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neverending
QUOTE(severelyunhappy @ Oct 1 2009, 11:10 PM) *
Update!

Went to the gyno today, and BAM, UTI/BV. They said they found all sorts of things in my urine that really shouldn't be there: white blood cells, blood, etc..

The doctor gave me three prescriptions to combat this. Flagyl for the BV, Macrobid for the UTI and Diflucan for the yeast infection I'm probably going to have for one reason or another. Sounds like a fun few days of medication, but if it helps I'm certainly not complaining, ahah.

UTI'S AND BV GO HAND IN HAND! Sorry to tell you.
neverending
QUOTE(mel0793 @ Sep 25 2009, 03:50 PM) *
Yeast Gaurd Douches are my new best friend! they have all the things mentioned above; peroxiode and probiotics. They work great! Mine are definatly caused by hormones because I seem to get them sometime around my peroid.


Never Douche or take a bath. Douching can cause PID, and taking baths make BV worst. Stick to showers.
horror_movie
QUOTE(neverending @ Nov 2 2009, 06:28 PM) *
Never Douche or take a bath. Douching can cause PID, and taking baths make BV worst. Stick to showers.


Your so RIGHT neverending!! I try the Yeast Gard because everybody was getting good results after using it. I wish i save my money in my pockets all it did was make my situation worst. I still have one douch left and im not touching it. Douching is part of the reason WHY I'm in this mess and Douching sure not gonna get me out of it. yeast gard might work for some women but not for me. sad.gif mad.gif
horror_movie
QUOTE(neverending @ Nov 2 2009, 06:23 PM) *
Musty like you need deodorant right? Yeap, I've had that too!

YES I hate it people always saying negative shit about me that it beginning to get depressing. I'm going email DR.OZ see if he reply back. Arrrgggghhhh I hate not knowing what's going on with my body
yme
QUOTE(horror_movie @ Nov 2 2009, 05:56 PM) *
YES I hate it people always saying negative shit about me that it beginning to get depressing. I'm going email DR.OZ see if he reply back. Arrrgggghhhh I hate not knowing what's going on with my body


I don't know whats up with my body either. I feel depressed and locked in because of the awful smell its just so embarrassing. How can you have a life smelling like musty clothes all the time. What did I do to deserve this. I am tired of putting stuff up there with no results its getting old. People think I dont wash but they have no idea about how I feel inside. Hopefully one day this crap will leave me forever.

ps Thanks to Horror M. & Neverending for bringing back life to the forum!!!!
horror_movie
QUOTE(yme @ Nov 2 2009, 08:54 PM) *
I don't know whats up with my body either. I feel depressed and locked in because of the awful smell its just so embarrassing. How can you have a life smelling like musty clothes all the time. What did I do to deserve this. I am tired of putting stuff up there with no results its getting old. People think I dont wash but they have no idea about how I feel inside. Hopefully one day this crap will leave me forever.

ps Thanks to Horror M. & Neverending for bringing back life to the forum!!!!


Hope this goes away too!! I haven't seen my bff or my family in laws in year because of this embarrassing smell. I'm so determine to get better. how old are you yme? do you live in ny?
Happynow
QUOTE(WinterIce @ Nov 1 2009, 09:02 AM) *
I recently bought an over the counter homeopathic BV treatment by vh essentials for $25. Its a pill insert for 6 days. Im not sure if it works since my period started immediately after I used 1 pill, so I will have to wait and see to continue but as of now, I carry no foul smell and as of a matter of fact my period hasnt carried any odor at all. Not sure how long it works.

http://www.lakeconsumer.com/pages/vh_products.html

Hope it helps!



Has anyone ever tried this..or is this another scam..just asking? dry.gif
yme
QUOTE(horror_movie @ Nov 3 2009, 12:14 AM) *
Hope this goes away too!! I haven't seen my bff or my family in laws in year because of this embarrassing smell. I'm so determine to get better. how old are you yme? do you live in ny?



I am 29 years old and I live in Ok. I have been battling BV for years, enough is enough.
horror_movie
QUOTE(yme @ Nov 3 2009, 11:23 PM) *
I am 29 years old and I live in Ok. I have been battling BV for years, enough is enough.


I am 21 years old and I live in NY. I have been battling with BV for one year and 4 mos. It really frustrating because we are going through a recession and i need all the money i can get to pay the bills but this smell is helping lose a lot. I fight more with my husband about having sex because i don't want my situation to get worst sometimes i feel like our relationship is hanging by a thread. arrrrggggh going to my obgyn appointment right now hopefully everything goes well.
Happynow
Ok its me again…Well the smell came back again…SHIT..I went back to the doctors and of course…no E coli...no bv….nothing but a smell not as bad, but still a smell…so I am sad again, sad.gif

So yesterday I went in CVS to see if they had the homeopathic BV treatment by vh essentials ….they did…$24.00 bucks, so I said why not.. dry.gif

Ok I use it last night and guess what, today the smell is not so bad..I will try it for the 6 days I will let you guys know..so don’t spend your money yet..Because you know with everything else it works for a day or two and then it comes back. This smell thing is really some bull----..well you know.. mad.gif

I am so happy for this forum..I mean who else can talk to. laugh.gif

P.S. I know you should not douche but I found that bendine douche get rid of the musty smell..Well , for at at least most of the day. I just thought, I would though that out there because sometime you just fell like you going insane and need a break, even if it’s just a temper relief. wink.gif
neverending
QUOTE(Happynow @ Nov 4 2009, 06:44 PM) *
Ok its me again…Well the smell came back again…SHIT..I went back to the doctors and of course…no E coli...no bv….nothing but a smell not as bad, but still a smell…so I am sad again, sad.gif

