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bacterial vaginosis

Has anyone had any success in treating Bacterial Vaginosis with homeopathic remedies?
  fionag1710 on 2008-02-07
This is just a forum. Assume posts are not from medical professionals.
describe your problem and yourself.
rishimba last decade
1. Describe your main suffering?
bacterial vaginosis, fishy smelling discharge, discharge like water

2. What other physical sufferings do you have in your body?
sensation of lump in throat that does not respond to homeopathic treatments tried so far (lachesis, ignatia)
dizziness on occasion when sitting at computer, like im on a boat, headaches in forehead feels like head is under pressure from inside out, stiff neck, post nasal drip (chronic symptom - had this for years) allergy type symptoms at times, ie irritated nose as if about to sneeze and occasional watery eyes.

3. What mental sufferings / feelings do you have associated with your physical sufferings?
used to have adrenaline rushes frequently throughout day leaving me feeling anxious but since taking ignatia and trying self hypnosis this has almost vanished completely. Now just feel upset that i cant get rid of the lump in my throat and bacterial vaginosis.

4. What exactly do you feel when you are at your worst? Describe the sensation in your own words.
for bacterial vaginosis: excessive water-like foul smelling discharge. No itching/burning or otherwise noticeable sympoms just intense smell of fish!
for lump in throat sensation:
Like in choking on food stuck in my throat. worry because i think im choking or have a tumour of some kind, longing to understand whats wrong with my throat. Throat is not caused by anxiety - Ive never been more relaxed and happy in my whole life!

5. When did it all start? Can you connect it to any past event or disease?

bacterial vaginosis behan several years ago and has plagued me on and off since then, the only time i know i was rid of it was when i was pregnant, then it disappeared overnight, which made me think its related to hormones. Also when I was on the depo provera contraceptive injection the BV was not present, As soon as off the injection, BV came back. Ive been on metronidazole from the GP but it only gets rid of it temporarily. I now take acidophilius tablets to try to get rid of it.
Throat problems approx 2 months ago, not connected with anything i can recall.
Headaches started over 6 years ago, stiff neck same amount of time, post nasal drip ive had for as long as i can remember, back into childhood

6. Which time of the day you are worst?
BV all day long - discharge worse in morning after a night of sleep.
throat worse in afternoon and evening

7. What are the things which aggravate your suffering and which are those which ameliorate the same? Example- time, temperature, pressure, rubbing, washing, eating, tight clothing etc.

BV - nothing relieves symptoms, sweating increases the smell.
for throat: eating relieves throat symptoms very temporarily. nothing relieves headaches stiff neck and post nasal drip. dizziness solved by sleep. comes back once im up and awake again. Dizziness is much less prevalent after taking ignatia and lachesis.

8. Do your think your sufferings have relation to any external stimuli (like, change of place) or any internal biological changes in the body, like, menses (in females)?
not that im aware of

9. When do you feel better, during hot weather or cold weather, humid or dry weather?
cold weather humid - cant tolerate dry atmospheres it feels like i cant breathe, must have windows open all the time for fresh air even in coldest winter or rain

10. Describe your general mental set up? Are you Moody, Arrogant, Mild, Agreeable Changeable, Nervous, Suspicious, Easily offended, Quiet, Arguing, Irritating, Lazy etc.
I have frequent mood swings, changeable, can be arrogant when annoyed, easily aggravated, parents say i have an 'abrasive personality' which i disagree with! partner says im easily put on the defensive. can be funny, enjoy laughing and silly humour. also tend to be depressive and pessimistic a lot, everything is made out to be a disaster even small problems that can be solved feel like they are overwhelming. Easily offended and hold grudges against those who offend me. try not to get close to people for fear of them disliking my personality.

- How do you feel before or during a thunderstorm?
Scared, paranoid ill be hit by lightening! dont like to leave the house.

- Do you like being consoled during your tough times?
Yes and no, enjoy having someone to talk to but if they try to show me the positive side of the situation i instantly disagree and refuse to see anything positive and become defensive against the person. I tend to come round to seeing the positive sides to the problem and create solutions in my own time without guidance from other people.

- Are you sensitive to external stimuli like smell, noise, light etc?

