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mg86
ok girls,

I have a gross and embarrassing question, but I just have to ask. when you say you have an odor, how do you know? I mean is it coming through your clothes, smell it when you go to the bathroom, smell your underwear, or smelling the discharge directly?

I ask because there is a CHANCE I may be BV free. I still have discharge...but I think it may be normal. I'm not so sure. The way I look at my discharge is kind of wipe that area with my finger, then I check to see if it has an odor. This discharge seems a lot less thick than what I have before, but does have s light smell. There was itching for a little bit, but now it's gone. There is discharge on my underwear (which smells normal as far as I can tell), but that seems to look like what it did ever since I hit puberty. lol

I mean I used to get a sick odor if I shifted positions sitting down, like a rotting odor, that I no longer have. I know the obvious answer is go to a doctor to be sure, but I just moved and I don't have a regular gyno yet.
heygirl
I'm new here and have had bv for the past 5 years and used to change my pantiliners every hour and have to wash up at worked all the time until the last 2 years. I now just take the vandazole twice a month. Yes this doesn't cure it but it stops the symptoms. I do it this way so I don't have to go to the doctors all the time. I ask my doctor for a refill rx and only go to the doctors once a year. Right now I use it when I get symptoms which are usually a week before I come on and then I use it again right on the last day I am coming off. I haven't had a smell since i have done it that way. I still hate that I have to use it every month but at least I don't smell anymore.

I was also looking on the fda website http://www.fda.gov/cder/consumerinfo/whatsrightforyou.htm and was wondering if we could start a petition to have vandazole (or another name is metrogel)as an over the counter drug because this seems to happen more than yeast infections.
sooo sad
hi greeneyyes

that's wonderful that you are bv free!!!! YAY!!!! how long have you been bv free? i've been using the aci-gel/bio fem for about 2-3 weeks now and i think i am bv free too. but i've also been using femd vaginally with the gel. i would do 2-3 days gel then 2-3 days femd vaginally. oh, i'm also taking it orally.

mg86,

i don't know much about the odor thing, but i do know that all of us ladies do have some kind of odor. hope this helps......have you done femd vaginally yet? let me know hon. hopefully we are on our way to NO MORE BV!!!!!

sooo sad
sooo sad
ladies

hi,
i just wanted to give a little update. last month i did 20, YES 20 days of metrogel. then after that i did a aci-gel/biofem(ordered from uk). for 2-3 days then femd vaginally for 2-3 days. i just finished my period 2 days ago and i was soooo terrified that the bv would come back but so far still good. i think i'm gonna continue to do the aci gel and vaginal femd, alternating between the 2. oh, still taking femd orally, EVERYDAY!!! i also do acigel after sex and i am using a condom too. i'm gonna stick with condoms for about 2-3 months to make sure my vagina is strong enough to handle sex without it....lol! no weird, smelly discharge, no burning laugh.gif . i'm sooo happy! hopefully this is my cure. i will keep everyone updated.

sooo sad...aka "sooo happy"
greeneyyes
QUOTE(sooo sad @ Aug 11 2008, 12:06 PM) *
hi greeneyyes

that's wonderful that you are bv free!!!! YAY!!!! how long have you been bv free? i've been using the aci-gel/bio fem for about 2-3 weeks now and i think i am bv free too. but i've also been using femd vaginally with the gel. i would do 2-3 days gel then 2-3 days femd vaginally. oh, i'm also taking it orally.

mg86,

i don't know much about the odor thing, but i do know that all of us ladies do have some kind of odor. hope this helps......have you done femd vaginally yet? let me know hon. hopefully we are on our way to NO MORE BV!!!!!

sooo sad

I am working on my third week, but I just feel different. There is no burning, DEFINITELY no odor which was a big concern for me. Now I just have this smell-not bad, just my smell. I do not use condoms-but I do use it after sex. I wanted to keep my regimine as simple as possible so I said that I would start small and add on as I go. I do not take fem-d everyday like I should. I am so mobile that I forget it sometimes, but I take it when I remember rolleyes.gif I cried tears of joy-I sat indian style in a room full of people with no fear.
damselindistress
QUOTE(greeneyyes @ Aug 9 2008, 01:47 PM) *
Hey,
I have not posted in a while but wanted to share my progess. I have suffered with bv for at least 10 years and I FINALLY found something that is working for me - I convinced my doctor to give me one last round of antibiotics since they tend to work for me for at least 3 days after I finish the prescription. I continued to take one fem-dolph once a day even though it did not work for me alone. I ordered bio-fem from the UK (kinda like aci-jel, I read about it here) and I use it after sex and I am free. Including shipping the bio-fem costs me around 37.00.
I just wanted to share what is working for me and I will be sure to update. Be strong ladies and find what will work for you

