- 5 years ago
Just wondering if anyone on here has had similar issues with NuvaRing…
I’ve been on it now for about 4-5 months with no issues until now, and in the past I’ve used it successfully for over a year. Any time I try to skip a period and put the new one right in, I end up bleeding for another week (or longer) anyway and I know that.
Almost 3 weeks ago (the day before I would have taken it out) the ring fell out without me realizing it. Rather than not being protected for that week and having to wait another two weeks to be protected by the hormones, I decided to put a new one in. It was within the 3 hour limit so the protection contined.
Now it’s 2.5 weeks later, and my period is still off and on like crazy. I was bleeding for at least 10 days straight and it’s kept starting (heavily, I might add) and stopping every other day or two. I’m due to take it out on Sunday and put the new one in the next week. I’m really frustrated, and I’m planning on making an appointment if this is still happening after this ring is out for a week and the new one is in. I would be more concerned, but I have had issues when not leaving the ring out for a week so I’m waiting this month out hoping it’s just side effects from that.
However, I also had a similar issue after being on Implanon for over a year – I started having periods off and on for 5 weeks, and that was December/January of this year. So I don’t know if my body just has issues with birth control (something I would ask a doctor of course).
Anyone have similar issues or any insight?