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neverending
Hey ladies! I have some news to bring. I think I've found something useful and It might sound weird at first but please hear me out. For all those who may not have hormonal problems here's something you might want to look in to. I found that Amino Acids can help you all a lot. Also I found something called lipotropic injections that break down junk in your liver and help you metabolize things better. I believe one of these things will help you all. Hope this helps!
Oh, I'm still doing great!
anitsirhc
hello biggrin.gif i have a question. i've been doing the HP for about 4 days now. and i've been getting kind of itchy around the outside of my vagina. could it be just drying me out? that's almost what it feels like. it's definitely not a yeast infection. has anyone else experienced that with the HP and what did you do, cause lubricant and moisturizer can bring the bv back right?

well anyway, i have very little discharge and a little bit of discharge is normal for me, i don't think it's the bv discharge. and i have no smell. so i think the HP is working and i'm going to continue using it. i saw a treatment with it online that said to use it every night for a week and then every 3 days for 3 weeks after that. so i think i will try that until i get my period and hopefully it won't come back after my period!! HOPEFULLY! we'll see. anyway, hope you're all doing okay. have a good weekend smile.gif
anitsirhc
QUOTE(neverending @ Feb 23 2007, 11:31 PM) *

Hey ladies! I have some news to bring. I think I've found something useful and It might sound weird at first but please hear me out. For all those who may not have hormonal problems here's something you might want to look in to. I found that Amino Acids can help you all a lot. Also I found something called lipotropic injections that break down junk in your liver and help you metabolize things better. I believe one of these things will help you all. Hope this helps!
Oh, I'm still doing great!


what did you do to get rid of the bv??
neverending
estrogen=estroil
Eralc Alegna
Neverending - I'm almost finished with the three jars of estroil and experiencing inconsistant results. You said it took three months, but that you noticed a reduction in smell fairly quickly. How many times if any did you re-order? I'm trying to decide if I should buy more. It's been about a month...
What do you think?

anitsirhc - I think the HP is probably drying you out externally. Necessary evil I guess. I get it too although I've always had problems with itchy, cracked, dry a labia/anus as a result of the BV or wearing pads or both. I feel for you, it's almost as bad as the bv itself!
neverending
I had three jars and that's all it took. Is your skin clearing up? When my skin started to clear and the fishy smell went away that's when I thought I had a chance.Thank goodness for being desperate because i would not have done the estroil.I hope everything works out for you but if it doesn't keep trying.
chantelhugo
Does anybody have any Flagyl they can sell me? I want to get it off the site but it can be from 3-6 weeks for delivery.. and that is a really long time...
klee
Hi ladies,

I've never used HP for longer than 3 days consecutively. Usually I just end up doing it twice but I let it sit in there for about 3 minutes each time. I haven't had problems w/drying. Haven't been here in a while but thought I'd just share what I've been doing.

After my period, I usually do the HP wash/funnel thing. I'm in the clear for the rest of the month. This month has been especially good...finally. I am eating yogurt again. I just like it. But still taking folic acid. But, alas, have not been having any sort of regular sex. Figures.

Have a good one!
Jen
pianogirl
Hi Ladies the Hp in combination with the estrol works great for me.

The last time I did the HP was friday morning and I use the estroil every night and still no smell.

Also I do not have any Flaygll chantel sad.gif


Eralc you said u oftenly get an itchy cracked labia. May I ask does it bother when you pee I mean due to the cracks down there. I wear pads all the time and find sometimes after i pee like towards the end it hurts..I strongly think I am irritated from the pads. sad.gif
jewelscando
Chantel, I sent you a private message, I can send you some.
anitsirhc
I was doing some research on the internet and I found something called Topida. Has anyone heard of/tried this? Not too sure if it can work very well since you just spray it on the outside... but just thought i would mention it.
Eralc Alegna
nope, but sounds like BS to me...

PG- oh yea, it stings!
sassy
I don't find the HP very effective. It does help with the discharge but it gives me a different smell down there--almost sour. It's like trading one thing for another. The only thing that has truly helped me is the boric acid. I do want to try the flagyl thing sometime, though.
jewelscando
Same here Sassy. It made the discharge come out, but it never took away anything. The boric, took the fish smell away, but never took the funk smell away. And, I STILL HAVE MY RASH. Just on my arms.

The only thing that has worked 100% for me is the Flagyl pill vaginally. I am going on over a month, with no smell what so ever. And no sign of it's return. AND, I've had sex several times, and it didn't return.

