I know that a 4 weeks in / 1 week out schedule is perfectly acceptable with Nuvaring. I'm interested in doing 4 weeks in / no time out, immediately putting in a new ring after 4 weeks. I can't do 3 weeks in / zero out because my insurance company will not let me refill the prescription early enough. But in theory, 4 in / 0 out should be equivalent to 3 in / 1 out except without the withdrawal bleed, right?
I did a search and found some controversy in an old post regarding 5 in / none out, with most people saying that was fine. So 4 in / none out should be ok. If anyone can confirm or deny, please chime in!
Also, if I do 12 continuous weeks, should I leave a ring-free week for a withdrawal bleed 4 times a year, or just continue putting in new rings continuously?
Thanks in advance!
UPDATE: Well, sadly, this didn't work for me. I tried it for about 9 months (3 rings = 12 weeks continuously followed by one ring-free week, then repeat), was OK in the first few months, but then started to have a very upsetting amount of breakthrough bleeding. My breakthrough bleeding lasted 10 days toward the end, even longer than my normal period. I just can't tolerate that, so I switched from NuvaRing to the pill, then stopped that because of other intolerable side effects. I want my Mirena back! :(