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Reviews for NuvaRing to treat Birth Control
Review by BCam (taken for 2 to 5 years):
Birth control pills make me extremely nauseous, & the shot made me gain a ton of weight & caused bad acne, so the only method I can use consistently is the Nuvaring. It keeps my skin clear, is easy to use, doesn't bother my husband during sex, and it grew my breasts a cup size. Unfortunately, Nuvaring makes me SO tired that I gained weight due to inactivity since all I want to do is sleep, I suspect it has caused anxiety & depression (although I can't be sure), and it gives me a terrible headache & nausea the first 3 days I put a new ring in. It dulls my sex drive a bit, but nothing major. I will probably stick with this method for a while unless something better comes around.
Review by Anonymous (taken for 6 months to 1 year):
I personally I liked the Nuvaring. I am very forgetful and I had been on the pill before, so I am happy I switched to this. I was on it for about a year, and just now switched to Nexplanon, because of my insurance. Nuvaring worked very well for me for the most part. The first 3 months when I put the ring in after the ring free break, I would be very nauseous because my body didn't have the hormones for a week, that was a downside. Another thing is about 6 months into it I felt like I had no sex drive. That lasted for about 2 months or so but I am not sure if I can blame the ring for that. Other than that, I would recommend it!
I was on Nuvaring for about a year. I stopped using it about 2-3 months ago after losing my insurance coverage. For the past couple weeks I have been losing SO MUCH HAIR! I don't know how I have any hair left! I have never lost this much hair and I have had 2 children who are now 4 and 5. It has to be due to coming off the NuvaRing, there is no other explanation for this. I "brush" my hair with my fingers in the shower while conditioning, and now I end up with a hand FULL of hair when before I would have a tenth that much, if that.
I loved the NuvaRing while on it but this is horrible! Otherwise the only side effect I experienced was spotting the first month I was on it.
I did not like this birth control for many reasons: it made me catty and snap at people, my period discharge became thick and painful, and worst of all I could feel the ring during sex. On the other hand the convenience of not worrying about taking pills was nice.
I was on the ring for two and a half years. When I first started it, I loved it. No acne, no remembering to take it everyday, no worrying, no cramps, light periods.
Into my second year, my sex drive totally shriveled up. My vagina was drier than normal. I would be in the mood but my vagina never got the memo.
I've switched birth control to the pill now, and Its slowly coming back but barely.
Review by Carolinagirl346 (taken for 1 to 6 months):
I absolutely love Nuva Ring. I can't feel it and neither can my partner during sex. I wouldn't recommend this unless you are in a relationship because the man can feel it while fingering but not sex. I love the fact that I don't even have to think about taking my birth control. My face seems to be clearer. A lot of women said their sex drive went down but I feel like mine went up. I highly recommend the NuvaRing to everyone I know.
I've been taking the Nuva ring off and on for about 5 years. It's my preferred birth control. I barely have any side effects other than my breast enlarging quit a bit. What I don't like about Nuva ring is it can be difficult to insert and remove. It takes a little tweaking to get it in the right place. Sometimes I feel gross having to insert it with my bare fingers. I decided to take a break from the ring because the insurance only approves one monthly and it's annoying having to go to the pharmacy every month for just one ring.
I was on the NuvaRing for almost 3 years and had mostly great experiences with it. I had little to no spotting, and the initial three month break-in time frame was easy and I had no irregularities. I only suffered from one issue with NuvaRing and it was a side effect I didn't realize I was suffering from until I stopped using it for the past month (I switched to Mirena). Over the course of the almost 3 years that I was on NuvaRing, my temper started getting worse and worse. It wasn't anything obvious, but now that I'm on Mirena I see that NuvaRing was contributing to a fair bit of moodiness (but still nowhere near the moodiness I had when on oral birth control). I would definitely recommend the NuvaRing.
