5yrs BV-? On Luvena

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Hello. I’ve had BV off and on for 5 years. Odor is the only issue and frequent need to use the bathroom, #1. 

My doctor recommended Luvena to restore pH since my lastest swab doesn’t show BV but the same fish odor is present. (Purchased OTC at CVS.)Has anyone tried it? vH essentials made the odor worse the next day, the worst it’s been. I bought RePresh and I may use it after trying Luvena.

Thanks for advice and tips!

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    Hi! Glad to hear your culture was negative. Is luvena a prescription? Never heard of it. I’ve had bv for almost 7 years! This year has been the worst case of bv for me I’m on my 8 visit to the doctor with now metro gel. She recommended I try using boric acid as soon as I’m down with the metro gel. I also tried VH essential probiotics and did nothing for me at all. Waste of money. But I guess it was worth a try. 
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      Hey Liz. Luvena is a prebiotic gel/liquid you can get online or at Walmart/drug stores. My doctor recommended it for ph balance to eliminate BV issues. I’ve used it twice and don’t see any improvement. I bought REPresh gel and I think I’ll try it next.  The odor is still there even, no change even with culture coming back negative for BV.  

      I do ultimate floral, represh pro b probiotics, and fem dolphlius oral daily. ACV wash or bath make me smell of vinegar and last for 2 hours and smells even worse after it wears off quickly. 

      I have not tried Boric acid Suppositories only because I’m terrified of the awful harm it may do. I changed diet. Lemon water for days on end and I just smell sour down there and it’s harash. Cotton underwear, no perfume detergent and softener, Un scented dove soap, I don’t wear panty Liners, no u dies at night. 

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    Yes, I have been using this nurse for years as it was suggested by my nurse practitioner. I used the "Restorative"...its a great product

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      Yes it did, I would also use it to keep my BV under control. That is just something that worked for me. We are all different, some things may not for others, I've tried some other remedies as well that didn't work...but wishing you the best with this 😊

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    Ladies, I struggled with BV for a year and a half. With no relief after trying EVERY product, every home remedy and every medication out there! I went to 3 different drs and 3 different nurse practitioners. They said the same things. They didn’t know why, use probiotics, gave me antibiotics and said stay away from sugar. Turns out sugar was the trigger me. I went 4 months with no infection after having NO sugar basically. Finally went in and demanded my blood be drawn and everything be tested bc it didn’t make sense that this was happening. They checked blood count, hormones and vitamins. Turned out my Vit D was low. After taking 10,000iu with Vit K for a month, I was totally fine and healed! I can have as much sugar as I want, and I haven’t had an infection in a month. That hasn’t happened in almost 2 years! Have your labs checked!!!!! 
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    The reason the Vit D helped us bc Vit D deficiency causes sugar intolerance. It also causes lethargy, suppressed immunity, depression, muscle weakness. All kinds of things!!!!! I was tired ALL the time, depressed. Couldn’t make myself do anything. Any kind of activity wore me out! Now I feel amazing!!! I have my energy back, I’m happy. I can have confidence in the bedroom again! It has changed my life! 
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      That’s awesome Helpingothers!!! I’m so glad glad for you.

      I did have my Vit D checked and it is not low. I had it checked in January because I’ve heard it could be a factor. Maybe as a precaution, I could take some. How long until you saw it seize? A month entirely?

      Thanks for your advice. 

      So I tried RePresh last night. I checked my ph today and it’s higher this morning than it was last night when I inserted it. Last night 4.5 and today 5. (I use test strips off Amazon that are for 3.5 to 6 testing.)

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