This post has been sponsored by MONISTAT®. All thoughts and reviews are my own.
Through the years, my body has changed.
This is a story how my body betrayed me with a yeast infection and how I fought back for the win with Monistat.
In March, I noticed a lump under my left arm. By April it had festered and was draining. I shrugged it off and carried on.
Then it closed and by June was three lumps, not painful. I learned my dad had leukemia and suddenly terror invaded my mind. It was then I went to a doctor, who prescribed antibiotics.
Seven days later, I had completed my round of antibiotics, still had the lump under my arm. The doctor didn’t seem to think it was anything to be alarmed about, so I tried to keep up with the chaotic comedy I call life.
In September, I told my husband that my underarm was throbbing. As I lifted my arm up to show him, I felt it open. It was oozing like a volcano of puss. It left a hole large enough for a pencil to have slid in and out of. It drained and throbbed.
The next day I was back at the doctor and prescribed the highest dose of antibiotics I had ever taken. The antibiotics made me tired. My underarm throbbed, drained, oozed.
Then it happened. My body rebelled, and I had a yeast infection.
Not a fun topic I know. Yeast infections are horrible. They are embarrassing.They are not a topic women want to discuss and definitely not something any woman wants to have, but you know what, they are common. Common to the point that 3 out of 4 women experience one in their lifetime.
What causes yeast infections? There are many possible causes including:
- uncontrolled diabetes
- weak immune system
- poor eating habits (lots of sugary foods)
- hormonal imbalance near your period
- lack of sleep
Some causes we can avoid through rest and diet, but some people are just prone to get yeast infections. It is something women just can’t seem to avoid.
The itching was unbearable for me. I hadn’t had a yeast infection in years, but I did remember that MONISTAT® gives relief!
When the first signs of a yeast infection pop up:
- abnormal discharge
I know to head to the store and purchase MONISTAT®.
MONISTAT® is my choice because it offers a variety of products that really aid to cure the uncomfortable reality of a yeast infection so I can get back to what really matters–life.
MONISTAT® offers a variety of strengths:
- 1 day
- 3 day
- 7 day
Select the strength that best fits your needs.
MONISTAT® also offers different forms such as Ovule®, cream or suppositories, to meet those specific needs.
Why I Choose MONISTAT®
In my earlier years, yeast infections were more common for me. I tried a lot of options but always come back to MONISTAT®.
For me, MONISTAT® relieves symptoms four times faster and works on more strains of yeast than the leading prescription and results in less drug resistance and fewer drug interactions than the leading prescription pill.
My life is too buy to let uncomfortable symptoms hold me back.
MONISTAT® is the #1 doctor recommended OTC brand. It has been in use for the treatment of vaginal yeast infections for over 40 years.
Please Note: **It is important to remember to always read and keep the cartons for complete warnings and dosing information on MONISTAT® products and to use as directed.**
Perhaps you’re the one in four women that will never experience a yeast infection; I’m celebrating you. For the rest of us, I recommend MONISTAT®.
Learn more about the products offered by MONISTAT® and where to find them at the link below through the MONISTAT® website.
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