Keep your fingers crossed ladies!!
greeneyyes
Hello Ladies,
I am a newbie and have been a lurker for quite some time. I have been a suffered since I was 13 and I really and truly thought that it was my secret. I thought that I was the only person on the planet until a couple of months ago. Glad I found this site! Jewels how many 500mg did you insert and how often? Does anyone know where I can get diflucan without it taking 6-12 weeks?? I am going on vacation in a couple of weeks and I just want to feel normal!
jewelscando
greeneyes: I used 1 the first night, 1 the second night, skipped a night, then used a 3rd. I DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS, because it gave me the worst yeast infection of my life. However, I had sex between the second and third pill. (PROBABLY NOT A GOOD IDEA!;)

I would suggest 2, then see how it goes. Use something for the yeast, just in case.

I've been free and clear of B.V. for over a month. Remember though, with everything, what works for me, may not work for you and so on.
greeneyyes
I started with one tonight and see how that goes. I will use something for the yeast too. I am so desperate! Thanks for your help.
pianogirl
QUOTE(greeneyyes @ Feb 27 2007, 08:36 PM) *

I started with one tonight and see how that goes. I will use something for the yeast too. I am so desperate! Thanks for your help.



Welcome greeneyyes!


Ladies I still have no smell. This is my second month using the estroil and I did an HP wash last friday.


I am glad most of us are doing well.

Thanks
sassy
pianogirl--Didn't you still have a smell before you started using the HP? Don't you think that your no smell is more contributed to that than the estroil? I was just wondering because I don't think the estroil has 100% worked for anyone else besides one girl (her name escapes me).
pianogirl
QUOTE(sassy @ Mar 1 2007, 07:18 AM) *

pianogirl--Didn't you still have a smell before you started using the HP? Don't you think that your no smell is more contributed to that than the estroil? I was just wondering because I don't think the estroil has 100% worked for anyone else besides one girl (her name escapes me).



Hi Sassy,

When I was using the estriol I still was having a smell. In terms of the HP I dont use it much (probably 4 times within two months).

I really do not know if the estroil is working now or if it was the HP.


I havent used the HP in a week but I am still using the Estriol.


I will keep you posted.

Oh and it was neverending that had luck with the estriol.


Thanks,

PG
Aggravated
I inserted 1 500mg. Metronidazol pill on Sunday night...was dry all day Monday, but by the end of the day something weird happened. I had like a powdery discharge...maybe some residue from the pill that didn't completely dissolve or something. I inserted another pill Monday night...was dry all day Tuesday, but had the same powdery stuff Tuesday night. I didn't use anymore pills after Monday and I had some discharge Wednesday and today. I guess I will try 3 pills next week...waiting cause I plan to have a few drinks and sex this weekend. I was hoping this was the answer. I will try again though!
greeneyyes
Aggravated,
The same exact thing is happening to me!! Let me know how the 3 pills work. I wanted to wait until the diflucan that I ordered came in before I tried 3, just in case I get the yeast infection from hell.
precious83
QUOTE(greeneyyes @ Mar 2 2007, 02:37 AM) *

Aggravated,
The same exact thing is happening to me!! Let me know how the 3 pills work. I wanted to wait until the diflucan that I ordered came in before I tried 3, just in case I get the yeast infection from hell.



greeneyes: what about the smell? is it gone. I am working on getting the fagyl pills so please give me some feedback
britt8705
sad.gif sad.gif Hi everyone,

It's been alittle while since I checked in but... I have some bad news the HP/water mixture worked for a week then a few days after sex the bv was back and worst then ever. It itchs really bad... the worst of it all I tried the HP again earlier and it burned like all hell...I had to stand in freezen cold water. I am going to wait it out until my period comes and goes. I am so depressed. How can I estroil? Someone please help.
jewelscando
Girls, I would not suggest using 3 pills this week, then using 3 more next week. Unless you want a yeast infection from hell.

I did not have the white powdery stuff come out of me. So, I don't know what that was. I DON'T EVEN SUGGEST USING 3 PILLS PERIOD.

The person who suggested this in the first place, said they USED ONLY 1. I used 3 because I had an ocean brewing down there.

Let the Flagyl take it's course. I'm well over a month, and still have absolutely no smell. The only discharge I have is normal woman discharge, but it is oderless.