How long do you think that will last you? Any idea - meaning $37.00 isn't a drop in the bucket, will it last a while? Will a little dab do ya? Also, I've never bought anything from the UK. How do they do the transaction? Can I use a credit card? Thanks for answering!
sooo sad
QUOTE(damselindistress @ Aug 12 2008, 02:19 PM) *
How long do you think that will last you? Any idea - meaning $37.00 isn't a drop in the bucket, will it last a while? Will a little dab do ya? Also, I've never bought anything from the UK. How do they do the transaction? Can I use a credit card? Thanks for answering!


hi damselindistress

go to these websites to purchase and yes you can purchase with a creditcard....http://www.biofem.co.uk/ or http://www.expresschemist.co.uk/Bio-Fem_Actigel_50ml.html. i bought mine from the second website but i've also known some ladies that have used the first one too. with the expresschemist website you get a little discount when you purchase 3 tubes. shipping is expensive but it is well worth it. hope this helps....

good luck to you honnie!!!!!
sooo sad
QUOTE(greeneyyes @ Aug 12 2008, 12:57 PM) *
I am working on my third week, but I just feel different. There is no burning, DEFINITELY no odor which was a big concern for me. Now I just have this smell-not bad, just my smell. I do not use condoms-but I do use it after sex. I wanted to keep my regimine as simple as possible so I said that I would start small and add on as I go. I do not take fem-d everyday like I should. I am so mobile that I forget it sometimes, but I take it when I remember rolleyes.gif I cried tears of joy-I sat indian style in a room full of people with no fear.


greeneyyes

i'm so happy for you. i'm working on my 2nd week. i'm not feeling "100% normal" but no more smell, burning, and the discharge is 95% gone. this bio fem is wonderful!!! keep us updated and i will do the same. i hope i'm on my way to better health!!!!!!!
SBlade
Hello Ladies,
I have only just found this site and i can say that i thought i was alone in the battle against BV-had is nearly every month for 10 years and at my wits end. I used to use AciJel which kept it at bay, they when i went to get some more i was told it was discontinued mad.gif , but this other product sounds promising, i am now going to search for it and get some!!
THanks you all
S
damselindistress
QUOTE(sooo sad @ Aug 12 2008, 03:04 PM) *
hi damselindistress

go to these websites to purchase and yes you can purchase with a creditcard....http://www.biofem.co.uk/ or http://www.expresschemist.co.uk/Bio-Fem_Actigel_50ml.html. i bought mine from the second website but i've also known some ladies that have used the first one too. with the expresschemist website you get a little discount when you purchase 3 tubes. shipping is expensive but it is well worth it. hope this helps....

good luck to you honnie!!!!!

BTW, the tea tree seems to be doin' its thing. I went to the doctor yesterday, no bacteria, no excess discharge, urine clean. Soooo, I've found a cheap way to manage the BV, but I'd sure like to find a way to keep it from comin' around at all, ya know? That's why I'm asking about the actigel. Keep me posted on how well it helps. When I get some funds, I might give it a try. Thanks, so happy and good luck to you too!
JJ27
Thank you for your input but not crazy about antibiotics. I like herbal remedies and now that the FEM D kicked in I'm good for now.. wink.gif What I'm thinking of doing (I read this below) is using it vaginally after sex to keep the PH balanced. I'll let you know how it goes.





QUOTE(bianca black @ Aug 8 2008, 02:37 AM) *
hey jj27-

I had recurrent bv for about a year. I tried many kinds of antibiotics, yogurt, acv, etc, etc. It would always come back. Then I got a sinus infection and was prescribed Avelox by my ear, nose and throat doc. It was very expensive (about $120 for seven pills, no generic available) and it made me nauseous as hell. At the end of the treatment, my sinus infection was cured and my bv was also gone, never to be seen again (it has been 7 months)!!! I told my gyno about this and he said he didn't know about Avelox, so go figure. I also did not take any preventative steps toward possible yeast infection, and Avelox did not give me one. Hope this info helps.

greeneyyes
QUOTE(damselindistress @ Aug 12 2008, 02:19 PM) *
How long do you think that will last you? Any idea - meaning $37.00 isn't a drop in the bucket, will it last a while? Will a little dab do ya? Also, I've never bought anything from the UK. How do they do the transaction? Can I use a credit card? Thanks for answering!


