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Advantages and complications of IUD

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An intrauterine (IUD) has become one of the most popular method of birth control due to its advantages and a few side-effects and complications. It has its effiency, reliability and comfort. Since it can be used for many years, an IUD is much cheaper method of contraception compared to other available ones.


Advantages of IUD

First of all it is a device of high efficiency in protecting from pregnancy. It has the effectiveness of 99% if inserted properly. An IUD becomes effective from the moment of its insertion into the uterus. In addition it provides continuous protection from pregnancy for five or twelve years, depending on the type of a device. It is especially comfortable to women, who do not have to care about birth control every time they have sexual intercourse.
Once inserted into the uterus, an IUD cannot be felt by a woman or her partner, therefore gives no inconveniences during sexual intercourse. Women, who do not wish to use a hormonal method of contraception, can choose a copper containing intrauterine device that is as effective as the one releasing hormones. Also it is very convenient to breast-feeding women since the device does not interfere with this period and is totally safe both for a woman and her baby.

A hormone releasing type of intrauterine device also make women’s period bleeding lighter and shorter. It is also said to reduce muscle cramps during menstrual period. In addition, a copper containing intrauterine device can be used as a method of emergency contraception. It is claimed to have the efficiency of 99% if used within five days of vaginal intercourse.

Complications of intrauterine device

As with all methods of contraception there are a few side effects and complications associated with the use of an intrauterine device. A copper containing intrauterine device can cause a harder and more intense bleeding during menstrual period. Although rarely, but to some women this could cause anemia. Additionally, this type of an intrauterine device my cause spotting and more painful muscle cramps during period. A hormone releasing intrauterine device may have the same side effects as a birth control pill, since its side effects are associated with the release of hormones. Although insertion of an IUD is most frequently painless, some women claim it to be painful.

Complications associated with the use of an intrauterine device are said to be rare but possible, therefore women should be aware of all possible complications before choosing this method of birth control. There is a risk of 0.003% of the puncture of the uterus during insertion of an IUD. Usually this complication is noticed by a gynecologist right away. Women should be aware that there is a possibility that an IUD could fell out of the uterus. Usually 7 out of a hundred women using this form of contraception experience the expulsion of an intrauterine device within the first year or the first month after insertion of an IUD . If a woman does not notice it she can become pregnant since she is fertile straight away after the expulsion.

Another complication that is rather rare but still can occur is an infection since normal bacteria of the vagina can get into the uterus during insertion of an IUD and cause a uterine infection. Most infections can be cured with antibiotics but some may need surgical therapy leaving a woman sterile afterwards. There is also a higher risk for inflammatory pelvic disease.

And finally another condition that needs additional attention is an IUD and pregnancy. If a woman becomes pregnant with a uterine device present in her uterus there is a higher risk for ectopic pregnancy or miscarriage, inflammatory pelvic disease and preterm labor. If a woman becomes pregnant with an IUD present, this device should be taken out by a gynecologist.


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wvgirl
2011-10-12 21:15:22
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Someone stated they were having hip pain and it was somehow associated with the IUD. I had Paragard inserted in August 2011 and am having pain in my hip bone on my right side. Sometimes it is unbearable. Can of you provide more details about this type of pain and if it is associated with the IUD? 
 
