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Question: Stopped Nuvaring, weight gain
|cheerinqtee - Mon Sep 07, 2009 8:25 am||
Hello. I stopped Nuvaring 2 months ago and put on 5-10 pounds with the same diet/exercise routine. So, I started exercise a lot and eating less, and see NO results. I'm not even sure how that's possible. What is happening, when will it stop, what can I do? Should I start taking it again? It's driving me crazy. I had NO weight gain with the Nuvaring until I stopped using it!
|Debbie Miller, RN - Mon Sep 07, 2009 10:51 am||
Weight gain was a side effect frequently reported in product trials by women when they stopped using the Nuvaring. I suspect it has to do with appetite changes or other hormonal adjustments. You should discuss it with your doctor in case you have some other condition such as a thyroid disorder that is contributing to the weight gain. Unfortunately, we don't always know what side effects an individual will have with any hormonal contraception and there's a bit of risk-taking that goes on.
An evaluation by a dietician who can guide your weight loss might be helpful
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