- Do you have any typical habit or gesture like nail biting, causeless
Weeping, talking to one self etc?
Talking to myself to find solutions to problems, nail biting, lip biting, when frustrated I feel like im about to burst into tears. Also suffer with obsessive thoughts about one suject or another and talk about the same thing (whatever im obsessing about at the time) constantly until i bore people rigid! I also have bouts of paranoia that can leave me feeling very tearful and anxious that im going to get into trouble for doing something or someone will try to harm me - totally irrational paranoid thoughts.

- How do you feel about your friends, family, your children and especially your husband / wife?
friends - very loyal to me and good fun, good people in general.
family, not trustworthy, not nice people to be around
children, loving happy children very mature for their ages
partner, passive, very 'stand on the fence' kind of person which aggravates me, but very loving towards me

11. What are your fears and do you dream of any situation repeatedly?
fear of people in general due to paranoia, feel everyone would betray me or harm me in some way if given a chance to.
Fear of dying in pain, not fear of dying as a whole just the pain! Fear of chemicals, fear of cancer.
recurrent dream that im cleaning out my room and take some books off the shelf to find a hamster in a cage that ive forgotten about - the animal is starving to death with no food or water and has been neglected by me, i feel guilty for forgetting the cage was there.

12. What do you crave for in food items and what are your aversions?
vegetables such as cauliflower and peas

13. How is your thirst: Less, Normal or Excessive?

14. How is your hunger: Less, Normal or Excessive?
excessive, im overweight

15. Is there any kind of food which your body can’t stand?
apples tend to set off diarrhea

16. Is your sweat normal or less or more? Where does it sweat more: Head, Trunk or Limbs?
I sweat excessively and use prescribed anhydrol forte to control underarm sweating, sweat under arms, trunk and behind knees, head also but trunk first and foremost every day

17. How is your bowel movement and stool type?
very regular, rarely a problem

18. How well do you sleep? Do you have a particular posture of sleeping?
sleep on side, uncomfortable on back. sleep excessively and deeply

19. Do you think you are able to satisfy your sexual desires in general?
no sex drive at all

20. Do you have any strange, peculiar or unusual symptom or feelings? How are you different from others?

just the BV and the lump in my throat

21. What medications have been taken earlier by you to treat the diseases and do you have any particular symptom surfacing after the medication?
for BV: Metronidazole.
for throat: tried antacids, they provided a little relief, tried Kalms tablets to calm anxiousness to see if throat relaxed, dont work. Ignatia seemed to offer temporary relief, Lachesis aggravated symptoms, now have very intense headaches like pressure building in forehead.
Not taking any medications at present but take probiotics and agnus castus plus a multivitamin every day

22. What major diseases are running in your family?
cancer, deep vein thrombosis, anti phosphilipid syndrome

23. Describe, how do you look like? Describe your overall appearance.
Overweight by 3 stones, 5ft tall, hourglass type proportions

(For Females)
24. If your menstrual cycles are not normal, please describe the irregularities, like pains, moods, flow type, clots etc.
Intense period pains which even wake me up at night, irregular periods, bad pmt, tend to have a heavy flow

25. What major diseases have you had in your life and when. Please write them in a chronological manner.
Chronic sinusitis
Allergic reaction to penicillin
fionag1710 last decade
please take NAT MUR 30C three doses everyday for some days ( 3 to 5 ) till you find a change in the symptoms.

once you feel any changes, good or bad, you can report back to me.

you are a hot person and thus your first prescription is nat mur. if this doesnt give relief, you can try other remedies like sepia or nitric acid etc.
rishimba last decade
ill give Nat Mur a try then thank you, i hope it works! ill report back in a week or so
fionag1710 last decade
Hi, i am also in the boat with many females on the bv...but i have came across this other thing called leucorrhoea...r they the same or connected...also saw that u can use nitricum acid, nat mur, alum, gynol...i would like to try something but not sure what 2 do...used priobotics and hydrogen douches, with rep resh h, oh and lactic acid gel....the gel got rid of the bv but never all the way...always have white discharge, lil itching usually goes away when i wash, also sex, their is no sensation just pressure and then after a lil while starts to swell and burn...ony one time i have ever felt what sex was suppose to was after using metro getl when i was 21(30 now) but soon after i had sex and felt the change i got the nasty thing right bak and nothing has worked since, any advice or knowledge pls pls pls do share ty lynn
BWA,103 last decade
please fill up the questionnaire so that the totality of your symptoms could be diagnosed.

