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lori
QUOTE(sciongal @ Apr 21 2008, 05:39 PM) *
Think about it...if so many people are disgruntled about the way you come across on this forum, does'nt that give you any kind of a red flag ...

Not to toot my own horn, but a lot of people appreciate my presence, too.

When I left before, I got a lot of messages asking me to come back. When I started posting after a break, many people said nice, welcoming things. (Thanks you guys!) I just got this message yesterday:

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I really think its great what you have done and are doing. I feel so inspired. ... BV is a really horrible thing to have to deal with....The embarrassment is terrible. I just want to thank you for being objective, yet challenging and true to yourself in regards to this. ...

Sorry to pimp out a private message just to bathe myself in glory. (Sorry, you, anonymous person! And thanks!) That's very crass and not my style, usually. But who cares anymore.

Anyway, I get messages like that frequently - mostly from lurkers who have questions. It was nice to know that I can help people with a problem that I have, and know that it sucks.

QUOTE(sciongal @ Apr 21 2008, 05:39 PM) *
And if that's the case maybe you should exit the board, or even start your own forum...that way there is NO DOUBT that it is LORI's forum and whomever wishes to be your captive audience may do so. That way the rest of us can really learn and support each other in this condition without pretending to be helpful while actually being condescending and arrogant.

Sheesh, I already said I'm leaving. Just gotta get your last digs in on my way out? That's cool. But weren't you just all high and mighty just a few days ago - saying, "Oh, I'll keep my nose out of it, thank you!" Probably shouldn't put on airs like that, when deep down, you just want to be a bitch. Be true to yourself!
neverending
QUOTE(lori @ Apr 22 2008, 01:38 AM) *
Yeah, but ... am I wrong?

You had a thyroid test, and you didn't even know that's a hormone test!

I knew you were a liar, and I knew you were dumb. But I didn't know you were THAT dumb.

Please stop hurting yourself, and other people with your ignorance.


YES! PLEASE LORI, SHOW THE NEWCOMERS WHO YOU REALLY ARE. AND ONCE AGAIN, IT SEEMS ME BEING A LIAR AND DUMB HAS CURED (1 OTHER PERSON) AND HELPED ANOTHER. STOP WITH THE BULLSHIT ALREADY AND ONCE AGAIN, GROW UP!
neverending
QUOTE(sciongal @ Apr 22 2008, 01:39 AM) *
wow, Lori, you are soooooo crazy. Think about it...if so many people are disgruntled about the way you come across on this forum, does'nt that give you any kind of a red flag, or maybe you just don't give a shit about how anyone else feels. Maybe that makes you feel better about yourself... And if that's the case maybe you should exit the board, or even start your own forum...that way there is NO DOUBT that it is LORI's forum and whomever wishes to be your captive audience may do so. That way the rest of us can really learn and support each other in this condition without pretending to be helpful while actually being condescending and arrogant.


I agree sciongal!

PLEASE LORI, MAKE YOUR OWN FORUM AND THOSE THAT WANT TO GO WITH YOU CAN!
neverending
QUOTE(lori @ Apr 22 2008, 01:53 AM) *
Not to toot my own horn, but a lot of people appreciate my presence, too.

When I left before, I got a lot of messages asking me to come back. When I started posting after a break, many people said nice, welcoming things. (Thanks you guys!) I just got this message yesterday:
Sorry to pimp out a private message just to bathe myself in glory. (Sorry, you, anonymous person! And thanks!) That's very crass and not my style, usually. But who cares anymore.

Anyway, I get messages like that frequently - mostly from lurkers who have questions. It was nice to know that I can help people with a problem that I have, and know that it sucks.
Sheesh, I already said I'm leaving. Just gotta get your last digs in on my way out? That's cool. But weren't you just all high and mighty just a few days ago - saying, "Oh, I'll keep my nose out of it, thank you!" Probably shouldn't put on airs like that, when deep down, you just want to be a bitch. Be true to yourself!

WOW BITCH! YOU ARE TOO MUCH.
TOOT YOUR OWN HORN?HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH.......YOU HAVE REAL ISSUES GIRL.
lori
QUOTE(neverending @ Apr 21 2008, 06:24 PM) *
IT SEEMS ME BEING A LIAR AND DUMB HAS CURED (1 OTHER PERSON) AND HELPED ANOTHER.

Well, there is that saying - "Even a broken clock is right twice a day!"
lori
QUOTE(neverending @ Apr 21 2008, 06:30 PM) *
WOW BITCH! YOU ARE TOO MUCH.
TOOT YOUR OWN HORN?HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH.......YOU HAVE REAL ISSUES GIRL.

Hey, I'm not the one screaming every day about the TWO people I've ever helped. laugh.gif

Two whole people!

(I mean, seriously. Good for you and good for them. But you do say that a lot. It's a little sad.)
neverending
QUOTE(lori @ Apr 22 2008, 02:31 AM) *
Well, there is that saying - "Even a broken clock is right twice a day!"

LEAVE LORI! IT SEEMS NOT EVEN SOME OF THE NEWBIES WANT YOU HERE.
neverending
QUOTE(lori @ Apr 22 2008, 02:33 AM) *
Hey, I'm not the one screaming every day about the TWO people I've ever helped. laugh.gif

Two whole people!

