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Developed vaginal yeast infection during a long water only fast! by RachG ..... Fasting: Water Only

Date:   7/29/2020 2:07:37 AM ( 22 months ago ago)
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Hello! I am coming off of a 36 day water only fast and have really enjoyed reading the wisdom offered here, especially on refeeding, since I was ill-prepared for it, as this was my first fast of this length. I have plenty of experience with shorter duration fasts.

I came to the end of my rope with boredom and having no energy, and decided to end on the 36th day vs. fasting through the 40th day.

Yesterday I broke the fast with fresh-squeezed orange juice. Over the course of the day, I drank about 1.25 quarts. Which was way too much. I felt horrible. Later I switched to homemade vegetable broth I made to replace minerals. Today, I've had 1/2 cup broth about every hour or longer. Still felt iffy this morning, but have gradually felt better.

During the fast I never had foul breath. My tongue was coated the whole time. My weight was 183.8 on day 2 (I didn't weigh on day 1). On day 36, I weighed 152.2. I don't have any major health problems.

I fear my body was not done with the fast, however. I have managed to develop a vaginal yeast infection toward the end of the fast! I am 48 and this is only the second time I've had one! The first was when I was a teen.

Can anyone shed light on what might be going on? Why would I get a yeast infection after 30+ days of fasting?

TIA for any light anyone can shed.


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