you can pick up a standard questionnaire from the post above.
rishimba last decade
1. Describe your suffering?
bv, not sure if leucorrhoea just read up on that sound about same....i always have discharge more then normal, milky white gets thicker close to ovualtion and period, no smell unless i had sex and waited till end of day to wash, pain during entercourse and will swell sometimes really bad

2. What tother physical suffering? hmm, just fatigue, top of head has a headache, weired...i had a brown spots around breast and groin area but took kolorex and did a great job with candida diet(still practicing it)

3. What mental sufferings/feelings do u have ass with your sufferings?
mainly feel dirty also nervouse about sex with husben turning him off, self conscious get depressed from it, like ill never have normal life or be intimate with partner comfortably

4. What exactly do u feel when u r at your worst? Describe the sensation in your own words.
bv: discharge sometimes it comes out so bad u think did i just start my period, really not a strong smell at all but my vaginia doesnt smell like one really weird..i can feel pressure during sex but no pleasure in it, only from clitoris also it just starts hurt like a burn or sharp pain and then it swells, oh discharge even worse during sex like water and a lot

5. When did it all start? Can u connect it to any past event or disease?
bv when i was a teenager, i was very sick and had to take not stop antibotics my whole child hood, im way better and havent had to take any since last child...i did use metrogel and was free until i had sex (felt what sex was suppose to which was please, not just pressure and no pain, then next day bam came bak and nothing has touched it since...lactic acid helped me once when i had so bad that docs laughed at me, i was in tears from burning and itching, it hurt to use it the 1st day really bad from being raw then after that ev stopped on 3 rd, kept up with it till 7th, discharge was bak to being like it was before

6.Which time of the day u r worst?
bv: all day, never stops

7. What r the things which aggravate u suffering and which r those which ameliorate the same? Example-time, temp, pressure, rubbing, washing, eatin, tight clothes, etc.?
bv: lactic helps ever it gets bad enough to itch like a yeast infection(always get screened 2 c which one it is, 2 treat) washing helps slow the discharge down some, like dry's me up a lil, ive been eatin candida diet and it really seeems no effect on bv, sweatin makes discharge horrible (espically when i run, ugh, bad) i dont wear tight clothing and i sleep with no undies to help get oxygen on me, temp, i really havent noticed it do anything to it.

8. Do u think your sufferings have a relation to any external stimuli(like, change of place) or any internal biological changes in the body, like, menses (in females)?
nope, havent ntoiced

9. Whe do u feel better, during hot weather or cold, humid or dry?

10. Describe general mental set up? Are u moody, arrogant, mild, agreeable, changeable, nervouse, suspicious, easily offened, quiet arguing, irritating, lazy, etc.?

-how do u feel before or during a thunderstorm?
love em, just get real nervous if might have tornato warning then i a lil scared

-Do u like being consoled during your rough times?
yes and no, like if im not ovulating and hormones r not crazy yes unless real aggervated.

-are u sensitive to external stimuli like smells, noise, light etc?
smells, omg yes, not as bad when preagnent, light sometimes

-Do u have any typical habit or gesture like nail biting, causeless, weeping, talking to 1 self?
take to myself, stubborn person and have to find the answers and need to think...when aggervated or tired, i clench my teeth bad, not grind, clintch

-how do u feel about your friends, family, your children and espically your husband?
my kids r my life, love em...single most time since hubby goes down range...lil hard but i love a challenge
husband, love me, nervous this causes prob with r sex life and scared wont pls him
friends and fam, love em just not that close but im the type who invites and hosts and all time and always tryin to help them

to sum up my emotions r, usually very outgoing, work hard, stubborn but i love to play around and joke, have big heart and hate to c someone hurt, i can be sensative but only close to ovulation, if i do get mad oh its on, im pretty much blunt and cant hurt feelings, do feel guilty later tho....my ovulation i swhen i get tired bad, moody, irritable, cant focus and happy one sec and pist then next have very hard time around that time, like the bv situation can depress me and ill get lazy which im not, just dont wanna care or do anything..