So yesterday I went in CVS to see if they had the homeopathic BV treatment by vh essentials ….they did…$24.00 bucks, so I said why not.. dry.gif

Ok I use it last night and guess what, today the smell is not so bad..I will try it for the 6 days I will let you guys know..so don’t spend your money yet..Because you know with everything else it works for a day or two and then it comes back. This smell thing is really some bull----..well you know.. mad.gif

I am so happy for this forum..I mean who else can talk to. laugh.gif

P.S. I know you should not douche but I found that bendine douche get rid of the musty smell..Well , for at at least most of the day. I just thought, I would though that out there because sometime you just fell like you going insane and need a break, even if it’s just a temper relief. wink.gif


Actually you can tell everyone. Let people know and you would be surprised how understanding people are. If they are not HEY, who cares! This is your body and your business. Anyway, let it out, tell people, it's very theraputic! Hope all is well hun.
PEACE!
neverending
QUOTE(horror_movie @ Nov 2 2009, 11:56 PM) *
YES I hate it people always saying negative shit about me that it beginning to get depressing. I'm going email DR.OZ see if he reply back. Arrrgggghhhh I hate not knowing what's going on with my body


NEVER be afraid of counseling. They will help you whenever you need it and they will coach you on how to deal with the BV and, well, life in general. I say, give it a try. You will love the results!
neverending
QUOTE(Happynow @ Nov 4 2009, 06:44 PM) *
Ok its me again…Well the smell came back again…SHIT..I went back to the doctors and of course…no E coli...no bv….nothing but a smell not as bad, but still a smell…so I am sad again, sad.gif

So yesterday I went in CVS to see if they had the homeopathic BV treatment by vh essentials ….they did…$24.00 bucks, so I said why not.. dry.gif

Ok I use it last night and guess what, today the smell is not so bad..I will try it for the 6 days I will let you guys know..so don’t spend your money yet..Because you know with everything else it works for a day or two and then it comes back. This smell thing is really some bull----..well you know.. mad.gif

I am so happy for this forum..I mean who else can talk to. laugh.gif

P.S. I know you should not douche but I found that bendine douche get rid of the musty smell..Well , for at at least most of the day. I just thought, I would though that out there because sometime you just fell like you going insane and need a break, even if it’s just a temper relief. wink.gif


With discharge comes smell. Yeap, sucks but it's something we have to deal with. Try a health food store if you have one in your city.
horror_movie
I WAITED FOR THIS OBGYN APPOINTMENT FOR 2 WEEKS HOPING TO GET GOOD PROGRESS. I MADE IT JUST IN TIME FOR MY APPOINTMENT FOR 1 O'CLOCK PM JUST TO BE SEEN BY THE DOCTOR AT 4 O'CLOCK PM. THE DOCTOR MISPLACE MY CHART AND KEPT TAKING OTHER PEOPLE BUT ANYWAYS I TOLD MY OBGYN DOCTOR ABOUT MY ODOR AND DISCHARGE SHE SEEN THAT I ALREADY TOOK A PAP SMEAR AND EVERYTHING WAS NORMAL EXCEPT STREP B WHICH AGAIN THEY'RE NOT GONNA TREAT. MY OBGYN DOCTOR DID ANOTHER PAP SMEAR PRESCRIBE ME FLAGY AND YEAST CREAM AGAIN. WHILE SHE WAS LOOKING AT MY CHARTS I GUESS MY FAMILY PRACTICE DOCTOR WROTE SOMETHING IN IT BCUZ OUTTA OF NO WHERE SHE STARTED TELLING ME HOW THE ODOR IS IN MY HEAD. SHE THREW AWAY MY PAP SMEAR AND TOLD ME THAT I DON'T NEED ANOTHER ONE. SHE THINKS I'M GOING THROUGH SOME MENTAL ISSUE FOR MEDS. SHE ASK ME IF I SEEKING THERAPY? WHAT THE FUCK

IS THIS SHIT REALLY IN MY HEAD I KNOW FOR A FACT I HAVE A VAGINAL ODOR BECAUSE AS SOON AS I OPEN MY LEGS I CAN SMELL IT EVEN WITH MY CLOTHES ON. I GOING SET ANOTHER APPOINTMENT AT DIFFERENT CLINIC BUT I DON'T KNOW HOW TO EXPLAIN MYSELF TO THE DOCTORS ABOUT MY SITUATION WITHOUT THEM THINKING I'M CRAZY. SHOULD I TAKE THE THE YEAST CREAM AND FLAGY AGAIN TO SEE IF IT WORK THIS TIME AROUND. DOCTORS ARE SO DEPRESSING THEY'RE FUCKING IDIOTS!!
horror_movie
QUOTE(neverending @ Nov 4 2009, 08:44 PM) *
With discharge comes smell. Yeap, sucks but it's something we have to deal with. Try a health food store if you have one in your city.

