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Bella10
Just an update I called my gyn today to get the results of my culture and she informed me that I still have BV even though I have a normal ph level, no odor and no discharge. This is so frustrating I can cry. So back to Flagyl and AVC cream to prevent a yeast infection from the Flagyl. I hate Flagyl it makes me nauseous and I am going away skiing next week and want to drink so I am starting the meds when I get back and then back to the gyn on the 29th. Fun fun.
CanCan
QUOTE(Italianwife88 @ Dec 30 2007, 01:47 PM) *
CanCan, Yeah no more baths for me, what sucks though is the Husband and I are suppose to be going away for 2 days to some cabins in VA for 2 days. It has a jacuzzi and were going to bring our champaign and have lots of sex lol, but I dont want to get sick again. so what can I do? The doctor told me its the chemicals in the hot tubs and pools that do that, and its just the bath tub being dirty that does it. I want to have a good time there but i dont want to come home sick..again. And EVERY time I have a UTI its strickly kidneys. I find that odd.

Ya, the chemicals in a hot tub are really strong, so if the water get up there in your vagina, all your microbes will be wiped out. That is the purpose of the chemicals, to kill microbes! The thing is, because all of us are sensitive or have thin skin or thin mucous membranes vaginally, even a clean bath tub can hurt you. I know some of us on this forum have done sitz baths, or apple cider vinegar in a shallow bath.. but I could never do that because that for me would be like a big douche! And douching is what gave me BV in the first place. I would never even go into a jacuzzi again unless I was maybe wearing a tampon. To block the water from going up there.
cajungirl
hello Ladies, I haven't been on here for a while now (over a yr) and haven't read through the thousands of posts lately, so I'm not sure if anyone has recommended this yet...

I've been using part of Rockwell Nutrition's BV Protocol (http://www.rockwellnutrition.com/view_category.asp?cat=139). I was always concerned about whether 'homemade' Boric Acid capsules were safe, but Rockwell's products claim to be all natural, are even safe during pregnancy and actually work!

I get the Yeast Arrest Boric Acid suppositories and try to use them when needed, which ends up being every 2-3 days, then try to follow with a HLC CandaClear Suppository (I'm not very good about remembering, until it comes back--outta sight, outta mind, right?). I haven't tried to use the Yeast Arrest Boric Acid Suppository for more than two days in a row because the smell/discharge clears up and I don't continue until it comes back again. So, I'm sure it would work even better if I stayed on track as the protocol suggests. Though, everyone's different.

I believe not exercising and not eating healthy foods is also a HUGE factor. I will try to be better at exercising and eating right—I have a Pilates/Yoga routine that's only takes 20-30 mins, but don't do it as I should dry.gif

Regardless, this stuff works, as long as you keep up with it. So, if you haven't heard of it, I definitely recommend trying it. There are other products that are part of their protocol, which I haven't tried yet. I figure I'd stick to these two since they seem to do the trick.

I feel your pain ladies, so I hope this message finds you relief.

Happy New Year!!
neverending
WELCOME BACK CAJUNGIRL!

Has anyone tried L-THEANINE for depression/anxiety?
CanCan
QUOTE(neverending @ Jan 3 2008, 03:03 PM) *
WELCOME BACK CAJUNGIRL!

Has anyone tried L-THEANINE for depression/anxiety?


Ya, I take it whenever I am feeling stressed out. It's great.
mg86
Hi everyone,

glitzz- Thanks for the boric acid info...I've read a lot of people have had success with it, so I'm going to give it a try, eventually (if a few other things don't work) smile.gif

Has anyone used Jarrow Fem-Dopholus? That is next on my list. If so, how long until you noticed results?

Thanks
jularee
Hi ladies! Hope everything has been going well for you guys. just wanted to give a quick update. I'm still doing really well after finishing the flagyl a few weeks ago. I had sex the other day so I decided to use a boric acid capsule (yeast arrest) coated with tea tree oil. So far so good. I've had a little more discharge lately but i think it's because of where i am with my cycle. No odor though. Woo hoo! smile.gif
glitzz
QUOTE(neverending @ Jan 2 2008, 04:31 PM) *
JUST SOMETHING INTERESTING!

http://www.celle.com/about.aspx




wow blink.gif that is just really insane , i mean if we should be able to keep anything private and to ourselves its definitely our periods wow !
quietmadness
A quick update: The tea tree oil is pretty amazing stuff. Yeast symptoms have dissappeared, as well as the lobsterbait odor. Between the boric acid and the TTO combination----I'm itch free and odor free. Now----I don't know if that means I'm actually "BV free" or not, but it's the SYMPTOMS we're out to kill, right?

I have to say, I am so very glad that I ordered it. I am going to order another box of the supps, just to keep on hand. I think my daily routine will now be two days of boric, two days of TTO, with four or five days off.

--Quiet--
CanCan
QUOTE(quietmadness @ Jan 5 2008, 01:45 PM) *
A quick update: The tea tree oil is pretty amazing stuff. Yeast symptoms have dissappeared, as well as the lobsterbait odor. Between the boric acid and the TTO combination----I'm itch free and odor free. Now----I don't know if that means I'm actually "BV free" or not, but it's the SYMPTOMS we're out to kill, right?

I have to say, I am so very glad that I ordered it. I am going to order another box of the supps, just to keep on hand. I think my daily routine will now be two days of boric, two days of TTO, with four or five days off.

--Quiet--

Oh good news. I just read your previous post, so how are you doing the tea tree oil exactly? One or two drops in capsule, and then inserting it? I'm kind of scared to try it because I am worried that the oil will burn me. But if everyone so far hasn't felt any burning from it.. I guess it is o.k. And I like the idea of alternating two days and then two days. Right now, the only thing I am doing is boric acid. Occasionally. Usually inserted after sex, in the evening right before bedtime.
jewelscando
QUOTE(CanCan @ Jan 5 2008, 10:08 PM) *
Oh good news. I just read your previous post, so how are you doing the tea tree oil exactly? One or two drops in capsule, and then inserting it? I'm kind of scared to try it because I am worried that the oil will burn me. But if everyone so far hasn't felt any burning from it.. I guess it is o.k. And I like the idea of alternating two days and then two days. Right now, the only thing I am doing is boric acid. Occasionally. Usually inserted after sex, in the evening right before bedtime.


The tea tree oil is a god send. I'm so mad that I didn't think of doing it like this a year ago. When we all started using this back then, we just put it on q-tips, or tampons.

My B.V. is gone. Completely. I only use the Tea tree oil now after sex. NOT THE SAME NIGHT, THE FOLLOWING EVENING!! The tea tree oil doesn't "Burn" per say, it feels more like menthol up there! If that makes any sense!! And, I don't use Boric, due to the alergic reaction.

I fill a 00 gel cap and then insert. The last time I did it, I only filled it half way, and it still worked. I'm not big on the smell, like I know some of you are, so that's only why I did half this last time. But, that was on Sunday that I did it, and haven't used one since, and no smell. No discharge. Just a normal vagina!!! CAN'T EVEN BELIEVE I'M SAYING THAT!!!

