TL;DR - does vinegar 'cure' BV or just mask the symptoms?
Update to this post - http://vaginapagina.livejournal.com/22385725.html
I've not yet been able to get a gyno appointment, but I've spent a day douching with a 50/50 red wine vinegar(all I had)/water mix. Once in morning, once in evening, did it three times. Did it by tipping myself upside down in the shower and guiding it inside using fingers because I don't have access to actual douching equipment.
After a day of feeling a bit squishy inside (it seems to affect the skin inside the vagina) I left it and now my vagina smells 'normal'....slightly acidic, clearer smell. It doesn't smell like vinegar anymore.
Did I cure the BV, or just re-acidify things? It almost feels like I've cured it (!!!) but it seems too easy. I feel 'wet' again, but it doesn't have that earthy BV smell.
I'm still losing a tiny bit of blood from my cervix, and have had abdominal cramping (I think that's due to something I ate giving me loose bowels) BUT I think I've had tender breasts and maybe a hormone fluctuation...haven't had a period in 110 days and it would be great if spontaneously menstruating fixed everything....