Dealing with Candidiasis Over the Years

On the Ureaplasma fact that I have always suffered from candidiasis. And the question you ask me about how I have dealt with this Mycoplasma problem over the years:

My gynaecologists have always followed me—I have changed three-quarters of them over the years—and they have all given me GynoCanesten internal and external ointment and, in the most serious cases, Diflucan 150, two tablets three days apart.

“The Miriam Protocol would be very suitable, but what is essential is a swab that shows the pH and lactobacilli. Without these two data, we can do very little. Do you think you can get it?”

Not this time. I took the Ureaplasma swab test last Monday in the hospital; my current gynaecologist explained to me that only private laboratories here do the lactobacilli count; however, he strongly suggests – and my STD GP agrees – to do the swab in the hospital, which in his opinion is safer both for the collection of the material and above all for the reporting; private individuals would, according to him, resort to different reading ranges that are difficult to compare and verify.

Current Swab Results and Treatment Plan

Instead, the Ph was also reported in my previous swab, and it was < 4.5 … last Monday, the midwife measured it for me live, and we were at 4.

I received the swab report on Friday, and unfortunately, I still have mycoplasma/ureaplasma with a bacterial load of 100,000.

My mycoplasma gynaecologist doesn’t consider this data relevant. He says that numerical data does not always indicate a worsening, and several variables could depend on it. I needed clarification on what he said on the cell phone. I’ll retract the topic soon during the face-to-face visit.

I told him that I didn’t intend to repeat the antibiotic treatment. He agrees it’s not worth it because I don’t have any symptoms. He says that the bacterium could also eradicate itself, and he recommends taking the swab again in six months.

Panty Liners

On the subject that “Panty liners are extremely harmful, they cause humidity, block perspiration, encourage Mycoplasma bacterial proliferation… What we suggest, in these cases, is to change the underwear several times a day, but not to use them, or, in exceptional cases, to use washable fabric ones”:

Unfortunately, I have addressed this topic in various ways over the decades, and now I think I’m tired of fighting “against Ureaplasma windmills”.

Challenges with Panty Liners

Let me explain: on several occasions, for periods of weeks or months, I forced myself to remove the classic panty liners, to try to keep only the underwear, with the result that nothing changed at all, and indeed I had the insurmountable inconvenience of having to change underwear even 4/5 times a day, in the office or other places since I am often away from home from the morning until dinner; then I also tried cotton panty liners, in different models/brands/thicknesses and always with eco-organic companies, but these attempts also failed, the leaks persisted the same, and I had the annoyance of wearing something that made me hot and it remained wetter than the synthetic panty liner.

I have talked about it over the years with my Ureaplasma Gynaecologists, and I have concluded that I, like other women who are their patients, physiologically produce these secretions, which do not have any pathological implications.

Over the years, I have always had them, even when swabs and Mycoplasma pap tests (which I repeat every six months) were fine. They have never been smelly or caused itching, pain, or burning.

Intimate Cleansers

About the intimate cleanser I use, La Saponaria eco bio diluted with water:

…I’ve already stopped using it since you replied 😉

Oral Probiotics and Ferments

About the lactobacilli that I take orally and the ferments:

Do you have any suggestions for buying brands so I can vary them? Even in a private setting if you believe in it.

Now, I don’t have any symptoms, apart from a few leaks, which are rare these days.

Exploring Yogurt as a Treatment

There is a whole section on YOGURT

I read extensively on the subject and started applying yoghurt a few days ago. So, I opted for Greek yoghurt (Fage Total), which went well for the first time. I had no discomfort, a sense of freshness as soon as I applied it and nothing more. Also, I slept without underwear and didn’t dirty anything; only in the morning did I get some in the bathroom while peeing. I have some doubts about the methodology, so I have a couple of questions:

Application Methodology

1 – I used a Ureaplasma applicator from my last unfinished pack of GynoCanesten, but I had a really hard time inserting it into the cannula because the chosen yoghurt is rather thick, not liquid; I had to help myself with a mini-spoon.

I’ll try with the 5ml syringes…or is it better to dilute the Greek with liquid white yoghurt?

2 – I made the first application on Friday evening, and today, which is Monday, I would have liked to start the Miriam Protocol properly, but… my things arrived just yesterday – after two months of strong cycle irregularities… alas the 44 can be heard.. 🙄 –

Do you recommend postponing everything until the end of my period so I can start with the oral and local protocols in parallel?

Thanks in advance, and have a good week!

Desire to Avoid Recurring Candidiasis Episode

Regarding GynoCanesten and various antibiotics/antifungals, I hope to avoid resorting to them again. I want to try the Miriam Protocol, and I’m keeping my fingers crossed…even my toes 😀

Since 2009, the year of my first pregnancy, to date, I have had very few episodes of candidiasis. Only now, with this cursed Bassado, I had it twice in a month :-O

I will soon also try to take the Ureaplasma swab at a private laboratory to get an indication of the lactobacilli so I can customise the protocol, and we will see whether we need to insert ferments. In the meantime, I also would like to talk with you about the Mycoplasma THERAPIES section. Thank you 😉

So, in the meantime, thanks for everything; I’ll dive into the protocol as you indicated. Let’s see…