Thanks Cyndi 
alexx1974
2011-05-06 19:32:26
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For 12 years, hormonal contraception made me ill (pills, Depo Provera, Nuva Ring). After giving birth at the age of 30, I chose to have a Copper IUD. That was 6 years ago, and it was the best health decision I've ever made. After an initial few months of cramping (most likely a result of my uterus trying to shrink itself back to normal) I never felt it again. FREEDOM!!! There are no worries about pregnancy, and no side effects or interfering with other medication I may have to take. And I don't have to worry again for another 6 years!!! :)
theath
2011-03-18 23:22:23
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Wow... there are so many negatives on here and other websites... for readers who are thinking about it, I think its the best thing I've ever done, birth control wise. I've tried many different pills and have had side effects from all (emotional unbalance, stress, weight gain, loss of libido). I've always had irregular periods so I've stayed on birth control for 8 years now. I got the Mirena a little over a year ago. Yes, it hurt WAY more than the doctors will tell you when they insert it. The actual insertion was painful and then I layed on the doctor bed for another hour and a half in cold sweats with what I can only compare to what contractions would be like (I've never had a baby.) 2 minutes of intense pain - 30 seconds to a minute to breathe and then back again. (I am usually a very sensitive person anyway.) The week after I had bad cramps but I called and they gave me a mild painkiller for a few days. I had mild spotting that week also. Since then, I have had absolutely no serious problems. I've had no spotting at all! :) I haven't gained weight, in fact I lost at least 5 lbs after I got it right away. I have had more breakouts but changed to regular bar soap to control excess oil and have clear skin again. I have no cramping. I have my regular sex drive back, want to have sex and enjoy it with no discomfort. The only minor downside is that my boyfriend can sometimes feel it when we do have sex. I went back in to ask the doctor about that and she said the strings were probably too long so she cut about an inch and a half off. Now he rarely feels it but the strings are not too short for the doctors to be able to take it out when I want it out.  
Don't think that everything you hear is specific to you. I heard a lot of horror stories and have read all of these but I, personally, have had no problems and highly recommend it.  
Hope this helps a little :)
heather
2011-02-08 20:02:48
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so... I had the Paraguard IUD inserted about 3 months ago. All of my girlfriends had gotten either Mirena or Paragurad and were raving about it, so I decided to try it, becuase it sounded like a good idea. I had been on the Nuva Ring for the past 4 years, and wanted to try something new.  
The insertion was EXTREMELY painful. Way more painful than I had been told, or was expecting. It literally felt like someone stabbing me in the uterus. Then, I realizd that the insertion was just the beginning becuase for the next 4 days, I had debilitating cramping where I could hardly walk. I was getting dizzy and had awful headaches and awful cramps.  
After the insertion, I bled consistently (normal period flow) for 30 days. The bleeding and cramping didn't stop or ever let up. However, it conveniently stopped the day before my follow up appointment, so my doctor didn't belive me when I told her I had had heavy bleeding for weeks.  
I also was getting sharp pains in the area of my right ovary. I always had a dull level of cramping in that area with some sharp pains every once and a while. I told my doctor about it, and she did a half-ass ultrasound, and determined that she couldn't see anything because my bladder and bowell were full. So she determined that I either had gas... or "probably had an ovarian cyst". which is a wide range of severity :upset  
The pain has not stopped, the bleeding stopped and I had 2 normal periods, on time with my cycle. However, the periods were much heavier which is normal and expected with the Paraguard since it has no hormones.  
My skin/acne has gotten a LOT worse. I have never had a skin problem in my life (even in teenage years) and now it is breaking out a lot. I have migranes, dizziness, I am always tired, and I have completely lost all sex drive.  
Last night. Having sex with my boyfriend, I randomly started bleeding bright red and extremely heavily. The bleeding continued gushing for another hour or so, and completely stopped. The started again this morning, along with more cramps and more sharp pain in the right side of my uterus.  
My doctor didn't say anything about this, and this is definitely NOT normal. She did not consult me on any of the complications with pregnancy afterwards. I made an emergency appointment and will be getting the IUD removed, will be yelling at my doctor, and will be finding a new OBGYN.  
 
None of my friends have had any complications like this, so I am sure that the IUD works for some people. However, I woud suggest doing a lot of research and weighing all of your options before getting it.
DonnaD23
2011-01-19 21:01:08
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I had Paragard inserted one month ago. I will admit the insertion was much more than "mild" cramping. But it was only a few seconds. I have never had a child so it was much more painful for me. I cramped heavily for about three days and began my period right away. I have spotted very frequently. It's hard to decipher if I'm on my period or not. But it's never heavy so I assume I'm spotting. I also got a bladder infection but that was cured with antiobiotics. My sex drive has increased a lot! I also feel much better being off the horomones. So far this was a great decision but I still have time to hope nothing goes wrong.
ttc#3
2010-11-06 01:45:49
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i recently had my mirena iud removed...which isn't painful, no worse than a pap smear. but i did have the worst period i have ever experienced...very heavy bleeding and large clots....it lasted for about 9 days. 
 
i had it removed because i was experiencing terrible side effects. it was so bad my doc thought i had a brain tumor, but later confirmed it was the iud. i experienced hair loss, weight gain (i was gaining about 1lb per month...had the iud for 19 months), fatigue, ..... oh and my personal favourite LACTATION!!! :eek  
 
I would not recommend this IUD to ANYONE :upset
cat7484
2010-08-09 19:00:51
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I would never recommend Mirena to anyone, not even someone I dislike because I don't think that company deserves to get another penny from some poor unsuspecting woman. I had Mirena inserted early in 2009 and am scheduled to have it removed on August 13, 2010 after about 9 months of constant bacterial vaginosis (bacterial infection in the vagina) that did not respond to oral or inserted antibiotics. I am 25 and have no children so for insertion my doctor gave me an Rx for a medication to dilate my cervix and instructed me to take a total of 8 Ibuprofen the morning of the insertion to ease the pain. I was expecting some pain and cramping during the insertion but I was unprepared for the excruciating pain that I would experience. It felt like I was literally being stabbed with an ice pick in my cervix. It was not cramp or contraction-like, like I was told. It was without a doubt the worse pain I've ever felt and I typically can take a lot. It only lasted 2-3 minutes and probably the only thing keeping me from telling the doc to stop was the $800 I spent on it.  
 
Previous to Mirena I was on the pill for about 7 years (low dose Mircette/Kariva). I never got bacterial infections and only rarely yeast infections my whole life, including while on the pill. When I switched to the Mirena my skin started breaking out, my hair became more oily, and my energy level is low. I am very emotional and cry very easily, though I was kind of like that on the pill too. The one positive with IUD is lighter periods, almost non-existant, and a lot less headaches than with the pill. I am going to go without birth control (other than condoms to prevent pregnancy) for a few months to see how my body is with no artificial hormones. I want to see how my periods are (stomach-flu-like, like they were before I was on the pill, or more manageable? skin clearer? weight loss/gain? mood swings? Libido?)  
 
