About a month ago, I got my first yeast infection. Got prescribed oral anti fungal medication. Went back to the doctor for follow up and they told me I had BV. Went on antibiotics, and got another yeast infection right after. Got more anti fungal medication but this one was way worse than the first one.
I came on this site and purchased boric acid suppositories to take in conjunction with the medication. All was well. I took the boric acid morning and night for two weeks, maybe even a day or two longer bc I lost track of how long it had been. I had also been applying coconut oil every other day to soothe the area and prevent drying.
It's been about a day or two without boric acid and I now feel slightly off! I'm worried I may have BV again. There's no sign of a yeast infection.
My question is what's your opinion on continuing the boric acid? Or has it been too long and I should continue to let things settle before doing them again? I still apply the coconut oil and I drink ACV and take probiotics orally every day.
Just don't know if I feel off bc of the boric acid suppositories or if it is in fact BV. Thank you for anyone who responds!! This sucks!
For BV, use the boric acid powder protocol. Gets rid of it instantly. No pain. ( purchase from a good health food store) and fill 00 capsules, 1 inserted at night for about 5 nights. However, the smell will disappear after 1 night.
4 years later, still BV-free! BA kicks BV butt!! Bought powder, put it in capsules. Inserted 2 capsules for 2 nights. No stinging. No mess. No side effects experienced. Tried many home remedies, and a few prescriptions, but it would reappear. BA wiped it out!
Hello, Boric acid so far has worked for me. I'm on day 3, the morning after my first use the nasty embarrassing fishy smell was gone. I was amazed! I did have sex with my fiancé on day 2 and couldn't believe there was no smell even after sex!! I've had BV for almost 6 months will very little relief. I've tried metronidazole and solosec. I had maybe 4 days of relief and right back with the fishy smell even while taking the medicine. the only thing that took the smell away completely has been the boric acid and that was only after the first day of use... I did have a hard time locating it though. Walmart does carry it in the pesticide department. also in the feminine cleansing isle there is a brand call that does have the suppositories but they are usually out of stock.. Good Luck to yall and say bye bye to BV and hello to the fresh you!!!
Any assistance is greatly appreciated! I purchased 600mg boric acid depositories from Amazon with hopes to insert 1 every night for 2 weeks. The first two nights I inserted 1 at bedtime and woke up feeling great. After day 3 I woke up in the morning and noticed that I had a small amount of blood that didn't look like period blood, and a burning sensation.
I am on birth control and am supposed to get my period tomorrow. I have (2) questions:
Did the boric acid suppositories cause bleeding/burning for anyone else?
Should I continue through my period? I was planning to insert 1 nightly for 2 weeks.
other supplements I am taking orally:
- apple cider vinegar
- Vitamin D3
- L Reuteri 7 billion CFU twice daily
I have also completely cut out caffeine, alcohol, and am on an alkaline diet
Any insight is much appreciated! Specially on the bleeding and if I should continue with the boric acid— or try every other night instead?
Boric Acid for BV:
So this is my second week using suppositories and my experience...
After Day 1 I noticed the odor was gone.
Day 2 I noticed a lot of watery discharge flowing heavily during exercise. In my panties I noticed a white chalky substance. You will need panty liners if you care about your undies.
Day 3 I had intercourse, which is not suggested while healing the vag bag but I hadn't seen him in two weeks and we'll... Ya know how it is but he fine. No irritation for him. But I suggest no sex til regimen is completed.
Here in my second week I've missed a couple nights and unfortunately I did notice a faint odor probably due to the sex before finishing. So I'm going strong from here on out. Probably will do another week of one dose before bed, just to be sure.
After I'm done I plan to use a seven day cream to completely clear up yeast.
So for me... No bleeding, itching or burning so far.
Again avoid sex and be try to be consistent. Use a probiotic supplement and try to eat a clean diet.
Will write again in a week.
Good luck loveys
I've been dealing with BV for a while now and At first I was nervous but I decided to give Boric Acid a try. I am SO glad I did! My bv symptoms went away day 1! I decided to use them for 5 days and OMG I haven't had any signs of BV. Inserted 1 pill at night. There was a little discharge in the mornings but it was from the pills and smelled acidy. I'm hoping to stay BV free but I know what to take if symptoms come back.
I had my daughter in 2015 and that is when I got BV for the first time. She was under a year, but I don't recall how many months she was. My symptoms were the yellow/cloudy discharge (often throughout the day) and the fish like smell. I was working at a doctors office at the time and one of the NP's was nice enough to give me an RX for a yeast infection because that was what I thought I had. When it didn't go away she gave me another RX and it still didn't go away so I decided to see my gyno. They tested me for BV and it was positive so they gave me an rx. It didn't go away. I eventually went to my primary care doctor who tested me for BV, Trich, gonorrhea and chlamydia. They all came back negative which was odd. The discharge never went away, at times I feel like it was off and on but mostly on. I went to an urgent care to get tested last year and BV was positive and the doctor gave me an RX. I waited for about 7 months and went back and he told me he would test me again and gave me a diff. RX, this time it was Clyndamycin. Prior to that RX the doctors aways gave me flagyl aka metronidazole. I took the clyndamycin and it didn't go away!!! The doctor made it clear he didn't want to see me again as it was an urgent care and told me to see my gyno which I haven't done. I did research and found boric acid, I ordered it off amazon after reading great reviews. When I first took it I decided to do it for 3 days. After the first night of inserting it I woke up and had some fluid coming out of my vagina so I wore a panty liner. it wasn't discharge though, I felt NO pain or anything. It was like instant relief though, I had no more discharge and felt it was too good to be true. After the 3 days I stopped inserting the capsule before bed and for a few days I was fine until my symptoms came back. So I took 10 days off or so and decided to try boric acid for 1 week and inserted one capsule before bedtime. The same thing happened, it seemed to be gone but this time after stopping it, the BV symptoms were back the next day. idk what to do, I'm planning on trying a diet change but its so hard. This is ridiculous. It really does suck and it makes me sad. If anyone has any recommendations please respond. I am planning on possibly doing actual research on Bacteria vaginosis but have to see if my professor approves it.
Ordered the boric acid capsules 600mg. It works amazing! Only thing is my boyfriend complains it causes him to tingle, I know he's right cause sometimes after I shave and I put one up there and when it leaks it causes irritation on the outside vagina. Anyone know any other options?! A vegan Boric acid or what? This is the only thing that helps with that horrid smell!
Boric acid worked wonders for me. First store bought with little results, then homemade with little/temporary results. The only thing that cleared it up for me was I stopped having sex with my partner for two-three weeks with a nightly treatment of the boric acid. Will continue to use the boric acid after my period and after unprotected sex with my partner. (To be specific I ordered boric acid off Amazon and size 0 gel capsules) Also, to note I've had BV in the past and was able to clear it up with a Peroxide douche, but I have a copper IUD now and feel like it made it harder to ditch the infection.