NUVARING Reviews

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 2  Pregnancy prevention NR worked great for me for quite a while and recently I've taken a nose dive with my mental health and Im almost positive it has something to do with it. I'll put the new ring in and within about 24 hours I am a complete basket case. I've cried more in the last 3 days then I have all month. I have these horrible horrible thoughts going through my head all day and my anxiety is through the roof. I've been reading a lot of reviews and apparently I'm not the only one. I'm surprised that I was fine on it for so long and now not so much. I'm wondering if other women have also had this experience while using NR for years like I have F 25 3 years
1X D
7/23/2021
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 2  Hormonal imbalance I no longer want sex. I'm an emotional mess, often really depressed. I'm giving it 2 more months and I'm done. F 40 50 days
1X D
6/4/2021
 1  contraception I will not recommend Nuvaring to anyone-I personally almost died from it. I had Pulmonary embolism caused by huge blood clot that travelled from my right leg to lungs. Please do not use! This contraceptive is extremely dangerous-there have been reported large number of deaths from it, and also terrible side effects-including strokes, amputated legs/arms due to blood clots stopping and blocking blood flow. F 42
1X D
4/27/2021
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 1  Birth control Severe itching all over my body. There was no swelling but the last two days my body was itching like crazy. I am not an allergic person, as far as i am concerned i have no allergies and this drove me crazy. 34 9 days
1X D
2/24/2021
 1  Contraception Nausea, vomiting, headaches, cramping, irritability, intensified anxiety, worsened depression, horrible mood swings, etc. I couldn't trust myself to take the pill every day so I figured switching to the NR would be the best option for me... absolutely not. After 5 days, I noticed my anxiety had gone sky high. I was having panic attacks that were debilitating day after day, and they worsened at night. I lost every ounce of motivation I used to have to tasks I used to genuinely enjoy. I was crying all the time for no reason and the crying fits were literally inconsolable. Some days I also couldn't even eat. I would take a bite of food and Id immediately want to throw it back up for no reason. It even got to a point where my boyfriend said to just take it out. After 9 days of literal living hell, I took it out and tossed it in the trash. 0/10. I dont even give this a 1. I absolutely do not recommend. F 20 9 days
1X M
2/23/2021
 1   Vomiting, nausea, migraines and severe depression. I started this in 2014 and quickly stopped taking it about 4-5 months later. After I took myself off of it, it somehow kept going with the vomiting and I now have CVS. I never had this before and I'm pretty sure it's because of NR. While on NR, I was sick, had migraines and I was depressed. I couldn't take the agony anymore so I then, immediately, took myself off of this horrendous drug. I started taking this birth control when I was 29. F 4 months
1X D
2/13/2021
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 1  Birth control Nausea, throwing up, headaches, sadness, anger, bloating, shaking, always crying, depression I got on NR and it was okay the first couple days but around day 4 I started getting extremely sick. I couldn't eat anything. I became very shaky and always got very emotional. I got sick for a couple hours everyday and became very tired and unmotivated... F 21 10 days
1X D
12/24/2020
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 1  Birth control Nausea, throwing up, headaches, sadness, anger, bloating, shaking, always crying, depression I got on NR and it was okay the first couple days but around day 4 I started getting extremely sick. I couldn't eat anything. I became very shaky and always got very emotional. I got sick for a couple hours everyday and became very tired and unmotivated... F 21 10 days
1X D
12/24/2020
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 2  Regulate lengthy periods Terrible mood swings, anxiety, irritability, depression, non stop crying for no reason- stated at day 3 and decided to take it out at 8 1st time used BC - did not work for me F 48 8 days
1X D
12/20/2020
 1  Pregnancy prevention I wish I would have found these reviews before taking the NR. I was on it for 4 months (just took it out today) because it had gotten out of control and my husband couldn't take it anymore. I experienced extreme mood swings, depression, and just over all sad days. I'm naturally one of the nicest people, always happy. This turned me into a completely different person. The mood swings are horrible. I experience extreme rage and anger, mad at everyone and everything. I also suffered with terrible self talks and thoughts in my head. All this was something I've never experienced before. My husband stayed patient the entire time but after the 4th month he couldn't take it anymore and told me I need to take it out. . Now!! I do not recommend anyone taking this. Ever. It's evil in the medicine, I'm convinced lol. F 28 4 days
1X AN
12/10/2020
 2  birth control Vaginal sensitivity, decreased sex drive Every time I have sex I tear. I didn't used to have this problem. I took a month break from the ring and sex was back to normal (no more burning from tears). I put the ring back in and that same week the burning and tears reappeared during sex :( F 18 5 months
1X D
11/19/2020
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 2  Prevent pregnancy Nausea, mood swings, VERY LOW sex drive, dryness, pain during sex, no motivation, cramping, lack of focus, headache, trouble sleeping Did make my periods much lighter and steady, i didn't do well with the pills and i dont want an IUD F 21 3 months
