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> Bacterial Vaginosis--or--embarrassing bad smell
Girl, frustrated
post Jul 11 2008, 07:29 AM
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hey girls...well, i just got treated for the yeast infection (one day pill...diflucan? sp?). anyway, i think my bv is getting better. but until when? until after my period next week when it comes back with a vengence? i am trying a new herbal lineup of drugs. my sister who has had problems with bv/yeast/chronic fatique and pain has completely revolutionized her life by adding certain vitamin/herbal supplements. i don't know...there must be an answer somewhere. doctors perform brain surgery, successfully treat cancer, do heart transplants...you mean to tell me...they can't fix my vagina???? sad.gif
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melis19750
post Jul 10 2008, 09:55 PM
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QUOTE(tabby @ Apr 9 2008, 09:32 AM) *
Hello Ladies,

I return here after a lengthy absence with a heavy heart.

Last year I began a battle with chronic BV. Pelvic achiness, wretched smell, itching (mild), but the worst of all....the continual BURNING. Burning when I sit, walk, pee...and I literally lost my mind. The doctors I saw, gave up on me and suggested I start taking an antidepressant instead of worrying about my vagina.

I was on every pill and remedy listed throughout many posts on the thread. I don't know what happened. After three straight months of burning, I had a nervous breakdown one night, cried, threw things, and woke up the next day and it was gone. I have NO idea what made it go but it was just gone....until it came back in February this year. Same symptoms, same burning.

Took a worthless trip to the doctor to get flagyl. I knew that the infection was so far gone, I needed something because I felt some chills.

Well, this time the flagyl did nada, but take the chills away. In fact, the burning increased while on the medicine! And so did the yellowish to clear discharge. After being on 1000 mg a day of this, and feeling sick - you know that feeling flagyl gives you....I decided to try Pau d' arco tea, goldenseal, and oil of oregano. Still, no improvement.

I have two questions, if you all do not mind?

Does anyone else here have that horrible burning?

Does this candigen /genestra stuff work for anyone?

I am really short on cash, and I just can't plop down more money on something that's not going to work.

I'm seeing something new about Reuteri. I called every single HFS in town and no one seems to know what it is!

- sign me, desperate as hell, pissed off, and tired of not being able to be intimate with my husband

***thank you in advance***

did they do a culture on you? It could even be a heavy over growth of group b strep.... the BV meds can cause this. i have had GBS overgrowth several times....
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melis19750
post Jul 10 2008, 04:12 PM
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QUOTE(MedicallyPissed08 @ Jul 10 2008, 05:27 PM) *
Hey all,

I'm new to bust.com, started reading this board yesterday (which is, by the way, a godsend) while googling "fishy smell" haha...

First a big THANK YOU to everyone who takes the time to post, everyone's busy these days and it's just good to see people helping people.

My sitch: I've never had an std, or even a yeast infection for that matter (weird, huh?). I'm 22, sexually active (faithfully though) and for the first time ever I think there's something wrong. unsure.gif I read through this board a lot yesterday and see there are about a million things you can try to treat this. Just thought I would apprise you guys of what I'm going to try (starting today) and then let you know what did/didn't work for me.

My scrip: I'm running to Henry's today to pick up that Femdophilus stuff (orally, thanks to all your suggestions). I ordered Femanol this afternoon (and cannot find ANYONE who's tried it, not even a "real" review) and am praying it does what they say it does.

Do you think the Fem-d will work by itself?

I hate taking antibiotics (I had MRSA four years ago -- it's a staph [skin] infection [looked like a little bug-bite on my knee] that's more resistant to antiobiotics, therefore all antibiotics I ever take now have to be in a different [more potent?] "class" or whatever),

and I don't have health insurance. I am going to Planned Parenthood tomorrow to make sure it IS b.v., but I don't think there's any mistaking this smell... it's absolutely mortifying. Will post how it goes.

I just got femanol last night.. i ordered it a few days ago. So, Im on my second pill! we will see what happens...
Ill post back and keep you updated.
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post Jul 10 2008, 04:10 PM
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Hey all,

I'm new to bust.com, started reading this board yesterday (which is, by the way, a godsend) while googling "fishy smell" haha...

First a big THANK YOU to everyone who takes the time to post, everyone's busy these days and it's just good to see people helping people.