WHEN I DISCHARGE THE SMELL GETS STRONGER. I FEEL SO UNCLEAN BCUZ OF THIS SHIT ARRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHH
Happynow
QUOTE(horror_movie @ Nov 4 2009, 09:02 PM) *
I WAITED FOR THIS OBGYN APPOINTMENT FOR 2 WEEKS HOPING TO GET GOOD PROGRESS. I MADE IT JUST IN TIME FOR MY APPOINTMENT FOR 1 O'CLOCK PM JUST TO BE SEEN BY THE DOCTOR AT 4 O'CLOCK PM. THE DOCTOR MISPLACE MY CHART AND KEPT TAKING OTHER PEOPLE BUT ANYWAYS I TOLD MY OBGYN DOCTOR ABOUT MY ODOR AND DISCHARGE SHE SEEN THAT I ALREADY TOOK A PAP SMEAR AND EVERYTHING WAS NORMAL EXCEPT STREP B WHICH AGAIN THEY'RE NOT GONNA TREAT. MY OBGYN DOCTOR DID ANOTHER PAP SMEAR PRESCRIBE ME FLAGY AND YEAST CREAM AGAIN. WHILE SHE WAS LOOKING AT MY CHARTS I GUESS MY FAMILY PRACTICE DOCTOR WROTE SOMETHING IN IT BCUZ OUTTA OF NO WHERE SHE STARTED TELLING ME HOW THE ODOR IS IN MY HEAD. SHE THREW AWAY MY PAP SMEAR AND TOLD ME THAT I DON'T NEED ANOTHER ONE. SHE THINKS I'M GOING THROUGH SOME MENTAL ISSUE FOR MEDS. SHE ASK ME IF I SEEKING THERAPY? WHAT THE FUCK

IS THIS SHIT REALLY IN MY HEAD I KNOW FOR A FACT I HAVE A VAGINAL ODOR BECAUSE AS SOON AS I OPEN MY LEGS I CAN SMELL IT EVEN WITH MY CLOTHES ON. I GOING SET ANOTHER APPOINTMENT AT DIFFERENT CLINIC BUT I DON'T KNOW HOW TO EXPLAIN MYSELF TO THE DOCTORS ABOUT MY SITUATION WITHOUT THEM THINKING I'M CRAZY. SHOULD I TAKE THE THE YEAST CREAM AND FLAGY AGAIN TO SEE IF IT WORK THIS TIME AROUND. DOCTORS ARE SO DEPRESSING THEY'RE FUCKING IDIOTS!!


Sweetie its not in your head, see this is the problem, we need to hold these doctors accountable, report he/she to your insurance carrier for brushing you off..I think we need to start a group or somthing, because some of these doctor dont have any understanding.. mad.gif
Happynow
QUOTE(neverending @ Nov 4 2009, 07:44 PM) *
With discharge comes smell. Yeap, sucks but it's something we have to deal with. Try a health food store if you have one in your city.




Woman discharge does not have a bad smell... a bad smell means imbalance or infection…I have learned as we get older our body are not the same as they once were, so we need vitamins and exercise to keep are body balanced. So the health food store is a good idea.


Happynow
Ok ladies, Doctors are not Gods they only know what they are taught, and if they have no idea how to treat bv… of course they are going to try to brush you off like you’re crazy because they don’t know how to help you..JMO

Where does this leave us..I don’t know yet, but I am no giving up..

Oh yea, second day of vh essentials..much better…. no lie, but this is only second day..
yme
QUOTE(horror_movie @ Nov 4 2009, 10:02 PM) *
I WAITED FOR THIS OBGYN APPOINTMENT FOR 2 WEEKS HOPING TO GET GOOD PROGRESS. I MADE IT JUST IN TIME FOR MY APPOINTMENT FOR 1 O'CLOCK PM JUST TO BE SEEN BY THE DOCTOR AT 4 O'CLOCK PM. THE DOCTOR MISPLACE MY CHART AND KEPT TAKING OTHER PEOPLE BUT ANYWAYS I TOLD MY OBGYN DOCTOR ABOUT MY ODOR AND DISCHARGE SHE SEEN THAT I ALREADY TOOK A PAP SMEAR AND EVERYTHING WAS NORMAL EXCEPT STREP B WHICH AGAIN THEY'RE NOT GONNA TREAT. MY OBGYN DOCTOR DID ANOTHER PAP SMEAR PRESCRIBE ME FLAGY AND YEAST CREAM AGAIN. WHILE SHE WAS LOOKING AT MY CHARTS I GUESS MY FAMILY PRACTICE DOCTOR WROTE SOMETHING IN IT BCUZ OUTTA OF NO WHERE SHE STARTED TELLING ME HOW THE ODOR IS IN MY HEAD. SHE THREW AWAY MY PAP SMEAR AND TOLD ME THAT I DON'T NEED ANOTHER ONE. SHE THINKS I'M GOING THROUGH SOME MENTAL ISSUE FOR MEDS. SHE ASK ME IF I SEEKING THERAPY? WHAT THE FUCK

IS THIS SHIT REALLY IN MY HEAD I KNOW FOR A FACT I HAVE A VAGINAL ODOR BECAUSE AS SOON AS I OPEN MY LEGS I CAN SMELL IT EVEN WITH MY CLOTHES ON. I GOING SET ANOTHER APPOINTMENT AT DIFFERENT CLINIC BUT I DON'T KNOW HOW TO EXPLAIN MYSELF TO THE DOCTORS ABOUT MY SITUATION WITHOUT THEM THINKING I'M CRAZY. SHOULD I TAKE THE THE YEAST CREAM AND FLAGY AGAIN TO SEE IF IT WORK THIS TIME AROUND. DOCTORS ARE SO DEPRESSING THEY'RE FUCKING IDIOTS!!


I feel your pain the same thing happened to me "several times" with different doctors. They'd pat me on the shoulder and say "theres no smell you are fine" They treat me like I am a moron with crazy cell brains that only detect my smelly vagina. I know I smell bad, I know because when I get up its awful or when I too open my legs its smells so bad.

