Hello vagpag! I was recently on a pretty heavy dose of antibiotics for strep throat and came down with a naaasty yeast infection. I got some diflucan from the doctor about halfway through the antibiotics course and the symptoms went away… but then returned about two weeks later. I went to the doctor again and she was VERY hesitant about giving me another diflucan because apparently it's hard on your liver and taking multiple doses is really bad for you. She recommended that I try monistat, but I had a horrible reaction to the monistat several years ago and flat out told her I wasn't going to do that. She then very begrudgingly gave me the diflucan. This was about two days ago.
So it's been about 48 hours and the symptoms are still persisting… much milder than they were when I went back to the dr but they are still definitely there. I really really don't want to have to go back to the doctor for a lot of reasons (money, might not even get the diflucan, time consuming, etc) so I'm doing my best to try and knock it out naturally at this point. I ate some plain greek yogurt (with strawberries added) just now and took an apple cider vinegar bath just a couple minutes ago. I also got some of the AZO yeast pills to at least try and combat the symptoms. I read about using garlic but I saw mixed reviews about that online so I'm not sure what else to do.
What are some of your guys' tried and true methods for beating the yeast demon? Do you think I should try to return the doctor or do you think combating it naturally will work?