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 on: Today at 09:12:03 PM 
Started by Emzib0b - Last post by Emzib0b
What was your HbA1c? - the reason I ask is sometimes patients borderline/pre diabetes can still get diabetic related problems which get better/disappear when 1 reduces sugars/carbs intake.  This is something I speak about from personal experience.  Another medical issue GP's have no clue about ...

Hi fiftyplus,

My HbA1c was 36. Looking at previous test results I’ve had similar numbers for the last 10+ years. Do you think this is ok?


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 on: Today at 08:56:52 PM 
Started by Emzib0b - Last post by Emzib0b
The national guidelines for the treatment of thrush (vulvo-vaginal candidiasis) can be found here https://www.bashh.org/resources/22/vulvovaginal_candidiasis_2019

Getting the thrush treated AND getting extra oestrogen into the vagina at the same time might be the way to go. The oestrogen helps reduce symptoms of VA and also helps protect from fungal infection. You may not need to continue with the thrush treatment for the whole 6 months if the symptoms start to reduce or resolve altogether. Check whether the fluconazole (for treating thrush) could interact with any other medicines you are prescribed.

NightNurse, thank you so much! I’m about halfway through the guidelines and it’s given me quite a few points to discuss at my next appointment. I was surprised to learn that ‘azole antifungals are less effective in an acidic environment.

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 on: Today at 08:55:03 PM 
Started by CLKD - Last post by CLKD
Shake

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 on: Today at 08:54:19 PM 
Started by Emzib0b - Last post by CLKD
I buy GREEK LIVE yoghurt.  Eaten from a spoon when I fancy it ;-).  Also applied into the vagina in the years prior to being diagnosed with VA, the idea being to cleanse the digestive system from top to bottom.

The GREEK has 'live' in red on the carton.  No additives.  I also eat Waitrose 'live' with hazelnuts in YUM ;-)

It worked after in the 1990s I had emergency surgery = intense thrush [appendicetomy].   ::).  My Aunt had brain surgery in the 1980s and used it following surgery, as her digestive system was wrecked.  She had trigenimal neuralgia and underwent 2 lots of surgery to get rid of the intense, shooting pains; 15 years apart. 

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 on: Today at 08:36:41 PM 
Started by Emzib0b - Last post by fiftyplus
Hi Ladies, thought I’d give an update.

HbA1c was normal.

Symptoms cleared up toward the end of the week of 72 hourly Fluconazole. A week later (last Sunday), on the day I was due to take my first weekly maintenance tablet, I noticed I was a little sore and itchy again, and this had got worse, despite taking the medication. I’m back at the GPs next week for another swab. I’ve asked the surgery on three separate occasions if I’m meant to continue taking the weekly Fluconazole and I can’t get a straight answer!
What was your HbA1c? - the reason I ask is sometimes patients borderline/pre diabetes can still get diabetic related problems which get better/disappear when 1 reduces sugars/carbs intake.  This is something I speak about from personal experience.  Another medical issue GP's have no clue about ...

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 on: Today at 08:32:24 PM 
Started by CLKD - Last post by Ms Jacks
Hi there.

I too had a mother like that! Swore to myself as a parent to 3 I would be very different.

I know I was a great mum despite the outcome with my youngest two

Ms Jacks x

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 on: Today at 08:19:48 PM 
Started by Vicky81 - Last post by CrispyChick
Hey Vicky.

I'm still struggling massively too. Seriously considering a chemical menopause.

Perhaps have a look into that. It's reversible. Injections - zoladex or prostrap I think. Often they try woman on it before a hysterectomy.

My GP is supportive. Awaiting my gynae appointment.

I feel for you. This is a hideous time. Xx

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 on: Today at 08:10:05 PM 
Started by Emzib0b - Last post by Emzib0b
Have you tried an oestrogen cream to smear on the outside as well as using the pessary? For some women including myself, Vagifem doesn't touch the outside area, I use a smear of Estriol cream twice day.

Thanks, Ayesha. I’ve not tried the cream but I think I’m going to ask if I can switch or try both if I resume treatment. It seems to make more sense. I hope I don’t have to jump through too many hoops this time!

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 on: Today at 08:03:24 PM 
Started by Vicky81 - Last post by Vicky81
Hi
Just wondering if anyone has had a hysterectomy and ovaries removed for severe peri?
Did it make things easier? Decrease anxiety etc?

Just an option I'm thinking of xx

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 on: Today at 08:01:46 PM 
Started by Vicky81 - Last post by Vicky81
Hi all

Thanks for replying.....I've had to taper off as the GP said they gave me too high dose ....60 instead of 30.....I had so much depression I couldn't take it

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