I'd take with the doctor prescribe and seek another doctor, its your body not theres only you know for sure and it sounds like to me that you are being honest about your symptoms they just refuse to listen!!!!
pympmama1
Hey peeps how many people on here is on some sort of birth control ?... Hi neverending I am sorry to see you back again you were doing so well and i was so happy for you at least you got out of the bv nonsense for a while
swt simplicity
Quick tip: Something new that I learned helps with vaginal discharge is actually drinking slightly acidic water. It keeps your vaginal secretions diluted which could help curb the vaginal odor your experiencing. Water that is slightly acidic is easily absorbed by the body compared to just plain water, so it will keep your body hydrated longer. You can acidify your water by simply putting in a squeeze of lemon wedge.
yme
QUOTE(swt simplicity @ Nov 7 2009, 10:18 AM) *
Quick tip: Something new that I learned helps with vaginal discharge is actually drinking slightly acidic water. It keeps your vaginal secretions diluted which could help curb the vaginal odor your experiencing. Water that is slightly acidic is easily absorbed by the body compared to just plain water, so it will keep your body hydrated longer. You can acidify your water by simply putting in a squeeze of lemon wedge.


Thanks for the tip I am going to try it right away. Where did you get the tip from can you offer anymore?? Thanks again

WinterIce
QUOTE(swt simplicity @ Nov 7 2009, 09:18 AM) *
Quick tip: Something new that I learned helps with vaginal discharge is actually drinking slightly acidic water. It keeps your vaginal secretions diluted which could help curb the vaginal odor your experiencing. Water that is slightly acidic is easily absorbed by the body compared to just plain water, so it will keep your body hydrated longer. You can acidify your water by simply putting in a squeeze of lemon wedge.



I began drinking Apple Cider Vinegar. I also did a shallow bath with some poured in and soaked for a few minutes. It help! Great natural remedy. I will begin the BV pill and keep everyone posted. Hopefully it resolves the annoying issue. If not, there is a money back guarantee, i just hopes it resolves it
WinterIce
QUOTE(Happynow @ Nov 3 2009, 12:24 PM) *
Has anyone ever tried this..or is this another scam..just asking? dry.gif



I will start the pills up, along with drinking apple cider vinegar and soaking in it and let ya know what happens. this is so annoying....
pympmama1
Ladies,


I need your help, I am trying to get a good understanding of how many of you are on birth control pills and how many are not . I have been reading a lot of article with regard to bv and Depro Vera 54% less likely to have reoccurring bv. 34% less likely if your on oral contraceptives. Please respond
Thanks for your time
yme30
QUOTE(pympmama1 @ Nov 9 2009, 06:05 AM) *
Ladies,
I need your help, I am trying to get a good understanding of how many of you are on birth control pills and how many are not . I have been reading a lot of article with regard to bv and Depro Vera 54% less likely to have reoccurring bv. 34% less likely if your on oral contraceptives. Please respond
Thanks for your time


I use a regular birth control pill everyday, it was given to me by my doctor to make my periods light
horror_movie
QUOTE(pympmama1 @ Nov 9 2009, 05:05 AM) *
Ladies,
I need your help, I am trying to get a good understanding of how many of you are on birth control pills and how many are not . I have been reading a lot of article with regard to bv and Depro Vera 54% less likely to have reoccurring bv. 34% less likely if your on oral contraceptives. Please respond
Thanks for your time


I was depo while i was going through this bv situation then i got off bcuz i felt like it was making the bad bacteria stay
horror_movie
QUOTE(pympmama1 @ Nov 9 2009, 05:05 AM) *
Ladies,
I need your help, I am trying to get a good understanding of how many of you are on birth control pills and how many are not . I have been reading a lot of article with regard to bv and Depro Vera 54% less likely to have reoccurring bv. 34% less likely if your on oral contraceptives. Please respond
Thanks for your time


I was depo while i was going through this bv situation then i got off bcuz i felt like it was making the bad bacteria stay
WinterIce
QUOTE(yme30 @ Nov 10 2009, 10:15 PM) *
I use a regular birth control pill everyday, it was given to me by my doctor to make my periods light


Same here. I was on depo and had recurrimg yeast infections, uti and sometimes bv. It was one of the reasons I stopped it.
yme30
Hi everyone I hope everyone is feeling better or getting there. I notice that when I do the whiff test down there the area feels very warm is that because of the bacteria? In other words, long ago before I had BV my vagina was always cool and dry, now its like that whole area feels uncomfortably warm I hate it.

I tried everything. I blow dry or use a fan after a shower around that area yet still that warm feeling. Is this natural? Even the middle outer cut of my vagina (an inch from where the fat of my thigh starts from that area) is very warm, WHY?? blink.gif
neverending
I LOVE YOU LADIES! KEEP UP THE FIGHT AND KEEP YOUR HEADS UP. Thanks for the many years of support. I will no longer come to this site but I wish you all the best.
PEACE!
arj75
Hello everyone,
I know many of you have tried various probiotics with little, if no improvent. Have any of you researched prebiotics? I have not had too much time to read a lot about it, but there is research being done in regards to this. Basically, prebiotics are the nutrients for the probiotics which help them to colonize. Scientists don't believe that the "good" bacteria get the nutrients from our bodies. Oligolsaccharids (prebiotics) feed the bacteria a form of sugar. As far as products, or how helpful they are, ..I haven't tried any. I did see some products online. One of the articles I came across was published in the U.S National Library of medicine. file number 16701545. (2005), if you would like to learn more about it.
yme30
QUOTE(arj75 @ Nov 12 2009, 06:47 PM) *
Hello everyone,
I know many of you have tried various probiotics with little, if no improvent. Have any of you researched prebiotics? I have not had too much time to read a lot about it, but there is research being done in regards to this. Basically, prebiotics are the nutrients for the probiotics which help them to colonize. Scientists don't believe that the "good" bacteria get the nutrients from our bodies. Oligolsaccharids (prebiotics) feed the bacteria a form of sugar. As far as products, or how helpful they are, ..I haven't tried any. I did see some products online. One of the articles I came across was published in the U.S National Library of medicine. file number 16701545. (2005), if you would like to learn more about it.


