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Review: could Nuvaring cause Loss of appetite?

Summary: Loss of appetite could be caused by Nuvaring, especially for people who are female, 20-29 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Albuterol, and have Contraception.

We study 10,143 people who have side effects while taking Nuvaring from FDA and social media. Among them, 58 have Loss of appetite. Find out below who they are, when they have Loss of appetite and more.

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Nuvaring

Nuvaring (latest outcomes from 10,557 users) has active ingredients of ethinyl estradiol; etonogestrel. It is often used in birth control, over-the-counter birth control. Commonly reported side effects of Nuvaring include pulmonary embolism, deep venous thrombosis, headache, stress and anxiety, depression.

Loss of appetite

Loss of appetite (lack of feeling to eat) (latest reports from 381,537 patients) has been reported by people with type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, depression, pain, osteoporosis.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 10,060 people reported to have side effects when taking Nuvaring. Among them, 58 people (0.58%) have Loss Of Appetite. They amount to 0.02% of all the 380,752 people who have Loss Of Appetite on eHealthMe.

Trend of Loss of appetite in Nuvaring reports

Time on Nuvaring when people have Loss of appetite * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Loss of appetite8.51%25.53%19.15%23.40%23.40%0.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Loss of appetite when taking Nuvaring * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Loss of appetite0.00%0.00%7.02%59.65%29.82%3.51%0.00%0.00%

Severity of Loss of appetite when taking Nuvaring ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Loss of appetite33.33%33.33%0.00%33.33%

How people recovered from Loss of appetite ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Contraception (33 people, 56.90%)
  2. Ovarian cyst (6 people, 10.34%)
  3. Headache (5 people, 8.62%)
  4. Menstruation irregular (5 people, 8.62%)
  5. Dysmenorrhoea (3 people, 5.17%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Albuterol (7 people, 12.07%)
  2. Cephalexin (7 people, 12.07%)
  3. Amitriptylene (7 people, 12.07%)
  4. Depo-medrol (6 people, 10.34%)
  5. Zithromax (6 people, 10.34%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • I have no desire for food, even though I do get hungry along with anxiety and major depression

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  • From this study (3 weeks ago):

  • Hypertension, colitis, appetite decrease occurred following second biweekly treatment. No recovery following a total of four treatments. Pt has GAD 65 and P/QType calcium channel antibodies. Results to level of antibodies is currently outstanding in lab.

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  • From this study (1 month ago):

  • Vyvanse is my most recently prescribed ADD medication, but I have been on various other prescriptions since the age of 9. (Adderall at first for a short time [< 1 month], stopped because it caused severe panic attacks; Concerta in increasing doses over the next 5 years, but never more than 72mg; Vyvanse for the past 3 years, at 60mg for two years, moved up to 70mg last year). Already had trouble falling asleep; when I started taking these stimulants, it became full blown insomnia, requiring prescription of Clonidine (started at .1mg, has increased to .2mg). During the school day all symptoms are managed very well- no trouble focusing, less impulsiveness, more self-control. After Vyvanse wears off (normally seven and a half to eight hours after ingestion), all symptoms of ADD return in full force. A few years ago I was diagnosed with Panic Disorder (without Agoraphobia) when I started getting frequent panic attacks. I was prescribed Hydroxyzine Pamoate 50mg, which I take whenever I feel a panic attack coming on. I had problems with asthma and acid reflux problems since my birth, and the asthma became very severe. I spent much time in the NICU when I was born, and I had to be rushed to the hospital several times in the first few years of my life. I used to carry an inhaler everywhere, but at the age of 10, 3 years after my last major problem with asthma, my physician and I decided that I had successfully overcome my problems with asthma (insofar as one can overcome such problems- in any case, I haven't had a problem with it in nearly a decade. The acid reflux recently returned, but with very low severity. The only problems I've had with it recently are occasionally waking up with feelings of heartburn and acid rising in my chest. My physician told me to take one dose of over-the-counter Pepcid Complete before bed, and that has remedied all problems with the acid reflux. Last year I was diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder, and prescribed Sertraline.
    When I started the ADD stimulants, I had large weight fluctuations, because during the day I had no appetite, but at night I was very hungry. My weight stayed within a range of approximately 40lbs, but there would be months when I gained a lot of weight quickly, and others when I would lose weight just as quickly.
    When my workload increased as I began High School, even with a boost in Vyvanse dosage, I found it hard to get all my work done without staying up all night.
    I once procrastinated on a project and wound up a week away from the due date with very little done. I stopped taking my Clonidine, and started taking extra Vyvanse and drinking several cups of coffee a day (approx. 10 a day) so I could stay up several nights in a row. After not sleeping from Monday morning to Thursday afternoon, the sleep deprivation resulted in severe bruxism, clicking of my tongue at the back of my teeth uncontrollably, dry mouth, dizziness, rapid heart rate, and eventually auditory hallucinations and syncope. Since then I have not done anything as reckless as abusing stimulants to stay awake.
    In times of high stress (the week before opening night for the school musical, for example), I develop an uncontrollable muscle twitch, primarily in my left shoulder but occasionally in my right hand, both at varied and unpredictable intervals. The hand twitch can be very noticeable and very disruptive, especially if it persists for more than a minute. The shoulder twitch is less noticeable, but once acknowledged, it becomes more severe. I have tried holding the limb down, but the only thing that works is riding it out. Never has a single period of muscle twitching exceeded 4 minutes.

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