(I mean, seriously. Good for you and good for them. But you do say that a lot. It's a little sad.)


That's more than you. All you do is bully people and that does not help. People need to feel comfortable while here!
lori
QUOTE(neverending @ Apr 21 2008, 06:35 PM) *
LEAVE LORI!

Okay!

Congratulations, neverending. You finally kicked me out. How long have you been itching for this? A year? "neverending" must be for how long you hold grudges. All your behind-the-scenes trash talking and harassment has finally paid off! Yippee!
neverending
QUOTE(lori @ Apr 22 2008, 02:49 AM) *
Okay!

Congratulations, neverending. You finally kicked me out. How long have you been itching for this? A year? "neverending" must be for how long you hold grudges. All your behind-the-scenes trash talking and harassment has finally paid off! Yippee!


Behind the scene trash talking? Harassment? You have problems girl! I have never harassed you or anyone on this board. All I have to say is KARMA comes back. Now look who's being the liar. Again, GROW UP!
mg86
Fine, go ahead and leave, I don't care. All I'm saying is your rude remarks and bitchy attitude are beginning to ruin the only place that a lot of people (including myself) can talk about their condition openly. I have been reading this place for a long time now, and I never noticed any problems until you came back in the picture. I'm not even going to bother to read your entire reply back to me, because the fact that you go and quote everything everyone says and then retaliate is just ridiculous. I could care less if you have helped people or not. It's not your effort to help that I'm against, it's your attitude. Obviously I am not in the wrong seeing as though there are many other people on this board expressing the same feelings. And as for sticking my nose in other people's fights, if you don't want board members to voice their opinion then take it elsewhere!! Send PMs back and forth, e-mail, whatever! I can't even visit the board anymore because it's full of your bullshit. And although I'm sure it brings you great excitement to hover over your computer screen, waiting to see what people say next, you really need to get a life.

Everyone else, I wish you the best of luck and hope you experience relief soon. Stay positive!
lori
QUOTE(mg86 @ Apr 21 2008, 07:09 PM) *
And although I'm sure it brings you great excitement to hover over your computer screen, waiting to see what people say next, you really need to get a life.

You know, mg86, you picked this fight with me. I didn't pick a fight with you. Seems like you're the one who needed a little excitement today.

Anyway, I think the person who needs this board the most for friendship, support, and existence-validation is definitely not me. neverending is obviously VERY invested.

Bye neverending! Maybe in another year or so, you'll help person #3!
konphusion26
Wow, what the heck happened here?? I'm totally confused. LOL

Yall are a trip!

I don't even know how to respond to all this except - let's squash this. Unless yall enjoy that kinda drama. Its quite entertaining but still, its kinda scary that we're supposed to be helping and supporting each other, yet we're biting each other's heads off.

Anyway, good luck.
neverending
QUOTE(lori @ Apr 22 2008, 03:31 AM) *
You know, mg86, you picked this fight with me. I didn't pick a fight with you. Seems like you're the one who needed a little excitement today.

Anyway, I think the person who needs this board the most for friendship, support, and existence-validation is definitely not me. neverending is obviously VERY invested.

Bye neverending! Maybe in another year or so, you'll help person #3!


FRIENDSHIP, SUPPORT, AND"EXISTENCE-VALIDATION" Is what this board is for, and YES, I am VERY "invested" and I don't care if it took me 10-20yrs to cure another girl, it would be well worth. I AM HERE TO HELP! tongue.gif
SpRiNkLeS
This place is like………whoa! tongue.gif

So I just had to read quite a few pages here as I’ve been busy relocating again. Ugh, I know. It’s not safe so I gotta split. I have to transfer jobs, find a new daycare center for my kid, find the perfect place while still staying on budget and dealing with my BV. So I finally have the time to check in here and DANG girls, total CAT FIGHT up in here! I feel like I just walked into a room of hairpulling, scratching, slapping. It’s like the animal planet, haha. I just recorded a show about lions for my son last week and I had to replay it in slow motion for a few parts (long story, don’t ask) and ya’ll just reminded me of that!!!!

I have to say I totally cracked up this last page. It’s probably a good thing I just came in….I can never NOT get involved in fights. It’s so tempting for me.

Ok so that’s over, right? BV update! Throughout all this moving my BV has been doing pretty darn good, no whiffs for a while now EXCEPT (here’s the kicker) if I eat sweets. I know! Why all of a sudden? I love chocolate and salt water taffy. This sucks! So because of this I finally decided to cut out all sugars from my diet except fruit. I tried a stricter diet for a while last year (no yeast, dairy or sugar including fruit) and besides getting too thin I didn’t notice a difference at all. Thankgoodness I LOVE veggies but STILL I mean the diet was really difficult for me, I stuck with it for a while but because I didn’t get any results I went back to eating normal. Well now I’m gonna give it another shot. Trader Joe’s has some great yeast-free products and organic alternatives that are delicious even without the sugar. Sooo sad, yes I too am starting to think that diet DOES play a role in BV with some women.

Where’s all the newbies? I got nobody to welcome!! sad.gif I need to welcome someone!!!!!!!!!!! I’ll go into withdrawal or something! Well I DID see someone I hadn’t seen in a while. Quietmadness! Your back! Where’ve you been? It’s always nice to see a friendly face…er, name. smile.gif Oh and Italianwife, I know you aren’t a newbie but HI! We’ve never met.

