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Folic Acid and Acidophilus Treatment for BV

Folic Acid and Acidophilus
Posted by Glo (Natural Bridge, Va./USA) on 04/01/2011
4 out of 5 stars

I searched everywhere about the odor of BV, and found this site. Rushed to Drug store to get the Folic Acid 800mcg and Acidophillus, (nothing to lose) and before bedtime that night I noticed , no more odor. It does kill the odor, a big relief, but still had the infection. Dr. Re-treated with another anti-biotic, and it is now gone. Every woman should take these supplements.


Folic Acid and Acidophilus
Posted by Sheree (Stockton, California) on 12/01/2009
4 out of 5 stars

Ok, seriously I want to cry right now. I came across this sight after searching so many places for a cure to BV. I have been suffering from it off and on for so many years I lost count. Not only is it embarrassing but it makes you feel like less of a woman. The odor is like bad eggs or rotten milk...and the itching before your period is almost unbearable. I would scrub and scrub myself in the shower and immediately after I would notice that I still smelled. Even worse, the discharge would get on my panties and it would be so noticeable that I would be scared to stand up and walk past people. Or I would leak through thin skirts...disgusting. I was on this site for 5 hours last night just reading people's testimonials and wondering if it was really too good to be true or if anyone was a paid sponser for acidophilus or folic acid pills, lol. Nonetheless, I trusted what I was reading. I have been off my period for about 3 days now...the itching is gone but the odor was here this morning like every day. I went to the store and bought some acidophilus pills (500 million live cultures? I think...) and Folic acid @ 400 mcg. I also bought some Splenda (they say sugar and caffeine increase BV risk), some plain yogurt and water. I took one acidophilus when I got one and one Folic acid pill...this was about 2 hours ago. I felt a little nauseous as I was cooking but it was very faint. So I come back to this site because now I am hooked, after we ate dinner. While I am sitting reading, I decide to take a whiff...nothing. I AM NOT KIDDING. I smelled for like 5 minutes...went in the bathroom and actually used my finger (I know, gross!) But it worked. Swear to God, less than 2 hours ago I squatted to talk to my daughter and smelled awful although the rest of me is clean...it's like you're insides are rotten or something. I cannot believe it. I am a real person and this site has saved my life...I feel like everyone in the world who is too embarrased to talk to their friends about it needs this site...it feels like a family. I will update more when I get about a week away from my period, which is when the itching/odor/irritation is at it's height, and let you know how it is. I will be taking 1 acdp. pill and maybe 2 Folic a day (400 mcg), along with the yougurt and limiting my sugar intake. If it worked this well already, I think I might be BV free in 30 days....thank you so much!!!!!


Folic Acid and Acidophilus
Posted by Unexpectedimbalance (Bronx, Ny) on 10/21/2009
4 out of 5 stars

Ok so I am SO happy to have come across this website. I originally noticed the discharge a few months after being on birth control. It must have been the sperm environment messing with mine that cause the imbalance. At first I didn't think much of it, but after a while I started noticing the scent. I went to the GYN and she asked if it was a fishy smell, and I told her no.. it was actually a sweet smell.. Vanilla-ish even. Anywho, she took a sample and checked it out and confirmed it was BV. I was given the prescription for the gel and it worked for like 2 days after I came off it. Back I went and I got the antibiotics.. it helped for like a week or two. Then I started doing my research and used acidophilus pills. I took one in the morning, one at night, and inserted two capsules at night as well. I varied, sometimes taking 2 at night, etc.

Nonetheless, I was happy to notice that I was smelling like my ol' self again. Being happy with the result I had sex with my boyfriend again and it started once more. I was so irritated from that day forth that I figured I may have gotten a yeast infection as well. I bought a different brand of acidophilus and for about a month definitely didn't notice it getting better. That's when I read about the stronger pro-biotic capsules and Folic acid.. Instead of the other acidophilus with only millions of good bacteria, this one has 14 billion good bacteria and different strands as opposed to just one.

I just bought some today and will be taking 2 of the pro-biotic capsules a day, as well as one 800mg Folic acid during the night (or should I take 2?). Also, I will insert one of the pro-biotic capsules at night. Curious on whether the folic acid should be inserted as well??

I will keep you all posted on my progress! I hope this helps, this is a very horrible situation. I've gone through depression, being really self-concious, and also making me shy away from sex. My bf loves me and doesn't care but I CARE! He's away for Grad school right now, which will give sex a break and give me time to heal. Supposedly BV can't be transmitted to a male? Anyone have info on this? If so, should they be taking the folic acid, etc?

