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autumnbreeze
QUOTE(chantelhugo @ Jan 24 2007, 09:27 AM) *

I think im going to go on the birth control Yasmin, I heard it can balance out my hormones, and am i too young to take estrogen?


Hi CH...I was on Yasmin a few years ago and it did NOTHING for my BV symptoms. I think you can get metronizale on the internet w/o a prescription. Good luck!
pianogirl
QUOTE(chantelhugo @ Jan 24 2007, 09:27 AM) *

hi everyone, its been a while.. i have been following daily, just not posted. Anyways this is fucking ruining my life. I am so frusterated and I know its not from sex because I had it since I was about 16 (I was a virgin) and now I'm almost 19. I have no possible idea what its from, all i know is that its ruining me and i havent had sex in over a year. I think im going to go on the birth control Yasmin, I heard it can balance out my hormones, and am i too young to take estrogen? When my doctor ran blood tests he said my testesterone was high so it must have something to do with my hormones. This is ridicilious and im considering ordering metrozidale again as it worked before but came right back. Does anyone know where i can order it w/out a prescription?


Hi Cantelhugo,

Mine started when I was on seasonale...in terms of being too young I am not sure. I am 25 and it seems to be working great for me. Maybe you do have a hormonal issue and might need estrogen...if you are not confident in taking estroil ask a doctor to check your hormone levels and give you some medication or something.

Also the estroil is derived from a plant so I dont think its harmful but if you dont feel comfortable using it then you probably shouldnt.


Good Luck!

Ps I dont where you can order metrozidale sad.gif



QUOTE(autumnbreeze @ Jan 24 2007, 11:33 AM) *

Hi CH...I was on Yasmin a few years ago and it did NOTHING for my BV symptoms. I think you can get metronizale on the internet w/o a prescription. Good luck!



Hi Autumn,


My issues started from BC pills almost 2 years ago... I plan on marrying someday and having kids maybe in my 30s so in the interum it is condoms for me. I am really scared of taking BC pills..

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QUOTE(deprime @ Jan 23 2007, 11:15 PM) *

Congrats, PianoGirl, with the estroil!

I really want to purchase it, but I have a slight hesitation: With every product I've used to combat BV, they've worked for the first couple days and then have done nothing. I bought this wonderful liquid tea tree oil soap in France that worked wonderfully for a couple of days and then it was back to normal... Same for the Enzara. The estroil sounds so different -- and I figure (for me at least) that the lack of "good" estrogen is the last plausible explanation out there for my chronic BV.

In unrelated news, I feel like my discharge sometimes smells like urine.. I know I don't have incontinence issues, though, because I was thoroughly checked out by a urologist to rule out any possibility of that.

I'll buy the estroil and see how it works. Then, I can report those results to the reproductive endocrinologist in March.

Again, congrats PianoGirl on the success. I hope that we can all share it with you!!



Thanks Deprime...the real thanks goes to Neverending for suggesting it smile.gif

The estroil is very different form anything and everything I have tried. I did fall for enzara and it didnt work at all. The only thing that worked was the boric but the runny discahrge was annoying and it dried me out.

The estroil is really great.

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Good luck!
Eralc Alegna
I still haven't ordered the estroil, but I'm getting closer everyday. I'm afraid if hormones started it than they might mess it up worse. Plus once I get insurance I want to see a reproductive endocrinologist and don't want use of this stuff to mess up any tests to see if it was indeed hormones in the first place...
But results are results!

Neverending - did the boric work for you too? Pianogirl said it did but that estroil works better. I'm worried it might not do it for me because I haven't had luck with ANYTHING.
neverending
Eralc Alegna: The boric only worked for a while and you also have to keep using it in order for it to continue to work. It was a headache so that's when I said "I'm doing the Estroil".

pianogirl: Tell me everything that happens! I'm so excited for you. That little whiteish/ clear discharge you get is still the Estroil. It takes a while to dissolve. I went to the Doctor and he did'nt know why I had fatigue. I did a pregnancy test and it was negative. Oh well!
Eralc Alegna
ordered it. Here goes nothing...!

*besides 50 bucks
chantelhugo
Does anybody know where I can get metrozidale(?) or cleotrin ( i think thats what its called?) quickly.. you see...2 weeks, new boy, if you know what im sayin, i need a quick fix!!
Eralc Alegna
no clue, i hate that crap
pianogirl
QUOTE(chantelhugo @ Jan 25 2007, 10:31 AM) *

Does anybody know where I can get metrozidale(?) or cleotrin ( i think thats what its called?) quickly.. you see...2 weeks, new boy, if you know what im sayin, i need a quick fix!!



