- October 24, 2012 at 11:44 pm #91149
Ms TMemberTopics: 11Replies: 22
Hello, ladies (and gents) of the Forum.
I wanted to pass along my recommendation for a product that has helped me immensely and I think will help others here. I would recommend it to anyone with yeast infections, bacterial vaginosis, ammenorhea, or any other number of vaginal/reproductive/candida-related issues. I do not think it is a replacement for the diet, antifungals, and oral probiotics, but it is a terrific adjunct.
(Major disclaimer: I have no financial stake in this company. I JUST think this is a truly PHENOMENAL product.)
The product is called FloraFemme and it is a vaginal probiotic (suppository form). It was developed by a woman who suffered from chronic yeast infections with no relief, did her own research, and came up with these probiotic strains. Her thinking: if you want something done right, do it yourself, and that while digestive probiotics work, they take a while to make their way to the vagina.
Here’s how it helped me. I have suffered from chronic BV, was eating 2 or 3 deserts a day, tons of carbs, etc., and although I never went the prescription drug route, I have tried other vaginal probiotics and homeopathic treatments, including: BV Essentials (two courses – did nothing for me), Gy Na Tren (oral and vaginal probiotic, multiple courses – did nothing for me), Jarrow Femmedophilus (oral priobiotic – nothing), Tea Tree Oil Suppositories (dangerous product – do not use),…..
Now, after using FloraFemme, for the first time in a very, VERY long time, my discharge is just about normal and the BV seems to be under control. I did two courses of the product, started seeing results after the first course, and decided to do a second. I may even do a third and continue on a maintenance regime. It is expensive ($50 for a 6-pill course), but was 100% worth it, IMO. I feel like I am getting my life back — including my sex life!!!
I purchased FloraFemme on Amazon, but you can also buy direct from the FloraFemme site. The company offers a money-back guarantee. Plus, I called the 800 number with a question, and the owner, Suzanah, called me back. We chatted for an hour, and she is very knowlegdable about Candida. I mean, she totally gets it!!
Also, it is worth saying that I experienced a much increased libido (there is definitely a hormonal component to fighting infection), and a lift to my depression. I did also experience a slight increase in vulvar itching for a day, but I knew this part of the healing process and that went away fairly quickly.
I am continuing with the diet, but this product is another great way to attack this problem. It’s a great leg-up, not a cure-all.
I hope this helps any woman out there who is suffering. And I so glad there is someone like Suzanah, as well as the forum moderators here, helping women when doctors and big pharma are not.
All the best in health,
TOctober 25, 2012 at 12:15 am #91150
Ms TMemberTopics: 11Replies: 22
I meant to add that I wash all my clothes and linens with borax (20 Mule Power) added to my detergent. It’s a natural anti-fungal and I think it’s especially important to use with athletic wear (tights), undergarments, etc. Yes, candida can live through a wash cycle — or so I’ve heard, but I’m not taking any chances 🙂
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