I was hoping someone out there might be able to help me understand this thrush thing a little better....or, if you're dealing with it yourself, would love to share experiences.
1) Can I have thrush but not my LO?
2) My LO and I are on a 14 day course of diflucan. I've read it's hard on the liver. Should our doctors be monitoring our liver function while we're on it? Were you?
3) How long did it take for your nipples to feel better on diflucan?
BTW, here's the back story on the thrush thing:
My LO was seen by a nurse practioner, who said the white patches on her mouth were thrush. I also had burning nipples. When the white patches did not go away after 9 days on diflucan, I went back to see a doctor in the same practice. The doctor said the white patches are harmless cysts, not thrush, but she put me on 14 days of diflucan for my burning nipples. I hate drugs, but I'm taking in just because I don't want to pass thrush on to my LO (if I haven't already).
I'm so mad at myself that I let my LO get put on such a strong drug, when it's very possible she didn't need it...even if it is thrush, I've subsequently learned most people start with Gentian Violet or Nystatin. Diflucan is a last resort. She was only 2 weeks old when we started the diflucan. I hope it's safe...