I honestly don't remember how long I've been using NuvaRing - at least 5 years or more. I could never remember to take the pills and didn't like what I heard about the shots. NuvaRing is so convenient, I mark the calendar so I know when to change it. I rarely have issues with it coming out, if it does it's always during intercourse and we make sure to find it so it can go back in! I am naturally a moody person and I love food so I can't say my mood swings or being overweight can be blamed on NuvaRing. If you want something convenient and you're comfortable with your body, give it a shot. My insurance covers 100% otherwise it can be expensive.
I tried Nuvaring in Oct 2012 and stopped it July 2013 because of mood swings and bloating. I decided to try a pill and got severe anxiety attacks. Went back on the Nuvaring in Sept 2013 and all was fine for the first 2 months but month 3 I got my mood swings back and I am so irritable that any tiny thing annoys me. Sadly I stopped it because I can't take the anger from it and I know it is the Nuvaring because I've only been angry while on it. It's too bad because it actually helped my anxiety and it was so convenient. Going to try a chewable pill next.
I've been on the Nuvaring for 4 months now. It is effective as a birth control and has cleared up my skin a bit, although I still get a few hormonal cysts a month. It has not affected my mood and it pretty much feels like I'm not on anything. Most days I wonder if it is even in, but it always is when I check. One side effect is I have lost 15 pounds since I started it.
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I have been on birth control since I was 16. Initially on it to control my headaches, now to prevent a baby. I was on Yaz, Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo, Loestrin. By far I liked the Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo however I kept getting massive ovarian cysts because I was ovulating as if I wasn't on birth control. Dr switched me to Loestrin, however I lost my sex drive completely. So I got switched to Nuvaring. I have been on it now for 4 months. The only side effect I have gotten is a little extra discharge. My sex drive is back, my yeast infections are gone, the little blackheads I had are almost all gone as well. I haven't noticed weight gain or loss. I was leary to try the ring, but now that I am on it, I love it. My insurance even covers it 100%.
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I had a very positive experience with NuvaRing. The only birth control that I had zero side effects from, never got pregnant. I stopped using it due to financial reasons and my insurance wouldn't cover it. It was super convenient and I highly recommend it.
As far as the horror stories - all birth control methods which involve hormones can have serious serious side effects. It's all about finding what dosage and specific form of the hormone is best for you. Any RX carries a risk, all of our bodies are different.
I love the Nuvaring! Third birth control I've tried and by far the best, I will never be trying anything else. I was on Ortho Tri-cyclen Lo and then Junel. On both of those it was so hard to lose weight and Junel actually made me gain. Ortho gave me really bad anxiety too. Once I switched to Nuvaring, my anxiety went away, my moods are super under control, and I have lost 5 lbs very easily in the past month. The single bad thing is that sometimes it comes part way out and I will have to go and fix it, but it's quick and easy and happens very rarely.
I was on it for over a year. I never got pregnant which is a plus, but horrible side effects. I had yeast infections a least 3 times a month. Gained 30 pounds, headaches & absolutely no sex drive. I switched to the patch, hope it works!
My experience on NuvaRing was a mixed bag. My first time on it was wonderful - I was CRAZY the first month on, after that it was smooth sailing. Absolutely no bad side effects. I had to discontinue due to no insurance, but when I went on it again years later I had a multitude of problems. BAD bloating around the midsection (I am otherwise a slender woman and the bloat didn't look right on me), thinning hair, dark spotting of the skin on my back and stomach, borderline severe depression and anxiety. I lost all the bloat as well as the depression and anxiety when I came off it. Unfortunately my acne came back (much to my dismay) when I stopped using it, but for me the NuvaRing was still not worth the side effects.
Absolutely love it. Only birth control method that I have used that I have had literally zero side effects from. Every other I have tried (Mircette, Beyaz, Ortho Tri-cyclen and one other I can't recall) have all caused weight gain, anxiety/agitation, nausea, extremely decreased sex drive and various other symptoms. All I do is put in the ring and forget about it, no issues.
