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!
Question: I've battled with chronic BV for 8 years not knowing until recently what it was. Now I have a proper diagnosis and am treating it with Boric Acid. I've been inserting one homemade 600mg capsule before bed for the past 7 nights. The odor is completely gone. However, the discharge is still present in a pretty heavy amount. It is thin and clear to slightly milky. I'm curious if this is a stage of healing or if I need to up my dose and frequency. I'm elated that the odor is gone, but would love to completely eradicate the discharge. Any personal experience or feedback would be much appreciated.
I've had yeast infections and BV off and on for a few years now. I have been to the doctor a few times for it and taken antibiotics and over the counter pharmaceuticals. Boric acid has worked for me although I don't know that I would recommend using it daily for an extended period of time because studies have not been done on long term effects.
Another thing I have used for BV and yeast infections are what I like to call "p---y pops". You freeze some yogurt in plastic wrap (generally the shape of a tampon, but don't make them too large, I have experienced a vaginal freeze and it's not that fun) and then when it's frozen you stick it up there and let it thaw. The cold sooths any itch and burning and yogurt has acidophilous and other probiotics that can help bring the balance back too. It has to be real, unpasteurized, live culture, plain yogurt, none of that yoplait crap.
While there are cases of yeast infections and bv where there is a foreign species at play, almost always, the problem is caused by the good, natural yeast and bacteria that you WANT inside your body. The problem occurs when the environment changes and the ratios of yeast to bacteria get out of wack. Too much bacteria is BV and too much yeast is a yeast infection. The most common cause of this imbalance is a change in pH. Your vagina is supposed to be acidic. Probably why the boric acid helps with BV. I have also read a scientific study testing it against unnatural yeast strain infections as well(found effective).
Boric acid is a great, cheap, at home remedy. But remember boric acid is poison if ingested orally so make sure you you keep those capsules well labelled and out of reach of children.
I have had BV since 2009 and nothing has worked . Now I'm currently inserting Boric acid capsules and they have worked as far as the smell. I started using one capsule at night and then one in the morning after I shower. I'm going to continue doing this for the next 5 days ( until 4/24/15), which will be 2 weeks. Hopefully, it will get rid of the discharge like it did the smell. Praying for a relief!!!
I have tried everything (boric acid, yogurt, all types of creams , oils, flaygl, ) and nothing seems to work. This is very hurtful that I am desperate to get help. My vajj-- is in pain all the time. As bad as I want to tell my boyfriend, I'm afraid he will leave me. Does anyone have any other suggestions - what makes this flare up does anyone know. I seems like soon as I think I'm cured it comes back.
I have been fighting BV (Bacterial Vaginosis) for over 2 years. I went through a full hysterectomy over 4 years ago so I no longer have monthly cycles and I thought that was the reason. I went to my Family Physician who put me on Flagyl for over 6 months and the test results kept coming back positive for BV. I was then referred to a Gynecologist that put me on Metronidazole gel month after month For 6 months and still the test showed positive for BV. I was then referred to a Urologist. It was then I was introduced to Boric Acid. I explains the frustration of 2 full years of treatments with no cured results. I have been using Boric Acid suppositories now for 3 months and still test positive for BV and I have not been sexually active in over 5 Months. The Urologist states that it may never go away or be cured but I will tell you the Boric Acid Suppositories sure do make life much easier! My Pharmacy makes the compound for me each month for $29.00. I insert each night before bed and it's melts quickly with no smell, no discomfort and no side effects. I use mine 21 straight days then I take the rest of the month off. Begin again on the following 1st of the month. It must be refrigerated at all times But so worth it!!
It does work to get rid of smell and just overall dirty feeling of B.V but it needs to be done on routine. I used it for a few days before my vacation in Mexico and I found that by day 3 or 4, my bv was back.
Boric acid doesnt " cure" it but it changes the bacteria from bad to good ... once it wears off, the bv is still there and the bad is still there. I'd say you need to use it every 3 days or so to maintain freshness.
I personally struggled with it for a long time too and boric acid is the only thing that works.
I have had Bacterial Vaginosis for 6 years, after vaginal surgery where they had to give me strong antibiotics and it kill all my good bacteria. Of course went through all the the normal creams, 5 times, Flagli, douching with watered down yogurt, taking 25 billion iu's of acidopholis daily. Eating the new Choboni yogurt that has 5 different cultures. Finally got on the boric acid capules. I have to use this every night or it comes back. I wish there was a permanent cure but I just don't think there is. I have yet to find an applicater that is easy and smooth to us. The ones that come with the cream are rough around the edge. I am going to continue the boric acid since nothing else has worked for me.