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Bacterial Vaginosis Misery

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  • Posted By: callalily
  • September 24, 2008
  • 09:34 PM

I've been fighting bacterial vaginosis for about 6 months now. I've been through several different antibiotics: Flagyl, Clindamycin, Doxycylcine, and Clindesse, and then of course Diflucan for the yeast caused by the antibiotics. By it just comes back. I've been tested for Chlamydia and Gonorreha. The tests came back negative. After a couple more months of fighting this, I asked my doc if the tests could have been wrong. She said my body showed no signs of being infected by either on of those. I've had a redness to my vaginal area that has come and gone since this started. About a month and a half ago, it got very red and has stayed that way. It's irritating and I have prickly like pains. I can't have sex because that just irritates it more (which is having an affect on my marriage). Two weeks ago my doctor prescribed a 2 week course of boric acid suppositories to "attack the bacteria." I used the last suppository 2 days ago and I'm still red and uncomfortable. My follow up appointment is in 5 days. I'm miserable and no amount of crying seems to help.

Has anyone else fought this? Found anything that helps?

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  • I have been suffering from BV since 2006 and i think i have found some reliefI have found that there are a lot of ways u can get it, PH being disturbed by sex, birth control pills, or just from nothing but I will tell u ladies seriously listen to me, DO NOT TRY to fix this problem by simply putting things in your vagina ( douching, cream, pills, yogurt, etc) TRUST ME BV can make you so desperate that you will try everything, i know i have tried a whole lot of remedies. I REPEAT understand that BV is "REOCCURING" BECAUSE YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM IS NOT WORKING PROPERLY, some of my girlfriends have gotten it once, treated it and that was it. some other feel something coming on and their bodies get rid of it. we are NOT supposed to get sick from sex. so enough of my soapbox i will tell u what i have doneFIRST GO TO THE DOCTOR AND GET ANTIBIOTICS PILLS, for you and AND YOUR BOYFRIEND/HUSBAND, forget these folks who tell u it's not transmittable ( dont know if that's a word , lol), treat both u and him and abstain from sex during treatment. IMMEDIATELY AFTER TREATMENT, start taking folic acid and VITAMIN C EVERYDAY . FOlic acid promotes reproductive organ health all around and vitamin C helps your immune system. i did this and didnt get an infection until for a couple of days i was having sex and didnt take my vitamins. Then the next thing you should also do is really try to eat healthy, whole foods, veggies, cut sweets and crap from your diet. That's very important. Then ANOTHER reason we keep getting it is because the "flora" of the vagina, once it gets messed up it can take weeks, months and sometimes years to build itself back up so the way u can help it is by detoxifying your body and toning your reproductive organs. Buy some detox herbal teas and drink daily, do body cleanses ( colon, urinary and such), and drink a lot of water. You may be thinking, man that sounds like slavery to be doing all of that, but to be honest i think BV is God's or nature's way of telling me to take care of my body better, so now my pantry is full of herbal teas, and i buy mostly healthy food - ( i have a little pepperidge farm cookie addiction:-)) but if i do right by my body the majority of the time, it's ok to splurge sometimes. So far so good. My last bout of BV is still lingering just a little bit, but the reason it's not like a raging beast is because i m detoxifying and taking vitamins , so in effect right now my body is fighting it and it feels great to feel in control because honestly, even though i recommended doing the antibiotics treatment to start the regime, i do not recommend running to the doctor every couple of weeks to get antibiotics, it's going to hurt your body after a couple of sessions because your will also kill good bacteria in your gut and vagina and that messes up the flora even more. It kills me that doctors NEVER mention diet and holistic lifestyle changes to fix this problem, it's amazing, i guess since they cannot patent it, then it's not a good option. Also buy Chasteberry tea or pills ( tones uterus) and cerasee tea ( purifies blood and body, but tastes nasty) and try to incorporate herbal tea in your diet daily. I have seen results. Do not let this thing ruin your life, self esteem, relationship or marriage, stay strong and keep your head up.
    healthconscious 4 Replies
    • October 6, 2008
    • 04:56 AM
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  • i get BV every couple of months. there is nothing i've been able to do to stop it. the first few times i got it, my doctor suggested i use a new washcloth each time i shower instead of using a loofa, or simply rinsing out the same washcloth. this didn't help. she also said that tight fitting clothing or polyester or other synthetic underwear may be a cause. someone also suggested i use the nuvaring birth control ring instead of the pill. this was just more expensive and less comfortable than the pill. the first time i had to explain BV to my boyfriend, i was so embarrassed. it was hard to explain that BV isn't an actual STD. especially when the literature online always mentions sexual activity as something that might cause BV. no matter what other causes there may are, that one seems to stick out. it's hard not to think that my vagina's just broken since no one has been able to help. next time i get BV i'll use the suggestions here. thanks!
    sportsfan 1 Replies
    • October 13, 2008
    • 00:40 AM
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