I have been on the nuva ring for almost 4 Months. 1st month it was cool. My body getting use to it. 2nd month I was fine no bleeding for the first 2 weeks of the month ever since then I have bled. Ive been bleeding for 2 1/2 months. Its so annoying and embarrassing. I haven't worn panties with put a pad or something since. I was put on Estradiol to help my body get passed the weird stage. But nothing. Now I know your reading this and your like hell no! But everybody is different. This is just my story...
The only thing good about this product is that you don't have to remember to take it... You only have to remember the day you put it in... lol, which I forgot the first two months. I've been on the ring for 4 months and I HATE IT. I have never had acne in my life, and I now have severe acne along my jawline and hairline, and chest. It gets pushed out of my vagina daily, I don't think I'm able to push it up far enough. I've never had sex with it in, I always take it out, and it burns really bad during intercourse. I've hardly had sex since I've been on it because I have no sex drive. I'm disgusted by the thought of sex, and my vagina is painfully sensitive to the touch. I'm also really moody.... This birth control is terrible.
I changed from Yaz to the Nuvaring as I liked the idea of it being a lower dose of hormones. I found it very easy to use but had to stop it after 2 weeks. Not only did I suffer from a UTI but the Nuvaring made me extremely tired so much so it started to ruin my life i went from being fit and active to spending every chance i got sleeping as soon as I took the ring out within 24 hours my energy levels were back to normal.
I'm on my second month of Nuvaring. So far everything has been great! No mood swings, no lack of sex drive. Ive noticed it does create extra discharge, which makes for some extra noises during sex... but we just laugh it off. It has never come out either. Sometimes it does slide down and that can get annoying. I push it back up as far as I can but it doesn't help. It shifts on its own and then I don't feel it anymore. It's weird but not prolonged so it doesn't bother me. Other than those two things I love it. It's convenient and easy to insert and remove. I have an app on my phone to track the dates. It works for me.
Review by Christina11111111 (taken for less than 1 month):
Is extremely nauseous, loss of appiette and bad heartburn. I Feel sick whenever i eat and have vomitted. Has had severe heartburn; difficulty breathing and very uncomfortable(reoccurring but not always severe). Has had mood swings - happy to sad and vice versa. Have cried and felt emotional. Sex drive not effected like others have said in their reviews. I do get the occasional stomach cramping. I have a very busy life so i love love the one time application, set my date for removal and forget about it. Im trying to look past the extreme nausea---but if i did not have that i wouldve been happy with Nuvaring.
I've been on and off birth control for over twenty years. I went back on two years ago to help with very heavy periods and tendonitis caused by low estrogen. I was still having break through bleeding and periods every 19 days on strong pills so I asked to be switched to the ring. I've been on the nuvaring for two months now. I have not had any break through bleeding. My period started two days after removing the ring and was very light. Unfortunately the side effects are not great. Bad back ache, abdominal tenderness, diarrhea, break outs along my jaw, upper back and hairline, vaginal irritation, headaches, occasional low grade fever, abdominal pain after sex, lack of energy, lack of concentration and I'm extremely cranky.
I have only been on the Nuvaring for about 2 months now. This was very effective for the first month about. After I inserted my next ring I have not stopped bleeding and its not just light spotting, its heavy bleeding most of the time. Like it'll seem like it went away but then it'll either come back on its own or really bad when I have sex. Also, it is giving me a lack of lubrication in my vagina. When i have had sex, there have been a few times that it hurt really bad. I have been very moody lately and will cry for basically no reason and my sex drive is definitely lower. I may continue on with my 3rd ring but if the bleeding doesn't stop, I will definitely be switching.
I am 21 and a nightmare with remembering contraception! I am never in the same place everyday so the pill has never worked. I was on the implant for years but the side effects were horrific. I have finally found the right form of contraception - NuvaRing. It is fantastic! It suits busy full time ladies especially if you work shifts and your hours are all over the place like myseld. I have suffered no side effects at all. I just mark my diary and there's no hassle! It has not affected sexual intercourse for me, in fact quite the reverse - I found my partner is excited by the fact there is a ring in my Vagina! Has also eradicated my heavy periods and pains completely! It needs to be more widely advertised! I didnt know it existed for years!
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