VH Essentials BV Treatment Review

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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. Continue reading…

Vagisil Screening Kit Review

Vagisil Screening Kit

Let’s face it; there’s not anything much more embarrassing than going to the doctor because you’re itchy or you smell down there. I know too well the feeling of shame associated with the thought of discussing your hygiene with a stranger – especially if you’re like me and don’t have a regular OB or family doctor. Thankfully, the big manufacturers understand this as well and are now providing us women with products to help us demystify common symptoms. The Vagisil Screening Kit is supposed to do exactly just that; let you know if you have a yeast infection, bacterial vaginosis or any other kind of similar infection. Continue reading…

Flagyl Review

Flagyl, also known as Metronidazole is an antibiotic used to treat certain parasites and anaerobic bacteria. It was prescribed to me by my gynecologist to treat what they thought was bacterial vaginosis (BV), also referred to as a bacterial infection. Side effects of Flagyl can include, nausea, headaches, loss of appetite, a metallic taste, and rash. It should be stored at room temperature and away from light. Do not drink alcohol while taking Flagyl or for 3 days after taking it. It can cause severe vomiting, nausea, cramps, flushing, headaches, vaginal itching and discharge.

I was given the extended release Flagyl. For the extended release form of medicine, it should be taken at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after eating a meal. The pills should not be broken or crushed. Breaking the pill will make too much of the drug release at one time. I took the pills as directed, although it was a little bit of a challenge to take the pills 1 hour before and 2 hours after eating. I experienced a metallic taste in my mouth. About 2 days into my medicine I developed a really bad yeast infection. I’m not talking about just a regular yeast infection. I’m taking about the yeast infection of all yeast infections–red, raw, swollen. I was directed to finish my medicine and then they put me on more medicine for the yeast infection.

A lot of people have reported getting a yeast infection from taking Flagyl. My doctor did not warn me about this, nor was there a label on the medicine stating this. With some antibiotics, such as penicillin, there is a warning stating it may cause a yeast infection. It took several doses of yeast infection medicine for me to get some relief. Flagyl was not a pleasant experience for me.

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