Good stuff, I am going to have to check this out. Thanks
yme30
QUOTE(neverending @ Nov 12 2009, 11:57 AM) *
I LOVE YOU LADIES! KEEP UP THE FIGHT AND KEEP YOUR HEADS UP. Thanks for the many years of support. I will no longer come to this site but I wish you all the best.
PEACE!


Neverending thanks for your support as well. I guess you are all cured or just tired of us laugh.gif Anyway be good, enjoy life and maybe I will see you around on another site, hey ya never know. May God Bless You.
ShugD
Hi,
I went rounds with several doctors/nurse prac. about this. Also, put on several antibiotics both oral and vaginally every other week for 4 months. Antiobiotics killed off all the good bacteria both in my digestive system and vaginally. That is not a good thing. I suggest no more antibiotics.
I have been using boric acid capsules vaginally for 5 months now. It is not a cure for me but it does maintain a healthy smell and keeps the discharge away. I think of it as a maintenance program.
I use them 4 days a week. I also take a Probiotic everyday as I am trying to restore normal balance of flora.

If you try the boric acid, you will need to buy the capsules and the boric acid (this is a powder) seperately and make up the capsules yourself. The capsules are clear and dissolve quite easily. I run very warm water over the capsules before inserting.
Use the capsules for 14 days straight at first. After that you might not need to use it again.
If it does come back again. Try a mainentance program of boric acid until the medical community comes up with a real remedy and stops making us feel like we are going crazy.

You can also use probiotics vaginally. I don't do this much anymore but did this twice a week for the first 3 months of maintenance.
I hope you find relief.
Brittney
sad.gif sad.gif :'( I'm 22 years old and have been battling with BV since I was 14 (that’s before I started my period) doctors told me that it would clear up after I started my period smh it just got worst. I been to manyyy doctors and they just gave me the same meds Flagyl (oral and vaginal) and MetroGel or combinations of both. NOTHING WORKS sad.gif nothing clears up just stays the same discharge and horrible fishy smell. Clindamycin was the only thing that worked for about a week until I decided to have sex and then it came back. I tried the hydro-peroxide and water mixture but that worked for about 3 days until my vagina became verrrrrry dry to the point where I couldn't walk for a whole day without the horrible irritation. The smell is the worst part of it all sad.gif. WHAT TOOO DOO??? I been reading some of the post on here, has REPRESH worked for anyone?? What about VH Essentials?? My case is extremely bad I believe my Vagina is very weak what can I take that will help it?  PLZ HELP
swt simplicity
QUOTE(yme30 @ Nov 12 2009, 05:23 AM) *
Hi everyone I hope everyone is feeling better or getting there. I notice that when I do the whiff test down there the area feels very warm is that because of the bacteria? In other words, long ago before I had BV my vagina was always cool and dry, now its like that whole area feels uncomfortably warm I hate it.

I tried everything. I blow dry or use a fan after a shower around that area yet still that warm feeling. Is this natural? Even the middle outer cut of my vagina (an inch from where the fat of my thigh starts from that area) is very warm, WHY?? blink.gif


A lot of women experience that sensation when they have a very severe vaginal infection. It's yet another one of those "unsolved mysteries" in gynecology. I know exactly what your talking about. I experienced the same thing as well, and it never happened until I developed an infection. The best thing you can do is let your vaginal area "breath." When your at home, simply go without underwear. Go without panties as long as possible; doing this alone helps a lot because there will be less moisture collecting in that area, and the theory is: the more moisture that collects near the vaginal area, the more severe the infection can get because that is how bacteria, and fungus multiplies, in warm wet environments.

QUOTE
:'( I'm 22 years old and have been battling with BV since I was 14 (that’s before I started my period) doctors told me that it would clear up after I started my period smh it just got worst. I been to manyyy doctors and they just gave me the same meds Flagyl (oral and vaginal) and MetroGel or combinations of both. NOTHING WORKS nothing clears up just stays the same discharge and horrible fishy smell. Clindamycin was the only thing that worked for about a week until I decided to have sex and then it came back. I tried the hydro-peroxide and water mixture but that worked for about 3 days until my vagina became verrrrrry dry to the point where I couldn't walk for a whole day without the horrible irritation. The smell is the worst part of it all . WHAT TOOO DOO??? I been reading some of the post on here, has REPRESH worked for anyone?? What about VH Essentials?? My case is extremely bad I believe my Vagina is very weak what can I take that will help it?  PLZ HELP


I'm sorry to hear about how long you've been dealing with bacterial vaginosis. Something I learned about bacterial vaginosis is women affected by it tend to have very, very little lactobacillius colonized in their vaginal tract. You can try using boric acid suppositories for a period of 14 days, and in conjunction with that, you can use a high potency probiotic (taken orally), such as Femdophilus or RePhresh Pro-B. There is another probiotic called Florajen that is sold at most medical supply pharmacies and contains 20 billion live acidophilus cultures! The reviews of it were positive and apparently it's recommended by many healthcare professionals across the country. Here is a handy list of things to remember when it comes to vaginal health (which I borrowed and improvised from Cornell University's Gannett Health Services website):

