(Closed) Aaaah Crap … Need Advice

posted 8 years ago in Wellness
Post # 4
2561 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I have used the pill, nuva ring, the patch, and depo-provera … the one I was the most secure in was the depo-provera … but the next best one was nuva ring.

The issue that came about, and that is supposed to be rare, is that I had it pop out during sex a couple times, once I noticed right away and rinsed it off and put it back in, but the other time it was out for at least 5 days (we were in an LDR – he had been gone for 5 days when I found it when changing my sheets).

Post # 5
2143 posts
Buzzing bee

Just be careful with the Depo shot because it can lead to a loss in bone mass if used over a long period of time.

I use the pill. I don’t really want to have to stick something up there and leave it. My sister was on the ring and she hated it. It made her gain weight and become very, very moody. But it effects everyone differently (my mom was very happy with the Nuva rings) so there’s no saying how you’ll like it until you try it out for a couple months!

Post # 6
5093 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

Keep in mind other options!  I use Implanon, an implant the size of a match that lives in my arm.  It’s good for three years, and it’s the most effective birth control on the market.  Best of all, you don’t have to remember to take any pills or replace any rings or anything!

Post # 7
122 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

i would say, do NOT use nuvaring. my friend who used it said that it would pop out so many times 🙁 and i would totally freak if that happened

Post # 8
222 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I LOVE the nuvaring…I’ve never had ANY problems with it!

Post # 10
367 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I use the ortho evra patch. I like that I don’t have to worry about it for a week. As a sidenote- my sister-in-law got pregnant while using Nuva Ring. But perhaps something else made it less effective? I’d recommend the patch.

Post # 11
2143 posts
Buzzing bee

one of the Bees got pregnant on the Nuvaring as well.

Post # 12
870 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I got pregnant using a spermacide and, though I don’t want you to freak out, a friend of mine was on the pill, using spermicide, and having her guy use a condom and STILL got pregnant so there is a very slight chance you could be though it’s HIGHLY unlikely. I’d try a few different things until you find something you like and are comfortable with.

Post # 13
642 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I was really against an IUD but it is pretty much my only option, I can not have any hormones and I am on meds that were created to be a fertility drug that failed bc while they do get you prego, they also kill the babes, totally sucks! Anyway, I told the dr all of the reasons I didn’t want an IUD and I was surprised at how much research has been done lately and my concerns were no longer based on facts… just sayin’. They still aren’t for everyone but I love it and never even think about it anymore, good for 10 years and I can get prego as soon as I remove it…..   Hope you find something that works for you guys, worrying really sucks and is so draining!

Post # 14
7431 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

@GreenEyedMoon: do you still get your period on Implanon? I am on the ring right now, and I love it, but it costs me $65 a month.  I want to avoid my period as much as possible, cuz it is my most hated thing about being a woman.  If I could get a voluntary hysterectomy (we aren’t having kids) I so would!

Post # 16
6597 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I am on nuva-ring and I love it!

I actually take it out for sex as I am mentally conscious of it being there and it takes me out of the moment. But i just pop it out and then rinse it and pop it back in afterward. It can safely be out for up to 3 hours. 

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