I have never ordered it online but you can try this link it says that you dont need a prescripton

http://www.fda-approved-rx.com/drugs_rx/634/Flagyl.htm

chantelhugo
I really dont want to use it again, but i have no choice in the next while. This really puts a damper on everything, im so fruserated:'( I cant talk about it to anyone.
neverending
Be very, very careful with this NEW guy! Wear condoms and make sure it does not rip. Your vagina is not acidic which makes you prone to STD'S AND HIV. PLEASE BE CAREFUL!
chantelhugo
has anyone tried buffergel?
pianogirl
QUOTE(chantelhugo @ Jan 25 2007, 02:00 PM) *

has anyone tried buffergel?



No why dont you try the estroil it is working great for me and it worked for neverending...

chantelhugo
I actually did order some and have used it 3 times, but i feel it hasnt done much for me...is there an oral one i can take?
neverending
It does'nt sound like you have an hormonal imbalance.
has anyone tried buffergel? I heard about it! I heard it's supposed to make the vagina more acidic. That will be perfect for your special day with your new guy but where do you get it?
I did'nt mean to scare you but I wanted you to be careful. These docs could care less but I have been there and I care what happens.
chantelhugo
thanks for your concern neverending, i really appreciate it.. so now i need this buffergel ASAP! or even metro gel .. does anyone know where i could get it?
pianogirl


Hi Ladies,

Sad news my discharge is heavy and white today and there is a very, very faint smell not fishy though.

I did in fact order the wrong estroil (I ordered 1 MG suppositores without the cream). However I have since ordered the correct package (the 50 dollar one).


Tonight I am going to put 2 suppositories rather that 1 mg. I will keep you ladies posted. I am a fan of the estroil because it did infact work for a few days but my dosage might not be high enough.

I am still very confident about the estroil.


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Thanks Ladies,

PG

A
pianogirl
QUOTE(chantelhugo @ Jan 26 2007, 05:39 PM) *

thanks for your concern neverending, i really appreciate it.. so now i need this buffergel ASAP! or even metro gel .. does anyone know where i could get it?



Hey I might be wrong but I dont think its available yet.

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neverending
pianogirl: It might be that the 1mg is not strong enough.I did rhe 2mg. Are you using it everyday?
pianogirl
QUOTE(neverending @ Jan 26 2007, 08:22 PM) *

pianogirl: It might be that the 1mg is not strong enough.I did rhe 2mg. Are you using it everyday?



Neverending

I am using it everyday. I just inserted 2...hopefully this will work!


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Thanks
PG
deprime
PG: I have the same issues -- everything will work for a few days but then won't be as effective. I did order the Estroil the other day, though, so hopefully this will be the cure that I'm looking for.

I think the key is initially flooding your system with the product (in most cases) and then gradually tapering off until you can reach a stage of maintenance.

G-d... I have so much hope for this product. I hope it works!

Keep us posted on your progress. smile.gif
pianogirl
QUOTE(deprime @ Jan 27 2007, 02:05 PM) *

PG: I have the same issues -- everything will work for a few days but then won't be as effective. I did order the Estroil the other day, though, so hopefully this will be the cure that I'm looking for.

I think the key is initially flooding your system with the product (in most cases) and then gradually tapering off until you can reach a stage of maintenance.

G-d... I have so much hope for this product. I hope it works!

Keep us posted on your progress. smile.gif



Thanks Deprime.

I inserted 2 last night and today there is still a very very faint odor. I will wait and see what happens.


smile.gif


Good luck!
neverending
If estroil does not work then look up estradoil(I think thats how it's spelled) and see if you can buy those online. Your bodies needs one or the other and yes they are both estrogens but after taking birth control we don't know which estrogen the birth control lowered/stopped. Anyway, still doing more research.I will get back to you all soon.
pianogirl
QUOTE(neverending @ Jan 28 2007, 11:11 AM) *

If estroil does not work then look up estradoil(I think thats how it's spelled) and see if you can buy those online. Your bodies needs one or the other and yes they are both estrogens but after taking birth control we don't know which estrogen the birth control lowered/stopped. Anyway, still doing more research.I will get back to you all soon.


Hi Neverending,


I am going to keep using it, the smell is not so bad but its there. I will keep using it and see what happens.


