Listen ladies, if boric acid sounds weird and you're afraid to try it then don't!! I tried it didn't work and I feel I had a bunch of side effects (mostly dehydration which makes sense)
and to top it off felt ridiculous I gave into the roach method.
Well I cured it last time I think the cure was being in the ocean with the salt. So I'm going to try that in a few days. Right now doing the h202 folic and acidophilus routine which has been working temporarily.
The other thing I want to say is that I went to the gyn and she said just by looking that there was something wrong. She ran some tests said they would call with my rx and never called. I got her assistant on the phone who said tests were all negative and rushed me off the phone - had no answer why doc said there was something definitely wrong. So I'd usually say go with a doctor but never again, consider yourself alone ... well you and all of us other ladies here on earthclinic. :) May the odds be ever in your favor.
I have used boric acid to treat BV successfully. I made my own suppositories out of coconut oil, probiotics and boric acid. You will melt 1/2 cup of coconut oil and add 2 tsps of boric acid and then a probiotic pill. The strength is up to you but I would get a good quality one. Try to get as much of the boric acid and probiotic to dissolve as possible. Pour into a mold. The best would be the water bottle ice molds that are long and round. There will be boric acid and probiotic left of the bottom of the measuring cup or bowl so make sure you spoon it equally among the molds. Put these in the freezer or frig. Break a stick in half and insert one half in the morning and one at night. Make sure you wear pads as you will leak. You can do this for 14 days and it should knock it out. This helps to reestablish some good bacterial while you are doing the treatment and the coconut oil is soothing and also antibacterial and antifungal.
I used premade suppositories from online 4 times in 2 weeks & suddenly had terrible stomach cramps, nausea, no interest in eating, joint pain, inflammation & twitching, feet swelling. Thought it was RA and/or diabetes/salt intake, had bloodwork and it was normal. After about a month and throwing away the boric acid it went away. I'm not on any prescriptions & was taking no new supplements/vitamins.
I definately have BV (was diagnosed by gynecologist) I tried oral and vaginal antibiotics and two times previously they worked. This time around its very resistant. I just tried 23-25 days of once a day boric acid ( I used both made by myself and e-bay bought). They work great but unfortunately once I stop it comes back in 2 nights.
I am not sure what else to do. I am doing probiotic, folic acid, bit D and iron (I am deficient in this).
Its very frustrating.
It does work great while u use it. Hope it will balances itself out. I am trying to eat bolgarina type probiotic yogurt on top of my other probiotics. Tied vaginal e bay probiotics. Three times they made things worse.
Any sugestions are appreciated.
My fear is that it keeps coming back. treatment with 2x a day vaginal antibiotic did not work either but I did it for one month and then switched to boric acid. I felt that it stabilizes ph vs kills all of the bacteria.
Boric Acid for BV:
First...go see your Dr! Don't be afraid or ashamed. He/she has seen this issue many times, I promise. Find a Dr. that will treat it aggressively. My Dr. was determined to resolve my BV so we tried everything first before we went to boric acid. I'm telling you, it works. And was the cheapest way to do it...a pharmacy compounded it and it cost $25 for a 30-day supply. I'm telling you, that's a damn bargain if you've been trying to deal with this. For whatever reason (wait, the reason is $$$), big pharma keeps the price of women's drugs high even tho some treatments have been around forever. I did say $$, didn't I? Anyway, good luck, ladies.
I have been suffering with chronic BV for over 10 years, the usual culprit of Gardnerella. After many dr's visits and loads of antibiotics I finally found a cure, boric acid. Although one of my previous doctors recommended boric acid to me and have used suppositories for over 5 years with very little relief. I would go to a compounding pharmacist and have the prescription filled but I found very little relief. Last week I decided to make my own suppositories. I went to a discount store and bought regular boric acid powder, filled the powder into empty gel caps and inserted 2 during the day and 2 at night. The odor was gone in 2 days. I have went down to 1 insert during the morning and evening and no itching, burning, or odor. I also started taking olive leaf tablets, 2 tablets 3x a day and now I am free! It's been a long time coming! Hallelujah!
