13/04/2020

Vaginal ring

5/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
3 - 5 years
Had children
No
Height
5'5"/165cm
Weight
75kg - 80kg / 11st 11lb - 12st 8lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I absolutely loved the Nuva Ring. As a college athlete, I had a busy schedule and my schedule varied a lot day to day so being able to leave the ring in for 3 weeks at a time without worry was amazing. I didn’t experience any side effects beyond my normal period moodiness and cramps. I was able to leave the ring in during sex without too much interference and didn’t have any issues with discomfort. I developed a blood clot in 2019 (after almost 5 years being on the ring and 7 years on hormonal BC). It couldn’t be determined whether the clot was related to hormonal birth control or not so I decided to get off it as an extra precaution amongst other reasons for deciding I didn’t want to be on hormones. Once coming off, I realized that I think my libido has been slightly repressed on hormonal birth control but otherwise I really only have good things to say about the ring.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Neutral - no change
Weight
No change
Periods
No change
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Better skin

Womb cramps

Impact after using

Mood
Neutral - no change
Weight
No change
Periods
1 month
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

No effects

Spots or acne

No effects

Experience after taking

It’s hard for me to be totally accurate in how my post ring emotions were affected because I had a blood clot so I had high stress and anxiety because of that. It’s hard to truly separate what heightened emotions were from stress and which were from my hormones readjusting to life on their own without the ring’s influence. I definitely had an increased libido after coming off of the ring.

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