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post Aug 20 2007, 05:59 PM
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Can you take 1600mg of Folic Acid or is that too much?
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post Aug 20 2007, 02:33 PM
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http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/408951_8

Probiotics in Prophylaxis and Treatment of Urogenital Infections

Since the initial clinical observation that there was an association between recurrent urethritis and absence of lactobacilli,[36] we have conducted a number of clinical studies with L rhamnosus GR-1 and L fermentum RC-14 or B-54, which have shown very encouraging results in preventing recurrent UTI.[57-62]
Restoration of a normal vaginal flora has been tried by others with some degree of success, as reviewed by Sieber and Dietz.[63] In our studies, the organisms have been given as a vaginal douche in 3 mL skim milk or as a freeze-dried preparation in gelatin capsules. In the former, vaginal application of strains GR-1 and B-54 increased the number of adherent lactobacilli per vaginal epithelial cell from zero to as high as 110.[57] In the latter, strains GR-1 and B-54 stimulated 10-fold increases in vaginal lactobacilli after intravaginal delivery (from 10,000 to 100,000 per swab per mL).[60] More recently, both GR-1 and RC-14 have been detected and found to be associated with an improved vaginal flora after local insertion of the organisms in capsules.[52] With respect to vaginal colonization, strain GR-1 is more commonly recovered in more women and for longer durations than B-54 or RC-14 (manuscript in preparation). However, RC-14 is a preferred complementary strain, as it produces hydrogen peroxide and potent anti-infective biosurfactants, and in some women colonizes better than GR-1.
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post Aug 20 2007, 12:27 PM
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QUOTE(bvgirl @ Aug 20 2007, 02:34 PM) *
Hello everyone biggrin.gif ..Havent been on here in a while I have been extremely busy.. Just wanted to give you all an update on my condition. I am still BV FREE biggrin.gif and I have not used yeast arrest in 2 months. I am actively taking probiotic acidophilus with 20 billion active organisms. I take it twice a day it is refrigerated and in liquid form versus what I used to take which were the capsule form. So all is well this way I really need to catch up on the board and will have to find time. Have a great day biggrin.gif


Hi,
What brand of probiotic are you taking? And what did you take again to get rid of the BV.. please don't make me go back and read all your older posts!!
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post Aug 20 2007, 12:17 PM
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Hello everyone biggrin.gif ..Havent been on here in a while I have been extremely busy.. Just wanted to give you all an update on my condition. I am still BV FREE biggrin.gif and I have not used yeast arrest in 2 months. I am actively taking probiotic acidophilus with 20 billion active organisms. I take it twice a day it is refrigerated and in liquid form versus what I used to take which were the capsule form. So all is well this way I really need to catch up on the board and will have to find time. Have a great day biggrin.gif


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post Aug 20 2007, 11:36 AM
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I'm not sure if everyone has already read this article, it was dated November 3, 2005.

http://www.medpagetoday.com/InfectiousDisease/STDs/tb/2063

Women with bacterial vaginisis appear to play host to about twice as many species of bacteria as previously suspected

In addition, 19 of 35 species of bacteria detected in the vaginal fluid of women with bv appear to be newly identified......


The authors bypased standard bacterial culture techniques and instead extracted from the samples bacterial DNA, cloned the DNA segments, expanded them with polymerase chain reaction (PCR) then looked for the 16S ribosomal RNA genes unique to each bacterial species.

In each sample, with newly recognized species in 32 to 89% of clones per sample. Women with bv had 1 to six different bacterial species....

( they have no scientific names for the bacteria yet.

But at least they are looking right?


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post Aug 19 2007, 09:46 AM
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QUOTE(firecrotch @ Aug 18 2007, 07:19 PM) *
I've never hear of inositol-I guess I have some researching to do. I have been doing the hyrogren peroxide wash and I don't know if it's that what's helped or what but it seems like when I do do it-for a few days no smell and then it comes back a few days later. It hasn't been as bad as it was when I was on the metformin. I'm surprised I didn't have cats following me! LOL! And I don't know why my husband didn't bring it up. It's really hindered our sex life because I'm afraid for it to come back or to be smelling that stuff in the middle of us getting it on. I thought it was him or something and that I was allergic to his sperm and that's what was the cause.
Does anyone know if men who have sex with women with bv should undergo any cleansing or treatment?

