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post Mar 26 2008, 03:37 PM
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Alright so I am new and I have read some of these posts.
For me I dind't get BV til I lost my virginity and it has been hard dealing with it since then. I tried antibiotics. Metronidazole the inserts and the pills and my it got to the point where my doctor was having me come in ever few weeks for a pap because they won't just give you meds. So I would take the meds and then get rid of it for a little bit but it would come right back. It hasn't been so bad here lately, but I think it's because I stopped using anything but regular water. I even get it sometimes after using my toy that is washed and cleaned. i used to get it from condoms and sometimes even after my boyfriend would wash his hands. Like I was allergic to my own 'wetness' or something. Eventually my doctor just ruled me off as a lost cause. I heard that folic acid is good. I actually bought it to help my hair growth. Then someone told me to use the green dove soap the cool moisture. She said that ever since thne she has no smell and no problems. But I'm terrified cuase I know usually soap makes it worse. I sleep naked, I don't imediately put underwear on after I shower I let it dry out. I dont' even know. I'm terrified of it really. I don't know what guys will think. It's devestating to be in college and tyring to meet men and have this. i ahvem't been with hardly anyone yet my friend has been wit 28 freakin people and she looks at me like I'm crazy. Making it up. I lost my virginity and with it came the BV, Chlamydia and HPV. Nice present right. Sometimes now I'll go a few days without the smell and sometimes I can smell it on my panties. it just seems to depend. I'm not necessarily complianing cause it's so much better than it used to be, but if I can eliminate it at all I would be thrilled! Please people answer me back! Thanks
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post Mar 26 2008, 01:21 PM
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HAHAHAHAHAHAHA I knew excactly what you were talking about cause I still work out to her and her sayings never change. laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif There's another one with rest you'll rust or something like that...having a brain fart. ohmy.gif



QUOTE(SpRiNkLeS @ Mar 26 2008, 02:05 AM) *
I shall start out by welcoming the new girls: Shyedna, Shashasha, Jessica80. Hi girlies!!!!!! We must, we must, we must expand the BUST!! Heh, ok sorry. That was weird, I know. It just came to me though, actually originally I got it stuck in my head from a Denise Austin weight workout I did as a teenager. She actually meant to work out your pecs through weights to create the illusion of a bigger bust. Heh….................ok I see I lost you there. I got a weird sense of humor, this we all know.

So anyway ladies, I was at the store the other day and heck yeah! Guess what I found? Tea Tree oil SUPPOSITORIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Dang I was like almost dancing I was ecstatic that I found these puppies! So anyway the downfall: EXPENSIVE! You only get a package of 6 suppositories for 10 bucks. Oh and that’s not the worst part, the instructions say to use them twice a day. So that’s like over $20 a week!! Ummmmmmmmmmmmmmm, so yeah I’m not made of money here, not to mention I got a kid to support. I told myself I would only use them at night but today I caved and used one in the morning and damn it’s so cool. I think I might have just gotten myself hooked on this crap…..which still smells like shit. Not actual poop but you know what I mean. It’s amazingly strong but whatever, it is way better than any of the BV odors so I shouldn’t complain.

I might just consider Jewelscando’s method of buying 00 gel caps and filling them with tea tree oil straight from the bottle, diluting it of course. All I know is no more douching for me! Anyone out there who might be thinking about douching I plead with you to maybe think of another alternative. Lori mentioned it actually like ruins the balance of the vagina to make the BV worse and for me, well this DEFINITELY happened. I had a salt and vinegar slight odor going for the longest time but NOPE. I was still unhappy so I douched and now I’m stuck with weird whiffs periodically throughout the day. Oh how I wouldn’t mind my old faint salt and vinegar back!!!!!!!!!!!!! My vagina smelt like I stuck a salt shaker down there but that’s friggin better than whiffs of poop!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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post Mar 26 2008, 01:17 PM
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Femdophilus by Jarrow on iHerb.com

QUOTE(Jessica80 @ Mar 26 2008, 12:27 PM) *
Hi Ladies,
So im looking for Fem D, but a ton of things come up. Whats the actual name and the fastest shipping web-site?

Thanks!
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post Mar 26 2008, 11:10 AM
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Hi Ladies,
So im looking for Fem D, but a ton of things come up. Whats the actual name and the fastest shipping web-site?

