On a personal level, I have been troubled by BV for as long as I can remember – probably since I started my period. My symptoms have been relatively slight and consist of a continuous vaginal discharge. Over the years I have tried various treatment methods. I started by using the oral antibiotic metronidazole but this made me feel incredibly nauseous. I then tried the metronidazole pessary, which was really complicated to use, plus it interfered with my sex life, so in the end, I have to admit that I didn’t complete the course.
When Balance Activ BV Gel came along I was really relieved, as not only is it a natural treatment, but all you have do is snap the top off, insert, and squeeze. As I have recurrent BV I use it every now and again to treat and prevent my symptoms and on each occasion, after about three days, my vaginal discharge is significantly reduced. I am really relieved to have found Balance Activ BV Gel, now I no longer have to rely on antibiotics.
In clinic I often see women in a similar position to myself having suffered recurrent bouts of BV. If they don’t know much about the condition, they often feel dirty or perhaps think that they have an STI. Obviously I reassure them that that is not the case and that hygiene practices such as douching or using perfumed products can actually be a cause of BV. Here Balance ActiV BV Gel is a real help as it means that I can actually suggest a way in which a woman can positively manage her own vaginal health.