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Sweaty in Social Studies
post May 30 2009, 04:48 PM
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QUOTE(Lolasaurus @ May 27 2009, 08:20 PM) *
Found this today on a blog... BV possibly linked to vitamin D deficiency

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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.
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post May 28 2009, 06:22 PM
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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!


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post May 27 2009, 07:20 PM
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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
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post May 25 2009, 03:31 PM
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hi. i was doing research online for bv and i found this post on a different forum:

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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.
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post May 21 2009, 11:33 PM
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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
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post May 20 2009, 09:23 PM
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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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post May 20 2009, 04:45 PM
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It is May 20 and the last post was 13. It seem like nobody don't want to talk about their bv anymore.
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post May 13 2009, 12:42 AM
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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.
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post May 8 2009, 08:50 PM
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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.
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post May 6 2009, 09:13 AM
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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.
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post Apr 28 2009, 01:11 AM
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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.
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post Apr 28 2009, 01:08 AM
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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.
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Sweaty in Social Studies
post Apr 22 2009, 08:10 AM
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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.

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post Apr 21 2009, 10:03 PM
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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.


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post Apr 21 2009, 05:02 AM
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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?
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post Apr 20 2009, 05:24 PM
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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?


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post Apr 20 2009, 07:33 AM
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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.

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post Apr 18 2009, 09:41 AM
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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.
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post Apr 11 2009, 06:57 AM
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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.
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post Apr 10 2009, 05:38 PM
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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
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