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Old 03-16-2010, 07:36 AM   #1
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metrogel 0.75 % gel 2x a week for months ??

anyone using metrogel 0.75 % 2x a week for months ?
I was diagnosed with BV in december 09, I used Flagyl tablets for 7 days ( 2x1 ) I didn't get better so in january 2010 Dr. gave me metrogel 0.75 % gel to use for 5 days at bedtime . After 2 weeks at my checkup he said it's better but the BV is still there so he told me to use metrogel 0.75 % gel 2x a week for 2 months. After 2 months I developed yeast ( of course !?! ) so last week he gave me Diflucan one dose. Today I just had to call his office back, bc I still have the burning and iching and a discharge ( not clumpy ).
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Old 03-16-2010, 05:41 PM   #2
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Re: metrogel 0.75 % gel 2x a week for months ??

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anyone using metrogel 0.75 % 2x a week for months ?

I was diagnosed with BV in december 09, I used Flagyl tablets for 7 days ( 2x1 ) I didn't get better so in january 2010 Dr. gave me metrogel 0.75 % gel to use for 5 days at bedtime . After 2 weeks at my checkup he said it's better but the BV is still there so he told me to use metrogel 0.75 % gel 2x a week for 2 months. After 2 months I developed yeast ( of course !?! ) so last week he gave me Diflucan one dose. Today I just had to call his office back, bc I still have the burning and iching and a discharge ( not clumpy ).
Anyone ?
Sounds like you still have a yeast infection and BV. If it itches, that usually yeast. I've been battling BV for about 14 and a half months now. Nothing has ever worked. Now, my doctor wants to put me on Flagyl for 4-6 months, even though I've been on it countless times before for months at a time (2 straight before). Welcome to the terrible cycle we have to go through as women to get our vaginal flora back in order whenever they are knocked the slightest bit out of whack.

Make sure while you're on any kind of meds that you either take a probiotic or eat yogurt which also contains the probiotics (acidophilus). They help keep the yeast in check at least.

I'd call your doctor back and get more tests done or have him refill some prescriptions. After an infection has been going on a while, it won't go away with just one course. It might need to be extended over a longer period of time. Flagyl as opposed to other medications also doesn't suppress the good bacteria as much as others. The only reason i hate being on it for so long is because it makes me very, very sick, but it does help, at least a little.

Good luck!

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Old 03-16-2010, 07:35 PM   #3
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Re: metrogel 0.75 % gel 2x a week for months ??

I was using Fem dophilus probiotics for 6 weeks, 2 capsules a day and it didn't help bc I developed the yeast from metrogel anyways. Now, today was the 5th day I used the organic apple cider vinegar sitz bath, it doesn't look it's helping too much either. And today I started to have a garlic clove ( drink it with water ) but I know it's gonna bother my stomach after a few days.
I'm so depressed bc of this stupid thing, I don't know if I got the BV from a bubble bath, that's the only thing I can think of, bc I didn't do anything different: no change in diet, I'm with my husband for 18 years, I wasn't on antibiotics.
My dr's office called, he wants to see me back, he didn't want to prescribe anything until he sees me again. I will have to ask him for some more tests ( they did some already ) any suggestions what to ask for ?

 
Old 03-17-2010, 07:00 AM   #4
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Re: metrogel 0.75 % gel 2x a week for months ??

I'm assuming the doctor has already cultured for bacteria and such? Did it come back with anything specifically positive that led him to believe you have BV? I know with me it appears I have a bacterial imbalance and clue cells, but nothing ever grows out on cultures.

If he hasn't already, I would have the doctor culture for all aerobic and anaerobic bacteria, as well as yeast and fungus. If none of those come up with anything, I would suggest a mycoplasma/ureaplasma culture to be done. The latter is what I am finally having done next week and I'm hoping it's the culprit.

I assume we can rule out STDs, so aside from that, I would just suggest not using any scented soaps + pads, in case it was brought on by that. Also, some women have problems if their men finish inside of them. I don't know if you are having a reaction to that, but just throwing it out there in case because the semen can throw off the pH or something. Also, speaking of pH, your doctor should swab the discharge and see if it is too acidic or too basic, that would help determine if it is a yeast or bacterial infection.

 
Old 03-17-2010, 07:05 AM   #5
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P.S. I haven't tried it yet, but boric acid vaginal suppositories are also supposed to help with bv/yeast issues that are persistent. I'd ask your doctor about that as well.

 
Old 03-19-2010, 05:39 PM   #6
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Re: metrogel 0.75 % gel 2x a week for months ??

he did a vaginal culture for strep ( sp ? ) and few other things ( I'll have to ask for a copy of the results so I know ) I think for some std too. but for the bv and yeast he was doing a wet prep only. what's worst having clue cells or white blood cells on the wet prep ?

 
Old 03-21-2010, 02:36 PM   #7
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Re: metrogel 0.75 % gel 2x a week for months ??