If you haven't tried it, I would definately reccomend it!!! It's working!! biggrin.gif
chantelhugo
That is great many of you are having success with the tea tree oil. I used it about a week ago, and it gave me a massive yeast infection?? I am not normally raw down there, and it's used to treat yeast infections, so I have no idea why this happened? Is it possible I used too much? I filled the cap to tops pretty much. Maybe it's the brand?
Has anyone ordered the Tea Tree Suppositories? I would like to order them, the only thing is I am in Canada and it's about $30 just to ship it here (I checked many sites) ohmy.gif However, I will do it if I feel it's worth it. I was also thinking of filling the cap with half boric and half tea tree... has anyone tried this method?? Thanks!!
quietmadness
QUOTE(CanCan @ Jan 5 2008, 05:08 PM) *
Oh good news. I just read your previous post, so how are you doing the tea tree oil exactly? One or two drops in capsule, and then inserting it? I'm kind of scared to try it because I am worried that the oil will burn me. But if everyone so far hasn't felt any burning from it.. I guess it is o.k. And I like the idea of alternating two days and then two days. Right now, the only thing I am doing is boric acid. Occasionally. Usually inserted after sex, in the evening right before bedtime.



Well, I kind of just muddled through with the TTO at first there, because I didn't get a quickie reply here. AND because I didn't have time to really read through all of the old posts, etc.

So what I did was put a capful into my douche water. Did that for a couple of times. Then of course, the supps are self-explanatory. Only thing was with the supps: VERY OILY AND MESSY. The only way I could actually "manage" the mess was to fold up a paper towel and place it between the labia for most of the day. You kind of get used to it. That along with a panty-liner made the day manageable.

It doesn't "burn" per se'. It just feels sort of cool-ish, like a menthol cough drop or whatever. Takes a minute to process the feeling, then it pretty much is gone.

Hope that helps,
--Quiet--
mfc10
QUOTE(quietmadness @ Jan 6 2008, 04:54 PM) *
So what I did was put a capful into my douche water. Did that for a couple of times. Then of course, the supps are self-explanatory. Only thing was with the supps: VERY OILY AND MESSY.


If you keep the tea tree oil suppositories in the refrigerator, they don't "melt" so quickly when inserted & only require a pantyliner. You can also use just 1/2 of a suppository for the same effectiveness & less liquidity.

Cheers!
Maggie C.
yme30
Hi everyone I hear good news about TTO but here is where it ends, because it was a total disaster for me. Its like menthol and funk mixed together, not a good combination at all. The constant dripping was the worst, thought I was on my period or something, Day 1.

Once again TMI I know I just cant help it I am only being honest with my experience. Bella you mentioned about having my hormone levels check does that apply if I am 28, or does age having nothing to do with it. Anyway I will surely ask my doctor to run some test I just don't want him to look at me like I am weird or something. unsure.gif

Also my doctors appointment is tomorrow so here I go once again. Wish me luck this time around. Later everyone have a goodnight
yme30
Also, when do I get my second olive, I certainly think my breast are big enough for it.
Hey, just a little late nite BV humor.

Hmm that last sentence sounds gross, but I'll post it anyway. Later
konphusion26
I started to buy the TTO the other day, but I decided against it. The boric acid is not really working anymore, maybe I'm not doing it often enough. And I'm deathly afraid of taking this flagyl I bought, cuz it made me nauseous the last time I tried to take it. I think the cause of my BV may be my weight (which causes me to sweat alot down there, makes my hormones go out of whack, and just makes me feel terrible all together) so Im working on getting that down. I'm going to buy a few bottles of TTO this week and start that when my period goes away. I'm just tired tire tired of the this smell, tired of wearing pads/liners, tired of being self conscious about it, SO TIRED of dealing with BV period! Its taking a toll on my self esteem now. I don't want to be touched at all and I feel totally disgusting cuz I'm constantly worried about if I smell or not. Ridiculous.
fbgirl987
QUOTE(konphusion26 @ Jan 8 2008, 01:05 AM) *
I started to buy the TTO the other day, but I decided against it. The boric acid is not really working anymore, maybe I'm not doing it often enough. And I'm deathly afraid of taking this flagyl I bought, cuz it made me nauseous the last time I tried to take it. I think the cause of my BV may be my weight (which causes me to sweat alot down there, makes my hormones go out of whack, and just makes me feel terrible all together) so Im working on getting that down. I'm going to buy a few bottles of TTO this week and start that when my period goes away. I'm just tired tire tired of the this smell, tired of wearing pads/liners, tired of being self conscious about it, SO TIRED of dealing with BV period! Its taking a toll on my self esteem now. I don't want to be touched at all and I feel totally disgusting cuz I'm constantly worried about if I smell or not. Ridiculous.


I hear ya hun. I am feeling the same way about my weight. I have about 20 pounds to lose on my 5'2 body- and I think its part of the problem. i was using the rephresh but i got my period and now i think the BV is back. Rephresh doesnt seem to help.
I was thinking of ordering the Flagyl online. Just never ordered a med before. so idk. blink.gif
anitsirhc
QUOTE(jewelscando @ Jan 6 2008, 05:04 AM) *
The tea tree oil is a god send. I'm so mad that I didn't think of doing it like this a year ago. When we all started using this back then, we just put it on q-tips, or tampons.

My B.V. is gone. Completely. I only use the Tea tree oil now after sex. NOT THE SAME NIGHT, THE FOLLOWING EVENING!! The tea tree oil doesn't "Burn" per say, it feels more like menthol up there! If that makes any sense!! And, I don't use Boric, due to the alergic reaction.

I fill a 00 gel cap and then insert. The last time I did it, I only filled it half way, and it still worked. I'm not big on the smell, like I know some of you are, so that's only why I did half this last time. But, that was on Sunday that I did it, and haven't used one since, and no smell. No discharge. Just a normal vagina!!! CAN'T EVEN BELIEVE I'M SAYING THAT!!!

If you haven't tried it, I would definately reccomend it!!! It's working!! biggrin.gif


hey... i haven't been on here in a while. last time i was here i was talking about how my doctor thought i had trich and made me take 2g of flagyl all at once... well yeah it went away for a few days, i got a yeast infection, then i got strep throat and had to go on antibiotics for that and got another yeast infection, nowww the bv is worse than ever!! but.. i haven't tried tea tree oil yet so i'm going to try that. how many times did you have to use it to make it go away before just using it to keep it away. and is it better to use it before bed so it can stay there while you sleep??
anitsirhc
also... are you using a specific kind of tea tree oil? i know there are different kinds... i have australian. does anyone know if it makes a difference and do you know what kind you are using?
Bella10
QUOTE(yme30 @ Jan 7 2008, 10:33 PM) *
Hi everyone I hear good news about TTO but here is where it ends, because it was a total disaster for me. Its like menthol and funk mixed together, not a good combination at all. The constant dripping was the worst, thought I was on my period or something, Day 1.