The Flagyl is NOT recommended for Vaginal use. Therefore, I can only suggest that you be very carefull. Maybe even crush it up and put it in a gel cap, so that you're not getting it all at once. Take it before you go to bed, so it has time to stay up there and do it's job. The Flagyl tore my kitty up. I was as red as a stop light, and it burnt the shit out of me. Granted, I had sex in between, which was stupid. But, regardless, Flagyl causes yeast infections. Take something for that at the same time you are using the Flagyl.

EITHER WAY, Mine is still gone. And I couldnt be happier. I'm not even scared anymore before sex. And, I can't tell you how long it's been since I could say that!!

Good luck ladies!!
neverending
britt8705:How old are you?
D double U
Jewels I'm so happy for you! Im waiting on my Flagyll in the mail. Im using the HP but think im doing it wrong....
greeneyyes
QUOTE(precious83 @ Mar 1 2007, 10:07 PM) *

greeneyes: what about the smell? is it gone. I am working on getting the fagyl pills so please give me some feedback


The smell is gone completely!
hannahc1
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Hello Ladies,

I am grateful to have found this site. I am sad depressed and vulnerable, and have recently
thought about ending it all. I felt like I was all alone, until today. I am not glad any of you are sick
with this shit, but I am happy I found others who can help and who maybe I can help too.

I had BV as early as 19 years old,(I am 37 now) and had the intense smell, itch, pain, discharge as many
of you describe. I was married for 10 years and at one point just stopped having sex altogether
because it was a nightmare.
At one point I found a colon cleanser that actually helped a ton, and completely removed
the smell. I would occasionally have discharge, but if I used the pills for a few days, then
it would clear up.

HOWEVER last year I had sex with a new partner (divorced now) in my jacuzzi.
I became immediately sick, with either BV or Cerivicitis (dr's don't know for sure)
I was very very ill with PID. I was in the emergency room twice, and eventually
I got sicker with salpingitis.
After 12 weeks of antibiotics, IV and oral, I finally kicked it.

I waited 6 months before having sex again, and on my first weekend of having sex
I got BV very bad again, which turned into PID AGAIN!! Again I was in the ER twice
because they could not get the PID infection under control.
This time I did several antibiotic IV's, oral antibiotics as well as vaginal cream.

I decided that something was wrong with me, and that God was punishing me...( I had
an abortion a year before this) so I had decided not to have sex again until I find
the man I want to marry.
And this week I was having a ton of pain and discharge again, no smell, so I figured it
was a nasty yeast infection. I treated myself with 5 diflucan pills ( 1 should be sufficient)
and it did not help. Today I went to the GYN and was told that I have BV again.
Oh man I am soo scared and desperate, I am tearful, depressed, sickened.
Not to mention, already out $7200.00 for previous ER, Cat scan, vaginal ultra sound...etc...

I hope to GOD we caught this in time before it spreads to PID.
But what is wrong with me? I have abstained from sex, and that has not helped.
Today I was given the one day dose of Clindesse. I am still in so much pain, and
it has been 10hours since I took it....

After reading this forum here are some things I have considered, and have learned off this site, and
others.
I will advise you of my progress as I go/

1. I will stop taking daily baths
2. I will change my detergent to non perfume, dye, bleach
3. I will try the HP wash
4. I will try the acidophilous suppositories (I already eat half a pound a day with 4 garlic cloves and I have
always taken a daily dose of the highest percentage of acidophilus)
5. I will take collodial silver ( natural antibiotic)
6. I am going to do a full colon cleanse for the whole month, not just a few days
7. I might try the boric acid suppositories
8. I am going to change my diet to an immune building diet, without sugar, alcohol, high index carbs,
and stop smoking hookah (which I only do occasionally anyways)

Well I will give this a go, and see what happens. I am desperate to have my health back again.
And perhaps along the way I can help someone too.
If anyone has anything to add to my agenda, please feel free to chime in.

I pray for us all.

Hugs,
Hannah
britt8705
Neverending: I'm 20yrs old. Y?
neverending
hannahc1: I feel your pain! I often felt like ending it all but DON'T GIVE UP HOPE. I had to deal with this for 6yrs. and finally I figured out what was wrong with me (without the help of doctors). I hope all goes well for you and welcome to the board!

britt8705: I was asking because I think I had a few Estroil suppositories left you could try but I did not want to give it to someone under 18.They are the herbal plant kind of estroil.
alwaysonmymind
Neverending what did you do to find your problem?
pianogirl
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Welcome to the board Hannah!

Keep us posted on your progress.


As for me I still am on the estroil and have no smell since doing the HP with the funnel last week.


I will try this vaginal flagyll thing if it comes back to haunt me.


