The thrush! :(
I woke up this morning and my face felt a little better. I thought to myself that it was probably wise to do as the doc asked (not trust my gut) and do the very low dose, very short course of prednisone. Within an hour or waking up it became apparent that the thrush was back. I quickly went from patting myself on the back to berating myself for NOT trusting my gut. So I guess the steroid did exactly as I feared and brought the thrush back.
For those of you following along it took me two months, six vitamins and supplements, a month and a half of diflucan, vinegar in my washer and topically, oral nystatin for jack and a TON of pain and itching to get it out of our house. And here we are again...
Frankly I feel pretty defeated. I take the steroid to minimize the paralysis and end up with what I consider to be about a million times worse. Guess that's what I guess for not just listening to myself and doing what I think is best.