Fluconazole, not Metronidazole

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I wrote a short post a couple days ago entitled "Metronidazole," but meant to write "Fluconazole." Not sure how I got that wrong. I'm sorry if that post confused anyone. Luckily someone pointed this out. Anyway, I thought I'd mention that the anti-fungal Fluconazole really did wonders for me. I went to my nurse practitioner telling her about my struggles with recurring BV (over 2 years). I also suffered from an abnormally high presence of yeast in my v. secretions. She put me on Fluconazole because it was a cheap alternative to other anti-fungals, with the warning about it being hard on my liver. She wanted to treat the yeast first before the BV. I took one pill each day for 2 months, then one every other day for 2 weeks. During this period I had NO symptoms of BV whatsoever. Even after going off of the antifungal, the BV never returned. This was two years ago and I'm still good down there - no yeast, no BV. Tried other things before this - vitamins, coconut oil, boric acid. I think these treatments are largely pseudosciences. Has anyone else had any luck treating their BV with consistent, long term use of an antifungal?

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    Again, I screwed up the name of the antifungal she put me on. It was Ketoconazole. Fluconazole is an antifungal, too, but more expensive.

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    an antifungal such as ketoconazole only treats fungal infections and not bacterial therefore would not treat bv because bv is bacterial

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    how long did it take to notice a difference with taking the fluconazole? My Dr. has also thought about starting me on a 2 month dose, interested to know if it took the full 2 months to feel better?

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      Hi Cam! I corrected myself in the first comment - it was actually called ketoconazole. I noticed an effect around the second day or third day. It was really fast. Just one pill won't do it. I've tried buying them in the one-pill packs, and they aren't strong enough. It has to be consistent over a long duration. Check with your doctor. My case could have been a fluke, but it really turned my life around and i felt the need to share my story.

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