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arj75
post May 6 2007, 09:32 PM
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Thanks to you all for your kindness. I am realllly glad that I found this forum. I have read a lot of what has been posted about different theories and such forth. I find it all interesting. I have many questions, as I'm sure many of you all do. I'll try not to wear you all out. But I'm on break from school for 2 weeks so I'm gonna learn as much as I can during this time. There are probably a million different ways to get bv but I know what didn't cause mine. Never been of birth control, never douched before this, never used soapn kitty before this. I do shave down there...is that an irritant for anyone?
I'm sure that you most of you all know that sperm ph is high, and ours is lower more acidic. but my boy friend has had vasectomy and has a hard time getting off wearing a condom or pulling out. Not to mention that I must be lousy at giving head because I can't get him off that way. He loves to do (did) love to go down on me. I hadn't thought of that being a trigger, but it makes sense.
I drink coffee, a lot of soda, and smoke, my diet needs much improvement. I did try to cut out all of the soda I drink and I lost 9 pounds in a month, and well, I'm 5'9" and weight 120 pounds, couldn't afford to lose the weight. Plus it didn't help with the bv.
Has anyone seen a dietician on what food to eat to lower body ph? I have read about what to avoid just not what could help besides yogurt..is activa the brand most of u eat?
I'll bitch later about my doctor appointment experiences, I don't want to even get started on that right now. I have had planned parent hood cancel on me twice only to reschedule my appointments a month later each time. So I did go to my ob that delivered my son..they are dumbass jerks.
I have went through 2 rounds of m-gel and the other one commonly perscribed, which it goes away for a few days...5 day record for me.
I did have an abnormal pap...they cut a piece of my cervix...told me to come back after birth of my son..which is when I lost my job and health insurance..
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post May 6 2007, 09:08 PM
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QUOTE(jewelscando @ May 6 2007, 11:53 AM) *
Hope that answers your question!!

Yes, thanks Jewels!

Hope you hear from your doctor tomorrow Morphia!


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post May 6 2007, 08:14 PM
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I was recently diagnosed with bv. But I have been suffering from it for about 2 years now. I don't have health insurance and I'm a single mom, so going to the doctor week after week, I simply can't afford. I tried to treat it on my own for several months. It comes back whenever I have sex and after my period. Right before I resorted to going to the doctor I did something really stupid and douched 2 nights in a row with straight hydrogen perioxide and I made it worse. I started having a brown discharge and bleeding after sex. I have went through 2 rounds of 96 $ x 2 of Metronidazole and it made it go away until I had sex again. While I was using the gel, I had big huge nasty ass clumps of white shit speckled with blood. Is it possible to have a yeast infection and bv at the same time? I have tried garlic, hydrogen p, yogurt, antibacterial soap ( wash with it like mf) is that bad? I tried the zinc and vitimin c combo ( but stopped when I freaked myself out about overdosing with the zinc. My boyfriend thinks I'm cheating on him because up until about 5 months ago, the fishy smell was very mild, now it is so strong, it makes me want to vomit. It's driving me crazy, I think I would rather have had been diagnosed with herpes than this shit, ( I don't have nor have I ever had an std). Has anyone been so desperate to try the products sold online..you know with the Yeah, yeah, you'll get your money back if it doesn't work... This bv is driving me insane, which may be the reason I'm having anxiety attacks on a daily basis, and now I'm on prozac. (which isn't helping either. Has anyone been cured from simply not drinking coffee anymore and by quiting smoking? Does anyone have the time to list the top ten home remendies and the amount I should use it and the number of days. I don't want to kill myself trying to treat it.



Girl believe me I feel your pain! This bv shit sucks so bad! The only thing I can tell you, is that you don't stand alone and here we are... MANY other women suffering with this disease. It's hard and yeah you might lose alot of confidence, and self esteem but this too shall pass. I hope everything goes well for you and truthfully I hope it goes away sooner than later. It's such an embarassing problem, and all of us are searching for a solution. We'll keep you updated! =)


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Morphia
post May 6 2007, 05:08 PM
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I BUUUUUUURN!!! God. I hope this isn't BV. I can't imagine getting stuck with burning like this for the rest of my life. :'( I'll hopefully find out tomorrow morning. God, I hope so....
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post May 6 2007, 12:36 PM
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About 4 months ago, someone came on and suggessted using the Flagyl vaginally being that WE ALL HAVE BEEN ON IT, and the B.V. always returns. So...I was the ginny pig, and I tried it. My B.V. stayed gone for almost 2 months, until I had sex again. I only use 1 500mg tablet, for two days. Any more then that, and you get a really bad yeast infection.

