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NuvaRing review summary

7.2/10 Average Rating

455 Ratings with 461 User Reviews

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Review by Kimmi2587:

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3.0

Maybe a day or two after inserting the Nuvaring I began having sore breasts. They were so sore a bra hurt them and touching them was out of the question. I also experienced nausea and/or vomiting everyday. I wanted Nuvaring for the convenience but it's not worth the side effects I experienced.

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October 10, 2014 11:01 PM

Review by skeletonspice (taken for 1 to 2 years):

I love the NuvaRing! I chose to take this one because of metabolic interactions with my lamotrigine and I think I would prefer the NuvaRing to pills even without the lamotrigine interaction. I love that I only have to remember to put it in once a month and remove it for a week 3 weeks later. Prior to starting the NuvaRing I had awful period symptoms. I had really heavy bleeding for 7 days to the point I became anemic due to the blood loss and the NuvaRing has changed my period to being very light and lasting at most 5 days and reduced my previously awful acne. My only problem is that sometimes it slides down inside the vagina and can poke out or be uncomfortable but it can be put back in place with your finger.

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October 2, 2014 9:25 PM

Review by shel1967 (taken for 6 months to 1 year):

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3.0

Pros: ease of use, decreased acne, reduced headaches which was wonderful. Cons: 15 lbs weight gain in 6 months, unprecedented! Reduced sex drive and slight depression. Discharge and yeast infection for first 2 months, terrible breakthrough bleeding.

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October 1, 2014 4:17 AM

Review by LiFlower (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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4.0

After 4 months of use... Pros: very convenient, no acne. Cons: 10lb weight gain over 3 months (no change in exercise or diet), severe bloating, cramps, headaches, slight sadness.

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September 24, 2014 3:32 PM

Review by Nylzor:

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6.0

I have never had a great experience with birth control in the 10 or so years I've been using it. I seem especially sensitive to hormones, though some affect me more severely than others. I love the ease of Nuvaring. I often forgot to take my pills and this completely solved that problem. I am on my third month of using Nuvaring, and here are the side effects that are causing me to consider not using it anymore: moodiness, agitation, strong food cravings, really painful gas, abdominal pain, irritation during sex, fatigue. It feels like month long PMS. I snap at people, eat Cheetos and fries several times a day (before Nuvaring I never ate chips or fast food), and have constant pain and pressure from gas. I can't take it anymore!

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September 23, 2014 4:28 PM

Review by KAC9174:

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8.0

I actually loved the Nuvaring! I did have some side effects such as cramping and breakthrough bleeding, as well as the ring actually sliding out. I know it is unheard of, but I did gain weight on the Nuvaring, nothing major but a good 5 pounds! I used the ring for about three months. I recently switched to Lutera to see if I like that better. I will post a review on Lutera when I use it longer.

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September 14, 2014 2:27 PM

Review by Kerry101010:

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3.0

I'm always tired and moody! I always feel sad and get angry and rageful very easily. I'm emotional and I no longer feel the desire to do the things I used to enjoy, waking up is a task every morning, my job has become more difficult and I feel like I've lost all my motivation, I can't wait too be off the Nuvaring I'm hoping I can go on an IUD or something better. I haven't gained any weight and I've been on it for two years but the side effects just aren't worth it. My husband and I seem to argue more and more. My breasts hurt all the time I feel nauseous and sick constantly and the smells of certain food make me sick. I might as well be pregnant.

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August 25, 2014 11:43 PM

Review by Savannahu:

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10

I love Nuvaring! I was put on Microgestin FE 1/20 but stopped after the first month due to awful cramping in my arms/legs (which I still get during PMS) a year later I started NuvaRing and so far it has been no hassle at all. My breasts have grown at least half a cup size and while my acne isn't gone it's lightened considerably. My periods are light, 4 days long and I have little to no cramping when before I would be unable to move for hours due to menstrual cramps/ovulation and my flow was heavy for at least 5 days. I hope this method keeps working for me, and I recommend it to anyone looking for an easy method of birth control

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August 19, 2014 7:21 PM

Review by QueenBelle:

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10

My doctor put me on NuvaRing just shy of 3 months ago as a temporary alternative to the Assure procedure due to me needing to take birth control 3 months before the process. Previously I had not taken any hormones in over 10 yrs. The first month was fine. NO problems and I had a lighter cycle than usual. The 2nd month I started having crazy mood swings, and bloating. At this stage I just saw my OB/Gyn today because I have gained so much weight and bloat. I'm unable to wear my regular clothes. I work out 4x a wk eat healthy (almost vegeterian) and my only caffeine is a daily cup of coffee. My doctor said I have gained 10 lbs and need to remove NuvaRing.

