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Last year I gave up meat and tried to be a vegetarian (too much going on in my life, couldn't focus on it and make the change). After a week or two I got the worst yeast infection I have ever had in my life. I tried curing it with apple cider vinegar which usually works but it didn't work at all and I had to use the cream from the drugstore. Yuck.<br><br>
So fast forward. I gave up meat again a week and a half ago and guess what, the itching began again. I am wondering if there is a connection? Has anyone else experienced this? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/huh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":huh:">
 

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I gather that there may be a link between increased consumption of carbs and yeast infections. However, whole grains don't have the same effect.<br><br>
Did your consumption of refined carbs increase when you stopped eating meat?
 

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No, my carb/sugar intake did not increase much at all. I just removed meat and lowered my cheese instake. I made up for the animal products with extra veggies for the most part. The veggies I eat are mostly of the lower carb variety.
 

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Then I don't see how there could be a link.<br><br>
However, I'm probably the wrong person to address this - I've been veg*n for more than twenty years, I've only had one yeast infection in my life, and that was before I went veg*n. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Then I don't see how there could be a link.<br><br>
However, I'm probably the wrong person to address this - I've been veg*n for more than twenty years, I've only had one yeast infection in my life, and that was before I went veg*n. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"></div>
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You are very lucky!
 

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Lots can be going on...<br>
Do u know much about candida?<br>
When we change our diets the bacteria in our digestive system can also change. Candida overgrowths can happen for a number of reasons. Probiotics can be very helpful to keep it under control.<br>
Also good to find out if it is even a yeast infection, it's similar to bacterial vaginosis but treated differently.
 

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This might also be TMI but do you shave that area? Cause I always got yeast infections when I did. When I stopped they cleared up. Also thongs/tight pants can cause yeast infections.
 

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I think some people are just more suseptible to them than others. I've never had one, for instance and i switched from carnivore to vegan over night, and shave down there regularly. You may just be prone to them =/
 

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Have you had your blood sugar checked?
 
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