Congrats on getting pg with PCOS without inf meds! i got pg 2x with the help of clomid.


Inositol is one of the B Vitamins. All of the B Vitamins are very important for your health, and for balancing hormones, which has been linked to (in some cases) BV. B-Complex has inositol in it. But most people need more of it.

As for the PCOS, I don't have it.
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post Aug 18 2007, 05:02 PM
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I've never hear of inositol-I guess I have some researching to do. I have been doing the hyrogren peroxide wash and I don't know if it's that what's helped or what but it seems like when I do do it-for a few days no smell and then it comes back a few days later. It hasn't been as bad as it was when I was on the metformin. I'm surprised I didn't have cats following me! LOL! And I don't know why my husband didn't bring it up. It's really hindered our sex life because I'm afraid for it to come back or to be smelling that stuff in the middle of us getting it on. I thought it was him or something and that I was allergic to his sperm and that's what was the cause.
Does anyone know if men who have sex with women with bv should undergo any cleansing or treatment?

Congrats on getting pg with PCOS without inf meds! i got pg 2x with the help of clomid.

QUOTE(lapis @ Aug 18 2007, 01:02 PM) *
Firecrotch,
I have had PCOS and chronic bv. The PCOS seems to be cured with inositol (I am now pregnant without any assistance) and my bv tales are scattered throughout this thread--going off oral contraceptives was helpful. I think that diet can do a lot to help both--but the inositol, including eating buckwheat for breakfast every day, was really amazing for the PCOS.

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post Aug 18 2007, 10:45 AM
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Firecrotch,
I have had PCOS and chronic bv. The PCOS seems to be cured with inositol (I am now pregnant without any assistance) and my bv tales are scattered throughout this thread--going off oral contraceptives was helpful. I think that diet can do a lot to help both--but the inositol, including eating buckwheat for breakfast every day, was really amazing for the PCOS.

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post Aug 18 2007, 03:09 AM
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YOUR BLOG is GREAT AND U have completed it... I can now click and be directed to the link VERY COOL... b/c I was about to ask abt the vagisil screening kit and pooof i click the link and now I know where to get it.... VERY well done...


Someone asked about PCOS I do not have that but I have hemorrhagic cyst and I am having a hard time finding correlations between cyst and bv... if anyone finds more info please share.....


Laser hair removal ....I am afraid but I am tried of razar bumps and accidental nics on my nonni... can some one provided a price range....
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post Aug 17 2007, 09:15 PM
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I am sooooo glad I stumbled across this forum. This should be published everywhere for everyone to see. I thought I was just a freak with the never-ending crotch rot from hell. Now I know I am not the only one who has to go back and forth to the doctor to get every antibiotic under the sun with no luck. My gyno once even sent my slides off to an infectious diseases specialist -- no luck!!!! I also find it interesting that the fact that Metrogel/flagyl etc DOES NOT WORK is not more widely published. I can only imagine the number of people that were wondering what the fuck is wrong with their stuff like I have been for years. I've not had it continuously, but every so often it rears its ugly head and I was just sick of it, UNTIL....

Upon the wonderful advice of the threads here, I went and got some B6 and acidophilus (I already had some folic acid). I'm not sure if the B vitamins made a drastic difference, but on day 2 of the acidophilus, my smell TOTALLY changed. It went from --- well, just foul to sweet smelling and NORMAL! WOW!!!! I'm almost afraid to jinx myself at this point, but the difference is just amazing. THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
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post Aug 17 2007, 09:14 PM
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post Aug 17 2007, 08:11 PM
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Hi ladies, I have a question. Do any of yall who suffer from BV have PCOS? Poly cystic ovarian syndrome. I have that and my doctor told me that BV is one of the side effects to it. I was put on metformin and it seemed like when I stopped taking the meds my BV cleared up or it wasn't nearly as bad. I haven't heard of any other women w PCOS who have chronic BV or maybe they did but were too embarrassed to talk about it.
I'm glad I found this board because this is a very embarrassing topic to discuss over coffee with my gf's.

