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jewelscando
QUOTE(prvtpuss @ Sep 20 2007, 10:51 PM) *
to the women getting BV from "sex with an ex" - have the ex's been treated with flagyl? i'm just curious. also, i posted earlier about my sex history leading up to my first BV experience (basically got itchy with a new partner this past summer, then the next partner -virgin- came inside me and VOILA an intensely ammonia smelling infection) - but i read somewhere that the alkaline nature of semen can activate an underlying BV infection, so it looks like my theory was right. Basically got the BV from the first partner then the 2nd partner's semen triggered a crazy chemical reaction.

the flagyl knocked it right out though thank goodness. however, i can't stop smelling my underwear periodically in fits of paranoia that it's returned.

this forum is fantastic!!! you guys are all so full of good advice!!!!! thank youuuuuuu!


Yes, ex was treated, but the doctor told him it wasn't necessary, but would treat him anyways. Didn't work. Ex is a cheat. Period, plain and simple, and I'm a true believer that it was something in his sperm, besides the largeness of his other brain, and his cheating ways that caused my problem.

Mine is gone again. I guess the 200mg inserted worked, plus took 2 by mouth for a couple of days. Hope to god it worked, cause having sex with the my guy this weekend, and I can only pray it's not there. I almost want to get him drunk, so he has no memory!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH
brandils
QUOTE(justs @ Sep 20 2007, 03:58 PM) *
Hi all I'm new here.

I just went to the doctor because I noticed excessive stuff coming out and he prescribed be flagyl but its my birthday in 2 days and my bf is coming from out of town who i havn't seen in a few weeks and I want to be having sex!!1 So i figured i'd start the meds after the wknd. The funny part is i only notice an occasional fait odor or if i actually smell my finger. I had BV a few years ago and that smell was undeniable.. through my pants and everything.

But this time I was noticing the ickiness and I tried the hydrogen peroxide douche yesterday and i noticed a HUGE difference. Nothing has come out since then and there is 0 odor. I also took folic acid supplements and i think maybe thats helping too. But I feel a whole lot better already.

Do u think the smell might come out when I have sex? Would it be better with or without condoms?


I would definately use a condom. The smell will be awful when his semen gets inside you. If you don't use a condom and don't want the smell then you need to have him pull out. I know this method sucks cuz I have been using it for 2 months straight but at least there is no awful smell. Good Luck and Happy Birthday!!!

Everyone cross your fingers for me, my period will be ending in a few days and I am praying I will be BV free. I am still taking the folic acid and the B6 but I have added the acidolphilus and a vitamin C supplement and so far so good. I am hoping I can resume an almost normal sex life this month. tongue.gif
neverending
I'm doing a liver cleanse later today. Has anyone else tried the grapefruit, olive oil, and epson salt liver cleanse?
Ladygemini75
hey girls i havent been on in a long time and im reading all these new remedies for bv. what happened to using the boric acid? ive been using it for a year now and i havent felt better. it really works for me. so can any one tell me what happened to them when they used the boric acid pills vaginally? please respond.......[size="2"][/size]
jewelscando
QUOTE(Ladygemini75 @ Sep 21 2007, 06:10 PM) *
hey girls i havent been on in a long time and im reading all these new remedies for bv. what happened to using the boric acid? ive been using it for a year now and i havent felt better. it really works for me. so can any one tell me what happened to them when they used the boric acid pills vaginally? please respond.......[size="2"][/size]


Most girls stopped because it was a temporary fix, and unless you stayed on it forever, the smell would come back. They are looking for a cure, not a temp. fix. I stopped because I was highly ALERGIC to it. Boric Acid has Sulfer in it, which I am alergic to. Developed a bleeding rash from hell on my forehead, cheek and arms.
jewelscando
Well guys, got the guy drunk as a skunk last night!! hahaha, and I didn't drink at all, so I could know if the smell was gone, and it was, THANK GOD!!

I can tell you what though, the stress all day, of knowing it was coming almost killed me. I thought of everything I could to get out of it, and even tried to pick a fight!! hahah, but it didn't work. Either way, I got lucky and there was no smell.

Still waiting on the 500mg to get here. I know that will do the job for me.
arj75
QUOTE(mfc10 @ Sep 20 2007, 06:12 PM) *
My gynecologist said it looked like a great product. And I certainly concur. As a chemist, I've tested its pH myself and it is, indeed, 4.7.

Cheers!
Maggie


Thank Goodness we have women like you around Maggie, I could only imagine what I would be a mixing up in the lab.... It most likely would have been blown up on the first day of my job....bleach and ammonia has got to work for something right? lol. I would have a hay day with all of the wonderful equipment and supplies.

The product you mentioned...do you use it only as a lubricant..or do I need to buy this by this barrell?
Morphia
Back! Long time no talk. Basically the only thing that has kept my bv in check (only at bay. I know its still around a bit even though my doc says my wetprep came back clear) is the estrogen cream. For those of you that don't remember I was on two weeks of cleocin cream followed by estrogen cream to treat strep b and bv. I still get burny and every now and then I get my signature pizza smell, but I use the estrogen cream and it goes away.

