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Boric Acid
Posted by Kyla (Atlanta, Ga) on 08/31/2012
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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.


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Posted by Pedro (Sao Paulo, Brazil) on 07/26/2012

Be careful with doctors in the US because they are very ignorant about foreskin-intact men (most of the guys in the rest of the world are intact with no issues). In my experience they have their own agenda on the topic because of propaganda and also push for male multilation even when there is no religious reasons. Insane!

The truth is that I doubt your bf would be unaware of a bacterial or fungal infection down there since they produce discharge and creates irritation.

That being said it would be very easy to treat it. All he has do do is clean the area a few times a day with 3% hydrogen peroxide (if there is an infection it will foam). I was diagnosed with male candida years ago, and prescription creams worked but it would sometimes come back. One day I discovered that 3% HP clears the problems in no time, with no discomfort. Saturated borax water also works like a charm. Good luck!


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Posted by Reallywantasolution (San Diego, Ca) on 07/26/2012

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?

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Posted by Wanthealth (Austin, Tx, Us) on 07/24/2012
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As far as boric acid I want to vote 'Yea'. I had a long struggle that was incredibly sad and seemed unending (see my old posts below from Feb. 2012 for my story). I said I would provide an update, so I'm posting today.

Again, I have to say to any other woman going through this right now, I'm so very sorry that you can relate. This is a horrible thing to go through. Please believe you are not alone. I know this can feel incredibly lonely and isolating, but there are others here who understand. Don't lose hope, please!

From experience, my advice is to give boric acid a try. Most of our doctors will not make the suggestion because they are used to prescribing antibiotics and having them work for many of their patients. When the problem occurs chronically, they begin to scratch their heads…and we unfortunately leave our appointments time and time again feeling depressed, defeated, and confused. I had to actually ask my GYN about boric acid, and she was willing to write the prescription after all other possibilities had been exhausted and proven unsuccessful. She, like I, was very frustrated. Find a doctor who is willing to prescribe it. Get the prescription called into a compound pharmacy (like People's Pharmacy or whatever is in your area) and try it. My insurance covered it.

I had to do two rounds of boric acid. (each prescription was written to be taken daily for 2 weeks). The first round was interrupted by my period and it didn't quite get rid of the problem. I got a refill and started again. And AGAIN my stupid period started. BUT thankfully that second time around, the boric acid actually worked!

My husband and I can now have sex again! But here is a big tip (if you're not already doing this): use lubrication. My GYN suggested this and it really makes a huge difference. These ongoing infections really wreak havoc on us and even when the infection finally goes away, there is still sensitivity that is sometimes painful. It's really helped my hubby and I to recapture all that this horrible condition stole from us over the past year and a half.

Please hold onto hope and if you haven't tried this, what do you have to lose? Just give it a try. There are many here who can answer questions, I'm also glad to do the same to anyone who posts. I can't thank you ladies enough for your advice and encouragement! I'm so glad I was led to this site because you ladies really helped me. With prayer, holding on to hope as best as I could, and trying the boric acid, things are better. I'm wishing you all the best too. Stay strong!

P.S.

I know I searched the internet like crazy when I was looking for an answer. So, I'm writing this hoping that it will show up when another woman in need searches the internet:

boric acid for chronic bv - yes it works!

600mg boric acid capsules work for bv - ask your doctor for a prescription

Recurrent/chronic vaginal infection - try boric acid, it does work!


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Posted by Barker (Salt Lake, Ut) on 07/03/2012

I'm sorry but when I read posts like yours on here it REALLY bothers me. Pure Boric Acid is Pure Boric Acid - - it is a compound of Boron & if altered in anyway - it cannot be sold as BORIC ACID. As mentioned on this site numerous times - Humco is a brand that can be purchased at a pharmacy by request or online. Our local compound pharmacy sells & uses the Humco brand boric acid to fill 600mg capsules. 00 size gel caps are what the pharmacist uses to make 600mg capsules of boric acid. Fill the large size of the capsule only - as compactly as possible and cap with the small side. There you have 600mg boric acid capsules for vaginal insertion.

Anyone skilled enough to fill 00 capsules with powder (which is incredibly easy) can make their own boric acid capsules safely with the Humco brand. If you educate yourself about boric acid there is nothing to fear. Listening to fearmongers will keep you scared, in the dark and unable to cure yourself of anything.