My sitch: I've never had an std, or even a yeast infection for that matter (weird, huh?). I'm 22, sexually active (faithfully though) and for the first time ever I think there's something wrong. unsure.gif I read through this board a lot yesterday and see there are about a million things you can try to treat this. Just thought I would apprise you guys of what I'm going to try (starting today) and then let you know what did/didn't work for me.

My scrip: I'm running to Henry's today to pick up that Femdophilus stuff (orally, thanks to all your suggestions). I ordered Femanol this afternoon (and cannot find ANYONE who's tried it, not even a "real" review) and am praying it does what they say it does.

Do you think the Fem-d will work by itself?

I hate taking antibiotics (I had MRSA four years ago -- it's a staph [skin] infection [looked like a little bug-bite on my knee] that's more resistant to antiobiotics, therefore all antibiotics I ever take now have to be in a different [more potent?] "class" or whatever),

and I don't have health insurance. I am going to Planned Parenthood tomorrow to make sure it IS b.v., but I don't think there's any mistaking this smell... it's absolutely mortifying. Will post how it goes.
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mg86
post Jul 10 2008, 03:28 PM
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I just remembered on jarrow's website they have a store locator as to where you can buy their products. I am thinking I will start doing that because I am tired of paying almost $30 to iherb for it to arrive warm.


hang in there everyone!!
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melis19750
post Jul 10 2008, 02:32 PM
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hi gals
thanks for your support!!

anyhow i buy my femdophilus at "henrey's Market place"
which is a "wild oats store" like "whole foods"

many health food stores sell it

I got mine for $17.00 at henreys in the section where they keep all the other cold pro-piotics

I used to use K-pack
but..... i am trying femd

QUOTE(Girl, frustrated @ Jul 10 2008, 03:16 PM) *
thank you everyone for your support. well, now it is pretty obvious i have a yeast infection from the tindamax/metrozole combo.

btw...I have heard that Femdophilis is a great product. i guess i need to order it online as i don't think the pharmacy has it.

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post Jul 10 2008, 02:03 PM
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QUOTE(Girl, frustrated @ Jul 10 2008, 04:16 PM) *
thank you everyone for your support. well, now it is pretty obvious i have a yeast infection from the tindamax/metrozole combo.

btw...I have heard that Femdophilis is a great product. i guess i need to order it online as i don't think the pharmacy has it.


call around to all your local pharmacies. i got mine from a pharmacy but it isn't a big one like cvs or walgreens. it's a small one and private owned one. at least you wouldn't have to pay for shipping. just a suggestion!

sooo sad
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Girl, frustrated
post Jul 10 2008, 01:59 PM
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thank you everyone for your support. well, now it is pretty obvious i have a yeast infection from the tindamax/metrozole combo.

btw...I have heard that Femdophilis is a great product. i guess i need to order it online as i don't think the pharmacy has it.
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sooo sad
post Jul 10 2008, 01:44 PM
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melis19750

hey hon.........
i feel ya on that one. this bv stuff makes me feel sooo sad too( can you tell, that's my name "sooo sad!") right now i'm on metrogel(generic metroinozole?) vaginal for 10 days and gonna take femd and floramore on the 7th or 8th day of metrogel, right now i'm on my 5th day. hopefully this will do the trick. i've done oral flagyl + femd and it didn't work for me blink.gif hopefully all of us can bet this darn thing!!

good luck to all of us!!!

sooo sad
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melis19750
post Jul 10 2008, 01:22 PM
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Gawsh,
this BV stuff is horrid
I hope your all doing better. They, (some doctors) make it seem so scary and freak everyone out thinking that your immuno compromised.
My case... I have not had sex in FOUR YEARS....
so Im certain the Zithromax Z-pack i was on for bronchitis the middle of May is what threw my body off.
Now Im worried I might have a mild case od PID being my pelvis feels sooo weird. Thank god im seeing my OBGYn tomorrow.
yesterday I was doing better, but today noticed yellow discharge again and some pelvic discomfort (more sore than painful)

I also have not douched in 4 years until this past week to get the femdophilus out of my vagina. I tried it vaginally, but it caused inflamation. I guess im sensitive down there!
I think, maybe if WE ALL work together we can figure out what works and what does not.
Im convinced while Garlic cloves may be helpful for Yeast and Group b Strep (because it did make my GBS growth go down in the past)
that it does not work for BV.

