Permanent Cure Bacterial Vaginois
Q. Is a permanent cure for Bacteria Vaginosis possible?
I have struggled with BV for several years and I have it more often than not. I am tired of my doctor just prescribing pills and gel and acting like it's no big deal. No one should have to deal with this regularly.
I am not a dirty person to begin with, but because of this I shower multiple times per day and I am always changing my underwear and its tiresome.
Is there a doctor that specializes in this? Are there treatments my regular OB/GYN doesn't know about? There's got to be something out there because I cant be the only one.
A.There are a few things you can try to help gain a permanent cure. Bacterial Vaginosis can be a tricky beast to get rid of as many women can attest.
And please, don't for a moment think that BV has anything to do with cleanliness. It doesn't - in fact, you are more likely to get it from being TOO clean! Sometimes too much washing can upset the balance of the organisms than rightfully live in the urogenital area.
There is a delicate balance of good bacteria and yeast that live there and if that balance gets out of whack it gives the bad bacteria a chance to thrive.
And at the heart of it, that is what Bacterial Vaginosis is - too many of the bad bacteria and not enough of the good ones.
Your best bet is to try something like Fem Dophilus whilst you're undergoing a round of antibiotics.
As I'm sure you've discovered, those pills and gels your doctor prescribes do usually get rid of the BV - but it comes back.
Now Fem Dophilus has two probiotic bacteria in it that specifically target the urogenital area. They'll work much better than an acidophilus strain.
You could just start a course of Fem Dophilus taking 2 capsules once a day, but the best and fastest results have come by taking antibiotics (the pills your doctor prescribes) whilst taking Fem Dophilus. If you do that,take the Fem Dophilus several hours AFTER taking the antibiotic and if you're able to start the probiotics a few days before you start the BV pills, even better.
Whichever way you do it, after 1 month and only if you're completely clear of symptoms, reduce the Fem Dophilus dose down to 1 tablet once a day.
After another month, take 1 tablet every second day, and a few weeks later move on to twice a week. The important thing is to SLOWLY phase out the Fem Dophilus.
The two probiotics in Fem Dophilus can remain in the vagina for up to 19 days after you finish taking them. They won't live there forever - that's fine - that is not their role
These two probiotics, Lactobacillus rhamnosus GR1 and Lactobacillus reuteri RC14, have been proven in medical trials to establish an environment that really helps your normal vaginal flora get re-established. And once you have wall-to-wall of the good bacteria down there, there is no room for the bad bugs.
And don't worry that you're taking the capsules by mouth - they have no trouble at all in getting to where they're supposed to!
It does cost a little to take the Fem Dophilus over several months, but it also costs you in repeated trips to the doctor and paying for scripts over the years if you don't.
Good luck with it. Fem Dophilus does not help every woman but it certainly does help many gain a permanent cure against Bacterial Vaginosis.