Once again TMI I know I just cant help it I am only being honest with my experience. Bella you mentioned about having my hormone levels check does that apply if I am 28, or does age having nothing to do with it. Anyway I will surely ask my doctor to run some test I just don't want him to look at me like I am weird or something. unsure.gif

Also my doctors appointment is tomorrow so here I go once again. Wish me luck this time around. Later everyone have a goodnight


No I don't think age matters. I am 30 and am asking my gyn to check my hormone levels as well. I read that it could be an estrogen deficiency that causes BV so I would like to cover all bases. I never had BV until this past year so it makes me think there is some kind of underlying condition that me and the gyn are missing that must be causing it.
yme30
QUOTE(Bella10 @ Jan 8 2008, 07:40 PM) *
No I don't think age matters. I am 30 and am asking my gyn to check my hormone levels as well. I read that it could be an estrogen deficiency that causes BV so I would like to cover all bases. I never had BV until this past year so it makes me think there is some kind of underlying condition that me and the gyn are missing that must be causing it.



I went to the doctor today and he gave me some metro 500mg to take for five days three times a day. So once again I will have to endure that awful taste in my mouth and being sick to my stomach. sad.gif

Also my doctor suggested that I do a morning and night douche consisting of water and vinegar. Drats I forgot how much of each he told me to use.

Hi Bella, if this does not do it than I will definitely ask him to check my hormone levels.
yme30
Hey everyone I got my second olive.

Hmm, should I be happy about that unsure.gif
Bella10
QUOTE(yme30 @ Jan 8 2008, 08:02 PM) *
I went to the doctor today and he gave me some metro 500mg to take for five days three times a day. So once again I will have to endure that awful taste in my mouth and being sick to my stomach. sad.gif

Also my doctor suggested that I do a morning and night douche consisting of water and vinegar. Drats I forgot how much of each he told me to use.

Hi Bella, if this does not do it than I will definitely ask him to check my hormone levels.


Good Luck with the metro I found that interesting that your Dr prescribed it 3 times a day for 5 days. I have my metro waiting with a suppository of AVC cream that my Dr gave me to take. I am going to take 500 mg twice a day for 10 days. If that doesn't work I will request it 3 times a day. I am going skiing this weekend and want to drink so I am going to start taking the meds next wed and then go back to the Dr 1/29. Its weird I don't have an excessive discharge and practically no discharge at all, what little bit I do have it doesn't have an odor like I had in the past and my ph level I tested today with that vagisil screening kit and it is normal 4.5. My Dr took a culture 2 weeks ago and it came back showing Gardnerella bacteria so I am wondering if a culture alone is accurate since we all have some of that bacteria normally in our system. Otherwise I am asking her to check my hormone level as well. Everyday I come home from work and do internet searches for hours looking for some kind of cure that will work for me. Today I started taking Folic acid 800 mcg and Vitamin B-6 as I found a forum with 23 women indicating that this has worked for them so who knows. I've also been taking 2 capsules a day of acidopoulous pills containing 3 billion live cultures of Lactobillous. Oh FYI I read a study that says if you take 2 acidopoulous pills everyday while taking the metro and for a month after it lessens the recurrence rate so it may be worth it for you to do. Sorry I am rambling on it is just frustrating. Well good luck to you and keep me posted. When do you go to the Dr next?
chantelhugo
hey everyone,
I am just so frusterated. I do not mean to bring negativity to the board, but am just wondering if anyone has any suggestions? I just started a new relationship so I want to get this cleared up more than ever! He lives a few hours away, I do not see him that much (which is good for my BV struggle) Anyways, we had sex 2 weeks ago when we were together, and it was right after I finished a week of Flagyl so I was somewhat normal. Now I have it again the same as before, and I am going to see him this weekend. I have tried the tea tree but it gave me a huge yeast infection and uncontrollable itchiness, boric acid works a bit but still have that funk smell, I took folic acid, acidophilous, L. Reurti, and vitamin B complex for over a month and nothing changed either. Also took Estroil as well. I am 18 years old and have had this infection since I was like 15 or 16 ( I was a virgin when I got it) I was thinking maybe it has something to do with my hormones? I am not overweight or anything, I am average, but I do tend to sweat a lot. I just started Alesse birth control a week ago, and I know many woman say it plays a huge part of their BV, but I am hoping for the opposite since im hoping it will balance my hormones. I really want to find something that will work for me, and if anyone has any suggestions it would be greatly appreciated.. I am just so sick of this, however I do have faith that I will find something. It is so embarrasing in a new relationship.
chantelhugo
Has anyone had success with Vitamin C or Garlic? Either vaginally or orally?
yme30
QUOTE(Bella10 @ Jan 8 2008, 10:15 PM) *
Good Luck with the metro I found that interesting that your Dr prescribed it 3 times a day for 5 days. I have my metro waiting with a suppository of AVC cream that my Dr gave me to take. I am going to take 500 mg twice a day for 10 days. If that doesn't work I will request it 3 times a day. I am going skiing this weekend and want to drink so I am going to start taking the meds next wed and then go back to the Dr 1/29. Its weird I don't have an excessive discharge and practically no discharge at all, what little bit I do have it doesn't have an odor like I had in the past and my ph level I tested today with that vagisil screening kit and it is normal 4.5. My Dr took a culture 2 weeks ago and it came back showing Gardnerella bacteria so I am wondering if a culture alone is accurate since we all have some of that bacteria normally in our system. Otherwise I am asking her to check my hormone level as well. Everyday I come home from work and do internet searches for hours looking for some kind of cure that will work for me. Today I started taking Folic acid 800 mcg and Vitamin B-6 as I found a forum with 23 women indicating that this has worked for them so who knows. I've also been taking 2 capsules a day of acidopoulous pills containing 3 billion live cultures of Lactobillous. Oh FYI I read a study that says if you take 2 acidopoulous pills everyday while taking the metro and for a month after it lessens the recurrence rate so it may be worth it for you to do. Sorry I am rambling on it is just frustrating. Well good luck to you and keep me posted. When do you go to the Dr next?



Hi Bella

I am glad you mention the dosage of my metro because several months ago I was given the same prescription by a different doctor but she told me to take it once a day for seven days, she only prescribed (7) pills!!! Do you think that the BV came back because I wasn't given a strong enough dose in the first place?

Also its good that you do research I do the same thing, its how I stumbled upon this site. What acidopoulous do you usually buy? My next appointment will probably be next year for a pap test but if this BV creeps up again than back to the doctor I go.



