actually with group B strep they DON'T treat it unless it has symptoms
and you know for that one- GBS is normal bacteria found in many women, not all women are colonized with it>> being I had it for years before discovering Fem-D I did lots and lots and lots of research on it.
My Group B strep grew out of control after being misdiagnosed with BV in 2002 and put on metrogel, than flagyl because my symptoms never improved. <<as mentioned before... in which before using metrogel, having a gut feeling something wasnt right, went back to the old obgyn and demanded cultures done, coming to find out it wasn't BV but only GBS
I got my GBS under control by taking Fem-D vaginally for 3 days, than orally for several years from 2005-2009
and by the way I tried using RepHresh and it bothered me back then...
than I stopped Fem-D (decided to save $$)
than this yr, under lots of stress and hormonal fluctuations (really bad menstrual cycles), insomnia, and not exercising enough I developed a nasty yeast infection last month...
went to my newer OBGYN who cultured me for everything- came back only with yeast
than i used diflucam, wasnt quite helping the external symptoms, so decided to use garlic inside the vagina....
and the garlic took the cottage cheese discharge away, used it for 5 nights
than wala- noticed this weird smell, a little itching, overall feeling better than the YI made me feel
went back to the doctor- she swabbed me, NO CLUE CELLS or yeast noted, but she sent in cultures
came back for gardernella...aka: dreaded BV!!
so being I just got done (3 weeks ago) with a YI Im very nervous about using metrogel. I cant use flagyl orally because it makes me sick.
so being the doctors whom formulated Fem-D state that you can possibly cure BV using it vaginally for 5 days- at 2 times a day.... Im going to try that because FEM-D really doesnt bother me vaginally
I open a capsule, wearing a non-latex glove, put the powder-pro-biotic on my finger and insert inside deep into the vagina smearing around the walls and cervix... it actually gives me a cooling sensation, seems to take away the odor. The powder dissolves almost immediately
so Im going to do this, than try the Balance Activ (being the makers of this also claim this can cure BV by balancing the pH)
than go back to my OBGYN for a follow up in about 2 weeks... I'll give you all the progress
if it did not work, I guess metrogel is my only option
I can of course use clindamycin vaginal cream- as I have used that for GBS overgrowth in the past...worked great, as this one never seems to give me a yeast infection- although its been a few years since I have been on it.
I do agree that candida is worse, thats why I dont wanna use an anti biotic...
have you heard of Candex? I used that when I had my last yeast infection and it seemed to help...
i am wishing now i never used the garlic clove- so much for "home remedies"
By the way, can you do me a favor, look at your pro-biotic and tell me exactly the name of it??
I am planning on going to whole foods tomorrow.... and I want to check it out
QUOTE(melinda7 @ Oct 1 2010, 05:30 PM)
I actaully hope it IS bv, sounds weird, but I'll explain. If it's BV, which I had off/on for many many years, then it will probably be able to be maintained or even go away of I get my ph to 4.5 and colonize with lactobacilli.
If it's candida, that is chronic, which I've also had, that is so much harder to get rid of.
Forget strep-b. I've heard you need to be on antibiotics for a longgg time to get rid of that.
My probiotics has 5 billion a pill. I checked. Same as fem-d with no weird fillers, plus it has acidopholus and vitamin C.
I really want to try the tampons. Where did you get them?
I am going to start using activ too, I am waiting for it to arrive.
If you have BV, you should take the flagyl. It may not go away if you don't and you could end up chronic like me. I did the same things as you and used probiotics and the same diet and now I am a mess. Use the diet after the meds to maintain, is my advice.
Boric doesn't irritate me at all.
I'm using the oral flagyl.