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LoveLife
QUOTE(virgin4life @ Oct 16 2007, 02:27 PM) *
okay lovelife i've got questions. i'm desperate and willing to try.

the oregano oil... does it come in pill form?? taking orally or vaginally??

how much fem dophilis are you taking??
p.s. ur are super amazing to be able to stick to that diet, i couldnt do it. this BV literally drives me to drink. lol

Jewelscando: 500mg pill Flagyl. tried it orally nada. so the vaginally has been working...nice to know. i'm def gonna try that. do u get an RX or off the internet?? know anywhere to buy off the internet?? i think my doc will literally kill me if i go in complaining one more time:( ugh.

Thanks ladies for all the responses.


The oregano oil comes in pill form and tinctures, i recommend the pills just because it's easier. You take it orally. I take one a day in between meals.
But mine says to take 2 separately. Maybe I would up the dose if it came back.

I take 2 fem dophilis in the morning before I eat anything. Lori has a link to the best and cheapest place to buy it online in her blog. It need to be refrigerated.

Just a suggestion, but if you are going to drink, I would maybe try good quality hard alcohol (scotch, whiskey, gin, vodka, rum)? And avoid juices and sodas as mixers (including tonic water! lots of sugar in it.) Maybe try for a diet soda if you have to. I've gotten into good scotch on the rocks and martinis (extra dirty) and gin with soda water and extra lime. You could also go for a bloody mary. No sugar there either. Just some suggestions. smile.gif

As for the diet, thanks! It's hard! smile.gif Honestly though, I think anything helps. So if you think you could eliminate or even cut back on any of those things, I would do whatever you personally feel like you can do. And I think the most important thing is not to get discouraged if you "cheat" on whatever you decide to do too. Or if you forget to take a pill, or whatever. Don't give up and forget about it. Nobody's perfect. Stuff like this takes time and patience for sure.
jewelscando
QUOTE(virgin4life @ Oct 16 2007, 09:27 PM) *
okay lovelife i've got questions. i'm desperate and willing to try.

the oregano oil... does it come in pill form?? taking orally or vaginally??

how much fem dophilis are you taking??
p.s. ur are super amazing to be able to stick to that diet, i couldnt do it. this BV literally drives me to drink. lol

Jewelscando: 500mg pill Flagyl. tried it orally nada. so the vaginally has been working...nice to know. i'm def gonna try that. do u get an RX or off the internet?? know anywhere to buy off the internet?? i think my doc will literally kill me if i go in complaining one more time:( ugh.

Thanks ladies for all the responses.


I buy the Flagyl online, I've posted it here before. Let me know if you need it.

You have to be carefull with it though, because if you use to much, it will aggrevate the kitty, and you'll get a yeast infection from hell. I use 1 500 mg for 2 days straight. Then that's it. It took mine away for over 3 months, until I screwed up and had sex with the cheating ex. Then it came back with a vengeance. I'm still waiting on my flagyl to get here. It takes awhile to get here, because I think it comes from out of the country.

I did try 200mg because that was all I had, then tried 2 of the 200, then 3 of the 200 and NOTHING.

UPDATE THOUGH... Had sex with the new guy this morning, after I made him wait a month by using excuses, and thank god, no smell. I'm taking 2 acidophilus a day along with 2 800mcg of Folic Acid and 2 50mg of B-6. Also, did a peroide wash last night and one again this morning, before seeing my guy. HE DOESN'T KNOW ABOUT MY PROBLEM, AND I DON'T WANT HIM TO KNOW!!! hahaha. But thankfully, there was no smell. THE STRESS WAS KILLING ME!!


jularee
just wanted to give you guys a femanol update. today is day 7 of taking it and i can honestly say so far it IS working. after the first couple of days the discharge went away but I still had a slight odor. last night i had sex and surprisingly there was NO SMELL! today the discharge and odor were completely gone. i'm gonna keep my fingers crossed! i really hope this continues to work. i'll keep you updated!
arj75
QUOTE(jularee @ Oct 17 2007, 01:19 AM) *
just wanted to give you guys a femanol update. today is day 7 of taking it and i can honestly say so far it IS working. after the first couple of days the discharge went away but I still had a slight odor. last night i had sex and surprisingly there was NO SMELL! today the discharge and odor were completely gone. i'm gonna keep my fingers crossed! i really hope this continues to work. i'll keep you updated!



Thats great jularee! Thanks for sharing.

