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post Nov 7 2008, 05:40 AM
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damsel: I use the boric acid too so I can have a normal sex life. No, it's not a cure, but it helps me stay normal.

LovelyLady: I've been having BV issues since I was about 14. Though my smell has never been really bad, I have had boyfriends comment on it and it's humiliating. I once had a roommate in college who had never even had a yeast infection and she had a lot of sexual partners. Whereas I have only had 3 sexual partners ever (I'm married now) and I have all these vagina issues. It doesn't seem fair. mad.gif
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post Nov 6 2008, 11:07 PM
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damsel: i did the hydro wash, too. but i ran out. it definitely was working though. i got my femd today, and im going to cvs to get some more HP tomorrow. so those ph test kits work? maybe i should get one of those too. ill keep you ladies posted on my progress! and thanks for responding so quickly!

soooosad: girl im right there with ya. if i gotta do this every day to keep my vag healthy, then so be it. im sick of not having a normal sex life, its affected my relationships and my self esteem. i just wanna be normal! i know you had smell probs like i did, are you getting any relief from your routine? you must be since you are having sex. im officially jealous. and youre right about those condoms! when i was younger and didnt know better i would continue to use them and my bv would come right back.... luckily i wasnt that sexually active so there would be long periods of relief in between treatment and sex. i feel bad for younger sexually active females who have this problem, we all know how mean teenage guys can be. i had a friend who had the meanest things said about her in this regard, and now im sure that she was suffering from chronic BV for all those years. its so unfair for any female to have to deal with the stigma of being "dirty" because of her BV when it has nothing to do with that!
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post Nov 6 2008, 12:17 PM
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QUOTE(damselindistress @ Nov 6 2008, 10:32 AM) *
Well.....
I was told I had a mild case of BV, mild yeast issues, Group B, etc. I never had a smell, just yellow or thick or clumpy discharge and sometimes it would itch. I made up my own TTO suppositories and those worked, but it would come back. I've used garlic up there - also worked, but would come back. Finally, I started making up a hydrogen peroxide wash like was recommended on the gentlebirth website (there's a link on here by the way). I did this the day after I finished up my period, then started inserting the FemD vaginally and all has been well, no itch, no discharge, all good. Sometimes a little fluid/residue comes out of me, only once in a while, but I think it's just from the capsule b/c it's white and not at all itchy. I came to the conclusion that the yeast was causing most of my issues b/c I bought the PH test strips and my vagina was testing very low, like 5.0, meaning it WAS acidic, so probably not BV. I think I'm going to do the peroxide rinse after sex and after my period as a precaution and use a FemD capsule after the wash, just one and see what happens. So far, though, I'm thrilled!


wow!! i'm soo happy for you! i'm kinda doing something like you but instead of peroxide rinse, i'm doing boric acid. i might switch if need be. keep us posted! YAY for you again!!!!! wink.gif

btw.....i'm thinking that maybe if us ladies have tried everything and nothing works, this is probably the best thing to do so we can have a somewhat normal life. it takes time and effort but it's worth it to keep the symtoms away. maybe if we keep up with the routine then eventually the bad bacterial will die off for good and the good bacterial will stay around and flourish so we will have a normal vagina again!!!!

what i'm doing.....boric acid-1 capsule in the a.m. and one capsule at night to kill the bacteria, for about 4-5 days, then femd vaginally(2) at night for about 3-4 days and then repeat again. when my period comes i just do boric acid when the flow is lighter and i will do it for about 6-8 days instead of the normal 4-5 days. when i do the femd vaginally no discharge at all except for a little whitsh discharge in the middle of the next day but it's just for a little while and i believe that it's the capsule b/c it doesn't dissolve in the vagina ....of course. i also take femd orally in a.m. and p.m. and in the middle of the day i take nature's reuteri... this femd is espensive for real. hopefully i can go down after i feel like i'm totally bv free. i also use sylk and trojan ultra thin condoms when having sex.....don't use condoms with spermicide b/c it is not good for our sensative vaginas!!!!
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post Nov 6 2008, 10:32 AM
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QUOTE(LovelyLadyLuck @ Nov 6 2008, 09:01 AM) *
so you didnt use flagyl or anything like that to kill the infection first? im asking because i did the same thing you seem to be doing up until i ran out of femd. so of course my symptoms came back. if you have only been using femd to treat thats really great that you have no symptoms. im correct in assuming your symptoms are completely gone right?.. i mean your discharge, smell, everything is totally back to normal, yes?

