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anitsirhc
QUOTE(Sweaty in Social Studies @ Apr 9 2009, 03:44 PM) *
Did you notice any changes when you took the echinacea with the goldenseal? I remember, prior to my infection clearing up, I took a capsuled goldenseal supplement every morning before breakfast, and I could've sworn the odor and discharge was dissipating. I'm not sure if it was my mind playing tricks on me. I was also taking it with a probiotic at the time, but it was a regular acidophilus supplement, so I don't think that could've made that much of a difference. After it ran out, I didn't buy more. By then, I was already taking a prescribed medication that later cleared up my infection.


no echinacea and goldenseal never did anything for me. and i've taken it a lot. mostly for colds.

i didn't do the calendula suppository last night because what i have is called a tincture. which is herbs soaked in alcohol and then the liquid is put in a container. so i got worried that alcohol is bad for going in there... what do you think? my smell isn't really bad anymore at all. it's just discharge now and i hate that feeling i want to be dry sad.gif
horror_movie
QUOTE(anitsirhc @ Apr 9 2009, 06:20 PM) *
no echinacea and goldenseal never did anything for me. and i've taken it a lot. mostly for colds.

i didn't do the calendula suppository last night because what i have is called a tincture. which is herbs soaked in alcohol and then the liquid is put in a container. so i got worried that alcohol is bad for going in there... what do you think? my smell isn't really bad anymore at all. it's just discharge now and i hate that feeling i want to be dry sad.gif



My advice personally stick to doing what you doing!! Just don't over do it as you say the smell is light and that a good thing but you don't want to use something else that can probably trigger a bad smell. If the smell is not bothering you no more than wait it out see if your vagina will self treat itself so the discharge will stop then trying to get something else to stick up there to be dry. I use to think Lori was CRAZY AND MEAN when she said she been doing anything to keep the bv away but
- normal hygiene stuff
- try to exercise and eat healthy (the operative word is "try")
- stick something in it or on it once a month when it bleeds
She's freaking RIGHT!!! It took me awhile to realize it. I already spend $400 worth of products that never work for me.
WE CAN'T FORGET WERE TRYING TO GET OUR VAGINA BACK TO NORMAL AND WHEN I MEAN BACK TO NORMAL HAVE SEX WITH YOUR HUBBY/BOYFRIEND,TAKE BUBBLE BATH, GO OUT IN PUBLIC AND WEAR OUR SEXY CLOTHES WITHOUT HAVING TO DO NOTHING BEFORE OR AFTERWARD.
REMEMBER WE CAN'T BE STICKING A MILLION AND ONE THING IN OUR VAGINA IT COULD BE THE REASON WHY IT IS STILL THERE BCUZ WERE NOT GIVING OUR VAGINA A CHANCE TO COME BACK TO NORMAL. IF YOU FOUND A PRODUCT THAT WORK FOR YOU TO STOP THE SMELL THAT'S GREAT BUT JUST DON'T OVER DO IT !!!!!!

Mcf10 was a great help also on this board she introduce us to a good product which is the ONLY thing i use the boric acid which knock out my smell. Now that the smell calm down it now my turn to do what i can to stay healthy by exercising and eating more healthy (i always fail on that one but I'm going do my best) less sex (damn that hurt but i gotta do what right for me) LESS STRESS. I keep everyone updated on my journey of getting rid of bv.

SORRY PLZ DON'T THINK I'M CRAZY OR A BIG MEANY IT'S TRUE!!!
Sweaty in Social Studies
QUOTE(anitsirhc @ Apr 9 2009, 06:20 PM) *
no echinacea and goldenseal never did anything for me. and i've taken it a lot. mostly for colds.

i didn't do the calendula suppository last night because what i have is called a tincture. which is herbs soaked in alcohol and then the liquid is put in a container. so i got worried that alcohol is bad for going in there... what do you think? my smell isn't really bad anymore at all. it's just discharge now and i hate that feeling i want to be dry sad.gif

Yeah, you shouldn't use it if it's a tincture solution. The alcohol could really hurt you if you douche with it, or put it into a suppository. The vaginal walls are very delicate, so putting something as drying as alcohol onto it would literally hurt.

anitsirhc
QUOTE(Sweaty in Social Studies @ Apr 10 2009, 03:50 PM) *
Yeah, you shouldn't use it if it's a tincture solution. The alcohol could really hurt you if you douche with it, or put it into a suppository. The vaginal walls are very delicate, so putting something as drying as alcohol onto it would literally hurt.


yeah i didn't do it. i've just been taking the kreosotum, washing with the calendula, taking primadophilus reuteri and folic acid. i really think this is working. each day it's a little better. i'm going to keep up with this and see what happens. i douched with peroxide once a few days ago because i got depressed and desperate again... i just wanted to not have to worry when i was with my boyfriend. it's still a lot less than i was last month though because i was douching with peroxide every night. i've only done that once since my last period ended (only a week ago... but still better)

anyway... i'll keep updating on my progress. thanks for your suggestions smile.gif
Sweaty in Social Studies
QUOTE(anitsirhc @ Apr 10 2009, 06:38 PM) *
yeah i didn't do it. i've just been taking the kreosotum, washing with the calendula, taking primadophilus reuteri and folic acid. i really think this is working. each day it's a little better. i'm going to keep up with this and see what happens. i douched with peroxide once a few days ago because i got depressed and desperate again... i just wanted to not have to worry when i was with my boyfriend. it's still a lot less than i was last month though because i was douching with peroxide every night. i've only done that once since my last period ended (only a week ago... but still better)

anyway... i'll keep updating on my progress. thanks for your suggestions smile.gif

Your welcome biggrin.gif.
Fun_Phun_Funn
Hi, Brand Newbie, just learning how to use this and all.

Anyway, CURRENT INFECTION. Just finished Flagyl. YUUUUCCCK.

Real quick about me, problems dating back to pubert, just turned 37. Constant musky, super vaginal smell, like vag perfume going on. The last 10 years especially have been hell on earth. Its to the point I'm avoiding jobs, and have been sexually harassed on jobs.

My current situation is that I'm homeless, have been staying in a temporary facility full of men and degenrates. I am using a computer at the library now. I thought I heard the clerks talking about "that smell".

I have been lurking for a while, and I tried the peroxide douches. I must have done something wrong cause the super-vaginal smell turned to hot tuna and garbage. I HAD to take flagyl but I stunk to high hell, and still detect some fishy, although I just finished my last dose last night.

Now for those who are doing the peroxide with the oral syringe, is this the right way? I used a douche bag that I had, a travel sized one you buy at the drug store and holds up to 16 oz of fluid. First I did half peroxide, half water. When I smelled more fishy, I did 2/3 peroxide, 1/3 water. It didn't work, it made things worse!

Now at this point, I bout rephresh brand probiotics. They have the same strains as FemD, but don't really need refrigeration. I had to go that route, cause I don't have my own refrigerator right now. (for those wondering, I've been doing temporary jobs for money).