1X D
11/17/2020
 3  Birth control Vaginal Dryness, loss of sex drive, vaginal irritation, mood swings, depression and weight gain. I didn't realize that my changes (except for weight gain) were because of the NuvaRing until because of Covid my local drug store didn't receive their shipment making me late to replace. After just a week of being off the NuvaRing I feel like I have more energy, I'm happier, and all my other symptoms have pretty much gone away. But the NuvaRing did help my periods be lighter and last less time so that was a good thing. I won't be continuing use. F 22 1 years
1X D
11/15/2020
 5  Pregnancy prevention Small amount of breakthrough bleeding when switching from the pill to the ring in the first month. Only lasted a day. I switched from Yaz (was on it for 3 years) to this and I wish I would've done it way sooner. My mood is so much better, my weight is coming down (appetite has normalized from being elevated on Yaz,) libido is increasing, depression and anxiety are improved. I just feel overall better. Everyone is different. This is just my experience. I can't say enough positive things about my experience. It's like I'm not even on birth control. I do take the name brand instead of the generic, so it's expensive paying out of pocket for that. I think I pay $120 a month out of pocket. F 29 3 months
11/12/2020
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 2  Birth control So I was taking Nuvaring for 2 years. First impression was ok but I was too young and wasn't paying attention to my symptoms that started with light mood swings and short crying sessions for no reasons, then back pain and sadness for dayzzz...eventually I had 0 (zero!) sex drive and extreme pain during sex, didn't know the cause..I even started to question my love for my partner, I had trouble thinking and concentrating, type of anxiety I guess...use them condoms, for real!! F 19 2 years
1X D
11/10/2020
 1  Birth control Cramping when I wasn't on my period. Dramatic weight gain. Occasional but brutal UTIs. Decreased, almost non existent sex drive. Sudden and severe paranoia, anxiety, depersonalization and depression, including suicidal ideations. At first, had no side effects at all. Was great to set it and forget it. When the side effects did hit in April of this year, they hit me like a freight train. I have never in my life experienced such a traumatic, life altering experience that left me basically unable to function. The crippling and irrational panic attacks were one thing, but the depersonalization and suicidal thoughts terrified me. My poor boyfriend was putting up with an absolute basket case. I started therapy, my therapist swore there was nothing wrong with me as far as anxiety or depression disorders go. It wasn't until my mother suggested it was my NuvaRing that everything clicked. Admittedly, I thought there was no way, since I had gone all this time with no symptoms, but after reading reviews on this site, I see it's very common. I stopped using the ring 2 weeks ago and feel mostly normal, though I still have random anxious episodes. I am looking forward to being back at 100% soon. F 29 2 years
1X M
10/19/2020
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 1  My GF was My gf tried nuva ring and hated it, headaches, cravings, temper, no sex drive, discharge Sucks M 32 23 days
Not sure 1X D
10/19/2020
 1  Birth control Everything. Bloated, panic attacks, anxiety, crying fits, depression, fatigue, vomiting. I thought that this would be okay for me but it's caused a lot of anger and heartache. I cry over almost everything. I've had panic attacks for two weeks straight and I can't keep food down. I'm panicking over everything and everyone. It's been so bad my husband asked me to stop using the ring. Please do your research before changing your birth control... F 19 0 days
1X D
10/9/2020
 1  Birth control Unbearable all-day migraines 2-3x a week, vaginal dryness along with thick, white discharge and an unusual smell (not a fishy smell similar to BV), increased urination and constant feeling of having a UTI, nausea and vomiting (worse in the morning), extreme anger, irritability, depression and anxiety, lower back pain, always gassy and bloated I hate birth control. I've tried them all. But this is by far the worst experience I've ever had since being on the Mirena almost 10 years ago. I was asked to try this as a last resort before getting my tubes tied and now I'm just even more pissed that we, as females, have to go through this! TUBES ARE GETTING TIED. F 28 21 days
1X D
10/5/2020
 5  Low dose hormone therapy, bc Eliminated mood swings, reduced night sweats; no negative side effects Overall very happy with NR. Stopped using it for two months to gauge where I was at with peri-menopause, went back on after night sweats returned. F 49 4 years
1X D
9/21/2020
  

NUVARING  (ETHINYL ASTADIOL; ETONOGESTREL):  This product is a vaginal ring containing combination hormone medication and is used to prevent pregnancy. It contains 2 hormones: a progestin (etonogestrel) and an estrogen (ethinyl estradiol). It works mainly by preventing the release of an egg (ovulation) during your menstrual cycle. It also makes vaginal fluid thicker to help prevent sperm from reaching an egg (fertilization) and changes the lining of the uterus (womb) to prevent attachment of a fertilized egg. If a fertilized egg does not attach to the uterus, it passes out of the body. Using this product does not protect you or your partner against sexually transmitted diseases (such as HIV, gonorrhea, chlamydia).   (Sources: U.S. Centers for Medicare Services, FDA)

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