Hello, this is in response to both hannahf and stannard. Man, am I so glad to have read your posts! I've been a regular visitor to curezone for a least a year now, but never joined until now. I too have suffered with BV for many many years. When I was in college, and/or just out, I'll never forget what one of the doctors (in a long string to come) told me in her office.
I had been to a few before her, but with no luck. She tested me for everything yet still could not figure out how to solve the BV. I guess she just got frustrated and one time said, "Well, I don't know what it is, all your tests are coming back "normal" so maybe you just need to build up your immune system." I asked what she meant by that and she responded, "I don't know, try taking some Echinacha or something." I stopped going to her after that and have had many doctors since that that still couldn't help me.
It wasn't until fairly recently did I start to have this inkling that there might be a connection to what I was ingesting and my BV symptoms. It seemed I would notice them get worse immediately after having coffee (w/loads of Sugar and cream of course), and with other foods as well, but it at the same time I thought, that's preposterous, how could that be? Could that be? Well, after just recently doing more and more research after my last (and final) bout with anti-biotics, I decided to do a little testing myself.
I cut out of my diet all the main trigger foods that are agreed upon for the basic candida diet (and some that arent't). I figured, it can't hurt, and since I seemingly had tried EVERYTHING ELSE, why not try this. Immediately I noticed improvement. Immediately! And not just with the BV, brain fog, etc. In fact I hadn't felt this good since I had done the Lemonade Fast. I was dumbfounded. Could it really be true? Could I have "stumbled" upon the answer I had been searching for for so many years? It would seem that way. I tell you I was so happy I cried. Anyone who know's what it's like to suffer through BV, where you feel like you can't talk to anyone about it because you feel ashamed, etc. and has found relief through the candida protocol knows what I'm talking about.
O.k. so, this is a long post, but it is my first and I guess I had a lot to say. Basically, I'm just so happy to know that I'm not alone in this and that there is light at the end of this very long tunnel. I mean I kind of knew that there were others going through this, but these two posts have been the first I've read here that made a direct connection. Thank you, both of you, so much for having the courage to say something, it gave me the courage do the same.