I'm gonna go back to the health food store today and get some more of a probiotic I tried a few months ago, I recall one month when my bv didn't return, and I'm gonna pick some more up of those today. They had a much higher potency then the fem... but they were like $45 bucks a bottle though (I think) They were callled ultimate Flora specialized probiotics for vaginal and urine tracts. I'm still not stinking with the Povidone-Iodine douches I was using..so I think the funk is gone for now. I made up my last mix last night and while I was opening the package...it started squirting out like a high pressure water hose with no one holding on to it. If you all could only see my bathroom ceiling. That stuff is a deep brownish red-orange color. It's everywhere! It's not washing off either. lol.
anitsirhc
hello ladies! i haven't posted on here in forever. because nothing had changed with me, bv kept coming back still a lot of discharge and i was just giving up.

but!! i found a different forum and read a few people who had success with primadophilus reuteri. probiotics with an enteric coating so they don't dissolve or get absorbed until they're in your intestines. so i gave it a try and i've been taking them for 2 days and i have hardly any discharge (still a little bit but it seems like normal discharge and it doesn't smell) and no smell!! i haven't had sex yet so i'm not sure if it's completely gone. that's one of the ways i could always tell i had bv, it would burn when i had sex. so we'll see what happens with that. but i haven't worn pantyliners in a few days and i used to have to alwayysss wear them and i feel great!

here's the link for where i bought them:
http://www.iherb.com/ProductDetails.aspx?c...d=4674&at=0

those are the exact ones i bought. you can get them from other websites but they either don't send it in an ice pack or they charge you extra for the ice and iherb.com sends it in ice automatically.

also, last monday i used a rephresh because i had one left over and i haven't used it in a while and i just needed some relief even though i knew it wouldn't last. that made me good until friday/saturday and then i took the primadophilus reuteri on monday, so i don't know if the rephresh had anything to do with it. and also i'm still taking b6 vitamins. 100mg complex. i've been taking them for a while so i'm almost positive that they're not really doing anything because i didn't notice anything until after i took the primadophilus. but i'm gonna keep taking the b6 anyway. so that's my story, if you haven't tried the primadophilus reuteri i think you should!! hope everyone is doing well... nice to see some good news from other people too. smile.gif
anitsirhc
oh and by the way i'm only taking one primadophilus reuteri orally a day.

i know a lot of people try taking probiotics orally and vaginally, just in case anyone tries these, since they are enteric coated you can't insert them vaginally because they won't dissolve. so you'd have to take them apart and make your own or something.
virgin4life
Okay. If i dont post on here in 5 days i've died from an herbal overdose. lol.

here's what i'm trying:

*2 acidpholis (however u spell)
*2 fem dolphilis
*2 folic acid

&& i just ordered the stuff recommended from iherb.com.

and i think i'll go get some oregano oil. what the heck, cant hurt. my pill holder is so crammed with stuff. my boyfriend asked if i was a granny or something with all the pills im taking.....no honey its just for my malfunctioning vajaja. (of course i didnt tell him that. lol)

O please let one of these work.

if this doesnt work, i'll try the flagyl...again. sigh.
---yea it does come from out of the country, whoever asked. that is if u order it offline.

Jewelscando: Please if u wouldnt mind giving me the website. there are a billion posts on here and prob would be impossible to find. ThAnKs!!!

bvg
hi all, i am new here but i am hoping i can get help. i was wondering how long it takes for the femdophilus to start working if it is going to? I have been on it for about a week as well as taking 100mg b-6, 250 mg b-12 and 800 mg. folic acid and a garlique.

i've read other people saying that they felt relief in 2 days but others are taking longer....what is the average.

I have no smell, just discharge and burn/itchy.

thanks!
jewelscando
http://www.horizondrugs.com/flagyl.html

This is where I order it.

Here's the site that neverending I think orders the Estroil.

http://www.helenpensanti.com/prodinfo.asp?number=EVS2//3
mfc10
QUOTE(bvg @ Oct 18 2007, 10:57 AM) *
hi all, i am new here but i am hoping i can get help. i was wondering how long it takes for the femdophilus to start working if it is going to? I have been on it for about a week as well as taking 100mg b-6, 250 mg b-12 and 800 mg. folic acid and a garlique.

i've read other people saying that they felt relief in 2 days but others are taking longer....what is the average.

I have no smell, just discharge and burn/itchy.

thanks!


I know this sounds like science fiction, but while researching probiotics & corresponding with the patent-holder of the Fem-dophilus strains of acidophilus, Gregor Reid, I found out that the good bacteria must travel through the intestinal tract, then out the anal opening, then they literally crawl, if you will, into the vagina. It takes an average of about 4 days to make the journey. Since learning this, I am careful to not use anti-bacterial wipes after a BM, etc. since that could wipe out the good bacteria as they valiently make their journey. rolleyes.gif