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August 6, 2014 3:48 PM

Review by Erae (taken for 2 to 5 years):

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10

I loved the Nuva Ring! I switch to it after being on Yasmin & seeing all of the scary commercials about it (which I liked too, but I'm a hypochondriac). I liked the fact that I just put it in & didn't have to worry about it for 3 weeks & I always started my period on the same day which was very helpful! I think I gained about 10 lbs while taking it, but I don't think that was due to the birth control, my husband also never noticed it during sex, added bonus;) I wish I could take it while breastfeeding, but my doctor doesn't recommend it. Overall, I loved it!

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July 28, 2014 9:38 PM

Review by Mzz:

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10

The Nuvaring has worked for me. I have never tried any other form of birth control, and I started using it 6 years ago help with a very irregular, long, and heavy period. It also helped clear up my skin then, and when I went off birth control my periods did get heavier, and sometimes I had debilitating cramps, plus I suffered from bad adult acne that nothing would fix. Within 3 months of going back on the Nuvaring my acne cleared right up, and immediately my periods got shorter, lighter, and were less painful. I didn't note any significant mood changes, or changes in sex drive (but mine has never been especially high). I have experienced significant vaginal discharge, but it is normal aside from increased quantity. It is very convenient

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July 27, 2014 12:30 AM

Review by The contraceptive Guinea Pig (taken for less than 1 month):

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8.0

I was recently diagnosed with endometriosis and my gynaecologist initially recommended the Mirena to help manage it. The inserting process was impossible and so dismissed. Next up was the patch... Worst decision of my life. Nausea, vomiting, extreme fatigue.. That lasted me 3 days. Next up was the Nuva Ring. I'm going into my third week and so far it's doing better than anything else I've tried. My side effects are awful headaches and cramps here and there. Other than that I feel perfectly fine. If the headache gets bad I simply use a pain killer and voila! I'll definitely recommend to anyone that can't use a high dose contraceptive like me. I think the low dose in the ring could make a huge difference. Can't knock it till you try it!

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July 25, 2014 7:57 PM

Review by No fun Nikki (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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1.0

2 months into using Nuvaring, I found myself never wanted to leave the house, everyone and everything annoyed and frustrated me. After a fight with my best friend I had realized that I wasn't myself. Nuvaring was the only difference in my life and I stopped using it that day. Withing days my mood adjusted back to regular. But I will never put up with that depression again, not saying that happens to everyone.

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July 17, 2014 11:24 PM

Review by netsirk:

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2.0

NuvaRing caused for me to have no sex drive whatsoever. I've only been on it for 2 weeks and I'm fairly certain it's not allowing me to loose weight. I ride my bike 16 miles daily and have still gained a pound. I've also gotten a urinary tract infection in the 2 weeks. I'm considering getting off of the ring all together.

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July 16, 2014 8:20 AM

Review by dunmac88 (taken for less than 1 month):

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2.0

I was really excited about getting back on birth control, as I have had negative experiences with the pill. After less than 24 hours, I could tell a huge change in the way I felt, overall. I had a pounding headache, I felt like I had not slept in three days, and I wanted to eat everything in sight. I tried to stick it out, but after a week, I gave up and decided to take it out. All of the symptoms vanished within 2-3 days.

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July 15, 2014 3:32 PM

Review by Serah:

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4.0

Used the ring for 6 months. I gained 20 pounds. I went from 120 to 140. Its not very easy for me to gain weight. Had a lot of discharge that made it extremely uncomfortable. I never get yeast infections and got one on the ring. And my sex drive went way down on the ring. I am switching back to the pill cause I've never had any problems with the pill only minor and I've used the pill for 3 years.

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July 11, 2014 10:11 PM

Review by Ringaroungtherosy (taken for 6 months to 1 year):

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9.0

Nuvaring was very effective and easy to use especially during college. My clinician helped me choose it after disliking the Depo because it took away my period. My favorite thing about it was that I knew when my period was coming and I could skip my period if I needed too. The only real side effect I thought I saw was a major decrease in my sex drive, but that also could have been because of the stress of college so I'm not really too keen on saying it was really a side effect.