We're going to get through this ladies!! By helping each other out!

xoxo


Folic Acid and Acidophilus
Posted by Tongia (Montgomery, Alabama) on 08/26/2009
4 out of 5 stars

I have been bothered with BV for over 13 years now. Everything you ladies experienced I have too.I told my Dr. I think I am allergic to sperm. I have taken antibiotics over and over for 13 years now. I thought something was wrong with me. Because you dont know or think this happens to any one else but you. I have even accused my husband of sleeping with other girls. I even changed GYN Dr's because I was going on regular basis, even the receptionist at the front office knew me by first name. Ladies I called my Dr. and got RX for Flagil AGAIN. And thats when I come home and got on the internet and found you guys. After reading your life stories, and found out what has heeled you all, I also went out and bought folic acid,acidophilus pills and also apple cider vinigar. Last night I took my flagyl, 2 800mcg folic acid pills,1 acidophilus pill by mouth and inserted 1 in my vag. When I woke up the next morning the odor was very faint and I felt fresher. By that afternoon the smell was gone. Ladies I called my Dr. because some of you all wanted to know do this really work. My Dr. told me that Aciidophilus is more for yeast but it do help the ph in your vag. Folic acid will kill the bacteria in the vag. and dont just mask the oder but it will take about 1 month to completly kill the bacteria. ACV she stated take 3 tsp every day will help build your immune system. I dont want to wait that long to be cured so I decided to do as one person said a few stories up Take my Flaygl medication to kill the bacteria good and bad. And I will insert the acidophilus pill for 1 week to help put back the good bacteria in my vag.(ph level) and take 2 800 mcg of folic acid every day to keep folic acid level up in my immune system. Dont want to get to exited yet. But it all make so much since. Replace what your body dont make enough of. Why didnt someone tell me years ago about this. Thank you all for your wise wisdom. will keep you posted.....Tonya In Alabama.


Folic Acid and Acidophilus
Posted by Christine (Binghamton, NY) on 07/20/2009
4 out of 5 stars

I have to say that this folic acid and acidophilus treatment really works, and FAST. I had noticed the odor everyone mentioned on this forum, and also had itching and some slight pain as well. I started downing yogurt (plain with active cultures) I think all the flavored yogurts have too much sugar and they are defeating the purpose. I also took the folic acid. Felt about 30% better first day, about 50% the second day, now I am on my 3rd day and I must say I feel about 80% better. The odor was gone the first day though, that really impressed me to know this is probably going to work. I give all the glory to God, after all he made our bodies, and he created everything, he led me to the answer to help with this problem. There is nothing wrong with Dr's, but I don't run to them for every little thing I always seek natural remedies/cures first. This website is great, thank you to all the people who keep it going, and all the people who respond, so that we know what works and what does'nt. I know that each cure will not work for '"everyone" but when such a majority of responses are positive you have to give it a try!!! God Bless


Folic Acid and Acidophilus
Posted by Jai (atlanta, Georgia) on 06/30/2009
4 out of 5 stars

Better but not all the way cured. I tried it for a couple weeks and I did notice results! Yay! However once I stepped off of the pills it started creeping back up so I weened myself off. I was good for a while until I started my menstrual cycle again it kinda popped back up but no where near as strong. I just start back on the pills and it stops for a while. Still greatful, I'm much better than I have been for months


Folic Acid and Acidophilus
Posted by Fed up! (Miami, Florida) on 06/09/2009
4 out of 5 stars

I've been taking folic acid for my BV now for about 2 weeks. I also take about 3 acidophilus pills a day. My symptoms have improved slightly, but they're still being stubborn and not quite disappearing. I read somewhere on this site where one woman said she was taking folic acid and acidophilus together, and her symptoms only improved--but when she STOPPED taking acidophilus and continued taking folic acid, her symptoms finally went away...like her body was rejecting the acidophilus.

Has anyone else found this is the case for them? I want to try it, but I'm afraid if I stop taking the acidophilus my symptoms will go back to normal. Only way I want to try it is if I see it's been the case for other women as well!


Folic Acid and Acidophilus
Posted by Unique (Tulsa, OK) on 01/23/2009
4 out of 5 stars

After reading seveal emails from women about how great this remedy is I went out and bought Folic Acid & Acidophilus. I take six 400mg folic Acid and 1 extra strength Acidophilus by mouth and insert 1 pill at bed time. I have done this everyday for three days. I am better but not cured. The smell is not as bad as it was before. I am going to the doctor to get some medicine. The remedy was worth a try.


