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post May 16 2008, 12:13 PM
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QUOTE(AMERIA @ May 16 2008, 05:54 AM) *
Hello All,

I am new to this forum. I don’t have BV however, I have another issue that maybe someone can help me with. Whenever I eat fish (it maybe other foods) shortly afterwards my vagina smells like fish.

I don’t recall always having this issue. It’s so embarrassing because I try to use panty liners and showers to camouflage the scent however nothing works. Currently, I have a female partner so I don’t think it’s brought on by sex.

I have mentioned this to several doctors in the past and they all acted as if I was crazy. Recently, I changed doctors and he knew exactly what I was referring to. He suggested that I try Mayfield Nurture Milk or take probotics. I take probotics daily, along with folic acid, and B-Complex; however I don’t think this is working.

Can anyone give me any suggestions? sad.gif
Also what is TTO?

Thanks For Your Help!


Yeah, I understand what you are saying. Sometimes when I eat garlic the same thing happens. I don't know why that happens. I've heard many times that what you eat can affect the way you taste but I never hear to much about what you eat can affect the way you smell. I think things like fish, garlic, or anything strong will do that.
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post May 15 2008, 10:37 PM
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Hello All,

I am new to this forum. I don’t have BV however, I have another issue that maybe someone can help me with. Whenever I eat fish (it maybe other foods) shortly afterwards my vagina smells like fish.

I don’t recall always having this issue. It’s so embarrassing because I try to use panty liners and showers to camouflage the scent however nothing works. Currently, I have a female partner so I don’t think it’s brought on by sex.

I have mentioned this to several doctors in the past and they all acted as if I was crazy. Recently, I changed doctors and he knew exactly what I was referring to. He suggested that I try Mayfield Nurture Milk or take probotics. I take probotics daily, along with folic acid, and B-Complex; however I don’t think this is working.

Can anyone give me any suggestions? sad.gif
Also what is TTO?

Thanks For Your Help!
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anaisnin
post May 15 2008, 08:26 PM
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if you have even the tiniest cut tto stings, do not use it when youre going to have sex
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post May 15 2008, 08:13 PM
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QUOTE(anaisnin @ May 15 2008, 02:19 PM) *
maybe its just me, but i think the way regular docs treat bv is a bit scary. they prescribed all of these antibiotics and your body just develops a tolerance and the bacteria gets "smarter".

I totally agree.


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post May 15 2008, 04:26 PM
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Just curious, do any of your partners ever complain about the tea tree oil burning them in any type of way?
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post May 15 2008, 03:02 PM
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maybe its just me, but i think the way regular docs treat bv is a bit scary. they prescribed all of these antibiotics and your body just develops a tolerance and the bacteria gets "smarter"..if someone had told me about acidophilus or tto type methods, i would've never tried those pills..not to mention the side effects.
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post May 15 2008, 02:57 PM
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so so sad,

yeah, this is only my third day of using undiluted caps haha. i can tell it's working better than the douche already. first day it stung like hell though, but for some reason that went away. i would think caps are best b/c you can manually inserted them (they ARE strong) as far back as you need.

ive been on flagyl and god knows what else, this is working better for me so far.
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post May 15 2008, 02:51 PM
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neverending, konphusion26, sciongal!

thanks for your words of encouragement. they do mean A LOT to me. i was so sad last night i didn't know what to do or think. i couldn't even concentrate at work and i asked to go home early today. i'm gonna try and stay strong for my kids, i was thinking if i'm not here who is gonna take care of them. i'm a single mom and i know the dad can't take care of them like i do. my next thing to try is probably metrogel for 7 days + femd. i'm taking 4 femd a day like konphusion26 suggested. i'm thinking about tto caps undiluted for maintanence also. if there are any suggestions please let me know...

thanks again lovely ladies

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post May 15 2008, 02:44 PM
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QUOTE(anaisnin @ May 15 2008, 04:40 PM) *
sometimes i wish i was little again, remember how uncomplicated or bodies/vaginas were? i miss that!

anyways, TTO update.. i'm not trying to get my hopes up too high but I LOVE THIS STUFF. before i was doing a douche but i think filling the capsules undiluted works the best. i definitely feel like the bvs going away, who knows if it'll stay gone though. especially after i get my period unsure.gif



hi anaisnin!


