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jularee
post Mar 4 2008, 12:04 PM
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QUOTE(stressed43 @ Mar 3 2008, 11:52 PM) *
Ok so I've had Bv for a year now and it really does suck. I've taken Flagyl and the odor goes away...but guess what? It comes back! I had to take antibiotics for a root canal (the smell came back mad.gif ). Took flagyl again and the smell went away.

Then I started a new birth control because I usually use it for acne treatment (not contraception) and..two days later..ta da! smell came back. It's haunting me...and I feel pretty much hopeless. I don't think it is my partner anymore because we use condoms or just DONT have sex anymore. And even if it is..we don't have time to go together to get a check up HOW embarrassing. Anyway I've taken too many prescriptions that has killed all my good bacteria already. AHHH!

So I read that post about the Fem-dophillis and just taking it face value seems to make sense. I even listened to the lecture. My dad is really into trace minerals and I am really into research because I am a psych student so I can see how this supplement may work. However, I do have a few questions?

Are you or did you take it WHILE you were taking flagyl? metrogel? or any other treatments? OR did you take Femdophilis ALONE. cuz i am SICK of other treatments.

Also, you said it was available at whole foods. In what section? And can I take this supplement while I am on birth control?

Please get back to me =)
I will probably purchase it after I get the heads up from my gyno or someone that has used it !!


Welcome! I started using Femdophilus after a round of flagyl to help repopulate the good stuff. So far so good. I'm sure it wouldn't hurt to take it while on the antibiotics, just be sure to take them several hours apart so the meds won't kill the good amoebas.
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post Mar 4 2008, 11:57 AM
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QUOTE(quietmadness @ Mar 3 2008, 10:38 AM) *
Does anyone have any info on CIPRO being used to treat BV?? Because I was given Cipro at the doc's for that creeping-crud illness that's been killing everyone on earth (figuratively I mean) and since taking it----NO SMELL.

Do you think it killed the BV stuff, or is it the combo of the BA, and CIPRO???

Gobs but I'm sooooo tired of this damned yo-yo crap with my girlie.... sad.gif

--Quiet--


Actually one of the doc I work with said Cipro can be used to treat BV but I remember reading somewhere it has a very high reoccurence rate compared to Flagyl or other medications so it's not routinely prescibed as treatment. Be careful though, because it can cause horrible yeasties to flourish!!
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post Mar 4 2008, 11:44 AM
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that is wonderful that you were cured by fem dolph, however...................i have taken it faithfully for a year and still having to do other things to control the BV, I wish this would have worked for me but it did not. I do think the answer is with probiotics and repopulating the vaginal tract with "good" bacteria. So I continue taking it hoping it will at least help.
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post Mar 4 2008, 11:11 AM
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QUOTE(lori @ Mar 2 2008, 02:32 PM) *
Hey Jewels.

I disagree that there is no cure. Fem-dophilus cured me. Repopulating your vagina with the missing Lactobacillus is the best (really, only) solution to this problem, and Fem-dophilus is the only product that's proven to work. It definitely worked for me. Based on skimming this thread, it's also worked for many others. It's the one product that's been the most effective, and also safe to use. (Oh yeah, PLEASE do not stick it in your vagina! Geez, people. I understand that you're desperate and you want relief right away - believe me, I KNOW - but just take it orally, and give it a chance to do its thing. Be patient.)

And no, just taking any other brand of acidophilus, Primadophilus Reuteri, etc. is not the same thing. I know Fem-dophilus is not cheap, but it contains patented strains that you're not going to get in other products.

FYI - I took it religiously for 8 months since 2/2007. That was probably longer than necessary but I was paranoid, because I suffered with BV for so long. Who knew the solution was so simple? I finally felt confident to stop taking it since October, and have been BV-free since. I've had to do no maintenance. I still keep a bottle in the fridge, and will definitely take it again in the future if I need to take antibiotics for any reason.
It should be refrigerated BEFORE because it contains live organisms. So put it in the fridge right away. It's also best to buy it refrigerated (Whole Foods or iHerb.com sells it that way.) I wouldn't chuck it, though. I bought my first couple bottles un-refrigerated (from vitacost.com), and they still had some effect. But in the future, it's best to buy it refrigerated.

