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> Bacterial Vaginosis--or--embarrassing bad smell
neverending
post Oct 14 2006, 11:02 AM
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D double U: I'm sorry I meant no harm! It's just I've never heard of that before.
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D double U
post Oct 14 2006, 10:49 AM
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Well why the hell would anything work? Why would Boric Acid work? Obviously there's something in it that kills bacteria. Potatos have also been known to cure fevers. She got the idea from her mother. She sliced it thin, not too thin and inserted for an hour.

Jewels,

We're here for support. Hope all goes well on Monday

and If you think you'll do better with an onion, go right ahead
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post Oct 13 2006, 09:02 PM
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Hey everyone. Made a doctors appt on Monday at 8:45. Don't know if I'll make it that long, this strangling feeling is about to kill me. My rash is 10X's worse. And now I have massive discharge, clumpy. The smell is still there, and I've been off Boric for over 3 weeks. I'm pretty positive I'm having a serious reaction to the boric. I think it's like everything, what works for one, doesn't always work for another. And unfortunately, even the boric works, I'm alergice to it. I'm going to take the boric with me to the doctor. I went online and found out that the strangling feeling may be related to my heart. I'm now officially scared.
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post Oct 13 2006, 08:00 PM
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Eralc Alegna:LOL! You'll do better with an onion. At least it's acidic!:)
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Eralc Alegna
post Oct 13 2006, 06:54 PM
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WTF?????

First of all why the hell would that work. Second of all where did she get the idea. Third how much potato did she use and how was it cut?

I can't believe it but I'm actually entertaining the idea of trying this. I'm fucking desperate...

That is pretty damn random. You should find out more
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D double U
post Oct 13 2006, 03:30 PM
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Hey Ladies,

I know this is really random but I was talkin to a friend who was having frequent problems with BV and yeast infections and she told me she cut up a potato and inserted it into her vagina for about an hour. After she took it out, if course it had yucky discharge on it but she hasn't had a problem since
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post Oct 13 2006, 10:04 AM
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I feel sluggish! Is it the Birth control thats making me feel like this? I also bought trimspa x32. Can I take this with birth control?
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Eralc Alegna
post Oct 13 2006, 09:49 AM
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Tabby- the burning thing seems odd to me at least. If they say it's BV than I guess it must be but thats a symptom I've never had or remember reading about.

And my sympathies to all of you with the yeast problems after BV treatment. I guess I'm on the lucky side of this if there is one. I've had about two yeast infections ever and neither was related. I can't imagine how frustrating that must be...

How long after using boric did everyone see results? I've been using a 00 morning and night for about 2 weeks and the discharge and smell are about the same. I'm thinking I should go back to the doc as much as I hate them all because this time nothing seems to work at all. the hydrogen peroxide and vit C before gave me 1 day of no symptoms out of like 2 months of use. Last spring my doctor told me I had an overgrowth of type b strep in addition to the bv and had amoxicillin suppositories made up but they didn't really do much. Maybe I've got something other than BV this time? or something else along with it? I dunno, I hate doctors! If/when I goI'll tell them about boric and everything else I've used. I also wanna get the HPV vaccine they've got out now. I urge you all to do the same
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post Oct 13 2006, 06:47 AM
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Hello all,

I have been using boric acid everyday for a little over 2 weeks. I plan in slowing down my dosage to 2x per week. I dont have any side effects, I purcahsed a bottle of boric acid from CVS and asked the pharmacist if this was ok to use as a vaginall suppository (they had 2 versions of boric acid thta why) she said "yes". I purcahsed a bottle of boric acid and then went to a health food store and purchased size 00 vegetarian capsules and all as been well I expected a slight burning but no affects at all. I was also diagnosed with cervical dyplasia / HPV and my doctor says the warts are on my cervix and they are very small, nothong to worry about. I believe in some way my bv is linked to HPV because I never had this issue before I met my BF and I got on Seasonale and started getting BV.


I wish everyone ots of luck, doctors dont seem concerned about this because its not them with the fishy smell.


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post Oct 13 2006, 05:10 AM
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Hey Ladies....

Just like quietmadness! I've been using BA for about 2 months and at first I used it about every other day. Now Im using it about 1 a week and I have no rashes or any side effects either....fyi.
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post Oct 13 2006, 04:58 AM
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I'm not a frequent poster, I mainly read. But now I'm back for some support.

All summer long I have had bouts of vaginal burning and burning when I pee. It lasts around a week and goes away. June, I felt a UTI coming on, during one of these bouts and was lucky enough to have some antibiotics to take. July, August, September, same thing. A week of hell with burning. This month comes and it starts up again, the day AFTER sex. But this time it's worse, and progresses into a 102 degree fever by end of the week. I was so sick I couldn't walk. I went to the ER and they did a pee test, blood work up, and pelvic exam.

Lab work was fine. Pee test showed a UTI, and the pelvic exam (which was HORRIBLY painful) showed I had BV. I asked the doctor if BV can cause bouts of burning each month, or burning when peeing, and she said it can. The one thing that worried me was, upon viewing my cervix they saw a red spot. Immediately I panic thinking cancer. They tell me to go and have this checked out by the gyno. I'm waiting to go for the appointment on that. I have read where inflammation can occur on the cervix due to infection. I'm praying thats all it is.

They give me Keflex for the UTI and Flagyl for the BV. *sigh* and by weeks end I will have a yeast infection from hell, to be sure. I'm doing probiotics in the hopes it will stave it off. Everyone here knows that vicious cycle.