Hope this helps!
maggie
g-gyrl
Hi,
I'm new to this site. Like everyone here I've been suffering with bv since I was a teenager. Ive' seen various doctors for this problem as well but to No avail. For the last couple of years I've been trying at home remedies. For far what works best for me is vaginally inserting (1) boric acid & (1) baking soda suppositories that I make myself.
g-gyrl
QUOTE(g-gyrl @ Oct 18 2007, 06:10 PM) *
Hi,
I'm new to this site. Like everyone here I've been suffering with bv since I was a teenager. Ive' seen various doctors for this problem as well but to No avail. For the last couple of years I've been trying at home remedies. For far what works best for me is vaginally inserting (1) boric acid & (1) baking soda suppositories that I make myself.

dry.gif
neverending
QUOTE(g-gyrl @ Oct 19 2007, 12:10 AM) *
Hi,
I'm new to this site. Like everyone here I've been suffering with bv since I was a teenager. Ive' seen various doctors for this problem as well but to No avail. For the last couple of years I've been trying at home remedies. For far what works best for me is vaginally inserting (1) boric acid & (1) baking soda suppositories that I make myself.


BAKING SODA?
prvtpuss
QUOTE(mfc10 @ Oct 18 2007, 11:55 AM) *
Since learning this, I am careful to not use anti-bacterial wipes after a BM, etc. since that could wipe out the good bacteria as they valiently make their journey. rolleyes.gif


hahahhaaaa!!
that made me so happy!!!!!!
bvg
does anyone have pale yellow discharge instead of they grayish color?
bvg
also, please tell me about the hp washes. how many days do you do?
full strength hp? .... how much?
can a baby medicine syringe be used?

thanks!
virgin4life
okay so i got the stuff from iherb.com & starting it today. i'll let everyone no my progress in bout 2 days. i have a good feeling smile.gif but it could just be wishful thinking.
jularee
virgin4life -- good luck with your new products! please keep us updated. so far i'm on day 9 with the femanol and i'm doing soooo much better.

bvg -- i sometimes have a pale yellow discharge also. for me it kinda varies in color and consistency depending on where I am with my menstrual cycle. as for the hp washes, you may want to try it diluted first with water to see if it burns your girly bits at all. when i first used it, i used it full strength with a baby syringe. i used a total of 30ml or 6 tsp once a day for about 3 days. at first i was a bit tingly but nothing unbearable. good luck with your decision!
Irene10
I found the solution to my recurring vaginal infection and fishy odor through
this site http://www.hrtinfo.com/EnzaraReview

This site did a review on leading vaginal infection product which include enzara, femanol,
naeleen's and candisil.

As my condition was really bad, I found using enzara & naeleen's ( as daily wash )
solve my problems.

Hoope this help
Italianwife88
QUOTE(mfc10 @ Oct 18 2007, 11:55 AM) *
I know this sounds like science fiction, but while researching probiotics & corresponding with the patent-holder of the Fem-dophilus strains of acidophilus, Gregor Reid, I found out that the good bacteria must travel through the intestinal tract, then out the anal opening, then they literally crawl, if you will, into the vagina. It takes an average of about 4 days to make the journey. Since learning this, I am careful to not use anti-bacterial wipes after a BM, etc. since that could wipe out the good bacteria as they valiantly make their journey. rolleyes.gif

Hope this helps!
Maggie




This is confusing to me... I thought the point was to keep the anal bacteria AWAY from the vaginal bacteria because there is ecol i naturally in the rectum. I not only have BV but gas- intestinal problem. perhaps IBS or something else. Does this also have to do with the balance of bacteria?

im on fem dophilus right now... its not really helping me, except that i dont have a overload of white discharge but im still sick. i had unprotected sex and now my husband has a itchy dick sad.gif
heavinlyangel
Hello everyone!!! I'm new to this site!!! I feel we all should be given a PHD with all the research that I know we have all done! I have been suffering with BV for 6 long years!!!! I have spent soooo much money on doctors, medicine and rememdies! In all this, I did find a specialist, I had to fly to Houston to see and he treated me with boric acid and vitamin E. He was the only doctor that helped me. However, I ran out of money and stopped going to him (airplane tickets to expensive). So after recovering from the 10 or thousands of dollars I spent on doctors not helping me, I decided to try again on my own! As I have studied this until I want to scream, I'm considering going back to school to be a doctor so no other women has to ever go through this terrible crap! I recently found a wonderful website I want to share with all of you! It sounds like they really have there stuff together!


http://www.rockwellnutrition.net/Bacterial...osis_c_101.html



They came up with a protocal for BV, including replenishing with Vit. A & E and probotics. I think a homopathic doctor came up with it (not to sure) It just sounds like they maybe on the right track.


Furthermore, I know that boric acid works, it worked on me!! and was given to me by the specialist! I have never used Hp, but I'm considering the option!!!


