It works ladies! I have done a combination of the hydrogen peroxide douche, acidophilus and folic acid. For the douche I inserted an acidophilus pill used half water and half hydrogen peroxide. After douching be sure to douche again with just cold water so the hydrogen peroxide doesn't burn the skin. I repeated two times a day. I also take acidophilus by mouth everyday. This has provided instant relief for and I've had no side effects.
Hello. So first off I'm really excited I've run into this. I've been battling BV since I was 16... (now 28) and I'm positive my flare ups happen with new sex partners and sometimes my period. I'm sick of antibiotics as I know it doesn't take care of the underlying issue but simply strips all bacteria away leaving your V confused only for the infection to return...in my case. I was BV free for a year or so a couple years ago and thought I was free. Until a few months ago...it returned and I got antibiotics. It hasn't stayed gone more then a week in 6 months. I could cry. I found this site and am on day 2 of 2× day dough of 1/2 distilled water 1/2 3% peroxide, after the morning douche I insert Acidophilus capsule to restore good bacteria. I also take orally the Acidophilus 2× per day and Folic Acid 1× per day. After day one I had little to no symptoms except a little bit of itching/mild burning. Here on Day 2...basically no symptoms at all. Smell is gone also.
My question is how long to keep up with this? I was thinking 7 days. Also wondering what preventative measure should be taken after the treatment considering I actually get rid of this. I don't want it to come back. It has ruined me mentally and sex has been embarrassing plenty of times...although no complaints, it bothers me. If this works I literally will cry happy tears.
So, maintenance? And how do you deal with periods as this has been a trigger for me also. I want to be able to have unprotected sex with my partner freely with out the worry of waking up to this awful situation like we used to. Also I use a PH balanced feminine wash. Input would be appreciated. And I will post updates. Thank you :)
I've been dealing with bv for about a year now. I'm 33 and have never had this problem till recently. I've gone to the doctor and done the antibiotics but only had relief for a month or so only to have it return. I started using boric acid, hydrogen peroxide, folic acid, multivitamins and probiotics. All of these seem to help. I've done all treatments for 5-7 days at a time. The odor goes away completely. BUT... If I don't use my boric acid or hydrogen peroxide for 2 days the odor returns. Comes right back! Am I stuck having to use these forever? Everyday? It's so frustrating! Please help me!
I have been battling BV for over a year now, on going. Many doctors visits, creams, bouts of antibiotics, lots of disappointment! I take folic acid and acidophilus daily. I have a healthy diet and eat lots of yoghurt. I just bought some 3% H202.. really excited to try this, fingers crossed. Waiting for my period to finish then will do the 3 day, twice a day method while upping my acidophilus dosage! Will let you know how it goes!
I just got diagnosed with BV for the first time, and I was prescribed Metrogel to use once daily at night time. I'm currently on the 4th day and so far so good; the smell cleared up after the very first day and I've had no side effects other than a little clumpy discharge.
Now I'm trying to do all I can to keep this from happening ever again; I went out today and bought femdophilus, folic acid and hydrogen peroxide. My question is, when I'm completely done with the metrogel treatment, can I use the diluted peroxide solution to rinse my vagina out of leftover discharge? I ask this because I know people use this method in lieu of antibiotics, so I don't know if doing this would be overwhelming my vaginal cells.
Also, what dosage of femdophilus/folic acid would you recommend?
Thank you so much! Sofie
I've had reoccurring BV for years. Was just given Clindamycin cream and finished a 7 day course of this. 2 days later got my period which is today. Now waiting to see what happens when I finish my cycle. I am currently taking 1600 milligrams of Folic Acid, 2 pills by mouth of 50 million active lactobacillus cultures. I have been doing this through the Clindamycin treatment. After I completely stop my period I will do the H2O2 douche just for preventative purposes. Will let y'all know if it comes back. Really hoping it won't!!!!! :)
Dallas, Texas, Usa
Dallas, Texas, Usa
Thank you for the suggestions of hydrogen peroxide, folic acid and probiotic. Your a life saver... THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!! Been suffering bv and candida problems for years and the results from the remedy I learned here were immediate, thank you!
Thank you so much for this recommendation! I have had BV for years ( I am 34 and it started when I was around 24 or 25) and since I am not sexually active, I could not understand why I was having these problems. I would just wait until it would go away. However it go so bad 2 years ago that the bottom of my stomach ached and my undergarment was soaked with discharge. Just like everyone else, I was given antibiotics that only offered a temporary fix and I was too embarassed to keep asking for more. Recently, the odor got to be embarassing and unbearable so I decided to look for what else I could do.