After sex, if my boyfriend does his business in side me, I have to use one a couple of days after, just to make sure. The Flagyl vaginally, takes the B.V. away, I think...because it goes directly to the source. That's my thoughts, not a medical educated one...which, they don't know shit either!!

I've been B.V. free now for what 4 months or so?? With a little returning after sex, because I didn't think to use one after. Now, I do, and it stays gone. (I've had B.V. going on 5yrs.)

There's not very much discharge, if you use it at night, and lay right down. Sometime during the next day, you may have a little bit of discharge come out, BUT NOTHING LIKE THE Boric Acid that runs out of you all day long.

I'm pretty sure mine is Hormone related as well, and I will be ordering the Estroil here soon, but until then, inserting the Flagyl pills vaginally, is working!!

Hope that answers your question!!
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post May 6 2007, 08:26 AM
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well i was hesitant to write on here again..but I figured a few people might benefit....I tried everything to get rid of my BV just like everyone else..nothing worked...Ive been clear now for a couple of months..and all i did was change a few habits...Im not sure which is the one that worked...but im so thankful it did..because I was constantly embarrassed and fustrated. So here is the things i changed.

My BV started when i moved (the new place only had a tub..not a shower) ...a new boyfriend...that would release inside of me...before that..I didnt let that happen....always used a condom before that as well.

here is what I changed.....I got a new place...and theres ONLY a shower here.......no tub......and I also dont let my bf release inside of me anymore....

I honestly dont know what made it go away..but those are the two things that changed at the same time it went away....I felt the same fustrations as all of you and I hope i dont jinx myself by writng this lol..but I swear....It is completely gone..im constantly thinking its gonna come back...but it hasnt.
PS: I didnt use strong perfurme or soaps in the bath....I know all the no no's ..just ..when the smell was there..I would wash sometimes 3 times a day...because it was so embarrassing.
I know that for alot of you it is hormone related..so this post obviously isnt going to mean much to you....but hopefully even one other person can find it useful...OH also i started the pill around the same time as all this happened.....but I remember the BV starting first...because ..when the smell started..I was to embarrassed to tell them why i was there..so I pretended i wanted to start the pill..and then I mentioned the smell once i was in a private office with the doctor....and Im still on the pill ..so for me i dont think the pill had anything to do with it....it was either the baths..or the bf.

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post May 5 2007, 11:51 PM
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Welcome arj75!

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Is it possible to have a yeast infection and bv at the same time?

Yes, it is. Both infections are related to the lack of lactobacillus in your vaginal flora.

QUOTE(arj75 @ May 5 2007, 07:52 PM) *
I have tried garlic, hydrogen p, yogurt, antibacterial soap ( wash with it like mf) is that bad?

Some think that washing the vagina with soap is bad - regular soap is very alkaline, and may mess up the vaginal pH balance (which you want to be as acidic as possible); and antibacterial soap is bad because it can kill the good bacteria and also make the bad bacteria more resistant. So I've been told that washing with plain water is best.

QUOTE(arj75 @ May 5 2007, 07:52 PM) *
Right before I resorted to going to the doctor I did something really stupid and douched 2 nights in a row with straight hydrogen perioxide and I made it worse.

I know how it feels to feel helpless. You sound stressed out. I know it's hard to do, but give yourself a hug and try to relax, know that it's a common condition.

I know it's discouraging, but I don't think there is a way to cure it yourself. You need to go to the doctor, especially if you're bleeding. I know you don't have health care right now, so I highly recommend that you go to Planned Parenthood. And don't douche before an exam.

Some solutions:

- The problem with antibiotics is that they kill off the bad-bacteria-overgrowth, but do nothing to help the good bacteria repopulate. My best solution has been Fem-Dophilus which is one of the only OTC products that address replenishing the lactobacillus in the vaginal flora. It has been a godsend for me. The biggest problem with it is that it's quite expensive and not available widely. (Another lactobacillus product is Gy-Natren, which I had a terrible time with and do not recommend.)