Boric acid simply changes the pH inside the vagina, that is all, it is not directly killing anything unlike antibiotics. The stink of BV is from a pH imbalance. Menses changes pH and that is why it is recommended to use BA during menses. Sex & fluids change pH and that why it is recommended to insert after sex so the funk doesn't have a chance to get started.


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Posted by Missy (Baltimore, Md) on 05/19/2012

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.

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Posted by Brandy (Ny) on 05/17/2012

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.


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Posted by Marina (Grants Pass, Or) on 04/06/2012

Suggested:

- 00 veggie caps
- 1 Bottle Humco Boric Acid
- Compactly fill the larger side of the capsule to estimate 600 mg boric acid

PROTOCOL:
First night- insert 2 capsules
First week- 1 capsule inserted every night
Second week- 1 capsule inserted every other night
Third week- 1 capsule inserted every 3 days
Fourth week- 1 capsule inserted every 4 days
Fifth week- 1-2 capsules inserted per week or as needed

IN ADDITION: Another method I read also said to use them 1 per night during 4 consecutive menses after initial treatment. Might be a good idea to use 1 on the last night of menses after that since blood can change the pH.

I coat a capsule with a glob of coconut oil when I insert caps and have had no irritation only mending. I have been sexually active with the same partner this started with and I have been free of BV and odor at least 6 weeks. I do insert a cap immediately after sex.


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Posted by Sjd (Belleville, Nj) on 04/05/2012

I've been dealing with BV for God knows how long and it's ruining my sex drive. All tests come up normal and the doctor keeps prescribing me Flagyl and I'm tired of taking it because it's always comes back. So now I'm trying a natural route. I upped my probiotic to 50 billion and I'm taking cranberry juice concentrate. I'm considering the boric acid treatment, but I def need a step by step recipe. Help! Plus I have a Mirena IUD and I'm just done with feeling so depressed about this.


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Posted by Bunny (Englewood, Nj) on 03/30/2012
5 out of 5 stars

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.

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Posted by Marina (Grants Pass, Oregon) on 03/06/2012

I am glad I could be helpful to someone, this has been such a disturbing condition for me and it really upsets me to read so many horror stories about Drs continually re-prescribing antibiotics & the BV returning.

I want to thank all the women who have contributed their stories and given me tools and ideas to put my own remedy together.

I also hope it is helpful to others to see that you actually got a prescription for 600mg Boric Acid Suppositories from your doctor and that this treatment is not just some bizarre dangerous whacked out desperate measure found on the internet. I hope you post back in the future with your experience.

Also I hope people read a little about BA so they understand what it is.

BTW, boric acid works similarly to diatomaceous earth to kill insects. By sprinkling a very light dusting in their nests, where they hang out & over their walking ground, when soft skeleton creatures (ants, roaches, fleas) walk over the treated area the positive charge of the powder will be attracted to the creature and stick to its body. The damage the powder does is two fold. It basically slices holes into the bodies of the bugs and it absorbs moisture. In addition when they try to clean the powder off their body they ingest it and the end result is dehydration from both outside in/ inside out followed by death in about 72 hours after contact. It's not the same as poisoning. Do not use the BA treatment if you have raw skin tissue or tears, do not ingest it and do not store it where children or pets can accidentally get into it.


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Posted by Wanthealth (Austin, Tx, Us) on 03/05/2012

Thank you so much for this information!! It's so nice to finally have someone who really knows what this is like and how to get through it. What a blessing! I guess I was on the right track in thinking about the inserting the probiotics so I'm gonna try it as you suggested. Also, thanks for helping me understand the boric acid (great scientific explanation! ) I would have never known to only fill the bigger half of the capsule, so very helpful. I take my last prescribed suppository today, and I have to say I felt great most of today. So I know this is really working, I just have to keep pushing. I think following the schedule will be good for me too, especiallly right after my period. I'm definitely going to update on how things are going. Thank you again so much!


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Posted by Marina (Grants Pass, Oregon) on 03/05/2012

@ Wanthealth: I re-read your post and would suggest you do use a probiotic capsule vaginally as well (could put in at same time) I think I am going to open my probiotics and mix them with BA for my capsules. This helps recolonize the good bacteria directly without having to wait via digestion. I now use vitanica femecology for this. I would say it is a good idea to use pro-b vaginally if you are also using BA suppositories, either insert at the same time or pro-b the next morning.

