So I've been reading about natural cures for BV, such as aciophilus. I decided I'd try to take two tablets of the acidophilis orally and insert one vaginally. I did it once last night and once this morning. The tablets I've been taking have two billion live bacteria per two caplets. It's (lactobacillus acidophilus, L. rhamnosus, bifidobacterium bifidum, L. salivarius, and S. thermophilus). Toward the middle of the day, I noticed that I have a bright yellow discharge. Do you know what may be causing this sudden change in the color of my discharge? Please help. It's freaking me out.
(Fort Worth, TX)
Acidophilus, B12, and Folic Acid got rid of my Bacterial Vaginosis. I took orally: lactobacillus acidophius 90mg, lactobacillus bibidus 25mg, folic acid 800mcg, vitamin B12, 500mcg. Vaginally inserted qty 4 half caplets acidophius. I did this for one day and the infection was gone.
I have read many testamonies and successes about B12, Folic Acid, and acidopholis for the treatment of Bacterial Vaginosis. Can anyone tell me what I should be looking for on the label of these supplements when choosing from the variety of brands and claims I see at my health food store? Is there a reliable website that sells superior products or explains how to choose vitamins and supplements? Your help and opinions are appreciated. Thank you and have a healthy day!
EC: An employee in a good health food store should be able to point you to good brands. Whole Foods, for example, has some very knowledgeable people working for them.
Been reading a lot of the comments here and am ready to start trying the methods. have now had BV 3 times. my fiance took antibiotics which my doctor told me would decrease any liklihood of recurrence -- but here i am 2 months later going through it again! Want to be sure i have the amounts of accidophollis right -- do i take enough pills to equal 500mg per day or is it more? also - is that only by mouth and then additional pills inserted vaginally? how many pills get inserted?? i'm a little hesitant about the insertion, but it seems a lot of you have had success. ALSO, do I need to take the folic acid as well? HELP! I am SO frustrated!
Hello I started inserting 1 tablet of Super Acidophilus from GNC into my vagina at night. By morning im getting discharge from the pill and slight bleeding. Is bleeding normal? Can anyone help me!!!!!!!!!
(Nyc, Ny Ny Usa)
(Las Vegas, Nv)
(Dallas, Texas/ Usa)
I wanted to thank this website and all the wonderful women who provided me with a way to overcome a "curse" that I have been living with on and off for several years now. BV has haunted me and it has made me feel like less of a woman. First, I stumbled upon this site accidentally when looking for boric acid suppositories...something I heard was a natural cure for BV. I have to say, the boric acid didn't work for me. I tried, it seemed better, but it returned. Mind you, these ideas have become a sort of last resort for me because I have been through cycles of antibiotic over the years, only to have the BV return. I honestly turned to homeopathy because conventional meds didn't work long-term and I didn't want to keep taking antibiotics. When I found this site I must admit I was skeptical. How on earth could such a simple suggestion cure something that everything else I tried couldn't? Honestly, my skepticism was high. Thank God I was wrong. I'm ultimately writing this to say that, while I am not 100% free of discharge, I am @95% better. It's been 4 days now and I have not been so happy to be so wrong about doubting something. I have been taking two acidophilus supplements a say, one morning, and one night, and there's a ton of folic acid in the prescription vitamins I take. The acidophilus I take _______...so easy to swallow. I read some of the other posts, and I didn't quite work up the nerve to put one in the vagina, nor did I find the courage to use a hydrogen peroxide douche. So now I just stick with the acidophilus and the folic acid, and as I said I feel so much better and the results are fantastic. Again, I wouldn't say it's 100% cured, but it is so much better that I could shout it from the rooftops. I urge you if you are at the end of your rope with BV like I was and you think it's safe for you to take these supplements, to definitely try it. you know your body and what you can handle. I'm hoping that with more time the results will be 100%. I hope to share this info with my gyno. I don't know how he'll react to it since most doctor's seem to turn a nose at anything that isn't from a drug company, but I again think that if there's another woman like me with this BV curse, maybe he will pass it on to her. In the meantime, I thank all the ladies who had the courage to be so brutally frank on these pages. Somehow your frankness and suggestions brought me back a hit to this webpage when I googled it, and I couldn't be more grateful. My only complaint was that I couldn't find an exact suggestion of what to take and how to do this "cure". I had to read through several postings, and piece things together. If there's a page that has it listed (exactly what to do) I couldn't find it. So maybe someone (webmaster?) can take care of that. In the meantime, thank you again to this site and to the women who posted. I appreciate your insights and thank you for your help.
