Post # 1
I started sing Nuvaring the month of the wedding. Since we have been married I have had an extremely low libido and we have to without a doubt use lube bcause it is near impossible for me to get wet (sorry! TMI!)
Do you think this is from the Nuvaring? Has anyone else had a similar experience using it? Also, I have been getting EXTREMELY angry at things that should not bother me. I have been better this week, but it is my off week…
Post # 4
It’s definitely the NuvaRing as I had the same problem and that is ultimately why I stopped using it.
Post # 3
I’m on it and haven’t experienced any of those symptoms. But I do know that everyone can react differently. I’d put a quick call in to your Doctor or NP and see what they say. Have you been on any other forms of BC? Did this happen with those?
Post # 5
I have the same physical side effects with Nuvaring, so I would almost definitely attribute your experiences to it as well.
The pill makes me crazy though (not angry, just really emotional, I cry all the time) so Nuvaring is an improvement over that, but I think I’m going to end up having to get an IUD (the one without hormones).
Post # 6
I also had the same side affects. No libido, dry and lots of yeast infections. So I stopped.
Post # 7
Same thing for me, I never had these issues on the pill
Post # 8
Huh, well if it’s bothering you it couldn’t hurt to try something else. I just started the Nuvaring, this saturday will be my third week, and I can say I’ve had some emotional issues. Not too bad though, and it’s leveled off I think. My FI and I aren’t intimate yet, so I’m not sure about the libido part, but I don’t think I’m having any issues with that haha (I’m not ANY less tempted to do it I don’t think). But I’d maybe try something else if it’s bothering you!
Also, if you talk to your dr and they say the symptoms aren’t connected, I would switch anyway. I had issues on the pill (like, vomiting for six hours 1-2x an hour) that they said wasn’t related. It was. So far I’ll take whatever happens on the Nuvaring since I’m not nauseous!!
Post # 9
I hated Nuvaring. It was far and away the worst type of BC I ever tried….tried it a few years ago, and that was the last hormonal BC I ever tried. It was so horrible, I gave up on hormones altogether.
But yes, the dryness, the complete lack of libido, and the emotional roller coaster. I’m a teacher and the 1 time in 9 years I cried at work (in the bathroom, of course) was my 3rd week on the Nuvaring!
I took that sucker out that night. And never put it back in.
Post # 10
I had similar problems as well – definite lack of sex drive, and my hormones always seemed to be out of whack causing some crazy mood swings. I ultimately decided to go off HBC completely after being on the pill for 4 years and Nuvaring for 4 more. Best decision ever, although I know it’s not for everyone. I would call your doctor and explain the situation, if you want to stay on HBC I would think about switching to the pill (although it isn’t as convenient, it might be worth it overall!).
Post # 11
OMG, OP this sounds like something I was going to write! I have had ZERO drive for any sex and it’s difficult to get in or stay “in the mood”. I love the convenience of having the ring and due to some other medicines I’m taking the pill would not be reliable enough on its own, so I don’t really feel like I can just change to something else. I wish there was another option… Anyone have any suggestions?
Post # 12
I was a raving BITCH on the Nuvaring. It was absolutely horrible!
Post # 13
I looked into getting a Nuvaring and my doctor told me that there might be dryness issues. Like PP have said, I’m sure everyone reacts differently though. I have a non-hormonal IUD and love it, so if you have a hard time with hormones that might be a good optoin.
Post # 14
I was a loyal NuvaRing user for 5 years and recently went off of it to take a break before I get Implanon.
Sister, let me tell you: it’s DEFINITELY the NuvaRing. Not being on that thing has brought me back to life and I want to eat my husband alive pretty much 24/7, sorry for the visual.
Post # 15
NuvaRing KILLED my libedo, but I have the opposite.. umm. moisture.. problem from you *blush*
EDT: Didn’t see about your mood swings, I have’t had thet problem either
Post # 16
Thanks for all the advice ladies!! Needless to say, I will be making a call to my NP fist thing tomorrow! I really need something that isn’t going to make me a sexless and crazy wife lol. At least DH is being really supportive about it all, so it isn’t putting a huge toll on our marriage, yet.
This is the first form of HBC I have ever used. So I do not know if I react the same to other forms. I think I may try the pill if they suggest it will be fine. I just want to get back to my old self.
If anyone has any other help or suggestions, they are much welcomed and appreciated!