Since you are getting results you might want to make your own and follow through with a protocol like this:

First night- insert 2 capsules
First week- 1 capsule inserted every night
Second week- 1 capsule inserted every other night
Third week- 1 capsule inserted every 3 days
Fourth week- 1 capsule inserted every 4 days
Fifth week- 1-2 capsules inserted per week or as needed

Another method I read also said to use them 1 per night during 4 consectutive menses after initial treatment. Might be a good idea to use 1 on the last night of menses after that since blood can change the pH.

I purposefully use a good amount of coconut oil when I insert caps and have had no irritation only mending!


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Posted by Marina (Grants Pass, Oregon) on 03/04/2012

Hi, my story is under YEA - Multiple Methods. For me, boric acid made a marked difference after weeks of being very diligent with H2O2, diet, probiotics, multivitamin, folic acid....... & 5 months of hellish paranoia. I am not a doctor but educated medically which involves science but, nonetheless, I could be totally wrong about what I am about to write but it is my understanding that boric acid is the chemical compound of (3) Hydrogen, (1) Boron, (3) Oxygen or H3BO3 or B(OH)3. BA is a weak acid of boron often used as an antiseptic, insecticide & flame retardant, which is a good element when your crotch is on fire!!! I think boric acid is what it is and it cannot be altered or patented. Just make sure it is not cut with anything funky and is 100%. When I see people say get medical grade and don't get the roach killer again, I'm not positive but I do not think there is a difference if it is 100% boric acid. I was in Portland and went to a compounding pharmacy and just asked for the powder it was $8 for 12 oz. I also bought a bag of 00 veggie caps. They are not allowed to fill the capsules for you without a prescription but again not positive but I imagine they use the same bottle/brand when they do fill a scrip. Fill only the larger side of a 00 capsule and cap with the little side. This is suppose to be 600 mg. I was later told I could get boric acid powder at any pharmacy. They just don't keep it on the floor I guess???? Again, and maybe ask the pharmacist, I don't think you can get a stronger dose unless you insert more and there is not necessarily a 'better than' because BA is what it is, H3BO3. The humco brand that people talk about is what the cool pharmacy sold me.


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Posted by Wanthealth (Austin, Tx, Us) on 03/04/2012

First of all, thank you for posting! I've been waiting to see if anyone would and I could definitely use help! (I posted on 2/15/12 directly below if you want to see my "story"). I went back and found the post you mentioned from 6/29/2010 and since your story is similar, I have a question for you. I got a prescription for 2 weeks worth of 600mg boric acid suppositories from People's Pharmacy. It has definitely helped. I'm still having slight burning intermittently, which is a little concerning, but things are much improved. I have 2 suppositories left and I'm starting to get nervous that things will wear off (scared to get too excited after a year of this... ). Do you think I should go ahead and make my own capsules to keep on hand "just in case"? Do you know if homemade capsules are stronger than the compound prescription I got? Thank you so much, I appreciate any help you are able to give!!


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Posted by Marina (Grants Pass, Oregon) on 03/03/2012

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.

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Posted by Tab (Green Bay, Wi) on 02/21/2012

Walgreens pharmacy will special order the boric acid for you and it usually somes the next day.


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Posted by Wanthealth (Austin, Tx) on 02/15/2012

PLEASE HELP!! I HAVE QUESTIONS! I've been suffering from this awful problem for about 11 months now. And ladies, I'm so sorry to know that you understand what this is like too! I wouldn't wish this on ANYONE. I never had any idea that something this horrible even existed!

I guess I was what you can call "a little naive". I didn't start having sex until I got married 3 years ago. Last year when this all started, I was given all the antibiotics that many of you have tried but it just kept coming back. It's been so depressing. Especially since my hubby and I have had such an incredibly fulfilling intimate relationship. All the years of waiting and THIS happens. It's devastating. But he is incredibly supportive and his positivity helps so much. I'm just at the point where I have to get this under control! I want my long awaited sex life back! And so does he. I hate putting him through this. We are still able to be intimate in other ways, and it has brought us closer in that sense. BUT it's just not the same.

