Homeopathic Vit C 250 mg each night x 7 nights did not work. (I am 55, perimenopausal, treating with anti-aging doctor ((since 2010)), using SottoPelle every 2.5 months, progesterone by mouth every night and T3T4 compounded to treat hypothyroidism. I also grow my own kefir grains and on very high (live) probiotic, fermented/resistant starch food lifestyle). I also tried the organic apple vinegar tampons x days. I was spotting too and it was getting heavier, therefore increasing my concerns. The odor was relentless, causing me to want to stay at home.
I wound up proceeding with the clindomycin (did not want too-and did have side affect..= morning after nausea, extreme heartburn that disrupted sleep, irritability) as my antiaging doc told me the spotting was caused by the BV. After not having a period since 2010, growing tired of changing pads and getting pissy from limited sex.....i opted to follow her advice. The spotting has now significantly decreased. The odor disappeared the day after initial clindomycin dose 11.30 ( was on probiotics too).
Will start the Vit C insertion. Continue my high probiotic diet. Return to making sure after sex, I take extra shot of my "critters" --live probiotics/kefir.
My question is:
1. Did anyone else have spotting with their BV?
2. Has anyone else found that high probiotic diet is a significant factor in keeping vaginal secretions at acid level.
3. Any feedback, additional comments are much appreciated,