I stopped using the Nuva Ring about a month ago. Since then, I've gained 15 lbs! I exercise, eat well, and have a moderately active lifestyle. When I started to gain weight, I attributed it to environmental changes (I just moved back to the States after living abroad for several years). However, I'm puzzled that I'm gaining weight because I'm more active than I had been abroad (I jog, walk, & bike everyday and am always running around doing household chores & yard work). I don't eat a lot of processed food, regulate my intake of meats, grains, oils, sweets, and dairy and make sure I eat lots of fruits, vegetables. When I stopped using the Nuva Ring, I was at the high end of the healthy weight range for my height which is more than I've ever been in my life. For 10 years, I usually hovered between 135-145 lbs. After stopping the Nuva Ring, I was 155 lbs. and now I'm weighing in at 170lbs.! How long does it take for the Nuva Ring hormones to stop affecting your body? I feel that exercising a bunch and cutting calories are getting me nowhere. Has anyone who has posted prior to me made any progress & lost the weight they gained after stopping the Nuva Ring? Any insight would be greatly appreciated!