I actually have gotten angry because why didn't the doctor I was seeing at the time give me any direction??!! I was so clueless about just how delicately balanced the vaginal environment is. I wish I had known about taking probiotic supplements during treatment. But I had to find that out on my own--after I realized this just wasn't going away. It's so frustrating that a lot of these doctors assume that women just know this stuff--we don't!! And how would we?? Especially if we've never had any type of issue/problem. I'm still working through that anger.

But luckily when my gyno refused to do a hormonal blood test, I went to my Endo and the PA actually had some experience with this and suggested I ask my gyno to switch me from the pH jelly she prescribed to boric acid. So I did and now I'm going to pick it up today with every hope and prayer that this will end my nightmare that is BV.

I'm so glad I finally found this site because I'm hoping you ladies can answer some questions for me:

Probiotics: I'm planning to continue taking a probiotic supplement. Right now I'm taking Micro Flora 50 Billion (unless you suggest a better one). Should I try taking it vaginally along with boric acid?? After all of this I'm nervous about putting anything else in there.

Sex: if this does work (and I pray it does) how long should I wait until my hubby and I try to have intercourse? I'm so afraid to feel that excrutiating pain again!

Diet: I've greatly reduced my intake of sweets and carbs months ago. I'm kind of tiny as it is, so I'm afraid to cut back too much, but what, if any, diet do you follow after having success with boric acid? Can you still eat sweets ocassionally?? (obviously this is a hard change for me! ) How about sweeteners, coffee, and diet beverages? These were always nice treats for me but now I'm avoiding them... After boric acid have you been able to resume these things???

SORRY THIS WAS SO LONG, but I would appreciate any help with these questions any of you ladies can offer. Thank you all again for sharing. I actually am hopeful for the first time in a long time after reading your comments. I will keep you posted about how the boric acid works for me.


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Posted by Bagecka (Athens, Texas, U.s.a.) on 01/24/2012

@gmd NO borax and boric acid are NOT the same.


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Posted by Beck (Athens, Texas) on 01/24/2012

@naomi just use a plastic tampon applicator without the tampon in it. works like a charm.

@nancy you can as long as it's not oral, since boric acid is a mild poison. but if you're trying to clear up bv you really shouldn't until youre done with treatment and it clears up because having sex can prolong the infection.


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Posted by Mandy (Ny) on 01/15/2012

This is Mandy again, the boric acid did not work for me:(( I do not know what esle to do, I feel like a prisoner in my own body, Im sad all the time and I never was like this, BV has taken over my whole life and all I can do is pray, that is all I have left, I feel like it is the end for me, I smell like fish down there, seven years of Hell, I wish I never douched, that is how I got BV and please doctors stop saying it is common, because I neve heard of this in my life, NEVER, why they can't do something about this? I feel like I died seven years ago.


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Posted by Nancy (Clinton Township, Mi, Usa) on 01/12/2012

I just need to know if you can still have sex while using the boric acid suppositories.


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Posted by Bg (Los Angeles, California) on 12/29/2011

Hi.. I know how you feel Kt.. I've been wondering the same thing myself.. So I googled the hell out of it. I read all kinds of articles and every single one said the same thing.. To use the Humco boric acid. So I just purchased it on amazon for less than $6 and the pills size 00 for less than $ 4.. I was also told later that you can get the boric acid from the pharmacist. But you would still have to order the pills... Lol.. Anyways, I hope this helps you :)


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Posted by Tbert (Aa, Michigan) on 12/28/2011
5 out of 5 stars

I used the same Humco Boric Acid powder from Amazon and it works great. I was also a little concerned since I'd read somewhere that you should use a 2% powder and not 100% powder. I never could find a 2% powder and the 100% did not seem overly powerful. :)


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Posted by Dee (Wixom, Michigan, United States) on 12/22/2011

FYI - C-Boric acid capsules are now being prescribed by Gynecologists specializing in BV. It had previously been "an oldie but goodie" cure used for recurrent yeast infections (particularly in diabetic patients unable to take azole drugs). The pharmacist explained to me that it actually works to kill both yeast and bacteria (if used until the infection is completely gone) because nothing can live in boric acid for very long.


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Posted by Dee (Wixom, Michigan, United States) on 12/22/2011

Boric acid kills all bacteria, good and bad, same as antibiotics. The good news, however, is that boric acid capsules have long been prescribed for recurrent yeast infections because it kills yeasts as well! Nothing can live in boric acid (if used long enough to wipe out the infection entirely).

