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Insulin resistance and thrush?? (tmi - sorry!)

PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 8:09 pm
by Beanicle
Hello ladies

I get thrush quite often :o( I know all about treating partner etc so I am not reinfecting my self (is reinfecting the right word for thrush? Probably not but you know what I mean).

When I was ttc I was put on metformin. The whole time I was taking it I didn't get thrush once. When I stopped it came back.

So is recurring thrush something which could be caused by insulin resistance? Or is it just coincidence that I didn't have thrush all the time I was taking met?

If it is is a symptom of insulin resistance should I be checked for this as I haven't been before.

Thank you :D

PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 11:00 pm
by melodyjane

I'm insulin resistant and I have never had thrush before and I've never heard of it being linked either.

I've just tried googling it and couldn't find any info

So, I'm guessing it's just a coincidence you didn't get it when on met


PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 11:03 pm
by melodyjane
Ohhh hang on I've found something! I was wrong lol

A study published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology has found that women suffering from recurrent vaginal thrush tend to have an impaired glucose tolerance

It may be linked!

PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 7:41 pm
by Beanicle
Ah thank you melodyjane. It's driving me mental! I will add to my list for next time I see my Gp x

PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 3:53 pm
by Hols969
Yes there is alink according to our endocrinologists between diabetes and thrush which could be why metformin seems to have controlled it better. I would ask to be checked for IR when you next see your GP.

PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 8:15 pm
by becki_o

I am insulin resistant and recently I stopped taking my metformin to try to control with diet alone I had thrush twice and had severe itching around my genitals.

My Doctor said that both of these are symptoms of both IR and diabetes - he also told me off for stopping my metformin. I started taking it and within 5 days the itching has almost stopped.

I would speak to your doctor and mention it.

Re: Insulin resistance and thrush?? (tmi - sorry!)

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