I have been suffering with BV for about a year and 2 months now I recently ran across your web site too. I have been trying the boric acid and acidophilus then I read that you cant use them during your menstrual so I stopped and I also read that you would have to waite a week after your period to start again but to use it for 30days. What I was wondering is if this will cure it completely I am in the process of starting up the treatment again but the smell came back, I am scared that I will have this stench for the rest of my life. I feel so many women on this site and I know how hard it is to deal with this problem I have went back and forth to doctors to see if they can cure this and I got the same treatments most of the women on this site have gotten, to no avail as soon as the treatment is over I am back to square one. I can just scream. Not to mention I work is a small cube with men and I know if I smell it that they do as well. I have people talking behind my back and that hurts so much. This thing has changed my life and what makes it so bad the doctors cant cure it. I wanted to so once the treatment is done what do you use to bring the ph back. I feel so dry. Oh yea and you can go online and buy Acidophilus.
(St. Louis, Mo, United States)
(Lake Worth, Fl)
(Indianapolis, In, Usa)
(Sault Ste. Marie, Mi)
Im 26 years old and have been suffering from bv off and on for 8 years! Ive been prescribed pills gels creams supositories and it always reoccurres! Ive been married for eight years and I was starting to believe maybe my husband was messing around, but I noticed that we were seperated for 1 year and was surprised by the infection acouple of times. The gels are awful it stinged and had huge cottage cheese discharge, the pills were hard to swallow and tasted nasty I could go on and on!I mean it would relieve the symptoms but I always felt wet and nasty! Im embarrased with the employees of the pharmacy they must think This chick always has vaginal problems! I had just taken supositories 3 weeks ago I felt alittle better but not how I would of like! I went to a pool party and the water didnt seem to clean but my kids were dieing to jump in so sat in the water for alittle while next day i started feeling unpleasant. I had sex with my husband and the next morning I have a nasty stink! Ive been reading the post since yesturday and this morning ran to the pharmacy,but bad luck went to 2 pharmacy and made a couple of phone calls, they dont carry acidophilus! I even called my mom and told her to find it for me over in the great usa because in this country they dont have it or Im going to have to search all pharmacys until I find it, but in the mean time I was wondering if the plain yogurt works the same as acidophilus the pill Im desperate!
EC: Yogurt might work if it has "live and active cultures" printed on the container...
(Asaba, Delta, Nigeria)
(Framingham , Boston)
I have suffered from BV for 12 years. I first noticed it when I was pregnant with my first child. Over the years, it has come and gone, I have taken Flaygl, Metro Gel, and recently Clindesse. All of these treatments worked temporarily, but then the BV beast would rear it's ugly head again. Over the course of the last 12 years, I've also suffered from numerous UTIs and kidney stones. I feel that all of this is related and when I felt the last bout of BV coming on, I started to look on the internet for some possible solutions. I am so glad I found this site! I started with the hydrogen peroxide douches, I did that every night for a week. I felt relief from the discharge and odor, but as soon as I stopped douching, the BV came right back. Then I bought some garlic tablets and inserted one in my vagina, it also worked well, but I couldn't stand the garlic smell, so my next stop was Acidophilus. I already had some capsules that I began taking orally, but I had read about the tablets (500 million cells), so I ran out and bought them. I started inserting them into my vagina and have noticed a HUGE improvement in my symptoms!! My sex life with my husband had suffered greatly because of BV, but I'm happy to say we had sex last night and I have no BV odor this morning. I did insert 4 tablets after sex last night, and he pulled out, because I was afraid that too much semen would upset the progress I had been making! I've also been taking folic acid, but seem to forget more than I remember, so I cannot say if that has helped in the improvement or not. All I can say is that I hope this continues, because this infection is horrible. I suffered in silence and embarrassment. I was depressed and couldn't understand what was wrong with me! Thank you for making this site available and I hope all of the ladies who live with this dreaded infection can find relief!
