Post # 17
I love Nuvaring, but I recently switched off of it. It was great before we got married, but once we started having sex I found it very uncomfortable- I couldn’t find a spot where it didn’t cause me some pain. Also, I noticed I had some clotting with my periods while I was on it. I did love the ease of it though, and that the sickness from it only lasted the first day, rather than a little bit everyday like I get on the pill. I would definitely give it a shot
Post # 18
rdarah- sorry that it did not work for you. Keep in mind that side effects are vastly different for different people. I hope you found something that works well for you now.
Post # 19
I love the nuvoring. I have a little mild nausua the first day but no worse than any other hormone based BC I’ve been on (the pill, and the patch). I use it for 4 weeks with the 5th week off (recommended by 2 different ob-gyns) This not only saves me a little money but gives me 1-2 less periods per year. I was doing this with the patch before so I asked what my options were when using it. If my period would fall into an inconvenient time (like a vacation) I just pop another one in right away and skip that months period. If you are worried about having it in during sex you can take it out for an hour and put it back in with no problems (just don’t forget overnight and be sure to wash it in soap and water). For me the side effects haven’t been any different from any other hormone BC and I’ve been using it for 2.5 years now. Since I am a little forgetful this has been the best method for me in the 10 years I’ve been using BC.
Post # 20
- Wedding: August 2020 - Oakland Manor
i <3 the nuva ring. The only reason I’d ever swtich is if it’s way more expensive with my new insurance. Ditto to Mrs. Tulip – I use the ring AND frequently skip my period. It is amazing.
Post # 21
I have been on the nuva ring for 4 1/2 years absolutly love it. That scares me about the migraines and dreams..I frequently have bad headaches, and nightmares, I didn’t think it might be linked to the nuvaring..weird…
Post # 22
I’ve been on the ring for a little over a year now, and have not really had any side effects. I was on the pill for about 7 years, but got tired of having to take it every day. I very rarely get my period which I love – I can pick and choose if I want to have it! Mrs Tulip, I was changing every 3 weeks like you, but since that meant having to refill more often (and the ring ain’t cheap!) I just keep mine in for 4 weeks and then change it. Also, ckonkle, what you can do is take it out for sex and as long as you put it back in within 2 hours your fine. I read that right in the pamphlet that comes with it. Sometimes its uncomfortable and I have to take it out, but most times it doesn’t bother me or him.
Post # 23
I had thought about switching to Nuvaring until I found out my insurance didn’t cover it. But I worked at a pharmacy and would ask women how they liked it. The majority loved it. But as with any BC and if the hormones levels are wrong for you. you will have some side effects. Your gyno can help you make the right choice in BC.
My gyno did tell me about one of his patients who was using it and every time her man would have sex with her, it would get dislodged.
Post # 24
It’s really hit or miss
But it may be worth a try since many woman are able to take it with my issues
I was not one of those women though. I was able to take the pill and was on depo for years without any issues. The ring made me feel like I was 100% crazy! I felt terrible depression and mood swings. I was only on it for 1 month and had to get off it.
When I was having trouble with it, I looked online and MANY other woman said it made them crazy.
Post # 25
I love it! I’ve been on it for the past two years and haven’t had any problems. On the pill, I had awful mood swings, cramps, irregular periods–none of that at all with the nuva ring.
Post # 26
I actually just got Nuvaring to try out from my gyn this week, though I haven’t tried it yet. I never had major issues on the pill, but wanted to try something different.
I REALLY miss the Depo Provera shots. It was just so easy. Darn bone density issues or whatever negative thing it may do.
Post # 27
I absolutely love NuvaRing. I have had no side effects and have been using it for 2 years now. I would talk to your doctor and then give it a try!
Post # 28
i was on the nuvaring before i got pregnant with my son. i LOVED it! it was so easy!! now I’m on mirena because it’s an iud and i got pregnant off of the pill. so i’m super worried because i’m a fertile mertile (or whatever my mom says, hah). but if you don’t have a baby yet, i’d totally suggest the nuvaring. the pill is just a pain in the butt and isn’t as reliable as the ring, in my own opinion
Post # 29
Thanks, this has been very informative! I just saw my dr this week and she gave me a few sample rings – score. I am not on bc so I am a little nervous, but I really don’t do pills very well and the patch is not an option. So, one question, how much does it cost if it is not covered by insurance?
Also, what is the max amt of weeks that you can use 1 ring? I saw that someone said 5 weeks, but just wondering if I could go longer.
Post # 30
I’ve been on the NuvaRing for 8 years. I have had no side effects from it; migraines I have suffered from since childhood and they are no more severe or frequent since using the NuvaRing. But, I never noticed many effects when on Ortho Evra (the patch) and the pill. In fact it’s been the ONLY help of relief that I’ve found for pain suffered from endometriosis. My doctor prescribes it to me for 3 months on srtaight and then a mensrtual period.
I’ve had no side effects personally but you should ask you GYN what he/she thinks about it for you. Placement might be tricky at first and I would talk to your beau about it so he won’t be surprised. Otherwise, I would recommend!!!!
Post # 31
As the obgyn doc in the beehive, I guess I’ll chime in!!
Caliwed – The manufacture’s instruction is 3 weeks in, and 1 week out. Some non-related sources say you may use the same ring for up to 4 weeks, but I haven’t seen any data to show this is equally reliable in preventing pregnancy. Would I try it? Probably.
The most common complaint or side effect that I hear from patients is that their partners feel it during (can I say it online??) – intercourse. If that’s the case, you may remove it for up to 3 hours max, and then wash and replace it right away.