• Avoid tight-fitting clothing.
• Wear cotton underwear during the day, or not at all (when ever possible)
• Wear only loose-fitting boxers or no underwear at night.
Do not use feminine hygiene sprays, douches, or deodorants.
• Change out of wet swimsuits or sweaty workout clothing as soon as possible.
• Change pads and tampons regularly. Try to avoid using tampons if you can.
• Only use pads and pantiliners when you have your period; they are not for everyday
discharge, as they keep warmth and moisture close to the body.
• Wipe from front to back after a bowel movement.
• Don't use scented laundry detergent on panties.
• If sexually-active, change condoms when switching from oral or anal to vaginal
intercourse, or use condoms period. Semen is alkaline so it does affect the acidity of the vagina, so if you already have a severe vaginal infection on the top of that, it just doesn't mix (click here for more information.)

Bacterial Vaginosis is one of those ailments that can be virtually be aggravated by anything. You kind of need to "cover all of the bases," and see if there is anything that you could potentially be doing that isn't helping your situation.

Knowledge is power! The more you know about vaginal health, the better it will be for you in the long run. All of your questions can be answered by simply reading an informative book. You should read a book called "The V Book" written by Dr. Elizabeth G. Stewart and Paula Spencer. What I like about this book is I've actually seen the gynecologist that wrote the book, and she's very intelligent and has many years of experience, she is a specialist. I wish everyone here could speak to Dr. Stewart because she really knows what she's doing and doctor's actually refer their patients to her when they don't know what to do, which is what happened in my case. I think she's actually retired now ...

Peace!
yme30
QUOTE(Brittney @ Nov 13 2009, 10:02 AM) *
sad.gif sad.gif :'( I'm 22 years old and have been battling with BV since I was 14 (that’s before I started my period) doctors told me that it would clear up after I started my period smh it just got worst. I been to manyyy doctors and they just gave me the same meds Flagyl (oral and vaginal) and MetroGel or combinations of both. NOTHING WORKS sad.gif nothing clears up just stays the same discharge and horrible fishy smell. Clindamycin was the only thing that worked for about a week until I decided to have sex and then it came back. I tried the hydro-peroxide and water mixture but that worked for about 3 days until my vagina became verrrrrry dry to the point where I couldn't walk for a whole day without the horrible irritation. The smell is the worst part of it all sad.gif. WHAT TOOO DOO??? I been reading some of the post on here, has REPRESH worked for anyone?? What about VH Essentials?? My case is extremely bad I believe my Vagina is very weak what can I take that will help it?  PLZ HELP


I feel for you and I hope everything gets better in time. I have tried REPRESH with no results, I am afraid to waste my hard earn money on VH Essentials because I don’t know if it will work or not. I tried BalanceAtiv with very little results and now I am taking Yeast Gard capsules. I don’t know if I have a yeast infection, bacterial vaginosis or both. The last time I went to my Doctor she said I was fine and I left the office feeling so confused because I know I have lots of discharge and a very strong odor and it depresses me everyday.

I’ve had BV much longer than you and I just know that my case is chronic and it’s going to take months for my vagina to get back to a healthy state. Only thing is my doc keeps telling me nothing is wrong. Well where is all this yucky, stinky discharge coming from. Why I hate sitting down in public place while the smell starts to fester and when I get up people can smell the stink it’s so embarrassing. It just ruins your self-esteem but I wont give I pray every night to God and that’s what I am primarily counting on.
WinterIce
VH Essentials BV Treatment Update

As of now, my vagina is back normal since using apple cider vinegar and the vh essentials. No smell at all. I will have to see how long this lasts.

I did get a yeast infection from having sex, I assume I'm allergic to the spermicide in condoms but thats also gone in a day from monistat and apple cider vinegar baths.


sgtmgirl
PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!
I'm getting married next month and I need to fix this "problem".
It's my problem...that's what we call it. Him and I. (My fiance that I just had sex for the first time Sunday, monday, tuesday and wednesday with.) (No it wasn't my first "first" time but it was the first time with him.) POINT IS: He noticed it, it kept him from doing things he wanted to do (and I wanted him to do!), "Down there", and it embarrassed the HELL out of me. No, he wasn't a dick about it. But just the fact that I, that it, was displeasing to him, totally turned me off. He's coming back in a few weeks and at this point I think I'm going to do all I can to not have sex with him. I hate dissapointing him.
My problem and I have been sharing my vagina for at least 10 years, like so many other posts I have read it started when I first started my peroid.
I was soo embarassed about it that I dealt with it for 9 years without really saying something about it. They, OBGYN's would say I had a yeast infection, or bv, I would take a oval pill that would totally rip my stomach to shreads and then it would still be there. Nothing ever helped.
A close friend of mine who is also a nurse asked an OB friend of hers and she said something about getting some RELEGARD-gel. Then I get on here and see stuff about Boric acid suppositories.
How do I go about getting one, over the counter or on the shelf. At this point ladies I would have an arm amputated for no good reason to get rid of this "problem". More info on me.....I'm 22, I practice excellent hygeine 2 showers a day most of the time, I don't douche, no STD's, always cotton undies!, and I have one child, and I live and always have lived in America, specifically the south.
So I finally, after my post delivery exam at my OB's, asked if there was anything I could do about this problem, and she said no, that some women just had higher ph and that I would have to live with it.
But today there's light at the end of the tunnel! tongue.gif and I am soo excited.
Any advice or anything at all would be helpful! Oh and encouraging!
omg already!
same old story..have had bv since 2003. went to the 4th doctor today and she was finally convinced after finding it under the microscope. her idea was to stop my periods to see if it's set off by all the hormonal changes. anyone have any experience with this method?