Another problem with Mirena is that when I went for my 6-week checkup after insertion the doctor could not find the strings. I had to go for an ultrasound (few hundred bucks) so they could determine that it was still there, which it was. Though now I'm wondering how difficult it will be for the doc to remove it when she can't even see it. The nurses reassured me that removal is alot easier than insertion, even with her not being able to see the strings. Told me to take 4 motrin and .5 mg Xanax before my appt. But the pain for insertion was so bad that I am living in fear right now, simultaneously wanting to get this thing out of me and dreading the pain that I think is coming.  
 
HAS ANYONE HAD THE IUD REMOVED AND CAN YOU TELL ME IF THE PAIN WAS THE SAME, WORSE, OR BETTER THAN DURING INSERTION? I am really worried about it, to the point I can't focus on my work.  
 
I'm sure it is great for some people but I have read too many negative comments to believe that there are not major problems with this product.
lc1979
2010-08-09 18:51:38
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I had my iud inserted in jun o5 and it was supposed to last 10 years well in jan this yr it just fell out i had reg periods and little cramping for the four and a half yrs i had it after it fell out i still had reg periods til now i started in may and havent had one since i dont know what to do i have taken pregnancy tests and got mixed results from 3 different test and brands i really do want to have another child so its not in any way an inconvienience but im really nervous that the iud messed me up inside or something i have a dr appt at the end of the week im just really scared and wondered if anyone had any words of wisdom for a scared woman who by the way has 2 children girl 15 in high school son 11 in 5th grade i know im crazy but i think its time for another :?
YEDA
2010-01-28 19:40:10
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it will almost be two years that i have the 5 year IUD, at the begining i felt a lot of pain and disconfort, but after a week it was gone. I spotted one a month and three months after my period was gone. i had a little discomfort when having sex, but my doctor confirmed that it had nothing to do with the IUD. The pain has stopped, but about two months ago i started to spot again, and it goes away for two weeks and it comes back, at first I just figured my period is coming back, but now it has been three times in the pass two monts which has me worried. Is this normal? i have a doctor appt. i will soon find out :)
Need another BC
2009-11-19 01:41:59
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I have had the Mirena for a month. It was not painful at all. A couple days after I got it inserted my period came on and I bled for 4-5 days, normal period. But after that 5th day I kept spotting a little for about 5-6 more days. Nothing major. A couple of days ago I reached up the old birth canal and didn't feel my strings! I went to the doctor. He didn't see them either so he did an ultra sound and there it was. He said it was fine but I had a funny feeling so I came home and found this website and other websites. (I can now barely feel the tip of a string) OMG!!!! Why didn't I research first???? I am so afraid of all the negative comments I've read. I'd rather have my 5TH CHILD than have to deal with medical problems. I have an appt. tomorrow to get this thing outta me!!!!! No problems so far but don't want any...... :grin
PG_again
2009-07-29 18:31:55
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:sigh After i had my youngest son, who just turned 1 on the 21st of july, i decided on Merena for my birth control. Well, just a few weeks ago i found out that i am 15 weeks pregnant. I have been having serious cramps and severe back pains, maily lower, i am seriously moody and very depressed, and an ultra sound could not find the IUD any where. I would not recomend this form of contraception to any one. I know of at least 6 women that have gotten pregnant or have gotten pregnant but had a miscarriage on this birth control which is supposed to last for 5 years. I know some women have good luck with it but for most it causes nothing but problems.
Alexandra Brill
2009-05-05 01:46:46
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Wow, I am really glad I came across this web-site. I have had my Mirena IUD for almost 4 years and love the fact that I don't have periods, cramping etc. However, ever since it was put in I have had terrible hip pain for 4 years! I use to think it was from my running- however when I went to see my surgeon she could find no evidence of a running injury etc. She asked if I had an IUD? I have left it in because I am terrified of the pain when it comes out, however I am going to get it out in June and have my tubes tied. We don't have any children and do not want any so I see no more reason why I need to put hormones into my body any longer. If anyone else has had severe hip pain I would love to chat and find out what you think. I am training for an Ironman right now and don't want to screw anything up, but I just can't live with this thing any longer....
butterfly
2009-02-08 04:08:10
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I have an IUD, I have had it almost 3 yrs now, I have been experiencing exteme lower back to middle back pain and stabbing side pains, i dont get cramps so when i say it hurts it hurts :cry I had a slight spotting period the first 3 months after the 3 months my period completely stoped everything was great :grin a few months ago I was spotting again, my pain has been worse, nausia, back pain, weakness, shakes, light headed and this morning I was bleeding alot like a normal period! its been nearly 3 yrs and now im just getting a period and having more problems? I have the 5 yr IUD I am going next week to get it removed! I will follow up here to let anyone know how it goes and how i feel after it is removed! :x
fields69
2009-01-30 03:18:08
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Hello! I just had my Mirena IUD inserted on Tuesday. I made out fine having it inserted, no really big deal. Just wondering if anyone has experienced lower back pain like the start of small contractions. I was wondering if this is just the adjustment period you say. Didnt know if I should call the doctor. I feel a little blotted ,slight cramping and lower back pain. I have noticed my period slowing down, which is great. I had it inserted because I was on my cycle for 3 out of 4 weeks a month. Thank you ladies on any advice you can give.
mymy15
2009-01-02 18:53:17
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I had my paragard put in sept 2008. Because id didnt want any more bc with hormones. because of various reasons. The insertion was painful but after experiencing labor pains that pain was minor. For the month of december i have been spotting almost every day. it is driving me crazy. But as far as heavy periods and severe cramping i havent experience that at all. Just spotting for about 7-10 days. until december its like im bleeding everyday its annoying. but as far as that i think this is a good choice. But i do have a concern i dont feel my string any more ever since i began spotting frequently is this normal. or maybe im not sticking my fingers far enough does anyone have this problem as well
