Women's Health Community
Questions about Nuvaring
About This Community:

A community for people with Women's Health-related concerns. Ask a question, join a conversation, share experiences: medical conditions, general health, and management.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Questions about Nuvaring

Hi everyone...I too am going to be starting the Nuvaring. I took my last Orthotricycline lo Thursday June 1st (I never did the Sunday start...I would start active pills on a Friday, last one Thursday, and get my period M-F)I was on that for about 2 or 3 years, but have been on OCPs since I was 23 and I am now 34.

The reason for switching to Nuvaring is I seem to be having heavier days during my periods each month, and I am having some minor breakthrough bleeding. My Gynecologist thinks that the cholesterol lowering over the counter drug I am taking, Cholestene, is interfering with how the pill is being absorbed in the GI tract. I didn't notice the problem periods while on Ortho lo until after starting Cholestene about 3-4 months ago.

I have a few questions before starting Nuvaring. My doctor told me to refridgerate it until use so that it does not lose its potency until I am ready to insert it. Is this necessary? Since I am took my last active pill this past Thursday, would I then insert Nuvaring next Thursday even though I used to start the active pills for the next month on a Friday? I probably have a million more questions about it, but can't think of any more at the moment. Thanks!
Related Discussions
2 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
Avatar_n_tn
yes it meakes since to refridgerate it. my friend was on the nuvraring and she forgot for only 1 month the put it back in and she got pregnant. so if you really are not wanting a baby at the moment try not to forget it :)
Blank
Avatar_n_tn
I used the Nuvaring for a year. It was great and af didnt exsist much at all. I didnt refrgerate it at all. The pharmacist told me that as long as it wasnt in extreme tempatures it would be fine.

Good Luck.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Recent Activity
2020005_tn?1417986816
Blank
KTowne commented on KTowne's status
24 mins ago
1236893_tn?1408490528
Blank
How Bad Science and Big Business Cr...
9 hrs ago by gymdandee
2020005_tn?1417986816
Blank
KTowne commented on Des92's status
10 hrs ago
Blank
Menstrual Tracker
Track your cycles
Start Tracking Now
Blank
Weight Tracker
Reach your weight goals
Start Tracking Now
Top Women's Health Answerers
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
old_before_my_time
136956_tn?1425609872
Blank
ticked
Mississauga, ON
4851940_tn?1385441629
Blank
jemma116
United Kingdom
973741_tn?1342346373
Blank
specialmom
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
EggTart
Sydney, Australia
10225605_tn?1408638630
Blank
ipurr2
Tucson, AZ
Women's Health Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543_tn?1371753642
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
Jan 27 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGDBlank
Top Women's Health Answerers
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
old_before_my_time
136956_tn?1425609872
Blank
ticked
Mississauga, ON
4851940_tn?1385441629
Blank
jemma116
United Kingdom
973741_tn?1342346373
Blank
specialmom
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
EggTart
Sydney, Australia
10225605_tn?1408638630
Blank
ipurr2
Tucson, AZ