Im praying I get back to normal. This is truly effecting my "emotional state"
I feel so down. I try to stay pro active and happy... but you know when your vagina is just not normal... its hard to think about anything else.
is anyone with me on that??

I dont have a odor... but man this seriously sucks
okay... im going to try and remain more on the positive side!


QUOTE(mg86 @ Jul 10 2008, 01:20 PM) *
girl, frustrated -
welcome! yes you're in the right place. it took me forever to quote an entry for some reason so looks like you are on the right track smile.gif this is definitely the right thread and I can assure you I share your frustration. The one thing I have learned here that has helped me immensely is the use of probiotics. One that a lot of ladies use here (including myself) is Jarrow Fem Dopholus (unsure of spelling). I buy it from iherb.com. It is expensive, but worth it in my opinion. Some people have seen results with FemD alone, but for me taking it while also on Flagyl, Clindesse, etc. seems to work. Good luck!


neverending

hope all is ok with you! I agree with melis that it sounds like trich. I am so sorry you are having to deal with all of that. I hope you are able to go to the doctor very soon...keep us posted!

As for me, I had my follow up appointment with my obgyn this morning. I had to wait forever!! Ugh..anyway, I used Clindesse last Tuesday and evidently it is still in there which explains the weird discharge and slight itching. Today is my last day of taking Flagyl THANK GOD. The last few days I have not been taking FemD as religiously the past few days because my iherb shipment was late and I had a last minute move (long story).

Also it seems like no matter what, my FemD from iherb is always cold when it arrives. I thought overnight shipping would do the trick and it is still warm. I put it in the fridge as soon as I can, but I am still worried about it's potency. Not to mention I paid for overnight shipping on SUNDAY and my order was not shipped until TUESDAY...I have been meaning to call to see if I can get some kind of adjustment but I've been so busy.

Anyway there hasn't been any odor and I think things are on their way to normal. I'll check back in in about a week and let you all know how things are going.

Hope all's well!

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post Jul 10 2008, 12:03 PM
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QUOTE(Girl, frustrated @ Jul 10 2008, 12:37 PM) *
sorry if i posted in the wrong area...i am trying to figure out how this board works...



girl, frustrated -
welcome! yes you're in the right place. it took me forever to quote an entry for some reason so looks like you are on the right track smile.gif this is definitely the right thread and I can assure you I share your frustration. The one thing I have learned here that has helped me immensely is the use of probiotics. One that a lot of ladies use here (including myself) is Jarrow Fem Dopholus (unsure of spelling). I buy it from iherb.com. It is expensive, but worth it in my opinion. Some people have seen results with FemD alone, but for me taking it while also on Flagyl, Clindesse, etc. seems to work. Good luck!


neverending

hope all is ok with you! I agree with melis that it sounds like trich. I am so sorry you are having to deal with all of that. I hope you are able to go to the doctor very soon...keep us posted!

As for me, I had my follow up appointment with my obgyn this morning. I had to wait forever!! Ugh..anyway, I used Clindesse last Tuesday and evidently it is still in there which explains the weird discharge and slight itching. Today is my last day of taking Flagyl THANK GOD. The last few days I have not been taking FemD as religiously the past few days because my iherb shipment was late and I had a last minute move (long story).

Also it seems like no matter what, my FemD from iherb is always cold when it arrives. I thought overnight shipping would do the trick and it is still warm. I put it in the fridge as soon as I can, but I am still worried about it's potency. Not to mention I paid for overnight shipping on SUNDAY and my order was not shipped until TUESDAY...I have been meaning to call to see if I can get some kind of adjustment but I've been so busy.

Anyway there hasn't been any odor and I think things are on their way to normal. I'll check back in in about a week and let you all know how things are going.

Hope all's well!
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Girl, frustrated
post Jul 10 2008, 10:20 AM
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QUOTE(Girl, frustrated @ Jul 10 2008, 11:34 AM) *
"our bodies, our hells" accurate title. i am dealing with a non-stop bacterial vaginosis infection. 4th week of antibiotic (metrozole, clindycin, tindamax)--yes, the spelling is wrong, i am certain. nothing works! i am 31 and i have only had one other bv infection to my knowledge. i haven't been having sex with multi partners or anything. i bought some acidophilus to take orally. i don't know. it is very FRUSTRATING!!! mad.gif