hey everyone. i am 18 years old and recently visited the gyno...very nervous about the whole thing, it was my first time. but anyway, a few weeks later they called and said that things looked abnormal in the pap smear & to come back and get checked out for other things. i had a steady boyfriend for 2 years until he cheated on me. i though i had a "yeast" infection around the time that we were together but i never went to the gyno to get it checked. just used over the counter medz and a prescription that the doc gave over the phone. it cleared up just fine, but i got it again. that was two years ago. more recently i've noticed that i've had the most horrid smell between my legs. i was so embarrased to walk, sit, or even talk with anyone, b/c i thought they would smell me. i always say, if you can smell yourself...then you must stink. so this went on for a few weeks, then the smell disappeared and was replaced with horrible itching and burning. this goes on for about 6 months. it was hell. constantly trying to hide the pain and frustration when i walked was almost unbearable. sometimes i would just cry because i would be so irritated, nothing i did seemed to help. i used cold compresses, i inserted tampons with tee tree oil...i washed constantly from smelling....i felt like i wanted to jump off of a bridge! yesterday stumbled upon this site and was reading about so many success stories from using lactobacillus. so i went to target to grab a bottle of lactobacillus acidophilus and let me tell you that this product works. i took two tablets orally, and inserted a capsule vaginally. after 15 minutes, the itching had stopped. by the next day i didn't have ANY icky vaginal fluids. no smell whatsoever. this works wonders. i wish i would have found it 6 months ago, but i guess all the pain was worth it if i found this product that truely works. i recommend this to any female suffering from bv or any other infection at that! good luck!
(Fall River, MA)
I've suffered from BV a few times but i couldnt understand why it kept coming back seeing that I'm a very clean person, but my doctor told me how it had to do with the balance of your good and bad bacteria and that getting BV means the bad has taken over! I've been taking acidophilus pills for a long time but i never thought to insert one! so last night i got in the shower and emptied a capsule onto my wet towel (no soap) and washed with that really well then inserted a tablet (not a capsule!) and this morning the smell was gone completely! i'm so happy!!!! i'm going to do it again tonight. i dont want to take any chances that it might come back.
Acidophilus for Bacterial Vaginosis: Miriacle. One capsule inserted vaginally worked within a few hours, woke up good as new. Thank goodness for this site! Pill leaves no smell no discharge and works like a charm. Hooray!
(Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)
(Chapel Hill, Nc)
I always get BV when I sleep with my boyfriend. It is almost instant now. Like the morning after we sleep together. I am sure condoms would help but for now I use a suppository of Odorless Garlic and Acididolphillis for 3 nights and it clears it up.
(Baltimore, Md, Usa)
I am sooo glad I stumbled upon this site. After reading all the comments on acidopholus I decided to try my own cure. I took a plastic syringe (you know, the ones that come with the usual vaginal medication creams) and I put some KY lubricant in it and then I dumped the powder contents of one acidopholus capsule in it and then inserted it to deposit it right where the bad bacteria was. What a miracle, the next day I was cured and no more bad smell!! Im also taking folic acid 2x day and acidopholus capsules by mouth 2 2xdaily. Good luck everyone, you really can cure it yourself without going to the doctor.
(BROOKLYN, NEW YORK)
(Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)
(Philadelphia, Pa, Usa)
I am a type one Diabetic and for years now I have been suffering from yeast infections and Urninary Tract infections. Just recently I started getting BV regularly. It was about 8 months ago when I began to see it reoccur month after month then it increased to almost every other week. I have also taken Flaygl (Metricondizole), Clindesse ( Vaginal cream w/ Clindymycin). Flaygl was fairly cheap but after taking it for so long I think my body couldn't handle it anymore so I would get DEATHLY sick when I took it, just vomiting all over the place. Where as clindesse was 25.00 a prescription and I was using it WEEKLY ! So I decided to try the folic acid first and i noticed it helped some but as soon as I started taking the acidophilus the BV just cleared up and my vagina smells wonderful or should I say there is no smell at all ! The H2o2 (hydrogen peroxide) douche does help with the odor some what but it can really really dry you out and it is not good to use repeatedly because it can kill all of the good bacteria and make BV reoccur so if douching is neccessary for you I recommend filling up a NEW douche bottle and NEW applicator with half peroxide and half warm water. However, The folic acid and the acidophils has cured my of my BV and I am SO very excited to be able to have sex again and not smell that disgusting fish odor and I am sure my boy friend will be happy as well ! Feel free to email me with any questions just title the email as Bacterial Vaginosis ! And I want to say thank you to all of those who make this website possible !