K, I got my welcomes out. I feel better.
SpRiNkLeS
So ya'll know I must comment...

Neverending: Your only 25? Awesomeness, you are only a couple years older than me which is like nothing so basically now I’m excited about trying Estroil! If you are so close in age to me, and your BV was also hormonal too, well it’s worth a shot. I just can’t seem to get the right BC combination. I will admit I totally forgot about the Estroil when you first told me about it. I couldn’t afford it that month but budget wise I’ve been doing a lot better lately and you just brought it up again. My memory is a piece of crap, remember. I just blew all my extra cash on some new vitamins but hopefully in a couple weeks I can try out Estroil.

CanCan: I am SO interested in what you are saying regarding celibacy CAUSING vaginal problems. WHAT? I nearly fell off my chair when I read your post! I haven’t had sex in about 4 and a half months , ever since I broke up with my ex and ran to another state to live a new life. I am really firm in my new celibacy stance for MYSELF (I know this isn’t for everyone) but I WOULD be interested in finding out problems that could possibly arise from abstaining. I don’t have problems with dryness at all if that is what you mean by “vaginal dehydration”, I’m glad to know someone else here is like this (damselindistress…HI!! Doesn’t it suck when your BF get’s an ego boost, on an already inflated ego, from thinking he’s doing SUCH an amazing job because you are so wet? Haha! It’s like, “Babe, this isn’t just because of you. You hardly did anything at all, jerk!”) But anyway CanCan I guess I assumed that celibacy at the least makes the vagina a bit tighter until you start up sex again on a regular basis. I had no idea it in fact THINS OUT. Thanks for the heads up, or did I misunderstand? When I get time I am definitely researching this.

Anyone who cites the V book: So I’m totally considering getting the VBook now. Do ya’ll know if it’s possibly at a local bookstore, like Barnes&Nobles? This way I can sit in the play area with my kid and read the book without having to pay for it. Plus B&N has Starbucks there! Yeah, baby!!!

Konphusion! I’m so happy that your BV is getting better! Yay! If I could I would totally eat a bowl of icecream in celebration. Mmmm……..damn this BV diet is gonna be difficult!

The only thing that would make this better would be a rock hard penis.
mfc10
QUOTE(neverending @ Apr 21 2008, 10:34 PM) *
FRIENDSHIP, SUPPORT, AND"EXISTENCE-VALIDATION" Is what this board is for, and YES, I am VERY "invested" and I don't care if it took me 10-20yrs to cure another girl, it would be well worth. I AM HERE TO HELP! tongue.gif


Hey, Neverending...I'm here hoping to help, too. Is it safe to come back yet? unsure.gif
Hugs,
Maggie
CarrieBradshaw
Wow, this is better than an episode of Desperate Housewives!!

I do miss the posts about everyone's different struggles and successes (did I spell that right?) with BV....I hate having to be scared to post something for fear that each of my words will get quoted and proven wrong in some way.... huh.gif blink.gif

I hope this becomes a forum again soon instead of someone telling everyone what to do....
konphusion26
QUOTE(SpRiNkLeS @ Apr 22 2008, 02:28 AM) *
So ya'll know I must comment...

Konphusion! I’m so happy that your BV is getting better! Yay! If I could I would totally eat a bowl of icecream in celebration. Mmmm……..damn this BV diet is gonna be difficult!

The only thing that would make this better would be a rock hard penis.

Sprinkles my boo!!! LOL Whats up lady! I'm taking this thing one day at a time and praying for the best. I feel you on the sweets thing, I have a weakness for anything sweet. I dont know if i could do the diet - and i'm hoping that isnt contributing to my bv. And yes, a rock hard penis would be lovely LOLLLLL!!!!!

Neverending I didnt know you were 25 either lady!thats awesome. I have a real problem with dryness and it makes things a bit difficult. I'm interested to see if the doctor will give me that estriol stuff when i go get checked out. I dont know what to expect. I'm pretty sure mine has something to do with my PCOS. thats the only thing it could be. Who knows.

Hey to everyone else i may not have mentioned!
sooo sad
heeellloooo everyone!!!

please, please ....no more kicking people out of forums. we are here to help each other!!! we need each other....can't we all just get along? everyone has something to contribute and if it doesn't help one person it will probably help the next....please... for the love of GOD!!!!

ok...i need some penis now but i can't have any.....
CanCan
QUOTE(SpRiNkLeS @ Apr 22 2008, 02:28 AM) *
CanCan: I am SO interested in what you are saying regarding celibacy CAUSING vaginal problems. WHAT? I nearly fell off my chair when I read your post! I haven’t had sex in about 4 and a half months , ever since I broke up with my ex and ran to another state to live a new life. I am really firm in my new celibacy stance for MYSELF (I know this isn’t for everyone) but I WOULD be interested in finding out problems that could possibly arise from abstaining. I don’t have problems with dryness at all if that is what you mean by “vaginal dehydration”, I’m glad to know someone else here is like this