Reducing the boric acid treatment or BV essentials decreases your chances of curing your infection. Take the full course, but take probiotics, eat yogurt and once the kit is done insert fem dophilus to help your body recolonize the good bacteria.


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Posted by Dee (Wixom, Michigan, United States) on 12/22/2011

Misty, I would take it to your pharmacist to confirm. Or better yet, a compounding pharmacy that fills boric acid capsules by prescription. The ones a local BV specialist uses here are 600mg C-Boric Acid in '00' gelatin capsules. Hope that helps!


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Posted by Cybergal (Miami, Florida) on 12/18/2011

Buy Boric Acid powder (yes, also used for roaches) - buy O Size Empty Gelatin Capsules -- wash hands well with Cetaphil soap (no perfumes, etc. ) - put powder on clean tissues - fill capsules -- Insert nightly -- You can also buy a capsule maker, which I have -- but I tend to make up a months worth by hand --

Gyn told me about this over 20 years ago to reduce yeast infections and I've inserted nightly all these years - Also, only wash Vagina with water -- No Soap!

Unfortunately - had to stop capsules (Estrogen problems) -- I was too dry --- I believe the lack of Estrogen and stopping capsules Combo brought the BV on -- working on Estrogen problem -- Antibiotics didn't work for me and so far none of the solutions I've tried has worked -- burning, burning, burning for 4 months --


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Posted by Mandy (Ny) on 12/13/2011
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This is Mandy again. I took the boric acid on saturday, it is now, Tuesday, for the first time I have no smell, I was in class today and was able to get up and go back and forth to the printer without the smell of fish coming from me, I was so happy, I swear I hope this last, I pick up my re fill this saturday, I will be back to let you know, I have tried everything and this was my last resort, Ai will be back here Friday...... I tell you one day seems like a lifetime!!!


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Posted by KT (Lake Oswego, Or) on 12/11/2011

I know boric acid works but I'm tired of paying lots for the capsules. Can someone tell me where I can by the boric acid from and the capsules to make these myself?


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Posted by De De (Charlotte, Nc) on 12/10/2011
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omg I read every last post on here and I've been dealing with bv since 2007 and I thought I was in this bubble by myself. I will get cured and then it's back again I thought it was my bf giving it back to me but they say its not sexually transmitted okay so why its coming back? But now I see where others have reoccurence, my dr told me about the boric acid so now I'm taking these capsules. I went and got a prescription filled and I see where you can make your own. I'm so gonna keep some handy, close by I just hope others find this site or dr talk to their patients more about this...... Back to normal- I feel so fresh.


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Posted by Mandy (Ny) on 12/09/2011

This is Mandy from NY, I wrote here before, I went back to the doctor and she gave me flagyl again, I said look, there has to be something esle I can do, I asked her about boric acid, she said it is effective, though my insurance does not cover, I said give it to me, I pick it up tomorrow, Im so desperate, Im tired of being sad and lonely and smell like ffish and have classmates laugh and talk about me, I'm not a dirty woman, I clean my vag but this bv wants to stay, get the hell out of here already, Im screwed to use boric acid, but I'm at my wits end, I have no choice, I start tomorrow night, I will write back on Monday, please wish me luck, it has been 7 nasty years, and I want to get intimate with my new man( I have not yet:((() fingers crossed...


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Posted by Christina (Ny) on 12/04/2011
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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.

****Good Luck****


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Posted by Misty (Gp, Tx) on 12/02/2011

Can someone tell me if I purchased the correct boric acid. I couldn't find any at the stores so I bought it at amazon. It came today and the bottle says boric acid powder nf. The brand is humco. I read the reviews and some say used to kill roaches and some say used for bv. I just wanted to make sure I am using the right kind. Would like to try this asap. I am sooo sick of bv and would like my sex life back. If this is the right kind I will post with an update if it worked.


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Posted by Nolimits (New York City, Ny) on 11/26/2011
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I have been suffering with BV for 10 years (on and off). After reading posts about Boric Acid I decided to try this remedy out of desperation. Nothing else has worked for longer than 2 weeks. Boric Acid can be purchased for 1.00 at most dollar stores. I make my own capsules. Initially I used 2x per day for 14 days. After day 1 the odor was gone. I use one capsule after intercourse and a capsule each night of my menstrual cycle. I have been symptom free for one year. It is like a miracle.


