I have been struggling with a vaginal yeast infection for about the last three months. Itchiness, yeasty smelling discharge, extreme crankiness. Let me tell you, it has been dominating my life, it is all I have been able to think about, and has been making me want to pull my hair out with frustration. I went to the doctor... Twice... The first time, she's like, "yup, you definitely have yeast! " No kidding right? So she prescribes me diflucan and a three day course of terconazole. The diflucan did nothing. The terconazole wasn't much better. I tried a few natural remedies, tea tree oil on a tampon, garlic oil on a tampon, yogurt, probiotics, I stopped eating bread and sugars, caffine, etc. Nothing was working. I went back to the doctor for the second time. This time she takes a culture and prescribes me a seven day treatment of the terconazole. This seems to work for the first few days, but then it comes right back as bad as ever. She then prescribes me two weeks of ketaconazole. This is about as effective as the diflucan. After calling and talking to the doctor again, she said the culture came back as being a different form of candida (not albicans), and that she wanted to put me on two weeks of the terconazole. However, my insurance would not pay for any more terconazole since apparently I had already gotten the amount they felt I should need. Lol.
I tried the garlic suppositories at this point because I was at my wits end. It seemed to help some, and alleviated some of the itching. Still not gone though. So last night in the shower I squirted some diluted ACV up there, and a strange whitish mucuous-like discharge came out. Today I am less itchy and no yeasty discharge. Hooray! I also started taking a supplement last night which has a lot of natural herbal ingredients which help with candida as well as giving you some probiotic support. I don't know if that is also part of what is helping, but I do think the ACV helped.