- I have also tried using the hydrogen peroxide wash, when I thought I had some mild weirdness last month. And it was helpful. But it clearly didn't help you. I also want to add that I just went to my doctor yesterday, and she told me that I shouldn't do that regularly, because commercial-grade peroxide breaks down tissue over time. (So even though you can use it as a mouthwash, you shouldn't do that every day, either.) So at best this is also a temporary solution.

- The other popular treatment in here is - boric acid capsules, which seems to work for some ladies but has not been a long-term solution (and some have gotten a skin rash from it). A product called Yeast Arrest contains boric acid, that some ladies have found helpful.

- Yet another treatment is to use the flagyl antibiotic tablets but to insert them vaginally. I hope no one minds me asking again - but **why is anyone doing this? I'm really curious. Is the flagyl not working when taken orally? Or is the metrogel not working for you? Does it dissolve completely inside? Thanks in advance.

So anyway, this is such a huge and common problem, and even doctors are clueless a lot of the time. We've each got our horror stories. But I think repleneshing the lactobacillus is the best, safest solution we've got.

So here's my suggestion:

- go to Planned Parenthood (do not douche or put anything in your vagina [yogurt, garlic, etc.] before the exam)
- tell them you've taken metronidazole before and the infection recurred twice - they may give you clindamycin instead; they may also give you diflucan for the yeast
- get some Fem-Dophilus and take it twice a day especially while you're taking the antibiotics
- perhaps give yourself a break from sex while taking the medication and give your body a chance to heal

Good luck!

-- Here's an excerpt from Prevention magazine re: Fem-Dophilus:

That may be why two Lactobacillus strains (L. reuteri and L. rhamnosus) seem to help control vaginal infections. Last year, two reports showed that a supplement combining those strains, sold as Fem-dophilus, helped get rid of bacterial vaginosis. Women taking medicine plus the supplement were twice as likely to be cured as women who took only the drug.

Another product: Primadophilus® Reuteri also contains these two Lactobacillus strains (L. reuteri and L. rhamnosus), and is a bit cheaper than Fem-Dophilus. I haven't tried it, though.


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arj75
post May 5 2007, 08:35 PM
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I was recently diagnosed with bv. But I have been suffering from it for about 2 years now. I don't have health insurance and I'm a single mom, so going to the doctor week after week, I simply can't afford. I tried to treat it on my own for several months. It comes back whenever I have sex and after my period. Right before I resorted to going to the doctor I did something really stupid and douched 2 nights in a row with straight hydrogen perioxide and I made it worse. I started having a brown discharge and bleeding after sex. I have went through 2 rounds of 96 $ x 2 of Metronidazole and it made it go away until I had sex again. While I was using the gel, I had big huge nasty ass clumps of white shit speckled with blood. Is it possible to have a yeast infection and bv at the same time? I have tried garlic, hydrogen p, yogurt, antibacterial soap ( wash with it like mf) is that bad? I tried the zinc and vitimin c combo ( but stopped when I freaked myself out about overdosing with the zinc. My boyfriend thinks I'm cheating on him because up until about 5 months ago, the fishy smell was very mild, now it is so strong, it makes me want to vomit. It's driving me crazy, I think I would rather have had been diagnosed with herpes than this shit, ( I don't have nor have I ever had an std). Has anyone been so desperate to try the products sold online..you know with the Yeah, yeah, you'll get your money back if it doesn't work... This bv is driving me insane, which may be the reason I'm having anxiety attacks on a daily basis, and now I'm on prozac. (which isn't helping either. Has anyone been cured from simply not drinking coffee anymore and by quiting smoking? Does anyone have the time to list the top ten home remendies and the amount I should use it and the number of days. I don't want to kill myself trying to treat it.
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post May 5 2007, 04:43 PM
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hey gals,

My smell is coming back and alot stronger (i had anal sex today and i think he slipped inside of me and belive you me I know all about the E.coli!) I need to go out tonight & need to "MASK" the smell. I don't wanna smell like 3 week old tuna! lol Any suggestions would be helpful, thanks.