I send out much sympathy to all of you!!! I know how hard it is living like this! I felt so alone for so many years!! Although I hate that anyone has this terrible ailment, I'm glad all of you are here. Theres power in numbers, and were theres a will theres a way. We will find our way out to this!!! TOGETHER!!! Thank you all and much love!!!
gonnaloseit
I'm impressed with your femanol results....is there still NO odor and No discharge today too, on day 9?? I'm really thinking of getting it even though i ordered some flagyl( which i tried to stop from coming but it seems like it was already processed). please continue to keep us posted, i may follow in your footsteps iin a few weeks.

QUOTE(jularee @ Oct 19 2007, 04:05 PM) *
virgin4life -- good luck with your new products! please keep us updated. so far i'm on day 9 with the femanol and i'm doing soooo much better.

bvg -- i sometimes have a pale yellow discharge also. for me it kinda varies in color and consistency depending on where I am with my menstrual cycle. as for the hp washes, you may want to try it diluted first with water to see if it burns your girly bits at all. when i first used it, i used it full strength with a baby syringe. i used a total of 30ml or 6 tsp once a day for about 3 days. at first i was a bit tingly but nothing unbearable. good luck with your decision!

quietmadness
Man...I'd like to try that Femanol, but $67.00?? Sheesh...that's a lot of $$ right now.

--Quiet--
arj75
QUOTE(jularee @ Oct 17 2007, 01:19 AM) *
just wanted to give you guys a femanol update. today is day 7 of taking it and i can honestly say so far it IS working. after the first couple of days the discharge went away but I still had a slight odor. last night i had sex and surprisingly there was NO SMELL! today the discharge and odor were completely gone. i'm gonna keep my fingers crossed! i really hope this continues to work. i'll keep you updated!



Jularee: Please keep us updated on the femanol..My BV always returns after my period, so don't forget to let us know whats "up" or hopefully not after you are finished with your cycle.
arj75
QUOTE(bvg @ Oct 19 2007, 09:15 AM) *
does anyone have pale yellow discharge instead of they grayish color?



My discharge is yellow too. Does most of the other gals here have the grayish?

Question for the gal who uses baking soda...my nurse suggested I try this, she has bv too...but it kinda made me sratch at my head being that baking soda is alkaline...How in the hell do you make baking soda suppositories?

Also, I'm a little scared about trying the boric because of my cervix bleeding after sex, I guess I'm afraid it will get in my blood stream or something..which would be toxic, I had read not to use on open wounds, I'm guessing my cervix are "open" since they bleed a lot...lol

I did pick up some vitamin E oil, what's the protocol on that, just rub? lol
virgin4life
Okay. started taking the primadophilus reuteri about 11 a.m. on friday. it is now saturday 10 p.m. just to state, i've had for as long as i can remember this burning sensation and lots of discharge, along w/ foul, to the 10 power, odor.

Results thus far:

no burning sensation (its so weird for my kitty to not be on fire 24/7!! lol. its at complete peace.... ALMOST) and very little discharge. i think its actually a normal amount of discharge! *gasp* buttt the odor is still there. however, instead of it to the 10th power, its like to the 2nd. i would say a pretty darn good improvement. i'm hoping it will completely disappear within a week or so.

Method:

right now the only thing i'm taking is one prima. reu. a day && thats it. tomorrow i'm going to take one prima reu and a acidphilus and see what happens. if there's still odor, i'll add folic acid and so forth.

i was extremly happy with the website anitsirhc recommended. fast delivery as promised. thanks anitsirhc!!!
CanCan
QUOTE(virgin4life @ Oct 20 2007, 11:09 PM) *
Okay. started taking the primadophilus reuteri about 11 a.m. on friday. it is now saturday 10 p.m. just to state, i've had for as long as i can remember this burning sensation and lots of discharge, along w/ foul, to the 10 power, odor.

Results thus far:

no burning sensation (its so weird for my kitty to not be on fire 24/7!! lol. its at complete peace.... ALMOST) and very little discharge. i think its actually a normal amount of discharge! *gasp* buttt the odor is still there. however, instead of it to the 10th power, its like to the 2nd. i would say a pretty darn good improvement. i'm hoping it will completely disappear within a week or so.

Method:

right now the only thing i'm taking is one prima. reu. a day && thats it. tomorrow i'm going to take one prima reu and a acidphilus and see what happens. if there's still odor, i'll add folic acid and so forth.

i was extremly happy with the website anitsirhc recommended. fast delivery as promised. thanks anitsirhc!!!



