Originally Posted by Radchick
Thanks for your advice blessedchilld...I've been thinking about the garlic supplements. Silly question...do they make you or your breath smell???
Just curious! I've also read a lot about enchincea. Dont know much about it, but I've read that it helps a lot of people. I would just feel better if I could prevent ob's naturally rather than popping meds everytime I THINK I might be having an ob you know? Im also trying to get pregnant so it makes it a little more tricky. I will do some more research and talk to my OB. My primary Dr didn't want to talk about supplements or natural remedies at all....just the Valtrex. Hopefully my OB will be more helpful! Thanks again!
LOL, not a silly question, the garlic supplements don't make your breath smell. They are just as effective as raw garlic. I'm doing raw garlic. To keep the breath on the down low, i eat parsley with my food too.
I'm also doing echinacea and goldenseal together in an extract. I read echinacea is really good. So far, I haven't really noticed any differences in ob's but echinacea alone is suppose to be a good natural supplement for ob's. I'm doing them both as they both help with the immune system. I'm trying to get rid of the 'herpes' virus as some have claimed to do. I read the raw garlic is the most powerful antiviral herb out there. It's suppose to actually kill of viruses, bacteria and fungi. I'm doing a lot of research on the natural supplements. Don't know if you have ever heard of garlic oil but some people use that too for the ob's.
I'm not surprised if your PC doesn't talk about the natural stuff as they work with big pharma to sell, excuse me, prescribe the latest meds. Sometimes, they have some on hand they can give you for free. Ever seen 'guys' in suits at the doc's office with the pulley. Those are pharmaceutical salesman. That info. was on the house.
Not trying to down grade docs because many of them are very good and we need them. Your ob doc may suggest what is 'known' to be safe for you and your future baby. I hope it works out best for you whatever you choose to do. I'm sure the docs are going to look out for your best interest.
Lastly, all herbs are not safe and they can be just as dangerous as prescribed meds. That's why you should do a lot of research before taking herbs. Some are forbidden to use in pregnant or nursing mothers. Don't know if you would want to try them since you are planning a pregnancy. Since, I was diagnosed with HSV2, don't know if it's genital or oral but I think it's gential since I have the ob's there, I have stopped planning to have more kids. I think it's best I don't. I knocking on 40 so, I think I'm better off. Too much to deal with now and this virus is not making it any better. But that doesn't mean, all women should avoid pregnancy if they have the virus. This is just my decision. We are all here for support and it is truly helping me.