My happened when I was on BC pills and I believe yours did too so I do hope that what worked for you will work for me.

smile.gif

Thank you

PG
Eralc Alegna
Neverending - didn't you say it took about 3 months to get results with the estroil? If this is the case than Pianogirl doesn't have anything to worry about then, right?
neverending
Yes, I did! It took about 3 mos. for it to work but I did'nt have a smell just very very slight discharge which I believe was still the estroil. I don't think Pianogirl has anything to worry about, but then again everyone's body is different so I don't know for sure.
tgifcanigohomeyet
Hi girls,

It's been a long time since I came to visit...been really busy with work and school etc so you know this also means the bv is raging. I've been doing the boric acid but of course, like all of you, I found it didn't work after a while. So I'm going to take a while and read the old posts, catch up on what's been happening, just wanted to say me too...

and there's one other thing. Because life's a bitch and all, I recently started having the best sex of my life with someone and i've noticed sometimes we have problems with the condom getting overly dry, though I'm not dry...has anyone else had this problem? Usually I do the boric acid for a few days before he comes over (not right before, I'm scared the condom will melt) so its not horribly bad....
Eralc Alegna
So I just got the estroil (!!!!!!!!!) but I thought I had ordered the kit or whatever that Pianogirl posted a link to. all I got is three jars of the 2mg suppositories. No directions except to insert vaginally. No nothing. Just jars.

So Neverending and Pianogirl, do you use it once or twice a day? morning or night? How long should I use it daily and when should I switch to maintenence? If I'm using it for maintenence how ofen should I use it?

P.S. Just started my period about 2 days ago...does this effect use at all? Should I wait 'till it's over (god I don't want to wait, I want to use it right now!)
neverending
Geez, It's been a while now. I think I just used one at night. I'll try to find the directions I had. Hope everything goes well. smile.gif
pianogirl
QUOTE(Eralc Alegna @ Jan 29 2007, 05:16 PM) *

So I just got the estroil (!!!!!!!!!) but I thought I had ordered the kit or whatever that Pianogirl posted a link to. all I got is three jars of the 2mg suppositories. No directions except to insert vaginally. No nothing. Just jars.

So Neverending and Pianogirl, do you use it once or twice a day? morning or night? How long should I use it daily and when should I switch to maintenence? If I'm using it for maintenence how ofen should I use it?

P.S. Just started my period about 2 days ago...does this effect use at all? Should I wait 'till it's over (god I don't want to wait, I want to use it right now!)



I got mine too ad no instructions sad.gif

The smell was bad this morning so I decided to try the hydrogen peroxide in the morning before work...by this evening I wasnt in the mood to do anything as the smell was still there...I guess the hydrogen peroxide really does nothing for me...

sad.gif

This sucks
latinrican
Hi Ladies... I haven't been here since Dec so It took me forever to read what has been going on. Well... my BV is still here but not as bad as it used to be. I still use BA every so often. I noticed u guys stopped talking about Folic Acid... R ya'll still taking that? I havent tried the HP yet so I'll head to the store and get a bottle. I saw that some of ya'll were talking about colonics and things such that.....wellll , I think Im going to try to do this "Master Cleanser"and see how that works out. U may want to read up on it... Let me know if some of ya'll r on the folic acid and how that's working out.
deprime
According to the Estroil website, "Directions: Use one suppository nightly for 3 weeks. The second three weeks use every other night. After that use twice or 3 times a week to maintain healthy tissue. "

I just got mine in the mail!
Eralc Alegna
I sill take folic and a b-complex but i won once the jars are empty. Doesn't seem to do a thing for me. I sure as hell hope the estroil does though! Their sales must have jumped so much in the last week....
neverending
Pianogirl: I was doing some more research and I came upon a thing called Vagifem. It has estradoil in it. Are things not working or what? I feel sad! I was hoping this would work for everybody.
pianogirl
QUOTE(neverending @ Jan 30 2007, 10:33 PM) *

Pianogirl: I was doing some more research and I came upon a thing called Vagifem. It has estradoil in it. Are things not working or what? I feel sad! I was hoping this would work for everybody.



Thanks neverending....I had to insert a boric capsule in the morning but I am still using the estroil and will continue to use it.

I am hoping it just takes a few weeks to kick in being that I have had this issue for almost 2 years...

I will research Vagifem and please do not feel bad smile.gif


You are just trying to help.

Talk to you soon.

PG
herekittykitty
Hello Everyone. Happy Hump Day!

