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> Bacterial Vaginosis--or--embarrassing bad smell
quietmadness
post Feb 20 2007, 06:02 PM
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At that accessrx place, do you have to have Dr's approval through them? Or a prescripton?

Or can you just order it without a bunch of shit?

I'd like to find somewhere I could get it without having to call the doc, or have a prescription.

Anyone know of a site like that?
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autumnbreeze
post Feb 20 2007, 05:17 PM
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Glad to hear that some of you are experiencing some relief.
Deprime: definitely keep us updated on what happens with the Reproductive Endocrinologist.
Britt: Welcome! Yes, it's the HP in the brown bottle and the BA is the same as in the roach killer..LOL. I've tried the HP but I'll admit that I've been too chicken to try the Boric Acid.

OK guys...*drum roll*....I think I may have stumbled upon a remedy for BV symptoms. A couple weeks ago I was searching the web for hair information. My hair sheds in the winter and I was looking for an easy fix. I kept coming across info on Evening Primrose Oil. So I decided to give it a try for my shedding.
Also, I picked up an Enzyme supplement because I feel that my digestive system is not working at it's optimal best. Soooooooo..Last Monday I began taking 1 EPO capsule (1000 mg) + 2 Enzyme tablets, twice a day (after breakfast and dinner). I immediately noticed my discharge & odor went away. I was excited but wanted to wait atleast a week before I came in here with the news. This may not work for everyone because I realize that we all have different symptoms,etc. But today is day 9 and the symptoms are still gone so even it my hair shedding doesn't stop, I don't care! I'm still going to continue taking both of these supplements. They each only cost about $6. On the EPO bottle, it says "For Women's Health". I don't know the "science" behind this so sorry, I don't have any links or articles to break it down. All I know is it's doing something and I hope it works long term.

HTH
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post Feb 20 2007, 04:43 PM
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Today I saw the reproductive endocrinologist. He (and another physician + med school student) were super friendly, willing to listen to me, and provided no-BS answers to stuff.

Basically what it boils down to is this: the first time I got BV, it came with a yeast infection. The vagina is a super delicate balance (we all knew that, though) -- if there's too much yeast, anaerobic bacteria are allowed to thrive. The vagina wants to normally be in equilibrium, but there are a lot of things that can throw it off balance (we all knew that, too.) According to the doctor, I need to stop treating myself for a while -- we're going to give it two weeks while he waits for the gram swab results to come back. I am not trying to persuade anyone to do anything, I am just reporting what the doc told ME... to stop doing the HP douche. He said that it had discolored my vagina but that my cervix looked healthy. Also, he said that the HP could be making my BV smell worse because of its chemical compounds. For the "whiff test" that many GYNs use to detect BV, they put the sample culture into KOH (potassium hydroxide.) The HP is H2O2, which has both oxygen and hydrogen molecules as well.

Oh, he also said that I don't have a fistula and that I don't have type 2 diabetes, two theories of mine. So...

Basically, the reproductive endocrinologist told me to not do any treatment; he'll call me back next week with the results and to schedule another appointment. Next time, depending on my results, we'll talk about ways of dealing with my odor/discharge. If it's not traditional BV, we'll look to do something else. For now, I have to let my vagina "air out"..lol.

Anyway, I know this isn't much new information, but it was really nice to have a group of professionals LISTEN to me and treat me like an adult. Like I said before, however, what this guy recommended was for me, so I would not recommend it for everyone.

As always, good luck to everyone.... I'll keep you posted!
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britt8705
post Feb 20 2007, 12:18 PM
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Thank You again PianoGirl I'm very scared for some reason but I am willing to try. I will check in with any updates. Thanks
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pianogirl
post Feb 20 2007, 05:21 AM
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QUOTE(britt8705 @ Feb 20 2007, 12:09 AM) *

Thank you Pianogirl,

I have a few questions is the Hydrogen Peroxide the same thing thats in the brown bottle that is used for cuts, and is Boric Acid really good to use b/c I remember seeing Boric Acid in big bold letters on a can of roach stray.



Hi Britt,

Yes for the hydrogen peroxide it would be the 3% formula typically in a brown bottle and for the boric acid some girls have in fact used the "roach killer" boric acid up there however there is also another version which I purchased at CVS near the eye care section as BA is used in some eye care products it is probably the same kind as in the roach killer bottle but it might ease you worries. It is okay to put it up there (the BA) I was using it for months until I discovered the wonders of HP with a funnel and some estriol at night smile.gif


You can use the BA but the HP you might want to give it a go before the BA as the BA is rather messy and you will experience a runny discahrge whereas the HP is a wash.