I have a theory though....I think EVERYONE here needs to be tested for strep b. Stats say that around 30 percent of women are carriers of Strep B. Stats also say that 30 percent of women struggle with recurring bv (gardnerella) infections...I think its the strep that is making it difficult for the lactobacilli to populate. With the strep and the gardnerella in there how can the lactobacilli stand a chance? Strep and gard. are both anaerobes so they can live well with each other. You guys think I'm on to something? Or has this already been mentioned?

I mean, I know that getting tested for strep b has already been brought up several times. But the fact that carriers of strep are 30 percent and women with recurring bv is around 30 percent also hasn't been linked to my knowledge. Just a thought...

Anyway. My last culture did come back negative for strep b and showed normal flora. Despite being on estrogen cream I'm still pretty dry down there so I think thats why my bv isn't all the way gone, why I still burn and why I have to depend on the premarin. I'm going to see about getting my doc to test me for Sjogren's syndrome since I've been having problems with dry mouth (really bad) as well. And I know that Sjogren's patients have BV issues due to the dryness. So, thats my next step.
neverending
Morphia: I'm glad the estrogen worked for you. You may very well be right about the strep thing. I am still ok. I just did a liver flush and got out a lot of stones. I am also starting oxygen powder whenever I get the product. Anyway, good for you!
sassy
Morphia: How old are you (I know you're younger, like me, but I forget the exact age...) if you don't mind me asking? Did your doctor prescribe the estrogen only after they found Strep? Were they suprised or hesitant that someone so young would need estrogen cream? I only ask because I would assume a lot of doctors would just brush a young patient off when asking about estrogen cream.
mfc10
QUOTE(arj75 @ Sep 24 2007, 07:14 AM) *
I would have a hay day with all of the wonderful equipment and supplies.
The product you mentioned...do you use it only as a lubricant..or do I need to buy this by this barrell?


Ha! I teach chemistry to college freshmen -- it's really something! : )
But, as to your question--I use it both as a lubricant & as a preventive treatment--just a fingerfull of it every other day has done its work nicely for over a year now. On the alternating days, I use an "Estrogen Twist" vaginally---Estrace estrogen cream on the end of a Q-tip, inserted and gently twirled around. While doing so, I sing "The Estrogen Twist" to the tune of the oldie song "The Peppermint Twist."

Cheers!
Maggie
hinyc2007
HELLO EVERYONE! Thank God I found this message board. I'm sorry we are all going through this horrible recurring thing but reading everyone else's experiences sure does help a lot. Thanks to everyone who posts info on their home remedies that they have tried.

I'll try to give everyone the short story and thanks in advance for reading:

I'm 33 years old. 10 years ago I started having a yogurt like yellowish discharge with an odor. It was mistreated as a yeast infection for almost a year and finally the doctor cultured me and found ureaplasma, mycoplasma, gardnerella and strep B. 10 years later, I've never been the same. I've been on boatloads of antibiotics, vaginal creams and gels. The symptoms always come back although my cultures now come back negative. The Metrogel works when I'm on it but the discharge and odor always returns. In addition, over the past year I now bleed everytime I have sex (not a lot) and spot between periods. I had several opinions and all doctors said that the discharge, odor and bleeding is normal. I feel like everything but normal. I'm at my wits end. I also have HPV and had a few LEEP procedures but all of my paps have been normal for the last 3 years.

I started seeing someone new a few months ago and I've been avoiding having sex with him because I'm so embarrased. I know he really wants to perform oral sex on me as well and that thought makes me gag.

Here is my question and I apologize if this was already covered somewhere else on the board:

What tends to work the FASTEST and doesn't leave behind yet another odor or MORE discharge? I tried Rephresh and that made everything worse. I've been taking flax seed, probiotics and eating a few yogurt a day but they haven't helped either. I haven't tried anything else besides a ton of scripts.

I also have Metrogel left over, has anyone tried this say once a week and if so what day should I take it say if I'd like to have sex on a Friday?

Thanks so much. Good luck to everyone in keeping your BV away or at least controlling it.
arj75
Maggie and Morphia,

This estrogen twist thing....Do you two have problems with vaginal dryness? As..I don't ummmm ever. Just trying to figure out if I should ask my doctor if I can try this..thinking it might make my matters worse.

He tried to find b-1 and b-6..to give me injections...the nurses spent a half an hour trying to find it...not available in my state to thier knowledge.

I have a question to women that are prescribed b-complex..is that only B-12? Or is it called complex because it really is a complex of other vitamins too? I only ask this because..i really don't need B-12.
brandils
Jewelscando

Wanted to say thanks for the website to order the Flagyl. It is on the way and my plan is to try having sex and not making my hubby pull out. Not only is this messy but it really takes away from the mood. If my BV smell comes back at least I have meds on the way. We haven't had good sex in a few months because I am so paranoid the smell will come back. I hate taking antibiotics but at this point I have tried almost all the other methods. I hope that if I need the antibiotics that I can take one course and all the vitamins and such will keep it gone for good. Wish me luck!!!! wacko.gif
jewelscando
LORI!!!! WHERE ARE YOU? CAN YOU POST YOU BLOG SWEETIE?? There's alot of newbies on here, and it would be great for them to see the trial an errors!!

