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?