bv is such a huge problem for women and it's so frustrating that no doctor anywhere knows how to help. it's like i'm living in the twilight zone or something.

tomorrow, i'm going to planned parenthood and i think it's a big one, so hopefully some the doctors will have experience with this damn disease.

one more thing: lactose powder is supposed to be a better alternative to boric acid powder because it makes an acidic environment, killing off the bad bacteria like boric acid does. but the good bacteria will grow a lot because it feeds on lactose. boric acid supposedly kills off all bacteria: good and bad. the down side to lactose is that it can cause a yeast infection because yeast also likes lactose. anyway, ive had good results with it. you make it in capsules just the way you do the boric acid capsules. you buy the powder in the healthfood store.
arj75
There's a web site for girls in the US that has a list of clinical trials for treatment of bacterial vaginosis, along with many other health isssues. Clinical Trials.gov ..if anyone was interested in trying something like that.
swt simplicity
QUOTE(omg already! @ Nov 17 2009, 05:05 PM) *
same old story..have had bv since 2003. went to the 4th doctor today and she was finally convinced after finding it under the microscope. her idea was to stop my periods to see if it's set off by all the hormonal changes. anyone have any experience with this method?

bv is such a huge problem for women and it's so frustrating that no doctor anywhere knows how to help. it's like i'm living in the twilight zone or something.

tomorrow, i'm going to planned parenthood and i think it's a big one, so hopefully some the doctors will have experience with this damn disease.

one more thing: lactose powder is supposed to be a better alternative to boric acid powder because it makes an acidic environment, killing off the bad bacteria like boric acid does. but the good bacteria will grow a lot because it feeds on lactose. boric acid supposedly kills off all bacteria: good and bad. the down side to lactose is that it can cause a yeast infection because yeast also likes lactose. anyway, ive had good results with it. you make it in capsules just the way you do the boric acid capsules. you buy the powder in the healthfood store.


Thank you for sharing the information on lactose powder! Is this treatment approved yet, or is it just a form of controlling the symptoms like most other remedies?
Happynow
GOOD NEWS....

Ok, I send a email for clincal trails, So, the first eamil...

On Nov 19, 2009, at 8:20 AM, wrote:


I writing you in regarding to the study, How Can I join? I had Bv for over 10 years, and I really need help!!

Reply....

From: jmm2@u.washington.edu
Subject: Re: ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00741845
Date: Thu, 19 Nov 2009 10:48:56 -0800
To:

Hi, unfortunately our study has ended and we're no longer actively enrolling. I'd be happy to talk with you by phone if you want, or if you are Seattle, you can seek care here at the STD Clinic and I'd recommend that you see one of the providers who works with me and knows my approach to BV well (I might be able to see you but am less available). Just let me know if I can facilitate. Jeanne


Reply...

On Nov 20, 2009, at 11:04 AM, :


WOW, I am so sad to here this, I have been suffering for so long.... and now because of the smell, I might be losing my job..
If you can help in any way I will get the money and fly to seattle...yes that's how bad I am doing.. BV is ruining my life!! Oh I live in Washington DC...

Just getting you reply give me hope, I haven't had that in a long time, Doctor here just brush you off. I thank you for any advice you may have...

Again, I will Travel to get rid of this Horrible imbalance...


Signed Desperate!!
Reply....

Actually if you are willing to travel, the best person to see who is a lot closer to you is Dr. Paul Nyrijesy at Drexel University in Philadelphia. He runs a vaginitis clinic there and is an expert in BV.


If you know for sure you have BV, the thing that we have been doing has been treating women with metronidazole gel for 2 weeks daily, then putting them on suppressive therapy with metronidazole gel twice a week (Monday and Thursday for example). It's expensive, but it can work. Finally, boric acid is also an option--you can get the product from a pharmacy, the dose is 600 mg in type O gelatin capsules inserted into the vagina nightly for 2 weeks--if that works, you can also use it once a week to keep the BV down. You have to have a pharmacist prepare that for you, but it's very cheap.


However, you should at least get a solid diagnosis of BV if you are thinking about longterm suppressive treatment. Best, Jeanne


Ok so I called... And she said they have peolpe come from as far as Puerto Rico laugh.gif

Check out the site laugh.gif



http://www.drexelmed.edu/Home/DrexelUniver...itisCenter.aspx

My appoinment is January...wish me luck..I cant believe I found someone Thats know all about BV>>>> laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif

I hope this helps someone..Shit, I hope this helps me.. biggrin.gif
sea star
If they are treating BV with metronizadole gel and boric acid,that's nothing new,we already know this.
Is there anything else they do?or it's just the metro gel and the boric acid.

QUOTE(Happynow @ Nov 24 2009, 03:28 AM) *
GOOD NEWS....

Ok, I send a email for clincal trails, So, the first eamil...

On Nov 19, 2009, at 8:20 AM, wrote:
I writing you in regarding to the study, How Can I join? I had Bv for over 10 years, and I really need help!!

Reply....

From: jmm2@u.washington.edu
Subject: Re: ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00741845
Date: Thu, 19 Nov 2009 10:48:56 -0800
To:

Hi, unfortunately our study has ended and we're no longer actively enrolling. I'd be happy to talk with you by phone if you want, or if you are Seattle, you can seek care here at the STD Clinic and I'd recommend that you see one of the providers who works with me and knows my approach to BV well (I might be able to see you but am less available). Just let me know if I can facilitate. Jeanne
Reply...