MISS YOU!!!
StrawberryLove
I just read a few posts and I want to know Do the herbal remedies work?
pympmama1

Here is lori blog... it is under the blogs section of the site
http://www.bust.com/lounge/index.php?autom...;blogid=11&
neverending
OK, never mind!
mercurysister
Good day girls,
I'm new to the site and I find it fantastic! I recently was diagnosed with my first case of BV about a month ago, I was prescribed antibiotics and that did the trick. However, I have had irritating yeast infections in the past and wouldn't be surprised if I didn't have an undiagnosed case of BV in the past. I'm not fond of antibiotics and like to take my health into my own hands. I'm not currently seeing anyone, but I figure in the future there is bound to be fluctuating ph-levels when I do become sexually active again. I'm happy to hear Boric Acid has worked for some of you, and I plan to use it if I get any of the following: itchy, burning, smelly, and irritating symptoms common with BV or Yeast. What is the name of the Boric Acid Brand found at Wal-Mart? Also, where do you buy the capsules? Can you get capsules at Wal-MArt? Has anyone used preventative oral probiotics for vaginal flora? or vitamins? Does it work? I don't like feeling trapped, ashamed, or burdened by my vagina - we are sexual creatures and expressing this side of our feminine need should be worry free and healthy... and if it takes a little maintenance then I am all for it! I'll be using condoms in the future, I think that helps to prevent BV (not to mention safe and smart for STD reasons!). I'm happy to hear all of you are progressive fighters for your wellbeing! Keep up the good discussion.
Cheers!

mercurysister
QUOTE(hinyc2007 @ Sep 24 2007, 05:18 PM) *
HELLO EVERYONE! Thank God I found this message board. I'm sorry we are all going through this horrible recurring thing but reading everyone else's experiences sure does help a lot. Thanks to everyone who posts info on their home remedies that they have tried.

I'll try to give everyone the short story and thanks in advance for reading:

I'm 33 years old. 10 years ago I started having a yogurt like yellowish discharge with an odor. It was mistreated as a yeast infection for almost a year and finally the doctor cultured me and found ureaplasma, mycoplasma, gardnerella and strep B. 10 years later, I've never been the same. I've been on boatloads of antibiotics, vaginal creams and gels. The symptoms always come back although my cultures now come back negative. The Metrogel works when I'm on it but the discharge and odor always returns. In addition, over the past year I now bleed everytime I have sex (not a lot) and spot between periods. I had several opinions and all doctors said that the discharge, odor and bleeding is normal. I feel like everything but normal. I'm at my wits end. I also have HPV and had a few LEEP procedures but all of my paps have been normal for the last 3 years.

I started seeing someone new a few months ago and I've been avoiding having sex with him because I'm so embarrased. I know he really wants to perform oral sex on me as well and that thought makes me gag.

Here is my question and I apologize if this was already covered somewhere else on the board:

What tends to work the FASTEST and doesn't leave behind yet another odor or MORE discharge? I tried Rephresh and that made everything worse. I've been taking flax seed, probiotics and eating a few yogurt a day but they haven't helped either. I haven't tried anything else besides a ton of scripts.

I also have Metrogel left over, has anyone tried this say once a week and if so what day should I take it say if I'd like to have sex on a Friday?

Thanks so much. Good luck to everyone in keeping your BV away or at least controlling it.


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Have you tried Boric Acid? Use condoms with this new guy, that should help keep your ph-levels under control. Stay positive!! biggrin.gif
Italianwife88
Good news ladies! I've been BV free for a week now. The thing that keeps BV away for me is changing my diet. Cutting out sugars and processed foods and bleached foods, and yeast products.

I had unprotected sex with my husband the other night, it was greeeeeeeat. then i did hydroxgen/water treatment for me and made hiim do a penile soak which he brought up by the way. I said 'imma go do my treatment' he said 'wanna make me one?' and i said 'hell yeah!'
brandils
Anybody know if the Flagyl I have ordered will help with a UTI or do I need to do something else? I have been drinking cranberry juice like crazy along with tons of water. I don't want to have to take another antibiotic, one is bad enough. Please Help!!!! ohmy.gif
LoveLife
Hey all~

eye'm back!

Italianwife88... haha! LOL. that's awesome! Sounds like you guys have a good relationship. smile.gif

Brandis... i would suggest Uva Ursi and cutting out sugar and processed food for a while. The Flagyl I don't think will
work, my doc told me it's a different type of infection. Are you using the unsweetened version of cranberry? "Just Cranberry"?
The regular stuff has loads of sugar, which feeds the infection. "Just Cranberry" is really really tart, but i make a cocktail with
orange or lemon seltzer water and it tastes better. Just gotta suck it up and suck it down. I'm used to it now.

As for me, I'm actually feeling better! (except today, but i cheated the last couple days and had wine and sugar. opps.)
But before that I was only noticing a teeny bit of bubbles and itching. I really think it has something to do with the oregano
oil/femdophilis mixture. AND of course, the diet. which is so hard to stay on. i'm going to stay on it until i feel completely better though,
it's worth it. and then hopefully ad in some treats here and there. I found an awesome bread (at least near me) that is yeast AND wheat free.
I don't eat a lot, but its deelish. Oh! And i saw my gyno today for something else and he said he didn't see anything that looked like an infection!
YEAH! First time in at least 2 years I've been to the doc and not had them say "you have BV aaand a yeast infection too. Take all these drugs. Again."

