Posted by: rizzyrizzo | November 15, 2008

My battle with Yeast

Now, as this is  my site for book and recipe reviews, I find a very humorous confusion that I am not talking about the yeast I use in bread. I am, in fact, talking about the yeast that resides in my vagina. That’s right boys and girls. MY VAGINA. While I find the whole thing uncomfortable, I daresay I have much to say about the subject.

Many women get yeast infections. It is a very common infection to have. I am not ashamed that I have a yeast infection. However, a normal woman would simply call her friendly OB/GYN, and get something to take care of that. I, for reasons unbeknownst to me, find myself not doing that. Please don’t ask me why. I know it makes all logical sense to do so. Part of me is too poor, and the other part is trying out natural remedies to these very common ailments. So, here is what I found.

There is a website I found that would like to provide me with all the best natural remedies for yeast infections. This website can be found here…. As you can see, they have many solutions. Each one becomes more disturbing than the last. I was very undecided about which remedy I ought to try first. My first inkling was yogurt because I love it, but then I thought that it would have to be sugar free yogurt which translated in my mind into ‘gross yogurt’. So, I thought, garlic is the key. My problem was that I had eaten so much garlic lately, then the thought of it made me want to throw up a little, so I didn’t want to eat it in a normal fashion. As you can read on the website, another option was to apply it topically. Of course, that option grossed me out completely. So, I decided on a final method. I cut up my garlic clove into pill size pieces, swallowed them. This seemed like such a great solution at the time……..However!!!! I smelt like garlic for two days. Now, this may seem like it’s not that bad a repercussion, but it made me sick. Soon after this however, my vulva did seem to recover slightly and feel better. Now, I don’t know if it was THE solution that made it go away, but I’m sure it didn’t hurt.

Then, my yeast decided it wasn’t quite finished, and came back for a grand finale. This time, I thought, “No fooling around this time vaginal yeast. I’m taking the garlic right to the source.” Seemed like such a good idea. The website said it gave an instant relief. What it lacked to tell you was that as soon as that garlic was put in your feminine region, a fierce battle breaks out. And it seems to me that the only weapons they decided to use in this battle were all manner of explosives that made my vulva feel like it would be burned off completely! I can’t complain too much though, because after the battle died down, it seems the garlic is on the winning side. The yeast are, I believe, burying their dead, and I hope we have at least won the battle, if not the war.


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