I've had persistent thrush for many years now, with an episode every 1 to 2 months which I treat with cream or oral pill if it's particularly bad. This has always just seemed normal to me, until I mentioned it in passing to a friend who told me it's not normal at all and I need to get it checked out. How do I tell my doctor that I've just got on with it for years and years, without sounding crazy, like a complete idiot, or like I'm just lying/exaggerating? I've always had very bad experiences like this and generally avoid talking to medical professionals as a result :/
Is there a right way of bringing this up with my doctor? And I'm guessing I should wait until my next episode of thrush to see her?