The hydrogen peroxide douche is excellent. I used 1/2 hydrogen peroxide and 1/2 bottled water. After the first cleaning, the odor was drastically reduced and so was the discharge. After three douch treatments and daily doses of acidophulus and folic acid tablets, it is now 5 days later and I am finally good. These treatments worked much faster and better than the antibiotics. ( And the douche provided an extra bonus because I feel clean. ) The douche did not burn when I used it. I also slept without panties so that that area could get air and I would wear cotton panties only to assist with that area getting air during the day. I also bathe that area with an antibacterial soap. Thank you all so much for sharing. I feel like a brand new woman!
Louisville Area, In
Grants Pass, Or
This will work for you. You just need a bit of patience. Completely cured in 2 weeks. Purchase the following:
Summer's Eve disposable douche (empty the contents), Folic Acid 800 mcg, Hydrogen Peroxide and the best Acidophilus you can find. Folic Acid - 800 mcg - twice a day. Acidophilus - Need 4 capsules a day. Hydrogen Peroxide - Several bottles
AM - Take 1 acidophilus and 1 folic acid orally and douche with solution of 1/2 Hydrogen Perox. & 1/2 water. Noon - Take 1 acidophilus orally
Evening - Take 1 acidophilus & 1 Folic Acid orally. Douche with same mixture as AM. Insert 1 acidophilus vaginally (after douching)
If you want to add an extra Acidophilus vaginally at noon, it couldn't hurt. By week three I cut the douching to once a day and continued the oral regimen. By week four, I quit using the peroxide douches but continued with the supplements. I have not had any symptoms of BV for 3 weeks. If anything changes, I'll submit an update.
St. Louis, Mo
Ok so I have been doing the combo of H2O2, Acidophils pills and vagina insert and Folic acid for 3 days now. The first I did the H202 douche the smell went away but I had slight spotting. The smell came back yesterday and today I did the douche again and put plain yogurt in my vagina last night. Well, the smell is still slightly there and I got some more spotting!! I'm so frustrated because it seems like so many women are getting good results from this!! Does anyone think that my non hormonal IUD could be affecting the treatment? OR am I not waiting long enough?
Greensboro , Nc
Houston , Texas
Hamden, Ct, Uas
A Little Lost Town, Me
I had been suffering from BV for 2 months and was tired of feeling bad and the aweful smell. I did a desperate web search and came across this site. I don't usually submit information on sites like this...but I was so pleased with what I read, that I wanted to say thank you to everyone for sharing their success stories and I wanted to share what worked for me (and I tried a ton of different things). I take the following everyday:
(2) acidophilus capsules by mouth
folic acid 800 mcg by mouth
B12 500 mcg by mouth
For 3-5 days at bedtime, I douched vaginally with full strength Hyrogen peroxide mixed with a few drops of tea tree oil. This was very refreshing and helped with the uncomfortable feeling.
The next night at bedtime, I inserted a tampon covered in plain yogurt and I cut open one of my acidophilus capsules and sprinkled the powder on the yogurt (I also cut down the size of the small tampon once it expanded from the yogurt).
I only used the yogurt tampon 1 time and within 4 days, the smell was completely gone and no uncomfortable pain....I feel great! I still take the pills everyday, but have cut down to 1 acidophilus capsule a day. I will keep you posted if things change...but so far so good! Thanks to everyone for all of their helpful posts:)
High Point, Nc
I too suffer with BV and I was tired of taking Flagyyl for it. To also make matters worse I'm a nurse and I didn't want to pay some doctor to give me something that only helps for a short while. Doctor's visits and prescription medicine aint cheap. Thank God for google and the internet, as well as all the women who shared the stories. I tried the refrigerated acidophillis (5 billion), folic acid 800 mg capsule, peroxide douche, and mixed powered acidophillus with water to make paste and coated a tampon with it. the next day no more nasty odor or discharge. I'm goin to do this for 3 more days.
Hi ladies, I tried the folic acid, acidophilus, H2o2 douche combo- and I an still very infected. I first tried it 2 or three months ago and i'm still using this combo daily. I was very disappointed. I am 40 yrs old and have had BV for almost 2 years!! this suxx. The most this combo does for me is keep my itchy burning symptoms at bay. I have no odor but I do have discharge. I have seen a great difference in switching to acidophilus from probiotics but nothing - not even drinking lots of water- keep it away.
Here's a question: Has anyone tried Don Quai or St. Johns Wort - since BV may be caused by a hormonal imbalance?
