voleusedenuit (voleusedenuit) wrote in vaginapagina,

Dealing with chronic BV (and possible YI)

I've posted here a number of times over the last couple of months about a persistant YI and BV that I've been dealing with. I've been on courses of fluconazole and metronidazole for treatment even though I've been tested for BV, YI, Trichomoniasis, Chlamydia and Gonorrhea all of which came back negative (I was still displaying symptoms at the time the swabs were taken). I finally got a referral to a gynecologist who upon examination said everyone look good and since my test results from the previous clinic were all negative, he just ran a regular pap (the results of which I'll only get in a month).

I had been feeling good for the past 2 weeks (one of which I had my period) but unfortunately last night I started feeling the familiar burning sensation on my vulva that I had before and sure enough I started getting the same liquid white/gray discharged. I've had been dealing with this BV/YI since mid-February and I've come to know my vagina and it's discharges pretty well and I feel like I only have a BV at the moment. I have an appointment with my gynecologist again but it's only next Thursday so I want to try an at home-treatment.

I've read the page on BV over the vulvapedia but I'm freaked out at the idea of using boric acid. I saw on the YI section that douching with apple cider vinegar can also be used as a method to re-balance your vaginal pH. Can anyone confirm that it worked for them on their BV? I got a douching bottle at the pharmacy (it was already filled with a vinegar solution but I cleaned it out). I get the general idea of how to do it from the vulvapedia but I'm still nervous. I was wondering if anyone who's done it would mind giving me a step-step instruction how to do it?

I guess I'm also looking for some moral support... I just feel so drained by all of this. I know there at least a few of you on here who have found ways to manage chronic BV and YI and I was just wondering, how do you do it? It seem to be one of those people who just developed it out of the blue and it makes me feel like my body is revolting against me. I feel like this has consumed my life and honestly the idea of having to manage this for the rest of my life brings me to tears. Any words of advice/support would be really appreciated. Thank you.
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