Well.....
I was told I had a mild case of BV, mild yeast issues, Group B, etc. I never had a smell, just yellow or thick or clumpy discharge and sometimes it would itch. I made up my own TTO suppositories and those worked, but it would come back. I've used garlic up there - also worked, but would come back. Finally, I started making up a hydrogen peroxide wash like was recommended on the gentlebirth website (there's a link on here by the way). I did this the day after I finished up my period, then started inserting the FemD vaginally and all has been well, no itch, no discharge, all good. Sometimes a little fluid/residue comes out of me, only once in a while, but I think it's just from the capsule b/c it's white and not at all itchy. I came to the conclusion that the yeast was causing most of my issues b/c I bought the PH test strips and my vagina was testing very low, like 5.0, meaning it WAS acidic, so probably not BV. I think I'm going to do the peroxide rinse after sex and after my period as a precaution and use a FemD capsule after the wash, just one and see what happens. So far, though, I'm thrilled!
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post Nov 6 2008, 09:01 AM
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QUOTE(damselindistress @ Nov 5 2008, 01:58 PM) *
I've only used it through two periods now with success, but we'll see. I'm hoping to get down to using a pill vaginally for a few days after my menses and a pill after sex. Otherwise, I'll continue with my daily yogurt diet and perhaps a cheaper probiotic orally. The FemD once a day is an expensive habit! I'll let ya know if that regimen will be good enough or if it comes back!! Good luck!



so you didnt use flagyl or anything like that to kill the infection first? im asking because i did the same thing you seem to be doing up until i ran out of femd. so of course my symptoms came back. if you have only been using femd to treat thats really great that you have no symptoms. im correct in assuming your symptoms are completely gone right?.. i mean your discharge, smell, everything is totally back to normal, yes?
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post Nov 5 2008, 12:58 PM
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QUOTE(Sweaty in Social Studies @ Nov 4 2008, 02:43 PM) *
So the Femodophilus worked for your vaginally? How long did it take for you to actually get results?

I've only used it through two periods now with success, but we'll see. I'm hoping to get down to using a pill vaginally for a few days after my menses and a pill after sex. Otherwise, I'll continue with my daily yogurt diet and perhaps a cheaper probiotic orally. The FemD once a day is an expensive habit! I'll let ya know if that regimen will be good enough or if it comes back!! Good luck!
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post Nov 4 2008, 02:44 PM
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QUOTE(jewelscando @ Oct 27 2008, 09:09 PM) *
HELLO LADIES!!!!

TTO worked for me!!!! It's been a life saver for me!

Also, I was at Whole Foods the other day, and they have TTO suppositories!!! So, you dont have to make them yourself!!! I bought a box, just to have in case of an emergency!!

But, just wanted to stop in real quick and tell you that yes, TTO works.. but as with everything, what works for me, may not work for you!!

Bye for now!


How long did it take for you to actually get results with the Tea Tree Oil Suppositories? What do the suppositories look like?
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post Nov 4 2008, 02:43 PM
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QUOTE(damselindistress @ Oct 30 2008, 11:07 AM) *
Hey, Horror, have you tried inserting the FemD capsule vaginally? I have been using one a day, vaginally, and it seems to be keeping the problems away. I admit, sometimes it is a little bit messy, so wear a liner, maybe, or do it at night. Taking them orally wasn't working for me either, but this does....at least so far, it's been 3 weeks problem-free.



So the Femodophilus worked for your vaginally? How long did it take for you to actually get results?
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post Nov 2 2008, 10:45 AM
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QUOTE(sciongal @ Oct 31 2008, 08:37 PM) *
I read the waterworks website, but won't that wash out all of your good bacteria as well???



It definitely would. The best advice I can give to anyone that has Bacterial Vaginosis is to not douche. Douching is bad for you when you don't have an infection, imagine how bad it could be when you have a live infection. That can cause the infection to spread even higher into the pelvis and cause Pelvic Inflammatory Disease.
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post Nov 1 2008, 08:05 AM
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QUOTE(sciongal @ Nov 1 2008, 02:37 AM) *
I read the waterworks website, but won't that wash out all of your good bacteria as well???


I've read up on it. The product does not seem promising. Just seems like a high priced Douche.
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post Oct 31 2008, 08:37 PM
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QUOTE(Sweaty in Social Studies @ Oct 31 2008, 12:05 PM) *
I hate to burst your bubble and all but from what I read about Waterworks it's only something that helps with vaginal odor. It's not actually going to rid you of Bacterial Vaginosis. It seems like something that helps with a minor vaginal odor, not really an infection. What have you tried to get rid of your BV? I want to help you out somehow, knowing that you've been dealing with this for almost 8 years. I've been compiling research on what can actually treat BV naturally without medications that build resistance against the infection.
SiSS

I read the waterworks website, but won't that wash out all of your good bacteria as well???
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post Oct 31 2008, 02:05 PM
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QUOTE(wanabfresh @ Oct 31 2008, 03:21 AM) *
Hey all u guys im not new around here but, i dont post very much but i always read u guys post almost everyday,But i am a BV suferer also, I,ve had it off an on since i was 19 an im now 26 but anyway i just seen a commercial about this new FDA approved product called WATERWORKS an it seems promising. I've tried everything u can name an it works for a while but after so long your body get use 2 these drugs an become immune to it an they just dont work anymore but u guys should check this site out its very interesting an i will b ordering one soon. thanks guys for all the information an "NEVER GIVE UP"



