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How Well Do You Know the NuvaRing?

Many women are on the pill because they love how it regulates their periods, reduces symptoms of PMS, and prevents them from becoming pregnant. What they don't love is having to remember to take their pill every single day — that's where the NuvaRing comes in! I know I've told you a lot about this form of BC over the past few months, so let's see how much you really know about the NuvaRing.

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adrianharley adrianharley 7 years
I was on the Nuvaring for 3 months. I wish my "problems" with it were as quaint and adorable as it getting wrapped around a man's penis. Fun! Instead, I had persistent vaginal infection/irritation for 2 months, with no other explanation (STD-free, etc.) Severe depression and anxiety for a month. Complete loss of appetite and libido. I've been off it for a month and it has taken that long to readjust. I just got my libido and appetite back. Honestly, it sounded so convenient but really, having something just hanging out inside of you for 3 weeks at a time??? Think about it. I don't think some vaginas really like that. Mine was pissed. I've switched to Desogen, which is a low dose combo hormonal pill. I'm sure I will struggle with this as well. I haven't been on birth control for 5 GLORIOUS years until now and I wouldn't be on birth control at all except I was diagnosed with ovarian cysts and told to start hormonal treatment with the pill, so I have to suffer I guess.
adrianharley adrianharley 7 years
I was on the Nuvaring for 3 months. I wish my "problems" with it were as quaint and adorable as it getting wrapped around a man's penis. Fun!Instead, I had persistent vaginal infection/irritation for 2 months, with no other explanation (STD-free, etc.) Severe depression and anxiety for a month. Complete loss of appetite and libido. I've been off it for a month and it has taken that long to readjust. I just got my libido and appetite back.Honestly, it sounded so convenient but really, having something just hanging out inside of you for 3 weeks at a time??? Think about it. I don't think some vaginas really like that. Mine was pissed.I've switched to Desogen, which is a low dose combo hormonal pill. I'm sure I will struggle with this as well. I haven't been on birth control for 5 GLORIOUS years until now and I wouldn't be on birth control at all except I was diagnosed with ovarian cysts and told to start hormonal treatment with the pill, so I have to suffer I guess.
kellyphoto kellyphoto 7 years
I have used the nuvaring for six months and it works perfectly for my lifestyle. I have never been on any other sort of birth control, but know I am bad with taking pills consistently. The only problem I experienced since I have been using this contraceptive was bleeding. My doctor informed me it was alright for me to skip the week period and stop my period from coming. He told me I could do this for about three cycles, but then check to make sure I wasn't pregnant. I followed his advice, because hey! no period=awesome, but it didn't work out well. I ended up having slight bleeding throughout my entire next cycle. I took a cycle off from it, and have been allowing my period to occur every three weeks. Following the drug's instructions properly has worked just as it said it would. I have never experienced any side effects from this drug either.
kellyphoto kellyphoto 7 years
I have used the nuvaring for six months and it works perfectly for my lifestyle. I have never been on any other sort of birth control, but know I am bad with taking pills consistently. The only problem I experienced since I have been using this contraceptive was bleeding. My doctor informed me it was alright for me to skip the week period and stop my period from coming. He told me I could do this for about three cycles, but then check to make sure I wasn't pregnant.I followed his advice, because hey! no period=awesome, but it didn't work out well. I ended up having slight bleeding throughout my entire next cycle. I took a cycle off from it, and have been allowing my period to occur every three weeks. Following the drug's instructions properly has worked just as it said it would.I have never experienced any side effects from this drug either.
morrighu morrighu 7 years
Unfortunately, birth control is yet another area where women get the short end of the stick. The same hormones that they put in female birth control are the *same* hormones that feed lots pump into beef cattle to make them get fat.
msgadgetjunkie msgadgetjunkie 7 years
I rarely have had any problems. This has been great for me because I would forget my pills. This bad since I have endo. Like SanDiegoLove I am on a modified schedule. My doc has me one every three weeks for two rings. I enjoy this better than the patch.
SanDiegoLove SanDiegoLove 7 years
The questions about how often you put a new one in can be misconstrued. My gyno has me put a new one in every three weeks for for three rings. It's amazing and I only have my period every 9 weeks. So good.In other news, I have had NO problems with the ring ever falling out or being pulled out during sex. My husband can feel it but it doesn't bother him. It's a little bit of a libido-squasher but the convenience is amazing. I was one several different pills that all made me sick until I tried and ring and it's been great.