Here's the thing I don't *get* about my BV. I have NO smell with this. Just the incredible constant burning.

And now, I'm scared sh$tless about what this "red spot" is on my cervix.

I just needed to vent. Thanks! If anyone has anything to add or some info please know it is greatly appreciated!
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post Oct 13 2006, 04:39 AM
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I've been using the boric acid capsules for a while now. I only use them like twice a week though.

They've been working well, and I've not had any ill side effects.

Maybe it's because I'm not using it so often?

Who knows--y'all's problems may not be from the boric--may be from something else?

I hope y'all find out and feel better!
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post Oct 12 2006, 10:27 PM
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Sorry Neverending, I meant Pepper.
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post Oct 12 2006, 07:04 PM
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Please girls stop the boric acid or talk to a medical professional it seems like it causing allergic reactions for all you. I use condoms and don't get BV. But the moment I have unprotected sex like clockwork two days later I get BV. Have to go on antibiotics...then of course yeast for like a month! I do have HPV-cervical dyplesia which causes an abnormal pap. I believe the HPV-Virus is related to my BV-because your immune system down there weakens....This really does suck, and I do relate to you girls. I cry about everyday because I want to me normal.........I hope someone finds a cure for this fucking BV..........................I can't stand it!
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post Oct 12 2006, 06:26 PM
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jewelscando: HUH?
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post Oct 12 2006, 06:22 PM
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Well, went to the doctor yesterday, and he said I was having an alergic reaction. I didn't tell him about the Boric, because he was a dick. I've made an appointment with my reg. doctor, who is very cool, and I will tell him about the Boric. I have massive tightening in my throat, like I'm being strangled. If I take Benedryl, it goes away, but comes back as soon as the benedryl wears off.

Neverending: I understand where you're coming from, and I agree with Sassy. I don't want to be lectured. I've been off the boric for over 3 weeks. Therefore, I'm not absolutely positive that that is my problem. I would feel more comfortable talking to my reg. doctor, not a skin specialist about problems with my Vagina.
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post Oct 12 2006, 01:53 PM
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QUOTE(Eralc Alegna @ Oct 11 2006, 12:59 PM) *

Diet is linked on a certain level. I've read lots of stuff saying to abstain from sugar, alcohol, yeast etc. I've been planning/trying to start a raw food diet for a while now, I'm sure my poor dietary habits are at least partially to blame. Plus I'm still convinced that I just have some sort of bacteria overgrowth due to my breakouts. The raw food diet is also a detox diet so I'm hoping to just flush as much shit out as I can (literally!).

Don't worry about passing it to your husband. I've had boyfriends treated on the off chance we might be passing the infection, but they could only MAYBE carry it. Men don't get infected. It never helped me having my partner treated anyway.

I had given up on doctors recently but now I kinda want to go back to have my hormones checked out. I was against using hormonal birth control for a few reasons but if that could help me i might be willing to put some weight on again. Neverending, be sure to let us know if the pill keeps the infection away or not



Thanks for the encouraging words. Maybe I should have my birth control changed. I'm on mircette (the pill) right now... maybe I should switch to a different one. I ordered yeast arrest boric acid suppositories. Started on it last night, so we will see what happens. I hope this is the answer to my problems.

I also ordered these feminine hygiene products called "her care" or something like that. It's like a shampoo, cleanser and moisturizer for your vagina. They call it the alternative to douching. It's helping out alot with the awful smell.

Thanks ladies. We all have to help and support each other to get through this. Thank God men cant catch this, or I would have alot of explaining to do once we stop using the condoms.
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post Oct 12 2006, 05:11 AM
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pepper--I understand where you're coming from but I think a lot of girls, inluding myself, do not want to get lectured on using some non-antibiotic to help an infection.

Pympmama--I don't know if those symptoms are related to boric acid. I don't remember reading anything about throat problems or white splotches. I know me and Jewels have rashes, but they itch so I'm not sure what to tell you. Maybe they will both go away with the antibiotic.

Thanks to everybody about the abnormal pap reassurance. I find out today or tomorrow how everything went. I know this is off the BV topic a bit, but how long did you guys have bleeding after a cervical biopsy (those that had one)? It's been two days and I'm still bleeding and I wondered if that was okay. It's not really heavy but it is enough to be annoying.
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post Oct 12 2006, 12:25 AM
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what the fuck is with you girls and the not telling your doc about the boric acid? how the HELL can they advise you if you don't give them the whole picture?!? doctors are supposed to be impartial health practitioners and while i realise that they are only human they are actually there to help you out. give them a chance to do that by telling them what you've been up to, for heaven's sake. why even go if you aren't going to tell them everything? it's useless. like going for therapy and only talking about stuff that doesn't actually bug you.

sorry for the rant but REALLY! none of us are doctors but We get the whole story. fess to the one person who might actually be able to help.
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post Oct 11 2006, 11:44 PM
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Hey you guys I have been having problems with white splotches on my arms since I started the boric acid. They don't itch. I have also been having a problems with my throat. I have only been on the boric acid for about a 8weeks. One suppository a night. Can we be slowly posioning ourselves. I had to go to the doctor about my throat and he gave me antibotics. He said it was nothing but I did not tell him about the boric acid. Can someone tell their doctor about the boric acid and see what they say.....It did not occur to me that my throat tightness could be correlated to the BA. huh.gif
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