January 11th, 2013

BV frustrations

Hello all,

About a month ago, I went to the gyn because something just wasn't right with my vagina. I'd been having some itching and really, really thick discharge that wouldn't necessarily come out of my body but would stick up on the inside of my vaginal walls. After running tests I was diagnosed with BV, as I suspected, and got a script for metrogel and told to use it for five days.

I did and for a bit of time afterwards, things felt much better! Such a relief!

This past week everything feels back to like it did before :( The same itchiness, the same super thick yellowish discharge clinging to the inside of my vagina. 

I'm not sure if this happened naturally from not using the metrogel for long enough, or if I just got imbalanced again - my partner did come inside me earlier this week. 

So, what to do now? I'd be interested in resuming the metrogel for another 5 days (I have enough left but no applicators) and then coming up with some kind of boric acid routine. This has been going on for months and obviously my system is pretty imbalanced. Where can I get more applicators for the metrogel - do I just ask at a pharmacy? Can someone please point me in the direction of the correct boric acid to use? 

This is so frustrating. I'd really appreciate any kind of encouragement or advice or support. Thank you in advance.

ETA: If nothing else, does anyone have a suggestion on how to make this absurd itching go away?!?!?!? I feel like I'm going crazy.
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