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21%(176)
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12%(96)
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6%(51)
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6.6/10 Average Rating
864 Ratings with 894 User Reviews

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"Was on it for 8 years 1) crushing migraines 2)30 lb creeping weight gain-Without changing diet- spontaneously shed to 20 pounds without trying when off it 3) SEVERE panic disorder 4) 100% loss of sex drive 5) dizziness and vertigo 6) perfumes caused nausea 7) Extremely enhanced sense of smell 8) queasy 9) Light sensitive..pupils like pinholes, even in dim light 10) dry eye 11) chronic diharrea 12) heart rhythm problems when standing for longer than five minutes. 13) hair thinning on scalp 14)decreased sweating 15) hot and cold flashes -23-31 years old 16) heat exhaustion while spending time outside in summer 12) hot all the time- kept the a.c. in my classroom freezing cold 13)vaginal itching 14)gum recession 15) hands and fingers puffy 16) A1C range verging on diabetes even only 15 pounds over healthy BMI range. And guess how many of these symptoms went away after I stopped Nuvaring? EVERY SINGLE ONE"

   
1.0

Anonymous (taken for 5 to 10 years) April 13, 2018

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"Honestly the nuva ring works differently on everybody, each individual has different side affects to things and the Nuva ring works wonders for me. I’ve been using it for 4 years and have not had any bad side affects at all, it’s gave me clear skin and it’s helped me maintain a steady weight. It definitely prevents pregnancy if used correctly and it’s very easy to use. Only negative thing I have to say about it is that my boyfriend experience a mild sensitivity to it but that went away after a couple months."

   
9.0

Nat (taken for 2 to 5 years) April 12, 2018

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"My experience was absolutely the worst. I used the Nuva ring for 2 years with my boyfriend. I argued with him so much and thought he may have cheated (I thought it was him) causing the reoccurring Yeast infections, BV, and UTI. My sex life was so up and down because of the infections. I would literally burn so bad after sex. I stayed at my OBGYN’s office. The bad thing is I asked my doctor did she think the Nuva ring played a role in these infections. The office kept telling me to wear condoms or change hygiene habits. I did everything stopped scented soaps and everything. If I had really done my research on this then I would not have used this ring. I was told it was the safest BC. The only good thing is that I did not get pregnant. Please do not use NUVARing the side effects are not worth it. #1 risk of heart attacks and blood clots and #2 vaginal infections. Please do your research and save yourself the time and headaches."

   
4.0

KayD (taken for 1 to 2 years) April 7, 2018

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"It made me feel depressed and very anxious. Got mad at my boyfriend for no reason. All that started after using the ring. Was close to having a proper panic attack for absolutely no reason. Also it made my appetite increase and made me crave sweets all the time. That is absolutely not like me. I stopped during the 5th day of my second ring. But 2 of my friends are on it and they like it. It made my period easier, it's super easy to insert. You don't feel it when it's in there. Just have to remember to put it back in on time after sex."

   
3.0

Emma (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 28, 2018

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"Have used nuvaring twice. For roughly 4 months last year, after which I took it out because I was experiencing headaches, weight gain and constant bleeding. Nuvaring did help to clear up my hormonal acne which I get once a month before my period starts. I did not get pregnant so it did work as birth control. I recently put the nuvaring in again as a retrial, but it's only been a week and I'm taking it out. I have a constant headache, my appetite is haywire. I have stabbing chest pains and after reading some of the dangers of nuvaring, although rare, I've decided it's not worth the risk or side effects."

   
3.0

Del (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 27, 2018

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"I tried nuvaring because I got tired of having to remember to take a pill everyday. It was a bad experience. I’ve never had acne and when I started taking it I began breaking out. I thought it might take a month or two to get used to it and as of the third month the acne was getting worse. Initially, it caused cramps and was irritating my vagina. The irritation subsided for the most part but there were days it was very uncomfortable. As most birth controls do, it caused weight gain not a huge amount but definitely several pounds. It made my appetite increase significantly, especially for sweets. It’s likely because you’re body is being exposed to all those hormones at once instead amor a small amount at a time like the pill. I’m sure it has worked great for other people but for me it’s a NO!! I really wanted it to work, sometimes simpler is better so it’s back to the pill for me."

   
3.0

Nia (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 25, 2018

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"I was afraid of trying Nuvaring after reading the reviews, but it’s worked really well for me. It’s been 6 months now, and I’m less depressed/anxious and my hormones are more stable. I’m using it for endometriosis. The oral pills I tried gave me horrible acid reflux. I had a bad reaction (hair loss) to LoLoestrin, horrible mood swings on OrthoTriCyclen Lo, got seriously depressed on Apri. I don’t have headaches or circulation problems with Nuvaring, but prior to taking BC, I had trouble with my blood not clotting fast enough. My only complaints with nuvaring are: 1. issues with it fitting/staying in place the first week, I guess it’s too rigid and too long (awkward) and 2. I’ve experienced breakthrough bleeding for weeks at a time when I try to skip my period (doctor’s instructions for dealing with my endo). Overall, the steady dose of hormones has made mood swings much less of a problem. And there’s no alarm on my phone anymore to remind me to take my BC pill."