SanDiegoLove SanDiegoLove 7 years
The questions about how often you put a new one in can be misconstrued. My gyno has me put a new one in every three weeks for for three rings. It's amazing and I only have my period every 9 weeks. So good. In other news, I have had NO problems with the ring ever falling out or being pulled out during sex. My husband can feel it but it doesn't bother him. It's a little bit of a libido-squasher but the convenience is amazing. I was one several different pills that all made me sick until I tried and ring and it's been great.
attorneymarina attorneymarina 7 years
I used the NuvaRing for about six months a couple years ago, but I was one of the rare women who had a bad reaction to it. I broke out really, really badly and felt like I was not myself because of the mood swings. My gyn told me that I was in the small percentage that had these side effects. Also, I experienced similar issues as some other posters. Namely, my bf could feel it (but he liked it), it fell out at weird times, and sometimes I forgot to put it back in right away. Personally, I thought it was kinda gross to have it inside for three weeks...I like my pills. :)
spartanfan78 spartanfan78 7 years
The NuvaRing is really the greatest thing invented!Too bad it's so freakin expensive!Any guy that ever said anything about it loved it...they told me it sometimes added to the pleasure.
spartanfan78 spartanfan78 7 years
The NuvaRing is really the greatest thing invented!Too bad it's so freakin expensive! Any guy that ever said anything about it loved it...they told me it sometimes added to the pleasure.
porkypocky porkypocky 7 years
love the nuvaring! i am horrible with taking pills every day so this is like a godsend. i've never had any problems with it falling out unless i didn't stick it in far enough.i take it out during sex now though...the very first time we tried it without taking it out, i guess i stuck it in funny and so the edge of ring kept bumping him in weird angles. long story short, it was bruised for a while and we were not happy campers.
porkypocky porkypocky 7 years
love the nuvaring! i am horrible with taking pills every day so this is like a godsend. i've never had any problems with it falling out unless i didn't stick it in far enough. i take it out during sex now though...the very first time we tried it without taking it out, i guess i stuck it in funny and so the edge of ring kept bumping him in weird angles. long story short, it was bruised for a while and we were not happy campers.
bjf bjf 7 years
I have been on NuvaRing for over 5 years now. I love it. Of course, not every BC is right for everyone. We all have different hormones and bodies. But, for me, there is NOTHING better. I have been told that some guys can feel it, but I'd rather them feel it than me worry about a pill every day. I don't know anyone who says they enjoy the feel of condoms, but sometimes you have to make sacrifices and I think this isn't that big of a deal for a guy. It's not like they have to deal with the hormones and all that. And I agree with another poster, I've had guys say they actually like feeling it, because then they know the girl is actually on BC.
dkaufmann125 dkaufmann125 7 years
I use Nuva ring have been for almost a year...? Love it. I was a little squeamish at first getting it in there and pulling it out and i'm kinda weird about toughing myself, but now I just shove it in and I'm good to go. My BF cant feel it either. I forget all about it best thing that ever happened. Never slipped out or came out. It's worth a try.
allinavhcnerf allinavhcnerf 7 years
i looooooove the nuva ring! i've been on it for almost 3 years, i think. or maybe 3 years. ehh.
justanerd1975 justanerd1975 7 years
I used the Nuva Ring for about a year after my middle child was born. I stopped using it because my insurance wouldn't pay for it anymore and it was hella expensive. I remember being told to never take it out, except to change it out with a new one. The idea of a rubber ring that stayed inside of me for weeks was so off-putting to me, but I never noticed it,it never got lost(my worst fear,lol) or came out.
justanerd1975 justanerd1975 7 years
I used the Nuva Ring for about a year after my middle child was born. I stopped using it because my insurance wouldn't pay for it anymore and it was hella expensive. I remember being told to never take it out, except to change it out with a new one. The idea of a rubber ring that stayed inside of me for weeks was so off-putting to me, but I never noticed it,it never got lost(my worst fear,lol) or came out.
sldc sldc 7 years
*relaxed= not aroused
sldc sldc 7 years
*relaxed= not aroused
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