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post May 5 2007, 02:42 PM
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QUOTE(Morphia @ May 4 2007, 04:12 PM) *
Well, ladies. Just got back from the doctor. He said he saw a very scant discharge which is indicative of bv but that my irritation is indicative of yeast. I won't know for sure until I get the test results at 4:30, 1 1/2 hours from now....sad.gif I'll be back to share the bad news....
Ok....2 hours no results yet....I KNOW something is wrong with me! I just would like to know what it is! Now! NOW! I've waited long enough, DAMNIT! Grrrrr....

Alright. It is now 6:50. I guess this means that I will not know my results until MOTHER FUCKING MONDAY! GOD DAMNIT! GOD DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMMMMMMMMMNNNNNNNNNNN IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIITTTTTTTTT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



doctors are really bad with things like that. did you try calling them? if i were you that's what i would have done. if you didn't call them today call them first thing on monday so you get them before they get busy. i once called a doctor on saturday and he didn't get back to me till tuesday. and then another time i went to the doctor on a tuesday because i was really sick but by the end of the week i started feeling better. but saturday i got a phone call from the doctor saying that i had strep throat. who the hell calls 5 days after you get tested for strep to tell you that you have it. what's the point?! I HATE DOCTORS. so i know how you feel. i hope you feel better and i definitely would call them monday morning. hang in there.
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post May 5 2007, 02:40 PM
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QUOTE(ilovehim @ May 4 2007, 11:54 PM) *
I decided to stop putting anything inside my pussy for a while. I think i'll give it a rest and see if by any chance it could do it's job and clear itself out like it should. Though i'm sure I have BV right now, the smell during and after sex is a good indication of it. :\ I read somewhere that YOGURT will help for a yeast infection but does nothing for a bacterial infection. Go figure!

Hydrogen Peroxide sounds tempting but i'm hesitant because i'm afraid it will cause more problems than it solves. sad.gif My cat is EXTRA sensitive. Any of you got good results?


i can tell you that i tried the hydrogen peroxide myself and it didn't cause any problems besides a little dryness. it definitely helped with the discharge and smell imediately after and lasted for about a day or two but i would have to keep doing it to keep it away. and doing that over and over again started to make me dry on the outside so i stopped. also after doing it for a while it stopped working and i still had a lot of discharge. so hydrogen peroxide does work for some people it's just that you have to keep doing it and it might make you dry.

i did the flagyl vaginally about 6 weeks ago and since then i've been using rephresh and azo yeast. some people say the rephresh doesn't work very well but it's been doing ok for me so far. every once in a while i get a hint of the bv smell but the discharge and smell are definitely nowhere near as bad as they were. i might switch to trying yeast arrest or something else but for now i'm sticking with this. i don't want to try the yeast arrest just yet because summer is around the corner and i don't want to have to worry about having stuff dripping out ot me while i'm at the beach. you just have to keep trying different things until you find what's right for you. good luck.
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post May 4 2007, 09:37 PM
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I decided to stop putting anything inside my pussy for a while. I think i'll give it a rest and see if by any chance it could do it's job and clear itself out like it should. Though i'm sure I have BV right now, the smell during and after sex is a good indication of it. :\ I read somewhere that YOGURT will help for a yeast infection but does nothing for a bacterial infection. Go figure!

Hydrogen Peroxide sounds tempting but i'm hesitant because i'm afraid it will cause more problems than it solves. sad.gif My cat is EXTRA sensitive. Any of you got good results?


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Morphia
post May 4 2007, 01:55 PM
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Well, ladies. Just got back from the doctor. He said he saw a very scant discharge which is indicative of bv but that my irritation is indicative of yeast. I won't know for sure until I get the test results at 4:30, 1 1/2 hours from now....sad.gif I'll be back to share the bad news....


Ok....2 hours no results yet....I KNOW something is wrong with me! I just would like to know what it is! Now! NOW! I've waited long enough, DAMNIT! Grrrrr....