11. What r your fears and do u dream of any situation repeatedly?
fear of someone hurting kids, fear of failling kids, fear of my 2cnd marriage failling(being cheated on, like the bv makes him find interest in other woman)
fear of death somewhat, more like pain, leavin kids behind

dream...me and daughter get trapped in water tryin to keep us above it but something always pullin us down

12. What do u crave for in food items and what r u aversions?

most time, meats when i normal...when i ovulate, sweets, startchy foods

aversion: if its real bad since tryin to stay on diet, eat a granolia bar or ill chew up the food but spit it out wont swallow it

13. How is your thirst: less, normal, or excessive?
being in army, work a lot and in texas, usually thirsty some days i dont have much thirst

14. How is your hunger:
good till i ovulate then i always hungry

15. Is there any kid of food which your body can't stand?
Pizza, speghettie sauce, any sauce makes my throat hurt, like sharp pain, no swelling just pain

16. Is your sweat normal or less or more? Where does it sweat more: head, trunk, or limbs?
trunk, also sometimes behind knees or pits not that bad tho but i only sweat bad if working out or hot outside not out of blue, (i do get hot flashes bad but dont cause me to sweat tho)

17. How is your bowl movement and stool type?
good, i take priobotics and also eat yogart and fiber...if i stop takin priobotics even on the meat and veagie diet stool can get a lil hard, like no moisture in it, also regular

18. How well do u sleep? Do u have a particular position u sleep?
sleep okay, light sleeper 2 hear kids and i like to sleep on either side

19. Do u think u r able 2 satisfy your sexual desires in general?
uh, i have sex drive but its hurts and then pretty much depend on my clitoris to help me, it sometimes can start hurting and burning and swell, so im like fakin a lot or i get feel pressure and really dont do much for me

20. Do u have any strange, pecuilar or unusual symptom or feelings? How r u different from others?
nope, just the bv

21. What medications have been taken earlier by u treat the diseases and do u have any particular symptom surfacing after the med?
bv: metrogel also caps too, only the one it worked never again
lactic acid helped it when it got real bad but just got me bak to my normal

priobotics didnt really c a diff on them other then my body healthier and bowels
tried douche with peroxide and it didnt do much unless i used re-presh h with it(would actally foam up on the whatever the gel was fighting) the re-presh h would dry up my discharge into this lil tiny tiny balls and they would stick together come out that way, like it was fighiting it but not strong enough
tea tree oil did nothing, uh femmenol no change
all ive tried

22. What major diseases r running in your fam?
heart disease both kinds, stroke, blood clotts

23. Describe, how do u look like? Describe your overall appearance.
healthy, upper body looks atheletic but lower on legs have weight on em, i fit in a size 10 comfy...66', 140lbs, im a pear shape if i do put weight on so hourglass when in good shape, if i do put weight on always in legs

24. If your menstrual cycles r not mormal, pls describe the irregularities, like pain, moods, flow type, clots, etc.?
hurts bad on 1st day, clotts i guess normal, flow heavy for 2 days., dont have bad mood just stay very tired on the heavy days

25. What major diseases have u had in your life and when. Pls write them in a chronological manner.?
never really had major ones other then
tonsils(had em removed)
uteruss infection after 2nd baby(3 days in hospital on iv drugs)
systemic candida(went on diet, take priobotics, used kolorex)
i take the spit test and go by how i feel to keep in tract...also get screened 2 make sure im treatin the right cause....
BWA,103 last decade
whenever you experience itching and burning next time, please take CALC CARB 30C every 4 hours for some 2 to 3 days.

if this creats a response, come back for follow up doses.

one dose would be some 3 drops of remedy in some 10 ml of water sipped up in clean mouth and empty stomach.

no food or water one hour before or after.

if it doesnt help at all, come back for an alternate remedy.
rishimba last decade
ty for the remedy, what can i take now...for discharge, the paid during sex? i hate to bother but its nasty, im tired of acting like it dont hurt to pls?
BWA,103 last decade
sorry, that prob did sound a lil help me now, demanding..lol...im just sayin i hate to wait till the symptoms get even worse...is there a regiment i can do now...nat mur, gynol, nitric acidum...or even calc carb? I appreciate your time u r takin with me, i was also wondering have u heard of gynol and can u take these herbs with the calc carb
BWA,103 last decade
ok, start CALC CARB 30C as i told you and take it for 2 days.

come back to me with the response and then i will suggest some follow up remedy based on your response.
rishimba last decade
ty, ty, ty...ill have to order and prob check with my local health store, we r a big base but tiny stores, lol..ill order and get bak to u as soon as my 2 days r up...once again, ty ty
BWA,103 last decade

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