As a postmenopausal woman I have coped well with most things but frequent UTIs and vaginal dryness have been a real issue. Following my own reading (doctors only suggest cranberry tablets and these can be quite acidic) I have found that these probiotics have helped a lot. In fact, I got my first UTI again when I ran out of them. I am not sure if they help with vaginal dryness but they certainly have improved the burning and uncomfortable feelings in this area.
I started using OptiBac probiotics For Women (intimate health) as it was recommended by my consultant to ease the symptoms of my reoccurring thrush and cystitis. I have tried many different treatments and unfortunately, none of them worked in the long run so far. I am pleased to report that since I have been using Optibac on a regular basis, recently on a cyclical basis (2 weeks before my period) my discharge discontinued and the frequency of cystitis is lower, though it is not completely over.
I took the contraceptive pill for a good few years, then started getting cystitis. I used to get it once or twice a month and went to the doctors every time. I would be given a prescription for a week-long course of antibiotics every time. They eventually stopped working. I got a cystoscope because they thought that perhaps I wasn't normally arranged inside. I then got put on a year-long course of low dose antibiotics, changing evey 3 month to avoid resistance. I would still get it about once every 2 months and got it again a couple of weeks after finishing the year of antibiotics.
I then took matters into my own hands, trying to work out what on earth was happening to me.
I stopped the pill and things got worse but it felt like the right thing to do so I persisted. I tried all sorts of other ideas (including modifying my diet which I have stuck to) but eventually got told 'perhaps you need probiotics' by a lovely lady at the whole foods shop in Letchworth (Fair Haven). She was right! I took the 'for woman' one at first, no sign of cystitis. I then moved onto the everyday one and took 1 religiously every morning for about 8 months. No cystitis!!! Then I stopped taking them thinking, well, I'm feeling great so maybe I don't need them anymore... After 2 month of stopping them, I now have cystitis again.
They are obviously key in managing things down there and I won't be making that same mistake again!
Apologies for the essay... Lady problems are complicated!
I have suffered with thrush for over 2years. You name it, I have taken it or used it. under care of hospital for the past 6months I have even used two products that are not licensed it this country - they worked until I stop using them back came the thrush.
My doctor told me to try the For Women I cannot praise this enough I have taken it for seven weeks went to hospital last week and was told the thrush had gone. I can only put it down to the For Women.
I shall continue to take this for the rest of my life. Anyone suffering as I did please try these. Don't expect them to work immediately keep going you will achieve the results I did after 3/4 weeks. Thank you Kerry for your help.
I have been a big fan of Optibac probiotics for many years but only recently used the Optibac For Women after developing symptoms caused through a necessary course of antibiotics which I normally avoid like the plague. After going through the normal channels without success I tried these and have to say that they are incredible and worked within a few days to completely clear up the situation, so much so that I will continue to use on a regular basis.
First I took 1 tablet a day for a couple of days which did not make a difference for vaginal dryness. Then I raised the dosage for 2 tablets a day and I had the tablets in the middle of my breakfast. After a couple of days it started working and it did change my life! Amazing product!
OMG ! These have saved my life ! I don't normally write reviews - in fact this is my first ever but I HAVE to recommend these to all women suffering from thrush/cystisis! After a couple of years of painful recurrent bouts of thrush / non bacterial cystitis and seeing countless GP's, a consultant urologist and consultant gynaecologist, (both of whom did extensive testing and couldn't find anything wrong), a friend told me about these. They took a month or so to work but touch wood I have been much much better since. THANK YOU FOR THIS AMAZING LIFE CHANGING PRODUCT !! I can now sit down and wear knickers again !!
I highly recommend OptiBac probiotics for women. At first I took 2 tablets a day, but now I take 1 tablet a day. I bought these from Linda, Quality Health Foods, 3 Westminster Arcade, Harrogate.
I highly recommend this product. I have suffered for years with BV and I tried everything going. Medication would take it away for 6 weeks and then it would be back. I was advised by a nice pharmacist that I should maybe look into probiotics but I dismissed her. Finally looked into after starting to get another case and within a few days the tablets had got rid of the problem. I wouldn't be without them now, they have given me my confidence back.
I cant recommend the Optibac For Women highly enough. Ive suffered repeated UTI's and taken many antibiotics over the years. I bought the Optibac whist waiting in the chemist for my prescription for more antibiotics for yet another painful infection. In desperation to avoid more antibiotics, I tried the Optibac first, taking 2 capsules with my dinner, and woke up the next morning with hardly any symptoms left, it worked so well, I am on 3rd day of Optibac and its totally cleared the UTI. Very impressed.