22/04/2021

Vaginal ring

1/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
6 - 12 months
Had children
No
Height
5'7"/170cm
Weight
50kg - 55kg / 7st 12lb - 8st 9lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

Being on Nuvaring made me want to kill myself, literally. I’m in my mid/late twenties and in a more serious relationship I decided to try this as it is easier with application than daily pill. Shortly after going on Nuvaring I started feeling foggy, my emotions were a mess, Depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts started to occur out of thin air. I’ve never experienced anything like this in my life and I’ve always been a relatively happy and generally chipper person. I also started to see what I thought was acne on my back and chest but later found to be folliculitis. It is a very uncomfortable and unattractive fungal infection of the skin that was brought on by the birth control. Not everyone has this experience but I’ve spoken with others and read medical articles on this. I stopped NuvaRing and within a week my skin was clear and after a couple weeks my emotions regulated. I was totally back to normal. If you are considering this birth control, it may be helpful to do a lot of research. And if you take it and start having side effects, I would stop right away.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Very negatively
Weight
No change
Periods
Irregular periods
Sex drive
No change

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Spots or acne

Vaginal discharge

Pelvic infection

Vaginal dryness

Impact after using

Mood
N/A
Weight
N/A
Periods
N/A
Sex drive
N/A

No effects

No effects

No effects

Experience after taking

N/A

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