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so i have run into a little problem. I'm pretty sure i have a yeast infection and I'm not sure if I should go a head and take anything over the counter. I go back to my dr a week from monday so its too long to just wait it out. On the other hand, this coming Monday is a holiday and Mondays are my ONLY day off every week and I can't afford to take any time off otherwise i wont make 40hrs (plus I've taken quite a bit of time off already and I don't think I can really ask for it because I know I'll have to take half of a wednesday off for an ultrasound).


sooooo, what should I do?

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If you have had a yeast infection before and are having the same symptoms now, I'd go ahead and use one of the OTC anti-fungals and see if that clears it up. (before it gets any worse)


I have seen TV commercials for some new OTC product that supposedly helps you determine if you have a yeast infection or something else. Maybe you could give that a try?

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Oh, yeah...depending on the relationship you have with your doc's office, sometimes you can just call them and tell them you're coming down with a yeast infection and they'll call in a prescription for you.


That's what I do because I'm resistant to all the OTC meds, so I have to have prescription stuff.

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If you are SURE it's a yeast infection, then self medicate. But if you say your b/f was cheating, then you need to be checked to ruke out STD's

It won't harm you to do a yeast infections treatment, but it will be difficult for the Dr to swab once he/s he checked you out.

I always get yeast infections, what you need to do is stay away from all white (sugar, flour, anything yeastie) and get the pharmacist to make you up some boric acid suppositories. These are 100% natural

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good, I was hoping they would be carefull! Sorry about you not getting any help though! The one thing you CAN however use is yogurt! Unflavoured with live cultures. Eat lots of it and you can even use it as a "cream". The AB cultures in it will fight the yeast infection. It is safe during pregnancy

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