Anyway, I can't begin to explain how my vagina has ruined my life, my reputation, self esteem, etc. Especially now. Life would have went well for me in this facility if my vagina wasn't so offensive or noticeable. And now I'm going to another facility for a while, and I want and NEED to fight to get healthy down there. I do have vitamin c, folic acid, Culturelles, and now the rephresh probiotics. I can't afford the feminine washes that I know would agree with me and dove doesn't work to kill bacteria on the skin for me (for labia freshness).

So HEEELLLLLLLP. Please respond with suggestions, but most of all support. I can't have conversations like this with the average person because the average person thinks vaginas are disgusting, dirty, and hilarious (and what a shame....). But I'm tired of living under a cloud of shame. My professional life, financial recovery, and personal recovery depend on getting things tamed and straight down there.

Please help.
Sweaty in Social Studies
QUOTE(Fun_Phun_Funn @ Apr 18 2009, 10:41 AM) *
Hi, Brand Newbie, just learning how to use this and all.

Anyway, CURRENT INFECTION. Just finished Flagyl. YUUUUCCCK.

Real quick about me, problems dating back to pubert, just turned 37. Constant musky, super vaginal smell, like vag perfume going on. The last 10 years especially have been hell on earth. Its to the point I'm avoiding jobs, and have been sexually harassed on jobs.

My current situation is that I'm homeless, have been staying in a temporary facility full of men and degenrates. I am using a computer at the library now. I thought I heard the clerks talking about "that smell".

I have been lurking for a while, and I tried the peroxide douches. I must have done something wrong cause the super-vaginal smell turned to hot tuna and garbage. I HAD to take flagyl but I stunk to high hell, and still detect some fishy, although I just finished my last dose last night.

Now for those who are doing the peroxide with the oral syringe, is this the right way? I used a douche bag that I had, a travel sized one you buy at the drug store and holds up to 16 oz of fluid. First I did half peroxide, half water. When I smelled more fishy, I did 2/3 peroxide, 1/3 water. It didn't work, it made things worse!

Now at this point, I bout rephresh brand probiotics. They have the same strains as FemD, but don't really need refrigeration. I had to go that route, cause I don't have my own refrigerator right now. (for those wondering, I've been doing temporary jobs for money).

Anyway, I can't begin to explain how my vagina has ruined my life, my reputation, self esteem, etc. Especially now. Life would have went well for me in this facility if my vagina wasn't so offensive or noticeable. And now I'm going to another facility for a while, and I want and NEED to fight to get healthy down there. I do have vitamin c, folic acid, Culturelles, and now the rephresh probiotics. I can't afford the feminine washes that I know would agree with me and dove doesn't work to kill bacteria on the skin for me (for labia freshness).

So HEEELLLLLLLP. Please respond with suggestions, but most of all support. I can't have conversations like this with the average person because the average person thinks vaginas are disgusting, dirty, and hilarious (and what a shame....). But I'm tired of living under a cloud of shame. My professional life, financial recovery, and personal recovery depend on getting things tamed and straight down there.

Please help.


Hello "Fun,"

I'm sorry to hear about your situation. You can count on me for support, because I'm definitely here to help you in the best way that I can. "Fun," it's really important to realize that you shouldn't let this infection control you to the point where your not happy with yourself, and your life. If you continue this way, it can further damage your self esteem, and self confidence, to the point where you could possibly develop a mild form of depression, which can be dangerous.

You mentioned that you douched to treat your infection. This was a bad idea. In your case, it instantly made your symptoms worse, and this might have thrown off your vaginal flora. I think I've said this before, but douching is one of the worst things you can do to attempt to treat an active vaginal infection of any sort. More often than not, douching will cover up your symptoms, which is why when you douche, you think the infection has cleared up, but in reality, it never did in the first place. I'm not sure if you knew already, but hydrogen peroxide is used for cleaning cuts and scrapes. Not only that, but according to the National Institute of Health, it is also a poison. A solution as corrosive as hydrogen peroxide shouldn't be going into the vaginal in the first place. Click here to read more information on this. I'm assuming you don't have much money, so you should be very careful about what your using to treat yourself, because it may be a waste of time and money. And using the wrong thing could escalate your infection to something so much more, which could require medical insurance, and lots of money to treat.

It's great that your taking the Rephresh probiotic. Your taking a step in the right direction. Rephresh will most definitely help you if you continue taking it on a daily basis. Culterelle is more or less a preventative, it's probably not going to do much for you. There isn't any clinical research that approves it for maintaining vaginal health. Folic acid is rumored by many women to treat bacterial vaginosis when it's taken with a lactobacillius acidophilus supplement. I've done my research, such as reading books, surfing through medical articles online, and asking medical professionals. Low and behold, there is nothing that states folic acid does anything for the vulvovaginal tract. This is probably due to the lack of research on folic acid, but I know for sure that an over the counter lactobacillius acidophilus supplement's live and active cultures don't normally colonize the vulvovaginal tract. Vitamin C is great for the immune system, but it's water soluble, so taking any excess of Vitamin C will be flushed out into your urinary tract. Your body will absorb what it needs, and flush out the rest, the same way you drink a cup of water and your body flushes out what it doesn't need. Then there is this whole debate about whether supplements are getting absorbed properly and other jazz, that's a whole other story. Any respectable nutritionist will tell you there is no need to take a vitamin supplement if your getting proper nutrition. It's better to get nutrients from whole foods because it will be absorbed properly.

I personally believe it isn't necessary to use feminine washes and wipes. They just leave an invisible residue near that vulva which can further irritate it. Some products can further aggravate an infection because it reacts to the pH of the vagina. You don't need to use any soap to clean, or "wash" the vulva. Just plain old water and a little rubbing will get the job done. This technique is so safe, it can be done as often as necessary. Water is pure and pH balanced, so it will not react to the high vaginal pH. There are some products that I could personally recommend that you try, but, your better off just not using any for the reasons that I stated. It's cheaper, and better for you. As the saying goes, "less is more," is absolutely right when it comes to the vagina. It's self cleaning and self sustaining, which is why you get regular vaginal secretions (discharge.) The vagina is actually cleaner than the mouth. Don't be fooled when you experience a vaginal odor and assume it's because your dirty, it's just because of an imbalance of bacteria.

Since your using your local libraries computer, I will recommend you some beneficial reading materials. These are great reads. Although they may not be available, you can still check. I recommend that you read:
  • The V Book by Elizabeth Gunther Stewart
  • Probiotics Revolution: The Definitive Guide to Safe, Natural Health Solutions Using Probiotic and Prebiotic Foods and Supplements by Gary B. Huffnagle and Sarah Wernick
  • (Textbook) Women's Gynecologic Health by Kerri D. Schuiling and Frances E. Likis

You should attempt to read any books pertaining to gynecology and vaginal health.

This is personal advice coming from me, to you.