Oh BTW for the HP you can also use a douche bottle and you do not have to dilute it with anything.


Let me know if you need anything else and keep us posted on your progress. We like to gather feedback from each other. smile.gif




PS Ladies no smell, still on the estroil and I havent done the HP since friday smile.gif


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britt8705
post Feb 19 2007, 10:52 PM
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Thank you Pianogirl,

I have a few questions is the Hydrogen Peroxide the same thing thats in the brown bottle that is used for cuts, and is Boric Acid really good to use b/c I remember seeing Boric Acid in big bold letters on a can of roach stray.
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pianogirl
post Feb 19 2007, 09:57 PM
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QUOTE(britt8705 @ Feb 19 2007, 09:55 PM) *

Hi Everyone,

I'm new to this lounge and very glad to hear that I'm not alone. Well I have been suffering with BV for about 7yrs (since I was 12) this was before I got my period and definitely before I started having sex. I have been to the GYN numbers of times. I have been on MetroGel twice and taken Flagyl once I douche with vinegar, only when I feel that the BV is getting "out of control". I constantly eat yogurt with active cultures, drink water, and take 3 baths daily with non-perfumed soap, I wash my clothes and bedding in unscented detergent. I feel like this is ruining my life and wish we could all be freed...but in the mean time what is the best thing to do about it should I go with the Boric Acid thing, Rephresh, or something else SOMEONE PLEASE HELP.



Welcome Brit!

There are a couple of things that are working for us.

1) Hydrogen peroxide doche pour it inside with a funnel or turkey baster

2) boric acid suppositories - you would need to purchase size 00 empty gel caps and stuff them with boric acid and insert at night (boric acid is poisonous do not take orally).


3) estroil suppositories - you wil need to order this online

4) Oral Flayll inserted vaginally




I think I covered everything.

Hope this helps
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anitsirhc
post Feb 19 2007, 09:11 PM
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it's so nice to read that people are finding things that work!! it's very reassuring. i would do research online for hours and only find that basically there's nothing to do about it and that nothing works and i would cry but this is giving me hope!!! i'm finishing my period right now so i can't do anything but once it's done i think will try the hp again and maybe keep it away before it comes back. and if that doesn't work i'm definitely going to try one of the things that you ladies are doing.
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britt8705
post Feb 19 2007, 08:38 PM
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Hi Everyone,

I'm new to this lounge and very glad to hear that I'm not alone. Well I have been suffering with BV for about 7yrs (since I was 12) this was before I got my period and definitely before I started having sex. I have been to the GYN numbers of times. I have been on MetroGel twice and taken Flagyl once I douche with vinegar, only when I feel that the BV is getting "out of control". I constantly eat yogurt with active cultures, drink water, and take 3 baths daily with non-perfumed soap, I wash my clothes and bedding in unscented detergent. I feel like this is ruining my life and wish we could all be freed...but in the mean time what is the best thing to do about it should I go with the Boric Acid thing, Rephresh, or something else SOMEONE PLEASE HELP.
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pianogirl
post Feb 19 2007, 05:04 PM
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QUOTE(Eralc Alegna @ Feb 19 2007, 05:38 PM) *

Things aren't looking too bad here either. Yesterday being an exception ( I fell asleep before using the estroil so I didn't take it 'till the morning...) My symptoms seem to be getting progressively better! I'm using HP every other day or so for a little insurance, but i think if I keep up the estroil this could be the end for me. Temporarily at the very least. I haven't even had a break for like 8 months.
I really hope this stays consistant for everyone and we all find our individual cures!



Hi EA


Same here I have been using the estroil and along with the HP (with a funnel) things are not so bad....I am happy not to be using the boric.

I am glad we are all on the right path.

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Eralc Alegna
post Feb 19 2007, 04:21 PM
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Things aren't looking too bad here either. Yesterday being an exception ( I fell asleep before using the estroil so I didn't take it 'till the morning...) My symptoms seem to be getting progressively better! I'm using HP every other day or so for a little insurance, but i think if I keep up the estroil this could be the end for me. Temporarily at the very least. I haven't even had a break for like 8 months.
I really hope this stays consistant for everyone and we all find our individual cures!
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neverending
post Feb 19 2007, 09:51 AM
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jewelscando: Good for you jewels! Glad to hear something worked for you! Everything has been great on this end lately.
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jewelscando
post Feb 18 2007, 10:00 PM
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I dont know Sassy, other then, they do prescribe this in the gel form, but it doesn't work long term.