ambertigereyes
2008-07-07 01:35:20
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I have had my Copper IUD for 7 months now and just recently I have started to have cramps and have been dizzy and have headaches for about a couple weeks now I was supposed to get my period this week and now that the week has come and gone I am beginning to worry has anybody else had this happen to them PLEASE I NEED YOUR HELP! :sigh :? :cry
ljnagy
2008-04-02 15:35:56
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I am 29 years old and I had used BC pills for about 12 years and recently started experiencing a lot of hormonal side effects. In talking with my Gyno I decided that ParaGard was a good option for me. I have not had any children, and I must admit that the disclaimer of "mild cramping" with insertion is a bit underplayed. I have a pretty high tolerance to pain, and I could have worked through the cramping aspect of the insertion, but the simultaneous wave of nausea and the hot flashes caught me off guard. The actual insertion took seconds but I had to sit in the dr.s office for about a half our to recover from the almost fainting spell that I had. Since then I have experienced a bit of extra bleeding with my period, but it wasn't anything over the top. For those of you looking to get this type of IUD, please don't freak over all of the horror stories on the site. I will caution you to prepare for the severe cramping and the simultaneous urge to vomit, but if you're ready for it I think you can make it through. :)
brina25
2008-04-02 03:08:25
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I have been reading on here on what everyone has posted,I have had my IUD for 1 year and 3 mths I had it put in,in mexico,The first month I bleed 2 times in one month,the dr there said it was normal my body getting used to it,then the back pain started And I have NEVER had back pain. Then when i came back to the U.S. It got worse and I went to have a pap and get it moved they couldnt get it out cause the string was to short,so they sent me to a OBYGN,he told me that all the pain's and heavy bleeding,2 times a month HAD NOTHING to do with the IUD,so he wouldnt remove it. I asked him point blank if all this bleeding and these pains could stop me from getting prego agine and he told me NO,after reading all this I am thinking he Is Full of it. I guess I am going to find another Ob and see what he says,thanks For all the info i have read on here,And I WARN ANYONE thinking about this DONT DO IT!!
ncmom
2008-03-27 14:54:49
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I have read some horrible things about the IUD on many message boards, but I want to find if there is anyone out there that has a baby while on the mirena IUD. I Have had my IUD since feb 2007 and in Oct found out I was pregnant. they were unable to remove the IUD as the strings had migrated into the uterus. they attempted to take it out in the OR when I was 7 weeks pregnant without any luck.  
I am now 27 weeks pregnant with my third girl. So far everything on ultrasound has shown her growing and developing normal. This has been an emotional rollercoaster. Is there anyone out there that has gone through the same situation.
NLaFroscia
2008-01-15 21:56:49
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Over the last 3-4 years I have been officially battling endometriosis. I say officially because that's when someone would finally diagnos me correctly. I've tried many different birth controls, I've now had 2 surgeries and a shot treatment. The day after Thanksgiving of 07 I had my second surgery and at that time went ahead and put in my first IUD. The minera....now I can't say too much about the depression and anxiety b/c I pretty much already had that with all the other crap I was going through. Right now I'm having so many problems, but I don't know if it's still my endometriosis, if maybe my doctor left something in my body during surgery, or if maybe the IUD isn't inserted correctly. I brought this issue up with my doctor and he said he's never had any complaints before so he didn't think that was it. After reading all of your comments, it's starting to take its toll. I'm scheduled in February to do a colonoscopy to make sure the endometriosis hasn't spread to my bowel. I've been asking my obgyn to give me an ultrasound to check on the IUD, but he says it won't show him anything. I constantly have sharp pains in my left ovary, to the point of tears. My left lower back has constant pain as well, and this isn't including the normal lower back pain I have from endometriosis. I've learned that that's not going away so I just constantly feel a numbing pain. But this new pain shoots down my leg, and I can take pills, and lay on my heat pad but it doesn't go away. I'm so angry and irritated. My boyfriends sister had the same problems and I still tried to tell my doctor, and he didn't seem to want to listen. I've scheduled an appointment for a new doc at the end of this month in hopes that they can help me. I think I'm just going to get this thing taken out. I thought it would help me b/c there are a lot of times that I forget to take my pills. I hate pills, even small bcp. But I'm going to have to suck it up if it will help me. :upset :upset :upset :upset :upset :upset :upset :upset
cornishl
2007-10-17 04:07:39
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WARNING !!! WARNING !!! WARNING!!! : 
Please read this warning before you think about having a Mirena IUD insterted! I had my IUD inserted Nov 2006, 11 months ago. Since then I have had many complications. I was rushed to the emergeny room twice with a severe kindney infections and severe pain in my lower back ( I though I was passing a kidney stone it was sooo severe!) I have also had ovarian and uteriune pain as well as have experienced 25 lb weight gain and severe anxiety and suicidal depression. I recently had a pelvic ultrasound and CAT scan and these showed not kidney stones or irregulaities with my ovaries or uterus. I have also had terrible shooting pains that go down into my legs also. Making it painful to sit stand or even sleep at night. Also saw increased dark facial hair growing and my face and neck and chest broke out in acne for several months. And decreased libido! I had my IUD removed in my Dr's office today and within minutes felt relief !!!!! I pray that I am now on the road to recovery!!!! Please Please think twice before having this done. I had never had any problems with my periods before this. I had been on the pill on and off for many years and was just tired of taking it and thought that this may be a good alternative for me since I am age 39 now. If this message can help anyone else from experiencing this misery I hope it helps!!! 
 