I hate to burst your bubble and all but from what I read about Waterworks it's only something that helps with vaginal odor. It's not actually going to rid you of Bacterial Vaginosis. It seems like something that helps with a minor vaginal odor, not really an infection. What have you tried to get rid of your BV? I want to help you out somehow, knowing that you've been dealing with this for almost 8 years. I've been compiling research on what can actually treat BV naturally without medications that build resistance against the infection.
SiSS
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post Oct 31 2008, 02:21 AM
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Hey all u guys im not new around here but, i dont post very much but i always read u guys post almost everyday,But i am a BV suferer also, I,ve had it off an on since i was 19 an im now 26 but anyway i just seen a commercial about this new FDA approved product called WATERWORKS an it seems promising. I've tried everything u can name an it works for a while but after so long your body get use 2 these drugs an become immune to it an they just dont work anymore but u guys should check this site out its very interesting an i will b ordering one soon. thanks guys for all the information an "NEVER GIVE UP"
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post Oct 30 2008, 03:30 PM
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QUOTE(horror_movie @ Oct 30 2008, 08:11 PM) *
I douch before my situation and i think it help the bv the way it is now. If you have bv NOW i do
not think you should douch it will only push the bad bacteria futher up. You probably won't smell
anything for about an hour and then it will come back down. The odor will be 2x times smelly.


I douched before this problem and I was not told douching was bad until after the fact. The vagina is a self cleaning body part. It does not need internal cleansing with shit that smells like flowers or vinegar.
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post Oct 30 2008, 02:11 PM
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QUOTE(Sweaty in Social Studies @ Oct 30 2008, 02:36 PM) *
Has douching helped anybody before? Because I've always heard that douching is really bad and then some say it's really good.


I douch before my situation and i think it help the bv the way it is now. If you have bv NOW i do
not think you should douch it will only push the bad bacteria futher up. You probably won't smell
anything for about an hour and then it will come back down. The odor will be 2x times smelly.
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post Oct 30 2008, 02:00 PM
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Im try to use femdo vaginal but only at night bcuz it makes me discharge and that draws off the odor.
im going use it for a lil while until i get estrogen cream or pills. i want a cure not something i have to buy every
month it feel like another bill. thank you for your advice because femdo do not work for me taking it orally and now i know
im not the only you feeling that way.
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post Oct 30 2008, 01:36 PM
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Has douching helped anybody before? Because I've always heard that douching is really bad and then some say it's really good.
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post Oct 30 2008, 11:07 AM
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QUOTE(horror_movie @ Oct 29 2008, 01:51 PM) *
I was traveling today on the train and people was over reacting towards me turning their head, rubbing their nose constanly and the huff & puff. I was thinking to myself dang i smell that bad. Im tired of this bv,trich,gardnell whatever it is and i know my doctor is getting tired of me i don't want her to think im hook on meds because i visit her almost every week. I start work next friday so hopefully it calm down by then. I might try the TTO bcuz femdo doesn't really work for me. Until then back to the doctor for me sad.gif

Hey, Horror, have you tried inserting the FemD capsule vaginally? I have been using one a day, vaginally, and it seems to be keeping the problems away. I admit, sometimes it is a little bit messy, so wear a liner, maybe, or do it at night. Taking them orally wasn't working for me either, but this does....at least so far, it's been 3 weeks problem-free.
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post Oct 29 2008, 07:56 PM
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QUOTE(horror_movie @ Oct 29 2008, 06:51 PM) *
I was traveling today on the train and people was over reacting towards me turning their head, rubbing their nose constanly and the huff & puff. I was thinking to myself dang i smell that bad. Im tired of this bv,trich,gardnell whatever it is and i know my doctor is getting tired of me i don't want her to think im hook on meds because i visit her almost every week. I start work next friday so hopefully it calm down by then. I might try the TTO bcuz femdo doesn't really work for me. Until then back to the doctor for me sad.gif


Oh, I forgot to tell you. If you have a big enough purse; buy wet wipes and keep them with you so you can freshen up when you need to. Also, keep an extra pair of panties in there also. So midway through the day you can change undies and wipe down with a wet wipe.
Good luck hun wink.gif
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I was traveling today on the train and people was over reacting towards me turning their head, rubbing their nose constanly and the huff & puff. I was thinking to myself dang i smell that bad. Im tired of this bv,trich,gardnell whatever it is and i know my doctor is getting tired of me i don't want her to think im hook on meds because i visit her almost every week. I start work next friday so hopefully it calm down by then. I might try the TTO bcuz femdo doesn't really work for me. Until then back to the doctor for me sad.gif
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