Thanks!
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post Mar 26 2008, 09:18 AM
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Hi ladies, I'm a newbie here and thank GOD I found this sight. I was on my way to a nervous breakdown Sunday night because the funk had come back. I guess I'm blessed because I only get it when my period comes on and once I take flaygl (sp) it's gone until the next month. I don't have to do anything in between my periods. Either way I'm sick of smelling like hot garbage. So anyTway, Sat. everthing was smelling good down there and then Sun. wham hot garbage. I told my husband I was sick of this and just sat on the bed with my head in my hands. Stayed out of work Monday and started looking on the net and found this sight. I was so excited. Went to my compound drug store to get the boric acid. He didn't want to sell it to me because he said it was dangerous, but he makes a boric acid compound which is his best selling compound, but you need a prescription. Anywho, I called my dr. the receptionest said that I couldn't be sure that I had BV and she didn't think the dr. would call in the prescription. I told her I know I have BV, I get it every month and that I come to their office every month for it and that all they wanted was my $25.00 copay and that I'm on my period, but if he wanted to take the chance of giving me an exam then that's fine with me. Needless, to say he called in my prescription, not for the boric acid like I asked, but for the flaygl(sp). Luckily, I order the Fem-D that everybody has been talking about from iherb yesterday and they shipped it yesterday also. So hopefully, I'll be good to go. I order the yeast arrest, tea tree suppositories and the P Reutueri(sp) stuff also just in case the Fem D didn't work I wanted to be prepared while I had the $$$. I've been talking about this site since I found it. My best friend said she's heard more about what's going on with my coochie then she would like to, but she was happy I found women just like me that can understand and help me.
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post Mar 26 2008, 01:34 AM
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Welcome new sufferers of BV!

Anyways I've been checking here and there since my odor disappeared from taking Fem D. for a couple of days.

news update though... I had my period last week and it smelled yucky, but we all know period never smells great or anything.... BUT it ended two days ago and my u kno what started to smell like "THAT smell" (that we are all too familiar with) again and i freaked out. So I took a FemD like an hour ago and the smell is gone *phew*

Here is what I'm worried about...
1. Is it gonna flare up EVERY month when i get my period?
2. When Does Fem D expire? because I don't use it daily
3. I'm worried about buying it on iherb because it says it loses effectiveness EVEN if it comes packaged with ice or whatever. I mean if its that expensive I rather get it at its highest potency
4. ANNND if I don't take it everyday doesn't that mean each day its sittin in the refrigerator its getting weaker and weaker? because they are live strains of "good bacteria"...?

Anyways if anyone could help with those that would be great.,,. or even if you are taking FemD what you think?
Lastly...what is this tree oil suppository thingy you guys talk keep about? and does it work?
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post Mar 26 2008, 12:48 AM
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I shall start out by welcoming the new girls: Shyedna, Shashasha, Jessica80. Hi girlies!!!!!! We must, we must, we must expand the BUST!! Heh, ok sorry. That was weird, I know. It just came to me though, actually originally I got it stuck in my head from a Denise Austin weight workout I did as a teenager. She actually meant to work out your pecs through weights to create the illusion of a bigger bust. Heh….................ok I see I lost you there. I got a weird sense of humor, this we all know.

So anyway ladies, I was at the store the other day and heck yeah! Guess what I found? Tea Tree oil SUPPOSITORIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Dang I was like almost dancing I was ecstatic that I found these puppies! So anyway the downfall: EXPENSIVE! You only get a package of 6 suppositories for 10 bucks. Oh and that’s not the worst part, the instructions say to use them twice a day. So that’s like over $20 a week!! Ummmmmmmmmmmmmmm, so yeah I’m not made of money here, not to mention I got a kid to support. I told myself I would only use them at night but today I caved and used one in the morning and damn it’s so cool. I think I might have just gotten myself hooked on this crap…..which still smells like shit. Not actual poop but you know what I mean. It’s amazingly strong but whatever, it is way better than any of the BV odors so I shouldn’t complain.

I might just consider Jewelscando’s method of buying 00 gel caps and filling them with tea tree oil straight from the bottle, diluting it of course. All I know is no more douching for me! Anyone out there who might be thinking about douching I plead with you to maybe think of another alternative. Lori mentioned it actually like ruins the balance of the vagina to make the BV worse and for me, well this DEFINITELY happened. I had a salt and vinegar slight odor going for the longest time but NOPE. I was still unhappy so I douched and now I’m stuck with weird whiffs periodically throughout the day. Oh how I wouldn’t mind my old faint salt and vinegar back!!!!!!!!!!!!! My vagina smelt like I stuck a salt shaker down there but that’s friggin better than whiffs of poop!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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post Mar 26 2008, 12:39 AM
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QUOTE(konphusion26 @ Mar 23 2008, 05:23 PM) *
A lil BV humor I was thinking of yesterday when I discovered my beast had returned.

