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Hi all, I hope this message may help some of you. I too was diagnosed with a high culture of group b strep and experienced the most unbearable itching for months. Once I was diagnosed and read all these comments I immediately thought this itching was something I would be dealing with for years, I kept on at my drs who wouldn't believe that group b strep could cause symptoms of itching until a dr suggested I could have vaginal eczema. I was prescribed antihistamines, a steroid cream and a special soap to wash with and I can now tell you that the itching has completely stopped. I believe the eczema was somehow brought on by the group b strep, although my dr will not confirm that. I wanted to share this with you ladies, although most of these posts are very old and may not help/ reach you now, but as an alternative route, this might be something you ladies may like to explore with your drs. I feel all your pain and hope my story might help you too.
From a very happy ex group b strep sufferer.
Good luck and I hope if any of you do read this, you will update me as to how you get on.
PS if anybody asks, I will give you the exact meds my dr prescribed.
xxx
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I wonder if any of you have found a permanent cure? I'm suffering from Strep B vaginitis too since taking multiple rounds of antibiotics for UTI's and yeast medications. This was about 6 months ago and I've been suffering ever since. My doctor does not want anything to do with it because it is not common knowledge that strep B can cause these symptoms. The symptoms I'm having are:
- White pasty thick discharge (no odor)
- Burning
- Painful intercourse
- Since a few weeks bladder pain, frequent and painful urination.

I've started to take Allicin (Allimax) two weeks a go, a really heavy dose, but have seen no improvement. I'm now beginning a bunch of other supplements and have bought Hibiclens as a vaginal wash. If this doesn't work I think I have to go the antibiotic route, which I'd rather not...

If someone has found a way out of this, please report. I will update my experiences as well.
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Group B Strep Diagnosis

Hello, all. I was diagnosed with a Group B Strep infection last week. My issue started seven weeks ago. So far my only symptom is constant (24/7) vaginal burning. I started off with my GP who first treated me for a regular UTI. When the symptoms persisted, he then started me on a 7-day course of Amoxicillin (2000 MG a day) because my urine culture was positive for Group B Strep. The antibiotics helped, but my symptoms returned two days after I finished the antibiotic. From here, my GP sent me to a urologist. The urologist started me on a course of Cipro, but then had me discontinue to antibiotic when my urine culture returned clear of UTI but once again positive for Group B Strep.

At this point, I visited my OBGYN who cultured my vagina. The results of this culture returned with extremely high amounts of Group B Strep found. He now has me on a two-week course of Amoxicillin (2000 MG a day), and he has me taking the pills every six hours around the clock. I also started taking garlic capsules, coconut capsules, a multivitamin, and a pro-biotic aimed at regulating the vaginal flora. So far, I have received only very minimal relief after being on the antibiotic for five days. After I have finished this course of antibiotics, he is going to test my urine and blood for Strep B infection, and if it is positive,he's sending me to an infectious disease specialist.

I am so thankful that my doctor is acknowledging this as a real medical issue and is treating the situation with respect and seriousness. The first two doctors were very dismissive and eager to pass me on to someone else. I've read about so many medical professionals who are not willing to take this illness seriously. That being said, I'm also sick to death of this constant burning. I pray relief will come soon. Any new information anyone has to offer is much appreciated. More than anything, I would just like to hear that there are those who have successfully beaten this thing.
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Hi,

I originally started this thread several years ago and am still disheartened to know that there really is no concrete cure. I did want to add something that I believe has truly helped me, in just about every way. It is called Monolaurin and is made from coconuts, but is not coconut oil. It is like a miracle!! I have suffered for the past year with undiagnosable (according to my doctors) stomach issues. Of course, was given the not helpful, catchall diagnosis of exclusion...IBS, which is BS! It just means they cannot figure it out! This is my belief. I even had one gastro doc tell me it was in my head and suggest I go on anti-depressants! Unbelievable. Because of their lack of ability to diagnose / treat / cure, it is somehow in my head. So, as I always have found it necessary to do, I researched on my own, any natural type of treatments.

Anyway, sorry to go off, back to the monolaurin, it is an anti-viral, anti-fungal (yeast), anti-bacterial and I take it orally twice per day. I started with a product by Ecological Formulas, then switched to Lauricidin (these are tiny pearls). Both are taken orally. I have not had any group b strep, yeast, bacterial infections at all since starting it 3 months ago! And my stomach is like normal again! And no colds or any other type of bugs when my family came down with a bad flu type of bug. I took about 1,000 mg 2x per day by mouth. The pearls are about 30-40 mg per pearl, so you just count them out.

Note, start low and slow, because I did not do that and had herxheimer reaction (die off, flu like symptoms) for about a day, start even with like 10 pearls (if you take Lauricidin) and slowly titrate up until you stop having bad symptoms you are trying to treat (group b strep). You can stay on it for life as it is completely safe, or if you prefer not to, try it for 2 months at a minimum. I spoke with the doctor at Lauricidin's headquarters and he gave me so much great info, it is a food and is very safe. I'd double check if you are pregnant or breastfeeding prior to taking it just to be sure.

Just wanted to post this because I'm hopeful it will help others. Also take a good pro-biotic, there are 2 sold specifically for vaginal issues Femdophilus (which states it is oral but others, myself included, have used it vaginally as well, if you look on Amazon you will see in comments section how people use it). The other is Gynatren, this is 2 bottles in the pack one is oral, one is vaginal. Both have helped me tremendously! I know Whole Foods sells both products. Lastly, Boric acid put into capsules 1 x per night for 7 to 10 nights helps treat fungus or bacterial issues vaginally.

Good luck and good health to all.