Hi Lori, great news that you are feeling well, and that the FemDophilus is working. It seems to be working for me too. I am taking it orally and inserting it vaginally. But not inserting it every day. Inserted half a capsule a few times a week at night. Right now I am away from home on a trip, so I can't be inserting it, I don't have any on me. But I feel fine. But I am not having sex while away, so I am in the clear for a while anyway. Dr. Reid stated on the Jarrow website that you can insert it vaginally, so I decided to try it out. It seems to be working for me. But of course we are all a bit different, so I don't know if everyone would respond the same way.
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post Mar 4 2008, 09:23 AM
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How did you get the pic under your username?

QUOTE(quietmadness @ Mar 4 2008, 12:54 AM) *
So....anybody know anything about the Cipro thing? (thanks!) unsure.gif

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post Mar 4 2008, 08:40 AM
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You really should ask your Dr. It might have because the creams for BV are a antibiotic but internally. Maybe orally it cured it but I'm just guessing. The thing with antibiotics orally is sometimes they take the good bacteria away which causes yeast infections. What did you have that the Dr. prescribed Cipro? I just looked it up and it said it helps with urinary tract and bacterial infections but it didn't state BV. I try not to take antibiotics because I always get a yeast infection but if I must then on day three I use a yeast cream to avoid it or diflucan.
But all that crap takes a toll on your body and liver and I rather save my liver for drinking!! laugh.gif

QUOTE(quietmadness @ Mar 3 2008, 09:38 AM) *
Does anyone have any info on CIPRO being used to treat BV?? Because I was given Cipro at the doc's for that creeping-crud illness that's been killing everyone on earth (figuratively I mean) and since taking it----NO SMELL.

Do you think it killed the BV stuff, or is it the combo of the BA, and CIPRO???

Gobs but I'm sooooo tired of this damned yo-yo crap with my girlie.... sad.gif

--Quiet--

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post Mar 4 2008, 08:25 AM
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Thanks! tongue.gif I have to check it out on my home computer the link doesn't work at work.

QUOTE(sciongal @ Mar 3 2008, 06:51 PM) *
Hi all...here is a link to a lecture from the creator of femdophilus...btw, he actually talks about how bv can be treated by inserting it vaginally...but check it out and decide for yourself.
http://jarrow.com/dr-reid
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post Mar 3 2008, 11:37 PM
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So....anybody know anything about the Cipro thing? (thanks!) unsure.gif

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post Mar 3 2008, 11:26 PM
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QUOTE(lori @ Mar 2 2008, 07:32 PM) *
Hey Jewels.

I disagree that there is no cure. Fem-dophilus cured me. Repopulating your vagina with the missing Lactobacillus is the best (really, only) solution to this problem, and Fem-dophilus is the only product that's proven to work. It definitely worked for me. Based on skimming this thread, it's also worked for many others. It's the one product that's been the most effective, and also safe to use. (Oh yeah, PLEASE do not stick it in your vagina! Geez, people. I understand that you're desperate and you want relief right away - believe me, I KNOW - but just take it orally, and give it a chance to do its thing. Be patient.)

And no, just taking any other brand of acidophilus, Primadophilus Reuteri, etc. is not the same thing. I know Fem-dophilus is not cheap, but it contains patented strains that you're not going to get in other products.

FYI - I took it religiously for 8 months since 2/2007. That was probably longer than necessary but I was paranoid, because I suffered with BV for so long. Who knew the solution was so simple? I finally felt confident to stop taking it since October, and have been BV-free since. I've had to do no maintenance. I still keep a bottle in the fridge, and will definitely take it again in the future if I need to take antibiotics for any reason.
It should be refrigerated BEFORE because it contains live organisms. So put it in the fridge right away. It's also best to buy it refrigerated (Whole Foods or iHerb.com sells it that way.) I wouldn't chuck it, though. I bought my first couple bottles un-refrigerated (from vitacost.com), and they still had some effect. But in the future, it's best to buy it refrigerated.


LORI!!!!!!!! WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN HIDING!!!! WELCOME BACK HUN!!! I'VE MISSED YOU!!!!

So happy to hear that the Fem-dophilus worked for you!!! Congrats hun!! We will just agree to disagree on this topic. Because as we both know, what's worked for you, may not work for me and vice versa. I haven't tried the Fem yet, only because the Tea Tree Oil Suppossitories took mine away as well. I use them after sex, only because I'm afraid not too!! lol, not because I have too. So, for all I know, this was my cure too, but who knows.

