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konphusion26
post Dec 11 2007, 07:00 PM
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QUOTE(fbgirl987 @ Dec 11 2007, 07:16 PM) *
I guess its more irritation. Its a contact thing- jeans hurt. It burns and kinda itches. The doctors dont seem to take it seriously- telling me how its a 'minor' infection (they arent the ones trying to treat something so MINOR). It is very frustrating. Do baths make it worse? I ask becuse I have cut back on my evening bath but it eases the discomfort. so idk. sad.gif


yeah jeans are uncomfortable unless I wear like an unscented pantyliner or something to keep them from rubbing. I couldn't really tell ya about the bath thing, cuz i only take showers. If you're using a soap or something to cleanse with, that might be causing more irritation.

Maybe some of the other ladies can give you some insight on that. Try taking showers for a while and see if that helps. I heard that a cool compress should help with the external irritation.


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post Dec 11 2007, 05:59 PM
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QUOTE(konphusion26 @ Dec 11 2007, 06:21 PM) *
Thats not gross! We all have dealt with this stuff in one form or another. But ummmm, I havent really had any pain to speak of. The irritation is definitely there. Thats how i can tell when its coming back. My problem was the smell and the discharge. All i can tell ya is to try the boric, it may help with the pain too. I'm not sure babe.... good luck though.

I guess its more irritation. Its a contact thing- jeans hurt. It burns and kinda itches. The doctors dont seem to take it seriously- telling me how its a 'minor' infection (they arent the ones trying to treat something so MINOR). It is very frustrating. Do baths make it worse? I ask becuse I have cut back on my evening bath but it eases the discomfort. so idk. sad.gif


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post Dec 11 2007, 05:04 PM
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QUOTE(fbgirl987 @ Dec 11 2007, 03:19 PM) *
one more thing...do you have pain and irritation with your infection? does the boric acid help with that? I hear alot about how it helps with the smell but to be honest the pain is bothering me alot more than the smell. Gross, I know (sorry ladies) unsure.gif


Thats not gross! We all have dealt with this stuff in one form or another. But ummmm, I havent really had any pain to speak of. The irritation is definitely there. Thats how i can tell when its coming back. My problem was the smell and the discharge. All i can tell ya is to try the boric, it may help with the pain too. I'm not sure babe.... good luck though.


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post Dec 11 2007, 04:56 PM
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QUOTE(jularee @ Dec 11 2007, 04:57 PM) *
forgot to add that while you're taking it you're not supposed to have any alcohol whatsoever.


oops. yeah me too. what does it do anyway? i had two drinks last night. that should be cool eh? i mean, i'm fine, just real drained today. but that could also be due to long night we had .. and that i havent really been drinking much water lately. just wondering, is flagyl hard on the liver or kidneys maybe? or do you think the alcohol counteracts the effects of the drug?


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post Dec 11 2007, 02:02 PM
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QUOTE(konphusion26 @ Dec 11 2007, 02:12 PM) *
Hey!! I made my own, got my products on Amazon.com Bought the capsules and the powder, and it took about 5 days for it to get to me. I got the 12 oz bottle of powder, but they have a 4 oz bottle available too. I think the 4 oz was like $2.50?? or something like that.

one more thing...do you have pain and irritation with your infection? does the boric acid help with that? I hear alot about how it helps with the smell but to be honest the pain is bothering me alot more than the smell. Gross, I know (sorry ladies) unsure.gif


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post Dec 11 2007, 02:01 PM
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QUOTE(konphusion26 @ Dec 11 2007, 02:12 PM) *
Hey!! I made my own, got my products on Amazon.com Bought the capsules and the powder, and it took about 5 days for it to get to me. I got the 12 oz bottle of powder, but they have a 4 oz bottle available too. I think the 4 oz was like $2.50?? or something like that.

I am going to try it tonight. This is becoming more and more unbearable. I hope the Flagyl works but I need some immediate relief. Are you doing it twice a day or once at night only?


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post Dec 11 2007, 12:55 PM
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QUOTE(fbgirl987 @ Dec 11 2007, 02:07 PM) *
Thats great news! Did you buy the yeast arrest or make your own? I have the Yeast Arrest here and am thinking of trying it with the Flagyl to see if I can 'attack from both sides' wink.gif

Hey!! I made my own, got my products on Amazon.com Bought the capsules and the powder, and it took about 5 days for it to get to me. I got the 12 oz bottle of powder, but they have a 4 oz bottle available too. I think the 4 oz was like $2.50?? or something like that.


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post Dec 11 2007, 12:50 PM
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QUOTE(konphusion26 @ Dec 11 2007, 02:03 PM) *
OMG!!! I just started my boric acid regimen last night.. and today, THANK GOD!! THERE IS NO SMELL. Barely any discharge at all. I am thoroughly amazed and pleased. My hubby asked me last night what the heck i was putting in there, LOL And he freaked out when I said boric acid. But, hey if it works.... i'll keep using it! I'll keep yall updated.


Thats great news! Did you buy the yeast arrest or make your own? I have the Yeast Arrest here and am thinking of trying it with the Flagyl to see if I can 'attack from both sides' wink.gif


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post Dec 11 2007, 12:46 PM
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OMG!!! I just started my boric acid regimen last night.. and today, THANK GOD!! THERE IS NO SMELL. Barely any discharge at all. I am thoroughly amazed and pleased. My hubby asked me last night what the heck i was putting in there, LOL And he freaked out when I said boric acid. But, hey if it works.... i'll keep using it! I'll keep yall updated.


