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Ladies, I have found *MY* Cure!
on August 20, 2013
I have suffered from this horrid affliction, BV, for years. I took flagyl once. Thought that would be the end of it, but it came back within days. It didn't matter if sex was protected or unprotected, and after my period was the WORST! I got it no matter what. One of my *OLD* GYN's said that my partner's ph and my ph "just didn't mix well". LOL. Great diagnosis. At one point, I was wearing tampons every day, even when I wasn't having my period, just so I would NOT STINK!
I've tried most of the "home remedies" out there: tea tree oil douche (traded one smell for another, and it burned, but it temporarily got rid of the stench, 1 tsp TTO/1 cup water), yogurt douche (get a medicine syringe like you use to give kids medicine, kinda yuck, and gave me bad cramps, but temporary relief), hydrogen peroxide douche (get a Tiny Kit re-useable douche 1 cup peroxide, 1 cup water.) I found this was the best out of the three. Douching is not recommended, but when you're desperate to smell fresh and feel confident, you're just happy there is something out there that gives relief. My *NEW* GYN says that the peroxide/water douche kills all of the bacteria, good and bad, but as I said, anything for a fresh day. Oh, the Rephresh gel works great, too, but it really is only good for three days per tube, and is way too expensive to not be a permanent fix.
I had tried Ultimate Flora Women's Care 25 billion in January, but it made me feel itchy and almost feel like I had a yeast infection, but there was no STINK! But I gave up on it figuring it was just too strong.
Now to explain why only 3 stars: I have been using Rephresh pro-b religiously since February. I felt better, but I still needed to use the peroxide/water douche after sex and after my period. Let me say again, I felt better than I had in years, but still, I was having to take other measures, so it wasn't the "perfect fix" for me.
My FINAL regimen (that I have been doing for the last 2 months): Alternate Rephresh pro-b with the Ultimate Flora Women's Care 25 billion every other day and take a multi vitamin daily. My *NEW* GYN heartily approved when I told her my plan in June, and wants me to let her know how it is working. I'm letting all of you know first. Believe me Ladies, $50 every-other-month is so worth our sanity, our relationships, and most of all smelling like a fresh, normal woman. Give it a shot. It may be *YOUR* cure, too. Can't hurt. I'll never stop taking either of them! Much love to every lady out there suffering from this. I know your pain...well.