Hi! Since thrush seems to be a pretty popular problem, I thought I'd let everyone know what I found that is actually working for me.
At the advice of some on here, I purchased some grapefruit seed extract and probiotics from a health food store. (although I have since learned walgreens does carry a brand of probiotics for a lot less $$) The store owner suggested Kyo-Dophilus 9 which is kind of pricey but he said it is the best. It has 3 billion live cells per capsule which is the most I've found so far. I think the grapefruit seed extract is what has helped with the pain. I went from dreading those hungry noises my son makes when he wants to nurse (yesterday morning) to being ok with it (this morning). Hopefully in a couple of days the pain will be completely gone. I also think he feels that I am not dreading our nursing times...he had a HUGE smile for me while nursing this morning!!
My baby boy is still taking Nystatin and I am still using a couple of drops on my nipples...we have it anyway, might as well finish it. We're also going to take the probiotics and grapefruit seed extract until both are gone which is about a month's worth. We may purchase the less expensive probiotics to take on a regular basis after that. I refuse to get thrush again!!
Anyway that's it for now!! Hopefully in a few days I can report no pain!! Thank you SO much to those who responded to my questions!! I am so glad I came here!