Which bottle exactly are you taking? The probiotic we are all trying, Femdophilus, is made up of GR-1 and RC-14. Which is in plain english, or shall I say in plain latin, Lactobacillus Rhamnosus and Lactobacillus Reuteri. When you read the research on which bacterias are missing from your vagina during a BV infection, it seems that these are the two. I have gone through a few bottles of Femdophilus, and so far it seems to be helping a lot. The bottle I am taking now is the 'Primadophilus Reuteri' as well. When you read the label it says: Lactobacillus Rhamnosus, Lactobacillus Reuteri, and Lactobacillus Acidophilus. I'm taking it because every health food store I walked into that day had run out of the femdophilus. But it seems to be working the same. I was hesitant to try it though, because it had acidophilus listed as an ingredient. And in the beginning of my BV I was religiously taking Lactobacillus Acidophilus, as well as bifidus and bulgaricus. (Written on the bottles: 'Bifidobacterium Bifidum', and 'Lactobacillus Acidophilus delbrueckii bulgaricus') - and it didn't improve anything.

As well, I noticed that everytime I ate yogurt I got a flare up. I just walked to the fridge and read my yogurt container, and it says that it has Lactobacillus Acidophilus in it as well as Bifidus, L. Casei and L. Reuteri in it. So I am assuming that one of those 4 bacteria don't agree with me. I also ate one of those mini yogurt containers the other day... and had a flare up as well. (I don't remember what the stuff was called, I will have to look it up later.) I don't know if the flare up was BV or something else - but I had a lot of secretions that day that seemed to be exactly like the BV. Or maybe the yogurt makes it worse and then it gets better again later? I'm not sure. I never had a problem eating yogurt before. And now every time I eat it, it seems to make the BV worse. Kind of strange seeing that my doctor told me to eat more yogurt. Also weird seeing that yogurt is supposed to be good for keeping yeast infections at bay. But BV is not a yeast infection. Maybe this happens because the bacteria that needs to be replenished in a BV infection is actually not acidophilus, but something else, like reuteri or rhamnosus, or even something else. Or perhaps the strains that are missing are different for different women. I don't know. Someone once told me that each strain of bacteria competes with the other for space in your body. So perhaps when you take your reuteri you should not be taking it at the same time that you are taking the acidophilus, or yogurt. They will just fight with each other and cancel each other out. Or maybe the reuteri is weaker than the acidophilus, so when taken together, the acidophilus always wins. Then you have too much acidophilus in your vagina - thus the extra discharge.
bvg
okay,
i started taking the primodophilus reuteri for about a week, no help. Then i got the femdophilus for a week, no help. yesterday i got the ultimate flora for vaginal support which has rhamnosus and acidophilus as well as others. no help yet. i've also been taking b-6, b-12 and folic acid. i also was inserting the probs. vaginally.
i was wondering if anyone has done a course of metronidizole (or any other anti.) while they were taking good probiotics and if that helps any better than if you were taking none.
my problem is not recurring bv but resistant bv. so i wonder if having 'good' bacteria while you are taking the antibiotics makes the antibiotics work any better?

your thoughts or any other suggestions please

or am i not giving anything enough time? i just get discouraged when i see others noticing change after a few days.
TraceyBaby
QUOTE(frustratedinJC @ Oct 8 2007, 11:15 AM) *
New to this site- I was diagnosed after I had my IUD inserted. I lived 29 yrs without BV and 4 months after insertion I went to the dr. to check on what was "up" with the discharge and smell, thinking something went wrong with my IUD and he diagnosed me w. BV. Since then he has given me a few scripts for Clindamycin, and just last week I had to see him and he did a test and said he found no trace of BV but gave me the cream b/c he says I know my body better than he does...and yes I do and although it may not show up on his swipe test, you all know what I am saying here, we just know when its not right down there.

So I just did one dose of the cream vaginally and started taking Folic acid (800mg 1/day) and Acidophilus w.Pectin so I am not sure if it will come back again...hoping not!

But wanted to check to see if.
A. has anyone been diagnosed with BV after getting and IUD?
B. are there any other treatments I should consider?
C. any type of dietary changes help anyone?


I have an IUD also. About 6 or 8 months after I got the IUD, I got a divorce. Finally, no pregnancy worries and no one to have sex with unsure.gif A few years later, shortly after I started having sex with my now current husband, is when the BV started. The prescription meds worked for a while but it always comes back. I've been making my own douche - 1 tsp of tea tree oil and a drop of vitamin E oil. Since finding this site, sometimes I douche with peroxide. I think the peroxide works the best. I hope this helps!!
bvg
another question...what is everyone's opinion as to whether you need to treat your husband or partner if you have bv?
anitsirhc
QUOTE(virgin4life @ Oct 20 2007, 11:09 PM) *
Okay. started taking the primadophilus reuteri about 11 a.m. on friday. it is now saturday 10 p.m. just to state, i've had for as long as i can remember this burning sensation and lots of discharge, along w/ foul, to the 10 power, odor.