Enjoy your trip and good luck to you as well.
SpRiNkLeS
DANG wow, haha that took me like FOREVER to figure out how to post

Hi everyone! Well it's about time I introduce myself seeing as I've been reading here for about 3 months. I never felt I had much to contribute as far as helpful information goes. I have tried EVERYTHING that everyone of you here has suggested and nothing has worked. Last night though a lightbulb finally flickered on. ALL OF US HERE HAVE A HORMONE IMBALANCE. I know some of you have been saying this but I never really payed much attention until I actually decided to read up about hormone imbalances last night and I have WAY more than just a few of the symptoms. Yay! This is so exciting! This totally explains why there are girls here who first got B.V. when they were very young, including being virgins and not all of them douched. I myself first got B.V. during my pregnancy back when I was 21. I am 23 y.o. now and these last two years have been complete hell. Some days I don't even know how to live life anymore. I'm just so damn tired of smelling like SHIT! And no I am not being sarcastic because in addition to the barfy fish smell I also smell like poop. I have a little boy who is still in diapers so sadly when the whiff of poop comes up it's like 50/50 whether it's me or my son.

Ok so I’m not going into detail about my B.V. sob story because that could go on for pages and I’m sure its really the same as everyone else here. Although I do wonder if my BV odor is worse than others of you here. Can anyone else smell up a room? Haha or I should say I have the power to bring a grown man to his knees…………because he’d be puking on the floor from my fumes!! So anyway back to the symptoms of hormone imbalances. Do any of you ladies here have extremely low energy? Depressed? (that one is obvious because of our BV crisis) Sweating? Irritability? Low libido? (another one that could also be thought to be from the BV) Nervousness? Poor concentration? (I was diagnosed with A.D.D. so who knows on that one) and a big one here for a lot of you…vaginal dryness. Of course there are many more symptoms…acne or oily skin, irregular periods, bloating, weight gain, loss of hair, memory lapses, mood swings, sleep disturbances. I’ve had the irregular periods and the excess underarm sweat during my teen years (thank God it went away!) so that is why I know my hormone imbalance started way back when I was young. I think my pregnancy just threw it WAY off balance.

SpRiNkLeS
So anyway now my goal is to get my hormones in balance. Do any of you here have any experience with that? I’ve been reading more of you here mentioning that birth control really helps keep your hormones in check but I feel I may need something even stronger since my imbalance started a while ago. I read that the key to finding a successful treatment for hormonal imbalance is a willingness to try different forms of hormones/ supplementation. Hmmph! I think all of us here can take first prize for willing to try just about anything.

Ok well if any of you have suggestions please let me know!! And thankyou all for posting. I read just about everyday or so. If this really is the cure I am very disappointed with all the MANY doctors I have gone to. Why the hell couldn’t they have come up with this? I have given them these symptoms now for the last year and half!!!!

I have a question for Jewelscando. I credit you with the Tea Tree Oil phenomenon that’s been going on in the last week or so and I wanted to know where exactly do you find the gel caps? I went to the health store earlier to try some since you said it works amazing (I’ve tried everything else so why not I figure) but because they didn’t have it in suppository form I was going to just buy the oil and some gel caps. Well the woman at the store told me DO NOT insert gel caps into the kitty because it would cause horrible internal damage. So then I thought…well oops because I’ve inserted quite a few health pills up there before. So where the hell do you find the caps that go up there? It might take a few months to get my hormones back in check once I do find whatever it is I need to be taking so in the mean time I am hoping for this Tea Tree Oil to work!!!! I just have no confidence left at all after this mess. Two damn years now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
anitsirhc
QUOTE(SpRiNkLeS @ Jan 9 2008, 08:48 AM) *
So anyway now my goal is to get my hormones in balance. Do any of you here have any experience with that? I’ve been reading more of you here mentioning that birth control really helps keep your hormones in check but I feel I may need something even stronger since my imbalance started a while ago. I read that the key to finding a successful treatment for hormonal imbalance is a willingness to try different forms of hormones/ supplementation. Hmmph! I think all of us here can take first prize for willing to try just about anything.

Ok well if any of you have suggestions please let me know!! And thankyou all for posting. I read just about everyday or so. If this really is the cure I am very disappointed with all the MANY doctors I have gone to. Why the hell couldn’t they have come up with this? I have given them these symptoms now for the last year and half!!!!

I have a question for Jewelscando. I credit you with the Tea Tree Oil phenomenon that’s been going on in the last week or so and I wanted to know where exactly do you find the gel caps? I went to the health store earlier to try some since you said it works amazing (I’ve tried everything else so why not I figure) but because they didn’t have it in suppository form I was going to just buy the oil and some gel caps. Well the woman at the store told me DO NOT insert gel caps into the kitty because it would cause horrible internal damage. So then I thought…well oops because I’ve inserted quite a few health pills up there before. So where the hell do you find the caps that go up there? It might take a few months to get my hormones back in check once I do find whatever it is I need to be taking so in the mean time I am hoping for this Tea Tree Oil to work!!!! I just have no confidence left at all after this mess. Two damn years now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


that's what i bought to use. so we shouldn't use those to insert??? sad.gif i'm confuseddddd
konphusion26
QUOTE(SpRiNkLeS @ Jan 9 2008, 07:44 AM) *
DANG wow, haha that took me like FOREVER to figure out how to post
So anyway back to the symptoms of hormone imbalances. Do any of you ladies here have extremely low energy? Depressed? (that one is obvious because of our BV crisis) Sweating? Irritability? Low libido? (another one that could also be thought to be from the BV) Nervousness? Poor concentration? (I was diagnosed with A.D.D. so who knows on that one) and a big one here for a lot of you…vaginal dryness. Of course there are many more symptoms…acne or oily skin, irregular periods, bloating, weight gain, loss of hair, memory lapses, mood swings, sleep disturbances. I’ve had the irregular periods and the excess underarm sweat during my teen years (thank God it went away!) so that is why I know my hormone imbalance started way back when I was young.


Dayum girl, you just described me to a tee except for the hair loss. I experience ALL that. Especially the memory thing. I can't remember crap. I woke up in a pool of sweat in the middle of the night too. A lovely feeling at 3am. Its 30 degrees outside, and I have to turn the fan on. My poor hubby gets all stuffy from the fan, but I can't help it. I never attributed my hormone thing to my sleep disturbances though. Thats interesting. There's gotta be something that can be done about this and the BV. That makes it worse. LOL I'm sorry you're having that odor problem. My heart goes out to you on that. My odor gets pretty rough when its hot outside, but never like that. What does your doc say about it?
yme30
Wow Sprinkles your post has a lot of personality. Funny yet very informative. I really think you and Bella are hitting on something here because I was only 14 when I first had my bout with BV and I didn't douche at all and my first sex partner was at the age of 20.

As far as my odor I would say its pretty unbearable at times. It hurts because I think I am a beautiful person inside and out and when people(mainly guys) try to get close to me I shy away because I have this on-going battle with BV. I have several friends who know of my BV but they dont judge me because they know how hard I am trying to help my situation.

