After 3 uncomfortable and confusing months I was diagnosed with BV. My doctor prescribed me with an oral antibiotic which made me physically ill, and although my symptoms decreased while on the antibiotics, once I ran out the symptoms came back worse than ever. The symptoms became so uncomfortable that I didn't want to exercise or have sex because of itching, the horrible smell, and the pain. First I tried eating garlic and taking folic acid, then I added acidophilus. When those remedies didn't work I tried douching, first with hydrogen peroxide, then with yogurt, then with colloidal silver. I even changed my diet and started vegetable juicing twice a day. Some of those remedies made a difference, but the BV always came back.
Finally, thank God, a friend of mine told me she used boric acid. I was very skeptical and I really didn't want to put some chemical I could buy at a hardware store inside of me. It just seemed dangerous. However, after 2 years of struggling with BV, I was SO desperate!! I went to a local compound pharmacy and bought medical grade boric acid. Then I bought empty gel caps. I made a paper funnel and filled them myself by hand carefully as I was super paranoid about accidentally consuming the boric acid. Then I inserted one capsule each night for ten nights. It worked SO well! I didn't have any symptoms at all for a month and a half, until after my next menstrual cycle when experienced very mild symptoms. I did another round of 5 capsules and it has been 7 months since I had any symptoms!! My life is finally back to normal. Please, BV sufferers, don't be scared of boric acid! It will change your life!!
I totally feel for you all! I too have suffered from BV on and off for two years... My doc started prescribing me with boric acid vaginal suppositories and I haven't had any re occurrences in about 6 months. Now I've weaned myself off often to give my body a change to Balance itself. My best advise is first get the antibiotics from the doc. Then start the boric acid once you'd finished the meds. NO Sex. Give your body some time at least 7 days... Once you start having intercourse, I rec taking the boric after intercourse. Plenty of water, and stay away fr starches and sugars, and perfumes. A use water only to wash your bottom when showering(no towel), and start taking acidophillis, it works. Idk if unprotected sex causes bv more, I think it can ESP if your parter has the bacteria. Me and my boyfriend use condoms and I've always used condoms w my partners but still manage to get bv :-( I hope this helps you guys. Stay positive.
I've been having yeast infections and BV constantly for the past year. At least twice a month I realize somethings wrong. I've treated both with Borid Acid successfully but every time after sex, I get another infection. My gyno said my boyfriend most likely has BV (he is uncircumcised) and is contaminating me everytime we have sex. SO I have a question for all of you boric acid users, should I give my boyfriend some boric acid to put on himself? Is there a way (other than antibiotics) for him to clear up the BV that's living on his penis?
I went to the gyno and had a culture done, it said I have Group B Strep. She wants to prescribe me antibiotics but I'm afraid that's just going to make a super bug. I'm currently taking throughout the day:
2 Femdophilus (haven't had a yeast infection since taking these)
2 Grapefruit seed extract
4 Candida Quick Cleanse
2 400mcg of Folic Acid
Could any of these supplements help my bf? Could any others like goldenseal? Should I just do the antibiotics?
(Sao Paulo, Brazil)
Please ladies if you use Boric Acid go to a GYN and have them prescribed so you will get the correct dosage and type of Boric acid, my doctor prescribe 600mg vaginal inserts. To be inserted during my period, tho I have a hysterectomy now, and after sex. I also take Folic Acid and garlic pills. I suffered from BV since 19, Im now 43. I tried everything before recently finding a doctor that recommended Boric acid inserts. They make them at a special pharmacy that specializes in compound mixtures. Since starting them 5 months ago, I have not had an outbreak. She gave me refills of Boric Acid and Flagyll(Metronidazole) and first told me to take the Flagyll for 7 days and insert the Boric acid too. It Worked! From then on she requested after sex insert one and everyday during a period insert one. Before this all the other remedies, ACV, yougart, probiotics or even the flagyll alone did not help me. Before being prescribed the Boric Acid after sex and periods it would return again and again. But not now tho I occasionally will take a Flagyll after sex with the Boric Acid just for security. But I have not taken Flagyll and only used The Boric acid inserts after sex and been just fine. For the first time since age 19, I feel normal. Hope this helps.
(Salt Lake, Ut)
(Austin, Tx, Us)
Hi, I just came across this website a few days ago and been reading the comments, unfortunately to say I have been struggling wit BV for 2 1/2 years, and it seem to get worst by the days. I have tryed all the over the counter remedies, been to six different gynocologist an they all keep prescribing the same antibiotics ( Flagyl, clyndamicin, and so many others) still no relief. The odor gets worst and the discharge gets heavier. I recently moved into a new neighborhood and found a new gyn who I explain my constant problem to and ask her not to prescribe me any antibiotics because it does not work. She then prescribed a boric acid compound, which she says work for her cronic patients who face the same problem I am having. I its a 600 mg boric acid capsul which I should insert in the vagina at nights for ten days. I just started last night, so far no odor but the discharge is still there but its only the first day. I'll keep you posted hopefully this will work for me.
I learned about boric acid capsules way back in college and they work The regimens I've seen online suggest a week or more but one capsule inserted high up in the vagina usually does the trick. Rarely, I'll need to use a second one. I make my own capsules with boric acid powder and plain gelatin capsules. Since menopause, it seems that it develops after sex only if my husband ejaculates, so it is related to the semen changing the pH. A word of warning, approximately 12-24 hours after inserting the capsule, you will get a small gush of water from the vagina. It only happens once and I don't know what the mechanism is, perhaps related to the gelatin dissolving, but wear a small pad.
Sorry to bother you - I meant my story is very similar to 06/29/2010: Rs from San Carlos, Ca But please don't put my post down that low. Sorry to be posting so much - I just want to help others.
(Austin, Tx, Us)
(Grants Pass, Oregon)
(Grants Pass, Oregon)
(Austin, Tx, Us)
(Grants Pass, Oregon)
(Grants Pass, Or)
I've been battling bv for nine years. Feeling very tired, annoyed and ashamed of the problem I decided to permanently rid myself of its annoying presence. The prescriptions that my doctor gave me were too expensive and did nothing to cure it. So I decided to take a more holistic/nonconventional way. My first nonconventional approach was a douche bottle filled with 50 percent water and 50 percent hydrogen peroxide with a little tea tree oil. As well as taking orally acidophilus, vitamin c, folic acid, echinacea, golden seal, iron, vitamin b-12, and vitamin, d-3. It did subdue some symptoms but it did not completely work for me. So my next step was filling a douche bottle with 50% Organic Apple Cider Vinegar and 50% water, along with the same long list of supplements previously mentioned. This method still didn't work for me, however it did help cleanse the vagina.
Finally what rid me of the problem completely was inserting boric acid using the vaginal applicators from my previous prescriptions as well as taking 3-6 fenugreek 610mg pills orally a day. I'm blessed to say that I have been bv free for a year now. I would like to thank this site and its contributors for giving me what seems to be a second chance at life. As well as opening my eyes to the possibilities, of hidden and secret cures. I'm very curious as to why there isn't much research in alternative medicine.
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.
(Wixom, Michigan, United States)
(Clinton Township, Mi, Usa)
I'm only 20 years old and I have been dealing with BV for some time now. I went to my doctor because I had a foul odor and a thick discharge (mainly after sex). She told me I had BV. I was then prescribed Metronidazole. It worked for about 2 to 3 months and then it was back again. I was prescribed the medicine once more, and now 2 weeks later it's back. I've been reading the posts and I think I'm now going to try some of the remedies; mainly the boric acid. My fiance' is very supportive and he makes sure that I don't get discouraged.