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post Dec 11 2007, 12:40 PM
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QUOTE(jularee @ Dec 11 2007, 11:57 AM) *
the generic flagyl works very well for easing BV symptoms, however the recurrence rate of BV returning after finishing the medication is pretty high. i'm actually taking the generic right now and so far things are going very well for me. the only thing i don't like about the flagyl is that it leaves a metallic taste in my mouth and turns my urine super dark....but other than that it's pretty good. forgot to add that while you're taking it you're not supposed to have any alcohol whatsoever.

Hi Jularee,
Thanks for the reply. Have you done anything else WITH the Flagyl? Or are you just on that right now? Today is day two on it for me and I havent yet had any side effects (knock on wood). I am praying I DON'T get a yeast infection with it....which is how this whole cycle started. dry.gif


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post Dec 11 2007, 10:40 AM
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QUOTE(fbgirl987 @ Dec 11 2007, 09:07 AM) *
Hey jularee,
I am thinking about trying the med by mouth and the boric acid...simply to ease the discomfort. I dont know though....still kinda afraid to make matters worse down there. The dr put me on the generic for Flagyl. Have you tried it? Any luck with it?


the generic flagyl works very well for easing BV symptoms, however the recurrence rate of BV returning after finishing the medication is pretty high. i'm actually taking the generic right now and so far things are going very well for me. the only thing i don't like about the flagyl is that it leaves a metallic taste in my mouth and turns my urine super dark....but other than that it's pretty good. forgot to add that while you're taking it you're not supposed to have any alcohol whatsoever.
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post Dec 11 2007, 10:35 AM
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QUOTE(optomistic1 @ Dec 10 2007, 09:48 PM) *
So i've been reading this forum for a couple of days now. I also think I suffer from BV, this may be a dumb question, but for those of you that have been tested, how does the doctor usually test you for BV?


yeah it's pretty much like fbgirl said. the docs will use a speculum and a couple of q-tip type swabs to get a sample of your discharge. Usually there in the office while you're waiting they will look at the samples under a microscope to see if it has any clue cells, bacteria, lactobacillus, trich, yeast, etc. it's usually a quick procedure.
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post Dec 11 2007, 09:02 AM
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Just checking in to see how things are going for everyone....I am still doing well with the yeast arrest..I continue to take it for 5 days total in a month just for maintaining during and after my period.. No smell still but I monitor it on a daily basis.. I dont believe that I found an actual cure for bv but I do believe that yeast arrest has worked very well for me and serves as a wonderful source of continuing to maintain my bv free status...
I will be around...
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post Dec 11 2007, 06:50 AM
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QUOTE(jularee @ Dec 10 2007, 12:22 PM) *
Have you tried using the boric acid yet? I hear it's good for treating yeast and BV, so i you do have concurrent yeast/BV the boric acid may provide some relief. Good luck with your decision! smile.gif


Hey jularee,
I am thinking about trying the med by mouth and the boric acid...simply to ease the discomfort. I dont know though....still kinda afraid to make matters worse down there. The dr put me on the generic for Flagyl. Have you tried it? Any luck with it?


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post Dec 11 2007, 06:48 AM
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QUOTE(optomistic1 @ Dec 10 2007, 08:48 PM) *
So i've been reading this forum for a couple of days now. I also think I suffer from BV, this may be a dumb question, but for those of you that have been tested, how does the doctor usually test you for BV?


They generally do a pap-smear like procedure. They take a sample of the fluid and look under the microscope and also do a 'whiff' test (add a chemical to see if it gives off a strong odor indicating BV). I think they also culture it to be sure it isnt anything else.
From experience, I can say out of the three doctors I have seen over the past three months (one being my GYN I was with for 10 years)...only the last doctor I saw was THAT thorough. The other two seemed to think they could look at the discharge and tell me what it was. This resulted in treatment which didnt work and seemed to make things worse (I treated for yeast when in fact it was BV).
Just my experience though....Good luck to you and let us know what works!


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post Dec 10 2007, 07:31 PM
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So i've been reading this forum for a couple of days now. I also think I suffer from BV, this may be a dumb question, but for those of you that have been tested, how does the doctor usually test you for BV?
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post Dec 10 2007, 03:10 PM
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I went to the Dr and it is BV. At least I know it ISN'T yeast (right now). She gave me a med to take by mouth- twice a day. Something with an "M"....not sure the name and dropped the script off at the pharmacy already....
I know she said NO ALCOHOL with it. She said it should clear it right up. Anyone tried this?


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post Dec 10 2007, 11:05 AM
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QUOTE(fbgirl987 @ Dec 10 2007, 09:26 AM) *
HELP!!! GOD i hate this. mad.gif
So I thought my mysterious yeast/bv infection was cleared up by my period. Or so, I was praying. Then yesterday I had discomfort there again...and checked it out....only to confirm that gross watery whitish discharge.
I have the boric acid and a script for Terazol.
I am also inclined to see ANOTHER GYN. But not sure why....they are divided it seems on BV and yeast.

Should I just go for the boric Acid? Dont know what the hell to do anymore. its been 3 frickin months. sad.gif



Have you tried using the boric acid yet? I hear it's good for treating yeast and BV, so i you do have concurrent yeast/BV the boric acid may provide some relief. Good luck with your decision! smile.gif
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post Dec 10 2007, 07:09 AM
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HELP!!! GOD i hate this. mad.gif
So I thought my mysterious yeast/bv infection was cleared up by my period. Or so, I was praying. Then yesterday I had discomfort there again...and checked it out....only to confirm that gross watery whitish discharge.
I have the boric acid and a script for Terazol.
I am also inclined to see ANOTHER GYN. But not sure why....they are divided it seems on BV and yeast.

Should I just go for the boric Acid? Dont know what the hell to do anymore. its been 3 frickin months. sad.gif


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post Dec 10 2007, 12:07 AM
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nice. thanks ladies.. wink.gif


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