From,
Sweaty in Social Studies
konphusion26
did anyone else notice This ad at the top of the site?? If this stuff is legit, it could offer hope to some of us who suffer both bv/yeast recurrently. HMMMM..... any thoughts?
Sweaty in Social Studies
QUOTE(konphusion26 @ Apr 20 2009, 06:24 PM) *
did anyone else notice This ad at the top of the site?? If this stuff is legit, it could offer hope to some of us who suffer both bv/yeast recurrently. HMMMM..... any thoughts?

To me, it looks like one of those scams that probably won't work. You still have your bacterial-v infection?
konphusion26
QUOTE(Sweaty in Social Studies @ Apr 21 2009, 06:02 AM) *
To me, it looks like one of those scams that probably won't work. You still have your bacterial-v infection?


At the moment no, but I've dealt with this and yeast for so long I'm paranoid. LOL Especially now since i'm on antibiotics. It's a vicious cycle for me. I just thought that was interesting and wanted to get other's thoughts on it. Especially since we've tried EVERYTHING else under the sun.
Sweaty in Social Studies
QUOTE(konphusion26 @ Apr 21 2009, 11:03 PM) *
At the moment no, but I've dealt with this and yeast for so long I'm paranoid. LOL Especially now since i'm on antibiotics. It's a vicious cycle for me. I just thought that was interesting and wanted to get other's thoughts on it. Especially since we've tried EVERYTHING else under the sun.

The best thing you can do when your dealing with a reoccurring infection is to prevent it from happening in the first place. Do you have an idea of what could be triggering your infections? I'm assuming you've been on antibiotics off and on for a long time, and this could have possibly depleted your T-cells, which help your body fight infection. I'd suggest you see an Immunologist just to be sure there isn't anything wrong with your immune function, or have you tried this already? tongue.gif I don't really have much of an idea of what you have tried.

horror_movie
QUOTE(konphusion26 @ Apr 20 2009, 06:24 PM) *
did anyone else notice This ad at the top of the site?? If this stuff is legit, it could offer hope to some of us who suffer both bv/yeast recurrently. HMMMM..... any thoughts?


It looks ok but hey you can't judge a book by its cover and on the page it does say money back if you get no relief.
The problem is we been so deceive by other products that discourage us. Im not telling anyone to buy the product. I totally understand money do not grow on trees. I wonder do any celebrities went through this probably not their money is the key to cure.
horror_movie
QUOTE(konphusion26 @ Apr 20 2009, 06:24 PM) *
did anyone else notice This ad at the top of the site?? If this stuff is legit, it could offer hope to some of us who suffer both bv/yeast recurrently. HMMMM..... any thoughts?


It looks ok but hey you can't judge a book by its cover and on the page it does say money back if you get no relief.
The problem is we been so deceive by other products that discourage us. Im not telling anyone to buy the product. I totally understand money do not grow on trees. I wonder do any celebrities went through this probably not their money is the key to cure.
nicolemr
QUOTE(horror_movie @ Mar 20 2009, 12:15 AM) *
I'm so sorry to hear what happen to your grandma. I hope your family sue the hospital an that doctor.
It's upsetting how doctor don't take the time to listen to their patients instead of thinking they don't know their bodies. I've been telling my doctor severely times about my hot flashes and they brush it off like I'm lyingand do another blood test. when i talk about my bv they give higher dose of flagyl which never work for me. I'm going to a different obgyn this appointment and i'm going get a full body examination hemorrhoids, bv, hotflashes,and the bleeding. GOOD LUCK TO ME!!!!

HorrorMovie!
I went through a period of weird irregular bleeding. My periods would last a month. I had one gyno test me for cancer and did all the tests!!! They came back negative and he wanted to do a DNC and I said no!!! I went to another doctor who tested me for bv and he said that bv can cause bleeding. I was treated for the bv and put on the nuvaring for about 6 months and after that I stopped the nuvaring bc it made me a little crazy. But I think it reset my system bc for the first time I have only 7 day periods that come about the same time every month.I hope this helps some. I hope you find a dr that listens. I understand how frustrating that can be.
yme
QUOTE(Fun_Phun_Funn @ Apr 18 2009, 10:41 AM) *
Hi, Brand Newbie, just learning how to use this and all.

Anyway, CURRENT INFECTION. Just finished Flagyl. YUUUUCCCK.

Real quick about me, problems dating back to pubert, just turned 37. Constant musky, super vaginal smell, like vag perfume going on. The last 10 years especially have been hell on earth. Its to the point I'm avoiding jobs, and have been sexually harassed on jobs.

My current situation is that I'm homeless, have been staying in a temporary facility full of men and degenrates. I am using a computer at the library now. I thought I heard the clerks talking about "that smell".

I have been lurking for a while, and I tried the peroxide douches. I must have done something wrong cause the super-vaginal smell turned to hot tuna and garbage. I HAD to take flagyl but I stunk to high hell, and still detect some fishy, although I just finished my last dose last night.

Now for those who are doing the peroxide with the oral syringe, is this the right way? I used a douche bag that I had, a travel sized one you buy at the drug store and holds up to 16 oz of fluid. First I did half peroxide, half water. When I smelled more fishy, I did 2/3 peroxide, 1/3 water. It didn't work, it made things worse!

Now at this point, I bout rephresh brand probiotics. They have the same strains as FemD, but don't really need refrigeration. I had to go that route, cause I don't have my own refrigerator right now. (for those wondering, I've been doing temporary jobs for money).

Anyway, I can't begin to explain how my vagina has ruined my life, my reputation, self esteem, etc. Especially now. Life would have went well for me in this facility if my vagina wasn't so offensive or noticeable. And now I'm going to another facility for a while, and I want and NEED to fight to get healthy down there. I do have vitamin c, folic acid, Culturelles, and now the rephresh probiotics. I can't afford the feminine washes that I know would agree with me and dove doesn't work to kill bacteria on the skin for me (for labia freshness).

So HEEELLLLLLLP. Please respond with suggestions, but most of all support. I can't have conversations like this with the average person because the average person thinks vaginas are disgusting, dirty, and hilarious (and what a shame....). But I'm tired of living under a cloud of shame. My professional life, financial recovery, and personal recovery depend on getting things tamed and straight down there.

Please help.


I am so sorry to hear you are having some trials in your life. You sound a lot like me. I have let BV ruin my life in many ways and I can't stand it anymore. Please dont give up. My advice is to avoid stress as much as you can. You have to be your own mental therapy right now, so comfort yourself. I am trying my best to live with BV until I can get rid of it. I walk around saying to myself "If they smell me, too bad" Its not like I want them to be turned off by my smell, its not like I dont take baths, or I haven't been to several doctors to fix the problem. See people dont know your story so quite naturally they want understand so let them think what they want, you cant control them anyway but you can control the way you feel. I pray that you make it ok and bless you and everyone else.
horror_movie
QUOTE(nicolemr @ May 6 2009, 10:13 AM) *
HorrorMovie!
I went through a period of weird irregular bleeding. My periods would last a month. I had one gyno test me for cancer and did all the tests!!! They came back negative and he wanted to do a DNC and I said no!!! I went to another doctor who tested me for bv and he said that bv can cause bleeding. I was treated for the bv and put on the nuvaring for about 6 months and after that I stopped the nuvaring bc it made me a little crazy. But I think it reset my system bc for the first time I have only 7 day periods that come about the same time every month.I hope this helps some. I hope you find a dr that listens. I understand how frustrating that can be.



