So I've been on different types of birth control constantly for the past 7 years and I have been thinking about taking a break from using them. I was on the depo provera shot for 3 years, and once I stopped using it I lost 40 pounds. I then went on the patch for about 6 months before moving on to NuvaRing. I've been on that for around 3 years and some odd months, and I just don't see the point in using it when I already use condoms religiously. I'm wondering if anyone else has been on NuvaRing long-term (more than 2 years) and come off of it, and what the side effects were. I'm hoping for weight loss, since one of the most common side effects of almost all birth control is weight gain. Please chime in if you have experience with this. Thanks!