A new OBGYN finally correctly diagnosed my recurring struggles as BV instead of a yeast infection, which explains why flucanazole and over-the-counter products like Monistat stopped working for me after a couple of years. This new doctor put me on metronidazole which FINALLY seemed to help but now, two months later, I'm back to square one. I think I'm coming to terms with the fact that I'm just going to have chronic BV for the rest of my life but... there has got to be some way to make this more bearable. As it is, I'm seriously considering to elect to have a surgery to remove my vagina because life is utterly unbearable. I can only go through so many more nights with my vagina itching so badly that I want to tear it out myself. I take probiotics daily, wear cotton underwear, put athletes foot powder in my underwear after showering, keep dry and clean without douching or feminine products, eat lots and lots of garlic and yogurt, and even put pure 100% coconut oil on my vaginal area when things get really bad... What else do you all suggest? As it is, I haven't had sex in over a year because it exacerbates everything so much, even with a condom. I'm scared to have sex ever again. My doctor has already basically admitted that he doesn't know much about recurring BV but there has got to be a better way to manage this. Any suggestions?
I was diagnosed with bacterial vaginitis after suffering 6 years with chronic "yeast infections?"?
Question posted by msydnor on 24 Nov 2014
Last updated on 20 March 2021 by shawnab421
No sugar/starches diet. Basically I eat meat, eggs, and low starch vegies. Candida diet.
hi r u still suffering? if u are i just wanted to suggest boric acid if you havent tried it yet. buy the powder then clear vegetable oil caps separately, put the boric acid powder in the caps and insert vaginally at night for 2 weeks. can also be once at night, once in the morning. remember its toxic if swallowed orally though, only take vaginally and its safe. i got rid of BV after 10 years of suffering chronic infections. the medication wouldnt work, so i went on the candida diet for a year and a half then took the medication again and it worked. the candida diet can be helpful for BV too because BV also feeds on sugars. i'm having yeast problems now but i haven't encountered BV for last 5-6 years. flora super 8 refrigerated probiotic pills can also be used vaginally.
im so so sorry you've had to live like this and i hope things are better. dont give up hope if its not, its still possible to get rid of it.
Hi, I was having the same itching and irration. My dr recommended using hydrocortisone cream 2 times a day for a few days and it actually worked for me. I had bout the equate brand with 1 or 2% hydrocortisone. Can’t remember which one but it’s the Walmart brand.. hope it works for you
Coconut oil holds the bacteria and yeast in place to comfortably grow. It is a breading ground for problems to get worse. I would suggest trying apple cider vinegar baths and check out your probiotics. If they are not in the fridge then you are waisting money.
I've had all the same problems. Stopped having sex for over a year because everytime i did i would get yeast. Then bacterial infections. I found that taking probiotic gummies, takinig 3 shots of acv per day and using hypoallergenic, alcohol nd paraben free feminine wipes got it in check. After a year of this regimen, I tried ha ing sex again, nd it's been 3 years since I've had yeast or bacterial infections. Hope this helps.
Don't know if this would work for you but I, too, have suffered many of the same symptoms and I am trying this new procedure called Mona Lisa Touch. approved by the FDA in 2014. It is a procedure using a laser inside your vagina. You can access info on your computer. Just look up Mona Lisa Touch and the doctors in your area that are trained to use this. It is not covered by insurance. They recommend at least three treatments and I have had two, so far, and I do not have the burning, itching or urine frequency. I hope this info may help you.
I suffer from the same things my doctor always tells me drink plenty of water and take probiotics pills.
I had a bad time years ago! The gynecologist put me on a diflucent regiment. Daily for 4 weeks daily 3 weeks off one daily for 2 weeks off one daily one week off one. I think she repeated it but its been awhile. She told me to only wash with Cetaphil cleanser. Whatch your sugar content and any food that turns into sugar like bread. It turns into yeast. I am going through menopause so when i feel dry i found virgin coconut oil works great plus you can use it for making love. Dont use with condoms though!
Good luck i know its hell! But it should go away when you find out what is causing this problem! My gynaecologist said they would just try this because they could nit find what was wrong! It worked! Im fine now! Took a few months to treat!
I suffered from bacterial vaginosis and yeast infections for 9 years! I went to see a naturopath and she told me to get staphysagria. They sell it at sprouts in the homeopathic section, I take 3 pellets of the 200mcg twice a day every day and I have been 4months free of Any infection! Antibiotics are not the answer ladies they are doing more harm than good. I suggest to anyone who has been suffering from this to at least give staphysagria a try
Something is causing your bacteria balance to go off. Taking probiotics and eating active culture yogurt can help. The dr will have to figure out what else can be done after he figures the cause. I know what you're going thru, been there. They just gave me Bactrim and its gone.
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