 vl 111000, 34%
06/2011 - cd4 450 vl 222000, 33%
11/2011 - cd4 419 vl 212000, 24%
03/2012 - cd4 280 vl 118000, 26% (repeated Cd4 at 360)
05/2012 -cd4 360 vl 99,190
10/2012 Atripla, cd4 690, vl 80
12/2012 Darunavir, norvir, truvada, Cd4 680, vl u/d
07/2013 cd4 750,ud

Offline Ann

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Re: Thrush problem!
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2010, 08:06:47 AM »
We pozzies usually need to be on the Fluconazole for more than one tablet. The over-the-counter-one-pill-and-you're-done thing just doesn't cut it for us. You should talk to your doctor about getting a week's supply of it. When I have thrush or when I'm put on antibiotics, I usually take 200mgs once a day for seven days. (antibiotics can cause thrush - were you on antibiotics after the birth?) Your doctor may want you on a slightly stronger regimen due to how long you've been suffering with this. He may also want to put you on the vaginal pessaries.

Thrush sucks. Good luck!

Ann

PS - if you have unprotected intercourse with your partner, you may be getting reinfected with thrush from him, especially if he's uncut.
« Last Edit: March 15, 2010, 08:14:42 AM by Ann »
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Offline TabooPrincess

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Re: Thrush problem!
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2010, 11:56:24 AM »
Thanks Ann, I'll mention it to my GU doctor when I next go.  I really can't stand the pessaries, I find it really hurts when I try to insert them!
09/ 2008 - Seroconversion
11/2008 - Tested pos, cd4 640 vl 25400
12/2008 - cd4 794 vl 27798, 35%
03/2009 - cd4 844 vl 68846, 35%
06/2009 - cd4 476 vl 49151, 33% (pregnancy confirmed)
08/2009 - cd4 464 vl 54662, 32%
Started meds for pregnancy (Kaletra, AZT, Viread)
09/2009 - cd4 841 vl 3213, 42%
10/2009 - cd4 860 vl 1088, 41%
11/2009 - cd4 771 vl 563, 38%
12/2009 - cd4 885 vl 151 42%
Discontinued meds after baby born
02/2010 - cd4 841 vl 63781, 38%
05/2010 - cd4 1080 vl 113000, 39%
08/2010 - cd4 770 vl 109242
12/2010 - cd4 642 vl 111000, 34%
06/2011 - cd4 450 vl 222000, 33%
11/2011 - cd4 419 vl 212000, 24%
03/2012 - cd4 280 vl 118000, 26% (repeated Cd4 at 360)
05/2012 -cd4 360 vl 99,190
10/2012 Atripla, cd4 690, vl 80
12/2012 Darunavir, norvir, truvada, Cd4 680, vl u/d
07/2013 cd4 750,ud

Offline Ann

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Re: Thrush problem!
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2010, 12:44:13 PM »
You're welcome.

I've always hated the pessaries too - they're so damned messy and gunky feeling. But they do work quickly and help relieve the itching and burning. On the other hand, the cream relieves the itch too and at least it's not so messy. You can get the cream over the counter. It's called Canesten (clotrimazole 1%). Boots should have it.

Good luck - I hope you can speak to your doc soon. If you can't talk to him soon, if you can afford it, get yourself several of the one-off packs of Fluconazole. I know they're expensive though (last time I bought one I think it cost 14!) and it would be much cheaper to get an NHS script. Feel better soon - thrush sucks!!!

Ann
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"...health will finally be seen not as a blessing to be wished for, but as a human right to be fought for." Kofi Annan

Nymphomaniac: a woman as obsessed with sex as an average man. Mignon McLaughlin

HIV is certainly character-building. It's made me see all of the shallow things we cling to, like ego and vanity. Of course, I'd rather have a few more T-cells and a little less character. Randy Shilts

Offline TabooPrincess

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Re: Thrush problem!
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2010, 02:36:37 PM »
I've got maternity exemption card for 12 months so free prescriptions for me!   ;D
09/ 2008 - Seroconversion
11/2008 - Tested pos, cd4 640 vl 25400
12/2008 - cd4 794 vl 27798, 35%
03/2009 - cd4 844 vl 68846, 35%
06/2009 - cd4 476 vl 49151, 33% (pregnancy confirmed)
08/2009 - cd4 464 vl 54662, 32%
Started meds for pregnancy (Kaletra, AZT, Viread)
09/2009 - cd4 841 vl 3213, 42%
10/2009 - cd4 860 vl 1088, 41%
11/2009 - cd4 771 vl 563, 38%
12/2009 - cd4 885 vl 151 42%
Discontinued meds after baby born
02/2010 - cd4 841 vl 63781, 38%
05/2010 - cd4 1080 vl 113000, 39%
08/2010 - cd4 770 vl 109242
12/2010 - cd4 642 vl 111000, 34%
06/2011 - cd4 450 vl 222000, 33%
11/2011 - cd4 419 vl 212000, 24%
03/2012 - cd4 280 vl 118000, 26% (repeated Cd4 at 360)
05/2012 -cd4 360 vl 99,190
10/2012 Atripla, cd4 690, vl 80
12/2012 Darunavir, norvir, truvada, Cd4 680, vl u/d
07/2013 cd4 750,ud

