I've had thrush for half a year and have been to the doctors 3 times about it as it just does not want to leave!!! I've had a swab test that confirms its thrush and i am getting my blood tested to check whether it is diabetes that causes it (lets hope not!). Every time I go i get prescribed canesten 2% cream combined with a 500mg pessary and they just don't seem to work, does anyone have any alternatives that i can request? The doctor is never really useful on info about how to prevent it and how to lessen the symptoms and make them more bearable so I was just wondering if anyone had any advice on what has worked for them??