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post Aug 17 2007, 07:08 AM
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Well, I thought my BV was gone because I have been taking the Vitamin B-6. I went to the gynocologist and was tested, and it came back positive for BV. I still have it! It's not as bad, but it's still there. Great.
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post Aug 14 2007, 06:01 PM
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OMG, I'm so happy I found this board.
I went to my Gyno, they did a culture and it came back as being negative for everything, but I have every symptom being described. Is it possible that I still have BV? I had a baby 4 months ago... I am breastfeeding and I've had thrush for about 4 months now... could this be related?
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post Aug 12 2007, 11:19 PM
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QUOTE(lapis @ Aug 12 2007, 08:50 PM) *
anitsirhc, have you considered ovulation as a possibility? Stringy discharge (which they sometimes call eggwhite) is really common mid-cycle, and if you are just going off the pill it might seem odd but might be your body's returning to normal. In a couple of days, it might get even thicker and whiter in color until your period starts. Just an optimistic thought...


no that actually sounds right. but like i said i'm not used to that cause i've been on the pill for so long i don't even know what normal is anymore. and i am definitely mid-cycle. so thanks for the suggestion, i'll keep an eye on it and see what changes. smile.gif
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post Aug 12 2007, 06:33 PM
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anitsirhc, have you considered ovulation as a possibility? Stringy discharge (which they sometimes call eggwhite) is really common mid-cycle, and if you are just going off the pill it might seem odd but might be your body's returning to normal. In a couple of days, it might get even thicker and whiter in color until your period starts. Just an optimistic thought...
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post Aug 12 2007, 05:28 PM
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update and... HELP!! so i used the vagisil tester thing and according to that my ph was normal and i don't have bv. but i definitely had a yeast infection. i felt like i did. i was itchy and had a lot of discharge. so i used a one dose yeast infection treatment last monday. the cream started to come out tuesday. i think it stopped coming out thursday night/friday. but now... i have A LOT of discharge. it's not bv discharge, it doesn't smell. and i don't feel like i still have a yeast infection cause i'm not really itchy, and it's not clumpy like a yeast infection. it's just thick and whitish yellowish. this is really really gross but i sat on the toilet and it came out like a long stringy blob. i don't think it's the medicine cause i took it monday and the medicine comes out in clumps not blobs. maybe it's just my vagina cleaning itself out after i took the medicine? any ideas?? why can't i just be norrrmmmalllll. sad.gif

by the way i've been taking b-6 every day and i'm pretty sure the bv is gone. now i just have the mystery blob to take care of haha.

also.... i just stopped taking birth control. this is my first month not on it in a year. i feel a lot better now that i'm not on it, but now i don't know when i'm supposed to get my period. i think i'm in the middle of my month right now. could that have anything to do with it? or the fact that i stopped taking birth control???
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post Aug 12 2007, 05:13 AM
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post Aug 12 2007, 01:41 AM
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QUOTE(SwtSimplicity @ Aug 12 2007, 04:28 AM) *
I've been dealing with this horrific, embarrassing, awful smell called BV for about a year now mad.gif . I've been reading the posts and I read tips about Boric Acid, Vitamin B-Complex, B-12, B-6, Apple Cidar Vinegar and so on. I just wanna know what exactly should I be taking. And about Boric Acid I looked it up on Google and it says that its used to kill Roaches and insects. It also says that its toxic/poisonous to humans. So I'm not too sure about the Boric Acid but I'm shying away from it. Other than that I'm pretty much willing to try anything to get rid of my Bacterial Infection.


Search through the threads, and find Lori's blog. There's ALOT of helpfull information on there. The boric acid should not be used if you are alergic to any Sulfer type products, otherwise, it's safe to use, and you can even buy it online already prepared in the gel caps for you. It's listed on Lori's blog. It's NOT A CURE. It just gives you relief from the smell.

HI LORI!!! tongue.gif
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post Aug 11 2007, 10:11 PM
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I've been dealing with this horrific, embarrassing, awful smell called BV for about a year now mad.gif . I've been reading the posts and I read tips about Boric Acid, Vitamin B-Complex, B-12, B-6, Apple Cidar Vinegar and so on. I just wanna know what exactly should I be taking. And about Boric Acid I looked it up on Google and it says that its used to kill Roaches and insects. It also says that its toxic/poisonous to humans. So I'm not too sure about the Boric Acid but I'm shying away from it. Other than that I'm pretty much willing to try anything to get rid of my Bacterial Infection.

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