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    Hi
    i have posted a few times before, and i was just posting agian for an update and yet some more advice that will hopefully benefit me and other primal ladies.
    i have made an appointment to get my hormonal IUD OUT and a new Copper non-hormonal IUD IN! yeah! i feel very releaved after 3 months of dizzyness, acne, mood swings, tender breasts and all the other hormal side effects i am now going into the primal world of non hormonal contraception and i couldnt be happier.

    all i was hoping to get from this post is some advice on what to expect as for side effects after i have my new coil fitted.

    anything you have to offer will be greatly appreciate

    thank you

    p.s. all you primal ladies have helped me get through this period (pardon the pun) of dealing with my BC massively and i couldnt thank you all enough!! there needs to be more non hormonal options that have little to zero side effects, thank you all again and i hope to hear from you soon.

    lucy x

  • #2
    I have no idea what the side-effects will be. I had an IUD put in once. It had a low-dose hormone. I bled for 45 days straight after insertion. They had to give me something to make it stop. After that I loved the IUD. Greatest BC invention ever. Now I've got fool-proof BC: no uterus. Had fibroids that also made me bleed non-stop so I got a hysterectomy. Now I've learned from the iodine thread that fibroids and iodine deficiency go together.

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    • #3
      I have a copper IUD- I went from BC to that 10 years ago. Mainly heavier periods, and you fully feel all the hormone changes with your cycle - which is the main side effect (since hormone based BC seems to even those changes out). It hurts like a MOFO when they put it in. I would see if you can't get a script for a painkiller and some valium for that day.

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      • #4
        thanks magnolia1973, i am being sent to the hospital to have some painkilling action for my next insertion becuase it hurt me so much last time! yeah!

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        • #5
          The day I got mine, I felt a bit crampy and sore after, but that was over fairly quickly. You may experience heavier periods with a bit more cramping at first, but that settled down for me within a couple of months. Also, if you've been on HBC for a while, you'll find your body takes a little time to return to its natural schedule and patterns.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by magnolia1973 View Post
            I have a copper IUD- I went from BC to that 10 years ago. Mainly heavier periods, and you fully feel all the hormone changes with your cycle - which is the main side effect (since hormone based BC seems to even those changes out). It hurts like a MOFO when they put it in. I would see if you can't get a script for a painkiller and some valium for that day.
            Ouchhhhhh! yes! my bestie just got one, and she passed out from the pain of them putting it in! ah, the things we women go through. my periods did get really heavy and painful, but I had that going for me anyway.

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            • #7
              I have the copper IUD as well. I absolutely LOVE it.

              For me, the insertion was uncomfortable but not bad. I got into my car immediately afterwards and picked my mom and sisters up for a road trip. I didn't even stop at home or anything and I made it through the weekend without any problems (or any pain killers). So for me the insertion isn't something I'd want to do everyday, but it was no big deal for me. I've never been pregnant or anything before, either.

              I think that I personally have low hormone levels in general, because I didn't notice anything different in terms of mood with the IUD. Prior to it though I had only used the pill for 2 months and it was the progesterone only mini-pill.

              I did have heavier periods for awhile after getting the IUD and I had spotting for the first couple months. The spotting was very minimal in my case. So were the heavier periods. I noticed it because it was different, but I didn't actually have to do anything differently in my daily life, if that makes any sense.

              Hopefully you'll have a good experience. I'll never go back to hormal BC again.

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              • #8
                Reading this thread makes me think that maybe I just had a really skilled doctor for my IUD. I don't think I have a particularly high pain tolerance or anything and it really was not a huge deal for me. I'll have to make sure to go back to the same doctor for the next one!

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                • #9
                  I just had my copper IUD removed on Thursday. I had heavy periods for one week. STOP for one week. And then spot for one week. It was a pain. I was having trouble losing weight and decided to google cooper IUD causing weight gain. I was shocked by a topix forum that I read. Just please research before you make a decision.

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                  • #10
                    I have had a copper IUD for 2 years now. I have noticed in the past couple months, my period seems to be becoming lighter, or at least maybe a little shorter. I have no idea if there could be a primal connection there or not. I will say that I have had some BAD cramps with this IUD. Like 4-ibuprofen at a time (recommended by nurse practitioner who inserted), get me a heating pad STAT cramps. Luckily, those are only for a day or two, and seem to also be lessening over the past couple months.


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                    • #11
                      I just had my copper IUD (Paragard) inserted last Tuesday. I took 600 mg ibuprofen about 45 min before the appt. Insertion made me feel a little crampy, but nothing terrible at all. I've been on HBC for 15 years straight (pills, Depo, NuvaRing, you name it!). I had the insertion just as my period ended but the insertion caused it to come back. I'm also still a little crampy so I'm taking ibuprofen daily. But I'm not used to having cramps at all, so I might just be being a baby about it right now.

                      I came to terms before choosing the IUD that the first 6 months would probably suck, so I'm going to stick it out for that long, at least, assuming I'm unhappy with it. Obviously I'm not happy that I still have my period, but I knew this was going to happen and I'm prepared for it. I just don't want to be on HBC anymore.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by faithy22 View Post
                        I just had my copper IUD (Paragard) inserted last Tuesday. I took 600 mg ibuprofen about 45 min before the appt. Insertion made me feel a little crampy, but nothing terrible at all. I've been on HBC for 15 years straight (pills, Depo, NuvaRing, you name it!). I had the insertion just as my period ended but the insertion caused it to come back. I'm also still a little crampy so I'm taking ibuprofen daily. But I'm not used to having cramps at all, so I might just be being a baby about it right now.

                        I came to terms before choosing the IUD that the first 6 months would probably suck, so I'm going to stick it out for that long, at least, assuming I'm unhappy with it. Obviously I'm not happy that I still have my period, but I knew this was going to happen and I'm prepared for it. I just don't want to be on HBC anymore.
                        eating primally should help your period get lighter. the IUD certainly makes it more hellish, but I find that when I eat well, my period isn't as bad. I've always had very heavy periods, same with my mother (she went and had a hysto because of her cramps!) so I wasn't expecting my periods to be rainbows and sunshine. I've had mine for four years now and some months are rougher than others.

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                        • #13
                          I got a copper Paraguard last fall. Insertion was no fun, cramped real bad for a day after, then felt better rapidly over the next three days. My periods have been a lot heavier (first time ive ever had to use super tampons) and i spot more, but besides that its been going well and im looking forward to see if things even out more over the next few months.

                          What HAS been tricky for me is the fact that I went off HBC at the same time, and THAT seems to have thrown my body for a loop. The timing of my period has been really erratic and ive been having mood swings and migraine symptoms associated with my period and/or ovulation. Sex drive is erratic and (sadly) kinda low. This all happened the last time I went off hbc a few years ago; at the time, it eventually made me go back on. It kinda sucks, but this time im trying to wait it out and let my body realign itself.
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                          • #14
                            I've had 3 different copper IUDs. (Between kids.) Loved them. Periods were a little heavier for sure, but mine are heavy anyway, so no biggie for me. Insertion for my first 2 caused a little cramping, but nothing terrible. The 3rd one HURT!! Painkillers and heating pads for sure! Just make sure you can feel your cord and check it regularly. My 3rd one came out in the first month (couldn't feel the cord) and my doc said to just trust her it was in there (she "checked" it for me). Guess who got preggers as soon as she started weaning? This girl.
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                            • #15
                              thanks so much, owly!! thats very reassuring to know x

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