Diflucan is a medical miracle. Gift from the Gods. It is THE only thing out there that works for me.
I used to get those um, 'issues' a lot. The only thing that worked was the wonderful Diflucan.
Even after the doc said to do certain things, NOT do certain things, don't eat this, don't look at that, don't walk by this person, don't breathe here, don't stand there too long, blah blah blah, all I could think was, "doc; try having a vagina for ONE DAY and having one of these things and take allll your suggestions and flush them down the terlet!"
So I lived on Diflucan.
I did find an honest to God miracle cure however. Ever since I went on the NuvaRing (hormonal birth control that goes 'up there' for a month), I've not had one 'issue'. It's been awesome. I haven't had Diflucan in a few months!
Are ya on hormonal birth control? Things that I found out cause the yucky 'issues' are:
Bromine (NOT Chlorine; Bromine is this salty stuff peeps use instead of Chlorine... causes infections in some lassies)
really wildy scented body washes / soaps (I used this pomegranate/mango stuff and wow... an hour later I was like, hello bread factory)
Ovulating each month caused the infections. Ovulation should be a time of much-happiness and celebration (especially when you're engaged & with a really hot guy!) but alas... it was sad... so I stopped ovulating by getting on hormonal birth control.
Also one other culprit of the Yeastie Beastie: sometimes it's just the guy you are with. Weirdly enough. If he drinks protein shakes it does something to his um... male parts... that doesn't sit real well with your female parts. I had that issue once for a few months and wow, what a sucky way to live.
Anyhoo off my soapbox about yeast infections. If guys on this board DO take a peek in here, they shouldn't be too freaked out. Dudes have issues, too!