I just wanted to thank everyone on this board for being such a great support system. I like the ideas and remedies that all of you have contributed (that actually work). You guys are better than our OBGYNs.




Thank you again ladies!


neverending
alwaysonmymind: I always knew I had a hormonal problem. So I used the Estroil suppositories.

pianogirl: Hope everything works out for you! wink.gif
paige
hi everyone biggrin.gif :
paige
I have bv now tam going to try boric acid and also vaginitis tabs not at the same time i will let you all know what work.
britt8705
neverending: Thanks but no thanks, not to sound mean or anything but I would rather buy them from the store. Just for safety reasons. Thank you again
pianogirl
QUOTE(britt8705 @ Mar 5 2007, 12:15 AM) *

neverending: Thanks but no thanks, not to sound mean or anything but I would rather buy them from the store. Just for safety reasons. Thank you again



Hi britt


Neverending was actually the person who came up with the idea for estriol suppositories. I am using them and so is another girl on this board.

You can order them here

http://www.helenpensanti.com/prodinfo.asp?number=EVS2%2F%2F3


Hope this helps
free_spirit
Im happy that the oral flagyl taken vaginally worked for you jewels!
my friend who used just the one pill vaginally still has not had it come back either!!! i would like to read about a couple others on here trying this method and seeing if they will obtain the same results...if so, we may be onto something big!

good luck to you ladies and (((hannah)))





jewelscando
Yeah, I'm happy as well. My smell is still gone, and no sign of it's return at all.

I hope we all can find our own fix!!
chantelhugo
Jewels- I haven't receieved the Flagyl yet but when I do... you said i'd get a major Y.I so can i treat it with monistat? Or is difluecen ( ? ) a better option? Also.. do you recommend i take acidopholis as well?
pianogirl

That is great news ladies for all of you have found a cure!

My BV is gone too however I have been using estriol for 2 months...I have also noticed my periods are more regular.....I am on my period now and there is no smell.

smile.gif


I just wanted to keep everyone posted on my status.
precious83
[size=4]FREE SPIRIT: You mentioned your friend took milk thistle to help with bv. Is it the milk thistle or flagyl that worked for her? Also can you post everything she took for the bv. Im interested in her treatent. She's definately on to something huge. Thanks for helping all of us.


Jewelscando: Thanks for being the guiney pig and giving us the feedback.
Aggravated
I'm sorry ladies...I just decided to give the kitty a break for a while (mostly for fear of a yeast infection). I'm not really doing anything this week (though I may do an HP wash or two), and next week I will be on my period. When that's over, I will try again with the pill inserts. I will report back with whatever happens.
neverending
QUOTE(pianogirl @ Mar 8 2007, 03:17 PM) *

That is great news ladies for all of you have found a cure!

My BV is gone too however I have been using estriol for 2 months...I have also noticed my periods are more regular.....I am on my period now and there is no smell.

smile.gif
I just wanted to keep everyone posted on my status.



Did your acne clear too?
mesquitetree
I went to a new lady doctor last week and really liked her, for the most part. Then I told her that I was fairly successfully controling my B.V. with folic acid. Her response, "I think B.V. should be treated aggressively with Metrogel." Metrogel is a temporary relief and it's not a cure. If the cause of the imbalance isn't addressed, it's going to come back. Why do doctors think that a medicine that you have to stick in you for 5 days in a row, possibly every four weeks if your period messes up your pH balance, is a successful treatment?

My question: Where are all the gynecologists with B.V.?
pianogirl
QUOTE(neverending @ Mar 8 2007, 05:01 PM) *

Did your acne clear too?


OMG neverending I hadnt even noticed that my acne did in fact clear up LOL. Silly me I overlooked that...to answer your question yes it did clear up...I was worried about the smell I didnt pay mind to my face. smile.gif




Also I dont know where are all the docs with BV perhaps they are lurking on this board LOL!

neverending
That's one of the first things I noticed! LOL wink.gif
jewelscando
Just wanted to quickly post, STILL NO SMELL ON MY END!!
sciongal
greetings ladies,
I am a newbie, and am so grateful that you all have kept this thread going.. currently I am doing a combo of acidophilus suppositories (based in cocoa butter, which gives me a sort of chocolate-y smell), and boric acid only during my monthly., but I have to say that I am very interested in jewels' journey with the oral flagyl inserted vaginally. It would be nice to only have to do something maybe once a week or so only as needed.. well, thanks for all of your good and honest info...
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