Damsel- I have barely made a dent in over three weeks. It comes in a tube with an applicator and I think that it will last me at least 2 months. I have never gone 3 days without using it just as the insert suggests. I am not sure if I will ever be completely free without using anything at all, but bio-fem is working for me and I feel so "normal" that it is worth the cost. I did get mine through expresschemist. com. I started with one tube, but next time I am going to order 3 since my credit card company froze my credit card due to suspicious activity LOL. I had to jump through hoops to prove that I made the charges (gotta love Bank of America).

It does not take that much, just a little squirt and you feel the sting and I am good for a couple of days. I will note that the stinging when using after sex will bring you to your KNEES, but it only lasts for 30 seconds!
sassy
Just a little side note on the aci-gel/bio-fem. A while back I e-mailed the bustie who began this thread and she is BV free today because she used the aci-gel to keep her BV at bay. I think eventually she found a diet/routine that worked for her so maybe she stopped using the aci-gel, but I do know that is what really helped her. I tried to find it online but they had discontinued it. It's good to know I can order it as bio-fem now. I'm going to check into that right away. Thanks guys!
hopeless425
I used to get BV constantly, i was finally rid of it for a couple months, and i started taking BC and everything seems to be doing fine, i had never been so happy. (I completely believe that my bf semen was the cause) Anyways, i got a new bf for 5 months now, and i quit taking BC about a month or two ago, and now its back. with a vengence sad.gif I was trying to piece things together as to why i would get it now after this time..(he did cum in me and it was all good) and the only thing that i can think of is that I got off the BC (during the BC i didnt have a period) and now without the BC i am all out of whack, with the period and now i can't handle him to cum in me because it makes it worse--the only way i see it is by taking the BC and not having period it for some reason just didn't make me get it...now thats its back i guess im going to start takin my BC again...but as to get rid of it..i dont have insurance and antibiotics never worked for me, it always came back,
i see a lot of ppl are having success with FemD? is it worth buying? i really need something, i started taking folic acid n probiotics and rephresh, but its not working that well...any help grately appreciated... sad.gif sad.gif sad.gif sad.gif
sooo sad
QUOTE(sassy @ Aug 16 2008, 04:55 AM) *
Just a little side note on the aci-gel/bio-fem. A while back I e-mailed the bustie who began this thread and she is BV free today because she used the aci-gel to keep her BV at bay. I think eventually she found a diet/routine that worked for her so maybe she stopped using the aci-gel, but I do know that is what really helped her. I tried to find it online but they had discontinued it. It's good to know I can order it as bio-fem now. I'm going to check into that right away. Thanks guys!


sassy
do you know if she uses it every day? every other day? i'm using biofem now and i skipped one day and i felt it coming back, so since i've been using it everyday. i wonder if i have to do this everyday for the rest off my life? i've been taking femd everyday since april and i've done it vaginally about 5-8 times in the past 2 weeks. but thank god for the bio fem, never felt better but, i thought the metrogel would kill the bv since i did it for 20 days then i started the biofem right afterwards. when i felt the bv coming back when i skipped that one day i was very disappointed but hopefully the biofem will eventually kill the bv for good by keeping the vagina at the right ph.
neverending
Hello Ladies,

Long time no see! How is everyone? I've had to have time to settle in and have not had time to check in with you guys but I'm back. Well, I took Renew Internal Cleasing which I think started this but I think It's now gone away after stopping. I did not realize the detox was that strong. On the box it said it helps keep hormones in check but I think it threw mine off again. Anyway, I hope everything goes great for you guys and I will be checking in to see you all more often.
Bye


HEY JEWELS! wink.gif
kegom
sad.gif Hi ya'll. i see that this is a neverending battle. Today, BV back. After swearing by Vitamin C tablets for bout two months. It actuall came back on friday. Was really depressed and was not sleeping well. So for me ity has to manifest in BV. I dont know what to do now. Accept that I smell?for life? God this is not fair.What have we done to deserve this? sad.gif

Will this thing affect my fertility?Has anyone had problems falling pregnant?Iv had this for 9 years now.
sooo sad
greeneyes

hey hon!!!! i was wondering what kind of antibiotics did you use last? metrogel? flagyl oral? i did metrogel for 20days and i thought it would do the trick but when i didn't do the biofem for 1 day, i could feel it coming back. i'm soo disappointed. i've done oral flagyl and it made it go away because the dr did an affirm test on me and it was negative for bv, but i always had a discharge. maybe i need to do oral flagyl?

