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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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 years
i looooooove the nuva ring! i've been on it for almost 3 years, i think. or maybe 3 years. ehh.
justanerd1975 justanerd1975 8 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 8 years
*relaxed= not aroused
sldc sldc 8 years
I am a little late on this topic and while this is probably TMI for some, others may appreciate the advice: The ring is supposed to be set near your cervix for safe keeping. So up the vagina and over the hump, if you can imagine it. We are talking waaaay up there. I have a hard time getting my ring out, because my fingers barely reach (they are average-small) and it attempts to retreat. The ring has never fallen out and my partner has never felt it. He is "above average" measurement and (and no, I am not large!). I am thinking a lot of women just are not placing it high enough. Also, vaginas naturally curve upwards and the cervix rises when aroused. When relaxed your cervix will be lower. In its higher position, I would likely be unable to remove the ring. So far, I love the ring.
inko9nito inko9nito 8 years
I used it for a week and it caused severe pain and irritation which didn't go away for another week. So, not a fan...
ladychaos ladychaos 9 years
3/6...I used it for about a year and loved it!!! No problems during sex. The only issue I had with it was that about 2 to 3 days before it was time for me to remove it, the Nuvaring would pop out on its own. I think it might have been my body's way of saying "get the hell out!"...lol...
plus_2_kid plus_2_kid 9 years
I've used it for 5 years - it's genius. Never had problems that compared to the other methods I've used. If it falls out, its not inserted quite right. It usually takes mine a day to find its "happy spot". My husband sort of feels it but in no way does it bother him. I stretch it to a new one every 5 weeks to save money (read the inset/spoke with my doctor - this is fine). Although with my insurance its only $15 I only got 2 out of 6! After 5 years of use! That's how little I need to think about it.
darkangel2305 darkangel2305 9 years
Got 6/6... I better I was using NuvaRing until last month. Like many of the posters above. I loved in, and then hated it... My bf can and most definitely feel it (and didn't not enjoy it)... and SO CAN I. He shoves that thing against my vaginal walls or cervix; I am not quite sure, but it’s not my idea of fun. I took mine out and have been using regular old condoms until my gyno appointment in 2 week to try Mirena.
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 9 years
When my friend was thinking about birth control I told her about NuvaRing because she's horrible about remembering a pill every day. It's definitely more convenient that way but I couldn't imagine a guy liking it if he could feel it.
jillerin457 jillerin457 9 years
PS: I forgot to add my own Nuvaring "horror story." A couple of weeks ago, mine fell out in the shower (no idea why, it didn't feel like it was coming out), and it slid down the drain before I realized what was happening! I couldn't believe it! And it had only been in a week, so I had to shell out $41 for a new one. Not cool!
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