Results thus far:

no burning sensation (its so weird for my kitty to not be on fire 24/7!! lol. its at complete peace.... ALMOST) and very little discharge. i think its actually a normal amount of discharge! *gasp* buttt the odor is still there. however, instead of it to the 10th power, its like to the 2nd. i would say a pretty darn good improvement. i'm hoping it will completely disappear within a week or so.

Method:

right now the only thing i'm taking is one prima. reu. a day && thats it. tomorrow i'm going to take one prima reu and a acidphilus and see what happens. if there's still odor, i'll add folic acid and so forth.

i was extremly happy with the website anitsirhc recommended. fast delivery as promised. thanks anitsirhc!!!


you're welcome!! i'm glad i could help. smile.gif i had sex last night and it didn't burn at all! i have very little discharge and no smell. i feel like the bv is not completely gone but it's definitely a lottt better than it has been. if it doesn't go away completely i might start taking 2 a day instead of one.

bvg - i'm not sure. i would say give it some time. because i've been taking it for about a week and my bv is not gone completely. maybe try taking 2 a day. or inserting it vaginally. (you'll have to make your own capsules though b/c of the enteric coating...) if this doesn't help then maybe it's just not going to work for you. but don't give up yet!
anitsirhc
QUOTE(virgin4life @ Oct 20 2007, 11:09 PM) *
Okay. started taking the primadophilus reuteri about 11 a.m. on friday. it is now saturday 10 p.m. just to state, i've had for as long as i can remember this burning sensation and lots of discharge, along w/ foul, to the 10 power, odor.

Results thus far:

no burning sensation (its so weird for my kitty to not be on fire 24/7!! lol. its at complete peace.... ALMOST) and very little discharge. i think its actually a normal amount of discharge! *gasp* buttt the odor is still there. however, instead of it to the 10th power, its like to the 2nd. i would say a pretty darn good improvement. i'm hoping it will completely disappear within a week or so.

Method:

right now the only thing i'm taking is one prima. reu. a day && thats it. tomorrow i'm going to take one prima reu and a acidphilus and see what happens. if there's still odor, i'll add folic acid and so forth.

i was extremly happy with the website anitsirhc recommended. fast delivery as promised. thanks anitsirhc!!!


i also wanted to suggest rephresh... if taking folic acid and acidophilus don't get rid of the odor for you, i would try rephresh. it always has helped with me, even if it's only temporary, you can use rephresh as long as you want. it says up to every 3 days. have you ever tried it?
neverending
Got a prescription for nuvaring but i'm afraid to try birth control again. Any suggestions? Has anyone tried nuvaring? and does it really help vag. dryness?
Italianwife88
QUOTE(bvg @ Oct 22 2007, 12:44 PM) *
another question...what is everyone's opinion as to whether you need to treat your husband or partner if you have bv?



We've talked about this before, everyone thinks its necessary but dont know how to break the news to their man lol. In my situation, if we have unprotected sex he gets itchy and we just spread it back and forth and he gets upset because we can never have ''normal sex'' I really dont know how to treat him. we did the HP soak but i still have it and he wanted unprotected sex so he got it again.
CanCan
QUOTE(bvg @ Oct 22 2007, 08:25 AM) *
okay,
i started taking the primodophilus reuteri for about a week, no help. Then i got the femdophilus for a week, no help. yesterday i got the ultimate flora for vaginal support which has rhamnosus and acidophilus as well as others. no help yet. i've also been taking b-6, b-12 and folic acid. i also was inserting the probs. vaginally.
i was wondering if anyone has done a course of metronidizole (or any other anti.) while they were taking good probiotics and if that helps any better than if you were taking none.
my problem is not recurring bv but resistant bv. so i wonder if having 'good' bacteria while you are taking the antibiotics makes the antibiotics work any better?

your thoughts or any other suggestions please

or am i not giving anything enough time? i just get discouraged when i see others noticing change after a few days.

Are you taking the probiotics at the same time as taking while taking the antibiotics? Most antibiotics are really strong and will kill off a lot of the BV bacteria - and will probably kill off the good bacteria as well. So finish with the antibiotics and then do your probiotics. I try to take them with distilled water. Do not take them with food or juice. You don't want to kill them off before they have a chance to make it down into your intestines. Try to have the probiotic at least one hour before or after food. Digestive acids will kill them off.

I mean I think it is fine if you take them at the same time if you feel like it - and if you can afford it! But they are so expensive, you may as well wait until you are done the metronidizole etc. and then start up with the probiotic. When you are done with the antibiotic and want to start the probiotic, jump start your system by taking extra. I was taking 2 in the morning, and then 2 again at night for a few days. And then continued with only 1 in the morning and then 1 at night.

