I came down with a yeast infection (I assume that's what it is, anyway - I don't tend to get discharge with them so I'm just going on the fact that the painful itching usually = yeast infection) right before my last period started. I used Monistat, but of course me period started after the first dose, and that freaking bullet o' medicine kept slipping out, so I doubt I got a complete course. Still I felt better after, and put it behind me.
Well, it's back. I don't know if it's because I wasn't completely treated the first time, it's not a yeast infection after all, if having sex not long after aggravated it back into being, or what. I'm using Monistat again, and it feels better after I put the bullet thingy in, and for a while after, but the itching/burning comes back. I hope that doesn't mean this isn't working and I need to go to the doctor...I'm having tons of insurance issues lately and I really don't want to pay hundreds of dollars for a doctor to look at me for thirty seconds and write me a prescription.
Regardless, is there anything I can do to kill the itch a little? Not even necessarily help the infection, just make the freakin' itching stop making me want to tear my hair (and my vag) out? I tried ice, but that was just a different kind of misery.