Great to have you back Lori!!!
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post Mar 3 2008, 09:35 PM
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Ok so I've had Bv for a year now and it really does suck. I've taken Flagyl and the odor goes away...but guess what? It comes back! I had to take antibiotics for a root canal (the smell came back mad.gif ). Took flagyl again and the smell went away.

Then I started a new birth control because I usually use it for acne treatment (not contraception) and..two days later..ta da! smell came back. It's haunting me...and I feel pretty much hopeless. I don't think it is my partner anymore because we use condoms or just DONT have sex anymore. And even if it is..we don't have time to go together to get a check up HOW embarrassing. Anyway I've taken too many prescriptions that has killed all my good bacteria already. AHHH!

So I read that post about the Fem-dophillis and just taking it face value seems to make sense. I even listened to the lecture. My dad is really into trace minerals and I am really into research because I am a psych student so I can see how this supplement may work. However, I do have a few questions?

Are you or did you take it WHILE you were taking flagyl? metrogel? or any other treatments? OR did you take Femdophilis ALONE. cuz i am SICK of other treatments.

Also, you said it was available at whole foods. In what section? And can I take this supplement while I am on birth control?

Please get back to me =)
I will probably purchase it after I get the heads up from my gyno or someone that has used it !!
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post Mar 3 2008, 05:34 PM
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Hi all...here is a link to a lecture from the creator of femdophilus...btw, he actually talks about how bv can be treated by inserting it vaginally...but check it out and decide for yourself.
http://jarrow.com/dr-reid
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post Mar 3 2008, 03:20 PM
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Really?!?!?!?!?!?!? Don't insert the Fem D just take them orally? I should receive mine by Wednesday and I had planned on sticking it up there! LOL! I ordered them from iherb but good to know that Whole food carries them. I rather do that then order on line. How long did it take for it to go away? How many times a day did you take them? Can someone tell me how I can include a pic by my user name????????????????????/



QUOTE(lori @ Mar 2 2008, 02:32 PM) *
Hey Jewels.

I disagree that there is no cure. Fem-dophilus cured me. Repopulating your vagina with the missing Lactobacillus is the best (really, only) solution to this problem, and Fem-dophilus is the only product that's proven to work. It definitely worked for me. Based on skimming this thread, it's also worked for many others. It's the one product that's been the most effective, and also safe to use. (Oh yeah, PLEASE do not stick it in your vagina! Geez, people. I understand that you're desperate and you want relief right away - believe me, I KNOW - but just take it orally, and give it a chance to do its thing. Be patient.)

And no, just taking any other brand of acidophilus, Primadophilus Reuteri, etc. is not the same thing. I know Fem-dophilus is not cheap, but it contains patented strains that you're not going to get in other products.

FYI - I took it religiously for 8 months since 2/2007. That was probably longer than necessary but I was paranoid, because I suffered with BV for so long. Who knew the solution was so simple? I finally felt confident to stop taking it since October, and have been BV-free since. I've had to do no maintenance. I still keep a bottle in the fridge, and will definitely take it again in the future if I need to take antibiotics for any reason.
It should be refrigerated BEFORE because it contains live organisms. So put it in the fridge right away. It's also best to buy it refrigerated (Whole Foods or iHerb.com sells it that way.) I wouldn't chuck it, though. I bought my first couple bottles un-refrigerated (from vitacost.com), and they still had some effect. But in the future, it's best to buy it refrigerated.

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post Mar 3 2008, 03:18 PM
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Really?!?!?!?!?!?!? Don't insert the Fem D just take them orally? I should receive mine by Wednesday and I had planned on sticking it up there! LOL! I ordered them from iherb but good to know that Whole food carries them. I rather do that then order on line. How long did it take for it to go away? How many times a day did you take them?
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post Mar 3 2008, 08:21 AM
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Does anyone have any info on CIPRO being used to treat BV?? Because I was given Cipro at the doc's for that creeping-crud illness that's been killing everyone on earth (figuratively I mean) and since taking it----NO SMELL.

Do you think it killed the BV stuff, or is it the combo of the BA, and CIPRO???

