I am a 31 year old, monogamous female. Since I was 17 I have been having recurrent UTIs caused by sexual intercourse. I have experianced a few kidney infections over the years as well. I have been to uriologists, been on a post-coital antibiotic regimine, now on a post-coital urex and vitamin C regimine. The antibiotics worked to prevent the UTIs some of the time but it was like russian roulette between a random UTI or random yeast infection depending on how frequent intercourse was. At least with the urex its only the random UTI and it doesnt also cause yeast.
Then when I get UTIs, I am put on antibiotics (typically cephalosporines or penicillin since I am highly alletgic to macrobid and cipro). Needless to say, then come the guaranteed yeast infections each time. So then I have to take diflucan in tandem with the antibiotics.
Now, in the last 5 years I have been getting frequent BV as well.
Frankly I feel like my body is just against me having a normal life. To be honest, it is very overwhelming and it has gotten to the point where once the mess begins I an getting very depressed. I cry until the episodes resolve... each day.
I just want someone to tell me how to make this sick cycle stop.
My GYN recently told me bladder voiding is a proven fallacy. I do it anyway. I wipe correctly every time, I use baby wipes to keep clean, I shower daily, I try to be sure to follow my post-coital regimine of medication
But this last couple months have been a cruel joke. Uti into bv which was first wrongly diagnosed as yeast, then a phone call and a internal cream perscription which went into me having my period. Then followed by 2 ish weeks of discharge with no symptoms... then right before my period which just ended I had another UTI, antibiotics, and went to bed wearing a U by Kotex panty liner to catch the spotting of my period on its way.
I woke up with my clitoris dry, itching, and swollen. I used 100% pure coconut oil and apple cider vinegar doches which only eased the discomfort. Finally I was able to get diflucan but by then my clitoris turned white and was cracking and peeling and dry... and full blown menstruatiin
I had a tube of internal yeast infection medication with a small amount left from when I was wrongly diagnosed and I have been using it on the area affected and it has began to clear up.
But all in all... I can't take this anymore
2 uriologists, multiple gyns, and my primary care physicians can't give me any answers. This has caused issues in prior relationships and I am lucky enough now to have met soneone who understands my urinary tract issues are a true health concern... and 8 or so times a year that we cant be physical for a week ish isn't the end of the world.
I've tried probiotics but I get severe die off symptoms of itching (scalp mainly), bloating, gas, and acne.
I've tried natural remedys such as Apple Cider Vinegar and Coconut oil
Yogurt and acidophilus doesnt help
I've been trying post-coital regimines and mentioned
I am not retaining urine
I get stones infrequently as well
I am hygenic
My bf of 2 years was given medication just incase we are passing bacteria
I have recently been diagnosed with HPV (like 90% of the world will be)
I have the Paragard IUD (8 years in)
I use cystex
Cobdoms do not prevent the UTI, bv, or yeast issues as I have seen
If there is anything other then "just don't have sex aymore" which we all know is unrealistic and means I might as well be miserable and alone
Please tell me
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