I didn't have sex with my boyfriend for a whole 2 months at one point, because I was out of town, and when I finally had sex with him again I was wet enough, I guess because my insides had healed up after the BV. But by abstinence I didn't mean only for 4 months!! I meant for longer than that, lets say for a year or two.. which I did do once, not by choice, but because I wasn't in a relationship at that point, and I was kind of turned off from men in general, and felt like I needed a break. And when I finally did start seeing someone, it was as if it was a shock to my system, because it had been so long since I had been with a man. But now that I am with someone, things if anything are slowly getting better. I lubricate better.
sooo sad
hi cancan.....

i was wondering how you got rid of your bv. any maintenance? or anything after sex? would greatly appreciate your reply.

thanks,
sooo sad
damselindistress
Hey, Ladies, good morning! Newbie here.
Lori, if you are still there, I'd like to say thank you. I took your suggestion about the Flagyl and Fem D and I think it might be working. I'm still bleedin' (thank you Seasonique for 14 more days of sunshine) but so far no smell, no thick stuff, no itching. I guess once the bleeding stops I'll be able to tell if I'm in the clear. Neverending, you can make me number 3 on your list of people you've helped b/c on my next trip to the GYN I will be asking about the hormones. She will probably tell me it's not related, because that's what she says about everything. Regardless, I will add it to my list of "could it be?". Thanks again, BOTH of you.
ashleyjo_2163
Hi, so I am new to this forum and I have a few questions. I am 23 years old and I have noticed that sometimes I get a weird odor that comes from my vagina. I have not yet been the to GYN about this, but I plan to in the near future. I get really self concious about it, and although no one has ever commented about anything, it does not ease my mind. Although I can't say I would be willing to tell someone, "hey I think your vagina smells", haha. Anyway, I guess my questions are about any remedies people know of that I can try, or some warning signs that I should look for to see if something is really wrong, or I am just imagining things. Thanks for any help you girls can give me!! smile.gif
neverending
[quote name='ashleyjo_2163' date='Apr 23 2008, 06:30 PM' post='196492']
Hi, so I am new to this forum and I have a few questions. I am 23 years old and I have noticed that sometimes I get a weird odor that comes from my vagina. I have not yet been the to GYN about this, but I plan to in the near future. I get really self concious about it, and although no one has ever commented about anything, it does not ease my mind. Although I can't say I would be willing to tell someone, "hey I think your vagina smells", haha. Anyway, I guess my questions are about any remedies people know of that I can try, or some warning signs that I should look for to see if something is really wrong, or I am just imagining things. Thanks for any help you girls can give me!! smile.gif
[/quote/]

Welcome to the board! A lot of the girls here love the Fem D. I suggest you try that first. Good luck!
mg86
hello ladies

well I am very glad to see that things seem to be getting back to normal. smile.gif

welcome ashleyjo! if the smell is really a concern to you, you might want to go to the doctor just to ease your mind. especially if you have any unusual discharge which could mean an infection (whether it be bv, yeast, or something else), or itching/swelling/irritation. did the smell come on suddenly or has it always been like that? I have read that a lot of women think they smell, but really don't - we are just more sensitive to our own odor. but if you notice anything fishy or foul, I would definitely get that checked out soon. smile.gif keep us updated as to how you are doing!

I am doing ok, I guess...the itching has subsided, no weird odors, and I thought the discharge was gone too...however I noticed some thick stuff today. It doesn't really have much of an odor. I am planning to go to the doctor soon over the next few weeks, so we'll see how that goes. I am still thinking maybe it is yeast..

Any way hope you all are doing well - I didn't mean to contribute any nastiness to the board the other day, but I couldn't resist speaking up. wink.gif
autumnbreeze
Hi Ladies,

I just wanted to report that I have been having very good results with Primadolphilus Reuteri. I know many ladies were using this a while back. So far it has worked better for me than ANY of the other probiotics or other supplements. Normally I have to do something extra (in addition to taking orally) with probiotics to really see a significant difference (vaginal wash, vaginal inserts, special diet, etc.). But all I've been doing is taking 2 capsules at bed time and the next day, I have barely any odor or discharge. A couple times I forgot to take it at night and took it the next day..It did NOT work as well when taken during the day. Its been about 4 or 5 weeks now. I am sooo pumped!!

And this stuff is much cheaper than the others I've tried.
jewelscando
WOW.... been gone for a while, and look at what I come back too... wacko.gif

Sorry I haven't been here you all, but.. been busy, and had success with the TTO suppositories!! No BV for me!! And I have not used the TTO for over a month. No signs or symptoms either...

Sorry the board has turned into this again... I understand what you all are saying about Lori... but if I could just say 1 thing in her defense... Lori gives a shit. That's her problem, if you want to call it a problem. It scares the shit out of her, that WE, being the desperate BV Sufferer's that we are, are willling to stick any and everything up our vagina's or down our throats, without giving much thought about it. I'm the first to admit that I was the guinny pig for awhile, and was 1 of the first to try Boric Acid, without looking into it. I got a rash so bad, I've been scared for life. And thats the kind of shit that scares Lori.

Now, on the other hand, Lori, you and I have had this discussion, AND FIGHTS, hahah, before.. You do come across condensending. I know you don't mean to girl, but you just do.

So, I understand both sides of the story.... Lori.. you know I love you and I hope you stick around. I may not agree with you, but if I've learned anything in my 40yrs of life, it's to learn to "Agree to disagree". Makes life alot easier.

