NuvaRing - page 2

Has anyone tried NuvaRing? I just got mine today (freebie), and I'm kind of unsure. It's so BIG!!! Like bigger than a 50 cent piece! I thought it would be something that fit against your cervix,... Read More

  1. by   NurseWeasel
    Ahhh, the old sneak routine! We're waiting anxiously for the results...
  2. by   emily_mom
    I think it's called a blind test...

  3. by   ratchit
    Oh you guys are TOO funny!

    I hate the pill- I do remember to take it (OK, that's a team effort- LOL) but am not pleased with the side effects. I get night sweats- thoroughly tested negative for TB, it's being blamed on the pill. I'd LOVE to get rid of them!

    I was thinking about the ring but never saw one- I was worried about it falling out unnoticed. If it's that huge maybe I don't have to worry. <g>

    On similar lines... has anyone tried the new patch? It's kind of ugly but I'm thinking that a continual release of hormones rather than a Q24 "shock" might reduce the side effects.

    Also.. does anyone have any info on dosing of any of these methods for those, ummm, anonymous people (certainly NOT me!) who are ummm, not exactly within the society dictated "normal" weight parameters?
  4. by   emily_mom
    One size fits all for the ring, and the patch gives a steady dose of ???. I would assume if normal pills work for you then the patch would. I don't think I could do it b/c when I quit smoking and used the patch, it burned the living bejesus out of my skin. The patch uses the same materials.

    Check out


    Just waiting for the ring to burn my hoohaha...

  5. by   Beach_RN
    AHHHHHH no more birth control for me! The Hubby got the Big"V"

    is the Ring like the sponge of days past?

    Never mind......... just saw the link...clicked it on..... it's like a diaphragm......

    I used that for a while.. the Diaphragm that sucked! Hated it! I loved the pill!
    Last edit by Beach_RN on Dec 17, '02
  6. by   emily_mom
    It's hollow though....