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pepper
the zapper is for parasites, no? never heard of using it for bv but it can't hurt to try it out. it's relatively easy to make one yourself and then, if it works, you'll have it on hand all the time. do an online search for building instructions. and good luck! imagine if you could end this all with some copper pipe and a couple of double a batteries.

jewels, it wasn't about us not being able to "handle" it, more that this site is suddenly full of really awful tr*lls. best to watch yer back 'round here these days. it's the same reason that it's recommended to hide your email address and your full real name in your profile (yours is visible) to keep anyone from googling it and finding out all about the private things you've written here. having an ex or a vicious co-worker privy to your emotional and health issues is really awful.
:o)
jewelscando
Pepper, I understand. I was just joking with that statement. However, I'm really not worried about it!! Thank you though!!
shorty
hi ladies, could you re-post boric acid instructions amd where to get it from, still no bv, but since using that jamu stick something aint right down there, watery discharge and no odour yet but im so paranoid now takin acidophilus just in case, just want boric acid instruction as a quick fix, much appreciated.
shorty
by the way quiet madness i pity the women of japan who are 'stampeding' to get the jamu stick, maybe they like having dry itchy kitties, no lubrication and vaginal membrane as discharge, but hey no bv lol
shorty
ps do u think the boric acid powder could be added to water for a douche/sitz bath or will that burn my kitty off advice please, thanks
bincha2
i tried boric acid and it made me bleed .... like red blood from my cervix or something. so i told my dr and he said to stop using it ... anyone had this happen yet? then i was just so afraid that it would hurt me that i stop using it
bincha2
mela,
are you going to get any procedure done for the hpv ?as for cervical dysplasia that is caused by BV. do you have both? i'm still waiting for my response from my dr.
sassy
I haven't had any discomfort whatsoever from the boric acid. The only thing that is really annoying is the thin discharge the next day and that the discharge leaves white on your underwear, though it does wash off.

shorty: For the boric acid, I use size OO empty vegetarian gel capsules. I bought 50 for $2.50 at a local health store. The boric acid took me a while to find but it is at Walmart around the hyrdrogen peroxide. I got a good sized bottle for $3.00. I have been using two filled capsules per night. I think most people say to use them for 7-14 days or as needed. I have found the easiest way to fill them is to pour some of the boric acid on to a sheet of paper, scoop up the powder inside the pills, and then fold the paper and slide the remaining powder back into the plastic container.

I don't know about using it for a douche...but I would suspect it could be too strong? Anybody know?
quietmadness
Hey, Y'all!

WHAT IS A ZAPPER?!? PLEASE SPLAIN...

OMG--Was talking with a friend--with whom I've never really gotten "personal"--AND SHE HAD EVEN TRIED THE DAMNED STICK!!!

She said the same thing happened to her--dry, itchy, "membranous" discharge--AND ABSOLUTELY NO RELIEF FROM THE ODOR, TOO!!!

GAH--WHAT IS THAT SHIT? It just sucks to be so desperate that we resort to using stuff like that, and NOW I'm wondering what a "ZAPPER" is--and I'm actually in the mind frame to CONSIDER USING IT!

*waahhh-hhhaaaa*
mela
Hi bincha2,

My doctor says I have a very mild case of HPV. I haven't had any warts on the external section of my vagina but I have them on my cervix (warts / abnormal cells). She did the colposcopy and didn't find anything too serious. I then complained about the odor (for like the 4th or 5th time). This is when she gave me my (thus far) final dose (along with some for my bf). I have no odor at all. I also have been having sex often and so far everything is good. This seems to be the only thing that worked. Again the doctor says bv and HPV are not related. In the past I posted on the HPV section of this board asking if any of the females had BV or bad odors while having HPV and all that replied said "no."

I have to go back to the doctor in August for another pap but so far everything is normal for me (odorwise).

