If you’ve read my other blog posts, you’ll remember that I suffered from horrible discharge that nothing seemed to get rid of. I tried antibiotics, natural inserts and most recently RepHresh Pro-B pills. RepHresh is a highly debated brand when it comes to their inserts and pills; you either hate it or your love it. I’ve read other reviews before buying my own little bottle of Pro-B pills and many people seemed to swear by it and sing its praises. That’s probably why I ended up buying it – I felt that after wasting so much money on feminine hygiene products I had nothing to lose at this point. While some reviews were rather skeptical, a lot of them were actually positive.
I went to purchase a bottle of RepHresh Pro-B pills, filled with hope.
According to the website, “Pro-B is a breakthrough that balances yeast & bacteria to maintain feminine health.” Basically the pills help restore the good bacteria present in the vagina in order to get a balanced pH and good vaginal health. What’s not to love? Since I didn’t actually know what was wrong with me – my doctor had mentioned BV although antibiotics and over the counter BV treatments did nothing for me – I thought that the Pro-B pills would be ideal in curing whatever was wrong and restoring a normal balance down there. My discharge at that point was not foul smelling or anything, it was just thicker than ever before and was appearing more often than it should. I was really hoping those RepHresh pills would help me get rid of this and bring back my discharge to something normal.
So hop to the drugstore I went to purchase a bottle of RepHresh Pro-B pills, filled with hope.
The bottle I purchased included 30 pills and at $30 a bottle, you really have to think it twice. This is more expensive than my birth control! The instructions mentioned to take one caplet everyday. So I did…for a while.
I’ll be honest on this one; I didn’t really take one everyday for a month. I took a RepHresh Pro-B pill every day (almost…) for about 15 days. At that point, I was still on antibiotics from the doctor (a second round after my failed VH Essentials attempt) and I thought that if I combined antibiotics, which kill all bacteria, with the Pro-B pills to restore the good bacteria I’d have a winning combination. In those 15 days I didn’t notice any change. I thought I did, for a moment, but I think I wanted to believe it so bad that I just imagined an improvement. I somewhat forgot about the pills, since they didn’t seem to do much, and stopped taking them.
Maybe a month or two later – so very recently – I started taking them again. I took them for about 10 additional days, still without any improvement of my discharge problem. Now this problem has been present for almost eight months at this point, so I sort of learned to live with it and wasn’t too bummed about the failure of the Pro-B pills.
RepHresh Pro-B: The Verdict
I’m still partial to this one. Granted, the product didn’t really work for me. But I have to admit that I didn’t use it regularly for a whole month, so I don’t think I gave it a fair try. It also seems to work for some women, according to the almighty Internet, so maybe it works for some issues or some particular women. It just didn’t do what I wanted it to do. Then again, I have no official diagnosis of my discharge problem so maybe the RepHresh Pro-B pills are actually efficient for some issues, or in combination with other treatments and remedies.
IF it works for you, great! If not, well at least you know.
Since it doesn’t involve much to use this product (no nasty white clumps or anything else that could cause shame or discomfort) I would recommend it to others. IF it works for you, great! If not, well at least you know. If you’re like me, you absolutely need to know in case you’re passing up a great product – so even if someone had told me it didn’t work I probably would’ve bought it anyways.
Thankfully I found another little pill that has done wonders for me which I have discussed in my next acticle!