The one thing I'm noticing, as I get a LOT of UTI's (like give me 4 hours between the start of a burning sensation and peeing blood, lotsa hospital bills)
and something I'm taking is bothering my urethra. I'm thinking it's my multi though. It's super potent and maybe my body isn't processing
everything quick enough. Which is a BUMMER because otherwise it makes me feel great. sad.gif Time to find a new one I guess. Maybe something
liquid? Food based? Multiple does per day? Any suggestions?
i'vehadenough
Has anyone trued Femanol? I looked through the blog that was listed below but there uas no info on it.
It is just so expensive and I already spent the $ on Enzara not knowin it was a scam. It is wierd though because any reviews I find on line say that it works. Are those but out there by the company?

Also, I have noticed that people are saying that it sucks having to have their partner pull out. Am we the only people that do that normally? We have always done it that way even before the BV started. I mean everyonce in a while he wont but it doesn't make or break the sex for me or him. Just curious
Italianwife88
I'vehadenough, thats not weird, we do that to because im not on BC...i know i know that a stupid stupid thing to do BUT whatever. We are pretty safe about it most of the time.
SSDPrice
Hello ladies,

I am new to this forum and I am very glad that I found it. I was diagnosed with my first case of BV in June. I have had 2 other bouts (the last one being about 2 weeks ago and I thought that I had it under control). I have taken Flagyl (had an allergic reaction), tried boric acid suppositories, Tindamax, Clindesse, and probiotics. I am at a total loss here. My husband and I have been using condoms since the beginning of August and I still seem to have an infection. (I am very concerned that I am going to have a lot of trouble when we decide to get pregnant.) My symptoms are a little different than others. I don't have the foul odor that some of you describe (I am very sorry to those that do). My symptoms are more external-burning and irritation around my vaginal entrance. My doctor had a local pharamacist compound me a vaginal relief cream (praxomine, hydrocortisone, and lidocaine) and that helps some.

I have always had a discharge and maybe all along I have always had BV; however, my now husband is the first man that I have ever had unprotected sex with (end of May), thus the BV. I realize that the issue is pH of the vagina. I have some Rephresh but haven't tried it yet, although I am not sure that it will help with an existing infection.

I read on another forum about vitamin B deficiencies causing hormone issues which could lead to vaginal issues (ex. BV). Now I am taking 100 mg of B6, a Super B Complex, and 1200 mg of folic acid along with a multivitamin per day. Oh, and I also take probiotics. (I tried Jarrow's Femdophilus and found that it didn't seem to help any better than Nature's Way Primdophilus Ruteuri). So, my last infection was diagnosed over 2 weeks ago. Used Clindesse and thought that I was on my way to BV freedom and BAM! Yesterday I started having symptoms again-external irritation, etc.

I have seen several posts about a hydrogen peroxide douche. Does this help? How do you mix the solution and what do you use to insert it? Is it safe? I have also read many places that say not to do this.

I hope that we can all keep our heads held high and not get discouraged. I hope that you all have wonderful, understanding partners like my husband. I will definitely be checking back often. Maybe we can support each other. Have a great day!

Stacy
firecrotch
QUOTE(SSDPrice @ Sep 30 2007, 10:50 AM) *
Hello ladies,

I am new to this forum and I am very glad that I found it. I was diagnosed with my first case of BV in June. I have had 2 other bouts (the last one being about 2 weeks ago and I thought that I had it under control). I have taken Flagyl (had an allergic reaction), tried boric acid suppositories, Tindamax, Clindesse, and probiotics. I am at a total loss here. My husband and I have been using condoms since the beginning of August and I still seem to have an infection. (I am very concerned that I am going to have a lot of trouble when we decide to get pregnant.) My symptoms are a little different than others. I don't have the foul odor that some of you describe (I am very sorry to those that do). My symptoms are more external-burning and irritation around my vaginal entrance. My doctor had a local pharamacist compound me a vaginal relief cream (praxomine, hydrocortisone, and lidocaine) and that helps some.

I have always had a discharge and maybe all along I have always had BV; however, my now husband is the first man that I have ever had unprotected sex with (end of May), thus the BV. I realize that the issue is pH of the vagina. I have some Rephresh but haven't tried it yet, although I am not sure that it will help with an existing infection.

I read on another forum about vitamin B deficiencies causing hormone issues which could lead to vaginal issues (ex. BV). Now I am taking 100 mg of B6, a Super B Complex, and 1200 mg of folic acid along with a multivitamin per day. Oh, and I also take probiotics. (I tried Jarrow's Femdophilus and found that it didn't seem to help any better than Nature's Way Primdophilus Ruteuri). So, my last infection was diagnosed over 2 weeks ago. Used Clindesse and thought that I was on my way to BV freedom and BAM! Yesterday I started having symptoms again-external irritation, etc.

I have seen several posts about a hydrogen peroxide douche. Does this help? How do you mix the solution and what do you use to insert it? Is it safe? I have also read many places that say not to do this.

I hope that we can all keep our heads held high and not get discouraged. I hope that you all have wonderful, understanding partners like my husband. I will definitely be checking back often. Maybe we can support each other. Have a great day!