And try to give it some time to work. For example: I had a chronic yeast infection (years ago) -- and it took me 9 months to get rid of it! I did the Candida Diet. I'm sure a few of you know what that is. It's a really strict diet, and is next to impossible to do. But I really wanted to get rid of that infection, so I did the diet, and got rid of it. But it took a long time. And a lot of discipline.
CanCan
QUOTE(bvg @ Oct 22 2007, 12:44 PM) *
another question...what is everyone's opinion as to whether you need to treat your husband or partner if you have bv?

My opinion is that your man can make the infection worse - depending on certain factors - like condom use, or penis size, rough sex, no lubricant, etc. - but the problem of BV isn't from him. So treating him will not help. But hey, who knows! Maybe one day a scientist will discover otherwise.

One thing to be careful with is having unprotected sex with your partner and not pulling out. Which is fine. Occasionally. But if you have your boyfriend do that a few times in a row, like three nights in a row... and you have a vaginal infection - of any kind - then you have now changed the pH of your vagina, made it more alkaline for that much longer. Hours and hours longer. And good bacteria does not survive in that environment. Your infection will become worse. So make sure to use pH balanced lubricant. SYLK for example is a pH of 4.7. It would be great if they could make it a little more acidic, that way it would balance out the pH of the ejaculate. Because by the time a guy is inside of you, even his pre-ejaculate of pH 7.5 has made the 4.7 lubricant change! It's now the average of the two.
chailatte
has anyone ever tried Enzara? It's supposed to be this amazing miracle tablet that would cure BV... It's a bit expensive but I'm getting desperate and will try anything just to get rid of my BV ! It costs $67.00 for a month's supply and if it doesn't work, you can get your money back -- so I guess, it's worth a try.... but I would like to know if anyone's tried it and it didn't work -- or do you know of any known dangers or side effects from taking this product?.... Any advice is appreciated.

Thank you!
mfc10
This just in!....The November '07 issue of Marie Claire (p.188) has the following blurb that confirms folate/folic acid, etc., as helping with BV prevention:

One in four women have it, but bacterial vaginosis (BV) is still one of the sneakiest infections around. It masquerades as yeast, or has no symptoms at all, and can lead to infertility. But researchers just found that certain foods may fend off--or bring on--BV. Women who ate lots of folate (lentils, bread), vitamin A (carrots, sweet potatoes), and calcium (you know how to get it) had a lower risk of BV; those who scarfed saturated fat had a higher risk.

I'm off to have some carrot juice.... wink.gif
Maggie
anitsirhc
QUOTE(chailatte @ Oct 23 2007, 02:58 PM) *
has anyone ever tried Enzara? It's supposed to be this amazing miracle tablet that would cure BV... It's a bit expensive but I'm getting desperate and will try anything just to get rid of my BV ! It costs $67.00 for a month's supply and if it doesn't work, you can get your money back -- so I guess, it's worth a try.... but I would like to know if anyone's tried it and it didn't work -- or do you know of any known dangers or side effects from taking this product?.... Any advice is appreciated.

Thank you!


DON'T BUY IT! a few people on here have tried it and it does not work. i think someone tried femanol and said that is working...
CanCan
How many people here have tried 'Today Daily pH Balance Restore Vaginal Vitamin C' tablets? I know a few of you have used them, and I am just wondering if it worked for you or not. I tried using them two weeks ago, one tablet per day, put it in there at bedtime. I actually tasted one of them to see exactly how acidic it was, and realized that it is way more acidic than boric acid. But I wanted to try them anyway. On the first few days I thought wow, these seem good, but they were too acidic for me. I felt a bit irritated on my skin. They are supposedly buffered vitamin C, but I think they aren't buffered enough. So on day three I cut the pill in half and then used it. That seemed better. And now I have run out of them, and can't find them anywhere. I guess I need to order them online?
virgin4life
humm. Cancan u made a good point bout them cancelling each other out. i never even thought about that. i'm taking the stuff i ordered from the website--reuteri something something. but now that i think about it, i think it has the l.acidphil. in it.

&& i still have smell. everything else is gone but that pesky smell. not as bad but still lingering. maybe i'll order some flagyl. and insert the 2 vaginally like suggested.

&& the folic acid just doesnt seem to help!! why not? everyone sugg it does.

no, i havent tried the rephresh, is this the stuff that users said not to take cause it makes it worse?? otherwise i'll go get some tomorrow.

thankyou everyone for the advice and help!! sorry if i seem bitchy, just annoyed:(

I'll report back if any change.
anitsirhc
QUOTE(virgin4life @ Oct 23 2007, 11:29 PM) *
humm. Cancan u made a good point bout them cancelling each other out. i never even thought about that. i'm taking the stuff i ordered from the website--reuteri something something. but now that i think about it, i think it has the l.acidphil. in it.

&& i still have smell. everything else is gone but that pesky smell. not as bad but still lingering. maybe i'll order some flagyl. and insert the 2 vaginally like suggested.