The bleeding stop it went back to 7 days. When I do get my period I smell fresh(bad way) it so much stronger.
When I don't have my period the smell is back to musty. All I can do is pray and hope that I will be normal again.
horror_movie
It is May 20 and the last post was 13. It seem like nobody don't want to talk about their bv anymore.
netochka
QUOTE(anitsirhc @ Apr 8 2009, 05:26 PM) *
well my bv was recurring before i ever douched with anything and i got desperate. maybe i will try suppositories. i have gelatin capsules so i can make them myself. i'll try one tonight.


Can you get those in gelatin capsules? Sounds like a very specialized product.


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anitsirhc
QUOTE(netochka @ May 20 2009, 10:23 PM) *
Can you get those in gelatin capsules? Sounds like a very specialized product.
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no you can't get it in gelatin capsules. i have empty gelatin capsules that i can make my own suppositories out of. i didn't do it though because i realized that a tincture is made from alcohol which would probably not be good for in there. i only use the calendula on the outside.

i have read that betadine iodine is good for recurring bv. i haven't tried it because i'm really hesitant just cause it sounds scary. has anyone tried this or know anything about it? i already bought it and it's been sitting in my room for over a month cause i'm too afraid to try it. my bv is back pretty bad right now and i hate it sad.gif
anitsirhc
hi. i was doing research online for bv and i found this post on a different forum:

"
betadine not a fix
I used the betadine solution douche. While it does help with the symptoms it is not a cure, and after a while it begins to cause discomfort. Iodine is not healthy for longterm use on healthy skin.

I tried to post the address of my personal website, but it was removed because it violates the rules here. Understandable, but I'm disappointed that I can't just put all the information I've gathered in one place.

I have CURED my BV with a few simple measures. Primadophilus Reuteri orally three times a day and BioFem's Active Gel (available from the UK) once a day vaginally. You will never cure BV or yeast until you establish a healthy colony of good bacteria."

i am already taking primadophilus reuteri and it's always worked well for me, but i only take it once a day. i read about the biofem active gel and it sounds like it makes sense but i wanted to ask if anyone here has tried it? or heard of it? i think i might try it. here is the website where i read about it: bio-fem

i was going to try the iodine douche or suppository soon because nothing is working for me right now, primadophilus is helping but only a little. i'll write back soon if i try this with results.
Lolasaurus
Found this today on a blog... BV possibly linked to vitamin D deficiency

Thoughts?

It has convinced me that I made my BV worse, all those days I spent indoors, glued to the computer, reading this whooooole thread rolleyes.gif
konphusion26
I think I jinxed myself. Things were going well till a few weeks ago. The bleeding started again (been going on 3 wks this time), now as its slowing down - there's that familiar odor that I hate oh so much. I really don't know what to do, my doctors are full of crap. I just needed to vent. I fell asleep crying last night trying to do research on this stuff all over again. WHYYYYYY!
Sweaty in Social Studies
QUOTE(Lolasaurus @ May 27 2009, 08:20 PM) *
Found this today on a blog... BV possibly linked to vitamin D deficiency

Thoughts?

It has convinced me that I made my BV worse, all those days I spent indoors, glued to the computer, reading this whooooole thread rolleyes.gif


I find it to be a coincidence that you brought up that article. My brother was actually diagnosed with Crohn's Disease a few years ago, and from there they gave him an endoscopy, and a colonscopy to see how badly inflamed his intestines were. After doing test after test, they discovered his intestines were badly inflamed. The doctors also tested his feces to see if he was vitamin deficient because he was losing so much weight, and he was in fact vitamin D deficient. What's an even bigger coincidence is he rarely left the basement. He was very into online gaming.
anitsirhc
hi ladies. i wrote last week that i ordered bio-fem from the uk. i found out about it from this site: chronic bv

i just got it in the mail and i'm going to start using it today. let you know how it goes. i'm really excited about this. i plan on using it for a month as one of the girls on the guetbook for that website said her doctor prescribed her to do. i'm also using primadophilus reuteri.

hopefully this works!!!
jewelscando
Hi everyone!!! It's been along time!!! Is Sassy still around?? How about Lori??

Well, just wanted to stop in to say hello... I see there's alot of newbies here, and not any names I recognize.. I'm still suffering from B.V. TTO suppositories work, but not a cure. I'm getting ready to head back to the doctor, to see what they say.. this time.. sighs.... Lori, if you are lurking.. what exactly is it that recommend again?

Hope all is well!!! Miss you all!!!
sassy
QUOTE(jewelscando @ Jun 2 2009, 04:38 AM) *
Hi everyone!!! It's been along time!!! Is Sassy still around?? How about Lori??

Well, just wanted to stop in to say hello... I see there's alot of newbies here, and not any names I recognize.. I'm still suffering from B.V. TTO suppositories work, but not a cure. I'm getting ready to head back to the doctor, to see what they say.. this time.. sighs.... Lori, if you are lurking.. what exactly is it that recommend again?

Hope all is well!!! Miss you all!!!



Hey Jewels...I'm still around. I'm still using boric acid every few months, going to my doctor for monitoring while on it, and eating a healthy diet. I also quit the pill after being on it for six years. I'm not cured, but I am doing a lot better than I was so that is something. I try not to let this BV stress me out anymore. Sorry to hear that yours came back sad.gif
jewelscando
QUOTE(sassy @ Jun 2 2009, 09:13 AM) *
Hey Jewels...I'm still around. I'm still using boric acid every few months, going to my doctor for monitoring while on it, and eating a healthy diet. I also quit the pill after being on it for six years. I'm not cured, but I am doing a lot better than I was so that is something. I try not to let this BV stress me out anymore. Sorry to hear that yours came back sad.gif


Hi Sassy!! Great to see ya!!! Yeah, mine comes in and out. I'm free of it, then it comes back, mostly after sex. I wish I could use the boric.. I have two bottles of it.. but, the alergic reaction wasn't worth it. In fact, I have never really been able to get rid of the reaction I had to it. Still getting soars on my arms and forehead, and I haven't used boric for well over a year...

I try not to let it stress me out too, that's why I rarely come on here. I feel like the more I think about B.V., the worse it gets! lol.. so, staying away from this blog, keeps my mind off of it! lol

Anyways, great to see you! Glad you have yours some what under control. Is Lori still around? Or has she left.
sassy
QUOTE(jewelscando @ Jun 2 2009, 04:33 PM) *
Hi Sassy!! Great to see ya!!! Yeah, mine comes in and out. I'm free of it, then it comes back, mostly after sex. I wish I could use the boric.. I have two bottles of it.. but, the alergic reaction wasn't worth it. In fact, I have never really been able to get rid of the reaction I had to it. Still getting soars on my arms and forehead, and I haven't used boric for well over a year...