smurfy
2007-10-12 19:30:57
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I had my Mirena IUD in since August 2003, got it out Sept.19, 2007. I got a 5 day period 2 days after, and now I have a period again today, October 12, 2007. I have been trying methods for a boy, no pregnancy that I know of yet. I will note that I had NO complications with the Mirena. I plan to get it again once I am done having children. 8)
Guest
2007-03-23 00:19:42
WELL LADIES I HAVE HAD MY COPPER IUD FOR 10 YEARS NOW!!LET ME TELL U THE PAIN OF CRAMPS NEVER GO AWAY OR BECOME LESS. I CAN TELL A WEEK BEFORE I GET MY PERIOD BECAUSE OF CRAMPING AND SHOOTING PAINS DOWN MY LEGS, LAST YEAR WHEN I HAD MY WELL WOMAN EXAM MY DOCTOR INFORMED ME I WOULD HAVE TO GET IT SURG. REMOVED THIS LAST WEEK I HAVE HAD PAINS IN MY STOMACH LIKE I WAS IN LABOR SO I HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR ANYONE WHO HAS HAD THIS HAPPEN TO THEM THANK GOD I AM GOING TO HAVE THIS REMOVED SOON. ( ALSO LADIES I HAVE BEEN READING IF YOU HAVE EVER HAD CANCER U SHOULD NOT HAVE AN IUD PUT IN)
Guest
2007-03-22 22:57:23
1st Mirena fine. 
2nd Mirena horrible. 
Hi. This is my second mirena. Got the first one as soon as I had my first kid. Had it for a couple of years with no problems I thought. Except I got ovarian cysts. Other than that no problems. The spotting went away in a couple of months after that no periods! 
I took it out. Decided not to have a kid. Separated, worked on getting divorced. Got a second mirena and the first day I got it I was crying non stop. That crying at the drop of a pin, has not stopped in 7 months. my doctor insists that it is not the cause. I called a different doctor and will have mirena removed. 
:cry  
All I do is cry, worry, it is too much. NOt to mention that I spot after intercourse and feel bloated and the cysts are there. my obgyn gave me birth control pills for the cysts. so now I have mirena for b.c., pills for cysts, and next what? anti depressants? I am going to try to take away all the excess hormones, see what happens.
Guest
2007-03-21 17:12:47
HI IVE HAD THE COPPER IUD INSERTED IN NOV 2006 IN HURT FOR ABOUT 2 WEEKS I WAS SPOTING ALSO AFTER THE FIRST MONTH I GOT MY PERIOD HEAVY, WITH BAD CRAMPING. SINCE IVE GOT MY IUD INSERTED IVE HAD LIGHT BLEEDING ALMOST EVERYDAY MY PERIOD DOESNT COME WHEN IT SUPPOSE TO COME AND WHEN I DO GET MY PERIOD ITS HEAVY FOR LIKE TWO WEEKS IVE CALLED THE DOCTOR HE SAYS ITS NORMAL FOR THE FIRST MONTHS IT IS NOW MARCH 2007 AND I AM TIRED OF THE BLEEDING CAN ANYONE TELL ME IF IT REALLY DOES GO AWAY AFTER A COUPLE OF MONTHS :sigh
Guest
2007-03-18 04:19:40
woops...i pressed enter too soon. I also found cramping after I ate on occassion. I have noticed I am having more digestive problems lately too and my boyfriend says he can feel the IUD during sex. I have seen 2 GPs and 2 ER docs and they all say its fine but im fed up with it. I am planning on getting my IUD out as soon as i get my period (my doc says this is the best time to do it) but im afraid the pain of getting it taken out will be worse than getting it put in. Was it as painful? Also, what happens if you get pregnant with an IUD in? What are the chances of that? Any comments or suggestions would be helpful.
Guest
2007-03-18 04:14:52
I have had a Menira copper IUD in for almost a year and my quality of life since then has been decreased. I have perma PMS, pain shooting down my legs and severe cramping 1-2 weeks before and during my period. I also noticed really bad cramping an hour or so after
Guest
2007-03-14 05:46:40
Heads up! I had the iud inserted in 03/06. Spotting for a few months like expected, no major weight gain (like depo shot previously gave) and i figured it was the best thing since sliced bread. I have always been blessed with a great complexion. An occasional break out with my period or in higher stress times. We had just relocated from california to New Mexico, bought a home, I resigned from my position and etc...I broke out and figured it was stress. THE BREAKING OUT DID NOT STOP! I HAD FULL BLOWN ACNE EVERYWHERE!! The acne caused more stress, depression, anxiety, and was so gross. I went to doctors 3 times then a specialist. All doctors were aware I had the insert but mentioned nothing of that being a side effect. I have scars, blemishes, bumps, cysts and scabs. I've been devastated for 1 year. As I was sitting in the waiting room for my annual , I ran across a pamphlet on merina. It was different than the one I received when I had it inserted . There it said acne is a possible side effect. BINGO. I had it pulled that day. Its been 1 week since it has been removed and my skin is not flawless my any means, but I have improved so much in the week. What break out was active is still healing but NO NEW cysts, or huge pimples have formed. I feel better, I have better color and am so grateful its out. The doctor said that people with acne prone skin may break out more than normal. He tried to persuade me to keep it and get on acutane. I will never go back to this doctor again, he must be paid real well to push this on people. Trust me, my skin was amazing before. After the insert, I am a perfect example of an adult with severe acne.
Guest
2007-03-01 02:32:12
After reading everyones comments on their horrible experiences with mirena, I wanted to share my experience because I have had very few issues with mine. I got my iud inserted a little over a month after I had my second son. I had it inserted on Aug. 22, 2006. I can say that it was pretty painful, but it only took a few minutes and then it was over. I had a few migraines here and there, but other than that I have had no problems. I started out with a few normal periods, then really light periods, now I haven't had a period in about 2 months. I'm not pregnant, just lucky. :p I have friends who have both copper and mirena iud's and they have had no problems as well. For those of you who are interested and got freaked out by all the comments on here, every persons body is different. I know it sounds scary as far as what some of these people have went through, but my experience has been great. I just wanted to let people know that there are people out there who have been ok with it:)
Guest
2007-02-22 20:48:00
I had the iud inserted in January. It hurt putting it in which took a whole 2 minutes. I had cramping that night and some the next day but that is all. I have had no problems knock on wood! I've never had children and they say it's harder when you haven't. Anyone thinking about it I say go for it! Good luck. :grin :grin :grin
Guest
2007-01-31 21:27:05
okay, so where to start... if you want an iud read my unusual rare unique situation. :upset grrrrrrr....... 
so i got the iud because the pill doesnt work with me.... lucky me right? so hooray, i get this wonderful device that was hell to put in.... worse than labor (i dont do pain) well anyway.... time passes. i have never felt my strings, been checked about 3 times in the past year because of this always told everything fine just that my strings were a lil bit short. hmmmmm. allright i guess. so now, i find out im pregnant. on sono no sighn of iud.. i plead for x-ray. wow, there it is, somewhere it shouldnt be, who knows where. another sono, appears behind uterus. again another sono and appears above babies head. grrrrr. no dr will remove iud as long as pregnant so have to get termination. dr does not want to do termination because i have iud. so here i am, termination complete and iud still somewhere lurking in me, again more tests are needing to be run to figure out where this thing is. been told i am rare case but reading these comments i dont feel so rare. :eek :sigh :? any suggestions please comment back.  
 
