*** INFORM YOUR DOCTOR AS BEST YOU CAN ABOUT SYMPTOMS YOU ARE EXPERIENCING ***
if you think you have an infection, be extra observant. odor? color of discharge? is it thin and watery, or thick and lumpy? sparse or profuse? any discomfort or pain? when symptoms first appeared? during or after sex? no sex? how many days after last intercourse did symptoms appear? these things matter a lot. ALL YOUR SYMPTOMS WHEN TAKEN TOGETHER TELL A MEDICAL STORY. so spill and don't be stingy with information. there can't be too much info when it comes to your body!
you may miss divulging special issues you have, like an allergy to certain meds or concurrent medical condition that your ob should know about. do not think doctors know everything and you can take their word for it. they do not know UNTIL u tell them. exams and labs is half the story. you provide the rest.
Doctors...they are human like us. Some are more sympathetic, caring and attentive than others. some doctors are more experienced than others. some don't care less because ultimately, they only care for the fee that they will charge you. whatever shortcomings you feel that your doctor is exhibiting, it's not entirely their fault, but as a patient, you should know when to seek a second opinion or look for another doctor.
vaginal infections are very common. but what if you aren't a common patient? for example, you have another medical condition for which you are being treated, and you need special care in the prescribing of medicines. yes, drug interactions may be more harmful than your infection to begin with!
we know the limitation of conventional western medicine--if you have a lot of illnesses, the more pills you are likely to take. the bad thing: your body becomes a chemical repository of different, sometimes incompatible drugs. your body responds by exhibiting various side effects. that's not nice at all.
can you help it? sometimes, yes you can. the above serves as enough warning to those of us who like to self-medicate or try treatments that your doctor knows nothing about.
doctors will keep prescribing meds until something works. rarely, but it happens that a doctor tells you he or she cannot do anything more for you. that means they don't know why treatments aren't working. accidents happen, like a drug prescribed to you interacted with another drug u are taking, and u missed informing your doctors...nobody suffers from harmful consequences more than you!
so, very important if you have other known medical conditions for which you are getting treatment or issues with certain prescription drugs--TELL YOUR DOCTORS WHEN YOU CONSULT.
if you are in doubt for any reason, you should seek a second opinion from another doctor.
if you experience side effects that really bother you and your doc insists you follow the prescription nonetheless, you cannot be blamed for replacing that doctor. well, it's your body talking to you and you better listen to it rather than PAY YOUR UNCARING UNSYMPATHETIC DOCTOR THEIR FEES FOR A TREATMENT THAT MAY COST YOU MORE MONEY IF SOMETHING ISN'T RIGHT WITH THEIR SCRIPT!
docs are human like us, true, and they can make errors in judgment. do not ignore red flags. if your doctor doesn't feel right to you, by all means look for another.