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#1 Kristy!

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    Posted 23 March 2009 - 09:27 AM

    Obviously I will be calling my gyno about this, but I figured I'd ask any ladies who are on the ring as well.

    I just started the ring and am at the beginning of the third week of having it in. So I know next week I should take it out and have my period. Here's the thing, I leave for St. Lucia in 8 weeks. I don't need pregnancy protection right now, just trying to time my cycle right. If I leave the ring in an extra week this time and next time, I will get my period the week before I leave for St. Lucia, insert a new ring the day I leave, and then take it out 2 days after I return. My question is, will leaving the ring in for 4 weeks two months in a row mess anything up? Also, will it make me have my period when I want it?

    When I talked to a nurse at my OBGYN about a month ago, she said just skip a period by putting a new ring in after 3 weeks. I don't want to be messing with a new one while on vacation though because I will probably forget. Plus, I will be traveling for quite some time getting to St. Lucia and will not have refridgeration. Thanks girls!

    #2 2bebridejamaica

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      Posted 23 March 2009 - 10:00 AM

      I have mine... my Dr said the same. We have been just waiting the whole month now before I do anything. I had an IUD for 5 years and before the wedding we took it out and I have been using the Nuva since. I actually wait the full 4 weeks to change mine out (every 17th) We are not worried if it happens and for me, my body has decided it doesn't like periods anyway.. so even at 4 weeks I don't get one with it in. We (dr and I) have checked recently because I was worried that I still wasn't getting anything and I am a healthy momma to be when that comes. I think you will be fine.. just cycle it out at the 4.

      #3 JHarwood2Be

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        Posted 23 March 2009 - 10:34 AM

        I change my ring every 28 days. Have 5-7 days off (with a very light period) and insert a new one. It is said to have enough hormones for 35 days straight. I have been doing this for 4-5 years with no problems. I have also had luck with skipping a period by taking out the ring at 21 days and immediately putting a new one in.
        So it should work out fine, but like starting any new BC, it takes your body some time to adjust, so there is always the chance of some spotting.
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        #4 Kristy!

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          Posted 23 March 2009 - 11:31 AM

          I've heard someone else mention about it having 35 days of hormones as well. I asked my gyno about this when he was first prescribing it and he said just stick to the way it's meant to be used. I usually get my period every 5 weeks, that's why I was curious about it...I'm not looking forward to having it every 4!

          #5 YoursTruly

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            Posted 23 March 2009 - 03:23 PM

            Likewise I htink its best to stay with the instructions and as directed....

            #6 ErinB

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              Posted 23 March 2009 - 08:31 PM

              When I was on the ring, I was on a constant dosage, emaning the goal was NOT to have a period. I would change out the ring every 3 weeks for 6 months straight, have one period, then go back to a 6 month cycle.

              In my amateur OB/GYN opinion, I say keep changing every 3 weeks until you go on the trip, then by the time you get back you can have a period and get back on it.

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                Posted 27 March 2009 - 11:23 AM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by ErinB
                In my amateur OB/GYN opinion, I say keep changing every 3 weeks until you go on the trip, then by the time you get back you can have a period and get back on it.
                The problem with doing this is that I'll have to bring one with me and I'm trying to avoid that. It will be without refridgeration for quite awhile which worries me, and let's be honest, I could totally forget to change it!




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