SINCERELY, LOST AND CONFUSED
Guest
2007-01-26 20:20:55
I have had my IUD in for a little over a year now and got it taken out. My Husband and I want another child. Now I have More than heavy bleeding and really big clots. called doc and told me that if I am not going through 3 pads in an hour that i will be fine. Now I am cramping and just feel gross. someone please help. Has anyone had this problem  
Please let me know :?
Guest
2007-01-21 10:07:49
Hi ladies I have the copper IUD since june 06 and ever since Ive got it i keep on getting B.V infections,cramps,longer periods and uncomfortable during sex.when i go to my regular doc. he says its normal but i know my body i wouldn't recommend for any one to get it...................... :eek
Guest
2007-01-20 06:27:10
i had the merina put in june 2006 and i have been having a discharge every since. i went back to my gyn doctor and she told me it was normal, which i got a second opinion. i was checked and had a bacterial infection and was given antibotics. that still didn't help, because the discharge didn't clear all the way up. therefore, i had the merina removed today 1-19-07.i even had pain during intercourse.has anyone had similar complications?
Guest
2007-01-13 21:03:05
am supposed to be having the minera coil fitted in february just changed my mind after reading all the comments. have enough problems with my periods without adding any more. thanks for the warning :)
Guest
2007-01-11 22:27:01
could any body tell me what are the symptoms when your body is rejecting the marina coil
Guest
2007-01-11 16:57:17
i had a nor hormonal iud (think it was non hormonal ) inserted 3 years ago. but i have had thrush every month for a long time and am now wondering if that is what is causing it. has anyone else had this prblem :cry
Guest
2007-01-09 21:22:57
I have had a iud for almost a year now, have never been able to feel the strings, But I am mostly curious if anyone has been sick alot, it's like my system has totally went insane in the past 3 or 4 months. flu, every kind, colds, coughs, fever, you name it I get it. It like I have no deffense. Calling doc to get some answers, I can't live like this. :sigh
Guest
2007-01-09 19:15:31
Can anybody tell me how long it had taken them to get pregnant after they had the coil removed/ it;s early days, i had it removed not even a week ago but hoping to get pregnant straight away, does anyone know or has anyone got pregnant very quckly after the coil was removed- i was told this may take a while? :sigh :?
Guest
2007-01-09 15:02:55
I have my Mirena coil fitted last year when i was diagnosed with PCOS and finally had it taken out yesterday as me and my husband have now decided we would like to start a family. I had the Mirena inserted under general anesthetic as i hadn't had any previous children and was told it would hurt more because of this, for the first month i experienced heavy bleeding and bad stomach cramps but after that time it was perfect, my periods stopped and i had no stomach pains whatsoever. I just hope that we can conceive easily but apparently it can take a year for everything to return back to normal. I'm keeping my fingers crossed! x :)
Guest
2007-01-05 17:38:39
I had the coil fitted on 18th December since then I have had constant pain and bleeding,lots of clots and a horrible brown discharge...is this normal. I had the coil fitted as I have been diagnosed with fibroids and also suffer from extremley heavy periods,cant even think about having sex. I'm seeing my Dr this afternoon to see if she will remove it.
Guest
2007-01-04 21:49:13
Until now everyone I had spoken to said that they had no issues with mirena IUD. I on the other hand have had some major issues. And until now I never thought about mirena being the cause. I've had the Mirena IUD going on 4mon. I have been extremely moody, snapping at my husband constantly. My husband treats me like a princess, but yet I want a divorce. I have been having anxiety attacks and have not been able to sleep well. Everyone around me has noticed the difference in my mood. This is NOT ME and now that I know other women are going through the same thing I am having the damn thing removed. I also have had several infections since I have had it, I believe Mirena is the cause of this as well. Also I have been really dizzy, almost falling with my son in my arms. I think Mirena just isnt for me. I am very worried about the infections I have been getting! I want more children one day and if I can no longer bare children because of this Mirena IUD, I will definately contemplate taking out a lawsuit against them. Has anyone else had these problems??? null
Guest
2006-12-29 08:47:08
Around November 30th I decided to get the Copper IUD (no hormone) inserted. There were no complications during the insertion (which took roughly 45 minutes). I was placed on an antibiotic to ensure that I wouldn't get an infection that could create problems. After 14 days I went in to see my doctor for a follow-up and everything tested fine. :grin  
 
