In regard to prescribing the antibiotic without tests, I think the fact that she is away at school now affects the treatment. She just isn't available to run into the office for rechecks. Sounds to me as if the doc is trying to accommodate her having a real life.
I take a probiotic every day. I never got a yeast infection with antibiotics, but had a chronic one the entire time I was on Imuran. Thank goodness that's over!
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Intolerant to Asacol and rectal mesalamine preparations.
On Prednisone then Entocort 2001-2006 with only short periods off.
Current meds are Colazal,
Azathioprine Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri.
In remission since April, 2006. Remicade has been my wonder drug.