If we could create our own commercials every time we had a flare up, what would they be like??

Mine, I was thinking: Introducing Eau de BV - with an array of scents like - turpen~fish (a light TTO turpentine, with fish extract ), buttermilk, wild onion, poo-poolicious, garlic, boric blues and super funk! Get your sampler pack today. For a limited time only, we're also including flagyl samples at no cost. Dissatisfaction guaranteed!


LOL! Konphusion that was funny!!!! I haven’t laughed about BV in a while. “Why miss, I shall take one bottle of the Eau de Poo-Poolicious and one in SuperFunk please.” *hands it over* “Well you know what, I feel spontaneous tonight. Go ahead and give me a flagyl sample too!” Hehe. Well you know what, Konphusion? We got some twin telepathy going on here because last weekend I so had a similar thought!! Except mine was a little different. You see I was cleaning out one of my son’s baby bottles that I found hidden under the bed and when I went to the kitchen sink to clean it out…………DAMN! Nasty smelling with curdles and junk. Anyway it finally hit me that DUH! This is the smell I very rarely get but can never put my finger on. So then I realized it was my actual seventh smell that I am able to define. So having seven actual definable smells made me think of the “Seven wonders of the world” only I would write it as “The seven wonder smells of a BV infected vagina” or something like that. There would be a display and you can come and discover the wonders of the BV smells by sniffing the seven samples. Hehehe. Anyway you just named seven actual smells yourself. Mine differ a bit but damn girl, we are so cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! tongue.gif
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post Mar 25 2008, 05:32 PM
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jessica80... i did order some femanol back at the start of all this a year ago. i did see results and i saw them very quickly i was truly amazed at how fast it was working. i would say in like 4 days or maybe 5 my issues had gone away. i was feeling so great that i had found the answer. then i had sex and all the symptoms came back and they were really yucky. i kept taking the femanol twice a day, alot of times even three times thinking it would clear up, but it never did. i was never able the get the same results that i did righ at first. plus i dont remember how much i spent but i want to say it was like 70 with shipping. i really liked the idea of the femanol that is was probiotics and the theory of how it worked made perfect sense. i would also much rather take something orally and fix the problem from the inside than put stuff in places it doesn't belong. so back to the point all that i read about femanol before i took it sounded great. but it didn't work. there is another probiotic out there called fem dophilus all the ladies talk about it here. it is supossed to do the same thing except i think it works better. i have not used it yet my self but it is in fact in the mail. i think the main difference is the strains of bacteria in it are different. i think in famanol its like the same as yogurt or the same as should be in you intestines. fem d is specifically the strains found in the vag. aparenty that makes a big difference in the sucess rate. plus it is a ton cheaper. again i can't speak for fem d for my self just yet but if you like the idea of how femanol is supossed to work you should at least do some research on the fem d.
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post Mar 25 2008, 03:01 PM
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QUOTE(Jessica80 @ Mar 25 2008, 08:27 PM) *
Hello everyone.
Im new to this whole blog thing.
Im not really sure how to post a comment so hopefully im doing it right...
I just bought Femanol a week ago and have seen no results yet, does anyone have any comments or advise?

Thank you!!!

-Jess



Hey Jessica80! I don't think a week is enough time to see results. I say give it another week or two, then tell us if it helped or not. I know you want results now but these things take time hun. When I did the estroil, I didn't think it helped and I wanted to give up after the first week, but I stuck with it and I have not had BV in a loooooonnnnnngggggg time. Hope this helps! Oh, and welcome to the board.
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post Mar 25 2008, 01:10 PM
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Hello everyone.
Im new to this whole blog thing.
Im not really sure how to post a comment so hopefully im doing it right...
I just bought Femanol a week ago and have seen no results yet, does anyone have any comments or advise?

Thank you!!!

-Jess
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post Mar 25 2008, 12:26 PM
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QUOTE(konphusion26 @ Mar 23 2008, 05:23 PM) *
A lil BV humor I was thinking of yesterday when I discovered my beast had returned.

If we could create our own commercials every time we had a flare up, what would they be like??

