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lori
post Oct 13 2008, 11:07 PM
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QUOTE(mfc10 @ Oct 13 2008, 07:17 PM) *
He definitely did. Anyone can Email him & ask.

If it was via e-mail, would you mind sharing some of that insight with us? Because that is an amazing and helpful bit of information.


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post Oct 13 2008, 09:17 PM
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QUOTE(lori @ Oct 13 2008, 06:43 AM) *
Really? Did Dr. Reid say that?


He definitely did. Anyone can Email him & ask.
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post Oct 13 2008, 09:16 PM
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QUOTE(LovelyLadyLuck @ Oct 13 2008, 01:15 AM) *
Hi Ladies....

mfc10, you say you have been on the penicillin for 9 weeks, for an "embedded" bladder infection, but were you suffering with BV at the time? or did you just incorporate the femd as a preventative?



No--I haven't had BV in 2 + years. I took the FemDoph as a preventive once I knew I was going to be on antibiotics a long while. So far, no BV or yeast infections! When I emailed Dr. Reid, he was pleased to hear how it has helped even when on broad-spectrum antibiotics.

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post Oct 13 2008, 02:53 PM
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QUOTE(Lolasaurus @ Oct 12 2008, 01:17 AM) *
I just did what I did because I'd rather shove one pill up my vag than two.



Probably a good thing you did it that way. I tried that with the Fem D and the dang capsules just sat there. They didn't dissolve at all.


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post Oct 13 2008, 02:21 PM
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mfc10

how have you been? glad to see you here!!!!!!!! wink.gif
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post Oct 13 2008, 06:43 AM
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QUOTE(mfc10 @ Oct 11 2008, 06:59 PM) *
Yes, it does, The inventor/patent-holder has told several of us who contacted him, that it can indeed be used vaginally.

Really? Did Dr. Reid say that?


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post Oct 13 2008, 01:15 AM
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Hi Ladies....

mfc10, you say you have been on the penicillin for 9 weeks, for an "embedded" bladder infection, but were you suffering with BV at the time? or did you just incorporate the femd as a preventative?

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post Oct 12 2008, 03:09 PM
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QUOTE(Lolasaurus @ Oct 12 2008, 01:17 AM) *
I just did what I did because I'd rather shove one pill up my vag than two.

I didn't know you can do that with femdophilus. I thought that you just take it orally.
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post Oct 12 2008, 12:17 AM
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I just did what I did because I'd rather shove one pill up my vag than two.

QUOTE(damselindistress @ Oct 10 2008, 08:56 AM) *
Will the capsule that the FemD comes in dissolve in the vag? Who's tried it?
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post Oct 11 2008, 08:59 PM
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QUOTE(damselindistress @ Oct 10 2008, 08:56 AM) *
Will the capsule that the FemD comes in dissolve in the vag? Who's tried it?


Yes, it does, The inventor/patent-holder has told several of us who contacted him, that it can indeed be used vaginally. It just can't say it on the box or package insert. Some of the original research studies were done with women inserting it vaginally. I take two a day orally and use one vaginally at night while on antibiotics for an imbedded bladder infection. I've been on Augmentin & amoxicillin daily for over 9 weeks now, and no sign of BV or vaginal yeast!

The potato starch in the FemDophilus can be smelled after it melts, but other than that...

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post Oct 10 2008, 10:18 AM
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Hey girls,

http://www.gentlebirth.org/archives/vagInfections.html

I thought some of you might find some valuable info here. Thanks!
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post Oct 10 2008, 08:56 AM
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QUOTE(Lolasaurus @ Oct 9 2008, 05:04 PM) *
I think I also read somewhere that if you're taking antibiotics and FemD, you should try to take them a few hours apart. worth considering.
My (TMI but totally exciting) new development: Last night was night 4 of FemD vaginally (I emptied 2 capsules into 1 larger, gelatin one), and today, for the first time in months, my discharge could be described as slippery, rather than sticky or watery! biggrin.gif

... Too bad I've forgotten what normal vag smells like unsure.gif gonna get another checkup before I celebrate too hard.


Will the capsule that the FemD comes in dissolve in the vag? Who's tried it?
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post Oct 9 2008, 04:04 PM
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I think I also read somewhere that if you're taking antibiotics and FemD, you should try to take them a few hours apart. worth considering.

QUOTE(mikamo0229 @ Oct 6 2008, 01:19 PM) *
well, i was put on the same supression method, which didnt work for me at all, plus i had several yeast infections untill i took the fem d. i used the gel once a week to put mine at bay , along with the probiotics. The gel is messy, i rather take the pill because i didnt get yeast infection. But good luck, and Im no gyno but my nurse practioner swears by fem d... to restore the flora . On the box it reccomends to take twice the dosage during antibiotic use as needed. i hope this helps and good luck again ....


