My Encounter With Bacterial Vaginosis

As a long term sufferer of bacterial vaginosis, I’ve tried numerous treatments over the years and it was only when I tried a natural home remedy for bacterial vaginosis that I was finally able to find 3 days to permanent bv relief.

Bacterial vaginosis was literally ruining my life. I had all the usual symptoms such as the intolerable itching and burning and the watery discharge that was so bad that I sometimes felt I had incontinence! I was really self-conscious of that sickly, horrible, stomach-churning smell both when I was at home and in company that I used to wash myself several times a day and go through numerous changes of panties.

When I confided in one of my good friends, I was mortified to discover that she had noticed that I had body odor and that it had been mentioned by one or two others in our close circle of friends. She told me about a natural home remedy for bacterial vaginosis which she had actually used herself a couple of years previously, and I decided to give it a go.

My first encounter with BV was when I was in my late teens. I noticed that I had this really bad smell around my vagina and thought I just wasn’t washing enough. You know what it’s like when you’re growing up-you have lots of insecurities and I started to fit in an extra shower at night. I also began to carry feminine wipes around with me wherever I went. I was living at home at the time and my mom very subtly mentioned that she had noticed a “smell”. We had a conversation about it and I told her I had already tried to get rid of it. A couple of days later we went along to the doctor.

The doctor told me he thought I had bacterial vaginosis and was quite dismissive really. He sent me packing with a prescription for metronidazole. Within a couple of days, my symptoms has all but gone and to say I was delighted was an understatement! My confidence quickly returned but sadly, it was short-lived.

Within just a few short weeks I noticed that all-too familiar itching and that stomach-turning smell.

I’d recently started going out with a great guy and it was very much early days. The bacterial vaginosis coming back was the last thing I needed. I knew what to do this time though. Off I went to the doctors and came back with more metronidazole and once again it worked. However, this happened twice more and I suddenly had the horrible realization that I was never going to get rid of it. The antibiotics weren’t working any more and over the next couple of years, I spent a fortune on over the counter treatments which were, quite honestly, an expensive waste of money. Never once did I even consider using a natural home remedy for bacterial vaginosis as I didn’t know this was possible and my doctor never mentioned it.

I carried clean underwear with me wherever I went and went through pack after pack of wet wipes. Despite all my efforts though, there was no other way to describe it-I really stank! Although my boyfriend and I had started a sexual relationship, I would be forever making excuses not to be intimate and would only have intercourse immediately after a bath or shower, when I would smother myself in perfumes and intimate deodorants.