Mine, I was thinking: Introducing Eau de BV - with an array of scents like - turpen~fish (a light TTO turpentine, with fish extract ), buttermilk, wild onion, poo-poolicious, garlic, boric blues and super funk! Get your sampler pack today. For a limited time only, we're also including flagyl samples at no cost. Dissatisfaction guaranteed!


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post Mar 25 2008, 11:07 AM
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OMG I just got back from Whole Food since I'm down to one pill and it's $7.00 more!!!!!!! If anyone plans to buy the Fem D please go to iHerb!!!! It's worth the three day wait. I forgot who referred them but THANKS!!!

Not sure but I think I'm ok, not a 100% but I think I need more time. I would like to use something vaginally too any suggestions?
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post Mar 24 2008, 10:05 PM
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ok i ordered it. i'm tired of running around town. i will let ya'll know what happens. i really have high hopes and i dont know what i will do next it this doesn't work. again i dont have really extreme symptoms just annoying stubborn ones. i think if it could help anyone i'm it.
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JJ27
post Mar 24 2008, 01:01 PM
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Hi Kristen,

I would call first but I too had no luck and ordered the Fem D from Iherb and received it within three days. The Fem D should be in the refrigerated section. Hope this helps. wink.gif





QUOTE(kristen @ Mar 23 2008, 03:12 PM) *
i just got back from whole foods. no fem d!!! i found where it should be there were alot of other jarrow probiotics but no fem d. there was an empty spot that said temporarily out of stock but there was no label there saying what the product was. so i drove 20 minutes to get there and wasted 6 bucks on toll booths and no fem d. i'm so mad i can't seem to find the stuff anywhere. i found on the internet that the vitamin shoppe has it so i went there the other day since its right by my house and none there either i'm so frustrated. i dont know why i dont want to order it i just dont. and yes hell is already breaking loose with my vag after lasts nights little romp. sad.gif

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post Mar 24 2008, 11:28 AM
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QUOTE(lisabon @ Mar 23 2008, 09:04 PM) *
Hi all

I had read on here about taking Vit B6 if your BV was hormone related. Took it for 2 weeks with no results. Such a let down. Anyways, decided to give the Fem D a try. Been taking 2 tablets per day now for the last two weeks. My BV hasn't gone away but it's not as bad as it was before, specifically the discharge. Although great, I was hoping for the thing to go away completely. Anyone know how long after taking the fem D am I suppose to see my desired result, ie no more BV?


Hi Lisabon, I felt the same way when I took the V-B6. When it helped, but didn't work all the way. And felt a bit disapointed when I started taking the Goldenseal, and it helped but not that fantastic. But seems like your BV is not as bad, which is a good thing! What I am doing now to help with my frustrated feelings about all this BV stuff is looking at it a different way. Because so far looks like there isn't a 100% magic bullet cure out there. But if you add up all the little things that we do to help get rid of the BV, it may eventually add up to 100%. (Hopefully.) For example, take the v-b6 may help our condition by 10%. Which seems like nothing. But then add folic acid to your diet. That may help a little, like only 10% too. But then add in the vitamin B Complex, drink more water, get some physical activity, get more rest, take Femdophilus, don't drink as much coffee, drink camomile tea at night... etc. etc. do whatever you need to do to relax and feel more healthy. For all of us it is a bit different. But it all eventually adds up to a much larger number.
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post Mar 24 2008, 04:04 AM
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QUOTE(lisabon @ Mar 23 2008, 09:04 PM) *
Hi all

I had read on here about taking Vit B6 if your BV was hormone related. Took it for 2 weeks with no results. Such a let down. Anyways, decided to give the Fem D a try. Been taking 2 tablets per day now for the last two weeks. My BV hasn't gone away but it's not as bad as it was before, specifically the discharge. Although great, I was hoping for the thing to go away completely. Anyone know how long after taking the fem D am I suppose to see my desired result, ie no more BV?

I ordered a container of 'yeast arrest'. It states on the container that it has 600mg boric acid. I felt more comfortable with the already made suppositories so that's why I got this. If I took this with the fem D, would that help or just make it worse? Someone had mentioned to try taking the Fem D with the oral flagyl but I'm pretty sure I'm allergic to it or something. I took it previously when my gyn prescribed it and the thing made me sick. I pretty much got all the side effect symptoms. The severe cramps (it was HELL), that wierd taste in your mouth, the dizziness, the nausea...etc