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Posted by Naomi Jane (Howell, Michigan) on 11/26/2011
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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.

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Posted by Strongmindset (Milledgeville, Ga) on 11/23/2011

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.


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Posted by Susano (Chicago, Il) on 11/17/2011

I'm not one to sleep around, but every time I have sex with a guy (protected, of course) I get a yeast infection. So it's been two guys in 6 months and the Doctor is hauling me in for yet ANOTHER culture so I can get a scrip to get rid of the damn yeast infection. I did a monistat 1 a week ago and the itching is gone, but the discharge remains. I went in yesterday.

This one's new: I have been prescribed Boric Acid Suppositories by my Dr and she's looking into my pH, blood sugar, etc. She has also prescribed L. Acidopholus to get my healthy bacteria back in line. I'm all good with this, but I have one question:

Yesterday was the first day of my period, I only use tampons. Is it correct to use the suppositories while using tampons during your period, or should I wait until period ends to start the scrip? I'll be calling the doc and plan to report back, but it's a valid question in the mean time. It would suck to spend $$ on it just to have a tampon soak it all up and have zero results. Hopefully someone has this answer.

People have talked about inserting tampons to hold their solutions "in. " Since tampons are meant to absorb fluids, I question this decision, except when there is a fluid response great enough to warrant such measures. I don't mean to question these practices critically, especially when I can't stand having gooey, mushy, smelly parts in my pants; but if the meds will do better while I put up with goo and mush, vs. Clean, tampon-use, I choose better meds. I just want it gone.

Thanks for your consideration.

Another Susan from Chicago.


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Posted by Angela (Brooksville, Fl) on 11/04/2011

Ok, been suffering from recurring bv. Getting annoying, seems to come back after menses. Was getting ready to go buy VH Essentials as last time it did get rid of it BUT it worked too well and I ended up with a yeast infection afterwards that I had to treat.

Has anyone had this issue doing your own boric acid capsules? Or after using for a full 7 days (like the vh essentials, figured this time I'd only do 4 days instead of 6/7 they call for)?


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Posted by Bellabusters (Grand Forks, Nd, Usa) on 11/03/2011

OK. so really quickly, I am one of those people who never posts on sites. I just don't. I read and read and read, but usually don't take the time to go much further. But I have been plagued with BV for months now and I promised myself I would post something if I got cured. I never would have been cured had it not been for YOU ladies taking the time to write your stories.

I was diagnosed with BV then completed one course of Clindamycin... No better. Thenflagyl... No better. Then another round of Flagyl... Still no better. When the nurse practioner prescribed me a 4th round of antibiotics I said no. From the advice of all you ladies I tried:

H2O2 douches followed by tree oil tampon. Then lactobacilus inserted at night. Did this for 7 days. Felt a little better but was really red. Then I got my period and decided just to give myself a break for one week. Then I did the boric acid capsules, one per night x 14 days. Went today to doctor, and no more BV!!! Thank goodness.

So seems like the boric acid was the trick. I also have been taking garlic, goldenseal, probiotics and vitamin E and folic acid. Not sure if these helped at all or not?

Just wanted to share my story in hopes it may help somebody else.

Good luck to everyone:)


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Posted by Jackie (Memphis, Tn) on 10/31/2011

Wow, this is amazing. Hi Tracy, I also live in Memphis. I am so relieved (not thrilled to know it) to know that other women experience these recurring infections. I just came from the pharmacy like 30 minutes ago picking up a 14-day supply of boric acid suppositories. My doc gave me a prescription that had to be filled at a pharmacy that does compounding. I got it filled at Peoples Pharmacy on Brookhaven Circle. Really nice folks & my wait time was very short.

I hope this info helps. I am encouraged & hope the suppositories work for me. I see from reading the other posts that I probably need to start some regular maintenance regimen following the suppositories to keep this under control.

Thanks all for sharing.


