Re: A bit of Whining but would like to hear some advice.
Another vote here for gentian violet. DD #2 (now 8 yo) and I had thrush for about a month, which everyone, including the lc, diagnosed as mastitis. Antibiotics, of course, only made it worse. I did some reading online (Kelly's site is great) and figured out the problem, and after clearing with the ped to try the GV, it cleared up within days. Messy but well worth it. We just used it to paint the nipple right before feeding her, and that treated both of us...but I had purple boobs & a purple-mouthed babe for a few days, lol.
Hope this helps, and HUGE kudos to you for hangin in there. You're doing great, keep it up, it really does get easier, I promise.