Anyway if the BV comes back after finishing my metro than I am going to ask the doctor about my hormones.


neverending
QUOTE(SpRiNkLeS @ Jan 9 2008, 01:44 PM) *
DANG wow, haha that took me like FOREVER to figure out how to post

Hi everyone! Well it's about time I introduce myself seeing as I've been reading here for about 3 months. I never felt I had much to contribute as far as helpful information goes. I have tried EVERYTHING that everyone of you here has suggested and nothing has worked. Last night though a lightbulb finally flickered on. ALL OF US HERE HAVE A HORMONE IMBALANCE. I know some of you have been saying this but I never really payed much attention until I actually decided to read up about hormone imbalances last night and I have WAY more than just a few of the symptoms. Yay! This is so exciting! This totally explains why there are girls here who first got B.V. when they were very young, including being virgins and not all of them douched. I myself first got B.V. during my pregnancy back when I was 21. I am 23 y.o. now and these last two years have been complete hell. Some days I don't even know how to live life anymore. I'm just so damn tired of smelling like SHIT! And no I am not being sarcastic because in addition to the barfy fish smell I also smell like poop. I have a little boy who is still in diapers so sadly when the whiff of poop comes up it's like 50/50 whether it's me or my son.

Ok so I’m not going into detail about my B.V. sob story because that could go on for pages and I’m sure its really the same as everyone else here. Although I do wonder if my BV odor is worse than others of you here. Can anyone else smell up a room? Haha or I should say I have the power to bring a grown man to his knees…………because he’d be puking on the floor from my fumes!! So anyway back to the symptoms of hormone imbalances. Do any of you ladies here have extremely low energy? Depressed? (that one is obvious because of our BV crisis) Sweating? Irritability? Low libido? (another one that could also be thought to be from the BV) Nervousness? Poor concentration? (I was diagnosed with A.D.D. so who knows on that one) and a big one here for a lot of you…vaginal dryness. Of course there are many more symptoms…acne or oily skin, irregular periods, bloating, weight gain, loss of hair, memory lapses, mood swings, sleep disturbances. I’ve had the irregular periods and the excess underarm sweat during my teen years (thank God it went away!) so that is why I know my hormone imbalance started way back when I was young. I think my pregnancy just threw it WAY off balance.


Hun, I feel what you are saying. Everything you are describing is the same thing I use to go through. The shit smell is the worst, then there is the fish and crab smell that can drve a woman nuts. I had everything. Even the ammonia smell.It was horrible! I got rid of this with estroil but try different things to see what works for you. I saw that progesterone can play a part too.Anyway, welcome to the board!

LADIES: DID YOU KNOW THERE IS A DOWN THERE ODOR CONTROL PRODUCT FOR MEN. THIS IS TOO FUNNY. THEY JUMP ON THERE PROBLEMS BUT WE HAVE TO SUFFER. GO FIGURE!
jularee
QUOTE(chantelhugo @ Jan 9 2008, 12:58 AM) *
Has anyone had success with Vitamin C or Garlic? Either vaginally or orally?


I had short-lived success taking Garlique orally for a month or so. I had to drinks A LOT of water though because if I didn't my girly bits smelled like chinese takeout. I love the smell of garlic, just not "down there". lol
Bella10
QUOTE(yme30 @ Jan 9 2008, 01:09 AM) *
Hi Bella

I am glad you mention the dosage of my metro because several months ago I was given the same prescription by a different doctor but she told me to take it once a day for seven days, she only prescribed (7) pills!!! Do you think that the BV came back because I wasn't given a strong enough dose in the first place?

Also its good that you do research I do the same thing, its how I stumbled upon this site. What acidopoulous do you usually buy? My next appointment will probably be next year for a pap test but if this BV creeps up again than back to the doctor I go.
Enjoy your trip and good luck to you as well.


Hi YME,
I don't know if the recurrence can be from the low dose of metro you were given. The recurrence rate is something like 70% in 9 months so it is possible it would have happened if you were given the stronger dose too. I buy the Nature's Bounty Extra Strength Probiotic Acidophilus with Pectin. It has 3 billion live cells per capsule and I take 2 per day, which reminds me to take them now hahaha I would suggest to get them and take 2 a day with your metro. I read that you should take them 2-3 hours before you take your metro becasue if you take them together or after the metro the likelihood will be that the metro will kill the live cultures. It makes sense I guess. Then the study that I read that in said to continue taking the acidopoulous for the next 30 days after the metro and the 9 month recurrence rate cuts itself in half. I figure it is worth a try. I am also taking folic acid and vitamin B but I have to stop when I start my metro because they are not supposed to mix. I have to be very careful with the metro. I forgot and gargaled with listerine and became DEATHLY ill for 2 days! Does the metro cause you to get a fungal yeast infection? I always do and have to counter-act it with a suppository for the yeast infection.
Bella10
QUOTE(SpRiNkLeS @ Jan 9 2008, 07:44 AM) *
Ok so I’m not going into detail about my B.V. sob story because that could go on for pages and I’m sure its really the same as everyone else here. Although I do wonder if my BV odor is worse than others of you here. Can anyone else smell up a room? Haha or I should say I have the power to bring a grown man to his knees…………because he’d be puking on the floor from my fumes!! So anyway back to the symptoms of hormone imbalances. Do any of you ladies here have extremely low energy? Depressed? (that one is obvious because of our BV crisis) Sweating? Irritability? Low libido? (another one that could also be thought to be from the BV) Nervousness? Poor concentration? (I was diagnosed with A.D.D. so who knows on that one) and a big one here for a lot of you…vaginal dryness. Of course there are many more symptoms…acne or oily skin, irregular periods, bloating, weight gain, loss of hair, memory lapses, mood swings, sleep disturbances. I’ve had the irregular periods and the excess underarm sweat during my teen years (thank God it went away!) so that is why I know my hormone imbalance started way back when I was young. I think my pregnancy just threw it WAY off balance.