&& the folic acid just doesnt seem to help!! why not? everyone sugg it does.

no, i havent tried the rephresh, is this the stuff that users said not to take cause it makes it worse?? otherwise i'll go get some tomorrow.

thankyou everyone for the advice and help!! sorry if i seem bitchy, just annoyed:(

I'll report back if any change.


i don't think rephresh makes things worse... it might have for someone but i don't recall that. it's always worked good for me, but it's only temporary. definitely not a cure. and it's kind of expensive to keep using all the time. sometimes i just use it because i need a break.
jularee
Hi Ladies! Just wanted to give you all a femanol update. I think it's day 12 or 13. So far things are going pretty well. I have a Mirena IUD so my periods are VERY light and short. I got my period a few days ago and finished up today. I noticed a slight odor tonight but not much discharge. Just a nice clear, "normal" discharge. Nothing bad odor-wise...just different. I think i'll insert a boric acid capsule to make sure things don't get too carried away in there. I've also noticed since I've been taking the femanol, I have a lot more energy than usual. I guess it's due to the high percentage of B vitamins it has.
neverending
Anybody using the nuvaring?
bvg
anybody try gy-na-tren?

thanks!
CanCan
QUOTE(virgin4life @ Oct 23 2007, 11:29 PM) *
humm. Cancan u made a good point bout them cancelling each other out. i never even thought about that. i'm taking the stuff i ordered from the website--reuteri something something. but now that i think about it, i think it has the l.acidphil. in it.

&& i still have smell. everything else is gone but that pesky smell. not as bad but still lingering. maybe i'll order some flagyl. and insert the 2 vaginally like suggested.

&& the folic acid just doesnt seem to help!! why not? everyone sugg it does.

no, i havent tried the rephresh, is this the stuff that users said not to take cause it makes it worse?? otherwise i'll go get some tomorrow.

thankyou everyone for the advice and help!! sorry if i seem bitchy, just annoyed:(

I'll report back if any change.

It's so hard not to get frustrated. But if it makes you feel any better, just know we all are! Try not to stress out too much. Stress will make it worse. Stress compromises your immune system, by doing many things to your body - too many things to mention. Keep taking the RDA for the folic acid. And take all of your other B vitamins. It can't hurt. It may not cure you right away, but eventually it will kick in and help along - like every other little thing that you are doing to improve the BV situation.
sunnshyne411
QUOTE(anitsirhc @ Oct 23 2007, 06:05 PM) *
DON'T BUY IT! a few people on here have tried it and it does not work. i think someone tried femanol and said that is working...



With all the different meds suggested, can anyone tell me where to start?
There is femanol, fem dophilus, folic acid, vitamin B-6, oregano oil extract, primadophilus...whew!!!!!
prvtpuss
QUOTE(neverending @ Oct 22 2007, 07:32 PM) *
Got a prescription for nuvaring but i'm afraid to try birth control again. Any suggestions? Has anyone tried nuvaring? and does it really help vag. dryness?


loved its convenience, hated the hormonal effects... turns out i can't do hormonal bc... it made me fat and crazy and my libido disappeared (hmmm rather effective for preventing conception, since it prevented me from having sex in general)

if you can do hormones tho, i guess it's a good one
neverending
QUOTE(prvtpuss @ Oct 26 2007, 08:16 PM) *
loved its convenience, hated the hormonal effects... turns out i can't do hormonal bc... it made me fat and crazy and my libido disappeared (hmmm rather effective for preventing conception, since it prevented me from having sex in general)

if you can do hormones tho, i guess it's a good one

WHAT DO YOU MEAN FAT?
jewelscando
Well everyone, still have not received the Flagyl.

Had sex the other day, and it wasn't the normal fish smell. INSTEAD, it was as if, a fish crawled up my cooch, laid there for 6 weeks, DIED, then ROTTED.

Worst part is, now the smell is completely gone. I can't understand why that happens to me. It's like having sex, get's it all out, and now it's gone.

I've been inserting Tinidazole Fasign 500mg, which is another antibiotic for B.V. 1 a day for 4 days. And that's it. The prescription calls for taking all for pills at one time orally and that's it. Instead I did 1 a day vaginally for 4 days. The pills don't really disolve, however, 2 were still in there when I had sex, and I think that made them disolve. The other 2, eventually fell out.

But, my smell is gone. I religiously take 2 Vitamin B6 at night, 2 Folic Acid 800mcg's at night and 2 Primadophilus Bifidus that contains 5 Billion CFC. It has a combo of Bifidobacteria and Lactobacilli. I have no clue if that is working, but I'm finally religious about taking them every single night without fail.

Have no idea how long the smell will be gone, but, atleast it's gone for now.

That's my update.
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