thanks in advance............. sad.gif sad.gif sad.gif sad.gif sad.gif
hopeless425
hi kegom

[size="2"][/size]i would get it constantly also, it would go away and come right back, my problem was my boyfriends semen was messing up my ph. as soon as he stopped doing that in me i never got it. once i got a new boyfriend (my one now of 5 months) it never happened. i was on BC and he would do that in me but no BV for months and then i got off BC and BAM! back just like that. idk if it was because of BC, having vag dryness, and a combination of many other things..i just cant pinpoint it but im so upset. i went out and bought FemD bcause so many people were raving about it on here, also folic acid, and the smell seems to be gone, and my discharge is less lotion like and more normal..idk im sure it will come back, i have a dr appoint next monday, but i forgot im suppose to start on saturday. ugh.
lori
QUOTE(kegom @ Aug 19 2008, 07:41 AM) *
Will this thing affect my fertility?Has anyone had problems falling pregnant?Iv had this for 9 years now.

Hi kegom,

Not to alarm you or depress you, but I have found research that says it may affect your fertility.

Basically:

- PID (pelvic inflammatory disease) can damage the upper genital tract and cause infertility
- untreated gonorrhea or chlamydia causes PID

How BV is involved:

- if you have gonorrhea or chlamydia AND BV, there is a higher chance of it developing into PID

But I found one medical journal article that says BV alone (without gonorrhea or chlamydia) may result in PID. (I don't have the link here, but I'll cite the article later.)

I'm not sure if that means untreated BV will give you PID and make you infertile, because the article said that they did not find a causal link. But it's alarming.

So does BV cause infertility? I don't know. But we do know that BV + other STD's can accelerate damage. So the one thing I know for sure is that BV is not just a nuisance problem - i.e., it's not just the smell and discomfort that we need to worry about. It's potentially damaging our upper genital tracts.

This is why I'm such a nazi about everyone in here not just relying on "deodorant" or "maintenance" solutions. The goal is not to just smell fresh, the goal is to get healthy. (Then the nasty smell will go away, too.)
lori
Also wanted to add that if you have BV and you douche, that can also push the germs up into your upper genital tract, which can also cause PID.
catwalk
Wow, I thought I had looked everywhere...... but finally found this forum!

I've only had BV for 2 years now, which is long enough but I was almost in tears thinking of how long others have had it. HUGE hugs to all of you!

I'm 28, been with my bf for 6 years. I live in Canada, & doctors look at me like I'm crazy when I BEG them to help me. They keep testing me for STD's.... which is getting insulting. The smell...... gawd, I had a cat die in my garage and I swear my own 'kitty' smells worse than the cat did 3 days after dying. I'm embarrassed at work & feel like EVERYONE can tell/smell. I can still have sex but not often & I hate the discharge sad.gif

I've tried the acidophilus, vit C (orally), vitex, douching, vit B complex, etc and those didn't work. I tried anti-b's, flagyl, monistat & Terazol which didn't work. I jump from BV to yeast infections to UTI's & back again.

I'm about to try everything else. I started on the first pages (there's 205 so it will take a while!) & already have some ideas. I'm going to try Boric Acid (which I bought but didn't try yet, need empty capsules), & vit C vaginally if I can find time release ones in 250mg. I even bought one of those Jamu sticks.

When my STD tests come back all negative (again) & they are scratching their heads, I'll do what I usually do & ask for stuff myself, this time metro gel. I no longer care about side effects, nothing could be worse than what's going on in my va-jay-jay.

I'm glad I'm not alone, but just so that I can find out how to treat this damn thing! I can't believe doctors are still sitting on their butts & doing nothing for any of us. I'm frustrated, upset, and smell bad. ARGH!!!!!!
mad.gif
lori
QUOTE(catwalk @ Aug 22 2008, 10:20 AM) *
Wow, I thought I had looked everywhere...... but finally found this forum!

I've only had BV for 2 years now, which is long enough but I was almost in tears thinking of how long others have had it. HUGE hugs to all of you!

I'm 28, been with my bf for 6 years. I live in Canada, & doctors look at me like I'm crazy when I BEG them to help me. They keep testing me for STD's.... which is getting insulting. The smell...... gawd, I had a cat die in my garage and I swear my own 'kitty' smells worse than the cat did 3 days after dying. I'm embarrassed at work & feel like EVERYONE can tell/smell. I can still have sex but not often & I hate the discharge sad.gif

I've tried the acidophilus, vit C (orally), vitex, douching, vit B complex, etc and those didn't work. I tried anti-b's, flagyl, monistat & Terazol which didn't work. I jump from BV to yeast infections to UTI's & back again.

