I have moved to the UK from Canada and the time has come for me to renew my Nuvaring. I have been on the ring for 3 years now with no problems and it really works for me.
I went into a clinic in London and had a little exam and I was approved for the ring in all areas (including family history, blood pressure, non-smoker etc) except for my weight/BMI… The nurse told me that because my BMI was at 35 (and my weight is 220 lbs, 5’7″, I’m about a 14/16 US in clothing just for further measure), she can’t give me the Nuvaring because it “massively increases” my chance for blood clots.
My question is, how true is this? I’ve read studies that say the ring is BETTER for overweight and obese women and I can’t find anything to back up that it is worse, let alone massively worse, as far as blood clots. Basically, I am just curious if anyone in the UK thinks I’ll have this problem at another clinic? Or if anyone (UK or not), knows anything more about this blood clot issue? I was recommended an IUD/Mirena but I’m not ready to take the plunge just yet but I’m also running low on time to start new BC. Of course, if it is something I shouldn’t ignore, I’ll look into new methods, but otherwise I’d like to stay on the ring!