FOUND A CURE WITH ESSENTIAL OILS
Like so many women on here I am so thankful I found this site--what a relief to know I wasn't alone and see all the options I could try! After 3 rounds of Metro Gel and one round of oral antibiotics I had NO RELIEF. I was fed up with my doctor telling me BV isn't something to be worried about! I have been married for 11 years and aside from 4 or 5 easily treated yeast infections over the years I had never dealt with anything like this! My worst symptoms were itching and inflammation. I did not have a strong odor, but the Dr. confirmed it was BV. After antibiotics I tried many of the remedies and supplements on here. Some helped a little but did not cure me (garlic, probiotics inserted vaginally, Vit D, Vit C, multi vitamins...). Finally I found what's working for me. I will update if the BV comes back but after treatment, so far so good!
If you have access to very good quality essential oils, then please try this!
INFO: I recommend DoTerra oils (because that's what I used and I can't say if other oils are the same) The suggested oils for BV are Rosemary and Cinnamon. In addition Melaleuca (aka Tea Tree oil)and Lavender can help immensely with the itching and irritation. With that said, I had to wait a while to get the recommended oils and ended up using Oregano (always recommended for infections) instead and that worked for me.
OK here is the step by step of what I did:
1.Basic changes that are going to be life long: Cutting back on sugar (I'm not too self controlled in this dept but getting rid of BV is very motivating!)Added a multivitamin and good probiotic (Ultimate Flora 30billion) every day. No more soap for washing down there. Just rinsing with water! Lots of water with lemon.
2. 'coconut tampons' I froze organic,extra virgin coconut oil in those water bottle ice cube trays (they are the size of a tampon) added a drop each of melaleuca, lavender, and oregano oil (inserted these at bedtime for 5 days and wore a pad). This is very soothing and since I did it at night, it wasn't very messy. When I first woke up some drained into the pad, but after getting ready for the morning I was able to take it off and just wear my cotton undies alone for the day. (You smell great down there all day!)
3. This is what I think was key to really killing the infection: Lemon, Melaleuca, and Oregano Oil: 1-2 drops each in a veggie capsule 3x day for 10 days. I felt well by day 3.
4. I was able to be intimate with my husband by day 5 after months of abstaining. I did feel a bit irritated externally afterwards and (after a shower)just put a quarter size drop of coconut oil in my palm with a drop each of melaleuca, lavender and Oregano oil and applied externally-- instant soothing!
That's it. If I begin to feel symptoms return or very irritated after sex, I will probably pop in a 'coconut tampon' for the night. If that doesn't do it, I will do another round of oral oils and experiment with rosemary or cinnamon oils in my coconut tampons.
I am praying this helps someone and I am sure that the LORD led me to this resource! If you are discouraged: remember there are lots of different, natural things you can try and you are not alone in this struggle!
FOUND A CURE WITH ESSENTIAL OILS