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Prob/Maybe going back on Nuvaring

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So, I've been off b/c for a while now, but I'm seriously considering going back on because:

(1) I'm tired of breaking out

(2) I'm tired of the 6-9 day periods I've had the past couple months

(3) Kind of looking forward to no period at all (doc has okay'd me to take the ring continuously, so won't ever have a cycle... unless I decide to).

However, I'm disappointed that the above bothers me so much, 'cause:

(1) I actually like the feeling of having a "real" cycle, cramps and all.

(2) I'm uncertain about the whole hormone deal... I mean, I was on 'em for nearly 10 years, and have only been off for a year... can it really be ok for me to sign on for another 3-5 years, before I want kids?

(3) It costs so much $ (even with insurance & the fact that I get 1/2 of my rings as "samples" from my OBGYN...

(4) I've just started using The Keeper and it's FABULOUS and now it'll just sit under my counter...

I don't know... I'm starting to date again after a bit of a hiatus, and I think this whole thing may be coming up because I want to have fun w/out worrying about periods or babies. Is that wrong?

Should I try to have "fun" w/out trying to ignore the fact that a woman's body has a monthly cycle or should I take advantage of modern medicine?
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Can you tell us about some of the other alternatives you've looked at? The acne thing can likely be handled without the pill. I'm not sure about the lengthy periods, as that may just be your way. (sorry) However, if you've not been off the ring very long, your cycle could still be funked up from the hormones (funked up being the clinical term).
Originally Posted by veggiewriter View Post

But I'm trying to figure out if I should start bc again when I'm not really concerned about getting preggers. I use condoms and am not 20 anymore--it just isn't my biggest concern.
Do you mean to say that you'd be okay with getting pregnant, or that you're not concerned because you use condoms?
Originally Posted by veggielove View Post

If a guy wouldn't call me because 10 days was too long for him to wait to whip it out, you can be damn sure I'm glad he didn't ever get a chance in the first place. I think you should be too.
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