Folic Acid and Acidophilus
Posted by Jan (Kingsland, TX) on 01/21/2009
4 out of 5 stars

I HAVE BEEN STRUGGLING WITH BV FOR MANY YEARS. TODAY, I HAVE BEEN SUFFERING FOR 3 WEEKS WITH NO RELIEF IN SIGHT. I HAVE TRIED FOLIC ACID AND ACIDAOPHILUS. ALSO, I HAVE BEEN TAKING VIT. A, C & E, B-COMPLEX, ZINC, CRANBERRY TABLETS AND TWO WEEKS. MY SYMPTOMS HAVE BEEN MILD BUT STILL PRESENT. IN ADDITION, I HAVE ANAL ITCHING AND HEMORRHOIDS. LADIES! I NEED SOME HELP HERE. ANY IDEALS FOR RELIEF. I AM DESPARATE AND NEED HELP. IT'S BEEN 3 WEEKS SINCE I HAVE BEEN WITH MY HUSBAND.


Folic Acid and Acidophilus
Posted by Roxxane (New York, NY, USA) on 01/11/2009
4 out of 5 stars

I just got to your website 2 days ago I have had bv for 5 years iit just came out of no where fish odor discharge I felt nasty dirty and unattractive u know how embarassing it is to have to work around people and u stink down ther I smell it right through my pants ughhhh all women want to smell clean and feel sexy,The doctors are the worst I went three times one doctor told me I dont smell anything, Im like is your nose stuffed?lol Its not funny but to see u ladies is a blessing I felt alone now im sharing my story!!!Im trying folic acid andAcidophillus so far,so good I just want my vagina back!!!! No im not having sex until my vag returns!!!!!!!!Thank u ladies I will write again and let u know if I got my vag back!!!


Folic Acid and Acidophilus
Posted by Monica (New York , NY ) on 08/13/2008
4 out of 5 stars

I've been suffering from BV for almost 2 months. At first I thought I had a yeast infection. But once I saw the color of the discharge (snotty like and yellowish) I got worried. I'm married, but none the less, I ruled everything else out with two separate gyno doctors who confirmed I had BV. Not a big deal, right? I figured having had it once before (as a result of what I THOUGHT was a romantic interlude in Miami beach water with my husband a few years before we got married), ...I figured pop some antibiotics and be done right? Nooooo....

First off, I forgot I couldn't drink. Then I thought alright, well, let's get this going. My first gyno prescribed the Metrogel alone. Didn't work. Then my second gyno prescribed the Flagyl. Didn't work. I selfishly and stupidly put off treating myself with the Flagyl for at least a week and a half after the cycle of the Metrogel was over because I wanted to party over the weekend and drink. STUPID OF ME.

So, when I started the Flagyl, it was no surprise that the infection might have advanced a little by that point. Didn't work either so mid-way I visited a third doctor who prescribed another dose of Metrogel to combat it topically while I finished my Flagyl cycle.

The discharge lightened, but it's still there and the itch..worse. In fact, I thought the Flagyl had given me a yeast infection but I was terrified of popping in a Monistat. I figured that I'd let the Metrogel do its thing. So I finished both the Metrogel and Flagyl by Monday. Itch still there. The yellowish discharge is also there.

I HATE THIS. So now I am completely annoyed and came across Earth Clinic in my quest to balance my bacteria!

Reading these posts on Acidophillus and Folic Acid, I was convinced. So I left work yesterday and bought Super Acidophillus (1 billion of the monsters) and Folid Acid (800 mg). I popped 2 Acidophillus and 3 folic acid pills in the early afternoon and again at night. Between the first dose and 2nd dose I have to say I felt 30-40% better. The itch has subsided...was still there, but not unbearable. The discharge had dried a little. I woke up this morning and some came out, but I guess for 12 hours that wasn't too bad. I cleaned up with PH balanced soap, put on cotton underwear and immediately popped the same dose. I am going to continue this for a few more days.

Right now, I still feel a very slight itch (not unbearable) here and there. But the discharge if anything is more so due to the Metrogel that I guess is still coming out because it is clear and slimy. A dab of very very light yellow mixed in, but I suppose that is still the infection. Did anyone else experience this after their dose of Metrogel?

Anyway, I think it works. I have another doctors visit this Thursday, so I'm curious to see if he sees a difference. Either way, if he makes another antibiotic prescription, I think I'll hold on to it and give this at least 7 days to work. I think I'm getting better!

I'll keep you posted.


Folic Acid and Acidophilus
Posted by Bex (Cambridge, England) on 06/02/2008
4 out of 5 stars

just wanna say i think its amazing how many over sufferers there are of bv. i found this website the other night after 3 years with bv. i have tried everythin. everything docters have given havnt worked and a specialist even suggested douching with bicarbonate soda but that didn't work, prob even made it worst. im now trying acidophilus twice a day and 3 folic acid supplements 3times a day (400mg). i have also been inserting a tampon soaked in live yogurt and a few drops of cider vinegar and it seems to be getting better, only time will tell. does anyone no in the uk where u can get hydrogen peroxide? thanks.