I try not to let it stress me out too, that's why I rarely come on here. I feel like the more I think about B.V., the worse it gets! lol.. so, staying away from this blog, keeps my mind off of it! lol

Anyways, great to see you! Glad you have yours some what under control. Is Lori still around? Or has she left.


I don't know about Lori. I really don't read this thread much anymore. I comment in other threads but there was too much drama here.
yme
Seems to me like the thrill is gone as for this forum. No one post anymore. I think a lot of us women have just gotten frustrated and exhausted with our doctors, remedies, and prescriptions. I use to visit this site often I tried everything under the sun to cure my bacterial vaginosis including more than 20 doctors over the past several, several years. Not once has my bacterial vaginosis let up in years. I suffer daily with discharge and an awful smell.

The reason why no one ever post anymore is because there is nothing else left to say but why have our doctors failed us, why is there no known cure to clear this up completely. Why all the useless antibiotics, disappointing doctor visits and money we waste away on the regular trying to get a healthy vagina. Ladies whats next what do we do from here, lets not give up lets stand up and be heard. What can we do??
Sweaty in Social Studies
QUOTE(yme @ Jun 4 2009, 01:10 AM) *
Seems to me like the thrill is gone as for this forum. No one post anymore. I think a lot of us women have just gotten frustrated and exhausted with our doctors, remedies, and prescriptions. I use to visit this site often I tried everything under the sun to cure my bacterial vaginosis including more than 20 doctors over the past several, several years. Not once has my bacterial vaginosis let up in years. I suffer daily with discharge and an awful smell.

The reason why no one ever post anymore is because there is nothing else left to say but why have our doctors failed us, why is there no known cure to clear this up completely. Why all the useless antibiotics, disappointing doctor visits and money we waste away on the regular trying to get a healthy vagina. Ladies whats next what do we do from here, lets not give up lets stand up and be heard. What can we do??


It's important to understand that doctors can only prescribe you what is available for your condition. There are many drugs that the FDA hasn't approved because there isn't enough money for it to be tested and researched. Money is a big factor in the production of drugs. Researchers do know for a fact that there are newer strains of bacterial vaginosis that are antibiotic resistant, lactic acid resistant, and hydrogen peroxide resistant (go here for more information.) They are finding newer ways to treat these strains of bacteria. In a sense, even if you tried the most highly regarded remedy that is guaranteed to work, it won't because of the strain of bacteria that you could potentially be dealing with. The best thing you can do about dealing with your bacterial infection is to consider looking into participating in medical research. That is your only portal to testing a drug that can literally cure you. Just something to consider ...

Kudos to you for being hopeful.
artsylove
Hello,
Ive been an observer on this formum for a long time. I have been suffering with BV for 5+ years and have tried every medication, herbal remedy, and diet change under the sun with no results. At extreme despiration I have tried a something new that has offered some hope of healing. Brace yourself......Im am doing URINE THERPY. Yep. I drink a small glass of my own urine in the morning and douch with the rest of it. I have def seen improvement in my BV. I may douch with it twice a day sometimes. Its free (Not like peroxide) and it doesnt burn. Ive been doing it for about a week. Drinking my urine is really hard for me, and I really dont think im drinking as much as I should. Urine fast are recommended but I have to work my way up to that. I know it sounds gross but this BV has given me no choice...It will be hard if not impossible to do the first time you try, but u just have to think about how the BV is destroying your life and youll get over it. Urine is supposedly very nutritional and healing for the body. If anyone has the guts to try it plese let me know if your also getting results. Hope this helps someone. Here are some links on Urine Therpy:

http://www.universal-tao.com/article/urine_therapy.html
http://educate-yourself.org/fc/
http://www.shirleys-wellness-cafe.com/urine.htm
http://www.lifepositive.com/Body/tradition...ine-therapy.asp
http://www.leaflady.org/urine_therapy.htm
http://www.anael.org/english/urine/index.htm
anitsirhc
i've been using the bio-fem active gel for a week now and it is definitely working. there is no more smell. i just finished my period so i can't tell if i have any discharge yet. i'm also taking primadophilus reuteri. i read that someone cured their chronic bv by using this remedy.

i'm using the bio-fem for a month. first 2 weeks 3 times a day. 3rd week 2 times a day and 4th week once a day. i think i will continue to use it 3 times a week after that because i'm doubtful that the bv will stay away if i stop completely. bio-fem is good for you though and not bad if you keep using it so if i have to keep using it i will.

i'm taking primadophilus reuteri 2-3 times a day (i'm trying for 3 but i keep forgetting to take it.) once i feel like i'm positive that this is completely gone i will only take it once a day.

i feel so relieved that i finally found something that's not harmful and is working!! i'm too tired to look up links right now so if anyone wants information ask me. hope this can help!! smile.gif
horror_movie
QUOTE(anitsirhc @ Jun 9 2009, 12:36 AM) *
i've been using the bio-fem active gel for a week now and it is definitely working. there is no more smell. i just finished my period so i can't tell if i have any discharge yet. i'm also taking primadophilus reuteri. i read that someone cured their chronic bv by using this remedy.

i'm using the bio-fem for a month. first 2 weeks 3 times a day. 3rd week 2 times a day and 4th week once a day. i think i will continue to use it 3 times a week after that because i'm doubtful that the bv will stay away if i stop completely. bio-fem is good for you though and not bad if you keep using it so if i have to keep using it i will.

i'm taking primadophilus reuteri 2-3 times a day (i'm trying for 3 but i keep forgetting to take it.) once i feel like i'm positive that this is completely gone i will only take it once a day.

i feel so relieved that i finally found something that's not harmful and is working!! i'm too tired to look up links right now so if anyone wants information ask me. hope this can help!! smile.gif

I'm also using bio fem because of you and I'm getting very good results I feel like my old self
Again nobody not rubbing their noses when I stand to them nothing. I feel good for first time but
I don't want to get to happy before it stop working on me. Last night I had unprotected sex with my
Husband.Now after sex is always worst for me so I try the bio fem no smell at all. I never had a product
So amazing. Thanks a lot for your info you really help me!!
horror_movie
QUOTE(artsylove @ Jun 7 2009, 01:06 AM) *
Hello,
Ive been an observer on this formum for a long time. I have been suffering with BV for 5+ years and have tried every medication, herbal remedy, and diet change under the sun with no results. At extreme despiration I have tried a something new that has offered some hope of healing. Brace yourself......Im am doing URINE THERPY. Yep. I drink a small glass of my own urine in the morning and douch with the rest of it. I have def seen improvement in my BV. I may douch with it twice a day sometimes. Its free (Not like peroxide) and it doesnt burn. Ive been doing it for about a week. Drinking my urine is really hard for me, and I really dont think im drinking as much as I should. Urine fast are recommended but I have to work my way up to that. I know it sounds gross but this BV has given me no choice...It will be hard if not impossible to do the first time you try, but u just have to think about how the BV is destroying your life and youll get over it. Urine is supposedly very nutritional and healing for the body. If anyone has the guts to try it plese let me know if your also getting results. Hope this helps someone. Here are some links on Urine Therpy:

http://www.universal-tao.com/article/urine_therapy.html
http://educate-yourself.org/fc/
http://www.shirleys-wellness-cafe.com/urine.htm
http://www.lifepositive.com/Body/tradition...ine-therapy.asp
http://www.leaflady.org/urine_therapy.htm
http://www.anael.org/english/urine/index.htm