Stacy


Hi Stacy
I've been using the hydrogen peroxide douche for about a month now. I started using 50% water 50% peroxide. then I just started using 100% peroxide. I use a baby oral syringe to insert it. it fits perfectly and easy to clean. But I found a reusable douche in one of the adult movie stores . dh bought me in there. i was wondering why it had a douche-anyway. I notice a much better feeling down there. like my vagina just gargled with mouth wash. I don't really have the smell or the discharge, just the irritation and burning like you. i used it for about every other 3 days and after we have sex. which i've only been feeling comfortable with since i started using the peroxide. i don't feel as self conscious.
i hope this helps you


D double U
Hey all,

Haven't been on here in a while but still suffering with BV off and on. Quick question, a few months ago I read replies stating that Vitamin B6 was helping people in the search for their cure of BV. Is anyone still finding that successful? unsure.gif
Morphia
Ok. I NEED YOU GUYS TO ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS! Please? biggrin.gif Basically, I know that my bv is not gone. I also know that my strep is still around even though I cultured negative for it last time. I tried to make an appt. with my doc as soon as possible while my symptoms are at their worst and the soonest I could get in is on Thursday...with a Nurse Practitioner. The thing is I've never seen an NP before. Can anyone tell me what to expect? Do any of them know what they're doing? Can they take swabs to send off to be cultured in a lab or can they only take swabs for wetpreps? Thanks guys!
Claire00
Hello Everyone,
I am so frustrated and just want to cry! I was diagnosed with BV approximately 2 months ago and have had nothing but problems since. I have been on all the prescription meds that the doctors prescribed. Then I came onto a forum and started reading about probiotics. I tried the yogurt/probiotic mixture for about 1 1/2 weeks and symptoms stilled continued. Then I ordered Fem Dophilis. That helped and I actually tested Gardnerella/Candidas free shortly thereafter. But the burning around the vaginal opening continued, the discharge continued and the itching continued.

Now after a week of those symptoms, I have full blown irritation, discharge and a funky smell coming back. UGH!!!! I posted on the prior Forum site and nobody responded. So here I am.

I don't know what to do. Does anybody else have any other ideas of what to try. I've heard about Boric Acid...is that just for the smell or does it really treat the BV? At my wits end....
Claire
sassy
Morphia: When I go to the gyno, I always see a nurse practioner because I like her better than my doctor. She does pretty much everything the doctor does with the exception of surgical procedures (such as doing a LEEP procedure on your cervix, or delivering babies...). I find that nurse practioners are usually nicer and I can talk to them easier because some doctors I've been too have had that "Don't ask me any questions" type attitude.
virgin4life
Hello Ladies!!

seriously one of you guys should write a book on this! u all are plain genius!!!

Okay so i've had BV for 3 or so years. its neverrr gone away. i tried the folic acid--zip. nada no change what-so-ever. sad.gif then i tried the acidophilus--it def improved for a day or two, then an ammonia smell and back to hell. peroxide douche--so very annoying and smell always comes back. so i just have a few questions:

1.) Metronidazole--flagyl-- if i buy this off the internet is the generic just as good?? how much do i use, (vaginally or oral??), for how long?

2.) I've not had sex, hence the name, and fear i never will if this doesnt go away. so how did i contract this?? ugh. from what i've read it seems to be caused or irritated by having sex.

ANY MORE TIPS WOULD BE SO SO SO APPRECIATED!!! thankyou smile.gif
SSDPrice
QUOTE(firecrotch @ Sep 30 2007, 10:13 PM) *
Hi Stacy
I've been using the hydrogen peroxide douche for about a month now. I started using 50% water 50% peroxide. then I just started using 100% peroxide. I use a baby oral syringe to insert it. it fits perfectly and easy to clean. But I found a reusable douche in one of the adult movie stores . dh bought me in there. i was wondering why it had a douche-anyway. I notice a much better feeling down there. like my vagina just gargled with mouth wash. I don't really have the smell or the discharge, just the irritation and burning like you. i used it for about every other 3 days and after we have sex. which i've only been feeling comfortable with since i started using the peroxide. i don't feel as self conscious.
i hope this helps you


Firecrotch,
Thanks for your reply. I have a couple of more questions for you, if you don't mind. Are you continuously using the peroxide douche? Is the peroxide just the kind that you can buy at the drug store? Are there any other side effects? Thanks a bunch.

Stacy
SSDPrice
QUOTE(D double U @ Oct 1 2007, 08:48 PM) *
Hey all,

Haven't been on here in a while but still suffering with BV off and on. Quick question, a few months ago I read replies stating that Vitamin B6 was helping people in the search for their cure of BV. Is anyone still finding that successful? unsure.gif


I have been taking 100 mg of B6, a super B complex, and 1200 mg of folic acid. I am still having symptoms so I am not sure that it's working.

Stacy
sassy
virgin4life: I've had BV off and on for the past 8 years since I was 14. I didn't lose my virginity until I was 18 so for 4 of those years, I had BV without ever having had sex or any sexual contact. It usually does affect women who are sexually active, but I've talked to other virgins who had it and it really can affect anyone. I wish I could say more as to why a girl who has never had sexual contact or introduced someone else's bacteria into her vagina could get BV but I'm not really sure why it happens that way.
firecrotch
QUOTE(SSDPrice @ Oct 2 2007, 07:50 PM) *
Firecrotch,
Thanks for your reply. I have a couple of more questions for you, if you don't mind. Are you continuously using the peroxide douche? Is the peroxide just the kind that you can buy at the drug store? Are there any other side effects? Thanks a bunch.