Alright. It is now 6:50. I guess this means that I will not know my results until MOTHER FUCKING MONDAY! GOD DAMNIT! GOD DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMMMMMMMMMNNNNNNNNNNN IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIITTTTTTTTT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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post May 4 2007, 05:49 AM
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QUOTE(lipton82 @ May 3 2007, 10:04 PM) *
My bf and I have been together since Feb. 2005 but we been having sex since July 2004. I have had no new sex partners since him. We stopped using condoms after being together for a while but now we are using them again since I got BV. The funny thing is, is that I did not get a yeast infection or BV for the first time until last year 2006 at 24 years old. I never had a bad odor or itchy discharge until I started having sex w/ my current bf on a regular basis. While in college I was single and rarely had sex b/c I was too busy for a serious relationship or regular sex. You know how they say married people have sex more than single people....well its true.

Anyways, I was like what the fuck??? Why am I know just having problems with my vagina? The only thing I can associate it with is having sex w/ my bf and him cumming inside me (am on the pill). I told him to stop doing that and now since I was treated with BV we both decided to start using condoms. More of his decision than mine. I like skin to skin.
I don't know whats worse having a irritated, itchy, inflamed vagina oozing with thick, white clumpy discharge (yeast infection) or having thin liquid like discharge come out that smells like fish BV)? Oh and the smell gets stronger when having sex. I mean the smell caused by BV has been so bad sometimes that I tell my bf to stop having sex b/c the smell turns me off and I don't feel sexy anymore. He has admitted the smell bothers him too. But he has been very understanding and helpful. Examining my vagina, doing a whiff test and coming to my last gyno appt. to check if I had a recurring BV.

I got treated for BV back in March. I took these large horse pills twice a day for 7 days. They were horrible b/c it gave me cotton mouth and left a bad test in my mouth. However, it seemed to work. No more odor and no more discharge. But a week later my bf discovered that it may have come back b/c of a fishy smell. Sure enough I go to the gyno and she tells me that not only do I have BV again but I also have another yeast infection (like my 4th on since 2006. Fucking great I thought. She said while I was treating the BV that the yeast infection took advantage of the situation. This time she gave me this cream to insert inside my vagina and no sex for 3 days (damn). She also gave me a one time pill to take for the yeast infection that I have taken before. Anyways it has been about 2 weeks since my last treatment and so far so good. No odor, no itchy and no discharge (at least not a lot of it that is abnormal).

Anyways my bf and I want to make sure it does not come back so we are trying some
Home Remedies that we researched to prevent BV from reoccurring. Try the following:

-Hydrogen peroxide vaginal was diluted with distilled water (soak solution in a tampon and wear over night or squirt inside like a douche)
-Eating yogurt or put it into your vagina w/ a tampon (i rather eat yogurt)
-Drinking unsweetened cranberry juice or taking cranberry extract pills helps too
-Epsom salt bath

Am doing the yogurt and cranberry pills right now. After my period I will try the hydrogen peroxide vaginal wash. I recommend the home remedies b/c medication such as the pill or cream for BV only seem to take away the problem temporarily but does not prevent it from coming back.



I just wanted to say that your story is very similar to mine. My issue with BV didnt start till I got on the pill and started having sex. After suffering for almost 2 years the only thing that helped was the HP wash in combination with the estroil suppositories. The estroil took about 2 months to work but I have had no smell at all since late Feb. I really think you should give it a shot. Estroil has also worked for neverending, another lady on this board.

Here is the link if you are interested:

http://www.helenpensanti.com/products.asp?dept=116

If you do decide to give it a try purchase the 2 mg. I also used it for 2 months straight at noght before bedtime. Also since it takes a while to fully work I used the HP (for the HP I just used a funnel and layed down on a towel) on days I knew I would be having sex.
I also got off BC pills for good. smile.gif
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post May 3 2007, 07:47 PM
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My bf and I have been together since Feb. 2005 but we been having sex since July 2004. I have had no new sex partners since him. We stopped using condoms after being together for a while but now we are using them again since I got BV. The funny thing is, is that I did not get a yeast infection or BV for the first time until last year 2006 at 24 years old. I never had a bad odor or itchy discharge until I started having sex w/ my current bf on a regular basis. While in college I was single and rarely had sex b/c I was too busy for a serious relationship or regular sex. You know how they say married people have sex more than single people....well its true.