Hi Sprinkles,

Welcome to the board! I too was a closet reader for a while before I signed up. I totally agree with what you are saying. There is definetly something imbalanced in each and every one of us battling BV. It is not normal to constantly be battling a bacterial infection. I have to say I found your research on the symptoms of hormone imbalances very interesting and very familiar. I got my first period at 13 and it was irregular for 3 years until I went on the pill. My Dr threw me on the pill without even looking for a cause why this was happening. I stayed on the pill for 11 years. I came off in the summer of 2005 and got my first case of BV in the summer of 2006 and then again the following spring and now. Drs do say when you are on the pill for a long duration it can take 6 months or longer to totally get your system back to normal so it is weird within a year I get BV. I just started the pill again this past month to see if maybe that helps the BV because I can't take much more mentally. But back to your symptoms. I have VERY low energy and at times no motivation to do anything but sleep. I actually had alot of underarm sweat in my teens and actually still do at times. Lets see I am irritable and have mood swings. The one symptom that I found most of all interesting and scary was loss of hair. I loss LARGE amounts of head hair in the shower and just running a brush or my hands through it. I have thick hair so it is not like I have bald spots its just that the amount of hair loss it amazing. My hairdresser actually made a comment on the amount of hair I lost when she was brushing it. Anyway I am going back to my gyn on the 29th to see if my BV went away afer my next round of Metro which I will be starting next week after my ski trip since I want to drink. I am def asking if she can test my hormones I am assuming by a blood test. I just switched over to her after my last Dr just didnt care and told me I can't keep running to her everytime I have a discharge, its funny though becasue everytime I ran to her wow what a surprise I had BV. Anyway she got to the point where she would examine me and say I see a white discharge heres a prescription of flagyl for 10 days. Then I would do a vicious bounce between BV and a yeast infection. On average it takes me 6 weeks to kick BV. My new dr seems to be better in that she examined me, took my ph and did a culture so we'll see otherwise I will keep switching Drs until I find one that is willing to get to the bottom of this with me. It is not healthy to constantly be on Flagyl/Metro and plus our bodies get immune to too much of one antibiotic. But it is EXTREMLY important that we make sure that our Drs are diagnosing us correctly with a ph level test, a wet mount, whiff test or culture and a culture ALONE is not useful in diagnosing BV since we all carry Gardenella bacteria in our systems. I wonder if there are specialists out there that deal with this? Anyway you were talking about the odor. Last summer my odor was unbearable and embarassing. That is what I am tramatized the most over. I smelt like fish so bad you can smell it when I went to the bathroom and I broke my leg last year and was in the emergency room and got a whiff of fish I was like to my mom do you smell that? Little did I know IT WAS ME!!! Anyway my current case of BV has no odor, thank god. Just a white watery discharge that I can deal with for now until my meds next week.

I am actually debating throwing my underwear out and buying new. Does anyone think that we can be reinfecting ourselves through our underwear? I mean obviously we all wash them but do you think the bacteria is surviving? It is just a thought.


SpRiNkLeS
Ok girls, something REALLY weird happened to me today. I woke up to clean air! No fish, poop or funk. Not to worry though, I’m sure tomorrow I’ll smell like shit again. Or maybe dead fish. I feel like I’ve been walking on clouds all day today. I think what happened was that I got a fight in me again last night after reading that I have HOPE again to be normal if I fix my hormones that my happy endorphins killed some of my stress which as we all know makes BV worse. Does anyone’s BV get noticably better when they are on a happy high? I’ve beaten a serious drug addiction so I figure I can beat this crap now too. All I needed was hope and now I’m back to fight this battle.

I hate to pig up this page but I’ve got a lot of replies here to write and I’ve never done a reply and I have lots of replies to a reply so we’ll see if I screw up or not.
SpRiNkLeS
QUOTE(konphusion26 @ Jan 9 2008, 01:59 PM) *
Dayum girl, you just described me to a tee except for the hair loss. I experience ALL that. Especially the memory thing. I can't remember crap. I woke up in a pool of sweat in the middle of the night too. A lovely feeling at 3am. Its 30 degrees outside, and I have to turn the fan on. My poor hubby gets all stuffy from the fan, but I can't help it. I never attributed my hormone thing to my sleep disturbances though. Thats interesting. There's gotta be something that can be done about this and the BV. That makes it worse. LOL I'm sorry you're having that odor problem. My heart goes out to you on that. My odor gets pretty rough when its hot outside, but never like that. What does your doc say about it?


Hi Konphusion! Well my doctor just shuts me up with another round of antibiotics. I can’t seem to find a doctor that’s ever had a patient who has struggled with recurrent BV as much as I have so they just scratch their heads and of course if I bring up ideas to them about homeopathic alternatives they draw a blank face. They are very much against health nut-like ideas. They just prefer the drugs. As for the smell, well sadly for me it is never bad when I go to see my doctor!! I think I am so stress free and happy when I am at my appointments because of the idea that I will get some good news. Plus my doctor visits are like therapy. I can tell my doctor all my problems and it really helps! I don’t think it looks right though when I tell them I am very depressed and I say it in a very chipper tone.

Oh and I can get a bit immature at times. Everytime I tell a doctor that my BV smells like poop I can never say it with a straight face and one time I started laughing. I think they think I am making it up. This BV has gone and made me CRAZY! Oh and this sounds totally horrible but if I am out in public and the BV is just a faint poop aroma that day and not the fish smell I hold my son on my hip so people think the dirty diaper smell is coming from him. I know it sounds horrible but hey, he’s a toddler. I’m basically his slave throughout the day anyway so it’s like his little gift to me.

SpRiNkLeS
QUOTE(yme30 @ Jan 9 2008, 02:05 PM) *
Wow Sprinkles your post has a lot of personality. Funny yet very informative. I really think you and Bella are hitting on something here because I was only 14 when I first had my bout with BV and I didn't douche at all and my first sex partner was at the age of 20.

As far as my odor I would say its pretty unbearable at times. It hurts because I think I am a beautiful person inside and out and when people(mainly guys) try to get close to me I shy away because I have this on-going battle with BV. I have several friends who know of my BV but they dont judge me because they know how hard I am trying to help my situation.

Anyway if the BV comes back after finishing my metro than I am going to ask the doctor about my hormones.


Hi YME! I cannot imagine having had to deal with this at the age of 14. That must have been rough. I read somewhere that the first 18 to 20 years of your life really build the foundation of who you are and it is really hard to get rid of how we percieved ourselves to be based on things we went through as teens. As for shying away from guys I totally do that too because I would rather not feel worse about myself than I already do right now. Like a lot of the other girls here have said about themselves, I used to be super friendly and bubbly until I got BV and now I am very reserved with strangers. People must think I have a problem because it makes me look a little insane at times when I will walk all the way around someone or turn abrubtly in the opposite direction when a group of hot guys are there but it’s better than them smelling me. Actually guys seem to give me nicer reactions to the smell than girls. My peers are pretty bitchy at times. I try to keep my distance. At the end of the day I have to remind myself that until you walk a mile in someone’s shoes you just will never understand. If I never had this problem I might not understand what another girl was going through if she walked by me with this smell. But I would definitely not be a total jerk about it.

My worst fear is that I will still be paranoid and shy away from guys even if I cure my BV because I will still think that I smell. I truly am traumatized too and like another girl here has said before the smell makes me feel disgusting and probably repulsive to guys. Guys find confidence sexy and how the hell am I ever going to gain confidence after this!

SpRiNkLeS
QUOTE(neverending @ Jan 9 2008, 02:58 PM) *
Hun, I feel what you are saying. Everything you are describing is the same thing I use to go through. The shit smell is the worst, then there is the fish and crab smell that can drve a woman nuts. I had everything. Even the ammonia smell.It was horrible! I got rid of this with estroil but try different things to see what works for you. I saw that progesterone can play a part too.Anyway, welcome to the board!

LADIES: DID YOU KNOW THERE IS A DOWN THERE ODOR CONTROL PRODUCT FOR MEN. THIS IS TOO FUNNY. THEY JUMP ON THERE PROBLEMS BUT WE HAVE TO SUFFER. GO FIGURE!


