Since then I've done Diflucan (1 dose for a really bad weekend when I couldn't see doctor, and 2 doses within 72 hours when I saw Dr.) and Boric acid. But the boric acid didn't help as much as I had hoped (had some trouble inserting it properly).
Went to a different doctor, now that I'm home for the summer, and she did a culture on me, wasn't going to be back in a week. In the meantime, my period was ending, and as it ended, the yeast came back. I had been so sick and tired of dealing with this since April, so I went out and got some gentian violet.
The first night, I diluted it way too much (think 10:1 water to GV ratio), and I couldn't get the tampon in because it was so soaked (used one w/ applicator) so I took it out and put it up there as much as I could, let it sit for 3 hours.
Next morning, woke up to GV all over my sink (mom's fiancé had used my bathroom while half asleep and tipped bottle over, apparently I hadn't closed it all the way;; really good thing he did not try to pick it up).
Went to Walmart, got more. This time, diluted it to be 1%. Was able to properly insert the GV-soaked tampon and let that sit for about 4 hours.
The next day, my vagina felt super dry. And the purple discharge was burning me. I got some coconut oil and make little suppositories with that to help me.
Today, I woke up and it is like hell fire. I have taken 2 chamomile baths (only time I feel remotely better), but it is so dry that any time anything brushes against my V, it feels awful. Also, I think the GV that I applied externally caused little lacerations because it burns so much to pee. :( I also noticed a little red rash on one side (doesn't hurt to touch it, but looks irritated) and my inner lips have red markings on them. So from my understanding, I have a chemical burn from the GV?
Is there anything that can help me/how long does this last/SOS???
I've been applying A&D ointment as a barrier to help me pee, and using coconut oil as a moisturizer. The chamomile bath really helps a lot, but I can't spend all day sitting in it is the only problem! I've also been taking ibuprofen. It's also very itchy -- but not yeast type of itchy -- almost like a burn healing itchy?
I'm pretty sure I definitely killed all the yeast that was in there, and then some, because I will sit in the bath a little, tiny purple particles will float out of me.
Basically just asking for moral support/advice/timeframe of how long I will have to deal with this for (if it's just 2 days, then totally worth it for the infection to be gone).
UPDATE: Parts of the inner labia lips are really red (from contact with the GV) whereas other parts are normal. There's also a cut near my urethrea that's really annoying. :(
**UPDATE:** Feel much better today, only pain is when a burned part of my skin is touched. It's just a small area on my inner labia, so it's pretty easy to avoid. However, I'm kind of angry at myself, or maybe my doctors, or both. I got a call back from the 3rd doctor I've visited, about my culture results. APPARENTLY there was no yeast there. Instead, I have Group B Strep. Which apparently can have REALLY similar symptoms to a yeast infection. So, who knows. Will continue on with my charred V, and at least I have diflucan if I develop a yeast infection from my new antibiotics. Cheers