Don't be drinking your urine that just disgusting and you probably still have
The smell even doing that. Its so not worth it and shouldn't even recommend
To anyone else. Drinking urine is why people don't like coming on this board it getting
Over board that it so sickening.
artsylove
QUOTE(horror_movie @ Jun 14 2009, 06:07 PM) *
Don't be drinking your urine that just disgusting and you probably still have
The smell even doing that. Its so not worth it and shouldn't even recommend
To anyone else. Drinking urine is why people don't like coming on this board it getting
Over board that it so sickening.


Listen. Suffering can lead to desperate measures. Nothing is a sick as the nasty discharge of bv so u need to open your mind to things, Urine is safer than some of the things people are experimenting with on this board such as boric acid and peroxide which are toxic. Do a little research. I only drunk mine twice, because I hate doing it, but believe me if I continue to have this I will start intense urine therapy. I am douching with my urine once a day and it helps alot! better than peroxide and it doesnt burn, and I dont feel like its burning my tissues. Its also free and convienent. If I have to deal with bv my who life this is how I will manage it...and I dont smell at all with this treatment...I probably smell better than you....
Sweaty in Social Studies
QUOTE(artsylove @ Jun 7 2009, 01:06 AM) *
Hello,
Ive been an observer on this formum for a long time. I have been suffering with BV for 5+ years and have tried every medication, herbal remedy, and diet change under the sun with no results. At extreme despiration I have tried a something new that has offered some hope of healing. Brace yourself......Im am doing URINE THERPY. Yep. I drink a small glass of my own urine in the morning and douch with the rest of it. I have def seen improvement in my BV. I may douch with it twice a day sometimes. Its free (Not like peroxide) and it doesnt burn. Ive been doing it for about a week. Drinking my urine is really hard for me, and I really dont think im drinking as much as I should. Urine fast are recommended but I have to work my way up to that. I know it sounds gross but this BV has given me no choice...It will be hard if not impossible to do the first time you try, but u just have to think about how the BV is destroying your life and youll get over it. Urine is supposedly very nutritional and healing for the body. If anyone has the guts to try it plese let me know if your also getting results. Hope this helps someone. Here are some links on Urine Therpy:

http://www.universal-tao.com/article/urine_therapy.html
http://educate-yourself.org/fc/
http://www.shirleys-wellness-cafe.com/urine.htm
http://www.lifepositive.com/Body/tradition...ine-therapy.asp
http://www.leaflady.org/urine_therapy.htm
http://www.anael.org/english/urine/index.htm



I've never heard of urine therapy before. I'm assuming the only reason it could be working for you is because your douching. My only concern is, you probably still have an active infection, and douching can cause the infection to spread farther. Not only that, but your removing "good" bacteria when you douche, and you need that good bacteria for your vaginal flora to get back on track. My advice to you, is to find a remedy that doesn't involve douching. Since the intestinal flora, and the vaginal flora are interrelated, you should try remedies that more benefit the intestinal tract. Since bacteria resides in the intestines, and greatly impacts intestinal health, you should eat foods that are raw, fermented, and cultured, such as: kefir, sauerkraut, cottage cheese, raw vegetables (and fruits), raw garlic (which has clinically studied antibiotic properties), raw unpasteurized milk (not recommended for everyone), wheat, and a variety of other foods that are not processed. These foods introduce "good" bacteria, enzymes, and complex nutrients that inhibit the intestinal epithelium, fighting for space to colonize, making it harder for bad bacteria to thrive. I just don't want you to do a remedy that won't work and harms you in the process.

Good luck,
Sweaty in Social Studies

P.S. I know what it's like to be desperate for a cure, but it's important to find a cure that works.
auralpoison
I call complete & utter bullshit. There is no scientific evidence of a therapeutic use for urine (The jellyfish sting thing is an old wive's tale & could actually make things worse.). It's not "nutritional" (Water, urea, various compounds, salts, hormones, metabolites, corticosteroids, excess/unuseable vitamins.) at all. Drink your own pee if you think it helps you (Placebo effect, anyone?), but you're basically just reintroducing to your body the waste materials it already excreted once. You'll just re-excrete it since your body saw fit to not absorb it in the first place. Urine "therapy" is probably not going to hurt you, but it certainly isn't going to help either.

I'm also a bit wary/leery of taking medical advice from somebody that can't spell the words forum, therapy, desperation, or douche. Not to mention the whole, "I bet I smell better than you do" thing. Way to get taken seriously.

ETA: Exactly where are you buying your peroxide from? It should be no more than .99 a bottle. If you're ingesting bottled water instead of tap, the resulting pee can be pretty pricey in the long run.
artsylove
Listen. its working for me and thats all I have to say. Try to help people...I wont anymore....I guess people will keep trying different medicine's from the doctor that do nothing..fine with me..Scientific evidence is bullshit. It says we should be cured with flagyl....U dont have to take my advice...I was just trying to help...and for the "smell better than you" comment I was responding to someone who said I probably smelled. If I ever find a cure to bv ill keep it to myself since people on this forum seem to be bitches and are not open minded. Since the medical community has failed us, we have to look elsewhere...ill look myself...



QUOTE(auralpoison @ Jun 19 2009, 05:28 PM) *
I call complete & utter bullshit. There is no scientific evidence of a therapeutic use for urine (The jellyfish sting thing is an old wive's tale & could actually make things worse.). It's not "nutritional" (Water, urea, various compounds, hormones, metabolites, corticosteroids, excess/unuseable vitamins.) at all. Drink your own pee if you think it helps you (Placebo effect, anyone?), but you're basically just reintroducing to your body the waste materials it already excreted once. You'll just re-excrete it since your body saw fit to not absorb it in the first place. Urine "therapy" is probably not going to hurt you, but it certainly isn't going to help either.

I'm also a bit wary/leery of taking medical advice from somebody that can't spell the words forum, therapy, desperation, or douche. Not to mention the whole, "I bet I smell better than you do" thing. Way to get taken seriously.