   
9.0

Yorkiefsn886 March 22, 2018

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"Although it did it’s job by never getting me pregnant, I had many infections while using the NuvaRing. Our vaginas aren’t made to have something artificial sitting in it at all times, so I think it irritated me. Having regular vaginal infections was not fun and definitely put a damper on my sex life. With that being said, I think I am very sensitive. My body seems to reject anything foreign, even ear piercings. So if this seems like a good option for you, I would definitely try it and see how your body responds."

   
5.0

Kirstie (taken for 6 months to 1 year) March 10, 2018

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"Terrible. I had it in for two days and was so moody- I was irritable with my boyfriend and all my coworkers and I’m usually a very happy person. I decided to switch from the pill to the nuva ring because I’m not good at taking my pill on time but I could not deal with the way it was making me feel. I know that my body needed time to get used to the hormones but I couldn’t take it."

   
1.0

Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) March 7, 2018

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"Worst experience of my life. Ended my relationship with my boyfriend and caused major family issues that I don’t know how to fix. My anger was like a car without brakes. I felt violent and enraged from about 3 days in, and had terrible acne and insomnia. I had a proper psychotic episode that lasted almost two months. I can’t warn against it strongly enough. I would have ended up in prison if I used it longer."

   
1.0

Jes (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 6, 2018

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"I've been on the nuvaring for about six months now and the first three months was miserable. My whole face had broke out in cystic acne, which I've never had before. It was very stressful getting rid of certain foods that I thought caused my breakout but after my face cleared up I realized it was just my body getting used to the birth control. I don't notice any signs of depression but I have real bad anxiety that I've never had before. Also, my boyfriend and I get into these little arguments over NOTHING! Right when he starts to raise his voice at me I just break down crying for no reason. I haven't gotten pregnant on this and it has never fallen out for me, however, I'm definitely going to consider switching to an IUD."

   
5.0

Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 4, 2018

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"This was horrible I bled the entire time and had cramps from it being inside of me. Once I took it out I felt better. Everything was a lot better never again everyone’s body and is different but use at your own risk"

   
4.0

Bb (taken for less than 1 month) March 3, 2018

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"Nuvaring was very easy to insert and never fell out. BUT I'VE NEVER BEEN MORE DEPRESSED IN MY LIFE. I was already a little depressed due to extra stress and life events but I've never been suicidal. It also took away my sex drive within the first day. I have friends who love it, but it's not for me. It also made my panic attacks more intense and more frequent and longer in duration. Took it out after only 2 weeks."

   
1.0

Alexxxxxx (taken for less than 1 month) February 28, 2018

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"For me, the Nuvaring was much easier than using the pills which I was taking before I had it. You wouldn't miss a day since it's inside you till you need to get it out for your next period or you can skip it, but I wouldn't recommend it since it gave me bad cramps skipping my period once. It's very easy to use and I would only forget to insert it or remove the day I needed it in or out. I could tell when I would need to remove it because I would have cramping right before my period so that's the time it would be out and changed a week after. My periods are much lighter and doesn't last as long as before which I love a lot. It's only fallen out during intercourse in a very weird position once, but it was very easy to put back in. I don't really have any problems with it, but I just want to try something different like the IUD and I would go back to this if the IUD isn't for me."

   
9.0

BC (taken for 2 to 5 years) February 26, 2018

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"I was on this for about a year while with my ex, and another year while single. pros: Didn't get pregnant. No mood swings Regular periods Option to skip periods (but dont skip several in a row or you'll bleed for weeks) Light and pain free periods. Cons: after a couple months, I constantly had a yeast infection. Every time we had sex I'd get one. Diminished sex drive while with my ex and again the second time. The second time, I barely looked at men for the year I had it. I got a scratch near my vaginal opening and I think the ring played a part in it becoming infected. I got off this both times because of the infections and lack of sex drive. I could tell the hormones were leaving my system when I went to the gym, and suddenly noticed all the attractive men. So it's doubly effective in preventing pregnancy. Kills that sex drive."

   
6.0

Anon (taken for 1 to 2 years) February 26, 2018

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"HORRIBLE! I am always a happy person and within 5 days I have severe mood swings and anger that would shoot out of no where. Barely wanting to talk to my boyfriend. Constant appetite, bloating, fatigue, dizziness. It’s been horrible, I’ve been depressed. I just took it out and won’t be using it again."

