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NuvaRing side effects

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46% of NuvaRing reviewers reported vaginal discharge

39% of NuvaRing reviewers reported headaches

31% of NuvaRing reviewers reported sweating more than usual

31% of NuvaRing reviewers reported period like cramps

23% of NuvaRing reviewers reported nausea or vomiting


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Used for 6 - 12 mo
23 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  10th Sep 23

  •  Still using

I've been using the ring for almost a year now and so far it's been working rlly well for me. I pretty much forget it's there when it's in and its rlly easy to change. It's the first hormonal contraceptive I've used so I was extremely apprehensive about it but slowly I've got used to the idea and now it's just a normal part of my routine. The side effects I've experience are minimal and very manageable. A slight decrease in sex drive particularly a couple of months in, and a very slight increase in weight but both are managable and Ive gotten used to. My periods are really regular and I have very little period pain which is great. I would really recommend giving this method a go, overall I'm very glad I did.

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Used for 3 - 5 yr
31 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  9th Sep 23

  •  Stopped using

I didn't have any bad experience with the nuvaring while using it but I stopped 6 years ago and i've had problems with my periods ever since... when I stopped, i was having spotting for 9-10 days before my period, my doctor told me everything would be back to normal after about 3 months, but it's been 6 years. It gradually got better, now i only have 1 to 3 days of spotting before my period. I don't know if the ring caused it but it's getting better and better since i stopped using hormones that's why i think it might be linked.


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Used for 1 - 3 mo
30 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  11th Aug 23

  •  Stopped using

Unfortunately this contraception made me feel very sad! It led to a continuous low mood, of which I have experienced with the pill previously. I basically just cried a lot for two months and so decided to stop using it. I liked that this could be a short term solution (more short term than the coil) and it was easy to insert/remove. It was not uncomfortable.


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Used for 3 - 5 yr
36 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  1st Aug 23

  •  Still using

Best contraceptive I’ve tried so far, and love that I only need to change every 3 weeks!! Unlike the pill, no mood disturbance, weight changes, skin changes! (had previously used the 3rd gen pills, which were much better than the others which made me hungry and depressed. I used gestodene, for 10 years, then switched to yaz for 5 - was better than gestodene - then a GP friend told me about the nuvaring)


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Used for 12 - 18 mo
27 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  8th Jun 23

  •  Still using

I really love using the ring, I was hesitant at first because I thought I might be able to feel it when it’s in place, but I honestly forget it’s there, and don’t even notice it during sex. My periods have almost completely stopped, I just sometimes get a bit of spotting around the time I change the ring.


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Used for 1 - 3 mo
28 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  6th May 23

  •  Still using

I've been using NuvaRing in the past and I was most content, so when getting a new long term partner now it was my first choice. I'm currently on my 4th ring. 1st month was messy due to prolonged bleeding, but now I'm not having any side effects except vaginal dryness, which became pretty prominent and has very negative impact on my sex life. Aside of that, I'm very happy with this method (cumulative 5 years of experience)


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Used for 3 - 5 yr
27 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  12th Feb 23

  •  Still using

Great not having to remember each day. Has made my periods regular even though they are still heavy


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Used for 1 - 3 mo
23 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  14th Nov 22

  •  Still using

I have been using the Nuvaring for just over a month now and so far have been very happy with it. It's really hard to tell if it has effected my mood at all but I haven't experienced any noticeable or extreme mood swings so far. I felt a little rough in the break week where I had my period (but I usually feel down around then) and have found it's eased my anxiety around unplanned pregnancy so in that way has effected my mood positively. I actually found it super easy to put in and I can't feel it at all once it's in there. I used the 4 day method, taking it out after 3 weeks. It took a couple days for my period to come and then it was lighter than usual, lasting a couple days and then with quite a bit of spotting the rest of the week. I have experience no noticeable physical symptoms at all such as headaches or nausea. My favourite thing about it is that it doesn't feel very medical. I was very anxious about taking a pill so having a totally different experience and using something that you can take out at any point gives me a feeling of control and autonomy. I would recommend giving it a go and seeing if it's right for you!


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Used for 6 - 12 mo
21 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  14th Jun 22

  •  Still using

This is by far the best option for me, I don't have to remember to change it often, I can skip periods if I want to and I have no major side effexts. I will say that I went from someone who never cries to crying over the silliest things, but it isn't an overall mood change, more that I'm just a bit tearier when I am sad. I also find that I am more 'wet' with it than without, I did have really dry skin for the first couple months but then everything evened itself out.


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Used for 1 - 3 mo
21 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  11th Jun 22

  •  Stopped using

a bit fiddly to insert and get in a comfortable position, didn't affect sex, stopped using it as it became inconvenient due to storing it


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