So, like probably every person in this particular forum I have bv. Only yesterday I was able to pinpoint exactly when I got it. I had my 2nd child by C-section 12 years ago. Yea, that's how long I've had it.
You want to know the sad part about it? I only discovered what bv was over a year ago. I had a 'smell' for a long time that I thought was just me sweating excessively, so I used liners all the time, but after my husband and I separated I started paying more attention to myself and finally realized there was a problem. I've been up and down every street on this internet to find out what I can do about it.
I hate drugs. But I hadn't discovered forums like this and many more with women in similar distress as myself, and so I got Metronidazole from my gynae. Of course it didn't work.
I then began my search for natural remedies which only brought temporary reprieve, but which mostly masked the odour or left me clean for a few hours.
I've tried the baking soda douche, MMS
douche, the h202 douche, the ACV douche, the white vinegar douche, probiotics orally and vaginally, kefir, Primal Defense, and ACV orally. In fact I have been using ACV for years but it hasn't helped with that, although it's helped with almost everything else.
I also have HSV and I manage that superbly with a Lysine tablet daily. I thought if I got the HSV under control it'd help with the BV. It didn't. I used to take Alive multi-vitamins but I only have the one with Iron and that constipates me really badly no matter how much water I drink, so I've gotten to the point where I will not take it anymore, .
I guess I wasn't paying attention because I only just realized about a week ago how important it was to take Vit D, even tho I live in the Tropics. So I promised myself I'd buy some.
Well, before I could get the Vit D, I decided to open a bottle of A.V's Molkosan that I bought early in the year and have had sitting down for 6 months. I took a tablespoon in a glass of water at bedtime and the next day, all day, and not since then have I been able to smell bv on myself. The smell just disappeared.
However, on internal self exam I have still found that filmy discharge but I'm being patient. I am taking that Molkosan every night until the bottle finishes. Just keeping my fingers crossed that it will address the whole issue and I can finally say goodbye to this horror. I still bought and I am taking the Vit D and also Folic Acid, to help the situation as well.
On a daily basis I now take Lysine, ACV, Molkosan, Black Strap Molasses, CLA (for weight loss, even tho ACV works for that, too), Propolis, Vit D and Folic Acid.
I know we all have different bodies but I just thought I'd put this out there for anyone willing to try Molksosan. You never know, it might work. I've read about stomach acid and all that and thought the ACV should have been addressing this problem, but I think it's the lactic acid in Molkosan that has made the difference.
It can't hurt to see if it helps you, too. Good luck.