   
3.0

Kaeower (taken for less than 1 month) February 25, 2018

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"When I looked through all of the reviews, I was hesitant to try the nuvaring. However, I have endometriosis and I have already been on SIX different forms of hormonal birth control, and I was miserable each time. My OBGYN didn’t give me much of a choice but to switch again. The nuvaring is now my saving grace! My periods are so much more regulated, I’m not in NEARLY as much pain in between periods as I was before, and although I find that with the nuvaring that my periods are slightly more painful and take a bigger toll on my body than the pill, they only last 4 days as opposed to 7+ on the pill. It has its pros and its cons, but for me I am in love with the nuvaring! I was apprehensive before taking the nuvaring but I’m happy I took the risk!!"

   
9.0

Anonymous (taken for 6 months to 1 year) February 22, 2018

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"For the first 3 months I loved nuvaring, until I realized it was what was causing me to have reoccurring yeast infections. The second time I changed the ring it had all sorts of hair wrapped around it, which I figured is certainly a place for bacteria to grow. I finally decided to take the ring out when I had an allergic reaction to it. Would not recommend this to somebody who has had a yeast infection in the past or has sensitive skin."

   
3.0

Anonymous February 20, 2018

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"NuvaRing was not my favorite birth control. The best thing about it was not having to take a pill every single day. It is convenient and I didn't get pregnant, so it did its job. However, it did make me gain about 10-15lbs. while being on it, I had no self control when it came to eating. Which sucks because I'm a pretty healthy person! I eat well and exercise regularly, so this side effect was super frustrating. It also made me super emotional and anxious, especially around my period. I did have some random spotting before my period too. I've heard of people who didn't like it because of it falling out, but that never happened to me while being on it. After being off NuvaRing for about a week, my mood & weight returned to normal."

Christine22789 February 18, 2018

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"This birth control SUCKS!! I’ve been on it for over 3 years now. The whole first 2 years I was on it I thought it was amazing! Don’t be fooled! What’s great about this birth control is I have very short and very light periods, no weight gain, very minimal cramps and sometimes none at all. It’s effective... probably because it makes you never want to have sex again ever in your entire life. I went on this birth control before I ever had sex, but about 2 and a half years in I could barely handle having sex at all. I love my boyfriend very much and we have been together for 4 years, but I don’t like to be touched anymore, I don’t ever get turned on, I have vaginal dryness, and sex has started to hurt so bad it is almost unbearable! Not to mention extreme discharge that just gets worse over time. This birth control had its pros, but is definitely no longer for me!!"

Anonymous121314 February 16, 2018

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"Soooo this is the second time on this for me... first time I was on it for almost 4 years. Was off for about 3 years and was on the pill. I just put one in Sunday, took it out tonight. My body has been used to no hormones for over 6 months and I noticed all negative side effects this go around. Severe anxiety, instant mood swing, crying for no reasons, depression and basically a dark cloud. No more for me."

   
1.0

Carbrookern February 16, 2018

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"I’ve tried pills and patches and that little thing they insert in your arm, but the Nuvaring has been the best so far. Makes periods extremely regular and on a set schedule, I can track months in advance when I’m going to get it, say, if I’m planning a trip or something. No weird side effects except maybe during the first couple months which people don’t seem to realize is normal for all types, your body needs to adjust. Have been on at least 4 yrs though so hard to remember if there were any. Gave 9/10 simply because there is a chance of it slipping out which you need to be wary of."

   
9.0

Ciararose628 (taken for 2 to 5 years) February 7, 2018

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"I took out Nuva Ring on day 11 because it caused me to be super emotional and made me break up with my boyfriend. At first, you think that it's actually you getting super mad and selfish and jealous, and you say bad words and just cry and scream for no reason. Next morning you wake up a different person and apologize hundreds of times. Then the other night same story repeats and it's a never ending cycle.... If that ever happens to you on this ring please take it out."

Kater-ric (taken for less than 1 month) February 4, 2018

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"Been on the Ring for 18 days so far. I have not gained weight although my breasts are significantly larger and sore (gained 3.25" on my bustline so far!). My libido has not decreased, in fact, I think it has increased. No complaints from my bf on either of those! ;-) My only complaint was a little bleeding/spotting for about 2 weeks. I read that is very common when you start it. There were a lot of terrible reviews and I was really scared to try Nuvaring, but everything has been fine. Don't let it deter you. Give it a try and give it some time for your body to adjust."

   
8.0

DuckyM88 February 2, 2018

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"I started the ring in the first day of my cycle and had heavy bleeding for about 16 days straight. It was too much and had no signs of stopping so I removed it. I continued to bleed for another week. I will never try that one again. It was not just light bleeding either it was a heavy flow. Yes it prevented pregnancy though... No way I could even enjoy sex bleeding so badly."

Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) January 28, 2018

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