good to hear back from you mate, for a long time I've felt pretty alone with this.
Is it actual pain you are suffering from? I don't know If i could really label mine as pain; more of a constant discomfort. Passing urine seems to take the sting out of my discomfort temporarily which is something I've not seen anyon else describe.
Also have you experienced any relief so far? All my other symptoms are a hundered times better since i start adressing the problem and whilst I am thankful for this, because by the sounds of it theres alot of people on here getting a much worst deal than me, the thrush dosen't really seem 2 have improved much.