I'm about to try everything else. I started on the first pages (there's 205 so it will take a while!) & already have some ideas. I'm going to try Boric Acid (which I bought but didn't try yet, need empty capsules), & vit C vaginally if I can find time release ones in 250mg. I even bought one of those Jamu sticks.

When my STD tests come back all negative (again) & they are scratching their heads, I'll do what I usually do & ask for stuff myself, this time metro gel. I no longer care about side effects, nothing could be worse than what's going on in my va-jay-jay.

I'm glad I'm not alone, but just so that I can find out how to treat this damn thing! I can't believe doctors are still sitting on their butts & doing nothing for any of us. I'm frustrated, upset, and smell bad. ARGH!!!!!!
mad.gif

Read my blog (link is in my sig). It contains a compendium of most of the stuff that's been tried in this thread. Also, read The V Book by Dr. Stewart. A good foundation of info. for women's health. Also, if you have time, read the thread.

Quickly: Thumbs down on the jamu stick. Thumbs up on Fem-dophilus.

I've experienced exactly the same thing you have with the doctors - just kept testing me for every STD for 3 years. Crying and begging for them to help me? Yeah, I've been there. It still pisses me off when I think about it.

Anyway, welcome to thread, and hope you find something here that helps you!
greeneyyes
QUOTE(sooo sad @ Aug 19 2008, 12:14 PM) *
greeneyes

hey hon!!!! i was wondering what kind of antibiotics did you use last? metrogel? flagyl oral? i did metrogel for 20days and i thought it would do the trick but when i didn't do the biofem for 1 day, i could feel it coming back. i'm soo disappointed. i've done oral flagyl and it made it go away because the dr did an affirm test on me and it was negative for bv, but i always had a discharge. maybe i need to do oral flagyl?

thanks in advance............. sad.gif sad.gif sad.gif sad.gif sad.gif


Sood sad
I used docycycline (sp?) twice a day for seven days and I was sick as a dog but I stuck with it. I found that if I go for 3 days I feel it coming back so I use it every couple of days. I am at the point now that if I have to do this for the rest of my life then so be it. I feel so much better just knowing that when I leave the bathroom at work people are not thinking...what just died in here LOL!
neverending
QUOTE(hopeless425 @ Aug 19 2008, 05:22 PM) *
hi kegom

[size="2"][/size]i would get it constantly also, it would go away and come right back, my problem was my boyfriends semen was messing up my ph. as soon as he stopped doing that in me i never got it. once i got a new boyfriend (my one now of 5 months) it never happened. i was on BC and he would do that in me but no BV for months and then i got off BC and BAM! back just like that. idk if it was because of BC, having vag dryness, and a combination of many other things..i just cant pinpoint it but im so upset. i went out and bought FemD bcause so many people were raving about it on here, also folic acid, and the smell seems to be gone, and my discharge is less lotion like and more normal..idk im sure it will come back, i have a dr appoint next monday, but i forgot im suppose to start on saturday. ugh.


HEY,

Just wondering, were you on estrogen lowering birth control? Try the Nuvaring. That's what I'm on and eerything is great and I don't even have side effects.
catwalk
So I wanted to check.... it seems like when you get your period everything 'resets' and you have to start all over again?!? That SUCKS! Is there treatments I can do at the same time while wearing a tampon? I can't stand pads (except the panty liners I have to wear everyday anyway) & wasn't sure if I could use my flagystatin while on my period.

I'm already hopeful about the ideas from this thread, and your blog helped, thank you lori!!! biggrin.gif

I've started taking a lot of the vitamins people have suggested (can't hurt right??) and armed myself with a BUNCH of activa yogurt... the pear one is actually good wink.gif

I'm pretty sure my bf's semen throws off my PH, that and/or the spermicide. I don't use BC. I honestly believe it's poison & does more harm than good (since there's non-hormonal options out there in pill form but they aren't in the USA so no one knows about them).

I found some time release VIT C pills, and am looking forward to trying them soon!

HUGE thanks again to all the girls here!!!! cool.gif
kegom
Hi Lori and Hopeless425

Hi guys. Lori I am getting depressed now. I would like to have a baby in two years time or so. I would die if I cant fall pregnant.