Thanks,

Mela
bincha2
mela i am glad to hear that the antibiotics worked for you i'm going to start metro gel tomorrow since it has been 6 days after my biopsy. What did you use? metrogel or flagyl oral? and what about the cervical displasia? is that related to BV? it is a different condition that hpv right?
i'm sorry to bombard you w/ questions but i'm really neveous about hpv even though my dr said it didn't look quite like it... i'm glad that you have a mild case .... anyways thanx for answering my questions and everyone else i'm so sorry to drag this topic on on this thread .... sorry girlies ;)
alwaysonmymind
Mela, I too have the same type of HPV you do and chronic BV. About four years ago I had sex with someone and all of sudden my body changed. I started to get BV and yeast infections very easily. Every time I had sex with my partner I got BV. Condoms work for me. I don't get infections when I use them. I have to use them now that I have cervical dyplesia. We'll after many normal paps I finally had an abnormal one! We'll my doc said my hpv is very mild and is monitoring it. I found out exactly a year ago. I want a Leep already! But, my doc says he wants to see if it will go away by itself. I honestly believe my HPV is related to BV! Anyways, I was fine until I got into another commited relationship. We finally had unprotected sex and I got BV in a day. Thank goodness your BF was supportive. Mine was an ass saying if our bodies were not compatible we were not compatible. This is has been very hard on me too. It sucks! Some girls have tried Pro-Biotics. Thank you girls for this thread, I am so glad I can talk to people who can acutally RELATE to what I am going through:-)
jewelscando
Well girls, I got pissed off last night, pulled out the old medicine type dropper, stuck the tube of Tetrasil to it, and filled it about half way, and put it up there. Woke up this morning and the smell was gone. So, I think I'll give it another shot tonight and see what happens??? I haven't used that stuff since we all went crazy with it a while back, and thought, hey, what could it hurt. In the past we just put some on the finger and rubbed it around, and this time, I did it like a Monistat. So, I'll let you all know what happens!! To some of you newbies. DON'T GO BUY TETRASIL. It doesn't really work long term. I just decided to use it since I had it.
neverending
jewelscando:Don't worry girl it will be Ok! I know it sucks but they have to find a cure one day.I've been doing OK right now.I'm taking Omega-Zyme Ultra, Chlorella and primal defense.It comes and goes!
bincha2
a tampon dipped in kefir and a drops of tt oil is a good thing for me ...though i'm doing metro gel now .... i hate metro gel!
bincha2
i think every one should write down what seems to be the best thing they have tried so far so we can at least weed out the bad thing like this jamu shit stick and enzara
sassy
I'm swearing by the boric acid. It's so cheap and easy to use and I haven't had any odor or BV discharge for almost 2 weeks!
mrj
sassy, I have been curious about using the boric acid for a while now but have not had the courage to try it yet. I guess I am afraid it will burn but I am at a point now I don't care just as long as the smell is gone. I have seen it online but I am not sure which one to buy. I have also read about the vitamin c but it seems like there have been more good with the boric acid. Any help would be appreciated.
sassy
For the boric acid, I use size OO empty vegetarian gel capsules. I bought 50 for $2.50 at a local health store. The boric acid took me a while to find but it is at Walmart around the hyrdrogen peroxide. I got a good sized bottle for $3.00. I have been using two filled capsules per night. I think most people say to use them for 7-14 days or as needed. I have found the easiest way to fill them is to pour some of the boric acid on to a sheet of paper, scoop up the powder inside the pills, and then fold the paper and slide the remaining powder back into the plastic container.
yvonne
Has anyone tried or thought of trying the vaginal vitamin D by the Today company? I put the web address up several pages ago. I know jewelscando had tried regular vitamin C up her hooha (i think it was jewel) and it burned like the dickens.

It seems like a good idea, but I guess you can only buy it from Canada. And the boric acid is readily available in any drugstore. I guess I'll try it and see what happens. Seems to be the tried and true remedy.

Oh and case anyone is interested, here's where I found the vag vit c after an friggin' long search. (sorry, I don't know how to link, but I copied and pasted the web address) http://www.feelbest.com/pages/todaysponge.aspx

And I've been wondering what makes this stuff different from the regular C that you find in a drug store, and finally found this blurb on a website. Apparently it's encased in silicone.
http://www.chatelaine.com/health/article.jsp?content=20060510_132653_5892

Why can't they make this stuff available in the US?? Manufacturers would get a buncha money if they did. Like the Diva cup--can't get it in the US, but you can order it from Canada. Weird.

