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arj75
post Jun 24 2007, 12:01 PM
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Hello everyone!

I realize that ths is BV site, but since we were discussing hormones, breast lumps, and breast cancer and so forth...I wanted to mention something that I had posted earlier regarding aluminum zirconium ( in deodorant) (according to research...this was at one time linked to breast cancer.... However, after day seven of my insomnia, I usually collaspe from exhaustion, but a new broadcast woke me from sleep... claiming that researchers are now revoking this link to breast cancer....(I don't think I was dreaming..I think I heard this..who knows..) maybe the Secret deodorant company paid them off to say this..lol (I'm just teasing..) Are researchers researching our research? LOL.

Also, I wanted to thank Lori for all the time and work she has spent on "the blog", pretty soon her blog will need a mini blog. lol I wish we had a payroll department here.

But may I please keep my "Yeast monster" around for awhile? Please? At least on a short leash?) lol I just wanted to quote this information from the V-book...

Our pal Lizzy says....p 203...(I'm just listing her last statement.) The vast majority of medical practitioners, however, roundly dispute such connections, although good studies have not been done...... (Regarding cause or effect of yeast being cause of disease)

The popcorn smell..lol....my sister says her snatch smells like onions after eating them... we smell like what we eat?? lol
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post Jun 23 2007, 05:25 PM
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QUOTE(sassy @ Jun 23 2007, 07:34 PM) *
ilovehim: Mine smells like popcorn, too. Isn't that weird?


Mine, too! And if I take a peppermint-oil capsule for my stomach, I smell like eucalyptus a few hours later.
Bizarre.

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post Jun 23 2007, 05:17 PM
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ilovehim: Mine smells like popcorn, too. Isn't that weird?
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post Jun 23 2007, 04:39 PM
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QUOTE(Morphia @ Jun 23 2007, 01:26 AM) *
Well, girls. I jinxed myself indeed. I was having my daily look-see today when I propped my leg up on the counter, positioned the mirror and got a faint whiff of something rotten. Its still strange though, because when I smell the discharge on my finger it has virtually no odor. It actually smells faintly of raw potatoes. But the smell emanating from my vagina smells rotten. Does anyone else here experience this???



My odor changes all the time. I noticed that I never have a constant smell. It ranges from Fish, trash, shit, a buttery smell (like pop-corn), cake, pizza, cheesy, creamy....and so on and so fourth. The worst are the first three.



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post Jun 23 2007, 04:34 PM
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QUOTE(lori @ Jun 23 2007, 04:27 AM) *
FYI - Most BV sites I've read says that tampons are bad for BV-patients, because it keeps the bacteria and high-pH blood in your vagina longer (which is why I switched to pads), but The V Book says that tampons are okay. Just make sure you don't use the kind that's too absorbent - e.g., the super-size for a light flow, etc. - because that can cause vaginal ulcers.

In fact, Dr. Stewart says that women who use pads end up with more rectal germs in their vagina because the pad rubs back and forth. But she doesn't recommend against using pads, either.

Anyway, according to her, thumbs up on tampons.


thanks for letting me know that... That's a relief, atleast I won't have to deal with the horrid stench anymore. (I hope) laugh.gif


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post Jun 23 2007, 06:32 AM
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I use tampons...but I switched to the non-scented kind.
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post Jun 23 2007, 03:10 AM
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QUOTE(ilovehim @ Jun 22 2007, 01:12 PM) *
I use pads, but soon will start using tampons....cause of the "rag" smell.

FYI - Most BV sites I've read says that tampons are bad for BV-patients, because it keeps the bacteria and high-pH blood in your vagina longer (which is why I switched to pads), but The V Book says that tampons are okay. Just make sure you don't use the kind that's too absorbent - e.g., the super-size for a light flow, etc. - because that can cause vaginal ulcers.

In fact, Dr. Stewart says that women who use pads end up with more rectal germs in their vagina because the pad rubs back and forth. But she doesn't recommend against using pads, either.

Anyway, according to her, thumbs up on tampons.


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post Jun 23 2007, 12:09 AM
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Well, girls. I jinxed myself indeed. I was having my daily look-see today when I propped my leg up on the counter, positioned the mirror and got a faint whiff of something rotten. Its still strange though, because when I smell the discharge on my finger it has virtually no odor. It actually smells faintly of raw potatoes. But the smell emanating from my vagina smells rotten. Does anyone else here experience this???
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post Jun 22 2007, 05:19 PM
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You are too funny! The rag smell..........HAHAHAHAHA smile.gif
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post Jun 22 2007, 01:55 PM
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I use pads, but soon will start using tampons....cause of the "rag" smell.