Neverending: Ok just hearing that you cured your BV, and you had the shit smell too, TOTALLY makes my day. Well ok my day was already made because I woke up not smelling but still this makes me want to continue moving forward. I remember reading a while ago that someone used Estroil and it worked for them but I forgot who it was. I was gung ho stuck on the yeast arrest train because it worked for BVGirl (I used to read pages WAY back) but the boric acid just never worked on me. Well just for one day and that whole day my kitty smelled like dog food. Yeah I know! So where can I find the estroil? And PLEASE tell me it doesn’t cost a fortune. I’ve wasted so much money on this already.
SpRiNkLeS
Hi Bella!,

I've been a total page whore this morning so If I replied straight to your reply everyone would hate me. I’m also going back on metro again but I’m using the gel because if I do the pill, well dang my BV gets out of control. That’s the reason its been so bad lately. I decided to give the metro pills a try once more and I definitely got screwed over again. It brings the fish to life. In fact I’m going back to Cali tomorrow for a few days to see my old doctor and I am so looking forward to asking him about my hormones!! I recently moved to another state to get away from my ex and the stress has just made the BV so bad. I too lost a little bit of hair around my hairline so that when you pull your hair into a ponytail it totally kills the look! I lost it during my pregnancy so my doctors told me it was of course because of that but it’s not growing back and I really miss it. I’m now hoping it really has to do with my imbalance so that MAYBE once I get on the right pill it will come back. Let me know if yours grows back since you said you just got back on the pill.

You mentioned to someone else that if you take 2 acidophilus pills a day while taking the metro the chances of getting BV again are cut in half. I think I am going to try that this time and hopefully my BV will stay away long enough for me to fix my hormones and then that’ll just cure this whole damn thing.

Ok everyone well I'll be away from access to a computer for a few days so you all get your forum back. Sorry, I'll learn to write less next time. It's just so nice to talk to other women who struggle with this too. I'm not alone!
arj75
Good Mrning everyone...cross your fingers for me...I'm on a long strech of no stench..and I've been a bad girl. Still suffering from the spaz attacks that tightens and cramps every muscle in my body, so after my period last month, the bv returned, I used metro-gel for one day (i know I know i didn't follow the doctors orders of 5... then i soaked my ass in epsom salt hoping for some relief so I could turn my neck..and it helps a lot (with muscle stiffness) I also quit shaving (80's bush from hell). I'm sure I'm getting my hopes up for nothing, but I I can't help but to get excited (even it if comes back again after my period..at least the sex is no longer triggering it (for now)
neverending
QUOTE(SpRiNkLeS @ Jan 10 2008, 02:16 PM) *
Neverending: Ok just hearing that you cured your BV, and you had the shit smell too, TOTALLY makes my day. Well ok my day was already made because I woke up not smelling but still this makes me want to continue moving forward. I remember reading a while ago that someone used Estroil and it worked for them but I forgot who it was. I was gung ho stuck on the yeast arrest train because it worked for BVGirl (I used to read pages WAY back) but the boric acid just never worked on me. Well just for one day and that whole day my kitty smelled like dog food. Yeah I know! So where can I find the estroil? And PLEASE tell me it doesn’t cost a fortune. I’ve wasted so much money on this already.


Girl, I just read your posts and you made me laugh and cry all at the same time. I totally relate to you! Also, carrying you child on your hip is such a great idea. LOL.......I love your personality.Anyway, the other girl that cured her bv problems was Pianogirl. It takes a while for it to clear up. I think it took me 3-4 mos. and I believe it took Pianogirl about the same time too. If i'm correct we started around the same time last year. Here is the link: http://www.helenpensanti.com/products.asp?dept=116
We used the 2mg for $43.00 but you may need more than one pack. I say it's worth a try.

Ladies: The Nuvaring worked for a while, as far as Vagina dryness is concerned. It's been almost 3 mos. and it was working fine but last night I could not uhmm..... er uhm....... you know.......PERFORM OR GET WET for nothing in the world. Again, this is a very disturbing thing for me and I don't know what to do . I read that progesterone helps with vaginal dryness too but should I stop the birth control or should I or shall I say, CAN I use progesterone cream (natural) while still on birth control? or do I need to stop the birth control all together in order to start progesterone. Also with that, I would love to take dhea with that to see if that would help. Any suggestions? I wish I could get back to normal PERIOD. I hate not being able to enjoy sex. I'm not a prude I love sex and this sucks like hell.
yme30
Laundry should be sanitized by washing in the hottest possible water and then adding a cup of white distilled vinegar to the final rinse. Because it would take a gallon of bleach in a standard washer to kill yeast spores (which would shred your clothing), boiling clothing and other items of close contact (such as underwear and sheets) for five minutes is suggested. Microwaving on the high setting for five minutes will also kill yeast spores; freezing, however, will not.


Hi Bella I copied and pasted the above from a website I found concerning yeast. I dont know how true the above statements are. I personally have always washed my panties in hot water and I also remember watching the local news here in my hometown and they said that if you place your clothes in the dryer on the hottest setting it almost kills all the germs lurking in your laundry. But we all cant do that because some of our clothes require special care. Anyway I hope this helps I will do more research on it though.

Also I have been taking the Metro for 1 1/2 days now but I dont get the metallic taste I am use to getting also I dont feel sick to my stomach either, why all of a sudden no more side effects, could it be I developed a tolerance for the Metro, I hope not.
jewelscando
Hello everyone!! And welcome all the newbies to our board!! Actually, I wish you all weren't here, because if you weren't here, that MIGHT mean, you weren't suffering like the rest of us, and I wouldn't wish this shit on my worst enemy... well... wait... maybe there's one or two... haha

Anyways, I used a Tea Tree oil suppository almost 2 Sundays ago, (It will be 2 sundays this weekend) and believe it or not, I can still smell the tea tree oil periodically. AND, I only filled the gel cap up half way.

My BV is still gone. No smell, what so ever. And trust me, I'm a Q-Tip smell freak when it comes to my vagina! hahaha

I'm not sure why it worked, but someone made a really good point about stress. I have been stress free for the past few weeks, and have forced myself, to not get stressed. When I feel a stress situation coming on, I walk away from it, or tell myself, I'm not going to stress about this. So, there might be some truth in that.

Anyways, just wanted to give a quick hello to everyone, and welcome the new ones!!! You won't find a better place then here to vent your problems!! We have tons of good listeners, and willing particpants to try out things to see if it works.

One thing to remember though, what works for you, might not work for me, and so on and so on. So, DON'T GIVE UP HOPE GIRLS!!! WE WILL FIND A CURE!!! With as much persistance as we have on this board, we have a pretty good chance!!

Huggggss Neverending!! Glad to see things are still going good for you! I still haven't bought the estroil yet, but, I'm BV free at the moment thanks to the tea tree oil! rolleyes.gif
CCT
QUOTE(jewelscando @ Jan 11 2008, 12:51 AM) *
Hello everyone!! And welcome all the newbies to our board!! Actually, I wish you all weren't here, because if you weren't here, that MIGHT mean, you weren't suffering like the rest of us, and I wouldn't wish this shit on my worst enemy... well... wait... maybe there's one or two... haha

Anyways, I used a Tea Tree oil suppository almost 2 Sundays ago, (It will be 2 sundays this weekend) and believe it or not, I can still smell the tea tree oil periodically. AND, I only filled the gel cap up half way.