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he did a vaginal culture for strep ( sp ? ) and few other things ( I'll have to ask for a copy of the results so I know ) I think for some std too. but for the bv and yeast he was doing a wet prep only. what's worst having clue cells or white blood cells on the wet prep ?
It's not good to have either, but I don't think one is necessarily worse than the other. White blood cells are indicative that your body is fighting off an infection and clue cells are what shows the infection. Clue cells as far as my understanding is, are just cells that show bacterial overgrowth of some kind. All of my tests, wetprep and cultures sent out have shown lots and lots of WBC, but my wet prep only sometimes shows clue cells.

Either way, something is wrong and your doctor should be sending out cultures for other bacterias and yeast. A wet prep is not good enough for a diagnosis sometimes, especially if the infection is persistent.

Sorry I can't help any more than that. I am seeing my specialist at the end of next week. Hopefully I'll have some other suggestions or something after that.

 
Old 03-24-2010, 09:22 AM   #8
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Re: metrogel 0.75 % gel 2x a week for months ??

I have been on flagyl for 12 days. I took it for 7 and I still had it and some yeast. So my doc prescribed me 7 more days with diflucan. Well it is day 12 and my period has started. I am still very irritated . I am taking fem dophilus and eating yogurt. I just want to get back to normal. I hope you find some answers. Please keep us updated.

 
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Re: metrogel 0.75 % gel 2x a week for months ??

i am having the same very same exact problem but with a twist i am tired of this crap i want to take my va jah jah off and throw it out the window for a brand new one after i had my son all these problems started everytime i have a sexual entercounter weather it be penatration or just me playing around with my toys it comes right back i wash vigrously (very clean) i clean my toys and i practice safe sex so idk why i keep having this problem i tried changing my diet didnt work i came to the conclusion maybe the ph balance in my va jah jah is thrown off balance when i do have sexual encounters because if i dont do anything im fine metrogel is great it gets u back to the fresh normal va jah jah u know i sometimes i get it (bv) right after my menstral if the gel makes u crazy with the constant yeast infections u can get metronadizole pills also called flagly but it does take longer or u can ask ur GYN to take a ph level test or a culture to see whats the good and bad level of bacteria you have.. hopefully u get to the bottom of ur problem because im really trying to get to mine....

 
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i am having the same very same exact problem but with a twist i am tired of this crap i want to take my va jah jah off and throw it out the window for a brand new one after i had my son all these problems started everytime i have a sexual entercounter weather it be penatration or just me playing around with my toys it comes right back i wash vigrously (very clean) i clean my toys and i practice safe sex so idk why i keep having this problem i tried changing my diet didnt work i came to the conclusion maybe the ph balance in my va jah jah is thrown off balance when i do have sexual encounters because if i dont do anything im fine metrogel is great it gets u back to the fresh normal va jah jah u know i sometimes i get it (bv) right after my menstral if the gel makes u crazy with the constant yeast infections u can get metronadizole pills also called flagly but it does take longer or u can ask ur GYN to take a ph level test or a culture to see whats the good and bad level of bacteria you have.. hopefully u get to the bottom of ur problem because im really trying to get to mine....
Many times I have sat here and just wondered why I can't trade my vagina in for a new one, like a car. It is so very frustrating and it upsets me even more that so many of us are going through things like this for so long!

They sell test strips at the store where you can check your pH. You just swab the inside of the wall for a couple seconds and the stick will turn color. If it's high, it's usually bacteria based, if it is low, it's usually yeast. However, my pH has been normal the entire time, so a pH test doesn't always help. If it is off, RepHresh is supposed to be pretty good about setting it back to normal, or so I've read.

I'm about to start 6 MONTHS of Flagyl in gel form. I've been on it many times before, but since all of my tests come back normal, but I have this mystery bacterial ovegrowth, the Dr. feels that long term suppression will be best. I'm also being sent to another doctor for a metabolic screen to see if something in my body isn't functioning properly or if I have some kind of deficiency that is making this not go away.

Having gone through this for so long, and still being very young, it makes me want to get a second degree and go to med school to become a damn gyno. SOME of them try, but others blindly write prescriptions and don't really give a damn about us. I'm tired of dealing with doctors that care more about the money than helping people.

 
Old 03-26-2010, 07:39 AM   #11
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Re: metrogel 0.75 % gel 2x a week for months ??

I saw my dr. a couple of days ago, he did a wet prep and said no more BV no yeast, but he wants me to use the metrogel twice a week for couple more months, for "maintaince" . and he told me I didn't get the yeast from metrogel gel bc it's vaginal antibiotic ??
I was actually fine for 2-3 days but yesterday I had a lot of discharge ( clear ) suddenly like I peed in my pants. what that could be ?

 
Old 08-26-2011, 04:06 PM   #12
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Re: metrogel 0.75 % gel 2x a week for months ??

Did metrogel help after taking it for so long? I have the same issue and was prescribed metrogel for 3 months 2x a week. I am losing my mind! It's been a year.

 
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