how are you doing the tto? everyday? at night? after sex too? just wondering cause i can't get rid of this crap. i tried tto suppositories after my treatment of flagyl + fem d but the bv is coming back. maybe tto undiluted in caps are better? please let me know!

thanks,

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post May 15 2008, 02:23 PM
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sometimes i wish i was little again, remember how uncomplicated or bodies/vaginas were? i miss that!

anyways, TTO update.. i'm not trying to get my hopes up too high but I LOVE THIS STUFF. before i was doing a douche but i think filling the capsules undiluted works the best. i definitely feel like the bvs going away, who knows if it'll stay gone though. especially after i get my period unsure.gif
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post May 14 2008, 09:12 PM
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QUOTE(sooo sad @ May 15 2008, 02:55 AM) *
hi ladies...

wanting to share my thoughts.....well, i finished my flagyl on 04/25, went to the dr and tested negative for bv, yeast, and trich (affirm test). i was told that i need to go back towards the end of this month for recheck to make sure i'm clear. my discharge is less but it is still there...still about 10%, i still don't have to wear a pantiliner. but this is the weird thing...i had sex (with sylk) about week ago and the next day i felt like there was a bit more discharge than before then when i stuck my finger in to scoop out the discharge(i know...gross) it was clumpy and white. it freaked me out. then the next 2 days no sex and i was feeling a bit better, then last night i had sex again and that discharge came back. i'm soo scared. i almost started crying....don't know what i should do. it seems like i might have to do some kind of maintanence like tto after sex. i know this is TMI but my boyfriend does pre-cum and i don't know if that has anything to do with it. if the bv is back on my next check up i think i'm gonna have to try flagyl vaginal cream. i haven't done that yet but i have tried clindamycin vaginal cream and that didn't work at all. if the flagyl vaginal cream doesn't work i don't know what to do....i feel soooo frustrated and i feel like commiting suicide. sometimes i think to myself..."what kind of woman am i? i can't ever go a day without thinking about my vaginal discharge and smell. i can't even play with my kids without thinking about the itch....i can't even be intimate with the man that i love without worrying about my vagina stinking or if the bv is coming" sorry about the long post but i'm sooo sad right now and i'm crying right now too. damn....what a fuckin' life!!!!!

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post May 14 2008, 08:57 PM
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QUOTE(neverending @ May 14 2008, 10:00 PM) *
They are suppoitories. I'm curious, are you on the Nuvaring?


Yeah i am... only been on it a few weeks though. So we'll see what happens. Can't be much worse than what I've already endured so far. Figure it can only go UP from here right LOL.

Sooo sad, my dear - It will get better. I think we've all been where you are right now. Some of us longer than others. Keep hope though. As frustrating and painful emotionally as this mess is, its not worth giving up all together. You have a forum full of women here going through what you are going through and as sciongal said... we support each other. Gosh that breaks my heart to read your post. I could feel the sadness in your words. Take the fem-d or femflora which ever u prefer, try the tto, and just keep trying until you get results. NEVER GIVE UP.


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post May 14 2008, 07:58 PM
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oh dear... Iknow how you feel...it does become quite consuming, no??? I don't have a partner right now and I am so scared about trying to meet someone and maybe get close. The other night I could swear one of my co-workers was taking a deep inhale while I was standing next to him. I just finished my period and I used TTO suppositories the whole time and actually the post-period smell I usually have was not there...but who knows what next month will bring. sad.gif I actually sometimes wonder how many women have ended it all over this condition. But please don't...we just have to support each other and try to figure out how to manage it and not beat up on ourselves.... hang in there, ok? peace, scion
QUOTE(sooo sad @ May 14 2008, 06:55 PM) *
hi ladies...

