Has anyone used Nuvaring?

Meghan - posted on 10/23/2009 ( 31 moms have responded )

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I'm looking to switch my birthcontrol and my doctor suggested Nuvaring. What does everyone think about it?

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Lisa - posted on 12/07/2012

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I was on it and got pregnant and there. is also a recall on it i would noy suggest it...

ChrisTina - posted on 11/22/2009

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If you are under the age of 26 I suggest that you use a different birth control method, the Nuvaring has high levels of estrogen, and is more likely to cause cancer in women under the age of 26!

Katie - posted on 10/26/2009

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I have loved the Nuvaring as well though now that I have read all of these posts I am wondering if my horrible mood swings may be from it as well. Or just being a stressed out mother of 14 month old twin boys! As for all of the problems other people have had with the Nuvaring, don't let them scare you. Yes you can develop blood clots from Nuvaring, especially if you smoke (and are over 35) but that is why they tell you that straight out! It is the same with EVERY type of birth control. And yes, it can fall out and be uncomfortable- you just have to learn how to properly get it in place. I have not had it fall out but it has come close- just trial and error getting it back in. I love the fact that I don't have to take a pill and if I do want to get pregnant in the future, I don't have to go back to the doctor to have them take it out. I just simply stop using it. I do still get my periods- that is completely normal with the Nuvaring the way my doctor has me do it which is leave it in for three weeks, take it out for a week. During that week you get your period. I have been on it for a year and have no gotten pregnant. I think that again may be how people use it and maybe they aren't using it properly. Or they were the .01% of people who do get pregnant on birth control. I highly recommend using it- good luck in your decision!

Sara - posted on 10/26/2009

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I love it. You don't have to remember to take a pill everyday, so it's super convenient. I had no side effects wither. I would recommend it!

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i used it and it was ok....it DID fall out tho.....not cool....and I did have a side effect after a year of using it! The nice tihing was you didnt have to remember to take the pill!! I say thumbs up!Good luck

Marnie - posted on 10/26/2009

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I love using NuvaRing. You can't even tell it's there and because I was getting migraines, my doctor prescribed it where I put a new one in every three weeks - instead of having a period. I highly recommend it.

Janise - posted on 10/26/2009

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Hi! I am a mother of 6. my eldest will be 20 in December and my youngest is 20 months. 3 girls and 3 boys so needless to say I am done reproducing, I am currently on the depo and have been since July of last year I am trying to find another birth control since it's all on me and I'm a fertile one. I can't do the pill and I was interested in trying the Mirena. How is it and what are the side effects. Some of these side effects are scary and I need something that doesn't make me crazy with my kids I have to take care of and this depo has totally killed my sex drive. I am running out of excuses to give my husband and when I do give in it's no fun for me. HELP!!!!!!

Dana - posted on 10/24/2009

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It is expensive if you don't have insurance, and even when I did it was still expensive!! I have had huge mood swings with it and awful headaches!!

Danielle - posted on 10/23/2009

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I have never been on birth control and just had my second child the 10th of september and was thinking about doing the implanon birth control..its a little rod they implant in your upper arm that lasts 3 years..

Crystal - posted on 10/23/2009

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I have not, But I have the Mirena in now and that has worked EXTREMELY well! I had it put in 6 weeks after my daughter was born. I don't EVER have to remember anything! Its great.

Jacqueline - posted on 10/23/2009

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I've tried the nuvaring and did not like it. I had mood swings and I got pregnant with my second daughter while on it. I was not on any type of medication. I am on the mirena which I love it. I don't plan on having anymore kids but they say I'm to young to tie my tubes. If you want to switch birth controls I personally would not go with Nuvaring I would go with mirena. you can have it taken out by your doctor whenever you want. you will not get pregnant while having the mirena. Ive had it for almost 4 years. I haven't had any side effects. But that is a decision you have to make and I hope that with everyone's post that you find the right birth control. Good Luck :)

Mischelle - posted on 10/23/2009

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check the side effects first. If you have been able to use other hormone birth controls without side effects I say go for it...if you have had side effects then you will probably have side effects with nuvaring. I used it for a few months but stopped b/c I couln't use hormone birth controls...it was easy to use, but expensive.

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Yes..go for it! I used it, and it was great, you dont have to remember to take it like the pill, you dont feel it, and well, your partner doesnt feel it either! I was reading some of the other moms post about mood swings..i dunno about that, i never hd any at all, but i guess everyone is different! But it is worth a try! Good luck!

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i liked it alot . no problems , periods were always regular and sex was a no brainer lol. try it out... or mirena ( on it now) works awesome.. no periods woooo!! good luck

Kelly - posted on 10/23/2009

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Im on it now and so far nothing has gone wrong I love it so far but the whole blood clot thing has me thinking that I might just want to go with natural family planning..... there are side effects to everything....everything causes cancer now-a-days and im personally sick of it why cant there just be perfect medications that make the world better, damn it! lol

Tricia - posted on 10/23/2009

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I used the nuvaring before and actually liked it. It got to expensive and my insurance didn't cover it. I did seem to gain weight on it though.