My BV is still gone. No smell, what so ever. And trust me, I'm a Q-Tip smell freak when it comes to my vagina! hahaha

I'm not sure why it worked, but someone made a really good point about stress. I have been stress free for the past few weeks, and have forced myself, to not get stressed. When I feel a stress situation coming on, I walk away from it, or tell myself, I'm not going to stress about this. So, there might be some truth in that.

Anyways, just wanted to give a quick hello to everyone, and welcome the new ones!!! You won't find a better place then here to vent your problems!! We have tons of good listeners, and willing particpants to try out things to see if it works.

One thing to remember though, what works for you, might not work for me, and so on and so on. So, DON'T GIVE UP HOPE GIRLS!!! WE WILL FIND A CURE!!! With as much persistance as we have on this board, we have a pretty good chance!!

Huggggss Neverending!! Glad to see things are still going good for you! I still haven't bought the estroil yet, but, I'm BV free at the moment thanks to the tea tree oil! rolleyes.gif


I just started this web site and i been dealing with BV for 1yr. and i just wanted to know where did you get that Tea Tree Oil from???
ljames
Hello everyone, I posted here once in May of 2007 but trust me I've been reading and absorbing this at least once a month because that's how often I am sitting at my desk feeling the telltale bubbles from the discharge and stressing out that this s*#t is back. I have done oral flagyl it comes back, so the last prescription I got I just inserted one vaginally everytime I had symptoms and it took it away until I had sex w/o a condom or my period. This is absolute hell and I am going insane with it, AAAAAAAAAH! Had sex w/o condom and period right after so sitting here 2 days after period with the nastyness again! I'm out of flagyl and don't think that that was a long term solution anyways. Has anybody other than Jewels tried the TTO suppositories?? I tried TTO on a tampon before but it didn't do anything....think it made the smell worse 'cause it was TTO covered fish, lol. I am so sick of this, I take vitamin supplements everyday and it hasn't put a dent in the BV but at least I never catch a cold or a flu. At this point I would rather have a cold every day and a healthy vagina, it is ruining my life. I am getting married this year and want to have babies but how am I supposed to have babies when my kitty is sick. Sorry for the vent but I know you guys more than anybody understand smile.gif
yme30
QUOTE(ljames @ Jan 11 2008, 11:34 AM) *
Hello everyone, I posted here once in May of 2007 but trust me I've been reading and absorbing this at least once a month because that's how often I am sitting at my desk feeling the telltale bubbles from the discharge and stressing out that this s*#t is back. I have done oral flagyl it comes back, so the last prescription I got I just inserted one vaginally everytime I had symptoms and it took it away until I had sex w/o a condom or my period. This is absolute hell and I am going insane with it, AAAAAAAAAH! Had sex w/o condom and period right after so sitting here 2 days after period with the nastyness again! I'm out of flagyl and don't think that that was a long term solution anyways. Has anybody other than Jewels tried the TTO suppositories?? I tried TTO on a tampon before but it didn't do anything....think it made the smell worse 'cause it was TTO covered fish, lol. I am so sick of this, I take vitamin supplements everyday and it hasn't put a dent in the BV but at least I never catch a cold or a flu. At this point I would rather have a cold every day and a healthy vagina, it is ruining my life. I am getting married this year and want to have babies but how am I supposed to have babies when my kitty is sick. Sorry for the vent but I know you guys more than anybody understand smile.gif


Hi, I tried the TTO suppositories and they didn't work not one bit. I guess everbody is different and maybe since I have been battling BV for several years it may require that I over indulge in any home remedies to really see if they work or not. I just dont have the money to keep buying and buying. I am using the metro right now. You said that you inserted the flagyl vaginally, did it really work as oppose to taking it orally? If so, I wonder why.

ljames
QUOTE(yme30 @ Jan 11 2008, 01:07 PM) *
Hi, I tried the TTO suppositories and they didn't work not one bit. I guess everbody is different and maybe since I have been battling BV for several years it may require that I over indulge in any home remedies to really see if they work or not. I just dont have the money to keep buying and buying. I am using the metro right now. You said that you inserted the flagyl vaginally, did it really work as oppose to taking it orally? If so, I wonder why.

The flagyl worked when inserted vaginally but only until the next unprotected sex episode. I hate fighting with my fiance about his wearing condoms and every now and then he wins and sure enough I get this crap again. I really think it is him not my period because I only let him not use a condom right before my period when I know it's not likely I'll get pregnant. I preferred the vag insertion method because I didn't have to take them orally for 7 days and it only takes 1 x 500mg flagyl and after a day or two things get better. Jewels recommended that method way back when, I don't know if it stopped working for her because she seems to be on the tto kick now. I feel like making my fiance come with me to the doctor and get him treated too. I know everybody says it has nothing to do with the guy but it just doesn't make sense that I only get flared up after being in direct contact with him and never had this problem until I met him 2 1/2 years ago. I don't want to buy the TTO and have it not work so I'm going to get a script for more flagyl this weekend at a clinic somewhere since getting in to see my doctor anytime soon is near impossible and she doesn't know what the hell she's doing anyways. Sorry more venting but somethings got to give. sad.gif
yme30
QUOTE(ljames @ Jan 11 2008, 03:22 PM) *
The flagyl worked when inserted vaginally but only until the next unprotected sex episode. I hate fighting with my fiance about his wearing condoms and every now and then he wins and sure enough I get this crap again. I really think it is him not my period because I only let him not use a condom right before my period when I know it's not likely I'll get pregnant. I preferred the vag insertion method because I didn't have to take them orally for 7 days and it only takes 1 x 500mg flagyl and after a day or two things get better. Jewels recommended that method way back when, I don't know if it stopped working for her because she seems to be on the tto kick now. I feel like making my fiance come with me to the doctor and get him treated too. I know everybody says it has nothing to do with the guy but it just doesn't make sense that I only get flared up after being in direct contact with him and never had this problem until I met him 2 1/2 years ago. I don't want to buy the TTO and have it not work so I'm going to get a script for more flagyl this weekend at a clinic somewhere since getting in to see my doctor anytime soon is near impossible and she doesn't know what the hell she's doing anyways. Sorry more venting but somethings got to give. sad.gif


Something has got to give is right. I am simply tired of this crap. I hate the thought of bacteria living inside me enough to make me have an odor, its like my own body is letting me down. You go to the doctor time after time yet your body is saying, "Nope, try again". What gives. As far as you doing the math about the BV occurrence and your fiance than you are probably right, maybe he is the problem and not you. But hey what do I know I am trying to figure my own BV out, Anyways go with your gut it won't hurt none to see if he really is the culprit. Take care.
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