Stacy



Yeah its the same peroxide you buy for about $1/bottle at the drug store or grocery. I don't use it every day. I use it for about 3 days in a row when I shower and then stop for about a week or so or until i notice something funky (no pun intended) going on down there. I noticed my urine smells a lot stronger for a couple of days afterward. almost like metallic or something. I didn't notice any discharge. I did have a warm sensation with foaming coming out of my vagina one time. i think that's when i had some baceteria up there but haven't noticed it since. i think almost immediately the smell went away. hope it works for you!

FC
jewelscando
Ok, you know me, Ms. Guinny Pig..... hahaha... so, anyways, I'm still waiting on the 500MG Flagyl to get here, so until then, my B.V. has been back with a vengeance. I did some research on the B6 vitamins, and said to my self, "Self, I wonder what would happen if I inserted this vaginally". Now remember, I had a hysterectomy, and I have NO CERVIX NO UTERUS, just my ovaries.

While reading, it seems that they use B6 for abortions, vaginally. WHY? I couldn't tell you, but thats some info I found. So, because I am unable to have any more children, I put the B6, just 1 tablet which was 50mg, in vaginally. Smell is gone today. I had alot of runny discharge this morning, like it was coming out, but, there was no odor to it. No other side effects, no itching, burning, anything from using the B6. I am also taking 100mg by mouth, and 1 Folic Acid, 800mg by mouth every night as well.

I think I will do 1 more tonight, since the pills are small, and it's a low dose. I will keep you all posted!!
canadianGirl
Hi Everybody!

I have not posted here before, but I have read this forum when I found it for hours and hours on end and just want to thank everybody on here for their bravery in sharing their stories. There is so little information out there, and no doctor has any answers and I too was taking flagyll over and over and over again. Thank god I live in Canada and I don't have to pay for the visits, but the time and money spent on the refills and just feeling like a freak show was really getting to me emotionally. A few times I just broke down and cried in the doctors office and they said "It is obviously affecting you emotionally" No kidding!!

I am 33 (just turned) years old and have been suffering from the re-occuring BV for 3 years. The first time I had it was when I was about 21. One prescription cured it then, until age 30. Then along with a new boyfriend came BV. I have been very lucky with him because he has been great. But treatment, after treatment, it just kept coming back almost quicker and worse than before everytime we had sex. (I have had a minimum of 30 refills and that's a low estimate) At first a condom seemed to help, but then after a while even the condom didn't work. Then even (ahem) oral and absolutely no sex was triggering it. I was nearing the end of my rope. I am not kidding. I researched as much as possible and started taking the acidophilus with bifidus capsuls with 500mgs of vitamin C orally. Maybe a small difference. But then the same. It was on here I read about the guy with the Vitamin B6. I ran out and got it about a month ago. Since then Nada. I have had sex with him at least 10 times so far, (with a condom though) knock on wood, and it hasn't come back yet. I just had to share that with everybody in case that can help one person. It is worth a try. The relief I feel even with a condom is amazing. I will eventually try without, but I am just enjoying this freedom for now. And I don't want to jinx it. Also the longer I can stay away from the flagyll the better.

I will keep you posted if there are any changes, but I have a great feeling with this Vitamin B6. 100 mg in the morning and 100 mg at night. I still take a 500 mg vitamin C when I think about it, and the Acidophilus, but it is random. Just the B6. I don't know if that is a cure or not or exactly what it does (balance your hormones?) but it works. And I have read that drinking alcohol leaches Vitamin B6 out of your system, so if you have drinks, make sure to take an extra. I do.
I have also taken one flagyll pill after sex, (doc's recommendation) I'm sure a few of you won't like that, but I'd rather that to keep the invaders away then a full blown infection.

I just had to share because this is the best I have felt in 3 years and I owe it to this forum. When I was here last I was desperate and close to breakdown and all of you women (and man) actually made me crack a smile and god-forbid even laugh out loud. I am praying for you all. Good-Luck!! I am sure they will come up with a cure someday, hopefully sooner than later!

neverending
What was that herbal antidepressant pill everyone was talking about here?
SSDPrice
QUOTE(firecrotch @ Oct 3 2007, 07:20 PM) *
Yeah its the same peroxide you buy for about $1/bottle at the drug store or grocery. I don't use it every day. I use it for about 3 days in a row when I shower and then stop for about a week or so or until i notice something funky (no pun intended) going on down there. I noticed my urine smells a lot stronger for a couple of days afterward. almost like metallic or something. I didn't notice any discharge. I did have a warm sensation with foaming coming out of my vagina one time. i think that's when i had some baceteria up there but haven't noticed it since. i think almost immediately the smell went away. hope it works for you!

FC



One more question please: I know that you said that you use a child's syringe. How many syringes full of peroxide to you "flush" with at a time?

Thanks,
Stacy
arj75
QUOTE(neverending @ Oct 4 2007, 09:19 PM) *
What was that herbal antidepressant pill everyone was talking about here?



