(Closed) Stupid Stupid Stupid!

posted 6 years ago in Intimacy
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

That stinks!

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I would assume they are okay, but would contact nuva ring before relying on them for sole birth control. If you think about it, if it was delivered into your mailbox, it could easily been at a high temperature for hours.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Yeah definitely check.  I know in Austin even if its high 90s outside, the inside of the car BAKES!  🙁

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@takemyhand:  thankfully when they’re delivered in the mail, they get sent in a box with a giant ice pack

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I would follow the pharmacist’s advice. They are very knowledgable about pharmacology (obviously) and the adverse effects that could make them ineffective. A short period of time, I believe, won’t render it ineffective. Don’t cry!

Also, Planned Parenthood is definitely going to say don’t use them because that is a liability on them if they tell you otherwise and you get pregnant. I would go ahead and use them (something similar happened to me when I was on the ring and I was fine).

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Nurse_Bee:  I would follow the pharmacist’s advice. They are very knowledgable about pharmacology (obviously) and the adverse effects that could make them ineffective. A short period of time, I believe, won’t render it ineffective.

I agree.  Pharmacists know more about this than doctors do. 

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I agree that you should throw it away – best not to risk something so important, although from a pure science perspective the product is probably ok. If it were something non-critical like Tylenol or something, I’d say go ahead and use it, since 90% effective Tylenol would take care of your needs, whereas 90% effective Nuvaring might be a huge problem.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

oooh, i feel for ya!   i did this with my birth control pills a few years ago – left them in the hot car in mid-summer for an extended period of time.  called the pharmacist and they suggested i throw the whole pack away.  🙁   better to be safe than sorry, though, and don’t beat yourself up – everyone makes mistakes!!!

 

i would call around to a couple of different pharmacists, tell them the length of time and the temperature, and see what they say.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@bells219:  Well, I’ve been on nuvaring for over a year and a half, and everytime I go get my prescription refilled, I put the Nuvaring in my PURSE for about a week, carrying it on me everywhere I go like a moron.  This post was the first I heard about storing it in a fridge or something.

 

Anyway, no pregnancies here!

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

Agreed on someone else. A couple months ago totally let it bake in the car for 2 days before I remembered to get it out. I dont think it will be an issue. Especially if the choice is dont have any at all because you cant afford more. 

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