I've been dealing with bv for about a year now. I'm 33 and have never had this problem till recently. I've gone to the doctor and done the antibiotics but only had relief for a month or so only to have it return. I started using boric acid, hydrogen peroxide, folic acid, multivitamins and probiotics. All of these seem to help. I've done all treatments for 5-7 days at a time. The odor goes away completely. BUT... If I don't use my boric acid or hydrogen peroxide for 2 days the odor returns. Comes right back! Am I stuck having to use these forever? Everyday? It's so frustrating! Please help me!
I have been wondering the same thing... It seems that the pills work on and off, sometimes it keeps it at bay and others it doesn't seem to matter how diligent I am I still have the horrible odor return....
When I first did this I would do the douche 3 days in a row and then stop for a while but then it would come back a week or maybe 10 days later if I was lucky -sometimes worse, sometimes just the same. I felt that was too many times to do it in a row (I tried to listen to my body) so I only started doing the douche when I felt another round of stickyness come back and when I started to smell myself again.... But this time around it just doesn't seem to disappear?? I have done 3 douches so far (once a day) and I have been doing the pils for at least 10 days.. Is it possible that your body will also grow resistant to this method.... PLEASE if anyone knows what to do, I am desperate...
I too have been a suffer of BV for 3-4 years now off and on. I have been to the Doctor billons of times for the same thing its gotten to the point I dont have to go and get an exam just have the Doc call me in a presrciption of the metrogel. I can't take the metrodazole pills because they taste like poison if you get my drift and I'll eventually throw them back up. Well the metrogel would clump my discharge up like I had a yeast infection and it would take forever for that to drain out of my papya.
So desperately I googled Cure for BV and stumbled across this website.
I first did the hydrogen peroxide douche which only worked temp. for two days by itself, I then went and purchased the 2 billion live cell acidphilus and 800mg folic acid. I douched again by putting two opened capsules (freeze dried) acidphilus pills mixed with the peroxide, then took orally two more acidphilus capsules with 1 800mg folic acid pill. To much my surprise it works, but just as soon as you miss a dose the discharge is back and few days later here comes the smell. So I guess I better not ever stop taking the pills
Are there any women out there who feels the douching makes it worse after the second or third day. Or if there are any women who has not tried the douching method and only did the pills and got good results. Also, do I have to take these pills for the rest of my life for I am not a good pill taker. But being how sick and tired I am of this dredful BV I guess I will take the pills everyday (one of each) and douch every other three days. What is the right amount of times to douche per week?