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On nuvaring. Gaining weight with painful heavy periods. What's going on?

I am on Nuvaring . I have gained 18lbs since October. I think the weight gain is from not taking my Adderall . I took my Nuvaring out on Wednesday, started period Friday, and have noticed it is very heavy. I had to change tampons more frequently than normal and am wearing a pad now. I noticed Saturday morning the blood was a dark brown color on the tampon, with a thick mucous like consistency. It has then changed to a dark red, still thick/sticky slime . I am also experiencing very painful cramps . Probably the worst cramps I ve had. What could be going on?
Asked On : Wed, 23 Jan 2013
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Abdominal cramps, weight gain and irregular vaginal bleeding are all the side effects of Nuvaring usage. The weight gain need not be necessarily related to discontinued Amphetamine usage. Even so, you should get yourself examined by a gynecologist once in a while for evidence of any infection. I think you should see your doctor now and get advice as your pain is severe and the bleeding is prolonged. Take care.
Answered: Wed, 23 Jan 2013
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