Neverending.. I think you are great.... for the record!! love you girl!!

See you all soon!!!!! Jewels... wink.gif
lori
QUOTE(jewelscando @ Apr 23 2008, 11:07 PM) *
Sorry the board has turned into this again... I understand what you all are saying about Lori... but if I could just say 1 thing in her defense... Lori gives a shit. That's her problem, if you want to call it a problem. It scares the shit out of her, that WE, being the desperate BV Sufferer's that we are, are willling to stick any and everything up our vagina's or down our throats, without giving much thought about it. I'm the first to admit that I was the guinny pig for awhile, and was 1 of the first to try Boric Acid, without looking into it. I got a rash so bad, I've been scared for life. And thats the kind of shit that scares Lori.

Thanks for understanding where I'm coming from.

QUOTE(jewelscando @ Apr 23 2008, 11:07 PM) *
Now, on the other hand, Lori, you and I have had this discussion, AND FIGHTS, hahah, before.. You do come across condensending. I know you don't mean to girl, but you just do.

I know.

It's because there isn't any other way to tell someone that I think they're wrong. It's impossible to disagree with anyone in this group. As I said before, I think people are way too invested in their own theories that if anyone questions it, it always devolves into a fight. It's exhausting.

I still stand by everything I said, though. I thought it was important to tell people to think twice before using certain treatments that have been advocated in this group - especially the hormonal stuff. (Don't fuck with your hormones, people, it can permanently mess you up! I'm not saying you shouldn't consider hormonal issues, just confirm it with a doctor first!) And I think getting that message out there was more important than some hurt feelings along the way.

And I want to make clear - I'm not trying to get anyone to do anything OR not do anything. Everyone has the right to do exactly what they want. If you want to douche yourself with bleach, I don't care. It's your choice. But if you try to get other people on the bleach-douche bandwagon, at least have a good reason about why you think that's a good idea.

Jewels, you and I disagreed, but now we're cool with each other because you knew that I meant well, and vice versa. So I just thought that's enough.

QUOTE(jewelscando @ Apr 23 2008, 11:07 PM) *
So, I understand both sides of the story.... Lori.. you know I love you and I hope you stick around. I may not agree with you, but if I've learned anything in my 40yrs of life, it's to learn to "Agree to disagree". Makes life alot easier.

Neverending.. I think you are great.... for the record!! love you girl!!

Well, we definitely disagree here! laugh.gif

Neverending, I don't have any personal animosity against you. But you've obviously never gotten over our previous disagreements. You obviously have a lot of personal animosity against me, and just couldn't wait to run me out of this group.

Before, I just thought you're a crazy bitch. Now I understand that it's because you need this group to literally "validate your existence," and you feel that I threatened that somehow. Friendship and support is one thing, but I think you're too invested in the hormonal theory (which isn't even BV, as I pointed out a bazillion times). You've got ladies in their 30's and even 20's imagining they have menopause symptoms, and before long, you'll have them self-treating with mail-order hormone products.

It would be one thing if you knew what you were doing, but it's pretty clear that you don't. (A thyroid produces hormones. That's really basic stuff.) So basically, you're going to get people to use Estroil, whether it's good for them or not. Maybe it will work, then they'll thank you, and you'll be best friends forever. You only want people to use what you recommend, so that you can make friends. In my opinion, that's not helping people.

Maybe all that mail-order hormone turned you into a crazy-pants. But I don't think all this fighting was all useless. You're clearly being a little more cautious now about pumping Estroil down people's throats.
lori
QUOTE(ashleyjo_2163 @ Apr 23 2008, 10:30 AM) *
Hi, so I am new to this forum and I have a few questions. I am 23 years old and I have noticed that sometimes I get a weird odor that comes from my vagina. I have not yet been the to GYN about this, but I plan to in the near future. I get really self concious about it, and although no one has ever commented about anything, it does not ease my mind. Although I can't say I would be willing to tell someone, "hey I think your vagina smells", haha. Anyway, I guess my questions are about any remedies people know of that I can try, or some warning signs that I should look for to see if something is really wrong, or I am just imagining things. Thanks for any help you girls can give me!! smile.gif

You should definitely go to the GYN. I don't think there's a need for alarm, but you should just go. So it's good that you're planning to.

My suggestion re: remedies is that you do nothing. You want to see your doctor when your symptoms are at their worst, so they can figure out what's wrong. Home remedies can mask symptoms.

Good luck!
neverending
QUOTE(lori @ Apr 24 2008, 10:40 AM) *
Thanks for understanding where I'm coming from.
I know.

It's because there isn't any other way to tell someone that I think they're wrong. It's impossible to disagree with anyone in this group. As I said before, I think people are way too invested in their own theories that if anyone questions it, it always devolves into a fight. It's exhausting.

I still stand by everything I said, though. I thought it was important to tell people to think twice before using certain treatments that have been advocated in this group - especially the hormonal stuff. (Don't fuck with your hormones, people, it can permanently mess you up! I'm not saying you shouldn't consider hormonal issues, just confirm it with a doctor first!) And I think getting that message out there was more important than some hurt feelings along the way.