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July 5, 2014 3:28 PM

Review by grace_109:

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3.0

So I jsut switched from the Pill to the ring (I was on the pill for three years and needed something more convenient. At first I loved it because all I had to do was slip it in and forget for three weeks. Two weeks into it however I have begun breaking out all over my body (I NEVER break out, EVER) and my forehead is littered with pimples. I've gotten moody, sore and I'm nauseous beyond belief. After reading about others experiences, I'm starting to get that its a common thing. I'm switching back to the pill. This isn't worth the convenience. Plus, its two times the cost of what I was paying for the pill.

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June 27, 2014 10:26 AM

Review by Kellylala:

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5.0

I have been using Nuvaring for a year now and have decided to take it out. In that year I gained almost 30 pounds and have had insane mood swings. I kept it in so long because I thought other things we're causing this untill I talked to my doctor.

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June 23, 2014 12:28 PM

Review by Sterling22 (taken for less than 1 month):

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3.0

I'm gonna keep it short and sweet; I've been on about a week, taking it to help with PMS. No initial symptoms other than slight increase in random emotional upheaval. After about 3 days, exhaustion kicked in along with unnecessary bursts of anger, frustration or sadness. 4-6 days, mass fatigue, appalling headaches (I promise you, I'm not exaggerating!) crazy outbreaks of spots, nausea and lightheadedness. I'm going to stick it through for at least another week and will update. I would obviously prefer to follow through see if it settles down but I have rather a lot to do in the next few months and would rather not be impeded by my hormones. Good luck! It's worth a try- you can always take it out if it disagrees with you. -Alex Sterling

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June 17, 2014 6:48 PM

Review by dsuare (taken for less than 1 month):

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10

This is my first time ever being on birth control and so far I'm loving this NuvaRing. I've lost 5 pounds in 3 weeks. No acne only side effect is that I can't keep anything down all I want to eat is fruits and salads, my doctor said it was normal and that maybe this will help with the anxiety I had before. But everybody is different lets keep that in mind.

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June 17, 2014 12:08 PM

Review by Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month):

I started Nuvaring 3 weeks and 2 days ago. I loved it because I didn't have to remember to take a pill. That was the extent of my happiness. Within 1 week i started to get complaints about my attitude and people were genuinely concerned about what was wrong with me. Within 2 weeks I had severe anxiety and depression with suicidal thoughts. I know people say it takes time to get used to, but I would've been dead by then. Prior to the 3 week mark, I had stabbing pain near/in my heart. That occurred for 2 days, on the second day I said goodbye to my Nuvaring. I did research 2 days after I removed it and found out that it isn't recommended if you have ever had depression, and I had PPD very badly (psych ward for 3 days, yeah, bad).

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June 14, 2014 3:45 PM

Review by tilA...:

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10

I started using Nuvaring a month ago. I'm normally very dull when it comes to sex since giving birth to my son. Nuvaring changed that. I'm always wanting sex now, my husband loves it. No breakouts and we don't feel it during sex and I can just live a regular life. I don't see any weight gain but I believe it's too early to know. My only side effect I dislike is the nausea.

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May 31, 2014 12:56 AM

Review by kc12814 (taken for less than 1 month):

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1.0

My whole reasoning to get on birth control was to help my miserable cramps, and periods. Saying that it was my first time on birth control, my midwife and I decided that the Nuvaring was the best route to go. I put it in the first day of my cycle, and I bled for three days (I have a five day cycle). I was so excited to have no cramps, and a short period. Then, about a week later I started getting horrendous cramps, even worse than my period cramps. The cramping wouldn't go away, along with the cramping - my skin changed from silky soft to desert dry, and I was extremely itchy all over my body. Come to find out, I was actually allergic to the Nuvaring. Some other symptoms that I got with the Nuvaring were zits, hunger, and moody!

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May 25, 2014 6:04 PM

Review by Allycia (taken for 1 to 2 years):

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9.0

I have been on NuvaRing for one year now. Overall, I like it. My experience is as follows: I heard that I could bleed irregularly at first. The ENTIRE first month was a very long, miserable period. I heard that it could make me emotional. Boy was that an understatement. Granted, I was going through a tough time in my relationship; the hormone changes ultimately forced the demise of it. I was borderline suicidal for the second month of using NuvaRing. LUCKILY, month 3 I was almost back to the right levels of hormones and my period was coming 3 days after I took the ring out. The last few months have been weird because it comes 4 or so days after removing it. Perk: Insurance covered it and saved me all $108 it cost each month!

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May 22, 2014 8:04 PM

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