Awful Reaction to Nuvaring, anyone else?

posted 1 year ago in Wellness
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Busy bee

I did not experience nausea or vomiting, but maybe 3 weeks or so after furst starting it I experienced the worst headache of my LIFE. the pain was localized and peircing. It lasted at least 3 days, during which time i went through an entire bottle of exedrine migraine and eventually was prescribed a narcotic at my school;s urgent care, it was HORRIBLE. I thought I was going to have an aneurism.

I discontinued the use of the ring after that. No way to know if it was the cause, but I never had anything like that happened before and havent since. Scary.

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Newbee

That’s awful! I’m so sorry you had that reaction. I’ve been using it for several months now and haven’t had any problems.

My periods are naturally farther apart than average (5-6 weeks), so I’ve liked using nuvaring because I’ve been able to keep it in longer to match my cycle. 

Are you going back on the pill or are you going to try another option?

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Helper bee

@PacificMrs:  

I LOVE Nuvaring, I’ve never had any side effects at all.  I was never on the pill though.  How much time passed between taking the pill and switching to the ring?  Maybe you should wait a bit without using anything then try it again?  Not sure, you should probably mention it to your doctor that doesn’t really sound normal.  Could’ve been food poisoning or something too.

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Helper bee

I didnt experienced nausea or vomiting, but when I started using Nuvaring, my sex drive plummeted and when I did have it, intercourse was unbearable! I never experienced so much excruciating pain before. I went back to my doc and switched to the pill. 

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Helper bee

I didnt experience nausea or vomiting, but when I started using Nuvaring, my sex drive plummeted and when I did have it, intercourse was unbearable! I never experienced so much excruciating pain before. I went back to my doc and switched to the pill. 

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Helper bee

Odd, I had countless issues with various versions of “the pill” (massive headaches, bleeding every day), but I’ve never had any trouble or side effects with a NuvaRing. I’ve been on it for nearly a year now. I’m trying to think of the side effects that my doctor said I might have, and the only one I can remember offhand is that the period usually comes later and is rather light. 

I’d definitely stop with the ring and talk to your doctor about other possibilities, if it is found that the NuvaRing is the problem. When I had problems with the various “pills”, my doctor had a book on different doses of estrogen etc., and what the side effects said about the dosage you were on and then suggested other options. Hopefully your doctor has something like that, it saved me from my headaches.

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Busy bee

I stuck with the ring for 9 months before finally ditching it. I didn’t throw up but was extremely nauseous, had horrible headaches, zero sex drive, and constant breakthru bleeding. My suggestion would be to get off the ring ASAP and don’t look back! Birth control shouldn’t be something to compromise with, there are so many options available these days that it just takes finding the right one and then you’re good to go.

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Busy bee

Glad you talked things over with your FI and doctor. It sounds like you have a good plan in place!

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Helper bee

That sounds horrible!! I didn’t have the same reaction, but it messed with my moods something fierce. Took it out after a couple months and never looked back!

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Helper bee

I was SO sick on nuvaring and TMI it gave me the worst yeast infection of my life!!!! Just like you, I threw it in the trash and never looked back! Yuck haha, now I just do the rhythm method :) no hormones no nothing!

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Sugar bee

@Roxykitten:  me too! I was on it for a few months and endured one YI after the next. My body does not want foreign objects!

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