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Vaginal ring Reviews

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Vaginal ring reviews

(35)


Lowdown user
23 years old
1 month ago

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!

Lowdown user
22 years old
14. Juni 22

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.

Lowdown user
21 years old
11. Juni 22

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

Lowdown user
25 years old
20. März 22

So far the ring has been the absolute best option for me - so easy, few to no side effects, you can skip periods, - overall it just feels like it works more local than the pill...

Lowdown user
24 years old
2. Jan. 22

I have been on the NuvaRing for over 3 years now and have definitely found it to be the most effective and positive contraceptive I've tried. My favourite thing being the convenience of it, as its in place for three weeks at a time. I've not had any significant side effects using this method, unlike with contraceptive pills, the nausea is much less for example. The only potential negative I've had from this, is lowered sex drive but this came about after prolonged use. If you're comfortable with inserting tampons etc. then I don't think you'd have any issues with inserting and using this method of contraception.

Lowdown user
33 years old
15. Dez. 21

Easier to remember and lower hormone levels than the pill. But, like most hormonal contraceptives, has side effects that get tiresome over time. Not very sexy to pull it out for sex - you don't have to but I preferred to. Can be (used to be?) harder to get hold of it, especially abroad. I had fairly heavy and smellier discharge that required use of panty-liners to avoid wet knickers.

Lowdown user
27. Sep. 21

I loved this mostly, me period was light and regular and I didn't get the awful cramps I usually do. Also you don't need to think about it often which is great. I didn't notice any side effects at all. I had a few issues with it slipping out of place but mostly that was practice makes perfect. Had to stop using this because it completely killed my sex drive.

Lowdown user
27. Sep. 21

I like the ring because is very easy to use, you just have to insert it inside the vagina and that’s it, you forget about it until you have to take it out. I’ve experienced changes in my mood the week before my period is supposed to come, it’s very annoying. Also my periods are heavier and more painful than before. Other than that is very comfy and my partner doesn’t feel it when we have sex. I feel like my sex drive is normal and has not change (I’ve been using the ring for about 8 months)

Lowdown user
27. Sep. 21

I went on the ring at 27 and used it for two years. At the beginning I had a lot of spotting which went away after a few months. Overall, this contraceptive heavily affected my mood and contributed to a serious depression. Only after talking to a friend I decided to stop taking it in order to see how I feel without - it was as if a heavy weight was lifted off my chest. I also have to mention during those two years I had extreme low sex drive and vaginal dryness. I find it very scary that mental health is not taken into consideration when prescribing hormones and gynecologists tend to ignore the topic.

Lowdown user
27. Sep. 21

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.

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