sorry if i posted in the wrong area...i am trying to figure out how this board works...
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post Jul 10 2008, 10:17 AM
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"our bodies, our hells" accurate title. i am dealing with a non-stop bacterial vaginosis infection. 4th week of antibiotic (metrozole, clindycin, tindamax)--yes, the spelling is wrong, i am certain. nothing works! i am 31 and i have only had one other bv infection to my knowledge. i haven't been having sex with multi partners or anything. i bought some acidophilus to take orally. i don't know. it is very FRUSTRATING!!! mad.gif
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post Jul 9 2008, 01:43 PM
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QUOTE(neverending @ Jul 9 2008, 12:15 PM) *
I am having lower (left) abdominal pain also. This morning I went to the bathroom and there was a dime size glob of what looked like blood and green slimy dis. Not forest green but a sort of light green, it's more now since I tried to wear the nuvaring again. Had to take it out again. I think this is some type of infection but I'm not quite sure what it is. I don't have insurance right now and the health department takes months to get in. Why do we not have universal health care in this country? Sheesh! The smell is not unbearable right now. I do the perfume to crotch method right now. I'm hoping this is just an infection from the nuvaring. Maybe?!


Oh Lord, thats aweful! I'm so sorry to hear that. My prayers are with you!
I think green discharge is a sign of an infection. They usually say green means trich... which is a very common STD. but, it could be something else. See a physician asap!
Im with you on universal health care. this stuff sometimes makes me want to move to canada and become a canadian cit just to have their health care.

I do have insurance but its sooo expensive


well today, I will repot Im a lot better
Im taking femdophilus every day. i upped my dosage to 2 pills 3 times a day, im also eating much healtheir
and avoiding sugar...
as well as doing a "candida cleanse" from being on anti biotics the last 2 months...

but today my discharge is odor free and clear... although I have a lot of it...
we will see what happens on friday when i see my obgyn
hopefully its good news

i want to be back to my healthy self
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post Jul 9 2008, 10:58 AM
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QUOTE(melis19750 @ Jul 9 2008, 05:42 AM) *
oh i forgot to mention
im starting to get lower abdominal pain
I wonder if its from BV??

I see my OBGYN on friday
we will see what she says
im so worried!



I am having lower (left) abdominal pain also. This morning I went to the bathroom and there was a dime size glob of what looked like blood and green slimy dis. Not forest green but a sort of light green, it's more now since I tried to wear the nuvaring again. Had to take it out again. I think this is some type of infection but I'm not quite sure what it is. I don't have insurance right now and the health department takes months to get in. Why do we not have universal health care in this country? Sheesh! The smell is not unbearable right now. I do the perfume to crotch method right now. I'm hoping this is just an infection from the nuvaring. Maybe?!
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post Jul 8 2008, 10:25 PM
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oh i forgot to mention
im starting to get lower abdominal pain
I wonder if its from BV??

I see my OBGYN on friday
we will see what she says
im so worried!
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post Jul 8 2008, 03:10 PM
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you know mine disolved....
how crazy is it we all experience something different
but I did break mine open before instering it.
so..... maybe thats the trick?

But I will say day #1- it did not irritate me at all
and day #2 -today,,,, it really irritated my vulvar area...
so Im not going to use it anymore vaginally
just oral use only
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post Jul 8 2008, 09:56 AM
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QUOTE(melis19750 @ Jul 8 2008, 01:30 AM) *
so im trying one femdophilus pill vaginally tonight. I once had a BAD reaction to Gyn-na-tryn
vaginal pro biotic
but so far, so good...
lets see what happens

ill post results later

I wouldn't do it vaginally if I were you. I tried that and it did nothing. The capsule didn't even dissolve in there completely. It was a clumpy mess. But good luck. THey work wonders orally. I usually take about 3 or 4 at a time. The two at a time did nothing for me.


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post Jul 8 2008, 04:26 AM
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No, Enzara is different than Femanol. Enzara is not a probiotic...it's a useless pill made by a company out to scam women. They claimed to have a cure for BV...all you had to do was buy an $80 or so bottle of pills once a month. The same company makes numerous other products and have been cited in a negative light on by the better business bureau.
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melis19750
post Jul 7 2008, 11:13 PM
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so im trying one femdophilus pill vaginally tonight. I once had a BAD reaction to Gyn-na-tryn
vaginal pro biotic
but so far, so good...
lets see what happens

ill post results later

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