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post Jun 22 2007, 01:12 PM
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Morphia: I have PCOS. I took LO/OVRAL (birth control). sad.gif
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Morphia
post Jun 22 2007, 12:36 PM
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Well, I got back from seeing my internal medicine doctor (I've been sick for a very long time) and they found that I have a high testosterone level. So, she's going to refer me to an endocrinologist to check my ovaries and adrenals. I hope its not PCOS...

But even if I do have PCOS, it still doesn't explain all of these awful symptoms I've been having.
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post Jun 22 2007, 10:43 AM
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QUOTE(phobia @ Jun 22 2007, 07:44 AM) *
Morphia -- do you have health insurance? Depending on what plan you have, you may not need a referral, and can just call them up and have them find you someone. The plan I have right now doesn't require physician referrals, which is nice. Be advised though that a lot of specialists will have long waiting lists. When I was first diagnosed with my thyroid problem, it probably took me three months to see an endocrinologist, so good luck!


I called up a hospital in my area, and they have a clinic that is affiliated with them - across the street from the hospital - and I was able to make an appointment to see an endocrine doctor there. I had to wait a long time though. Two months. And they didn't need a referral either. But they allowed me to pay cash, and I will pay cash as well for all the blood work they did for me.. when I get the bill in the mail. They're not charging me that much.

Will let everyone know what the lab results are later when I get them.
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arj75
post Jun 22 2007, 06:32 AM
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Speaking of PH, (I have many phobia's lol) My water at my apartment measures 7.7?? Maybe my ph strips are inaccurate.
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arj75
post Jun 22 2007, 05:41 AM
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[quote name='phobia' date='Jun 22 2007, 06:44 AM' post='158495']
Thanks for the info arj75! I'd just say that a pH of 7 isn't alkaline, it's neutral. The pH scale goes from 1 to 14, with acids below 7 and bases (alkalines) above 7. So your vagina is more alkaline than before, but it's not alkaline on an absolute scale.

Yes, you are right, (sorry I'm on day 5 without any sleep. lol) 7 is neutral. But hell, I don't even want to see seven..lol

Morphia, something else to consider when choosing a doctor...just an idea. You know "that practice makes perfect"...I kinda look at this the same way as to when choosing a doctor, I found out that the doctor that will be doing my colpo....graduated top of his class, and is old as hell. lol

Some women prefer to see females, I understand that, I doesn't make a difference to me.....

I pushed my colpo back for two weeks sad.gif , afraid to get one done being that this is the first month, and record of consecutive days without bv returning. (Two years) I just really want to enjoy this for a couple more weeks. lol

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post Jun 22 2007, 05:27 AM
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Thanks for the info arj75! I'd just say that a pH of 7 isn't alkaline, it's neutral. The pH scale goes from 1 to 14, with acids below 7 and bases (alkalines) above 7. So your vagina is more alkaline than before, but it's not alkaline on an absolute scale.

I'm on day four of the Yeast Arrest, and I've already noticed a decrease in the external itchiness, especially when I'm trying to fall asleep. I don't know if it's psychosomatic or what, but I don't care -- any relief is good, right? I've also noticed, not to get too icky and TMI (but then, this is a thread about BV, so I'm sure this isn't the ickiest thing!), that when I insert the capsules, when I pull my finger out, it no longer looks like I've got cottage cheese on my finger. I view this as a positive step biggrin.gif As far as odor goes, I've had so many weird ones it's a relief to just smell vaguely of herbs!! Although, I think the Yeast Arrest instructions could warn you that your discharge will be GREEN for a little while! Hahah....

Anyway, thanks sooooo much for the tip on Yeast Arrest again my darling Busties! I'm also going to steal anitsirhc's idea of using the Yeast Arrest after sex; I've defintitely noticed more itchiness after sex, so thanks for the idea.

Morphia -- do you have health insurance? Depending on what plan you have, you may not need a referral, and can just call them up and have them find you someone. The plan I have right now doesn't require physician referrals, which is nice. Be advised though that a lot of specialists will have long waiting lists. When I was first diagnosed with my thyroid problem, it probably took me three months to see an endocrinologist, so good luck!
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post Jun 21 2007, 10:26 PM
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Hello everyone,

I just wanted to list an article from the V-book (Dr. Elizabeth G. Stewart..she's talking about how are vagina's bacteria's are kept in check.... Maybe a lot of you already know this, but not all of us, and I think this will us help greatly for knowing when to prepare for the battle...

