March 5, 2009

When Good Bacteria Goes Bad

I saw my doctor last night and he didn't see any yeast under the microscope, but he did see an overabundance of lactobacillus, the good bacteria that lives in your clam. This could be my body's response to yeast, or it could be something else entirely. In nornal people flora, or bacteria, fluctuations go unnoticed, but in someone with pudendal neuralgia the elevated level can cause a great deal of burning.

I'm taking Clindamicin for the next week to get the flora levels back to normal. Hopefully, that gets everything undercontrol. In the meantime, I'm very uncomfortable and the only relief I get is from a hot bathtub. Too bad I can't keep a bathtub at my job.

3 comments:

beth said...

That sounds like good and bad news. Hope you are feeling a bit better, or at least getting unlimited soaks. But your 'flora fluctuation' comment has me curious....did your doc happen to mention or do you know if hormone levels throughout a monthly cycle affect the levels of bacteria? I am trying to track my pain levels throughout a month, because I've for sure noticed that my pain intensifies after my period has just ended...gearing up for ovulation. I wonder if this is related to bacteria and what I can do about it. My husband has been 'snipped' so there is no need to be on birth control otherwise....

Lora said...

i hope this works for you. i have too little of that bacteria, which is why the diflucan helped some. grr. if i could take some of yours i totally would.

but how would we transfer them? cue porn music.

Quinn said...

Thanks Lora,

You always know how to make me laugh!