I am on birth control Nuva Ring, but I have ordered BV Clear and BV Clear Finisher. Can I still use them to clear my BV?
The birth control Nuva Ring releases a low level of estrogen and progesterone. These hormones send a signal to your brain. Your brain shuts down your own body's estrogen production. It reduces the chance for you to become conceived. This is how birth control works.
The trade-off is that due to reduced estrogen production, your vaginal tissue becomes atrophied and is less resistant against infection. The may explain that you can easily get BV. The atrophy also makes you more sensitive to treatment products. You may feel burning if you use the BV Clear. To understand it, you may find this article helpful:
Why women with vaginal atrophy are sensitive to treatment products?
Do not worry. At 36, your atrophy may be mild. It is not as severe as a woman in her 60s.
You can still use the products that you have ordered to clear your BV. Here is how.
You can cut a BV Clear suppository into two halves and use 1/2 every other day. Refrigerate it helps cutting. There is a small insert paper in the BV Clear Finisher package. Please open it and read the insert paper. However, you must use BV Clear first. The Finisher is 3x more concentrated and will cause burning if you use it upfront.
Now, you will double the number of BV Clear suppositories after you cut each suppository into two halves.
After you finish this pack of BV Clear in 12 days, If your BV is cleared, you can switch to the maintenance mode.
For maintenance to stop BV from coming back, you can cut the BV Clear into two halves and use one half twice a week, skipping the menstrual period week. Thus, one pack of BV clear lasts for one month.
However, if your BV is not cleared, you will continue using the 1/2 suppository every other day until your BV is cleared. Using 1/2 suppository can reduce your sensitivity to the product and you will not feel burning.
I hope that you will find relief soon!
Disclaimer: This article is for information purposes only. It is about natural products, nutrients, and/or alternative methods for managing discomforts associated with vaginal dysbiosis (imbalance of microbiome, not a true infection or disease). It is not medical advice for the treatment of any diseases.