Lisa

I have taken the fem d for over a year it has helped but I have had to use other things as well, I also use the Yeast arrest and it has helped CONTROL the symptoms. However the only side effect is that for about 24 hours after using the yeast arrest I have this weird yellow brown mixed with oregeno discharge. The discharge is from the herbs in the yeast arrest so it isn't a bad thing that you see that but I was glad I had a heads up about it before I started using it. I have not found anything that actually cures the BV only helps control the symptoms. I use the yeast arrest everyday to everyother day and I have no smell and no discharge. I have also stayed on folic acid and a B complex even though that alone didn't help me, I went through several rounds of flagyl and clindamycin and within a week after taking them symptoms were back I started the fem d and antibiotics when the MD first told me I had BV I am tired of taking the antibiotics and that is when I found this site my MD had already told me about boric acid I now have everything to make the caps but am finishing up the yeast arrest first I am hoping the boric acid has the same effect without the herb discharge
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post Mar 23 2008, 07:47 PM
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Hi all

I had read on here about taking Vit B6 if your BV was hormone related. Took it for 2 weeks with no results. Such a let down. Anyways, decided to give the Fem D a try. Been taking 2 tablets per day now for the last two weeks. My BV hasn't gone away but it's not as bad as it was before, specifically the discharge. Although great, I was hoping for the thing to go away completely. Anyone know how long after taking the fem D am I suppose to see my desired result, ie no more BV?

I ordered a container of 'yeast arrest'. It states on the container that it has 600mg boric acid. I felt more comfortable with the already made suppositories so that's why I got this. If I took this with the fem D, would that help or just make it worse? Someone had mentioned to try taking the Fem D with the oral flagyl but I'm pretty sure I'm allergic to it or something. I took it previously when my gyn prescribed it and the thing made me sick. I pretty much got all the side effect symptoms. The severe cramps (it was HELL), that wierd taste in your mouth, the dizziness, the nausea...etc
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post Mar 23 2008, 07:01 PM
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QUOTE(wildflower @ Mar 19 2008, 08:43 PM) *
So I've read through what I could...difficult to devote a lot of time with a 6 month old in the house...and I have a couple questions I guess. It sounds like lori agrees that douching could actually make the condition worse by causing PID. In her blog she notes some suggestions in how to apply HP wihtout douching, but overall doesn't recommend using the treatment. If I only use this for a single 1 week treatment as suggested in the link/study on lori's blog, would it really be problematic? If this is the route that I would take, what is the best application if I choose not to douche?

I like the description of the tea tree oil - an Altoid for the vagina! LOL! That's so true! But after that initial tingle, the benefits seem to be gone...except that it might cover the odor if you have one (I luckily don't). I understand that you want to use this treatment for up to 6 weeks. If it's a treatment that will work for you,...when would you start to experience the benefits? As I posted before, it's only been 2 days and things seem to be worse. I hate to continue if it's a bust.

I'm still unsure which direction to pursue at this point. I don't want to continue with TTO if it's not effective. I'm concerned that allowing the infection to get worse without effective treatment could cause permanent damage.

Again, I don't want to take the Metronidazole because I am breastfeeding and it is a Class C drug. I don't want to expose my son to unnecessary antibiotics.

Last, (I think) Fem D is mentioned often. It appears to be an expensive version of lactobacillus acidolphilus. I currently take Udo's Choice Probiotics which includes LA along with other probiotics. Is FemD really super special or more beneficial for ridding BV?


there was a book that was like the go to book for OB's and Lactation consultants I cannot remember exactly the name but something like ....Dr Hale's Book of Medicines and the Nursing Mother I am pretty sure that is what it is called (sorry it has been about 8-9 years since I worked OB but I know that is what they still use) it is updated ever year and Lactation consultants ALWAYS have it handy it will tell you for sure what you can take while you are nursing if you do not want to invest in the book call local OB floor at hospital and ask to speak with a lactation consultant she will look up whatever drug or herb you are looking for. I am a nurse I have dozens of different drug books but I NEVER let a nursing mommy leave with a script until it is cleared with lactation. The other drug books are not as accurate or do not have enough info about lactation.
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post Mar 23 2008, 04:06 PM
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A lil BV humor I was thinking of yesterday when I discovered my beast had returned.

If we could create our own commercials every time we had a flare up, what would they be like??

Mine, I was thinking: Introducing Eau de BV - with an array of scents like - turpen~fish (a light TTO turpentine, with fish extract ), buttermilk, wild onion, poo-poolicious, garlic, boric blues and super funk! Get your sampler pack today. For a limited time only, we're also including flagyl samples at no cost. Dissatisfaction guaranteed!


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