But for some reason things are on the right track again (heard that before? I know)But Just have to take it a day at a time. Since Last week sunday (Its been 7 days now) I have not had bread, dairy products, or anything sweetened including sugar. So far the last time I fet the smell was on wednesday, there was a bit of a smell but it was so faint, i had to insert my finger to smell it. Also now on different Probiotics. So lets hope for the best. I agree with you Lori, deo's are the short term solution that actually make the situation worse. I was actually watching Halle Berry on Perfect Stranger, when she was due to go out on a date with Bruce Willis and she sprayed between her thighs, I actually cringed and cried out, NOOOO. But I have to say Im so hopeful that this is it for me. Cutting down all those, might work. I know I will crave all thsoe things but ill to see if the experiment works. ill keep you guys posted. Please keep chatting about this. We are going to find the solutions for this and the sue all those doctors,obgyn etc!
dani1983
(((((kegon)))))
I'm the same as you, I want to have a baby in less than two years! Don't get depressed cause of this! Just be very positive :-)

Ahh...

So here I am, a little over 2 months after I started taking flagyl, and now I got the darn thing back! sassy you were right :-( I think I screwed it up though, since I drank like 3 times during that week I was taking the pills (I don't generally drink this much, but it was my friends' birthdays). Of course I got the worst pain ever in my uterus/stomach area, and I kept having the same pain even after I finished taking flagyl... sad.gif Anyways, during the time I was taking flagyl I got my period...it was a veeery light period, lasted incredibly for 2 weeks, but again it was very light. Haven't got it back since then. Now, I just started getting this yellowish discharge a couple of weeks ago. No smell whatsoever, no pain, no itch, nothing except this annoying discharge, which fortunately comes in less quantities that it used to come before. So I wonder if it's still BV or if its something else? Its yellowish but with no smell whatsoever. Oh and I haven't had sex since last time I went to the gyno, so I'm sure it's not an std. (and now I'm afraid of having sex, since I don't want a weird smell to come out when having sex, and I'm supposed to go see this guy I haven't seen for a year, on this weekend!!! sad.gif sad.gif ). I'm going tomorrow to see if I can get an appt with the gyno or something...hopefully they'll give it to me tomorrow, if not, asap. So I was wondering ladies, 1) do you think is BV again, if not, what else? (not a yeast infection, I haven't gotten anything besides what I told you) and 2) Should I ask for something else instead of flagyl? Do you think I f---ed it up cause I drank during the time I was taking it?
sassy
You guys talking about pregnancy might want to read this: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26396375/
sooo sad
QUOTE(sassy @ Aug 16 2008, 04:55 AM) *
Just a little side note on the aci-gel/bio-fem. A while back I e-mailed the bustie who began this thread and she is BV free today because she used the aci-gel to keep her BV at bay. I think eventually she found a diet/routine that worked for her so maybe she stopped using the aci-gel, but I do know that is what really helped her. I tried to find it online but they had discontinued it. It's good to know I can order it as bio-fem now. I'm going to check into that right away. Thanks guys!


sassy
hey hon,

do you know how she used it? did she use it in combination with anything else? i can't get rid of this thing at all, i've done 20 days of metrogel with no success. i'm sooooo frustrated!!! some people can do maintanence after they get rid of it so it won't come back, but i can't even get rid of it. don't know what to do now. i been soo upset and crying alll the time, gosh!!!!

sooo sad
sooo sad
quietmadness......if you're still around.....

are you still doing the ba and tto? still working out well? how long did you do the ba and tto combination? i'm trying to keep hope alive....i'm soooo frustrated with my damn vagina.

sooo sad
damselindistress
mad.gif I'm gonna scream. So, let's see, I went to the doc 'cause I was itchy on the outside, no discharge problem. The only thing she finds is a little bit of a group B in my urine and vagina. She puts me on amoxicillin. A few days later, I have sex, get really irritated and itchy after, so I try out my new aci-gel, all the while popping probiotics faithfully. Good Lord, girls, what a mess I have in my pants. This is the first time I've ever had a full-blown BV infection. I can't stand to sit still, I'm sticky and my whole underside looks like a baby with diaper rash, itches and burns. Shoo-wee. I had enough Metro for another go-round, so I am trying that again. I used it last night and today things are no better. I know you're supposed to use it vaginally for like 5 days, but how soon does it usually start to work? I NEED RELIEF!
sassy
Sooo Sad: I don't know what else she used it with. I e-mailed her probably a year ago and I just remember her saying that the aci-gel was what really helped her get over the BV. You might want to try to e-mail her?? I think she did mention something about changing her detergent and just trying to not get so stressed out about her vagina.
sooo sad
QUOTE(sassy @ Aug 26 2008, 02:19 PM) *
Sooo Sad: I don't know what else she used it with. I e-mailed her probably a year ago and I just remember her saying that the aci-gel was what really helped her get over the BV. You might want to try to e-mail her?? I think she did mention something about changing her detergent and just trying to not get so stressed out about her vagina.


thanks hon.....how do i get her email? i really want to ask her. thanks again for your help.

sooo sad
damselindistress
Hello? Hello? Can you guys see me here? Yoo hoo! Damsel in distress! Damsel in distress!

