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My Group Strep B Overgrowth Story (Non-pregnant)

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  • My Group Strep B Overgrowth Story (Non-pregnant)

    This is my GBS Overgrowth story, that started from July 2016. This has been haunting me ever since.

    My classic Symptoms:
    .Very thin, watery yellowish (sometimes lightly brownish) discharge, that I could feel physically, and visibly on my panty and/or panty liner if I used one.
    .Unpleasant odor (I don't know what is "fishy" as people describe in the case of BV , but it is definitely not the usual healthy ever-so-lighhtly-acidic scent)
    .Slight itchiness. As time went on and not treated successfully, I would have felt more unpleasant itch (not as serious as if I had yeast), plus a burning sensation.

    Of course by now I am so familiar with the symptoms because of the re-occurrences, I would know at an very early onset that it is "coming back".

    To cut my long treatment history short, I have tried everything under the star, including all kinds of treatments of yeast and bacterial infection, prescribed by my gynecologist. Note that the culture by the gynecologist did not show GBS overgrowth; now that I know she couldnt' do this at her clinic. Anyway, before she sent me to an infection specialist, I had tried Monistat (one day and 7 days) and Boric Acid suppositories for yeast. As a side note, although the Boric Acid suppositories did not cure my GBS, this is how I found out they are the BEST and Surest cure had I had yeast. I also tried Nystatin and Fluconazole for treatment of BV. I KNEW I had neither yeast nor BV.

    I had to wait almost two months before I could have my first appointment with the infection specialist. While waiting for the result of my culture, I was given a much more aggressive dosage course of Fluconazole, which did not help. My culture finally showed a heavy overgrowth of GBS. To my extreme disappointment, I was never treated. I was told that GBS existed everybody and it was perfectly fine to carry it. I certainly understand this, and I spent days and months and months doing my researches on line. But the fact of the problem is, when the overgrowth is causing me all those symptoms that was affecting my daily life, I cannot cheat myself and say "this is ok". My body is telling me this is not okay.

    I went to my general physician for help. He is not a gynecologist , but based on the lab's result that also had a note that said that BBS could be controlled by Penicillin, he gave me a round of it. Symptoms persisted during the course, and this also caused me yeast. Well I treated the yeast very easily with Monistat. But my GBS symptoms persisted.

    In the meantime upon all my researches I found Allicin Max, the garlic pills that some ladies wore by it that cured their GBS. I ordered them from the UK.. It has a highest and purest allicin in garlic and is anti viral, anti inflammatory and anti bacterial. I took high dosage for a month and finally the symptoms subsided.

    But the symptoms would come back a few months later. I went to another gynecologist. At the same time I found out from further researches that GBS is very difficult to cure. But medical researches showed that a very prolonged course of 4-6 weeks of Clydamycin 2% vaginal cream would work for some women. And after that, two more weeks of Clydamycin should continue to observe. HOWEVER, such reports also said that a big percentage of women would have a recurrence some time later. This was so discouraging. But I had no other way except to ask the doctor to give me a try. After those very many weeks of Clydamycin I was very happy that I was finally cured. In the mean time, on his advice, I was super careful to keep a balance flora: I have since been taking billions of good feminine probiotics daily, doing Apple Cider Vinegar douche, eating yogurt, having twice weekly vagifem.

    The GBS overgrowth would come back from time to time and I did my own Clindamycin and Allicin Max course.

    But recently (June 20p18) I had the flare up again. I don,t have any more Clindamycin except two (1 course for each week.) Of course the short course didn't do enough (?) to cure it. To my utmost dismay, I revisited the many forums I visited before, and started looking at colloidal silver, that a few people were adamant how this had helped them. I was very skeptical at first, but after numerous research on the internet, and long story short, I tried as my last resort. I thought I'd have nothing to lose just to try. In a week, my symptoms miraculously disappeared - I think largely because of my intravaginal use.

    Everybody will have a different opinion on Colloidal Silver. I would leave this for individuals to do their own research. To my understanding Colloidal Silver is anti bacterial, anti viral, anti inflammatory, and anti fungal. I am in no way trying to convince anybody of this natural treatment; this is just my own story that I wanted to share.

    This is my second week of no symptoms. I wish I wish I wish I have indeed found "a" cure.

  • I am SO happy that I’ve found this! I have been going through the exact same thing for 7 months. How are you now?
    I’ve just started the clindamycin and Allicin! How long did it take you to feel better when taking both of these together? X


    • Daisy, this poster has not revisited since last July-she may not be back.


      • Thanks, atskitty. I’m just so desperate for help I can’t go on like this


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