How does NuvaRing work?
The NuvaRing is inserted inside the vagina walls on the first day of your menstrual cycle. Once the ring comes in contact with your vagina the hormones are released and absorbed into your bloodstream. Over a course of 3 weeks the ring will release a continuous dose of hormones known as estrogen and progestin.
The NuvaRing should then be taken out after 3 weeks. You should have a one-week break during which time you will be covered against pregnancy and experience your period. After the 7-day break re-insert another NuvaRing for protection.
Can the NuvaRing fall out?
It’s unlikely the NuvaRing will come out of the vagina. But if it does rinse the NuvaRing with water and reinsert it. Do not use any soap or detergent to wash the ring. If you feel the ring has moved out of place and need to adjust, this can simply be done by using your finger to push it back into place. To have continued protection it is best not to leave the ring out longer then 3 hours otherwise you may need to use another form of protection such as a condom.
Are there side effects?
People react differently to different medications and there are possible side effects you need to be aware of but not everybody will experience side effects. They include:
- Vaginal infections and irritation
- Sore and tender breasts
- Mood swings
- Lack of sex drive
- Weight loss or gain
- Bleeding and spotting
- Nausea and vomiting
- Changes in menstrual cycle
Can I buy NuvaRing online?
Of course you can, first you will need to complete a free, short consultation online with our doctor to buy NuvaRing. This is confidential and a free process that replaces the face-to-face appointment that you would normally undergo to receive a prescription medication. The NuvaRing will be sent from our pharmacy to arrive to you once the online doctor has approved you.
Been on the Ring for 18 days so far. I have not gained weight although my breasts are significantly larger and sore (gained 3.25″ on my bustline so far!). My libido has not decreased, in fact, I think it has increased. No complaints from my bf on either of those! ;-) My only complaint was a little bleeding/spotting for about 2 weeks. I read that is very common when you start it. There were a lot of terrible reviews and I was really scared to try Nuvaring, but everything has been fine. Don’t let it deter you. Give it a try and give it some time for your body to adjust.
Drugs.com Reviewed February 2, 2018
For me, the Nuvaring was much easier than using the pills which I was taking before I had it. You wouldn’t miss a day since it’s inside you till you need to get it out for your next period or you can skip it, but I wouldn’t recommend it since it gave me bad cramps skipping my period once. It’s very easy to use and I would only forget to insert it or remove the day I needed it in or out. I could tell when I would need to remove it because I would have cramping right before my period so that’s the time it would be out and changed a week after. My periods are much lighter and doesn’t last as long as before which I love a lot. It’s only fallen out during intercourse in a very weird position once, but it was very easy to put back in. I don’t really have any problems with it, but I just want to try something different like the IUD and I would go back to this if the IUD isn’t for me.
Drugs.com Reviewed February 26, 2018
I was afraid of trying Nuvaring after reading the reviews, but it’s worked really well for me. It’s been 6 months now, and I’m less depressed/anxious and my hormones are more stable. I’m using it for endometriosis. The oral pills I tried gave me horrible acid reflux. I had a bad reaction (hair loss) to LoLoestrin, horrible mood swings on OrthoTriCyclen Lo, got seriously depressed on Apri. I don’t have headaches or circulation problems with Nuvaring, but prior to taking BC, I had trouble with my blood not clotting fast enough. My only complaints with nuvaring are: 1. issues with it fitting/staying in place the first week, I guess it’s too rigid and too long (awkward) and 2. I’ve experienced breakthrough bleeding for weeks at a time when I try to skip my period (doctor’s instructions for dealing with my endo). Overall, the steady dose of hormones has made mood swings much less of a problem. And there’s no alarm on my phone anymore to remind me to take my BC pill.
Drugs.com Reviewed March 22, 2018
Honestly the nuva ring works differently on everybody, each individual has different side affects to things and the Nuva ring works wonders for me. I’ve been using it for 4 years and have not had any bad side affects at all, it’s gave me clear skin and it’s helped me maintain a steady weight. It definitely prevents pregnancy if used correctly and it’s very easy to use. Only negative thing I have to say about it is that my boyfriend experience a mild sensitivity to it but that went away after a couple months.
Drugs.com Reviewed April 12, 2018
I have been on the Nuva Ring for 3 years now and I absolutely love it! I don’t have to remember to take a pill everyday, it’s comfortable (I don’t feel it while I have it in at all), it’s very easy to insert and remove. I haven’t had any bad side effects thankfully, unlike other types of birth control I’ve tried in the past that gave me horrible side effects. I did find out from my doctor, because I seemed to constantly get yeast infections after sex (yes he did “go” inside me) and couldn’t figure out why, Well come to find out if you have sex with it in and your partner ejaculates inside of you, you need to take the NuvaRing out, wash it off and insert it back in. Once I started doing so I no longer had any issues! So still till this day this is honestly my favorite type of birth control.
Drugs.com Reviewed April 24, 2018
I used NuvaRing during the entirety of my 20s and loved it. It is an extremely effective birth control method and I didn’t experience any negative side effects. However, I just began using it again last week after a 3 year period of abstinence and I am experiencing really severe anxiety and a sour stomach. It was wonderful before, so I’m just going to wait a month or two to see if I adjust to it, but I really wasn’t expecting this at all based on my prior experience.
Drugs.com Reviewed April 25, 2018
I was on nuvaring years ago and while my husband (then boyfriend) didn’t say anything, he later told me it made me “crazy”. I didn’t remember that. All I recalled was that my adult acne cleared up and I didn’t get the brown upper lip I got from other BC. I went back on it recently for 3 mths and the only pros were: no pregnancy and I skipped my honeymoon period. I was a newlywed and I was supposed to be happy as ever..instead I was clinically depressed. I had mood swings. I craved sweets constantly with no self control. I’m usually a health nut and a gym junky. I was weak and tired. I got home and would climb in bed when I used to hit the gym. I hadn’t worked out since I started the BC due to utter exhaustion. Since I quit I’ve got energy and I’ve regained control of my appetite. I think every body reacts different to meds. Give it a try but be advised of possible side affects. Don’t just live dragging through life when there’s other BC options.
Drugs.com Reviewed April 26, 2018
I was on Nuvaring for 7 years and I accredit bloating and occasional UTIs to it. It kept my skin clear and it was easier to remember than a daily pill so I might switch back to it as I’ve been very unhappy with all other birth controls I’ve tried.
Drugs.com Reviewed May 7, 2018
For reference, I was previously taking Tri-Sprintec which stopped agreeing with my body – I started to experience breakthrough bleeding during weeks 2 and 3. I was then switched to Sprintec, which also had the same side effects along with constant hunger. I thought I’d give Nuvaring a try as I liked the idea of not having to remember to take a pill everyday. I do not feel it at all at any point, I’ve had no issues with it falling out, no hunger or other side effects and my period is the lightest it’s ever been and down to about 3 days. Very happy. I know most people only leave reviews when they’re unhappy with something. I wanted to be sure the positive is also shared as everyone is different.
Drugs.com Reviewed May 17, 2018
I’ve been on Nuvaring as a birth control for years and it cleared my acne. Made me feel more stable emotionally. I loved not having to take a pill everyday. The only problem I had with it is that my sex drive is super low when I’m on it. After having a baby I switched to another birth control but I’ll probably switch back to nuvaring.
Drugs.com Reviewed May 22, 2018