ETA: Exactly where are you buying your peroxide from? It should be no more than .99 a bottle. If you're ingesting bottled water instead of tap, the resulting pee can be pretty pricey in the long run.

horror_movie
QUOTE(artsylove @ Jun 16 2009, 05:46 PM) *
Listen. Suffering can lead to desperate measures. Nothing is a sick as the nasty discharge of bv so u need to open your mind to things, Urine is safer than some of the things people are experimenting with on this board such as boric acid and peroxide which are toxic. Do a little research. I only drunk mine twice, because I hate doing it, but believe me if I continue to have this I will start intense urine therapy. I am douching with my urine once a day and it helps alot! better than peroxide and it doesnt burn, and I dont feel like its burning my tissues. Its also free and convienent. If I have to deal with bv my who life this is how I will manage it...and I dont smell at all with this treatment...I probably smell better than you....


Instead of smelling like must or fish you smell like urine with perfume!! Do what you do and I'm going do what
I do. If your smell is gone Good 4 you!!
Peace gone for another month because this board is useless all the experts is gone
auralpoison
Artsylove, what are you, twelve? By all means take your ball & go home, you silly git.

Look, you drank your own urine twice (Which I don't see why it was so hard outside of it being psychological or you had a yen for asparagus. Cheap tequila is harsh, pee isn't. It's sterile, salty fucking water your body has already processed.) & have been douching (Douching isn't very healthy either.) with it for a week. Say it with me, for a WEEK. A week & you are encouraging others to do something that while not outright harmful is still not a very good idea. Waste isn't intended to be recycled except in dire situations no matter what some yahoo writes up on some webpage. Pooh-pooh science all you want, but I'm pretty sure douching with pee isn't the answer.

As far as the toxicity of boric acid or peroxide? Extremely minimal. EXTREMELY. This is why they are frequently used as antiseptics. As long as you aren't packing your vag with the stuff, you should be fine. YOU do YOUR fucking research from someplace REPUTABLE.

And when were there ever "experts" on here, Horror_Movie? Unless by "experts" you mean struggling women at their wit's end with a history of BV & being misdiagnosed/receiving ineffectual treatment from the medical community. I know Chacha comes around sometimes, but she's more in the gen health & homeopath threads.

Conversation can only be had if one is willing to contribute. Perhaps instead of bailing for a month, you should stick around & try to stimulate the thread, H_M. I see BV girls on all the time (Ya'll pick the saddest names.), but when nobody posts anything new/progress reports, etc, things stagnate. A little proactivity never hurt anybody.
Sweaty in Social Studies
So ... to anyone using the BIO-FEM gel: Is it comparable to the RepHresh Vaginal Gel? I can't seem to find a list of ingredients for it.
jlo
Hi. New to chat but have been reading for a few weeks. Has anyone tried Femanol? Natural supplements rolled into one. I just ordered a 3-months supply. If you google, you will get all kinds of hits. I only see positive reviews. It is expensive but I hope, in the end, it is better than hitting dead ends.
Sweaty in Social Studies
QUOTE(jlo @ Jun 24 2009, 12:45 PM) *
Hi. New to chat but have been reading for a few weeks. Has anyone tried Femanol? Natural supplements rolled into one. I just ordered a 3-months supply. If you google, you will get all kinds of hits. I only see positive reviews. It is expensive but I hope, in the end, it is better than hitting dead ends.


Femanol has been talked about before, (click here.) Were you diagnosed with bacterial vaginosis?
anitsirhc
QUOTE(Sweaty in Social Studies @ Jun 24 2009, 11:07 AM) *
So ... to anyone using the BIO-FEM gel: Is it comparable to the RepHresh Vaginal Gel? I can't seem to find a list of ingredients for it.


i think it is more similar to acid jelly. i think i remember acid jelly being talked about on here a long time ago but it's not prescribed in the US anymore. i have the biofem here i'll type the ingredients... aloe barbadensis extract, xanthan gum, galactoarabinan polyglucoronic acid crosspolymer (based on 2QR: patented polyssaccharides), glycerin, caprylyl glycol.

it really was working for me, then i went on vacation with my bf and we had sex without a condom, a few times, and kinda rough. i think that messed things up for me cause it's back now. also, he has 2 penis piercings which i'm almost positive make it worse. i should really be using condoms always... but even though it's back, i haven't had sex since wednesday of last week and it's going away now. i'm still using the biofem every day.

QUOTE(horror_movie @ Jun 14 2009, 06:00 PM) *
I'm also using bio fem because of you and I'm getting very good results I feel like my old self
Again nobody not rubbing their noses when I stand to them nothing. I feel good for first time but
I don't want to get to happy before it stop working on me. Last night I had unprotected sex with my
Husband.Now after sex is always worst for me so I try the bio fem no smell at all. I never had a product
So amazing. Thanks a lot for your info you really help me!!


i'm glad it's helping!!! how long have you been using it? and are you using any other treatments? i'm still taking primaophilus reuteri.
anitsirhc
i still get so angry when i think of why i have bv that won't go away... a few years ago i went and got a pap smear and my doctor called me a few days later saying i had an "imbalance" and prescribed me the single dose clindesse. i didn't even have any symptoms. i really wish i knew what i know now cause i never would have used it. after i used it i started getting discharge and itching so i went back to the dr. she told me i still had the imbalance and gave me clindesse a second time. if you look it up online there are so many bad things about clindesse and it specifically says not to use it more than once in 90 days because it can and most likely will cause the infection to be resistant to antibiotics.

that doctor got fired btw... i wish there was something i could do because she really messed me up for life sad.gif
Sweaty in Social Studies
QUOTE(anitsirhc @ Jun 24 2009, 06:30 PM) *
i still get so angry when i think of why i have bv that won't go away... a few years ago i went and got a pap smear and my doctor called me a few days later saying i had an "imbalance" and prescribed me the single dose clindesse. i didn't even have any symptoms. i really wish i knew what i know now cause i never would have used it. after i used it i started getting discharge and itching so i went back to the dr. she told me i still had the imbalance and gave me clindesse a second time. if you look it up online there are so many bad things about clindesse and it specifically says not to use it more than once in 90 days because it can and most likely will cause the infection to be resistant to antibiotics.

that doctor got fired btw... i wish there was something i could do because she really messed me up for life sad.gif


Your story reminds me of my own. Before I was diagnosed with my infection, I scheduled an appointment with my general practitioner, and she examined me, and she said something like, "I can see you have increased discharge, but all of your cultures came back negative." I was so sure that something wrong; there was an odor and everything, it would smell musty one day, and change to a very heavy thick odorous smell the next day, which was really confusing at times. This is why I assumed I had bacterial vaginosis. So, I told my general practitioner, and she tested me for bacterial vaginosis, and the culture came back negative. She did the whiff test, and she didn't smell anything, and all this other stuff. After about my third visit, she prescribed me three doses of flagyl because she suspected I had a yeast infection, and she had also convinced me that the odor was all in my head. So, I took the flagyl, and it didn't work. I came back, and then she prescribed me metrogel because I wasn't responding to the flagyl. I took the metrogel and it didn't work. Finally, after about five visits to my GP, she referred me to someone else. And lucky ol' me was diagnosed with 2-3 species of non-albican yeast. I've always known about yeast infections, but not non-albican yeast infections. It's supposedly a type of yeast that is antibiotic resistant, which is what Dr. Stewart told me. You know what's the most ironic part of all, she prescribed me boric acid, which is something I didn't want to use in the first place. I thought it was used for killing roaches!