Are you talking about St. Johns's Wart? - supposedly helps with mood regulation
Flaxseed oil - same claim
Someone else mentioned Chasteberry - for hormone balance...I've never tried it..

These here..not sure if considered "herbal"

L-tyrosine - alleviates stress by boosting production of adrenaline. It raises dopamine levels which influence moods - can't take if on other MAO inhibotor drugs. Suggests to take on an empty stomach with 50 mg of B-6 and 100-500 mg of vitamin C for better absorbtion, best taken at bedtime

S-adenosylmethionine - works as an antidepressant - DO NOT use if you have manic depressive dissorder or taking other anti-depressants

Vitamin B complex injections 2 cc once weekly or as prescribed by physician (if depression is severe)

follic acid 400 mcg daily - found to be deficient in people with depression

Neverending- was your doctor concerned about your low oxygen levels? Do you suffer from kidney stones as well? They hurt like a bitch! Been several years since I have had those....

Does anyone know this...I thought b-complex was basically only B-12? What all is in B-complex? I'm guessing it's called complex for a reason as just one vitamin really can't be considered "complex"...my doctor mentioned that I could try this...but he doesn't think I'm depressed, just a stressed out sally attitude which has caught up with me.

Anyways, I'm back to seeing to my doctor that I liked, he has another year before retirement, but he isn't a gyno now, once was however, but he does what ever I ask, now I need to know what to ask for. He wanted to do a stress test on my heart, because my T-waves were abnormal (influenced by oxygen levels) on the ECG, but it's expensive, time consuming, and you gotta exercise. I can't run around the block, much less last 3 minutes on the tread mill. I promised him that after the first frost, (don't want the allergy and smokers film cough doubled up on me) that I would quit smoking AGAIN, and we have a bet riding on it. I joined the YMCA a year ago, and have been paying, but only have I went one time. Who has the time to do all of this crap? I'm on a boycott from vitamins, probiotics, and shoving anything up my snatch. I think my cervix are infected again...someone asked about gritty blood....I have that for about 4 or five days after intercourse. What's that all about, and how is that considered normal???
neverending
QUOTE(arj75 @ Oct 5 2007, 02:15 PM) *
Are you talking about St. Johns's Wart? - supposedly helps with mood regulation
Flaxseed oil - same claim
Someone else mentioned Chasteberry - for hormone balance...I've never tried it..

These here..not sure if considered "herbal"

L-tyrosine - alleviates stress by boosting production of adrenaline. It raises dopamine levels which influence moods - can't take if on other MAO inhibotor drugs. Suggests to take on an empty stomach with 50 mg of B-6 and 100-500 mg of vitamin C for better absorbtion, best taken at bedtime

S-adenosylmethionine - works as an antidepressant - DO NOT use if you have manic depressive dissorder or taking other anti-depressants

Vitamin B complex injections 2 cc once weekly or as prescribed by physician (if depression is severe)

follic acid 400 mcg daily - found to be deficient in people with depression

Neverending- was your doctor concerned about your low oxygen levels? Do you suffer from kidney stones as well? They hurt like a bitch! Been several years since I have had those....

Does anyone know this...I thought b-complex was basically only B-12? What all is in B-complex? I'm guessing it's called complex for a reason as just one vitamin really can't be considered "complex"...my doctor mentioned that I could try this...but he doesn't think I'm depressed, just a stressed out sally attitude which has caught up with me.

Anyways, I'm back to seeing to my doctor that I liked, he has another year before retirement, but he isn't a gyno now, once was however, but he does what ever I ask, now I need to know what to ask for. He wanted to do a stress test on my heart, because my T-waves were abnormal (influenced by oxygen levels) on the ECG, but it's expensive, time consuming, and you gotta exercise. I can't run around the block, much less last 3 minutes on the tread mill. I promised him that after the first frost, (don't want the allergy and smokers film cough doubled up on me) that I would quit smoking AGAIN, and we have a bet riding on it. I joined the YMCA a year ago, and have been paying, but only have I went one time. Who has the time to do all of this crap? I'm on a boycott from vitamins, probiotics, and shoving anything up my snatch. I think my cervix are infected again...someone asked about gritty blood....I have that for about 4 or five days after intercourse. What's that all about, and how is that considered normal???

Arj75: I haven't had any kidney stones. Thank goodness! Oh, and the doctor was not concerned about the oxygen levels but I am. In my opinion, low oxygen levels is a very bad thing.

DOES ANYONE KNOW WHERE I CAN BUY VALIUM OR SOME OTHER ANXIETY PILL ONLINE?
TraceyBaby
I am SO glad I found this site! I've been having issues for over a year and I'm sick to death of it. My gyn told me that our ph's don't mix well (mine and new hubby's). I've tried the gel and the pill but it keeps coming back. This morning, before finding this site, I read about douching with 1 tsp tea tree oil, 2 cups water, and vitamin E oil. I did that today, so we'll see... If this is in fact a situation of our juices just not mixing well, I'd be prone to believe that this will be a problem forevermore. I've read so many different options on this site. I'm going to get some B6 today. Just wondering, should I douch every few days with peroxide - forever? Or maybe peroxide once a week or so and do the garlic thing between douching? I just don't want to over do it and maybe hurt more than help.