Christina - posted on 10/23/2009

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i actuall used mirena first, it fell out. then i went to the nuvaring, and well.... we're back to the old fashion way. i broke out in hives on my back, chest, arms, and legs. needless to say oldies but goodies always works

Ashley - posted on 10/23/2009

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FYI Breastfeeding moms: ANY of the progesterone/hormonal contraceptives can significantly decrease your milk supply (even after a short time period) and at the Newman BF Clinic we see this quite often. Moms come to see an LC for low supply and quite often there has been a recent usage of contraceptives (pill, ring, Merena, depo, etc) or usage of allergy medication,preceding the quick drop.

Jessica - posted on 10/23/2009

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Birth control, no matter what form, is ALWAYS affected by antibiotics. Your pharmacist should tell you this when you pick up the prescription. Your MD should tell you this when they prescribe the antibiotics to you. It's also listed on the information leaflet that you get with your birth control every month. I'm surprised that women do not know this.

Paula - posted on 10/23/2009

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that's what I have now. This is only my second month on it and I'm a little iffy on it but I can't get a mirena or anything right now. I'm not sure I'm loving it, but only because i find it difficult to get it in with out it slipping and what not. This month I had an issue with not being able to find it after I got it in but I love not having to remember to take a pill every day. I would suggest, though...My second daughter was conceived while I was on birth control but I had been on some meds for, i think, a sinus infection (it's been almost a year...) and I didn't now it can decrease the effectiveness of birth controls. I am on meds now for strep throat and I made it a point to ask my doctor about how it would effect my birth control...

Gabby - posted on 10/23/2009

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I have used Nuva ring abot 2 years now and I has worked great. Yes, with antibiotics you need a back up controceptive but it's not forever. I did not experience the mood swing but my only problem every now in then is placing it in right. It can be uncomfortable and slip if you don't do it right. Well good luck.

Jessica - posted on 10/23/2009

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I got my period every single month the entire time I was on Nuvaring. I guess everyone is different but Nuvaring is not intended to decrease or stop your period.

Jessica - posted on 10/23/2009

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I used the Nuvaring for a few years and LOVED it...until I ended up with a life threatening blood clot and now cannot use any forms of hormonal birth control...ever. There is a chance of blood clots with any form of birth control, especially if you smoke. I suggest that you do not smoke when taking birth control, especially Nuvaring. Take it from me, it's not worth it! There is no confirmation that the blood clot was caused from smoking and using Nuvaring but I caution every woman who wants to use this product. Now I have to get my blood drawn every week for the rest of my life and am on a blood thinning medication. I had to give myself twice a day injections in my stomach during my pregnacy to prevent any clots from forming.

Tyrrita - posted on 10/23/2009

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I have been using the NuvaRing for over a year. I am not too much of a fan but I have not gotten pregnant. Sometimes it slips and during intercourse my husband says that he can feel it. I got pregnant on the pill and although my daughter is a blessing we did not plan for her.

Sue - posted on 10/23/2009

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just a word of caution. my daughter used the nuvaring with great success until she had to take an antibiotic for a sinus infection and was not told that it could DECREASE the effectiveness of many different types of birthcontrol, including the nuvaring and she ended up pregnant. Of course we are excited about the arrival of our little one but please remember to use condoms if you are antibiotics

Jennifer - posted on 10/23/2009

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i have not used the nuvaring personaly but i have seen commersails on tv for lawsuits against it. whether what they say is true or not, i don't know but it is something to look in to.

if you look around for different birth control i would suggest the Mirena. i have it now and it works great for me. the hormones in it stay in your uterus so it doesn't affect your mood at all. in the beggining you might get some random bleeding but that goes away fast, and another plus is no more period! you replace it once every 5 years but if you want to get pregnant again sooner than that you could get it taken out and start on the new baby right away. :)

Brandi - posted on 10/23/2009

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Yes and i have to say i did not like it it made my hormones crazy and i couldnt stand myself I went with mirena which is the five year plan unless you have it removed sooner, i have not had any problems with it and i love it... hope this helps everyone is different though so good luck

Cara - posted on 10/23/2009

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I have used it twice. I really liked it, since you never have to remember a pill. The only problem I had with it the second time is that it cause me to have terrible mood swings. Other than that it was awesome!

Jackie - posted on 10/23/2009

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Yes. The hormones made me crazy and I drove my husband nuts. I quit using it and got pregnant right away!

Manda - posted on 10/23/2009

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yes i have used it and it was honestly the best thing because i couldn't always remember the pill everyday....i would reccomend it to everyone and all the new thing Mirena it's awesome that's what i use now good luck

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