Sometimes I wonder if doing all of those treatments made my symptoms worse. If I had been more firm, and aware at the time, I probably wouldn't have gone through so much trouble. I really trusted my GP's input, and wanted to believe what she was saying. My general practitioner isn't a bad doctor, but her specialty isn't in gynecology.

I feel bad for you though, only finding temporary relief, but never anything permanent. But I do know for sure there is a medication currently being regulated by the FDA that is in it's second phase (Phase II), which is prescribed to treat antibiotic resistant bacteria such as MRSA, and resistant strains of e. Coli. If there is a drug that can treat MRSA, a very dangerous superbug, I'm sure there will be one that can treat bacterial vaginosis.

jlo
QUOTE(Sweaty in Social Studies @ Jun 24 2009, 04:41 PM) *
Femanol has been talked about before, (click here.) Were you diagnosed with bacterial vaginosis?



Thanks. Wish I would have seen that part of the forum before I bought $130 worth. Yes - I was diagnosed with BV. I believe I have had it for about 3 years but misdiagnosed. Just had twins & now it seems pretty prevalent. Just finished generic Flagyl and felt good, even after sex, but right after period and another round of sex.... it's back! Have another appointment next week... and around & around we go!
Morphia
I came to this site two years ago with bv that would not cure even for a day. No matter what meds I used. No matter what I did. It never went away for a minute. I had a terrible group B infection that I got eliminated (excrutiating pain, I must say.) But the regular bv was always there. I was diagnosed with a pretty bad vitamin D deficiency a year ago. I thought it was the answer to my problems. My chronic fatigue, my bv. I did research and found no links whatsoever to bv and vitamin d deficiency...Until now. I get a medical news letter in my email and one day I was checking my mail and right there in front of my face was an email with the subject "Vitamin D deficiency linked to bacterial vaginosis." Ever since I've been supplementing with the prescription vitamin D and tanning my bv has gotten exponentially better. Its still there. But before, my bv was so bad and irritating I couldn't have sex. At all. Now I can have sex whenever I want to.

Vitamin D deficiency is so prevalent these days because of the skin cancer fear that is abounding in this country. Sun block inhibits vitamin d synthesis. Even an SPF as low as 15 hinders vitamin D production almost entirely. It is important that we get at least 10-15 minutes of sun exposure WITH OUT sun block to get adequate vitamin D. Exposure of arms, face and legs is sufficient. 10-15 minutes of unprotected sun exposure is safe. I could go on for days but I won't. I'm just going to tell you to google vitamin d and research it yourself. Not sure if anyone has posted this find yet, but here it is: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/703577

Everyone go out and get your vitamin d levels checked. You need to know for sure that your level is low because vitamin d is nothing to play around with.

But as I said, vitamin d deficiency is running so rampant in this country I wouldn't be at all surprised if its the cause of most of the women's bv issues on this board.

In this article it says that a level below the norm of 80 is associated with an increased risk of bv. So if your doc checks it, its below 80, and they say you're fine make them read this article.
ShugD
Hi Everyone, I am 45.
I am wondering if anyone out there is on hormone replacement therapy (HRT) because of a complete hysterectomy and suffering from repetative BV infections. I can't have sex because after the hysterectomy it hurt so bad. I kept trying for 1.5 years and hurt every time. I finally told my husband no more.
I started HRT at that time to try to get my vaginal walls healthy again and immediately developed a BV. That last 6 months have been constant BV...doctor....flagyl.....Difulcan for yeast.....Flagyl for BV....Boric Acid for yeast.....stopped the HRT....tried the Flagyl again and was ok for about a month.....no sex but tried a small dildo to get vagina used to being penitrated without pain....ended up with another BV.....went back to the doctor......

I finally found a doctor willing to work with my dosages of Hormone replacement without making me feel like a walking time bomb but the BV keeps coming back.
My last prescription was for Clindamycin vaginal cream. Took the BV away but I got a yeast infection within 2 days. Switched to Boric Acid for two weeks and now the BV is back.
I read about the vitamin c treatment but the bleeding scares me. It seems like the ones that have problems with the Vit-c treatment are the ones that have had a hysterectomy.
I think this is all such BS. The key is to find a way to keep a normal balance of good bacteria in the vagina. Anyone know of a natural way to introduce good bacteria? I have read that there are two types of good bacteria in the vagina. One: Lactobacillus Crispatus (CTV-05) and Two: Lactobacillus Jensenii
I have been unable to locate a probiotic that contains either of those strains. I am hoping someone out there knows something about this.
sooo sad
hello ladies............

i haven't wrote for awhile but i do read and try to keep up with everything at least once a week. a lot of new busties here.

just wanted to update on my condition....

well, i've had bv since 2007. drs have tested for every std known to man, everything neg except for bv everytime. been on clindamycin, flagyl (about 4 times), and another antifiobic but forgot the name. nothing helped. i don't really have a smell but a thin, gray discharge with itching and buring sometimes. did some research found boric acid...name brand yeast arrest. yes, mainly for yeast infections but it cures bv also. i did that for a whole month as recommended. the discharge went away for like 2 days. then found this site and LORI;) mentioned FEMDOPHILIS. i have been taking this religiously for almost 1.5 years. it made my discharge less but still there, then i tried SASSY's:) regimen.....she makes her own boric acid with capsules. the yeast arrest has other herbal stuff in it and it made me have a discharge all day but the symptoms where gone while using it. so i tried making it and it's better than the yeast arrest. same effect but the discharge is way less, about 90% less. so i tried inserting femdophilis too. i know that the boric acid kills the bad bacteria and some good also so i wanted to replenish the good and i thought why not insert the femdophilis. i did and sometimes i noticed some blood, i thought it might be the capsule so i would open the capsule and empty the bacteria in the gelatin caps that i use for boric acid. works like a charm. so what i do now is insert a boric acid monday, femdophilis tues, wed, thurs night, then boric on fri, sat and sun nothing. i've been doing this since dec 2008. at first i had to play with it, then eventually i came up with my routine. i have sex only with trojan ultra thin condoms and i use silk as a lubricant because it's all natural ingredients and not too harsh for the vagina. i can cope with the extra effort to be almost a normal woman. hopefully in the future my vagina can be like it was before.

hope this helps someone. i really needed help when i first had to deal with this horrid devil. i became suicidal also. at least i can help one person and i will be happy.

so my daily routine:

1. femdophilis in am by mouth(every am)
2. monday-boric acid at night. tuesday, wednesday, thursday-femdophilis emptied into a gelatin cap, insert at night. friday-boric acid at night. saturday and sunday-nothing
3. every night ultimate support vaginal flora by mouth(every night)
4. more fresh foods, less processed. i don't know if it helps but i do it anyways.

hope this helps someone:)
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