UPDATE: It's been a while since I've posted, but I have to say that the HP treatment along with taking vitamins has been able to keep my BV at bay. I think it's been over a month since my initial HP treatment and I've done it only after my period has ended and also sometimes after sex as a preventive measure.
There is no discharge and the smell is completely gone. Sucks that this doesn't work for all you ladies. : (

So, from now on I'll always have a HP bottle stored in my medicine cabinet to treat my BV when (not IF as we all know) it rears it's nasty head again.

This is kind of FUNNY, but my BF was washing my dishes for me the other day when he saw the spoon dropper (looks like a mini baster) thing, which I use to insert the HP in my vagina, in the sink. He picked up the dropper and asked me what I had cooked and used the "flavor infuser" for. I laughed and laughed, while he looked at me quizicaly, and said, "fish, babe....Fish."

BF knows nothing about my BV situation and I intend to keep it that way. haha.

Anyhow, keep your heads up ladies!
free_spirit
QUOTE(herekittykitty @ Jan 31 2007, 08:17 PM) *

Hello Everyone. Happy Hump Day!

UPDATE: It's been a while since I've posted, but I have to say that the HP treatment along with taking vitamins has been able to keep my BV at bay. I think it's been over a month since my initial HP treatment and I've done it only after my period has ended and also sometimes after sex as a preventive measure.
There is no discharge and the smell is completely gone. Sucks that this doesn't work for all you ladies. : (

So, from now on I'll always have a HP bottle stored in my medicine cabinet to treat my BV when (not IF as we all know) it rears it's nasty head again.

This is kind of FUNNY, but my BF was washing my dishes for me the other day when he saw the spoon dropper (looks like a mini baster) thing, which I use to insert the HP in my vagina, in the sink. He picked up the dropper and asked me what I had cooked and used the "flavor infuser" for. I laughed and laughed, while he looked at me quizicaly, and said, "fish, babe....Fish."

BF knows nothing about my BV situation and I intend to keep it that way. haha.

Anyhow, keep your heads up ladies!



Ok, quick question, why was something you tick in your vagina in your kitchen where you cook and prepare food?!

Ok, back on topic...I heard that you can stick a flygal (the one that you are supposed to take orally) in your vagina, one 250mg pill one time and your BV will go away. You guys should try that.
Eralc Alegna
going to be night 3 of the estroil tonight, I can't wait to finish my period and see where things are at!

Just one thing, Neverending - did you use yours nightly for the 3 months before you were satisfied? or did you do the 2-3 weeks or whatever and then go to maintenence?
pympmama1
I don't post very often but I stick very close to this board. I am trying the estroil from the website one of you posted.... I have been using it for about a week now and I must say... I don't think it is working the smell is there still. ...although not as strong still a faint odor..... I have a question you guys ... does your estriol have beeswax in it.... Maybe I got the wrong one from dr helen's website. I know this is going to sound weird but ... Does your boobies feel tender and very sensitive... I don't know maybe I got the wrong stuff... I thought it would be a cream it is kinda like the beeswax I put in my dredlocks... I saw some estrogen pills while at the drug store maybe those combined with the estriol will help.... blink.gif

QUOTE(neverending @ Jan 30 2007, 10:33 PM) *

Pianogirl: I was doing some more research and I came upon a thing called Vagifem. It has estradoil in it. Are things not working or what? I feel sad! I was hoping this would work for everybody.


Thank you neverending ..it is something new... that may take some time...like PG said.... we are all here to bounce things off each other and find a cure.... smile.gif
herekittykitty
QUOTE(free_spirit @ Jan 31 2007, 06:18 PM) *

Ok, quick question, why was something you tick in your vagina in your kitchen where you cook and prepare food?!

Ok, back on topic...I heard that you can stick a flygal (the one that you are supposed to take orally) in your vagina, one 250mg pill one time and your BV will go away. You guys should try that.




Actually the dropper (it's very small) was in a container that I use to fill the HP in the sink. But yea..that sounds kinda gross. haha.
neverending
Just one thing, Neverending - did you use yours nightly for the 3 months before you were satisfied? or did you do the 2-3 weeks or whatever and then go to maintenence?
*I did 2 weeks then maintenance
jewelscando
Free Spirit, where did you here that? And I wonder how safe that would be. Because I have a drawer full, and am considering it!!! Let me know!!
free_spirit
Hi Jewels,

My friend had bv for a *few* years. She told me that her doctor told her to do it,she had recurrent and kept going back. (I must say that it was a military hospital, and that the doctor was foreign...take that for what it may or may not do for you in determining your decision to try it or not)

But my logictoit is why not?