And I want to make clear - I'm not trying to get anyone to do anything OR not do anything. Everyone has the right to do exactly what they want. If you want to douche yourself with bleach, I don't care. It's your choice. But if you try to get other people on the bleach-douche bandwagon, at least have a good reason about why you think that's a good idea.

Jewels, you and I disagreed, but now we're cool with each other because you knew that I meant well, and vice versa. So I just thought that's enough.
Well, we definitely disagree here! laugh.gif

Neverending, I don't have any personal animosity against you. But you've obviously never gotten over our previous disagreements. You obviously have a lot of personal animosity against me, and just couldn't wait to run me out of this group.

Before, I just thought you're a crazy bitch. Now I understand that it's because you need this group to literally "validate your existence," and you feel that I threatened that somehow. Friendship and support is one thing, but I think you're too invested in the hormonal theory (which isn't even BV, as I pointed out a bazillion times). You've got ladies in their 30's and even 20's imagining they have menopause symptoms, and before long, you'll have them self-treating with mail-order hormone products.

It would be one thing if you knew what you were doing, but it's pretty clear that you don't. (A thyroid produces hormones. That's really basic stuff.) So basically, you're going to get people to use Estroil, whether it's good for them or not. Maybe it will work, then they'll thank you, and you'll be best friends forever. You only want people to use what you recommend, so that you can make friends. In my opinion, that's not helping people.

Maybe all that mail-order hormone turned you into a crazy-pants. But I don't think all this fighting was all useless. You're clearly being a little more cautious now about pumping Estroil down people's throats.


Honey like I said before GROW UP! I think people see what's going on and I don't need to say much. You have problems and you don't know how to be respectful or polite to the girls here. THAT'S why no one wants you here. When people are afraid to speak because they fear being attacked by a crazy bitch. OH, it's a problem. Like I said before, people should be comfortable here because they have no where else to speak to others about their problem. Anyway, I don't like you! THAT is very clear to you and no I don't deal with people like you because it's evident you have no respect for anyone and some of the girls will agree.GROW THE FUCK UP!

LADIES: I STILL THINK ESTORIL IS THE WAY TO GO.
neverending
QUOTE(jewelscando @ Apr 24 2008, 07:07 AM) *
WOW.... been gone for a while, and look at what I come back too... wacko.gif

Sorry I haven't been here you all, but.. been busy, and had success with the TTO suppositories!! No BV for me!! And I have not used the TTO for over a month. No signs or symptoms either...

Sorry the board has turned into this again... I understand what you all are saying about Lori... but if I could just say 1 thing in her defense... Lori gives a shit. That's her problem, if you want to call it a problem. It scares the shit out of her, that WE, being the desperate BV Sufferer's that we are, are willling to stick any and everything up our vagina's or down our throats, without giving much thought about it. I'm the first to admit that I was the guinny pig for awhile, and was 1 of the first to try Boric Acid, without looking into it. I got a rash so bad, I've been scared for life. And thats the kind of shit that scares Lori.

Now, on the other hand, Lori, you and I have had this discussion, AND FIGHTS, hahah, before.. You do come across condensending. I know you don't mean to girl, but you just do.

So, I understand both sides of the story.... Lori.. you know I love you and I hope you stick around. I may not agree with you, but if I've learned anything in my 40yrs of life, it's to learn to "Agree to disagree". Makes life alot easier.

Neverending.. I think you are great.... for the record!! love you girl!!

See you all soon!!!!! Jewels... wink.gif


HEY HUN! Glad to see you. I was beginning to wonder what happened to you. So the TTO worked for ya. Thats great! No more ITTY BITTY FISH HEADS! LOL........Isn't that how it goes? Anyway, good for you and come back. I miss the old busties.
sooo sad
jewelscando....

how did you get rid of bv with just tto? no fem d? curious....

sooo sad
sooo sad
hi ladies.....

question for the ones who have bought sylk. i received it in the mail today and by shaking the bottle it seems to be a little more runny than ky. is that how it's suppose to be? i haven't opened it yet. and where i live it's been pretty hot this week and it says on the bottle to keep in a cool place. while being delivered would it change the product's ph?

thanks in advance,
sooo sad
mfc10
QUOTE(sooo sad @ Apr 24 2008, 03:44 PM) *
hi ladies.....

question for the ones who have bought sylk. i received it in the mail today and by shaking the bottle it seems to be a little more runny than ky. is that how it's suppose to be? i haven't opened it yet. and where i live it's been pretty hot this week and it says on the bottle to keep in a cool place. while being delivered would it change the product's ph?

thanks in advance,
sooo sad


If there are any temp. effects on pH at all (it's usually negligible), it is in the direction of greater acidity for weak acids (e.g., acetic acid). Note: If someone wants me to go through the equilibrium constants involved, I will.

Yes-- SYLK is quite low in viscosity. It's not as "thick" as KY, etc. It's actually a little runny & the brownish color is normal as well.

Note to Neverending: Estrogen cream was one component of my getting better. My gynecologist said that when I went off the Pill, my body's own estrogen levels remained suppressed. So I had to supplement with the Estrace Rx cream.

