09/07/2019

Vaginal ring

4/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
18 months - 3 years
Had children
No
Height
5'7"/170cm
Weight
45kg - 50kg / 7st 1lb - 7st 12lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I enjoyed the Nuva Ring. I chose it because I knew the pill wasn’t for me. It was the first and only birth control I have been on so far. I only stopped because I no longer had a sexual partner. It is something that you have to mention to a new sexual partner because they may feel it through intercourse and will feel it with fingering. I am now considering getting a hormonal IUD, simply because they are more effective and you don’t need to change them every month.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Neutral - no change
Weight
I don’t know / can’t tell
Periods
Lighter periods
Sex drive
No change

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Enlarged breasts

Better skin

Spots or acne

Increased sweating

Back pain

Tender breasts

No effects

Impact after using

Mood
Neutral - no change
Weight
No change
Periods
6 - 12 months
Sex drive
No change

No effects

Tender breasts

Spots or acne

Back pain

No effects

Experience after taking

For the first few months, my periods were strange, I had one really long cycle, one really short, one period that was just spotting, and one that was really heavy. All totally healthy, but strange after being on a regular cycle for three years of Nuva Ring use. I also noticed that my periods went back to what they were before (more cramps, heavier flow, more irregular cycle) but I did expect that.

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