Anyways, I was like what the fuck??? Why am I know just having problems with my vagina? The only thing I can associate it with is having sex w/ my bf and him cumming inside me (am on the pill). I told him to stop doing that and now since I was treated with BV we both decided to start using condoms. More of his decision than mine. I like skin to skin.
I don't know whats worse having a irritated, itchy, inflamed vagina oozing with thick, white clumpy discharge (yeast infection) or having thin liquid like discharge come out that smells like fish BV)? Oh and the smell gets stronger when having sex. I mean the smell caused by BV has been so bad sometimes that I tell my bf to stop having sex b/c the smell turns me off and I don't feel sexy anymore. He has admitted the smell bothers him too. But he has been very understanding and helpful. Examining my vagina, doing a whiff test and coming to my last gyno appt. to check if I had a recurring BV.

I got treated for BV back in March. I took these large horse pills twice a day for 7 days. They were horrible b/c it gave me cotton mouth and left a bad test in my mouth. However, it seemed to work. No more odor and no more discharge. But a week later my bf discovered that it may have come back b/c of a fishy smell. Sure enough I go to the gyno and she tells me that not only do I have BV again but I also have another yeast infection (like my 4th on since 2006. Fucking great I thought. She said while I was treating the BV that the yeast infection took advantage of the situation. This time she gave me this cream to insert inside my vagina and no sex for 3 days (damn). She also gave me a one time pill to take for the yeast infection that I have taken before. Anyways it has been about 2 weeks since my last treatment and so far so good. No odor, no itchy and no discharge (at least not a lot of it that is abnormal).

Anyways my bf and I want to make sure it does not come back so we are trying some
Home Remedies that we researched to prevent BV from reoccurring. Try the following:

-Hydrogen peroxide vaginal was diluted with distilled water (soak solution in a tampon and wear over night or squirt inside like a douche)
-Eating yogurt or put it into your vagina w/ a tampon (i rather eat yogurt)
-Drinking unsweetened cranberry juice or taking cranberry extract pills helps too
-Epsom salt bath

Am doing the yogurt and cranberry pills right now. After my period I will try the hydrogen peroxide vaginal wash. I recommend the home remedies b/c medication such as the pill or cream for BV only seem to take away the problem temporarily but does not prevent it from coming back.
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Morphia
post May 3 2007, 05:32 PM
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Hey girls

Well thanks for the nice WELCOME, and thanks for understanding! It's nice to have women like you that completely understand this Horrific problem. mad.gif

Well I think we all have something in common. During sex most of you use no condom and rely on the pull out method, as well as myself.


Well, the thing about my bf is that he has next to NO pre-ejaculate at all. Maybe a drop comes out at the most. I can't imagine that much could screw up my pH.

About your pad question. When I was doing some research a couple of weeks ago I googled tampons and bv. I found some conflicting info. Most sites said not to use tampons but I did find this article that stated this:

"Tampon users had a somewhat lower prevalence of bacterial vaginosis (28%) than nonusers (37%). Stratification according to ethnicity showed that this association primarily involved African American women, with 32% of tampon users being diagnosed with bacterial vaginosis, compared with 62% of nonusers. Separation of tampons and pads by type (i.e., deodorized and nondeodorized) had no effect on prevalence of bacterial vaginosis."

Here's the article. http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlere...i?artid=1446852


It seems, strangely, that African American's somehow have a lower prevalence of BV if they use tampons for some reason. But that over all tampons are better. Doesn't make sense.... Can anyone make sense of that? How having something in there that causes the blood to just stew in one spot could be a better choice than pads which let things flow freely?
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Hey girls

Well thanks for the nice WELCOME, and thanks for understanding! It's nice to have women like you that completely understand this Horrific problem. mad.gif

Well I think we all have something in common. During sex most of you use no condom and rely on the pull out method, as well as myself. I think that is a HUGE part of the problem. Since his little "spermies" can fuck up our very delicate pH levels. Doesn't that just stink? LOL *pun intended* laugh.gif I hate sex with condoms and so does he...so what's there to do?

