BV resolved but still sensitive

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Thought I had UTI. Took two sets of antibiotics from urgent care. Didn't work and ended up in ER. Thought it was BV since urine kept coming back clear. Gave me four amoxicillin, shot of rocephrin and seven days metronidazole pills. Felt so much better. Had been dealing with urinary frequency, burning feeling, stabs of pain and discharge. Took probiotics while on treatment. Been a week since antibiotics ended and all was good. Woke up this morning and got my period and now feel pressure on bladder and slight burn or soreness in vagina. Could this be that blood is causing irritation to my recently recovered vagina? Bladder pressure from heavy bleeding? I'm perimenopausal too. Fun times. Thoughts? Has this happened to u? Going for yearly obgyn check in about ten days.

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    Not sure if this helps but when I had my period after I had BV it was more sensitive that usual. I always feel pressure on my blatter and an increase in frequency to urinate when I’m on my cycle. I would monitor it and keep taking probiotics. Also, to help make sure your PH is balanced, try drinking water with a freshly squeezed lemon 1-3 times a day. Good luck! 
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      It does help hearing from you about your sensitivity and bladder pressure. Thank you. Last night I was up four times peeing and there was a lot of urine. Perhaps getting rid of fluid. I'm hoping the light vaginal soreness/burning goes away after my period is over. I was feeling so great...thanks for the lemon suggestion!

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    I had/have exact same symptoms as you, went to urgent care back in May with what felt like UTI and pelvic pain and discovered I had BV! Every time I end my menstrual cycle, one or two days after I get UTI like symptoms with urgency, frequent urination and soreness in the vaginal and urethra area. That's how I know I still have BV because I do not have the discharge or smell like many other women. Blood throws off the PH balance and causes bladder infections and growth of bad BV bacteria. I do not take antibiotics( as they destroy your body even more!), and altered my diet as well as taking probiotics. Also can be caused by hormonal imbalance, so I will be seeing my gyno next week and test hormonal levels.

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      Hi Layna,

      Thank you for sharing, as unfortunately, it sounds like we are going through the same thing. I am 46 years old and every month near perimenopausal issues develop. (I now deal with palpitations, pelvic pressure, urinary frequency/pressure, night sweats then chills and vaginal dryness)  It is so fun getting old.  I truly believe the BV is related.  What did you use to help your BV symptoms if not antibiotics?  I am taking activa plus probiotics pills.  Thank you for bringing up the hormone imbalance issue as I have now added that to my list of concerns to discuss with my obgyn.  I have dealt with low vit D issues for years.  At one point I was at a 8 and had severe side effects.  My last test was in Feb and it showed my Vit D was 20.  I hope you are doing better too!  

       

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      Hi Jen,

      It sounds like your night sweats and symptoms could be hormonal related and the underlying reason for your BV. Have your doctor test your hormonal levels. Antibiotics do not work and only bring down your immune system, you want to strengthen it, instead. Try  a natural antibiotic : Goldenseal, it wipes out UTIs like a miracle and helps BV as well. Also, anti-inflammation diet, lots of greens, fruit.

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      Thank you again for the information and I will research goldenseal.  I do eat a mediterranean diet and have been a vegetarian for almost thirty years.  This BV is completely new to me and I also agree - hormone related.  Have a great weekend!
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    You mentioned that you are perimenopausal, did your gyno check your hormonal levels? If you do a search online, you will see that low levels of estrogen or progesteron can be the underlying cause of BV and frequent UTI and urinary symptoms. I'm 38 and my cycle is regular, however, I suspect that my BV is due to hormonal changes(stress, dryness, heavy bleeding, acne on my face), and will make my gybo test my levels. Many BV sufferers found out that they were low on estrogen or progesteron, got the levels back up again and the issue was resolved. It is also good to check for vitamin deficiency as the lack of D can cause chronic BV as well. Best of luck to you and feel better soon!

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    This book changed my life and made BV struggle almost manageable:

     Jessica K. Black - Anti-Inflammation Diet And Recipe Book, I also manage my discomfort by doing the anti-aging method exercises by Carol Argo at least 4 times a week (before that I sat at my desk almost 8 hours per day, which I think gave me my BV!).

     

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