Contraception Reviews

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Vaginal ring side effects

3.3

7 reviews

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Vaginal ring

Vaginal ring common side effects

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Headaches

71% of Vaginal ring reviewers reported headaches

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Lower back pain

57% of Vaginal ring reviewers reported lower back pain

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Vaginal discharge

43% of Vaginal ring reviewers reported vaginal discharge

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Period like cramps

43% of Vaginal ring reviewers reported period like cramps

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Dizziness

29% of Vaginal ring reviewers reported dizziness


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  • 14% of Vaginal ring reviewers reported breast enlargement

  • 14% of Vaginal ring reviewers reported tender breasts

  • 14% of Vaginal ring reviewers reported hair loss


Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

  • Headaches (71%)
  • Lower back pain (57%)
  • Vaginal discharge (43%)
  • Period like cramps (43%)
  • Dizziness (29%)
  • Sweating more than usual (29%)
  • Migraines (29%)
  • Nausea or vomiting (14%)
  • Breast enlargement (14%)
  • Tender breasts (14%)
  • Hair loss (14%)
  • Discomfort wearing contact lenses (0%)
  • Cystitis (0%)
  • Vaginal dryness (0%)
  • Migraine with aura (0%)
  • Body hair getting darker (0%)
  • High blood pressure (0%)
  • Body hair increase (0%)
  • A latex allergy (0%)
  • Thrush (0%)
  • Pelvic infection (0%)

Reviews

3.3

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Used for 8+ yr
29 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  1 month ago

  •  Stopped using

I was on this birth control for 10 years until I got a blood clot and had to be on blood thinners for a month. Not fun.

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Used for 1 - 3 mo
27 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  21st Jan 24

  •  Stopped using

I’m not a birth control novice and wanted to try Annovera due to its novel progestin and ease of use. It’s worth noting that I’m extremely sensitive to progestin related side effects. I have never felt worse in my life than the week I used this ring. I endured episodes of uncontrollable vomiting, horrendous body aches, and a constant feeling of internal rage!! Plus, the level of discharge it caused was frankly disturbing and unlike anything I’ve experienced in the past. Felt better almost immediately upon removal. Obviously every person’s experience will be unique but I definitely wouldn’t recommend Annovera to anyone.


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Used for 6 - 12 mo
37 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  14th Jan 24

  •  Still using

First three months were great. No period no break through bleeding no side effects. On month 4 I started having extreme cramps and breakthrough bleeding often. I would remove ring (1 hour) and re insert it due to the cramps. I even tried having regular cycles. Nothing helped with bleeding or cramps. I like not having to take a pill everyday, but I don’t think it’s worth the cramps and break through bleeding.


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Used for 12 - 18 mo
19 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  24th Oct 23

  •  Stopped using

Very easy to use. Periods were heavy at first but very light on last days. Main problem was discharge. Caused a increase in my migraines


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Used for 8+ yr
42 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  5th Oct 23

  •  Still using

I’ve used NuvaRing for over 20years and highly recommend it. It’s super easy to put in and take out. And I really like that I don’t have to worried about it for 3 weeks!


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Used for 18 mo - 3 yr
28 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  4th Oct 23

  •  Still using

I generally like my Nuvaring, when I'm responsible about using it correctly. I feel confident that it works and I can forget about it most of the time, until I forget to take it out or put it in on the right day. I have used it to skip a period every once in a while. When used inconsistently like that, in combo with not taking out or putting in on the right days, I developed terrible migraines and strange neurological symptoms, like lightheadedness and scalp numbness/tingling. But when I used it regularly again, the symptoms disappeared. I do think I gained weight on it.


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Used for 8+ yr
32 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  3rd Aug 23

  •  Still using

Overall, the birth control is reliable. I like not having to worry about it on a daily basis and it does not interfere with sex.


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