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Re: Thrush problem!
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2010, 04:31:49 AM »
Taboo, I used to have constant problems with thrush, and I can tell you my diet had a lot of sugar in it.  Sugar can be a breeding ground, so to speak, for thrush.  Yogurt helps also, and yes, we can use that vaginally also (I  know, sounds strange).  Ann has given you good suggesetions.  There's also a mouthwash called Nystatin (I believe that's what it was called, Ann can correct me if I'm wrong) that works along with the Fluconazole.  I've used that extensively.  I also used to get these things called Mycelex Trochs, but I don't see those being mentioned anymore, so maybe they're not being prescribed anymore. 

Thrush sucks to be sure.  It can be painful, and not allow us to eat properly.  Ask about the mouthwash, along with a stronger script of Diflucan.  Good luck, lady.

Betty
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Offline TabooPrincess

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Re: Thrush problem!
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2010, 04:40:57 AM »
Thanks Betty, I really think I need to change my diet a bit, I'm not so healthy.  I also like wine which I bet encourages it!!!  I've never had oral thrush, I hope that's not something I'll have to look forward to.  I remember having colonic irrigation a few years back and the nurse told me I had thrush in my bowel!!!  I didn't know that was even possible.  Anyway, going to try all the suggestions and a diet change (I'll miss my wine and sugar!!!)
09/ 2008 - Seroconversion
11/2008 - Tested pos, cd4 640 vl 25400
12/2008 - cd4 794 vl 27798, 35%
03/2009 - cd4 844 vl 68846, 35%
06/2009 - cd4 476 vl 49151, 33% (pregnancy confirmed)
08/2009 - cd4 464 vl 54662, 32%
Started meds for pregnancy (Kaletra, AZT, Viread)
09/2009 - cd4 841 vl 3213, 42%
10/2009 - cd4 860 vl 1088, 41%
11/2009 - cd4 771 vl 563, 38%
12/2009 - cd4 885 vl 151 42%
Discontinued meds after baby born
02/2010 - cd4 841 vl 63781, 38%
05/2010 - cd4 1080 vl 113000, 39%
08/2010 - cd4 770 vl 109242
12/2010 - cd4 642 vl 111000, 34%
06/2011 - cd4 450 vl 222000, 33%
11/2011 - cd4 419 vl 212000, 24%
03/2012 - cd4 280 vl 118000, 26% (repeated Cd4 at 360)
05/2012 -cd4 360 vl 99,190
10/2012 Atripla, cd4 690, vl 80
12/2012 Darunavir, norvir, truvada, Cd4 680, vl u/d
07/2013 cd4 750,ud

Offline Ann

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Re: Thrush problem!
« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2010, 10:17:06 AM »
The bowel is probably one of thrush's most favourite places to hang out. Pro-biotic drinks are meant to counteract this.

The fungal organism that causes thrush - Candida albicans - is present in and on everyone's body normally. It is kept in check by friendly bacteria. It's only when there's an overgrowth of Candida that you get problems. This overgrowth is often initially caused by antibiotics killing off the good bacteria along with whatever bacterial infection you're trying to get rid of with the antibiotics.

I went through a period in my mid-teens where I was being heavily treated with antibiotics. That was when I got my first case of thrush. Of course, being a kid, I didn't connect it to the antibiotics. I thought it was because of my newly-discovered pastime... masturbation. ;D Ever since then, I've been prone to thrush although I never got it in my mouth until after I was poz. Now I get it both places. Such fun! ::)
« Last Edit: March 16, 2010, 10:26:38 AM by Ann »
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"...health will finally be seen not as a blessing to be wished for, but as a human right to be fought for." Kofi Annan

Nymphomaniac: a woman as obsessed with sex as an average man. Mignon McLaughlin

HIV is certainly character-building. It's made me see all of the shallow things we cling to, like ego and vanity. Of course, I'd rather have a few more T-cells and a little less character. Randy Shilts

Offline stella8940

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Re: Thrush problem!
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2010, 10:13:04 PM »
Hey Princess,
I am assuming you mean a Vaginal yeast infection???Try the fluconazole for the 7 day treatment. ALso Yogurt (eat that) and as a precautionary thing on a daily basis take Acidophilis. Its all natural you can get it in the vitamin section at most walmarts.
If you get Oral Thrush rinse your mouth with Apple Cider Vinegar.
Good luck sweetie!
Riven

 


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