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The smell that won't go away! eff momof2cali 2 kids; Roseville, California 1423 posts
21st May '13

I am so irritated! I swear I get BV every month! I just finished antibiotics for it about 3 weeks ago and it's back! Every time I get my period there it is.
No it's not an STD. I'm in a monogamous relationship, and my gyno tests me for eSTD's every time I go in for a bacterial infection. What gives? Why me?! I do not use any special soaps or soaps at all down there. Sigh...someone please give me a magic cure that you found to stop frequent BV

☮[The Mrs.] FJB Due December 4; 3 kids; North Carolina 14335 posts
21st May '13

Once it's gone start taking a bath with apple cider vinegar.

momof2cali 2 kids; Roseville, California 1423 posts
21st May '13
Quoting ☮[The Mrs.]:" Once it's gone start taking a bath with apple cider vinegar. "


How much per solution?
I was taking rephresh pills (probiotic) seemed to help. I don't get periods often, so this last period left me with that smell again. I never have discharge, but under a microscope I'm always diagnosed as BV :(

Summerfrost 51 kids; Massachusetts 5712 posts
status 21st May '13

It might be worth increasing the amount of probiotics you eat. That should at least cut down on the amount of infections you get. Has your SO been treated? Because it's also possible that you guys are swapping it back and forth.

☮[The Mrs.] FJB Due December 4; 3 kids; North Carolina 14335 posts
21st May '13
Quoting momof2cali:" How much per solution? I was taking rephresh pills (probiotic) seemed to help. I don't get periods often, ... [snip!] ... so this last period left me with that smell again. I never have discharge, but under a microscope I'm always diagnosed as BV :("


I've always been told to add half a cup to my bath.

momof2cali 2 kids; Roseville, California 1423 posts
21st May '13
Quoting Summerfrost:" It might be worth increasing the amount of probiotics you eat. That should at least cut down on the amount ... [snip!] ... of infections you get. Has your SO been treated? Because it's also possible that you guys are swapping it back and forth. "


I asked my gynecologist about us swapping it back and forth, she stated that women can swap it, but male/female relations cannot. I do not let him ejaculate inside me anymore because that was causing mega problems with BV too. She told me I could start adding the Rephresh gel also, but for 2 days it will be clumpy :/

momof2cali 2 kids; Roseville, California 1423 posts
21st May '13
Quoting ☮[The Mrs.]:" I've always been told to add half a cup to my bath. "



And it works?

☮[The Mrs.] FJB Due December 4; 3 kids; North Carolina 14335 posts
21st May '13
Quoting momof2cali:" And it works?"


I haven't had a problem with BV or yeast infections since.

[yo.] 1 child; Gayville, South Dakota 13371 posts
21st May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ☮[The Mrs.]:</b>" I haven't had a problem with BV or yeast infections since. "</blockquote>




You use it every time?

momof2cali 2 kids; Roseville, California 1423 posts
21st May '13
Quoting ☮[The Mrs.]:" I haven't had a problem with BV or yeast infections since. "



Interesting. I will try it out.
The only explanation my gynecologist can give me is, "sometimes women get it more than others"...thanks

☮[The Mrs.] FJB Due December 4; 3 kids; North Carolina 14335 posts
21st May '13
Quoting [yo.]:" <blockquote><b>Quoting ☮[The Mrs.]:</b>" I haven't had a problem with BV or yeast infections since. "</blockquote> You use it every time?"


Like 2-3 times a week to prevent. Sometimes I forget and I stop doing it (or we run out) and I will end with a yeast infection and I do it every night then.

user banned 2 kids; Minnesota 7318 posts
21st May '13
Quoting ☮[The Mrs.]:" Once it's gone start taking a bath with apple cider vinegar. "


:!:



To get rid of it you can put a quarter gallon in a hot bath.



You can also drink it every day. Just like a tablespoon in a full glass of water, to help change th ph and prevent it.



I think the antibiotics could be making it worse in the long run.

momof2cali 2 kids; Roseville, California 1423 posts
21st May '13
Quoting Chim Richalds:" :!: To get rid of it you can put a quarter gallon in a hot bath. You can also drink it every day. ... [snip!] ... a full glass of water, to help change th ph and prevent it. I think the antibiotics could be making it worse in the long run."


I hate taking FLAGYL, it is so hard on my body and I get a yeast infection every time. Since September I've gotten it 5 times :/

☮[The Mrs.] FJB Due December 4; 3 kids; North Carolina 14335 posts
21st May '13
Quoting momof2cali:" I hate taking FLAGYL, it is so hard on my body and I get a yeast infection every time. Since September I've gotten it 5 times :/"


Your body may be getting use to the meds.

Nomo 4 kids; Mueang Phuket, Thailand 30487 posts
21st May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting momof2cali:</b>" How much per solution? I was taking rephresh pills (probiotic) seemed to help. I don't get periods often, ... [snip!] ... so this last period left me with that smell again. I never have discharge, but under a microscope I'm always diagnosed as BV :("</blockquote>




You even soak a tampon in ACV and use it that way. It works just use a good organic apple cider vinegar