I've had it in for about a one month now. Since the insertion of the Copper IUD, Iíve been getting cramps daily that usually last roughly 2 minutes each; they're hours apart and usually amount to 4 a day. :x Iím just a bit worried that this will continue. Has anyone had a similar problem? If so, what was the solution or diagnosis? :x
Guest
2006-12-26 07:57:26
i have had the copper iud for about 1 week now and im having this discharge and im not sure if its normal?????? :?
Guest
2006-12-11 09:13:30
I have had a Mirena IUD for about 4 months. It was very hard for me to weigh the benefits and down sides of the copper vs. minera/hormone based IUD. My previous history with oral bc was very unpleasant, and I had sworn off hormonal bc. Hoping for some real life advice, I found this forum, which all but scared me away from Minera. My ob-gyn talked to me at length however, and I changed my mind. I am glad that I did. Obviously each person's experience is different, but I think the worse ones are more likely to be elaborated on. So, if anyone is looking for a more "average" experience; I had cramping (manageable with IB) for the first few days, light spotting/ minor cramps for the first several weeks. My periods now occur >28 days and are very light, sometimes I have slight breast tenderness. I have not noticed weight gain or tendency for weight to occur in different places. I have noticed that my complexion is not as clear as it was, but I can't say how much of this is related to Minera. The nicest part of it is that my moods seem to be fairly unaffected and I feel like "myself" ( my partner hasn't noticed negative mood effects either). Like I mentioned, its different for everyone, but I am generally quite pleased. Hope this is helpful. :)
Guest
2006-12-02 04:58:32
I got my first IUD 5 years ago after the birth of my second child. I had about a year of really bad postpardum depression, or so I thought. I had it removed in July of this year to try for another baby - well I changed my mind and had my second Marina IUD inserted again 3 weeks ago. I HAVE NOT BEEN MYSELF EVER SINCE. I CAN'T SLEEP, I CANT EAT, I WANT TO DIVORCE MY LOVING HUSBAND, AND I HAVE HAD SUICIDAL THOUGHTS!!! I am crying all the time, and I can't think straight. I talked to my doctor and HE said that it doesen't have anything to do with the IUD. After reading these posts I call BS and I am getting it removed as soon as possible. I have a great job, loving family, and no reason to want to kill myself. Just a warning!!! If you feel this way, you are not alone!!!
Guest
2006-11-30 06:06:26
An update on my post on 10/5/06 re: missing strings. 
 