I also have lots of problems with him because he's just a jerk! I think this plague messes everything up from vaginal health to mental. It makes us emotionally unstable and depresses. Well atleast it does to me. & i'm bitchier than ever as well lol


But girls, we all know the problem goes way beyond sex, because many experience trouble even when they have no sex...so what could it be?HMMM... dry.gif

Also a 2 quick questions: How many of you wear PANTYLINERS? To soak up the discharge? I found that they wouldn't ventilate my V and wouldn't allow it to breathe, so in turn i got MORE problems (yeast). I started to use TOILET paper and it kinda works for a while but i have to keep changing it constantly throughout the day.

My period smells AWFUL! I use maxi pads and they suck! Do any of you use tampons? Can they cause more problems?


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post May 3 2007, 02:57 PM
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QUOTE(miserywithcompany @ May 3 2007, 02:06 AM) *
I want to see the kind of feminine hygeine commercial that addresses this (even though we know its not hygeine related) ..............imagine................a beautiful scenic view with a mother and daughter in a boat and light cheerful music playing in the background...

Mother: honey I used to have that smell too but now everything is well, better than ever! Thanks to BV Blaster!

narrator: "does your co-worker, mother, daughter sister, wife, girlfriend or woman who sits next to you in church reek of rotten fish? Help is on the way! Give her that eternally "fresh" feeling! BV blaster to the rescue!!! Call our toll free number
1-800-4NO-REEK. Give her a gift, I repeat 1-800-4NO-REEK. Order within the next ten minutes and you'll get 2 yes 2 BV Blasters for the price of one! Take care of all the women in your life! Only 19-95! Apply directly to the smell! Apply directly to the smell!

:::fade out:::


First of all, I just wanted to say that I laughed even harder at this. I couldn't breathe. Second of all, you said that when you have sex you and your bf use the withdrawal method. Yet you still get bv every time you have sex? Because that's the method my bf and I use (used when were actually having sex). I figured it would still be ok to do if I ever got this stuff cleared up. I thought it was just ejaculation that caused bv due to sex.

Third, I missed my doctors appointment today because I don't think my alarm went off. It either went off and I, in a zombie state, got up, turned it off and went back to sleep or it just didn't go off at all. So I'm going in tomorrow. I'll let you know how it goes. Its just so weird. I look up there and everything is clear but I still burn....He'll find something. I know he will. I'm still hoping its just yeast from the Clindesse I took a loooooooong time ago on April 10th.
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post May 3 2007, 02:26 PM
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hello, and welcome to all new board members!

i just wanted to give everyone a quick update: i've been in flagyl maintenance mode, meaning that i've been inserting a pill two or three nights per week. while the fishy smell is gone, i still smell like pee now and then. the encouraging thing is that i went to see a certified nurse midwife (CNM), who was more helpful than any gynecologist that i'd ever seen. she was sympathetic and actually HELPFUL! anyway, i'm keeping up with the flagyl ... we'll see what happens.

also, i have another appointment with the reproductive endocrinologist next week to debrief about BV and how i can "keep everything under control". as always, good luck everyone!
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post May 3 2007, 12:37 PM
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hi! i just read everything and caught up with everyone a little bit. i don't have much time to write a lot so i'm just going to give my update.

i did the flagyl vaginally a little over a month ago. then i treated my yeast infection. then i started using rephresh, and i didn't feel like my yeast infection was gone so i treated it with something stronger. now i'm using rephresh and taking azo yeast. i'm pretty sure it's not there. i haven't really had much discharge at all and i don't think there's any smell. i do have one problem though, i've been kind of itchy. i read that the rephresh can cause slight iritation so maybe that's it?? it's not like crazy out of control itching, it's just a little. but also i feel like that could be from wearing pads or liners just cause they absorb everything and rub up against you. i have my period right now so once it's over we'll see what happens.

i don't know if anyone remembers but i've been getting my period twice a month for the past 4 or 5 months. well this month it was much more regular. i guess my body is finally adjusting to my birth control. it still came too early but only by like a week. so maybe next month it will come at the right time. smile.gif

so i think once my period is over if my itching isn't gone i might go to the doctor to get tested and see if everything is gone. ok well that's my update. good luck to eeryone, hang in there and just keep trying different things if you haven't found what's good for you yet. i've been using the rephresh once every three days and taking one azo yeast pill a day. so i am not cured, i'm just keeping it away.
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