Gobs but I'm sooooo tired of this damned yo-yo crap with my girlie.... sad.gif

--Quiet--
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post Mar 3 2008, 05:33 AM
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Lori: Welcome back! That's great to hear! How long were you taking the Femdophilus before you saw any difference in your BV...just curious.
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post Mar 2 2008, 01:15 PM
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QUOTE(jewelscando @ Feb 27 2008, 09:23 PM) *
Boric Acid, is only preventative. Not a cure. If you stop using it, and you have ACTUAL re-occuring BV, it will come back. TTO, is not a cure either. It's just working. I have to use it after sex, or I'm sure the BV will come back.

There is no cure. If you have re-occuring BV, you have to live your life with preventative maintenance, until they find a cure.

Hey Jewels.

I disagree that there is no cure. Fem-dophilus cured me. Repopulating your vagina with the missing Lactobacillus is the best (really, only) solution to this problem, and Fem-dophilus is the only product that's proven to work. It definitely worked for me. Based on skimming this thread, it's also worked for many others. It's the one product that's been the most effective, and also safe to use. (Oh yeah, PLEASE do not stick it in your vagina! Geez, people. I understand that you're desperate and you want relief right away - believe me, I KNOW - but just take it orally, and give it a chance to do its thing. Be patient.)

And no, just taking any other brand of acidophilus, Primadophilus Reuteri, etc. is not the same thing. I know Fem-dophilus is not cheap, but it contains patented strains that you're not going to get in other products.

FYI - I took it religiously for 8 months since 2/2007. That was probably longer than necessary but I was paranoid, because I suffered with BV for so long. Who knew the solution was so simple? I finally felt confident to stop taking it since October, and have been BV-free since. I've had to do no maintenance. I still keep a bottle in the fridge, and will definitely take it again in the future if I need to take antibiotics for any reason.

QUOTE(JoanClayton @ Feb 29 2008, 06:04 PM) *
I got my FemDolphilus in the mail from Swanson, it was not in ice. I havent opened it yet. It says it needs to be refridgerated. Is that before or after I open it?

It should be refrigerated BEFORE because it contains live organisms. So put it in the fridge right away. It's also best to buy it refrigerated (Whole Foods or iHerb.com sells it that way.) I wouldn't chuck it, though. I bought my first couple bottles un-refrigerated (from vitacost.com), and they still had some effect. But in the future, it's best to buy it refrigerated.


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post Mar 2 2008, 12:04 AM
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just an update ..................got the yeast arrest in the mail this morning so I used one then used one tonight as well.

Whenever I use the peroxide douches about 12-24 hours after I use it I become itchy again but an hour after the first yeast arrest vag cap all itching and discharge gone, went ahead and used another tonight, but the only down side was all the herbs coming out on the panty liner (gross) so I will keep using them because it seems to be working BUT I am trying the boric acid caps next after these are gone because I keep reading that the discharge isn't as gross.
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Thank you so much for all the replies ladies, you're all right; my ex is a total ass and good riddance!
Ellie-a the TTO is such a great idea, and I don't think it will be hard to fit into my routine at all!
After reading through all the posts on this board I've realized how many different things I had been doing that could have contributed to the BV. Nowhere else on the internet have I been able to find such a good source of information as you ladies here. Thanks again wink.gif
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QUOTE(JoanClayton @ Feb 29 2008, 10:04 PM) *
Hey Ladies,

I got my FemDolphilus in the mail from Swanson, it was not in ice. I havent opened it yet. It says it needs to be refridgerated. Is that before or after I open it?



Probably after you open it just as you would with any other foods that require refrigeration once opened. If you want to you could just put it in the fridge until you decide to actually start taking them, but hey what do I know huh.gif

Before I sign off just wanted to welcome all the newcomers and the loads of info on this board as of lately. I read the board everyday and I am always happy to see new post so keep em coming yal.

Also I just found out that I am allergic to "sodium lauryl sulfate" I started picking up on the ingredient being in everything that I had an allergic reaction to like my soap, toothpaste, perfumes, and deodorant. I have saw a big change in my BV with the use of organic soap. It leaves me feeling dry and clean, its like my body responds to it really well, I am trying my best to rid myself of this BV for once and for all.
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Hey Ladies,

I got my FemDolphilus in the mail from Swanson, it was not in ice. I havent opened it yet. It says it needs to be refridgerated. Is that before or after I open it?
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