My (TMI but totally exciting) new development: Last night was night 4 of FemD vaginally (I emptied 2 capsules into 1 larger, gelatin one), and today, for the first time in months, my discharge could be described as slippery, rather than sticky or watery! biggrin.gif

... Too bad I've forgotten what normal vag smells like unsure.gif gonna get another checkup before I celebrate too hard.
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post Oct 8 2008, 10:08 PM
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QUOTE(deeseeker @ Sep 27 2008, 06:22 PM) *
Thank you Lori,

I have been tested for STD's doing every Doctor's visit for over a year and nothing show up. I do take Fem-dophilus daily, but have stop because of the amoxicillin. I think I need to wait until I am finish the anti-botoics. I have not been sexually active all years, so I really believe that is my issue, the Group B. If the amoxicillin don't stop the discharge and odor then I guess I will try Penicillin, I have not been abusiving anti-botocis, so I hope bewtiween the Two it works for me.
I have doing a lot of research but can't really find what I am looking for a "CURE"!!!!!

so DEE, did the femdophilus help u?
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post Oct 8 2008, 01:53 PM
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QUOTE(earthwoman @ Oct 8 2008, 04:58 AM) *
I have been tested for std's (though I don't think trich was in there??I need to take care of that) I am in a monogamous relationship (2 years). I've had this problem though about 4 years but never as bad as it's been this past year. Initially I treated it as yeast (using TTO) and it seemed to resolve...for awhile...I've never taken any prescribed meds (I try to stay as natural as possible). My last doc. appointment was a couple of weeks ago and he seemed to think I had BV from the symptoms I described (but he didn't actually check anything out). He gave me clindesse and to my dismay I had tons of soft clay like discharge..yuck...so he said he'll treat me and my bf with flagyl. I don't want to take it but I am desperate at this point. Oh and it gets worse around my period and after sex (I almost forget what that is at this point LOL). The smell is awful. I started folic acid and Fem-D already so I guess it's just wait and see. Has anyone had any success with homeopaths or acupuncture? I want to treat the root of the problem, not just get rid of the symptoms...Thanks for the welcome



Acupuncture is great but it does not work right away. It takes a few sessions to get the benefits. It seems like you just have a general bacteria infection. It also seems like you yo-yo back and forth between yeast and BV.
1.Continue to take the Fem-D / vitamins
2. Get tested for Trich
3.Take a look at Lori's blog.
4. If all else fails. Take the Flagyl ( you and your boyfriend) with the fem-d. I hear some ladies have had relief doing that.
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post Oct 7 2008, 11:12 PM
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EVERYBODY DO NOT USE ANY PRODUCTS THAT HAVE CORN STARCH IN IT. NOT ONLY IT CAUSES RASHES IT ALSO CAN CAUSE YEAST INFECTION AND MAKE YOUR BV ODOR WORST(IT CAUSES THE DISCHARGE TO COME DOWN HEAVY). CORN STARCH CAN BE FOUND MOSTLY IN POWDER!! SUMMER EVE POWDER ALSO HAVE CORN STARCH. IT BEST TO USE BABY JOHNSON THE ORIGINALLY ONE NO SCENTED ONES!!
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post Oct 7 2008, 11:03 PM
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For those ladies who have had luck with FemD, about how long did it take for you to see results?

And neverending...thanks for the welcome!
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post Oct 7 2008, 10:58 PM
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QUOTE(neverending @ Oct 7 2008, 10:53 PM) *
Welcome to the board! First, I have a couple of questions. Is there a certain time of the month you get BV? Do you get BV after sex with your significant other? Have you taken Flagyl before and had BV go away? Have you been tested for all STD'S? and Are you an your boyfriend in an monogamous relationship?Oh, and when did this problem start for you? I know these are a lot of questions but it's important to write these things down so you can go back and pinpoint the problem and that will also help you explain to the doctors what exactly goes on an when it happens.

I have been tested for std's (though I don't think trich was in there??I need to take care of that) I am in a monogamous relationship (2 years). I've had this problem though about 4 years but never as bad as it's been this past year. Initially I treated it as yeast (using TTO) and it seemed to resolve...for awhile...I've never taken any prescribed meds (I try to stay as natural as possible). My last doc. appointment was a couple of weeks ago and he seemed to think I had BV from the symptoms I described (but he didn't actually check anything out). He gave me clindesse and to my dismay I had tons of soft clay like discharge..yuck...so he said he'll treat me and my bf with flagyl. I don't want to take it but I am desperate at this point. Oh and it gets worse around my period and after sex (I almost forget what that is at this point LOL). The smell is awful. I started folic acid and Fem-D already so I guess it's just wait and see. Has anyone had any success with homeopaths or acupuncture? I want to treat the root of the problem, not just get rid of the symptoms...Thanks for the welcome
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post Oct 7 2008, 09:53 PM
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QUOTE(earthwoman @ Oct 8 2008, 12:54 AM) *
Hello all...I've been lurking for awhile looking for tried and true solutions to no avail sad.gif I've been suffering with BV on and off for years...only recently realizing it was BV I was dealing with. It is now worse than it's ever been. I'm going to the doc. in a couple of days. I want to be tested for every strain of infection they can think of. And I have a feeling both my man and I will need to go through a course of flagyl...then Fem-D and tea tree oil, both of which I already use. Some of you women give me hope this can be helped...It's just so depressing...all I want is a normal vagina!!!


Welcome to the board! First, I have a couple of questions. Is there a certain time of the month you get BV? Do you get BV after sex with your significant other? Have you taken Flagyl before and had BV go away? Have you been tested for all STD'S? and Are you an your boyfriend in an monogamous relationship?Oh, and when did this problem start for you? I know these are a lot of questions but it's important to write these things down so you can go back and pinpoint the problem and that will also help you explain to the doctors what exactly goes on an when it happens.
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post Oct 7 2008, 06:54 PM
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Hello all...I've been lurking for awhile looking for tried and true solutions to no avail sad.gif I've been suffering with BV on and off for years...only recently realizing it was BV I was dealing with. It is now worse than it's ever been. I'm going to the doc. in a couple of days. I want to be tested for every strain of infection they can think of. And I have a feeling both my man and I will need to go through a course of flagyl...then Fem-D and tea tree oil, both of which I already use. Some of you women give me hope this can be helped...It's just so depressing...all I want is a normal vagina!!!

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