wanting to share my thoughts.....well, i finished my flagyl on 04/25, went to the dr and tested negative for bv, yeast, and trich (affirm test). i was told that i need to go back towards the end of this month for recheck to make sure i'm clear. my discharge is less but it is still there...still about 10%, i still don't have to wear a pantiliner. but this is the weird thing...i had sex (with sylk) about week ago and the next day i felt like there was a bit more discharge than before then when i stuck my finger in to scoop out the discharge(i know...gross) it was clumpy and white. it freaked me out. then the next 2 days no sex and i was feeling a bit better, then last night i had sex again and that discharge came back. i'm soo scared. i almost started crying....don't know what i should do. it seems like i might have to do some kind of maintanence like tto after sex. i know this is TMI but my boyfriend does pre-cum and i don't know if that has anything to do with it. if the bv is back on my next check up i think i'm gonna have to try flagyl vaginal cream. i haven't done that yet but i have tried clindamycin vaginal cream and that didn't work at all. if the flagyl vaginal cream doesn't work i don't know what to do....i feel soooo frustrated and i feel like commiting suicide. sometimes i think to myself..."what kind of woman am i? i can't ever go a day without thinking about my vaginal discharge and smell. i can't even play with my kids without thinking about the itch....i can't even be intimate with the man that i love without worrying about my vagina stinking or if the bv is coming" sorry about the long post but i'm sooo sad right now and i'm crying right now too. damn....what a fuckin' life!!!!!

sooo sad

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post May 14 2008, 07:43 PM
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QUOTE(konphusion26 @ May 14 2008, 10:11 PM) *
HEY SOOO SAD!! To tell the truth, kinda both but more maintenance I guess. honestly, sex is so few and far in between because of all crap thats constantly going on with my vag- when I am lucky enough to have a roll in the sheets, I try to insert 1 boric acid capsule the next day or two just to counteract any beasties... I notice that when I don't do that, I get RAGING yeast infections like the last 2 I've had. They've been so bad lately, the over the counter stuff just does nothing.
Lori, hunny I tell ya - $50 is a big one when you're unemployed. There's a $15 mail in rebate, but I gotta wait for it. Thank God for that stimulus check!!!!! My lil lady doc is wonderful though. She just doesnt know what the hell to do for me except keep giving me meds LOL I have been to so many dang doctors and they want to run a million tests and write an Rx for everything.

Neverending... is the estriol in pills or suppositories. I dont think I need it now cuz I'm on bc. Seems to be working pretty well.


They are suppoitories. I'm curious, are you on the Nuvaring?
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post May 14 2008, 07:40 PM
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QUOTE(shine @ May 14 2008, 05:47 PM) *
Hello Ladies-

I need a little clarification. For BV, do the Boric Acid capsules work better or the TTO capsules? I read on one post that the boric acid only helps yeast and not bv. I need help with the bv, and don't want to use the boric acid capsules if they are not going to help. All comments are appreciated.



shine

i've done research and boric acid is targeted more towards yeast and i also read that tto can cure bv and it also kills the bad bacteria and not the good bacteria.

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post May 14 2008, 07:38 PM
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hi ladies...

wanting to share my thoughts.....well, i finished my flagyl on 04/25, went to the dr and tested negative for bv, yeast, and trich (affirm test). i was told that i need to go back towards the end of this month for recheck to make sure i'm clear. my discharge is less but it is still there...still about 10%, i still don't have to wear a pantiliner. but this is the weird thing...i had sex (with sylk) about week ago and the next day i felt like there was a bit more discharge than before then when i stuck my finger in to scoop out the discharge(i know...gross) it was clumpy and white. it freaked me out. then the next 2 days no sex and i was feeling a bit better, then last night i had sex again and that discharge came back. i'm soo scared. i almost started crying....don't know what i should do. it seems like i might have to do some kind of maintanence like tto after sex. i know this is TMI but my boyfriend does pre-cum and i don't know if that has anything to do with it. if the bv is back on my next check up i think i'm gonna have to try flagyl vaginal cream. i haven't done that yet but i have tried clindamycin vaginal cream and that didn't work at all. if the flagyl vaginal cream doesn't work i don't know what to do....i feel soooo frustrated and i feel like commiting suicide. sometimes i think to myself..."what kind of woman am i? i can't ever go a day without thinking about my vaginal discharge and smell. i can't even play with my kids without thinking about the itch....i can't even be intimate with the man that i love without worrying about my vagina stinking or if the bv is coming" sorry about the long post but i'm sooo sad right now and i'm crying right now too. damn....what a fuckin' life!!!!!

