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29/08/2015 at 19:32
This is my 2nd pregnancy, I'm 30.5 weeks now and I've been suffering terrible with recurring thrush for about 10 weeks, see the nurse a few times had swabs done they've said yes thrush so given me canesten combi, the pessary is amazing but it comes back after 2-3 days - the cream works after applying more than the daily recommended dose (2-3 times a day) more like 2-3 an hour - got midwife appointment next week so I'll raise it again but its worrying me now and its making me so miserable and irritable - tried the natural yogurt doesn't work for me - anyway got any suggestions? I think I'll be booking in with my GP next week :(
29/08/2015 at 20:29
I feel for you Hun. I'm exactly the same. Creams don't seem to get rid of it. I've found that not using soaps & bubble bath helps. And I've had a few nights where I have slept with a cold flannel on the area, that seems to obviously not get rid of it but it really does soothe it for the next day. The passery for me though Did help
30/08/2015 at 12:51
Thanks for the reply :) I haven't had any baths for months because I love a bubble bath and its just not the same in warm water with nothing lol! How long have you got left? The pessary is amazing its instant relief I couldn't believe it - I mean I've suffered with thrush when I've had antibiotics in the past but this is continuous its driving me to distraction - I'm okay today thankfully, find sleeping with just knickers and a top help as if i'm hot I just whip the duvet off, can't wait for this baby to be born now to feel relatively normal again
30/08/2015 at 13:33
Have you been tested for Gestational diabetes...as this can be one of the symptoms? Might be worth checking... Hope you get some kind of relief soon.
31/08/2015 at 08:07
Thanks cupcakemummy - I have a midwife appointment on Wednesday this week and they check my wee then but I've been suffering with this thrush for the last 2 appointments which are every 3 weeks now and nothing comes back they say all normal - I'm not overweight or anything so not sure if its that or if you can get gestational diabetes if you are smaller?! (No offence to anyone out there with my comment!) I'm sensing today will be a bad day feeling it already, yesterday was good! :-(
31/08/2015 at 08:22
i would talk to the midwife about whether you can have a longer dose of the pessaries... It might be that you need the weeks course rather than a few days. Also (apologies for tmi) are you & your partner having sex? If you had sex while you had thrush (perhaps in the early days before it got bad enough to notice) then its possible that he could have it too & is just passing it straight back to you when you have sex. Men don't necessarily get symptoms for a long time so wouldn't know. I had this happen with me & the hubs a few years ago until i firgured it out after about 4 months & repeated bouts of thrush!.... I got him a canestan oral tab over the counter & he took that & all was right as rain after (it says in the instructions it can be used for male thrush but i just said it was for me to avoid the 20 questions from the pharmacist)... I'd be tempted to do the same just incase in your case... Wouldn't do him any harm.
if not the above, you could try using a ph balancing gel like 'balance activ' or 'rephresh' every 3 days To keep your ph in check... It is when your ph is off that the yeast grows. It is supposed to be safe to use during pregnancy but I would confirm with your midwife just to be sure beforehand.
good luck! I hope you get it sorted... Know how uncomfortable you must be!
31/08/2015 at 08:43
Thanks very much SW2 - really helpful and to answer your question no there is no sex going on in this house at the moment (bless him) as I don't feel in the mood with what's been going on down there for months on and off - couldn't think of anything worse so he's in the all clear! I'm really going to kick off this week as none of the professional's seem to be listening to me and just ignoring it and my hubby said to play it up more, I'm too soft and just go 'oh ok then' and off I go still suffering. I'll mention 'balance active or rephresh' to the midwife on Wednesday - see if she gives a damn tho!!! Very uncomfortable and my major concern is she said that if its not treated properly then it can damage/weaken the tissue in that area and she said that's not good considering my previous tear on my daughter!!! So you think she'd sort me out good and proper but nope!!!! The nurse said I couldn't have another pessary as I only had one 2 weeks ago :( also I can't take the Canesten Once (tablet) as it would affect the baby so I'm going around in circles - thanks for all your advice tho x
31/08/2015 at 16:36
Gestational diabetes can be present in anyone but is more common in people with a bmi of 30 or more at booking. May be worth asking for a test anyway. Hope you get some answers soon x
31/08/2015 at 16:53
Hi there. I'm exactly the same. I'm 23+3 and I've had it since about 12 weeks. Loads of swabs and pessaries 😞some of the ladies have already said about diabetes so might be worth getting that checked. I was worried all the creams and pessaries would harm baby but the doctor said baby wouldn't be harmed and that although its unpleasant, it should disappear once baby is born. That seems ages away but I guess it's good to know.
Not much help I guess but I know how u feel hun. Just keep thinking of that little bundle you'll have in a couple of months 😊 xx
31/08/2015 at 17:29
Thanks Swanny85 as awful as it sounds I'm glad I'm not the only one suffering lol - feel like a hypercrondiac going back and for the nurse/midwife like a real nuisance, next port of call is the GP himself!
I can't remember when it started tbh it feels like a lifetime ago though, had it a bit on my daughter but nowhere near as bad as this time around! Yeah I've read the baby is protected within the uterus so I'm not concerned about that but the baby can get it if its present during labour?! The nurse also said that once the baby is born it will pretty much disappear instantly as all the levels calm down a bit! What us woman go through tho ey!!! Do you know the sex of your baby? x
31/08/2015 at 17:45
I know chick it's a nightmare 😞 I've just been dealing with the gp. Although she really hurt me last time she took swabs. I had some light bleeding and couldn't wee without being in tears! Bloody woman!!!
Yes I do, it's a little boy 😊 I have a nearly 3 year old boy too!.How about you?? Xx
01/09/2015 at 07:17
Oh gosh that's not good of the gp - the midwife let me do my own swab last time and she sent it off and it came back as thrush! Today its a nightmare already and its only 715!!
We have a 4 yr old daughter and due another girl :-) someone said thrush is more common if you pregnant with a girl but you've thrown that theory out the window lol x
01/09/2015 at 07:30
Bless u. It's not good is it 😕
Have u tried sleeping with nothing on your bottom half? That helps? And the doctor told me to wash with nothing but warm water.
Ha ha to be fair, I seem to prove most theories wrong!!! Lol. There was no mistaking it was a boy on the scan! 😉 xx
15/09/2015 at 02:57
I've been having thrush on and off for months im 34weeks so due next month hopefully it will be gone by then, me an my other half both got treated as we was having sex but I still get it everytime we have sex and he's had it aswell 😩 just so uncomfortable mine seems to go away for a day or two if I'm not having sex but then it comes back I'm having a little girl too I've used vagsil because run out of canesten and it seems to help a bit just another pregnancy joy haha hope you get sorted soon xxxx
15/09/2015 at 04:13
Hello, another tip is that we don't wash clothes at as high a temperature anymore so it could even be your underwar that is re-infecting you, especially as doing pregnancy your genital area is goign to be warmer than normal due to the increased blood in the area. I was given the tip of ironing my underwear. Obviously only wearing cotton and not any man made fibres. If you hve treated it internally but not externally you will also re-infect yourself. Finally there can be a reason for it like GD or other things. Hope the GP is helpful.
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