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> Bacterial Vaginosis--or--embarrassing bad smell
alwaysonmymind
post Dec 1 2006, 07:01 PM
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Again, I only get BV when I have unprotected sex. So, I don't have unprotected sex! It's not worth..it...Only if I really fall in love with someone and I believe that they will understand. So I haven't tried this but I got it from another website group. It is a product called Acromona......


Hi guys I am still using the acromona and its been a miracle for me i wish you guys would try it, i wish i could send you all some but since its prescription medication i cant, however i wish there was some where it can be ordered, this thing works well!
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neverending
post Dec 1 2006, 06:11 PM
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Good luck klee!
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klee
post Dec 1 2006, 12:55 PM
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Thanks ladies. I'm taking the appropriate steps to do what's right for me. What a crazy turn of events...I have friends that are trying to get pregnant. Seems so unfair.
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deprime
post Dec 1 2006, 12:08 PM
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Klee -- best wishes.

Update: I've been taking 1200-1600 mcgs of folic acid per day, and the smell has remained the same. I've also been taking 1000mgs of fish oil (for those lovely omega 3 fatty acids), and still no letting up.

I'm doing a lot of "work from home", because I can't bear to be in the office with this smell! Usually, I "plug myself up" with a tampon for the entire day at work, but lately the smell has been seeping through. My coworkers will come in my office and their faces cringe in disgust. :'( I swear, this makes me want to die.

While on the topic, I think that this may have started as a result of me using feminine deodarant sprays in my teenage years. I don't know, though, but hopefully I can be cured some day.
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Eralc Alegna
post Dec 1 2006, 08:52 AM
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Good luck Klee, hope everything works out for the best for you. Again I don't want you to freak out more but this makes a good segue into something I've been meaning to bring up...

Anyone been checked out for a group B strep infection? It's another strain of bacterial ever-present in the vag but causes problems if it overgrows. My doc told me last spring that I had group b strep infection and had a compunding pharmacy make penicillin suppositories. All the research i did online about it discusses pregnancy complications and mothers infecting children. I couldn't get anything on just nasty syptoms that wasn't somehow relating to pregnancy. Just a heads up to all that maybe this is what you could be dealing with, but you'd think the docs would pick it up on your cultures...
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sassy
post Nov 30 2006, 11:52 PM
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Wow klee. I wish you luck in whatever decision you make. On another topic, if you keep the baby...you definately want to keep your BV closely monitored because I've read several message boards where women say that BV can cause preterm labor and sometimes even miscarriages. I hope this doesn't freak you out but I wanted to tell you that in case you didn't know. smile.gif
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klee
post Nov 30 2006, 10:37 PM
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I know this is off topic...but the test came back positive. Holy crap. It's full fledged freak out now.
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post Nov 30 2006, 11:03 AM
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my gyno told me i had a bacterial infection when i went in about a month ago. i would get itchy as hell once in a while for a few days, mostly after my period or after screwing around. no smell, but thick white discharge a lot of times. well i took the flagyl for my however many days and have been fine for about two weeks. my boyfriend went down on me a few days ago and i started itching again like mad the next day. so now i'm swollen and tender because i keep rubbing to itch, and i have that thick white discharge every time i sit down to pee just drip drip drip. what can i do? should i go back to the doctor? it seems like it's just the exact same thing and the flagyl didn't cure anything. sad.gif

Eralc Alegna, those vitamins will definitely make your pee neon yellow. it happens to me every time i take them, too, no worries.

i get the itchy/cracked labia, too. ugh.
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jewelscando
post Nov 29 2006, 10:58 PM
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Did two Boric Last night. Will do the same tonight. The smell is DEFINATLEY gone today. It was real strong as the boric was coming out this morning, but it is completely gone this evening. I'm itching though again on my forehead and arms, but that may just be my mind messing with me.

Anyways, KLEE, go get a pregnancy test. Unless you normally are late with periods but definately, you need to find out.
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neverending
post Nov 29 2006, 07:10 PM
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Klee:A month and a half is a long time to wait for a period.I think you need to take a pregnancy test.Anyway, I said a prayer for you.wink.gif
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klee
post Nov 29 2006, 10:54 AM
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Okay - having a moderate freak out. I've been waiting and waiting for my period. Still nothing. Having cramps and swollen breasts but no period. It's going on a month and a half now. This would be B-A-D. Say a prayer for me!!
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jewelscando
post Nov 29 2006, 12:10 AM
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Poop smell here too. Except I call it Shit smell!! lol wink.gif Poop, just isn't graphic enough!! wink.gif Forget what I said the other day, It's not gone. Just wishfull thinking though. I'm going to stay on the Folic and B-6. And I think I'll go back on the Boric, every other day or so. My rash is gone, and I'm afraid it will come back. So, I'm scared to go back on the boric full blown.
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sassy
post Nov 28 2006, 10:27 PM
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Bought some folic acid and hydrogen peroxide today. I'm going to try both while still using the boric about once a week. We'll see how it goes.