One reason, is it did make me really raw, and gave me a yeast infection, pretty severe. So, that could be why. I should have treated the yeast infection at the same time I did this, but I just wasn't thinking.

Do what works for you!! What I loved about this is, it took the funk smell away as well. The boric took the fish away, but never took the funk away.
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post Feb 18 2007, 09:56 PM
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jewels--That's great! I wonder why it works that way and why doctors don't know this? I'm definately thinking about getting some flagyl now. I'm still alternating between boric and HP. Not fun but it keeps things under control.
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jewelscando
post Feb 18 2007, 06:13 PM
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Well ladies, I tried the Flagyl for the first time on February 3rd I think. Here we are at February 18th, and STILL NO SMELL. Had sex twice this weekend, and NOTHING. NOTHING AT ALL. Not even close, not even a hint, nothing. I am still a bit raw, like the yeast infection didn't quite go away, but, there is no B.V.

So here's my options.....YEAST/OR B.V. HMMMMMMM. I'll take the yeast!!

I'm not going to use any more Flagyl for now, because, why should I? I will start loading up on Acidophillus, starting, right now!! I'm going to go take one while I'm thinking about it.

Anyways, just wanted to give you all my update!!!
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pianogirl
post Feb 16 2007, 02:21 PM
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The HP works for me with a small funnel. If you find that the dropper is too small try the funnel or a turkey baster...I like the HP better than the boric smile.gif
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jewelscando
post Feb 15 2007, 11:50 PM
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anitsirhc, go get like a medicine dropper. I fill it up, then slowly squeeze it in, and fill it up again, like a total of 3 times. If you keep your hips up, most of it will stay in, and especially if you do it slow. The faster you squeez it out, the more it runs down.

By the way guys, I got a raw spot from the HP running down my ass. No kidding.

Anyways, B.V. is still gone. I'm done with the yeast medicine, but I'm not sure that it's gone all the way. I might go buy another 3 day, or just give it a few more days and see if it clears up.

So, looks as though Flagyl worked, however, no idea on for how long, and if it will come back. If it does come back, I don't think I'll do this again, because, that yeast infection hurt. I don't hurt when I have B.V., just the bad smell. OR.....I will try a smaller dose. Maybe crush it up and put it in a gel cap, since I have two bags of those. And do something to prevent the yeast. We will see!!
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anitsirhc
post Feb 15 2007, 10:44 AM
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i tried the hp last night and i definitely didn't do it right. i thought i got it in there and i layed there for 3 minutes and when i got up to let it out, nothing came out haha. so i guess i didn't really get anything in there. i'll try again tonight maybe and see if i do a better job.

i called a doctor about the bleeding while on flagyl thing and she said that there was nothing to worry about, but she didn't really sound like she knew what she was talkng about so i'll probably call again today and talk to someon else. (she said it was probably from skipping a bc pill or not taking it at the same time even though i kept telling her over and over that i didn't to that and the same thing happened to me when i took metrogel... that's not coincidence.)
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anitsirhc
post Feb 14 2007, 03:05 PM
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ok i will do that. thank you!!

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY LADIES!! biggrin.gif
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post Feb 14 2007, 11:31 AM
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QUOTE(anitsirhc @ Feb 14 2007, 12:38 AM) *

thanks!! a few more questions... when you do the hp how much do you use? i went to the store and bought a disposable douche and i'm just going to empty that and use that for the hp. i'm not sure if i read that here or somewhere else, but if nobody's tried that here well it sounds pretty easy haha. and do you dilute it with water? thank you for helping me!! and i hope the estroil works... let me know. smile.gif


I bought the disposable douche as well. I emptied the contents and cut the hole in the top of the bottle (just to make it a little larger making it easier to get the hp in the bottle). I fill it about 1/4 or 1/3 full with hp...I do not dilute it with any water (but I read somewhere that if you try this and are irritated at all by it, you may want to dilute it with water). Just prop up your hips and insert it. Use a towel underneath you because some does run out and it can be a little messy. I hold it in for about 3 minutes. You will feel it bubbling...I hope that just means its working. Then hold it in as you stand up and sit over the toilet to let it run out...that's what I do anyway. It seems to work ok for me, but I know the BV is not gone. I am interested to see what happens over the long term with the flagyl insert though...good luck Jewels...good luck anitsirhc...and good luck to everyone!
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