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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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Hi everyone, I was wondering if there is any connection between having celiac disease and thrush? I've had vaginal thrush for about 2 years now that I can't get rid of and I've tried many medicines etc but nothing has worked. :( Does anyone else have this problem with celiac and thrush? and any advice would be great :) Thanks, Marie ~

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I haven't read about a link to celiac disease, but I suppose it's possible with autoimmune disorder.  Are you on hormonal contraceptives?  Have you taken multiple rounds of antibiotics in the last two years or are you diabetic?   All three of these can cause chronic thrush.  You may need to take a systemic anti-fungal like Diflucan (fluconazole) while eliminating simple carbs from your diet if you have a Candida (yeast/thrush) infection.  

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I've heard of a connection with thrush and leaky gut, which is sometimes a result of celiac disease. I have had repeated issues with yeast in the past (a few times a year). It is getting less frequent now.

 

Antifungals and a diet very low in starches and sugars is definitely helpful.

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Only thing that stopped those for me was going off the birth control pill.  ONLY benefit of being single for 2 years - scared to death of what will happen when I actually find a man worth going on the pill for ;-)

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Hi all Thank you for your replys :)

cycling lady - I have a contraceptive implant in my arm called Nexplanon but I'm not too sure if that could be making the problem worse? I had the thrush problem for about 6 months before I got the implant though so it definitely hasn't caused it. I have taken a few antibiotic treatments in the last 2 years and I'm not diabetic although I haven't been tested for it. I do remember my doctor once telling me I had high sugar levels though. I've just finished a 3 week course of Fluzonazole but it hasn't worked and I think it might have made my thrush worse :(

 

nvsmom - I've heard of leaky gut but I'm not too sure what that is, I will probably give that Candida diet a go after I have my endoscopy at the end of this month, thanks :)

 

ndw3363 - I'm on the birth control called Nexplanon - the implant in my arm but I'm not too sure if that would be making it harder to solve my thrush problem? I wouldn't mind going off the implant really because the reason I went on it was because my periods were extremely painful that I had to take a day off school/college every month and just cry all day lol. Wouldn't it be great if men could get birth control instead of women having to go through everything aha :)

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ndw3363 - I'm on the birth control called Nexplanon - the implant in my arm but I'm not too sure if that would be making it harder to solve my thrush problem? I wouldn't mind going off the implant really because the reason I went on it was because my periods were extremely painful that I had to take a day off school/college every month and just cry all day lol. Wouldn't it be great if men could get birth control instead of women having to go through everything aha :)

That would never work because men would NEVER remember to take it or would never consent to having something injected or placed within their bodies!  If you don't have the worry of becoming pregnant at all, the drive to get it right is not there...... :D

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That would never work because men would NEVER remember to take it or would never consent to having something injected or placed within their bodies!  If you don't have the worry of becoming pregnant at all, the drive to get it right is not there...... :D

Plus, can you imagine men dealing with the side effects?  I'm fat, I'm hormonal, my boobs hurt...lol.  From the research I did, doesn't really matter how the hormone gets into your system (implant, ring, pill, IUD), if you are already prone to yeast infections, it will most likely make it worse.  I had a few pills that weren't as bad as others, but I couldn't beat the stupid thing until I stopped the hormones altogether.  I would love to try the copper IUD, but I've read that high copper levels increase your chances of getting a yeast infection.  Like I said, I don't have to worry about it at the moment, but I will (universe willing) have to at some point (fingers crossed) :rolleyes:

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Hi all Thank you for your replys :)

cycling lady - I have a contraceptive implant in my arm called Nexplanon but I'm not too sure if that could be making the problem worse? I had the thrush problem for about 6 months before I got the implant though so it definitely hasn't caused it. I have taken a few antibiotic treatments in the last 2 years and I'm not diabetic although I haven't been tested for it. I do remember my doctor once telling me I had high sugar levels though. I've just finished a 3 week course of Fluzonazole but it hasn't worked and I think it might have made my thrush worse :(

 

nvsmom - I've heard of leaky gut but I'm not too sure what that is, I will probably give that Candida diet a go after I have my endoscopy at the end of this month, thanks :)

 

ndw3363 - I'm on the birth control called Nexplanon - the implant in my arm but I'm not too sure if that would be making it harder to solve my thrush problem? I wouldn't mind going off the implant really because the reason I went on it was because my periods were extremely painful that I had to take a day off school/college every month and just cry all day lol. Wouldn't it be great if men could get birth control instead of women having to go through everything aha :)

Google some sites on Yeast/Candida.  You'll find that birth control pills/implants can contribute to candida or yeast problems.  I could not tolerate birth control pills because I was getting vaginal yeast infections constantly (one year =  10 infections).  This was before there were any OTC vaginal meds and I had to see a doctor for relief.  My GYN always recommended that I eliminate sugars in my diet, but heck, I was only in my 20's.  Give up sugar?  Finally gave up on the birth control pills and I haven't had a vaginal problem since.  Later, after being on antibotics for two years for Acne Rosacea in my mid-30's, I developed candida related intestinal problems, a leaky gut, allergies (food, mold, pollens).  I was really sick and folks thought I had cancer.  Diet was critical and oral anti-fungals were necessary for 8 months!  Not only did I follow the candida diet, but I went on a four day rotational diet to help prevent more allergies from developing and calming the existing ones.  Took about a year to recover with the help of an MD.    So, I really believe that candida problems exist.  Nip it in the bud now, to prevent a more serious infection!  

 

P.S.  Regarding your painful periods....ever been checked for endometriosis?  I hear that lots of celiac disease folks have it.

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Aha that's so true especially because of the whole 'man flu' thing that males made up lol, they wouldn't be able to handle going through all the hormones mood swings etc but it would be funny to see. I just had a funny thought of my boyfriend crying to the notebook haha, ohh the joys of being a woman. :D  

 

Hmm thats interesting I will keep that in mind about my implant possibly making the thrush worse, if all else fails then I might try getting it taken out and see what happens :) Oh i totally know what you mean about giving up sugar, I'm 20 and the thought of not eating sugar or bread especially cookies just makes me so sad, but if it will help me feel better I'm willing to give it a try. Wow 8 months thats such a long time to be taking anti-fungals! it just shows that it can take a while to heal when candida is all over the body, but im happy for you that you're better now :) If i can remember correctly I think I was tested for PCOS or something like that when I had to go to a specialist to have a camera to look at my womb etc, and that was all normal, but im not sure if that would have found endometriosis too? but those tests were all normal and they checked my womb because of my periods being so heavy and painful. 

 

Thanks for the replys :) x

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Have u tried taking probiotics. Celiac makes our immune system low. So maybe thats why u keep getting thrush.

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