Cheers,
Maggie
sooo sad
hello maggie!

thanks for the quick response...realllly appreciate it. biggrin.gif

sooo sad
jewelscando
QUOTE(sooo sad @ Apr 24 2008, 03:32 PM) *
jewelscando....

how did you get rid of bv with just tto? no fem d? curious....

sooo sad


Just TTO Suppossitories. That's all I used. And only used it after sex. But, trust me when I say this to you, IT PROBABLY WON'T WORK FOR YOU!!! I hate to be negative girl, but, it's been proven, OVER AND OVER AND OVER and again on this board, that what works for me, may not work for you and vice versa. Everybody's bodies are so different, in so many ways. What brought it on for me, is not what brought it on for you, or who knows who else. The best and ONLY advice I have, is to completely go through all your options. Start with your Doctor. If they don't help, go to another one. Then read Lori's Blog completely!!! You will not find better, more thorough information anymore!! Then, try what works for you.. but what ever you try, make sure you check it out completly first, AND GIVE IT A CHANCE!! If you spend hours sticking things up you, or putting down your throat, you will never know what it is that works for you.

I think the best advice given so far is what Lori has suggested. And I only say this, because of the massive research she has done NOT because it worked for her. Because several of the girls have tried what she suggested and it didn't work for them, hence what works for 1 may not work for another.

I also think, my body might have just been going through something called STRESS!!!! And, I have spent countless hours trying to controll my stress. Stress brought on lower back problems for me and massive headaches. Since I am getting my stress levels under control, my back issues are going away along with the headaches. So... that's also one reason why I've stayed away from this board.. to be honest. Not that it's stressfull, but constantly talking about Itty Bitty Fish Heads coming out the kitty all the time, was STRESSFULL!!! hahahah...



jularee
Hi ladies! Haven't been here in a while. I hope things are going well for everyone. Just wanted to give a quick update. Things are still going very well for me now. Not doing too much as far as maintenance. Every now and then I'll take a FemD after sex but that's pretty much it. To all the newbies: welcome to the board! Quick question for you ladies though: lately I've been noticing that I'm a little dry during sex and it BURNS so much. Any of you recommend a certain lube to try?
neverending
QUOTE(jularee @ Apr 25 2008, 06:02 PM) *
Hi ladies! Haven't been here in a while. I hope things are going well for everyone. Just wanted to give a quick update. Things are still going very well for me now. Not doing too much as far as maintenance. Every now and then I'll take a FemD after sex but that's pretty much it. To all the newbies: welcome to the board! Quick question for you ladies though: lately I've been noticing that I'm a little dry during sex and it BURNS so much. Any of you recommend a certain lube to try?


try sylk
lori
QUOTE(jularee @ Apr 25 2008, 10:02 AM) *
Quick question for you ladies though: lately I've been noticing that I'm a little dry during sex and it BURNS so much. Any of you recommend a certain lube to try?

The V Book recommends Replens, which contains lactic acid (found in healthy vaginas) with a very low pH.

You might also want to try Rephresh, which is made by the same company.
tabby
Hello smile.gif

I was asked to come back and report on how it's going with the boric acid.

I was suffering with continual burning and a yeast/bv mix that would not clear up.

I started using 1 boric acid suppository at night. I was afraid it would cause more burning but it didn't. The next day my symptoms were slightly improving so i decided to go with one in the morning and one and night and within 4 days my symptoms were completely gone and did not return.

I decided to get into my gyn and see if any bacteria or yeast were present. There were no clue cells, and only a trace of yeast. I'm feeling so much better now that the vicious burning has gone.

Thanks!
jularee
Thanks Lori and Neverending! I've tried Rephresh already and I didn't like it. It gave me a chunky tissue papery discharge for a day or so after using it. blink.gif
lori
QUOTE(jularee @ Apr 26 2008, 09:40 AM) *
Thanks Lori and Neverending! I've tried Rephresh already and I didn't like it. It gave me a chunky tissue papery discharge for a day or so after using it. blink.gif

Probably shouldn't Replens, then. I think the same thing happens.
quietmadness
The Fem-dophilus is evidently pretty good stuff. Lessened my discharge quite noticeably. Today, I didn't even need to use a pantiliner. Plus the smell has lessened, so whatever it is it must be working.

I will be ordering another bottle on Friday, just to make sure I don't run out. I'm now up to two each day...they said to start out with one and increase to two.

Good stuff.

--Quiet--
konphusion26
I wonder if the acidophilus is supposed to keep yeast at bay too??? Apparently not. At least its not BV this time. I'm trying to stay positive!
shan4606
QUOTE(konphusion26 @ Apr 28 2008, 11:06 AM) *
I wonder if the acidophilus is supposed to keep yeast at bay too??? Apparently not. At least its not BV this time. I'm trying to stay positive!


I have had BV for over 2 years once,Then after trying everything...REPHESH worked best. Then I weened off it, and now about 1 1/2 years later, Its back. I do take Acidillious daily (The 2 Billion each capsule) and Azo Yeast daily, Plus Rephesh...I dont know what it came back. Some doctors say because of too many sugars. It sucks.I feel hopeless and damaged again.I only smelled the "fishy"smell once after sex last week, and I havent smelled it since, Which usually I can smell all the time..Im so friggin confused. mad.gif
lori
QUOTE(quietmadness @ Apr 28 2008, 01:37 AM) *
The Fem-dophilus is evidently pretty good stuff. Lessened my discharge quite noticeably. Today, I didn't even need to use a pantiliner. Plus the smell has lessened, so whatever it is it must be working.