The yeast arrest sounds great by the way, I have ordered it for back-up plan 4,356 lol
(Elizabeth says......
"The type and number of bacteria that live in the vagina are governed by many different factors. These range from the presence of sperm or antibotics to such things as douching, immunosuppression caused by drugs to treat diseases, (and my logical assumption, street drugs, ciggs) surgery. Diseases such as HIV, diabetes, and cancer may influence vaginal bacteria.

Probably, the most important factor, however, is hormonal. Hormonal levels change throughout your menstrual cycle. The vaginal lining also varies considerably during the menstrual cycle. Cells lining the vagina multiply under the influence of estrogen but then become inactive at midcycle, when estrogen levels fall and progesterone dominates. At mid-cycle the lining is thick and rich in glycogen content; the top layers are shed during the second half of the cycle, resulting in a much thinner lining. Then the cycle begins again.
Vaginal ph varies a lot during the cycle too. At the start of menstrual flow, the ph is already increased, peaking at around 7 (alkaline). The ph then drops sharply to between 4.0 and 4.5 over the next three days and remains constant until day 21, although it may rise slightly with ovulation.


I also wanted to mention something in regards to how long our bodies can take to recover from illness (which effects everything in our bodies pretty much lol) It takes your body one full year (on average) to recover from mono. I'm not sure how long it takes for things such as colds, flu, and whatever else. It's just something to keep in mind when your getting discourged...

Things are looking up in here, that's for sure. Morphia-things will get better for you...just be patient..I know it's hard. Are you taking probotics?
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post Jun 21 2007, 07:29 PM
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I'm so glad the Yeast Arrest is working for you all!!! HOWEVER...I'M SO PISSED THAT I CAN'T USE IT!!! HAHAHA!!

Everyone keep in mind...if you get a rash on your forehead, arms, legs...after using the yeast arrest..you MIGHT be having an alergic reaction...... I did... sad.gif

Flagyl vaginally is still working for me...Glad to see WE ARE FINALLY GETTING SOME RESULTS!!!! Morphia...I'm so sorry things suck for you!!! DON'T YOU WISH THERE WAS SOMETHING LIKE VAGINAL REPLACEMENT PLASTIC SURGERY!!! HAHAHAHAHAH!!!! If only we were so lucky!!!
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post Jun 21 2007, 05:29 PM
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Does anyone here know how to go about finding specialists in your area? I'm asking just in case my doctor's don't know of anyone to refer me too. And I won't be surprised if they don't. :-\
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post Jun 21 2007, 09:40 AM
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QUOTE(anitsirhc @ Jun 21 2007, 09:59 AM) *
hey ladies. i finished my last dose of yeast arrest monday night. the yeast arrest stopped coming out of me sometime on tuesday. it's now thursday and i have absolutely no discharge and no smell. i'm 100% dry, no need for a pantyliner!!! i feel great. i just have to hope it stays like this. this is what i did:

i used yeast arrest twice a day, every day for 4 weeks. (i just bought 4 jars of it and used all of them since 1 jar lasts 1 week.) i took fem-dophilus at the beginning of using the yeast arrest, i took 2 a day for about 2 weeks. when i ran out i didn't buy anymore but i think that i will now since i'm not taking yeast arrest anymore. now that i am done taking the yeast arrest every day i am going to be using it after sex and for 4 days every month when i have my period. (i'm not sure if it's twice a day or once a day, it's on the instructions though.) i will do that for 4 months. i don't know how long i'll use it after sex, right now i want to say forever because i don't want to take the chance of it coming back but maybe one day i won't have to do that. i hope i stay bv free!! i am right now and i feel so relieved.

i hope everyone keeps trying to find what works for them. just keep trying different things and eventually you will find what works for you. i know it's frustrating and discouraging, especially when something doesn't work, but you will find what works for you if you just don't give up. thanks bv girl for suggesting the yeast arrest. smile.gif


Hello.I am so glad for you.. laugh.gif I am happy that you are responding great to the yeast arrest. I too am happy because I have been bv free since using the yeast arrest. I appreciate the thank you but actually if it were not for this board and all the valuable product and information from all of you on here I would not have known about the yeast arrest. For all who are trying to find a product to help them with bv.. Maybe yeast arrest may help...KEEP ON RESEARCHING(TRIAL AND ERROR) YOU WILL FIND SOME RELIEF..


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