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Posted by Wendypape (..., Canada) on 10/22/2011

Just a thought... It's questionable what's BV, yeast or even chlamydia etc. So many symptoms are same and tests are so inaccurate ;-( The crazy thing is, that we clean up ourselves, our diets, our lifestyle.... And then we have sex with our husbands/boyfriends again and poof it starts all over again. MOST MEN have no symptoms at all btw, heck there isn't even a test for hpv for men and yet they are carriers and there are over 80 different kinds ladies!!! (and yeast, herpes, hpv all transmittable via saliva, and don't get me started on whats transmittable in sperm - I'm so happy I'm married and only have 1 to worry about yikes ;-( Try abstaining LOL I abstained for months and months and months - sorry dh.... And I was FINE, never ever ever have any discharge at all, squeaky clean like a rose etc... then I have sex with my husband and bam, I have discharge within 48 hours that takes a week to get rid of with tea tree oil tampons etc ;-( arghhhhhhhh. That worked twice, now I'm onto the boric acid. Sigh. And NOW He's on super strength oil of oregano orally, grapefruit seed extract, diet overhaul, and acidophious etc.!!!! Fingers crossed!


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Posted by Tired Of Bv (Wilmington, Nc) on 10/22/2011

Hi ladies.... I'm a sufferer of bv. And I can honestly say I'm tired of it!!!! So I've been reading the posts on here and see that some of the ladies saying that the boric acid treatments have helped with their problem. I'm wondering if I should try it. Idk but I guess you can say I'm kind of scared. I don't what brand of the boric acid to use or where to buy it. So if anybody can email me n let me know this kind of info I would greatly appreciate it a lot.

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Posted by Gmd (Ny) on 10/12/2011

I am wondering if borax (20 Mule Team) would work as good as boric acid.....?


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Posted by Bellabusters (Minneapolis, Mn) on 10/11/2011

Just a quick question regarding boric acid capsules. Are you all using them while you have your period? I have mine now, and don't want to wait until it is over to start the capsules. Any advice you have would be greatly appreciated!!! Thank you:)


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Posted by Michelle (Daytona, Fl) on 10/04/2011

Hi, I too had no idea where to buy Boric Acid but while I was in publix shopping I thought what the heck and I stopped and asked the pharmacist. He said yes he had it in the back and I paid $6.00 for a good sized bottle. Hope this helps.


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Posted by Cnadiana2 (Stockertown, Pa) on 10/04/2011

Did anyone have side effects from using boric acid? I just got some but am unsure about using it, as it does say not to get on skin. When you fill yours, do you wear gloves? The brand I got is made by Humco 6oz bottle boric acid powder nf. Has anyone else used this to make their suppositries? As I am currently taking antibiotics for respitory infection, how long should I wait before using boric acid sup.?


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Posted by Zorro (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) on 10/03/2011

The drugs stores do not sell boric acid any more. I got mine online. I use it for pink eye. Google boric acid and you will find lots of places that sell it. Zorro


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Posted by Tjana (Atlanta, Ga) on 10/02/2011

Hi there. I also live in Atlanta and have been dealing with recurrent bv and/or yeast for the last 5 months and have been prescribed Flagyl (twice), metrogel, and Terazol. After the awful discharge came back the last time (the day after I finished the Flagyl), I decided to go the natural route and began to use VH Essentials BV home treatment. It seemed to have taken away the itch but the discharge is back 3 days after using the last suppository. I'm also taking the Femdophilus, Kefir (Immunity shots), and Folic acid. I am trying a new doctor tomorrow but would be really curious in knowing how the boric acid suppositories work for you and which doctor has you on this treatment plan. Hopefully my appointment tomorrow will be worthwhile but if not, I'd love to know which physician you used. My last one just wanted to give me antibiotics. Please keep us posted.


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Posted by Tracy (Memphis, Tn) on 10/01/2011

I have been dealing with BV for over 10 years now. In the beginning the Flagyl and Metrogel would work, but in a couple of months the infection would come back. In the past year it has become very troublesome because now the antibiotics are no longer working. My doctor did prescribe me Boric acid suppositories because she believes I've become resistant to the anitbiotics. I did take them a month ago, and it appeared to be cleared up. Now my symptoms are back again. I live in Memphis, TN and I don't know where to buy the medicinal boric acid powder to make my own capsules. I did call Walgreens but they say they don't sell it to the public without a prescription for it to be compounded. If anyone can point me in the right direction I would really appreciate it.


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Posted by Liltrimble (Fayetteville, Nc) on 09/19/2011

Amazon.com sells both the boric acid and the capsules. Beware that some of the pre-made ones contain very little boric acid and may not work.



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