Ooh, on preview looks like I did create some links.
jewelscando
BINCHA2, LMAO, thanks, that was funny as hell. I needed that one. Jamu Shit Stick!! LOLOLOLOL
My smell is gone after sticking half a tube of Tetrasil up there. Ok, maybe not half a tube, but pretty damn close!! I'm going to use some more tonight, cause, IT'S THE WEEKEND, WHICH WE ALL KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS! lol
jewelscando
Another thing, NOBODY ORDER ANYTHING FROM HORIZON DRUGS ONLINE. Check this out:

Placed on 2006-May-17 19:35
Status: FILLED on 2006-Jun-22 16:31
Delivery Method: ECONOMY (certified mail)
Estimated Arrival Date: Jul 15

TWO FRICKEN MONTHS TO GET PRESCRIPTIONS. Yeah, I don't think so. What a bunch of shit!!
neverending
Hey Ladies!I was just wondering if anyone here has ever tried fasting with herbs?I'm trying this thing that the herbalist suggested to me called the Zapper.I've been using it for the past 3 days and it seems it helps with the symptoms but it's not a cure so don't everyone go out and buy a Zapper.I started fasting today and I'm taking my usual herbal supplements too.So, with the combination of herbs,zapping, and fasting I'm hoping I can beat this thing soon.I will let everyone know how everything goes!
P.S. I think it's a great idea for everyone to post things that have worked for them that way we can eliminate the things that don't.
suczka
mrj!

Try the boric acid! It is easy and fun to fill the capsules. Just insert before bedtime and it will dissolve overnight painlessly. You won't feel a thing, unless you feel it with a finger if you go looking for it.

I've been using them for a week so far after a round of antibiotics and things are going marvelously.
pepper
get OUT!!! someone is actually using the zapper with results for this? crap, that's fantastic! oh, i'm building myself one right away. i'll post the instructions as soon as i find them.
yvonne
Oops! I made mistake in my first sentence a few posts down (after previewing 5 times!!)"Has anyone tried or thought of trying the vaginal vitamin D by the Today company?" Should read VITAMIN C of course. Heh. I got it right in the rest of the post.
neverending
Has anyone tried garlic capsules? and if so which ones are the best?

pepper: The herbalist wanted me to try the zapper so I do it everyday.It makes me very sleepy(don't ask me why).So far so good but I would'nt recommend it to anybody until I have complete success.
mela
Hi Bincha 2,
How is the metrogel working for you? I have been BV free and I was given Flayll orally. In terms of cervical dyplasia they say its associated to HPV. Cervical dyplasia just means abnormal development of tissue covering the cervix. The majority of women whom have cervical dyplasia have at least some strain of HPV. Therefore yes they can be related. My case is fairly mild and will hopefully clear.
This website explains what cervical dyplasia is and how it is associated with HPV.

Good luck.

http://www.mjbovo.com/Women/Dysplasia.htm


Hi Alwaysonmymind,

My Doctor says the same thing she won¡¦t remove the cells and wants to check back with me in August to see if it has gone away. So far I am BV free and I have been having sex this is the longest its been for me. I can¡¦t believe what your BF said about your bodies not being compatible then you guys are not compatible that is so stupid! I told my BF I never had these issues till he came along so he took all the blame. ƒº So far everything has been okay no smell. Has the doctor given you any medication?

Take care,

Mela

d_double_u
HI all,
I been strugglin with BV off and on for the past two years. But now I've had it for six months straight. Metrogel just clumped up and just when the clumping stopped, it came back full forced. I ordered Enzara off Ebay and that didn't work so now I'm looking into more things. After some of these posts, im quite scared of Vitamin C! Im thinking about buying tetrasil or Salusil or MEsosilver. Has anyone tried these?
d_double_u
Rephresh doesn't work either
ja2035
nothing has worked for me except boric acid and change of diet. No sugar, no yeast (breads, etc.)I tried Rephresh, Enzara, Jamu Stick, vitamin C, hydrogen peroxide. Rephresh worked at first but no longer
mrj
Hello Ladies,
I went to the health food store and bought the gel caps and then went to wal-mart to buy the boric acid. They have to order the boric acid but it will be in tomorrow. I am so ready to get it and try it to see if it gets rid of this nasty smell. Hope everyone is doing well will let you know if it works. Thanks sassy
jewelscando
Hi everyone,