Somebody's gotta know the answer to my question. I know ya'all have used Flagyl! When will this s^*# get better??
dani1983
QUOTE(damselindistress @ Aug 26 2008, 03:44 PM) *
Hello? Hello? Can you guys see me here? Yoo hoo! Damsel in distress! Damsel in distress!

Somebody's gotta know the answer to my question. I know ya'all have used Flagyl! When will this s^*# get better??

Well it took me a day on Flagyl to make all the symptoms disappear. I only had the yellowish discharge and the weird smell (not nasty smell, but it was weird). Just DON'T drink alcohol when you are with them, I got the worst cramps EVER.
I have to go to the gyno to pick up my second dose of flagyl, and I just got a bottle of Fem-D from whole food! busties, cross your fingers for me!! should i start taking them today or wait till I get the pills?
DiceKitten
QUOTE(damselindistress @ Aug 26 2008, 02:44 PM) *
Somebody's gotta know the answer to my question. I know ya'all have used Flagyl! When will this s^*# get better??


My vaginoses is reaccuring since I gave birth in June of 2007 and I am pissed off cause it wont go away. So I came to chicago to find a better dr, one better than the doc's from back home in Oklahoma
Fagyl is not working on me right now. Im freakin pissed
I heard ya need to do a metrogel & flaygl?

then I heard of a drug called Tindamax [oral] tinidazole it is said to cure the problem in one dose
I see my doc on tuesday.
http://www.vaginosis.com/#9
neverending
Wow, so many new ladies here! I like to see newcomers but it sucks at the same time because I realize this is becoming such a widespread problem. I finally figured out my problem was horomonal imbalance. Anyway, work on the body as a whole. This should help you all. Last year I had maybe 3 episodes, this year i've only had one. So, my life is finally back on track. I will say, get rid of anything or anyone that causes stress in your life. If you have people in your life that can't be understanding, loving, or caring... GET RID OF THEM. You can't afford the stress. Tell them to take their low self esteem ass somewhere else cause you don't need them. Try to keep the ph of the body alkaline. Get adequate sleep and remember NO STRESS! Stress lowers the immune system. Anyway, i have homework i need to do so you ladies have a wonderful night.
peace!
sooo sad
QUOTE(damselindistress @ Aug 26 2008, 03:44 PM) *
Hello? Hello? Can you guys see me here? Yoo hoo! Damsel in distress! Damsel in distress!

Somebody's gotta know the answer to my question. I know ya'all have used Flagyl! When will this s^*# get better??



hi hon......i don't know the answer to your question because whenever i took that orally or vaginally it never helped and i did it with femd everytime. i feel you.....i hate this shit too. right now my bv is full blown and i'm sooo stressed and crying my eyeballs out because i can't be a normal women with a normal sex life that doesn't have to think about her stinky damn vagina with goop coming out of it.....what the fuck!?!?!

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ladies

can anyone help or guide me with making my own boric acid capsules? i bought some boric acid at the pharmacy but when i got home i realized that it was boric acid "powder".....is that the same thing? do i fill a 00 capsule all the way? thanks in advance

sooo sad
lori
QUOTE(dani1983 @ Aug 26 2008, 05:38 PM) *
Well it took me a day on Flagyl to make all the symptoms disappear. I only had the yellowish discharge and the weird smell (not nasty smell, but it was weird). Just DON'T drink alcohol when you are with them, I got the worst cramps EVER.
I have to go to the gyno to pick up my second dose of flagyl, and I just got a bottle of Fem-D from whole food! busties, cross your fingers for me!! should i start taking them today or wait till I get the pills?

You should start taking the Fem-D right away, don't wait to pick up the flagyl. Take at least 2/day.

My fingers are crossed for you. Good luck!

