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Hey everyone. I started using Nuvaring on the 26th of August (first day of my cycle). I was supposed to take it out after 3 weeks, ie. on the 16th of September, then pop in the second one a week afterwards, ie. on the 23rd. I even put those cute lil stickers they give you on my calendar. Yet I was away from home on the 16th so I didn't remember about it, and today, as of 19th of September, I haven't taken it out yet. What should I do now? Shpuld I take it out today then pop the new one in on the 23rd, or rather one week from today, on the 26th?? My gyno wasn't very clear on "exceptions to the rule" [Confused] help?
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Take it out now. If you're doing okay in terms of not having any extra vaginal irritation from those extra days in, put the new one in when you would have had you not made this mistake.

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I had been on Nuvaring before without issue, so when I needed bc again, I got a refill. This time I bled every day from the time I started till after my period ended in the next cycle. Also, 2 weeks after I inserted, I started getting deep, cystic acne all over my face, and have had that every day since. I used to have really nice skin. So was it effective as a birth control? Yes, because I bled everyday, look terrible, and have less of a sex drive. I suspect that my body is acting this way because the last time I was on it, it fell out so I just stopped taking it because I wasn't having sex at that time.

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Hey, Cristine? I left a reply in your other post talking to you about these kinds of sources of misinformation, and I'd just like to re-iterate that side effects like this are common to ALL brands of combined contraceptive method, and the side effects listed on these lawsuit-mill websites are extremely rare side effects of ALL CHC's as well, not just the new and profitable ones.

If you're here to promote that lawsuit site, please be aware that any type of promotion is not okay unless it is cleared with the owner. If you're not, you're welcome to post your birth control experiences in the threads that ask specifically for that information. [Smile]

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