I have been suffering with BV since Febuary of this year. There was a long chain of events that caused it, and I've been on the Metronizdale (sp) antibiotic probably 5 or 6 times! And just like the storied I've read here, it would always come back within a couple weeks, sometimes worse than the time before! I was so happy when I found this site! I started out with the loading dose of 1600mg of Folic acid and 2 of the 1 billion acidopholis. I also did the H202 douche. I started this yesterday. I took 1200mg of the folic acid and 2 acidopholis last night and also inserted one of the acidpholis pill (not the capsule) into my vagina, and now I'm experiencing yellow discharge, and found much of the grit coming out with I douched this morning. I'm quite alarmed by it. I'm afraid I will get a urinary tract infection. Does anyone know if I can try to continue this remedy without this step? Or should I be using the capsule instead of the pill? Also, how long should it take for you to feel any results? I'm not quite sure if this working for me yet, so I'm going to continue the remedy without inserting acidpholis until I hear back from someone. Does anyone have any advise??
Vancouver, Bc Canada
Folic Acid, acidophilus, hydrogen peroxide used to control BV
I am 37 and have been suffering with chronic BV infections since June of 2007. Unbeknownst to me at the time my husband was having an affair with a women that I later have found out was messing around with a few other men as well. ( Yeah I know noce right?) I was back and forth to the doctor with one RX after another.. it would clean up for about a week maybe two.. then back again.. nothing worked. I have spent many hours searching the internet for an answer and was relieved that I am not alone in my suffering. I was beginning to think it was all me. I even changed doctors, my new doctor is a woman, she has worked with me on trying to find something that will work for me. She has been wonderful in being able to call in meds for me so that I did not have to be seen for what I already knew I had. My husband was busted out a few months after this all started, and we have worked hard to get past that... he says he is not messing around with anyone ever again.. ( yeah okay... I am suppose to believe that?) I had started putting a few things together even keeping a food journal as my doctor suggested. I am a type 2 diabetic but I do not take meds for that as of yet. I noticed that when my urine smells like Sweetened Puffed Wheat Cereal I can bet for certain that BV is about to creep in.. and sure enough... the dischange, the smell and the sore tender insides. So, it was suggested that I cut out certain things in my diet that made my sugar get all outta whack. Sodas, milk chocolate, caffein, sugar in general, alcohol... so I did that. and it does help at times.. it seems like I get a mild case of BV . Then one day.. POW... it just started coming back... and I was pulling my hair out... nothing was working that I had been doing.... so after coming across this site I set out on a mission... I went to the drug store and purchased ditilled water and hydrogen peroxide and a pack of vinegar water douches, one bottle of 400mcg folic acid tablets, and acidophillus____ that contain 1 billion CFU ___.
I emptied the vinegar water douche solution and added hydrogen peroxide and distiled water 1:1 used that first, then took two of the folic acid tablets and one of the acidopholus later that night before bed I took another folic acid tablet and another acidopholus. By morning I felt wonderful, no smell, no discharge, no bloated feeling, no tender feeling.. Ah Hah... I was on to something... so that morning I took two more folic acid tablets and one acidopholus ____... no douche this day.. was going to ride it out and see what happened. I have been doing this daily for going on 3 months now, and just had a couple times that I had to use the douche again up until recently... I have gone back to drinking sodas, and my sugar is outta control and it seems that the BV is harder to control with the methode that I have described here. Keep in mind that it is mild, nothing like before, so I am continuing with the folic acid and the acidopholus pearls. I have cut out the sodas once again.
The things that I noticed that have caused my BV to occur....
2. uncontroled blood glucose levels
3. sex with my husband can sometimes trigger a lot of that depends on his diet as well.
4. weight... I have put on 30 of the 50 pounds that I had lost last year.
control of stress, and blood sugar, along with weight loss help out a lot to keep BV in check, the pills mentioned above do the rest of the job.
I am going back to my gyn next month for a folow up exam for an abnormal pap, and copolscopy, where it was also determined that I had HPV. ( and not the one that causes warts, I have the kind that is known to turn into cancer.)
I will report back with what my gyno tells me at that visit. And will see what she has to say about what I have been using to control my BV.
Please continue to see your gyno regularly for preventative messures, and continue to network and take charge of your own bodies to control BV and other nastiness in your lives. Natural medicine is a good thing.... thank you to all those that were brave enough to give it a try so that the rest of us could be made aware of your success, and incorporate it into our own plan of treatment. Not everything works for everybody, but do your research on whatever it is that you are going to try. Pay particular attention to the other good things that Folic acid can do for you... more than you know... it shocked me... and has done more for me than just help control my BV
Binghamton, Ny, USA