Yes, I got the MOTHER of all yeast infections due to my antibiotics from mastitis. I was trying to avoid it, eating yogurt which usually helps, but nothing worked. I think it was because half way through the antibiotics I had an IUD inserted. Which was painful and scary.
I chose this method of birth control after serious consideration. In the past I refused to even look at them as a viable method of birth control, because I just kept thinking that every month the egg could be fertilized and just wouldn't implant. It made me feel like i t was wrong.
Then I found Mirena, and it delivers a low dose of progesterone directly to that area, while also thinning the uterus walls, it suppresses ovulation. That means no egg to fertilize, and I can handle that.
After my decision, I had to wait for our insurance to approve the IUD. They did within a week. I had it inserted on January 15th, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. I went in, and waited a long time. They put me in this weird chair that tips you back, and the bottom drops out. Then they measure your uterus and wham, bam, OW! you are the proud owner of an IUD, which is 99.9% effective for up to five years. Thank goodness, since we do eventually want another child, like in two or three years.
Thursday, I finished the antibiotics, and my yeasties appeared. It hurt and burned more than any other yeast infection I have ever had. I wanted to cry, I wanted to yell, I wanted to scratch. I used the Monistat 1-day, because I knew it would take at least 7 days to clear it up, and I was in pain,like you wouldn't believe. If it hadn't been almost the weekend, I would have called the doctor.
I have been in baggy pants, and loose boxers for the past few days, and it is SOOO much better. I don't feel like my crotch is on fire anymore. It is sweet relief, especially after the last few days. Since we have been busy, and after the insertion I had some serious cramps, we haven't gotten to try out my new birth control. Hopefully since my yeasties are almost gone... well, you know.