- 5 years ago
- Wedding: March 2014
I just wanted to post this so others have some more information on Nuvaring. I am absolutely furious and really disappointed right now. I have been on various sorts of BC for over 15 years but haven’t been on anything for the past 3 for various reasons.
Recently I decided to go back on BC. I get really bad pain and bloating for about 6 days before and during my period so I wanted to avoid this on an upcoming Mexico trip (don’t want to look 5 months pregnant in my bikini!) as well as my wedding (in 9 months)
I should mention that I am a super healthy person, I’m also really anal so I record most things I eat, go to the gym at least 4 days per week and weight & measure myself regularly. I am 5’9 and weigh 150lbs.
I researched hard as I have had some trouble in the past, and settled on the Nuvaring. I absolutely loved it for the first month; my period was super light and no bloating, no weight gain and no acne!! Woo hoo! Super excited.
Cut to today, 2nd week of my second month. Almost as soon as I put it in this time around I broke out in cystic acne. I’m 33 so I haven’t had acne for over 10 years. Annoying but I can deal with it. Then I noticed that I was looking bigger in the mirror. I thought I was imagining things so I ignored it. This morning I went to the gym and really noticed that my hips looked wider. Am I going crazy? Why do I keep thinking I’m getting bigger? Surely that’s not possible?
I went home, had a shower and put on my old fav jeans and WTF I can’t get them on!! Then I get on the scale, I have put on 10 lbs!!! I tried on a few more pairs of pants and they are all much tighter or don’t fit at all
I read various reviews on sites saying girls put on weight but to be honest, I thought they probably didn’t eat well or work out so they gained weight. NOPE! It’s 100% the Nuvaring. I have even cut out all alcohol this month so I dread to think how much I would have put on if I had been drinking.
So girls, a word of warning, be careful with Nuvaring. I understand that over time I may regulate but for me it’s just not worth it. This is just my personal experience, I understand some people may love it and not gain weight but I have a feeling you are the lucky ones! Hopefully this info helps someone who is on the fence about Nuvaring.