(Closed) Birth Control Options like the Nuva Ring…

posted 7 years ago in Intimacy
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Have you looked into an IUD? They are good for years and you only pay one fee (you insurance may over it) .. Its a little “T” shape thing that goes into your uterus, you can’t feel is at all! I have had it for awhile and I love it! Oh and most of the time you dont have a period too! I havent had one in about 3years!

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@StarIzInkd: Try the NuvaRing website…they might have some coupons and stuff available? I’ve heard they do that sometimes. Also, can you try talking to Planned Parenthood and see if they have options that will at least subsidize the cost? I don’t know too much about that stuff since I’m just starting to look into it myself, but it’s worth a shot!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I have nuvaring and go through planned parenthood. I don’t know if the cost differs from state to state but through them in arizona I pay $65. Still not great but a little bit better.

Post # 9
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Helper bee

I don’t know if it’s nationwide, but Planned Parenthood where I live (Central TX) does not offer the nuvaring because it’s too expensive.

A different gyno might be comfortable with inserting an IUD, it seems that some doctors won’t do it until you have kids and others are fine before hand.

I use the nuvaring and when I lost insurance I told my doctor and his nurses.  They would give me free samples of the ring – 2 to 3 a year.  At $80 a pop this helped a lot.  I’ve also heard to check the company website, they might have coupons.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Nuvaring is etonogestrel + ethinyl estradiol.  Etonogestrel IS used in sub-dermal implants, but it’s a progestin-only impalnt, so it doesn’t have the ethinyl estradiol with it.  Call your doctor on monday and ask if this would be a good move for you.

The sub-dermal implant is effective for ~3 years/implant and is super reliable AND of course reversible.  It may be a problem, however, if you’re in a heavier weight class, as it may lose effectiveness if you weigh more.  BUT, it is the same progrestin…so kind of a lateral move.  Sorta. It may be more expensive than $80/implant, but 1 implant = 3 years of coverage. 

They say that the side effects from birth control usually come the estrogen, but since you’ve tried other methods (most of which probably use ethinyl estradiol, it’s one of only two synthetic estrogen analogs), your problem likely lies with the progestin. 

Have you ever tried a progestin-only/mini-pill?  If so, how did you tolerate it?

Good luck with this!  I know birth control can be frustating! 

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Is there any chance you’re a university student at all? I know my university health insurance subsidizes NuvaRing a lot. It’s like half off through them.

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I just switched to the Nuva ring through Planned Parenthood.  The lovely woman who set me up with it told me that you can get a 3 month supply through a mail order pharmacy in Canada. 3months cost $90 (so just $30/month) plus about $10 for shipping. PLEASE call PP and ask them about this option! I hear you, I’d never be able to swing $80-90 per month for it, and the pill was making me crazy moody. Really excited to make the switch, hoping my mood evens out, and maybe I drop a few pounds! 🙂

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