QUOTE(sassy @ Aug 26 2008, 06:04 AM) *
You guys talking about pregnancy might want to read this: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26396375/

Scary.
sassy
QUOTE(DiceKitten @ Aug 27 2008, 01:16 AM) *
My vaginoses is reaccuring since I gave birth in June of 2007 and I am pissed off cause it wont go away. So I came to chicago to find a better dr, one better than the doc's from back home in Oklahoma
Fagyl is not working on me right now. Im freakin pissed
I heard ya need to do a metrogel & flaygl?

then I heard of a drug called Tindamax [oral] tinidazole it is said to cure the problem in one dose
I see my doc on tuesday.
http://www.vaginosis.com/#9



I used Tindamax several years ago and it didn't do anything. It helped even less than the Flagyl. A couple of other girls tried it back then and I don't think it worked for anyone.
sassy
QUOTE(sooo sad @ Aug 26 2008, 07:19 PM) *
thanks hon.....how do i get her email? i really want to ask her. thanks again for your help.

sooo sad



If you go to the "Our Bodies, Our Hells" section so that you can see all the threads, it tells you who started each thread. The person who started this thread is called shenique or something like that. Just click on her name and message her through bust and it sends it to her e-mail, unless she has changed it.
catwalk
So right now I'm on flagystatin, which is nystatin & metronidazole in cream form. Has anyone tried this and/or had success with it????

It's messy & I'm pissed off cuz I asked my doctor if there was a vaginal ovule form and he said "no.".... so I come to work today (I work at a pharmacy distributor) and find that there is ovules. mad.gif

I get to call next week for my latest test results (I don't have gonorrhea? no DUH! I told you that 5475 times!) and will be asking for the ovules instead of this cream crap.

I'm doing well so far, no itching/burning/smell but I'm not sure about the discharge since I'm finishing off my period, plus the flagystatin looks awful so who knows!

My bf is getting a bit annoyed (it's been over a month with no sex sad.gif ) and I'd really like to celebrate my normal vagina by jumping him & not worrying about it afterwards. I still have to try the VIT C thing & boric acid as I've said, so that will be next if the doctors give up before they even really start again.

Good luck to all (and me!) cool.gif
sooo sad
ladies
can anyone help or guide me with making my own boric acid capsules? i bought some boric acid at the pharmacy but when i got home i realized that it was boric acid "powder".....is that the same thing? do i fill a 00 capsule all the way? thanks in advance

sooo sad
sooo sad
QUOTE(sassy @ Aug 27 2008, 09:12 AM) *
If you go to the "Our Bodies, Our Hells" section so that you can see all the threads, it tells you who started each thread. The person who started this thread is called shenique or something like that. Just click on her name and message her through bust and it sends it to her e-mail, unless she has changed it.

thanks hon...........
sassy
Sooo Sad: The boric acid is the only thing that has ever worked for me. I use it for maintenance. The powder is the correct form. To fill the capsule up, I pour some powder on a paper towel and sort of scoop it up into the capsule. I usually fill them about 3/4 full. Then I put the lid on the capsule and wipe off any excess powder on the outside of it. I make a bunch at a time and store them in a little plastic container in my bathroom.
sooo sad
QUOTE(sassy @ Aug 27 2008, 02:00 PM) *
Sooo Sad: The boric acid is the only thing that has ever worked for me. I use it for maintenance. The powder is the correct form. To fill the capsule up, I pour some powder on a paper towel and sort of scoop it up into the capsule. I usually fill them about 3/4 full. Then I put the lid on the capsule and wipe off any excess powder on the outside of it. I make a bunch at a time and store them in a little plastic container in my bathroom.


thanks so much for all your help. a few more questions, if you don't mind. wink.gif how many times a week are you doing it and how long have you been doing it? do you know of any bad side effects of using it for a long period of time? are you also taking fem d too? bv free yet? sorry to be sooo nosy but i don't know how to deal with this thing and i need some ideas. seems like quietmadness got rid of her bv with this and in combination with tto. i might do that.

i really appreciate you sassy hon!!!!!!!!!

sooo sad
Sweaty in Social Studies
Where exactly can I buy Boric Acid? I heard it can be found at a drugstore. A drugstore like Walgreens or CVS maybe?
catwalk
QUOTE(Sweaty in Social Studies @ Aug 27 2008, 10:28 PM) *
Where exactly can I buy Boric Acid? I heard it can be found at a drugstore. A drugstore like Walgreens or CVS maybe?

Yes, they should have them! They might be behind the counter though so you will have to ask the pharmacist. You should be able to get (or order if they don't have them) the empty 0 or 00 capsules there too. The Boric Acid will be in a container anywhere from 50-500g. The smallest one should be fine to fill a LOT of caps!
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