Thanks a bunch!!
prvtpuss
QUOTE(Morphia @ Oct 1 2007, 09:42 PM) *
Ok. I NEED YOU GUYS TO ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS! Please? biggrin.gif Basically, I know that my bv is not gone. I also know that my strep is still around even though I cultured negative for it last time. I tried to make an appt. with my doc as soon as possible while my symptoms are at their worst and the soonest I could get in is on Thursday...with a Nurse Practitioner. The thing is I've never seen an NP before. Can anyone tell me what to expect? Do any of them know what they're doing? Can they take swabs to send off to be cultured in a lab or can they only take swabs for wetpreps? Thanks guys!



how do u know your strep is still around? what did they prescribe you for it and how long ago was that? NPs can be absolutely wonderful, so don't worry too much about that. and as far as strep tests, some clinics can do a rapid test in-office. i think if the rapid (5-10 minutes) test comes back negative, then they will wait to see the results of a throat culture (2-3 days). they do this to make sure they don't miss a positive case of strep. which is why i want to stress to you that if you have strep you NEED to treat it. when your body produces antibodies to fight and kill the strep bacteria, those antibodies sometimes mistake your heart muscle cells or joints for the bacteria and attack them - which is REALLY BAD.
arj75
QUOTE(neverending @ Oct 5 2007, 11:44 AM) *
Arj75: I haven't had any kidney stones. Thank goodness! Oh, and the doctor was not concerned about the oxygen levels but I am. In my opinion, low oxygen levels is a very bad thing.

DOES ANYONE KNOW WHERE I CAN BUY VALIUM OR SOME OTHER ANXIETY PILL ONLINE?


Yeah, I agree, low oxygen levels is not a good thing considering it is essential for every body function and uh life.

I'm sure there are places you can buy anxiety meds, but chances are you will get ripped off many times before you actually find a site that isn't a scam. The zanax helped me for a while, but then..my body would just become immune to it's effects, and the doctor kept increasing the dosage....so, I stopped taking them. And for awhile was anxiety free...then baby daddy sawga started back up, along with the insomnia issues. But they do help me sleep, and knock out the aniexty attacks, and when they stop working..I quit taking them...suffer for a while without taking them.. and then go back on them again..to avoid moving up the strongest strength. They help relax my stiff neck and every other stiff tight muscle in my body..so I can study...school is a big stressor for me too.
Italianwife88
hey you guys,

my BV stayed away for about a week...sad.gif my husband is frustrated now... acts like its my fault or something.
anways Im going to keep taking my vitamins and I bought something called Fem Dophilus today it should arrive in a few days... i got it only for 20 including the shipping. Has anyone tried this yet?
Italianwife88
hey you guys,

my BV stayed away for about a week...sad.gif my husband is frustrated now... acts like its my fault or something.
anways Im going to keep taking my vitamins and I bought something called Fem Dophilus today it should arrive in a few days... i got it only for 20 including the shipping. Has anyone tried this yet?
firecrotch
QUOTE(SSDPrice @ Oct 4 2007, 09:38 PM) *
One more question please: I know that you said that you use a child's syringe. How many syringes full of peroxide to you "flush" with at a time?

Thanks,
Stacy


I use 3 syringes full. A syringe is 2 tsp.
gonnaloseit
Hi everyone. I"m a newbie to the boards. I'm 21 years old and was diagnosed with bv when I was about 18. Back then I only went in about vaginal soreness basically. I was given metrozonadle ( i know it started with metro lol but can't remember how to spell it). After that the soreness went away but I still have had heavy discharge since then. I hated that at first, but finally got over it, but over the last few months the discharge has gotten thicker, and has the smell a lot of you complain about. I absolutely hate it. I also occasionally have the smallest amount of blood on my tissue when I go to the bathroom, which happened before when I first went to see the doctor. I ordered enzara a few weeks ago and it doesn't seem to be working for me. I want my bv gone now!! sad.gif Now, after spending my money on enzara, that apparently it's a scam, as i'vehad enough wrote also. I'm trying to figure out what to try out next?? Has anyone ever used femanol?? Is it any good??? I was planning on trying that next since they have a guarantee but i really wanted to know if any of you have tried it and if it did or didn't work?? Glad i found this board. talk to you'll soon! Please answer about the femanol or what you'll suggest I try next.



QUOTE(i @ Sep 28 2007, 11:36 PM) *
Has anyone trued Femanol? I looked through the blog that was listed below but there uas no info on it.
It is just so expensive and I already spent the $ on Enzara not knowin it was a scam. It is wierd though because any reviews I find on line say that it works. Are those but out there by the company?

Also, I have noticed that people are saying that it sucks having to have their partner pull out. Am we the only people that do that normally? We have always done it that way even before the BV started. I mean everyonce in a while he wont but it doesn't make or break the sex for me or him. Just curious

jewelscando
Did a little bit of research on the Femanol. I'm afraid to try it, because when I type it in google, Enzara comes up as well. I was fooled by Enzara, and don't want to be another $67 and get fooled again. They say money back guarantee, but, we all know what a pain in the but that can be.

Oh well, if anyone trys it, let me know!!
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