On Nov 20, 2009, at 11:04 AM, :
WOW, I am so sad to here this, I have been suffering for so long.... and now because of the smell, I might be losing my job..
If you can help in any way I will get the money and fly to seattle...yes that's how bad I am doing.. BV is ruining my life!! Oh I live in Washington DC...

Just getting you reply give me hope, I haven't had that in a long time, Doctor here just brush you off. I thank you for any advice you may have...

Again, I will Travel to get rid of this Horrible imbalance...


Signed Desperate!!
Reply....

Actually if you are willing to travel, the best person to see who is a lot closer to you is Dr. Paul Nyrijesy at Drexel University in Philadelphia. He runs a vaginitis clinic there and is an expert in BV.
If you know for sure you have BV, the thing that we have been doing has been treating women with metronidazole gel for 2 weeks daily, then putting them on suppressive therapy with metronidazole gel twice a week (Monday and Thursday for example). It's expensive, but it can work. Finally, boric acid is also an option--you can get the product from a pharmacy, the dose is 600 mg in type O gelatin capsules inserted into the vagina nightly for 2 weeks--if that works, you can also use it once a week to keep the BV down. You have to have a pharmacist prepare that for you, but it's very cheap.
However, you should at least get a solid diagnosis of BV if you are thinking about longterm suppressive treatment. Best, Jeanne
Ok so I called... And she said they have peolpe come from as far as Puerto Rico laugh.gif

Check out the site laugh.gif
http://www.drexelmed.edu/Home/DrexelUniver...itisCenter.aspx

My appoinment is January...wish me luck..I cant believe I found someone Thats know all about BV>>>> laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif

I hope this helps someone..Shit, I hope this helps me.. biggrin.gif

Happynow
QUOTE(sea star @ Nov 24 2009, 11:34 AM) *
If they are treating BV with metronizadole gel and boric acid,that's nothing new,we already know this.
Is there anything else they do?or it's just the metro gel and the boric acid.



Yes nothing new, but Jeanne is from the clincal trails and Dr. Paul Nyrijesy runs the vaginitis clinic where he is specialized in BV since 2003..I have never heard of a Doctor thats know this much about bv..so I think I will give him a try..Hey I have nothing to lose at this point....
swt simplicity
I came across an article that stated there is a decreased level of beta-carotene in women with vaginal candidiasis (i.e. yeast infections), and another article that states women being treated with conditions involving the cervix were responsive to treatment which involved supplementation of beta-carotene over a twelve month period of time. So yes! If beta-carotene is helpful in treating abnormal cervical cells, it will probably be helpful in treating a common yeast infection. Hmm, I should start adding more carrots to my garden salad. I left the link to both articles below.

I know a few of you do get both yeast infections as a result of taking antibiotics to treat bacterial vaginosis, so you might find this information to be somewhat beneficial.

1. beta-Carotene treatment of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia: a phase II study.
2. Decreased beta-carotene levels in exfoliated vaginal epithelial cells in women with vaginal candidiasis.


WinterIce

Update #2
Ok Ladies, BV is still gone with noj signs of returning so far. I still have no smell and my vagina seems balanced. I only see white discharge(ovulation time) it has no smell. Im happy. tongue.gif I will see how long this lasts... its been 2 weeks so far. Im not sure if it was the vh essentials or the combination with the apple cider vinegar but in my case im doing great, back to normal fresh smell. Also, I take baths not showers. For some reason my vagina perfers baths lol.

QUOTE(WinterIce @ Nov 14 2009, 06:02 PM) *
VH Essentials BV Treatment Update

As of now, my vagina is back normal since using apple cider vinegar and the vh essentials. No smell at all. I will have to see how long this lasts.

I did get a yeast infection from having sex, I assume I'm allergic to the spermicide in condoms but thats also gone in a day from monistat and apple cider vinegar baths.

yme30
QUOTE(WinterIce @ Nov 25 2009, 07:48 PM) *
Update #2
Ok Ladies, BV is still gone with noj signs of returning so far. I still have no smell and my vagina seems balanced. I only see white discharge(ovulation time) it has no smell. Im happy. tongue.gif I will see how long this lasts... its been 2 weeks so far. Im not sure if it was the vh essentials or the combination with the apple cider vinegar but in my case im doing great, back to normal fresh smell. Also, I take baths not showers. For some reason my vagina perfers baths lol.


I am happy to hear you are still doing well, I hope it is forever this way for you. Please tell me more about the apple cider vinegar baths what does it consist of, where can I buy the vinegar please help I am so anxious to get rid us this forever. Thanks
WinterIce
QUOTE(yme30 @ Nov 27 2009, 01:36 AM) *
I am happy to hear you are still doing well, I hope it is forever this way for you. Please tell me more about the apple cider vinegar baths what does it consist of, where can I buy the vinegar please help I am so anxious to get rid us this forever. Thanks



Thanks! I used Braggs Organic Apple Cider Vinegar, I purchased it from GNC. It can be used for as a home remedy for many things towards good health. I put a shallow bath and poured a cup and a half of apple cider vinegar in and soaked for 10-15 minutes. It immediately diminshed the foul smell.

I was also began using the vh essentials bv treatment purchased from rite aid, cvs or walgreens, I used the pill inserts for 6 days the max. Its a homeopathic so its natural. This eliminated the smell as well.
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