banana_slugs (banana_slugs) wrote in vaginapagina,

Nuvaring causing tiredness?

Hey superstars!

This is my second month on the Nuvaring (also the first time being on HBC ever) and while I didn't have any severe side effects, the past two weeks I noticed that I'm just so tired. Normally I would go to sleep between12 p.m. and 1 in the morning, get up at 7:30 a.m. and be totally alert throughout the day. I rely on this pattern because if I sleep under 6 hours I'd be dead and I can't sleep more than 8 hours in the night because I'd be just so damn tired.
The thing is, for the past two weeks, no matter how much I sleep, I feel like I could fall asleep everywhere at any time. And I think it's due to the Nuvaring, since I didn't do anything different than before; I go to sleep at my usual time, wake up at my usual time, feel awake, but 5 minutes later it's like I've been up all night.
At first I didn't even think of this being related to the ring, so I've tried going to sleep an hour early without setting the alarm, but that didn't work either. I'm going to keep an eye on this issue, but if it doesn't go away next month, I don't think I can keep this up any longer.

But in the meantime, do you have some tips? What's a good thing to try to prevent being so tired throughout the day (except coffee)? 

Apart from that and some mega headaches, I think it's going well with the ring. I didn't have any spotting this month, so I think it's safe to say that my body kind of adapted already. Also, I've heard some scary stories about the ring causing massive yeast infections and I'm happy I was spared (though I was a little nervous when I accidently let it fall in the toilet).

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