People are sticking everything else up there to try to resolve the issue, also, if people can take flagyl and ingest it through their mouth and body and it is not "harmful", or "detrimental" to their health and safety that way, then why not use it in the other hole in our body?

i always read in here to see whats going on...I read about the potatos, so I think anything is game!!! LOL

But yeah, that was my source...

Other stats in her case....She used to smoke but stopped. I think she also took some milk thislte (sp) but she swears that what she did made the smell and discharge go away..

(yes she went into some other details)

(she said that she used to sweat alot down there and now she doesnt and even when she try to test things out down there at any given moment things seem "ok and normal")

Well, i think its worth a shot...and I posted it also because I read how some women here order or try to order the flagyl (sp?) online and I figured you guys may have some you can access right away instead of spending the $50 on the estoil (sp) and waiting for it to come, and spending anymore money period.


(man i ramble toooo much)

if some one tries it be sure to post back and let all know...
autumnbreeze
Hi guys...just wanted to give an update

Good News: No BV symptoms the past 2 days!!!

Bad News: I can't pinpoint what made it go away mad.gif

This condition is soooo mysterious. I haven't done anything different (that I can think of) this week. I'm sure the symptoms will come back soon, just as suddenly as they went away. *Sigh*
lapis
OK, I haven't had bv in years but wanted to share what seemed to help for me--in case people need more options. Basically, I went through a uti, yeast, bv cycle, for about 3 years which ended. The BV was persistent and I used a lot of metrogel, flagyl, etc. My nurse decided that my body was too acidic and recommended I douche (I know it's been given a bad name) with baking soda and water. So, that made me feel better. I also changed partners (he was uncut and I think was passing the bacteria back to me). The baking soda thing gave me great relief and never backfired into yeast or bv. Just a thought...
jewelscando
Ok, I'll be the guiney pig for my girls!! I will try tonight, and post back tomorrow. Mine is back full blown. With the havey grayish discharge coming out. I was going to do HP tonight, but, I guess I will try to other. I have 200 mg and 500 mg. Which one do you guys think I should try??
autumnbreeze
Thanks Jewels for being the guinea pig!! Let us know if it works. Sorry to hear yours is back again. Mine has let up for now **fingers crossed**. I also want to know more about the baking soda douche.

lapis: How much baking soda did you use..or did you buy the one already mixed from the store? And how long did you have to do this before it was gone for good?
Eralc Alegna
yea the baking soda thing makes me curious... was it just used as a preventative measure after a successful round of meds? or were you in the middle of a BV infection and the douche cured it?

Jewels, I'd go balls to the wall and do the 500mg. Why waste your time pussy footin' (no pun intended) around? This sucks!
lapis
The baking soda was an intervention-meds never really worked. I would douche with something like a teaspoon of baking soda and warm water (can't remember accurately--you could probably find the right "recipe" on the web). I also found that the less I tried to fix it, the better it got--I suspect because every little thing would throw off the ph. In my opinion, boric acid and anything acidic is a bad idea because it's an acid condition. You can buy a reusable douche at Walgreens--it's a big ball with a squirt thing. This also accompanied lifestyle changes like smoking less and eating less sugar. I know no one wants to hear this but changing partners also seemed to make a huge difference. You also might try to bring down your acidity overall--eating avocados, limes, keeping away from sugar. I haven't had anything like bv in years so I believe this helped like mad--it's remarkable when it stops because our bodies know how to self-regulate; it just takes time. It's not that expensive and definitely worth a try.
D double U
For those that are using hp douche, how many times do u rinse? How many times a week? How long do u leave it? What actually happens? How long before you start seeing results?
jewelscando
Well guys, I did the 500mg last night. I don't know if it worked or not. Kindof got a little bit of a stomach ache immediately following inserting it. However, I think that might have just been my mind playing tricks on me. I was scared!!!

Anyways, I will post back tomorrow to let you know if I "smell" any different. Should I use another one tonight??? I think I might, just in case.

Lapis, as far as what you said about, the less you did, the better it got. For me personally, I disagree with that. The less I do, THE WORSE it gets. I felt the same way you did in thinking, and would go a couple of weeks without sex, and using something for the BV and mine comes back worse then ever, until I use something again. The problem all of us are having with everything we are using is, NOTHING IS CURING IT. It only "Masks" it, temporarily, until we are forced to move on to something else that could possibly be a cure. We haven't found a cure yet, but, for all of us true b.v. sufferers, we won't stop until we do.

Changing partners is great and everything, however, how do you "Divorce" the love of your life because you have re-occuring BV.

"Sorry, son, daughter, I have to leave your father because I have BV." Hmmmm, no, I don't think so.
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