Here is my dilemma. I started taking ACV... about 2 tblsp twice a day and within a couple days I got severely constipated, my chin broke out with painful acne, I became VERY tired sleeping 15 hours a day, and became extremely bloated and gassy. I've read others have had similar issues and theories are that this may be related to yeast die off. But unfortunately it seemed to cause vaginal burning and I felt my yeast infection getting worse. NOTE: though the conditions were curd like vaginally it was not itching or burning until I started the ACV. It actually changed it to more like mucous, began to burn and gave me the worst smelling odor. Discontinued use.
So then I started reading about baking soda. I've started taking it internally and also taking detox baths using Epsom Salts , baking soda and hydrogen peroxide. Although I feel better doing this for the last couple days (as I just started) my vaginal condition has reverted back to a cottage cheese environment. (Lovely, I know.) It basically stays in that condition even without burning and itching.
So some say ACV and others say Baking soda. Others warn against baking soda. Then others say maybe my body doesn't have enough bicarbonate to convert the ACV. Currently my plan of action is to try the baking soda for about a week or two and then slowly introduce the apple cider vinegar again. FYI: yes I'm using the right ACV... Bragg's unfiltered with the mother.
I am desperately trying to get my body alkaline since I feel strongly that is the answer for not only the yeast but my severe Fibromyalgia pain. I feel it's all definitely connected at least in part. Anyone with experience or information about this... please discuss.