Well, Had sex Friday night, and the Tetrasil came out everywhere, along with the Fish. Then Saturday night, NO SMELL WHATSOEVER, then Sunday night, NO SMELL WHATSOEVER. So, this whole damn thing is confusing the hell out of me!!! How can it smell one night, then be completely gone the next?? So, not sure if it was the Tetrasil that worked or what, but I think I'll give it another shot. I went off the Acidophilus pills because it seems to be making mine worse, believe it or not. Everytime I take them, my b.v. comes back with a vengeance. Maybe it's coincindental but, whatever it is, I need to find out what is triggering it. Anyways, just wanted to give you an update.
neverending
I just added garlic capsules to my routine and everything has been going pretty well over here.
klee
Where do you purchase boric acid? There's the kind for roach killer but do you use that??? It's 100% boric acid.
sha
Hi Ladies, I almost burst into tears when I saw this website. I thought I was all alone all these years. I am 30 years old and have been suffering from BV for the past seven years. Its embarrassing and annoying. I have been getting them every month for the past year as opposed to a few times per year like before. I am at my witts end and am tired of taking Metro-gel and flagyl each month. They only help for a week or two then the infection is back again. My GYN doctor sucks and can't give me any other course of action. DOES ANYONE KNOW OF ANY NON PRESCRIPTION OR NATURAL REMEMDIES? Please, please, please help me.
hellotampon
I think mine is back. I started my period today, and there was barely any blood and it looked brown and thick... like poo. That's the way my period always was when I had BV, rather than red and drippy like it should be.
d_double_u
Wow Jewels thats weird! How long had it been since U used the Tetrasil? Was it that day? Did u use it Saturday and Sunday?
sassy
klee--Get the boric acid at walmart by the hydrogen peroxide...it's a much lower concentration.
jewelscando
I used the Tetrasil I think Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and maybe Thursday, I can't remember. I put some up a thick medicine dropper and put it up there. That's probably why it all came out during sex. I did not use any over the weekend at all. The smell is still gone, so I think I will use the Tetrasil tonight, because I will have another LONG weekend! ;)
d_double_u
O ok. Do you have discharge? Thats my biggest problem. I can't wear cute panties anymore!! and Im tired of my boyfriend rolling his eyes whenever he sees the ugly, worn out draws, I am forced to wear.Im thinking about purchasing some of Tetrasil. Maybe I'll just use it every other day... Do u think that you'll be able to use it with those applicators that come with like the yeast infection meds?

Thanks for responding to me Jewels
jewelscando
Yes, and the Tetrasil is black, and it comes out also. My discharge is gone for the moment. But, as we all know, it won't be long until the Itty bitty fish heads peak back out again.
sha
Has anyone tried pure garlic or boric acid pills?
tatina
Yap, me. I use raw garlic whenever I have a slight yeast infection. I peel it carefully - it should not be cut open - and put it in my pussy overnight, three nights in a row. That usually does the trick. I also use raw garlic for bladder infections. I then cut it in half and put a piece straight on the exit of the uretha. It burns but does miracles.
sha
Thanks Tatina. So raw garlic is just good yeast & bladder infections? Is raw garlic good for BV? I'm desperate and will try almost anything at this point.
d_double_u
Eewwww, black? Does it burn or stink?
tatina
Hey Sha. Sorry, I am not a native speaker and I am not really sure what BV is. I assume it is a bacterial infection and more severe than yeast?
Garlic is a strong anti-bacterial herb and it's always worthwhile to give it a try. Nevertheless, when I had a more serious infection (Trichomoniasis) I used garlic combined with essential oils (Teetree and Lavender) and also a brew of Rhododenderon bark which was given to me by my Chinese doctor (all used in the vagina). Although natural this was a pretty heavy duty treatment and I would not recommend to go for it, unless you have to. I did not wanted to take Flagyl - but had the guy who gave me the mess take it, hehehe. It took me three weeks to get rid off the infection but it worked.
sha
Tatina, thanks a MILLION times. You have made my day. Sorry, BV stands for Bacterial Vaginitis. Trichomonias is a form of BV. I will first try the garlic and see what happens. Also, how did work the Rhododenderon Bark. Did you boil it yourself and how did you get it in there??? Did you use it at the same time you used the garlic?
Thanks again Tatina:-)
tatina
Yes, you boil the Rhododenderon bark (a few minutes, I think). You can get it in most Chinese pharmacies, or online. How did I get in in there? Haha - a complicated yogaposition, I basically worked my bum up against the wall and inserted it with a plastic syringe. A douche device would probably be better. The stuff is amazing - but be careful, it really stains and the damage on sheets, towel and undies is permanent. So best use pads and old towels when you try this. I used the Lavender and Teatree oils once my pussy got a little bit better - they are too intense if you are really sore. The garlic I used all the time, but as I said, NEVER cut it if you use it internally, just peel it. Otherwise it is too strong for the soft tissue. I hope this will be helpful. Lots of healing vibes, Tati
sha
Thanks so much Tatina. I will try it tonight.
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