Oh, and I do not smoke and never have.
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Eralc Alegna
post Nov 28 2006, 05:49 PM
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I smoked from 13/14 until february of last year (I'm 22). But I will occasional and rarely have a smoke. The BV first started when I was 17 and was intermittent until a year ago and since then it's been constant. I had an IUD put in around that time, but I love it and refuse to take it out. Plenty of women are rot free with IUDs so I refuse to lay the blame solely on that.

Again, any one else got the itchy cracked labia thing going on? Its almost as annoying as the other symptoms and I don't know what to do about it.

And those of us doing the B-vitamin/folic acid thing, anyone else got creepily neon green/yellow urine? It started like the day after I first took the vitamins. Not worried about it but curious
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post Nov 28 2006, 04:39 PM
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I did try the boric acid (the Yeast Arrest suppositories). Keep in mind -- you name it, I've probably tried it. They made my smell different -- but still in a very disgusting way! Plus, inserting the boric acid suppositories gave me a huge rash on my behind. (I later researched this and discovered that I probably had boric acid poisoning -- not very serious, but unsightly.)

I've had BV for 4 consecutive years -- ever since I was 17.
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pianogirl
post Nov 28 2006, 04:32 PM
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Deprime, that is very sad. I do not have a poo smell I would imagine it is just as bad as the fishy sea smell. Have you tried the boric acid? Maybe you should try it to kill off the smell while you take the folic acid.

How long have you had BV?

I think doctors might say you do not have bv cells because they dont know what else to treat you with...try the vitamins and some boric acid.

Best of luck,

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Deprime, that is very sad. I do not have a poo smell I would imagine it is just as bad as the fishy sea smell. Have you tried the boric acid? Maybe you should try it to kill off the smell while you take the folic acid.

How long have you had BV?

I think doctors might say you do not have bv cells because they dont know what else to treat you with...try the vitamins and some boric acid.

Best of luck,

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Sorry I saw you posted for four years, do you remember when or how it started were you on BC pills?
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deprime
post Nov 28 2006, 03:37 PM
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Thanks for the heads up about the Folic Acid. I'll go and grab some today. I've done HP douches before with no success, but I'll try it again.

Thanksgiving was depressing -- whenever one of my relatives came up to me, they would hold their noses. I wanted to say, "I'm sorry, but I can't do anything about it!"

It's beyond BV for me now -- it started out with the white creamy discharge four years ago, but now (perhaps due to my treatment), it has evolved into something worse. Whenever I go to the gyno now, they rarely detect the BV clue cells, but I stink nonetheless.

Does anyone else smell like poo down there? I know its gross, but I sometimes smell like that (or other nasty things.)
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neverending
post Nov 28 2006, 01:43 PM
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Eralc Alegna:Thanks for the reply! It's getting a little better now that i'm taking a daily vitamin.Geez, who knew that detox's would take so much out of you!
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pianogirl
post Nov 28 2006, 09:45 AM
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Hello everyone,

I have no smell but I am still using the boric in combination with the vaginal probiotics along with flax seed oil. I am hoping what the holistic doctor prescribed will work.

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BV came when I was on BC pills, about a year and a half ago.

It seems you girls are having luck with the folic acid. I will continue to use what the holistic doctor has instructed, but I will not go back to her. It was too expensive and she charged alot for the medicine.

I will continue to update all of you on my progress.

Thanks
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jewelscando
post Nov 27 2006, 10:54 PM
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Ok guys, I'm using B-6 and Folic Acid, and the smell is gone. All I smell now is the vitamins.

Doesn't mean it's going to last, but who knows.

Also, a quick survey here. Smoker or Not? And if so, for how long, and when did you get B.V. compared to when you started smoking. Here's Mine:

38 yrs old (This Saturday!!)
Smoker
7 yrs
B.V. 3 yrs after smoking
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