(Grand Rapids, Mi, Usa)
Hello! I just started my boric acid treatment (600mg) I purchased 2 weeks worth off of ebay. I use them for bv. I went to the obgyn several times and only has the antibotics once. None of the doctors what to give me anything despite my on going symptoms when I explain to them how I still have the imbalance because of my cultures coming up negative. The discharge is milky/yellowish. My question is should I continue using the boric acid because since using them I bleed a little with the discharge coming out as well. Not sure if the smell is gone but I will continue to use for my 14 days and take my probotics as well.
Ladies, PLEASE try boric acid suppositories. I NEVER post about these things but I want to share this cure with you.
I had BV for over a year (2013 - 2014). I went on 3 rounds of different antibiotics which gave me vaginal thrush on top of my bv infection. I decided enough was enough and started to look at natural cures.
My mom works in a hospital and talked to an OBGYN about my chronic bv. The gyno recommended BORIC ACID SUPPOSITORIES and said she used to use this method when she was living in India and didn't have access to good health care. I then asked my doctor and she said she has heard of this cure. That was enough validation to try this method.
I bought the capsules and boric acid powder online (pick the larger capsules) and filled them myself with the powder. I did not measure them I just stuffed as much powder as I could into the capsules. You must wear gloves for this procedure do not use bare hands.
I then inserted them twice a day (morning and before bed) using coconut oil as a lubricant. Please wear a panty liner because the capsule will dissolve and discharge will come out. This discharge has the bad bacteria in it.
I did this regimen for 2 weeks religiously and I was CURED. I can have sex and go swimming without fear that I will get BV again. When I feel an itch I just stick one capsule up there and it is gone within an hour.
Do not be afraid to stick boric acid up there...it will level out the vaginal ph! Please give it a try I wish I would have known sooner.
Best of luck!
Well idk where to start...I've suffered with this all through my teens and now in my twenties...I've been to the doctor countless number of times. I've had this infection about 20 times so far this year...my doctor recommended boric acid pills. I tried that and thought I found relief until I felt the discharge 2 days later. I've recently tried the acidophilus capsules and the folic acid, and I've been doing that for the last week and a half but I haven't seen any difference. BTW I've been take acidophilus pills by themselves well before I started the boric acid. So that was probably about 3 months ago I've started them. I've ran out of options because this keeps coming back..any suggestions ladies?
(El Paso, Tx)
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I made a promise to myself if I can get rid of this BV, I will post on here because usually I'm not a person to post but it started about a year ago when I was diagnosed with strep throat and after I took the antibiotics, I just started to get BV, yeast infections., all of it and I went through hell. My boyfriend broke up with me because of it, because he did not understand and finally I've tried everything in the book: hydrogen peroxide, vinegar bath, vinegar douche, sea salt, eating Garlic, taking probiotics.
I mean I spent all my money on probiotics but long story short is BORIC ACID. I was very skeptical about doing it but then I was like what could I possibly lose because I'll do anything right now so I went to the store and I bought boric acid, the one that says roach away or Roach Killer. I mean you could also buy the Pure One but I couldn't wait for that because you would have to order and then I already had some capsules at home.
Wo what I did I took whatever was inside those capsules out and replace them with the boric acid and every night I put it in my vagina using the little tube thing that u would get wHen u buy the monstat treatment . Let me tell you the first night was the biggest relief I've ever had and all my nights and I continue to do it for about a week and a half and it was gone and I haven't seen BV or yeast infection since and I could say it's been about 3 weeks now . So you guys try it, I'm telling you, you will not regret it, you will not.
I've been fighting with this thing for a year and this was the worst year of my entire life. Please try it. Now I'm just waiting on my period to see if it come back but just to be sure on the last night of my period I'm goin to insert a capsule. Try it plz everyone.