XOXO,
Kirstie
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Hi,

I originally started this thread several years ago and am still disheartened to know that there really is no concrete cure. I did want to add something that I believe has truly helped me, in just about every way. It is called Monolaurin and is made from coconuts, but is not coconut oil. It is like a miracle!! I have suffered for the past year with undiagnosable (according to my doctors) stomach issues. Of course, was given the not helpful, catchall diagnosis of exclusion...IBS, which is BS! It just means they cannot figure it out! This is my belief. I even had one gastro doc tell me it was in my head and suggest I go on anti-depressants! Unbelievable. Because of their lack of ability to diagnose / treat / cure, it is somehow in my head. So, as I always have found it necessary to do, I researched on my own, any natural type of treatments.

Anyway, sorry to go off, back to the monolaurin, it is an anti-viral, anti-fungal (yeast), anti-bacterial and I take it orally twice per day. I started with a product by Ecological Formulas, then switched to Lauricidin (these are tiny pearls). Both are taken orally. I have not had any group b strep, yeast, bacterial infections at all since starting it 3 months ago! And my stomach is like normal again! And no colds or any other type of bugs when my family came down with a bad flu type of bug. I took about 1,000 mg 2x per day by mouth. The pearls are about 30-40 mg per pearl, so you just count them out.

Note, start low and slow, because I did not do that and had herxheimer reaction (die off, flu like symptoms) for about a day, start even with like 10 pearls (if you take Lauricidin) and slowly titrate up until you stop having bad symptoms you are trying to treat (group b strep). You can stay on it for life as it is completely safe, or if you prefer not to, try it for 2 months at a minimum. I spoke with the doctor at Lauricidin's headquarters and he gave me so much great info, it is a food and is very safe. I'd double check if you are pregnant or breastfeeding prior to taking it just to be sure.

Just wanted to post this because I'm hopeful it will help others. Also take a good pro-biotic, there are 2 sold specifically for vaginal issues Femdophilus (which states it is oral but others, myself included, have used it vaginally as well, if you look on Amazon you will see in comments section how people use it). The other is Gynatren, this is 2 bottles in the pack one is oral, one is vaginal. Both have helped me tremendously! I know Whole Foods sells both products. Lastly, Boric acid put into capsules 1 x per night for 7 to 10 nights helps treat fungus or bacterial issues vaginally.

Good luck and good health to all.

XOXO,
Kirstie
Hi, Kirstie. I am not dealing with stomach problems at this current time. My ONLY symptom is this horrible burning sensation that NEVER goes away. It's constant, 24/7 pain. What have you found to help with this issue? Any guidance you can offer is much appreciated!

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Update on Group B Strep Diagnosis

Okay, good news first. My doctor has been completing vaginal cultures about every 3 weeks since my symptoms begin back in October 2015. We tried two rounds of oral Amoxicillin that did nothing to alleviate my vaginal problems. In fact, my symptoms seemed worse while on the oral Amoxicillin. The Amoxcillin, however, did clear the Strep from my urine culture. After this treatment failed, he order a susceptibility test to see exactly what antibiotic would be effective against my particular strand of Group B strep so that we would not just be throwing random antibiotics at it. After we received the lab results, we found the strain to be susceptible to many different antibiotics, including Clindamycin. He then placed me on vaginal Clindamycin ovules each night for 7 nights. I went in for a culture at the beginning of the week, and I received the results today. The Group B Strep is GONE!!! In addition to the Clindamycin, I also took 10 capsules of Allimax per day (I'm still doing this and will continue doing so until I have gone through 30 days of this regimen). I've also been taking a probiotic daily, Jarrow Phemdophilus. I have not changed my diet.

Here's the bad news...I'm still symptomatic. My symptoms consist of 24/7 vaginal burning. I also sometimes have a tingling sensation in my clitorus. I have no discharge or any other symptoms. I am going to a urogynocologist tomorrow for a cystoscopy. We are looking into Interstitial Cystitis or Vulvodynia as possibilities. Best of luck to all of you who are still looking for a cure for Group B Strep. My advice is to have your doctor order a lab susceptibility test to determine what antibiotic will work against your strain. The Allimax couldn't hurt either.


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Hello, all. I was diagnosed with a Group B Strep infection last week. My issue started seven weeks ago. So far my only symptom is constant (24/7) vaginal burning. I started off with my GP who first treated me for a regular UTI. When the symptoms persisted, he then started me on a 7-day course of Amoxicillin (2000 MG a day) because my urine culture was positive for Group B Strep. The antibiotics helped, but my symptoms returned two days after I finished the antibiotic. From here, my GP sent me to a urologist. The urologist started me on a course of Cipro, but then had me discontinue to antibiotic when my urine culture returned clear of UTI but once again positive for Group B Strep.

At this point, I visited my OBGYN who cultured my vagina. The results of this culture returned with extremely high amounts of Group B Strep found. He now has me on a two-week course of Amoxicillin (2000 MG a day), and he has me taking the pills every six hours around the clock. I also started taking garlic capsules, coconut capsules, a multivitamin, and a pro-biotic aimed at regulating the vaginal flora. So far, I have received only very minimal relief after being on the antibiotic for five days. After I have finished this course of antibiotics, he is going to test my urine and blood for Strep B infection, and if it is positive,he's sending me to an infectious disease specialist.

I am so thankful that my doctor is acknowledging this as a real medical issue and is treating the situation with respect and seriousness. The first two doctors were very dismissive and eager to pass me on to someone else. I've read about so many medical professionals who are not willing to take this illness seriously. That being said, I'm also sick to death of this constant burning. I pray relief will come soon. Any new information anyone has to offer is much appreciated. More than anything, I would just like to hear that there are those who have successfully beaten this thing.
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