THIS IS LONG, BUT I PROMISE IT'S WORTH THE READ. I was diagnosed with BV in August of 2013. My doctor prescibed first metronidazole and once that didn't work she then gave me clindamycin, which helped, but the BV quickly came back the minute I was done using it. Therefore I decided to take matters into my own hands. First I bought femdophilus, finished the bottled. It did nothing. I then bought VH essentials BV and probiotics products. Only worked for as long as I used them. At this point I was started to get really frustrated. I decided to do some research SO, I bought folic acid, vitamin c, vitamin b6, vitamin d, garlic capsules, acidophilus capsules, flax seed oil capsules, and fish oil. I also cut back on my sugar intake and acidic foods and started drinking a lot more water. I must say, it did help somewhat with the amount of discharge I was having, but the odor was definitely still there. Therefore, I did some more research and saw a lot of positive reviews on using hydrogen peroxide and apple cider vinegar. Now I did A LOT of research on this because I was always told douching was not good for the vagina because it can not only cause yeast infections and other complications. I was hesitant, but I was desperate and I wanted this thing gone! So I went ahead and bought a little syringe (the kind that is used to administer medicine to babies), hydrogen peroxide, distilled water, and apple cider vinegar AND to prevent getting a yeast infection after washing out my vag with this stuff, I also bought Kyolic Candida Cleanse to take orally which is basically just aged garlic and ginger tablets. They're great for yeast infections. Ok so here we go, using the syringe, I interested 3 teaspoons of hydrogen peroxide into my vag. If you want you may dilute it with the distilled water, but it didn't burn me, it just feels foamy and bubbly. I then mixed a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar with half a teaspoon of distilled water (and trust me you want to dilute the vinegar with the water cause it burns)and inserted it. Immediately I noticed a difference. No odor, no discharge! I did this every night for 3 nights. I was going to do it for a week, but I didn't because I wanted to not only see if it was gone for good with just 3 tries, but also because I didn't want to cause any damage to my vag. At first I thought I was rid of it for sure, I was so happy, but about a week later, it was back. At this point I've had BV for 2 months, I was so embarrassed and frustrated, but continued cleansing myself with the hydrogen peroxide and vinegar twice a week to at least keep it at bay till I can find a permanent cure. OH btw, the hydrogen peroxide is used to kill bacteria and then the vinegar is supposed to make the vagina a friendly place for the good bacteria. Anyway one day as I was shopping for more vitamins at walgreens I stumbled upon a product called Ultimate Flora vaginal support. Its a high lacto probiotic that contains not only acidophilus, but ALL of the lactobacillus that the vagina needs, plus its dairy and gluten free. So I thought I'd give it a shot. I stopped using the apple cider vinegar solution, I figured that with this product I wouldn't need it. And at this point the only vitamins I continued to take are the Kyolic Candida Cleanse, fish oil, flax seed oil, vitamin c, b3, and d. So I did my 3 teaspoon hydrogen peroxide cleanse and then inserted the Ultimate Flora capsule before bed. (You might want to wear a panty liner the next day because you will see a little residue from the capsule.) I was also taking the Ultimate Flora orally every morning with the rest of my vitamins. I decided to stop cleansing and inserting the capsule after 5 days of doing this every night, but continued taking it orally and guess what, no odor, no discharge! It is not January 2014 and I am BV free! I've been BV free for 3 months now and I couldn't be happier. I stopped taking all other vitamins because it costs me a pretty penny and I figured I can get all those nutrients if I just continue to eat right. The only ones I am still taking are the Ultimate Flora and Kyolic Candida Cleanse. I continue taking the Kyolic tablets just to avoid ever getting a yeast infection since I've had it once before, but the life saver here was Ultimate Flora! Omg! and heres the other thing. I was suffering from polycystic ovarian syndrome, which basically means I have lazy ovaries so I don't ovulate which meeeaans I don't get my period every month. My doctor had put me on birth control (loestrin Fe). It did help regulate my period, but I couldn't afford to continue buying it every month so I stopped taking it, as soon as I stopped taking it, my period was all out of wack again. Ever since I started taking Ultimate Flora, not only did it cure me of BV, but I have gotten my period every month! Ultimate Flora is amazing! So thats my story. I really hoped this helped some of you ladies and I wish all of you good luck!
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