A bit about me, I am 38 yrs old female trying to conceive. I had a miscarriage back in December, the pregnancy was a surprise and so now we are actually trying. My partner is a 38 yr old male who has 8 children already, he is healthy but does drink a lot of beer, smoke cigarettes and pot.
Because I have PCOS, am a plus sized girl and only get my period because I am on Metformin (at least that's what my doctor is claiming), we are trying a low dose of Seraphim/Clomid.
I did one cycle last month but sadly it did not work, but it did succeed in giving me a yeast infection ... I think. I did not have a cottage cheese like discharge and no abnormal order. But my bits and pieces got swollen, sore and itchy. A friend of mine suggested I do the "dip stick test", which was inserting a finger and swirling it around and check for discharge, and there was a little bit of white discharge. So I went to the pharmacy and they suggested I just use Canasten external cream because it didn't sound like it was internal yet, and that gave me relieve and I felt better the next day.
Fast forward a month and here I am again, sore, slightly swollen and raw with a minor itch - But no discharge again - even with the dip stick test. So I pulled out the cream again, but am wondering if I should use the tablet or just keep using the cream? Or should I go to my dr.?
I did not know Seraphim/Clomid could increase your risk of yeasties but is it possible? I am in the middle of my 10 high fertile days and don't really want to not have sex, but if it's going to hurt what fun is that?
Any suggestions from anyone? Is it yeast? Is it the Seraphim/Clomid? Should I be worried? Go see my dr.?
On a side note, has anyone used Seraphim/Clomid? If so did you have success and how many rounds did it take? With the first pregnancy I took a cycle on days 5-10 and got pregnant right away but miscarried. This I have a different Dr. and she had me take it from days 3-7 and I am on my second round (first one didn't work) ... would the days make a difference?
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