I will be ordering another bottle on Friday, just to make sure I don't run out. I'm now up to two each day...they said to start out with one and increase to two.

Good stuff.

--Quiet--

That is so great to hear!

Previously, I wrote that no one should be using Fem-D vaginally, because there were some women who have tried it in here, and have had bad results, with their discharge turning weird.

But I think I changed my mind after reading the FAQ on jarrow's own site:

http://www.jarrow.com/product-391
QUOTE
Can Fem-Dophilus be used as a suppository?

The probiotic strains in Fem-Dophilus, RC-14 and GR-1, have been researched for over 20 years to provide efficacy when taken as an oral supplement. The two probiotic strains in Fem-Dophilus have been shown to be very safe in humans. The excipients that are used in each capsule are naturally derived ingredients, and the Fem-Dophilus capsules are made out of gelatin. We direct consumers to take Fem-Dophilus orally, but it is up to each consumer how to best supplement with this product.

Seems like they're giving everyone the go-ahead to use it this way, without explicitly saying so.

Personally, I still wouldn't do it. But that's just my own personal caution. Since Jarrow's own site is basically saying, "it's up to you," without a big warning against it, I think it's probably ... okay. Since the capsules are made of gelatin, hopefully that means they will break down completely in the vagina?

Do keep in mind that there are some women who have tried it and didn't like the results. But I'm no longer going to scream "NOOOO!" at the suggestion.

(Also - I have read the FAQ before, and I don't remember it saying this, or else I definitely would have made a note of it. It was a while ago, though. The Fem-D's packaging looked different, for one thing.)
CarrieBradshaw
QUOTE(lori @ Apr 28 2008, 01:41 PM) *
That is so great to hear!

Previously, I wrote that no one should be using Fem-D vaginally, because there were some women who have tried it in here, and have had bad results, with their discharge turning weird.

But I think I changed my mind after reading the FAQ on jarrow's own site:
Seems like they're giving everyone the go-ahead to use it this way, without explicitly saying so.

Personally, I still wouldn't do it. But that's just my own personal caution. Since Jarrow's own site is basically saying, "it's up to you," without a big warning against it, I think it's probably ... okay. Since the capsules are made of gelatin, hopefully that means they will break down completely in the vagina?

Do keep in mind that there are some women who have tried it and didn't like the results. But I'm no longer going to scream "NOOOO!" at the suggestion.

(Also - I have read the FAQ before, and I don't remember it saying this, or else I definitely would have made a note of it. It was a while ago, though. The Fem-D's packaging looked different, for one thing.)


I actually used it vaginally a couple times when I first started. As far as the weird discharge.....

Everytime I used it vaginally, about 6 hours later a gloop (not quite as big as a glob) of "something" would come out. I figured it was the part of the capsule that didn't completely dissolve. This happened EVERYTIME I did it (maybe 5-10 times...can't remember). Anyways, it wasn't a bad thing, because it was once and it was over. It was clear/slightly whitish.....seemed like most of it (the insides anyways) had dissolved while up there though.

However, I have just fine results taking it orally. I seriously love FemD so much that I actually catch myself pondering how much I love it sometimes. smile.gif How dorky is that? It truly is a lifesaver.

Good luck to everyone as always....

P.S. the only reason I used it vaginally was because of a lecture I listened to by the creator - Dr. Reid - and he said he had tested it vaginally. But that it hadn't been FDA approved or something...can't really remember....
sooo sad
hello lovely ladies!

bv update!

well, i finished the flagyl (three times a day for 10 days) on fri, april, 25. i was also taking fem d twice a day. towards the middle of treatment i started my period and i couldn't believe that it was a "normal" period. before it would feel really uncomfortable and i had white discharge mixed with period...i know ...it's gross! but not this time!!! i couldn't believe what i was feeling and seeing. the discharge is about 95% gone and i feel great! i still don't feel 100% like my normal self yet but i'm thinking that will take time since i had this damn thing for 10 months. i probably need to give it time. and i haven't had sex yet... kinda scared and i don't know if i need to do maintanence...any suggestions? i know most ladies that are taking just fem d isn't doing anything for maintanence, but i so darn paranoided that it will come back. i did buy sylk though for when i do have sex. i think i'm gonna wait another week or so.

love ya ladies and thanks for alllll the advice and suggestions. us ladies will beat this !!!! i seriously have a different perspective on life now. i'm gonna try and hit all bv blogs and give my advice to help all sufferers.....

sooo sad
Meg18
Hey everyone,

I'm new here and I only joined because I found this thread...

Maybe someone here can help me.

I went to my doctor about a month ago, told her my symptoms (white, gooey discharge, burning) and she told me that I probably had a yeast infection. I took the pill she prescribed me, and it didn't do anything. Then I went to the GYN and she told me it was bacterial vaginosis, because of the fishy smell. I took those pills, and the discharge has slowed considerably, but the smell is still there!
I don't know what to do...

A second problem --
I'm 18 and have never had sex..
I want to with my boyfriend but I'm scared to because of the smell unsure.gif and I don't know what he'll do. I've never let him go down on me becuase of it... If theres any way to get rid of the smell, I would LOVE to hear about it...

Thanks soo much..
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