Before I get into my review of VH Essentials BV Treatment, let me give you a little background. The first time I went to the doctor and got diagnosed with Bacterial Vaginosis, I was quite surprised. Not only had I never heard of this but nobody was able to tell me what caused it and how I could avoid this infection in the future. I took my antibiotics exactly as I was told – 2 caplets of Flagyl for 7 days. I happened to be on my period during that week, so I had no idea if the discharge was actually getting any better as I took the antibiotics. However, once I was done with both my period and the antibiotics, I quickly realized that nothing had really changed. I was still stuck with the same excessive discharge and just didn’t know what to do. It wasn’t painful and it wasn’t smelly – maybe it was just normal? But then I remembered what life was like before I noticed that discharge; before I had to wear a pantyliner everyday. This discharge wasn’t normal and I had to do something about it.
VH Essentials BV Treatment claims to be a natural solution to treat BV.
I did a lot of Internet research. I looked up Bacterial Vaginosis on every medical website I could find trying to pinpoint a cause or more symptoms that maybe I hadn’t noticed. Finally, I came across a few reviews of a product called VH Essentials BV Treatment. It claimed to be a natural product to get rid of BV without the use of antibiotics and without the shame of going back to your doctor to get a new prescription. I decided that I simply had to give it a try and started looking up local drugstores to see who carried that product. This wasn’t an easy feat – most stores stated that it was possible to order it through the website, but I wanted to have the product right now and try it out right away. I finally found it at a nearby CVS and went right over to purchase it. The price is quite steep at $24.99. At this price, I was certainly hoping it would work.
VH Essentials BV Treatment comes in a small cardboard box (as all feminine hygiene products do!) and includes 6 inserts, very similar to the ones you’d be using to fight a yeast infection. You need to use one insert, preferably before bed since you’ll be in a horizontal position, every day for 6 days or until symptoms disappear (according to the instructions, you can go over 6 days or stop before all your inserts are gone). The procedure is pretty straight forward and it’s easy to use for everyone.
I could still feel something “leaking” and had to use a liner
I really can’t say that I had such a great experience with VH Essentials. First of all, once you use the first insert you’ll want to make sure that you have a good reserve of liners or pads close by. Even though I inserted the first caplet before going to bed and was laying down horizontally, I could still feel something “leaking” and had to use a liner while using this product. After a few days, I started noticing white clumps, similarly to what happens when you use any kind of inserts (may it be RePhresh, or anything to fight yeast infections) so I mistakingly thought that the product was working and the white clumps were just the infection leaving my body.
I used VH Essentials BV Treatment for the whole 6 days – no more, no less. I was stuck with white clumps a few days beyond those 6 days of treatment, which certainly wasn’t pleasant, but I thought the clumps meant it was working. Turns out it didn’t, and I was stuck with my discharge once again.
VH Essentials BV Treatment: The Verdict
Would I recommend this product? No. I tried it, used it exactly as stated in the instructions during the exact amount of days suggested and nothing seemed to do it. The white clumps were probably just the inserts and nothing more; I suffered through a horrible week of inserts, clumps and just plain discomfort for nothing.
I don’t know if it’s because the product is natural – I’ve never really tried anything natural in the past and never really thought this kind of remedy would work – but it really didn’t do anything for me and I certainly will not be repurchasing.
After 6 days of wasting my time, I was now back on the Internet trying to find other remedies to cure my unwanted discharge and ended up trying the RepHresh Pro-B Pills. Read all about that experience here!