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Old 11-19-2010, 09:09 PM   #1
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Where do I buy probiotics for vaginal insertion in the usa?

I take Natures way Reuteri and also Fem dolphilus orally and use Rephresh...due to having bv at times..

but want to use
a lactibillius probiotic vaginally..I can not find anything online like this
to use once a night..30 capsules a month..is there a product?

Second question..if I buy a gelcapsule empty from the pharmacy that will dissolve in the vagina, would I be able to fill it with an inexpensive off the shelf acidolphilus powder...emptying that capsule in the dissolvable capsule I buy ? If so what would I buy off the shelf that would be the right lactibillus strain? Thank you, Sheridragonfly

 
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Re: Where do I buy probiotics for vaginal insertion in the usa?

You can buy probiotics in a vegetable cellulose capsule thay you can take orally or use vaginally. Look for a probiotic that contains both lactobacillus acidophilus and bifidobacteria.

 
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Old 11-19-2010, 09:25 PM   #3
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Re: Where do I buy probiotics for vaginal insertion in the usa?

thank you
I had the enteric coated ones to take orally and I knew that would not dissolve
in the vagina..I had to figure that out the gyn doctor did not even know that and sure would not find out..nor the pharmacist did not know..
So I just need to look for one that is not enteric coated..and use it vaginally , right?
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Old 11-19-2010, 09:28 PM   #4
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Re: Where do I buy probiotics for vaginal insertion in the usa?

do you know anything to do for burning...I asked the gyn today and he did not..
I am menopausal, have Bv at times, did not show up today in the smear..
I do use vagifem hormones vaginal twice a week...and use Rephresh too...
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Old 11-20-2010, 01:24 AM   #5
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Re: Where do I buy probiotics for vaginal insertion in the usa?

It's my personal experience that even though the Rephresh works good to get things back in balance,it kinda burns me for a day or so until it is done doing what it is supposed to do.I don't know if it is that way for everyone,but I found it slightly irritating.

Have you tried using really cold yogurt for the burning?Also,I avoid hot water in the shower and rinse well with cold,that seems to help.

 
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Re: Where do I buy probiotics for vaginal insertion in the usa?

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It's my personal experience that even though the Rephresh works good to get things back in balance,it kinda burns me for a day or so until it is done doing what it is supposed to do.I don't know if it is that way for everyone,but I found it slightly irritating.

Have you tried using really cold yogurt for the burning?Also,I avoid hot water in the shower and rinse well with cold,that seems to help.
thank you for answering..Rephresh does not bother me ...I have been using it weekly for 2 months...
I am going to stop using even no fragrance shampoo near the vaginal area...
and continue using the vagifem hormones twice a week, taking fem dolphilus and another potent probiotic by mouth too..then I am going to look for
just a NON Enteric coated.. acidolphilus at the store and insert that vaginally every night.. I hope all that keep the flora normal in the vagina..

The burning must be from menopause..I had a total hysterectomy at 29 and ovaries removed too..I took premarin hormone replacement till I was 50..
I had depression and anxiety and fibrocystic breast tissue from the hormones...they never got balanced well..


At 50 I went off all hormones...and that was a nightmare...
Hair thinning, skin dry, nervous, hot flashes all day and night
still all that is happening ..am using the vagifem vaginally to keep the
tissue from getting dryer and then setting me up for bladder and more vaginal irritation...

Do have the burning when I do not have Bv, I do burn when on Flagyl or antibiotics...so I suppose that is just menopausal changes in the vagina, don't you?

I think I found a good health board in that two people cared enough to answer my post..Thank you so much...I need the support and am here to offer help to anyone I can...

Thanks , Sheri/sheridragonfly

 
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Re: Where do I buy probiotics for vaginal insertion in the usa?

Try NSI Probiotic 10:10

It isnt enteric coated, it contains 1 billion CFU of 10 different probiotic strains, and 100 capsules is only 10 dollars.

It is easily avaliable online.
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Old 11-21-2010, 06:57 AM   #8
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Re: Where do I buy probiotics for vaginal insertion in the usa?

Thanks for the NSI product
now I can not figure out the
Have you tried Excedrin? I may be dense today
what was that about? LOL
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Re: Where do I buy probiotics for vaginal insertion in the usa?

just a catch line from a series of old adverts when i was a kid..... where some hasbeen actor would tell you that in a recent hospital study, Excedrin was proven to be twice as effective as aspirin, or some such bunkum, then they would cut to a closeup of his firm, serous face, and he'd say "Isnt it time YOU tried Excedrin"
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Old 11-22-2010, 03:33 PM   #10
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Re: Where do I buy probiotics for vaginal insertion in the usa?

I see the expression now LOL

 
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Re: Where do I buy probiotics for vaginal insertion in the usa?

While in Canada I found the perfect vaginal probiotic called Purfem.
It contains Lactobacillus and is inserted once daily at bedtime. Helps with burning, itching, dryness, discharge and odour. I think its a great product.... definitely worth trying.

 
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Re: Where do I buy probiotics for vaginal insertion in the usa?

thank you !
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