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Hello Ladies-

I need a little clarification. For BV, do the Boric Acid capsules work better or the TTO capsules? I read on one post that the boric acid only helps yeast and not bv. I need help with the bv, and don't want to use the boric acid capsules if they are not going to help. All comments are appreciated.
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post May 14 2008, 02:54 PM
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QUOTE(sooo sad @ May 14 2008, 01:58 PM) *
hey konphusion26!

are you doing anything for maintenence? or after sex?

thanks in advance!!!

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HEY SOOO SAD!! To tell the truth, kinda both but more maintenance I guess. honestly, sex is so few and far in between because of all crap thats constantly going on with my vag- when I am lucky enough to have a roll in the sheets, I try to insert 1 boric acid capsule the next day or two just to counteract any beasties... I notice that when I don't do that, I get RAGING yeast infections like the last 2 I've had. They've been so bad lately, the over the counter stuff just does nothing.

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I'm pretty curious about the effect of Fem-D on yeast, too. Maybe it doesn't cure a full-blown yeast infection, but still helps prevent it?

Just like with needing a prescription to get rid of the BV first, you probably need to tackle the yeast before Fem-D can do its thing. ($50 though? Yeesh.)

Lesson to be learned ladies, do not try to self diagnose.

This really cannot be said often enough.

First of all, I really know that doctors can just suck sometimes. I had BV, and it went undiagnosed for THREE fucking years. I went to so many doctors and was examined so many times, and all they kept doing was testing me for every STD that ever existed. I have no idea why they were so stupid, but there you go.


Lori, hunny I tell ya - $50 is a big one when you're unemployed. There's a $15 mail in rebate, but I gotta wait for it. Thank God for that stimulus check!!!!! My lil lady doc is wonderful though. She just doesnt know what the hell to do for me except keep giving me meds LOL I have been to so many dang doctors and they want to run a million tests and write an Rx for everything.

Neverending... is the estriol in pills or suppositories. I dont think I need it now cuz I'm on bc. Seems to be working pretty well.


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post May 14 2008, 01:30 PM
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QUOTE(anaisnin @ May 14 2008, 06:19 PM) *
gah just as i started getting into the tto i think im getting my period ohmy.gif that means no more tto and i guess i'll avoid using tampons too, i hate that

do you need a prescrip for estroil???


Have you heard of the Diva Cup? I've been using my Diva Cup for 3 1/2 years and I love it. You won't even have to buy any tampons which helps save money.I do use panty liners though. Just in case the Diva Cup slips out of place but it's really no big mess. Think about it. As far as the estoril, I bought them off the internet but you can get them from a doctor IF he/she thinks you need them. My doc didn't think I needed them so I bought them off the internet.
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post May 14 2008, 11:54 AM
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QUOTE(konphusion26 @ May 14 2008, 10:04 AM) *
Those acidophilus things don't seem to be working on my yeast though. Which is confusing, I thought it would work on that too. I really thought that what i was smelling and seeing was BV cuz it had all the classic signs and symptoms of bv beast; however it was not! The medicine the doc prescribed -Gynazole 1- for one dose lasting 7 days would probably knock that out, but its $50 with my insurance huh.gif Geez. I'm thinkin about just breaking down and getting it; most likely I could have been done with this mess 2 wks ago.

I'm pretty curious about the effect of Fem-D on yeast, too. Maybe it doesn't cure a full-blown yeast infection, but still helps prevent it?

Just like with needing a prescription to get rid of the BV first, you probably need to tackle the yeast before Fem-D can do its thing. ($50 though? Yeesh.)

QUOTE(konphusion26 @ May 14 2008, 10:04 AM) *
Lesson to be learned ladies, do not try to self diagnose. You may be wrong like I was. Try the health department as an alternative if you can't afford to go to your regular gyn or primary care doc.

This really cannot be said often enough.

First of all, I really know that doctors can just suck sometimes. I had BV, and it went undiagnosed for THREE fucking years. I went to so many doctors and was examined so many times, and all they kept doing was testing me for every STD that ever existed. I have no idea why they were so stupid, but there you go.

So I really really know that doctors do not always know what they're talking about. And I know some of you have experienced similar things, so you don't trust them. So self-knowledge and research is important. But a doctor should be involved somewhere in your treatment. Relying only on self-diagnose and self-treatment is not the way to go.


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