I had constant BV !!! It was inserted in Mar 06 and I had mine removed in Feb 07 and I am still battling with some yuckies down there ! I didnt have this problem until I got that thing put in. Now I feel like it will NEVER go away. I also had no sex drive and dryness and went it was removed by day 11 my drive was back and all was normal ! I never tried anything OTC, I just had it removed.