I was on the nuvaring for a little over year and just stopped using it in November. I got my period in December and haven't had one since. Before being on birth control my periods were irregular, while I was using the nuvaring they were normal. I stopped using it because I would have pain during sex, after about using it for 8 months I started to have severe bloating as well. Since I stopped it I still have bloating not nearly as bad though. (the bloating is so bad that it looks like I am 5 months pregnant, especially when I was on nuvaring) I have been getting cramping feelings lately as if I was about to start my period but no signs of it??