I've had BV for three months now. I am sick and tired of reading about this infection and only getting it as far as keeping it at bay. I am getting pretty desperate and I am looking for a final solution to this thing.
what have I taken: I was prescribed Metronidazole...it didn't do anything at all. I was then prescribed Clindamycin Phosphate, a localized Anibiotic, that also didn't work. Naturally, I quit the medicinal crap and started looking into homeopathic and herbal remedies. The home remedies have been the most successful.
douched with hydrogen peroxide to keep the discharge at bay.
I have douched with vinegar and baking soda to help lower my ph. (separate from the hydrogen peroxide,of course)
I have used tea tree oil on a tampon and without, as a means to kill the discharge and smell. It has worked greatly but it doesn't allow for my body to naturally fight it off by itself.
I have taken herbal supplements in attempts to "regrow" my original vaginal flora.
I have taken:
regular L.Acidophilus found in yogurt and in tablets. I have taken both. Nothing.
I have taken Jarrow's Fem dophilus, which contains L.rhamnosus and L. reuteri. nothing.
I have taken, Nature's Way Primadophilus, which contains L. Acidophilus, L.rhamnosus, and L.reuteri. nothing
I have used Bio Fem Active gel, which I purchased from the UK to help lower my pH, not only has this not worked but it has allowed for a nice warm damp place for the BV to regrow!
I am now taking Swanson's Fem Flora which contains, L.reuteri, L.rhamnosus, L.acidophilus, L.casei, L.fermentum, Lactococcus, and L.plantarum.
By the way, the stuff listed above are probiotics. I suspect that the Antibiotics that I took at first from the dotcor simply worsened my body's chance at repopulating the "good" bacteria.
I am FURIOUS. I WANT AN ANSWER TO GET RID OF THIS AWFUL THING. NO WOMAN SHOULD HAVE TO DEAL WITH THIS. IF YOU HAVE AN ANSWER, A SOLUTION, PLEASE TELL ME BECAUSE I CAN'T TAKE THIS ANYMORE!
AND I SWEAR TO EVERYTHING ON THE FACE OF THIS PLANET, DO NOT TELL ME I SHOULDN'T BE DOUCHING, THIS WILL ONLY LEAD ME TO SUSPECT THAT YOU HAVE NEVER EVER HAD BV SO BE QUIET!