I'm days away from 45, started having recurring infections that would go away after my cycle. Am starting to have more hot flashes and feet and mouth are drier. I have some used OTC suppositories twice over last 2 months and douche with ACV as needed.
At 45 with hot flashes, you are at the peri-menopausal age.
Due to reduced estrogen level, the vaginal lining becomes atrophic and the resistance to infection reduces. Thus, BV is a common result.
Antibiotics, OTC suppositories, and apple cider vinegar douching will not work because the cause is estrogen reduction. Without managing the cause, BV will come back as recurrent BV.
To understand this concept, you may find this article helpful:
Below are the suggested products to clear your recurrent BV:
1. For the first 12 days: 1 pack of NeuEve NeuEve Gold (4 suppositories). Use 1 suppository every 3 days. https://www.neueve.com/collections/menopause/products/gold
2. If by day 12, your BV is cleared (~95% of chance), you can switch to the maintenance mode. Using 1 Gold suppository per week. One pack is good for a month of health maintenance. If you do not see BV coming back for 3 months, you may be BV free for a long time.
2. If by day 12, your BV is not cleared (~5% of chance), you can continue using NeuEve Gold 1 suppository every 3 days for clearing BV.
3. If after you use 3 pack of NeuEve Gold, your BV is not cleared, you may move up a level to using NeuEve BV Clear.
Your 3 packs of Gold suppositories are not wasted because they help you reverse vaginal atrophy and increase your tolerance to the stronger formula BV Clear. When you have vaginal atrophy, you may be sensitive to strong treatment products and may feel burning if you use BV Clear upfront.
After your BV is cleared, it is important to do a health maintenance to stop BV from coming back.
If you like NeuEve Gold, you can subscribe to it for long-term health maintenance. Your atrophy and BV will be gone for good.
Please print out this article so that you can follow the instructions.
By the way, some customers request refund after using the product for 30 days by taking advantage of our satisfaction guarantee. As a result, these customers will have recurrent BV for life without finding relief. To help our customers to find an ultimate relief, we must tell them upfront that for treating recurrent BV, they must commit to long-term use of the product beyond 30 days to find relief. The 30-day money back guarantee does not apply.
To date, NeuEve has helped over 100,000 women with the most severe BV that all other products had failed to find ultimate relief.
We hope that you will find relief soon.