Posted by Becky (Janesville, WI) on 03/23/2009
I am starting to think BV is the government's secret weapon of mass population control...making women not want to have sex and making pregnancies fail. Just a thought. So I have had chronic BV for about 3 years. I'm assuming I got it while dating this so-called man who was also sleeping with his stripper ex, which I found out later. Anyway, for the longest time I thought I was just a freak with some nasty disease. The gyno never told me it might and most likely come back again and again. Yeah, I got the Metro crap from the gyno, and of course it kept coming back always with a vengance. So I just gave up on going back to the doc. Once in a while I would get this thick stringy stuff coming out of me, like the stuff that sticks a credit card to the paper, you know...but haven't had that for a long time now. I have NO idea what that was all about! But yes, I get the thick, white, smelly stuff pretty much constantly. It sucks. I have been a vegetarian for 23 years, I'm 29 now, and for the last ten years I've been taking regular supplements. Folic acid has always been in my cabinet, take it twice a day because it promotes healthy hair, which it does!, but I have never noticed it working for my BV. I came across this website about a month ago and I am freaking out because SO, SO MANY WOMEN HAVE THIS! Why isn't there more information out there? Why do the people that have "THE CURE" want to charge $30-hundreds of dollars to "help" women get their lives and sanity back? Crazy. This BV imbroglio is way out of control. I also can smell myself in public. I work in food and even over the food smell, I feel like I can smell myself, even in a smokey bar, I CAN SMELL MYSELF, THAT MUSTY, FISHY, DISGUSTING SMELL. Once in a while it goes away, but I don't get my hopes up. I know it's coming back...AT THE MOST CONVENIENT TIME...RIGHT!?! I did try the hydrogen dioxide douche deal, and when I went on the toilet to empty it, I could physically see the cleansing power, but that is only temporary. I'm supposed to be moving out west in a couple weeks and I'M SCARED! I know the BV is going to tag along but I so desperately want to leave it behind. I feel that my dog and my cat are the only ones who are going to love me unconditionally and they are always there for me no matter what. God bless my babies. I cannot believe so many women have had this for so long and there is nothing we can do about it. About giving up coffee, sugars, pasta...no way in heck I'll be going there! Pasta is very high in protein and I LOVE PASTA, as for coffee and sugar...never crossed my mind to let those go! So now what? I went and got the acidophilus today, popped one of em, and I'm contemplating inserting one. I also bought cranberry tabs for the possible prevention of UTI, and got antioxidant formula with minerals. So I'm currently taking about 12 vitamins daily, well my hair looks great, we'll see what happens "down there". Good luck to all, I know it's hard. It's a daily stuggle, waking up in the morning and like clockwork, we smell ourselves. Everytime we go potty, we smell ourselves. ALWAYS SELF CONSCIOUS, NOT WANTING TO EXPLORE A RELATIONSHIP BECAUSE IN THE BACK OF OUR MINDS WE KNOW WE FEEL DIRTY AND WORTHLESS. I love all y'all, and keep on truckin!!!!