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Parapluie
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Hello,

I have a couple questions!
First off, I recently decided to quit with the pill after trying two brands because I became very depressed, irritable, headache-y, and nauseated all the time. I wanted a diaphragm, but was told by my gyno that they're a very rare find in Canada (Which was very frustrating to hear!), so I've decided to give Nuvaring a try.

My last withdrawal bleed started on January 14th, and I've been off hormonal birth control since then. Is it reasonable to assume my period should arrive within the next couple days or, am I completely in the dark since my body will be adjusting back to my natural cycle? I would really like to start Nuvaring, so the sooner my period, the better. [Smile]

My boyfriend and I always use condoms, so I'm not really worried about pregnancy, but I would feel better with two methods. I tested for pregnancy yesterday just for peace of mind and it was negative. Can I trust that result or should I test again if I don't get my period in a few days? I guess I'm just worried that I'll miss periods because of stopping the pill and not be able to insert the ring.

This is a bit off topic, but I mentioned above that I feel better using two methods so my boyfriend and I decided to pair spermicide with condoms, as was recommended by my gyno and the reproductive health nurse I got Nuvaring from. Only thing is, my vagina is now leaking white, squishy balls...? Sorry if that's gross [Razz] , I'm just wondering if that's normal after using spermicide?

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Parapluie
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Just wanna add, I used the spermicide over 12 hours ago, if that makes any difference in it's effects.

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