I've heard diaphrams have a very high failure rate. I used the pill for years and decided after being off them to conceive our children that it caused anxiety for me. I talked to the dr. about other options, & he suggested Nuva Ring because it has very low hormones. Well, it caused the same problems and I think killed my sex drive. I quit using birth control & now feel much better. As for the ring's effectiveness and ease of use, I really liked it. I had very light periods, and I never felt like I had something up there, and my husband never felt it during sex. You have to really make sure you have it written on every calendar, and you can download a reminder on your computer. It was hard to remember when to put it in & take it out. Oh, also my health insurance didn't consider it a regular RX, so I had to pay out of pocket & then get reimbursed later. That was a huge pain! I was paying $63 for it & got back 1/2.
at 2:46 PM on May. 22, 2009