I have since been able to locate the strings. They were cut very short, so I can just barely feel the ends. I'm in my third month and my pd seems to be getting back to what it was pre iud. I was considering having it removed and getting a new one with longer strings, but since I now can feel the strings with some major effort and I have no pain or other problems, I will be keeping it after all. :)
Guest
2006-11-30 00:29:41
Hello I got the mirena IUD inserted in June 06 I have had cramping, Hair loss weight loss (not complaining :) ) Also I cramp during and after sex I also bleed after words... Well i started my period on 12th of november and i am still to this day bleeding so i called the doctor and the suggested i go in for a pregnancy test... So we will see what that says... :?
Guest
2006-11-28 20:44:32
8 years of merina. has been fantastic slightly bigger boobs, no wait gain, no periods. not painfull to be fitted just uncomfortable and no cramping afterwards. :)
Guest
2006-11-28 05:38:51
I have Had The Marina I.U.D. For about 5 years and I got it taken out in Feb 2006. My husband and I Have been tring for a baby, and still no luck. Not only that I think my periods are normal than two weeks later they start again. I was just wondering if any one else has had this problem, And if so how long after did you get preagant? Thanks for all the help :( :cry
Guest
2006-11-14 17:01:23
I have had the Merina for about 2 years now and had not exprienced any probs, in fact i have been recommending it to friends, I always had bad reactions to pills and contraceptive injections before so was wary of the coil and didn't feel right about something being permanantly in your body. Lately though i have been experiencing some hair loss and seem to bleed after sex ocassionaly but this may be more down to the fact that I cant tell when my period is anymore and timing is wrong. Has anyone else experienced bleeding after sex?? :?
Guest
2006-11-13 19:22:00
Ive had the copper coil for a year now, and today i went to get the mirena one inserted. I have had one baby and thought it would be all ok. It wasnt though it was so painful, i was literally screaming. After about 10 minutes the doctor called another one in and i was bleeding. The doctor couldnt insert because my cervix wouldnt open. I am now going back in a months time and im really scared. Does anyone know any thing that will help, all why this has happend to me?
Guest
2007-01-10 11:10:00
WARNING, WARNING, WARNING - MIRENA COIL 
Ladies do your homework first. I had the mirena coil fitted in Jan this year. I was told the hormone progesterin would be localised but it does in fact get into the blood stream. I am 48, have a wonderful husband, three lovely boys almost grown up and a lovely house so why would I want to attempt SUICIDE TWICE. Yes I am not without stress in my life but who isn't. My husband and friend noticed my mood changes, the constant tiredness and fatigue and the loss of interest in anything and anyone. Then the sleeplessness arrived along with severe panic attacks which started at 3.15 every morning until I went to sleep. Confused and frightened I sought help from my doctor, not once but three times, and each time he upped my dose of anti-depressants, gave me sleeping tablets and beta blockers, none of which worked. 
After my first suicide attempt , I contracted a bladder infection (twice) . It was only after my friend suggested that the coil might be the cause that I surfed the net. I was horrified to hear so many negative comments regarding mood swings that I decided to have it removed. Within a week of it being removed I was almost back to normal. 
I am now trying to wean myself off beta blockers and anti-depressants. Not fun. 
IF YOU SUFFER FROM LOW MOODS OR EVER HAD DEPRESSION, THE MIRENA COIL IS DEFINITELY NOT FOR YOU..  
I INTEND TO TAKE THIS UP WITH MY SURGERY TO ENSURE THAT ANYONE CONTEMPLATING THE MIRENA COIL IS WARNED OF THE POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS. 
Guest
2006-10-31 17:38:13
I came upon this site trying to see if anyone has gotten pregnant on the Merina IUD. It is so wild that half of you on here have experienced the same symptoms as I have. Panic Attacks, Depression, and Anxiety, I thought I was just tripping. I have a wonderful husband that treats me like a QUEEN, so why have I wanted to divorce him (crazy), three wonderful boys, so I ask why am I always irritable and depressed. You would think I have a horrible home life but to the contrary, it is wonderful; we're blessed. Reading all of the comments; the discharge, panic attacks, pain during intercouse, it's coming clearer. It just may be due to the Merina IUD, calling right now to make an appointment to have it taken out. Thanks ladies, good to know I'm not the only one on this boat. :)
Guest
2006-10-29 01:03:59
I had the Mirena coil for 2 years and suffered no cramps and had almost no periods which was great. Unfortunately since the coil was inserted I had to endure heavy discharge with a very offensive ''fishy'' smell. Got rid of it with antibiotics but kept coming back all the time. I had never had this problem before and haven't had it since I had the coil taken out.
Guest
2006-10-25 04:18:27
well my doc said to check mine ever so often and see if the strings feel alright what would it feel like if it were to be coming out ? 
:?
Guest
2006-10-25 00:37:28
i had a copper coil fitted about 4 months ago now, it was extremely painful! i nearly passed out. i cant use any hormonal contraceptions so i thought this would be the best thing to do. before i had it done i wish someone had told me i could have had some pain relief. ive never had any children so i think this made it even more painful. i was bleeding for about 3 weeks after and the periods have been a lot more painful since except my last period was a bit better, i also get spotting between periods. have had thrush as well. one thing that is really bothering me though, i didnt know wheither to blame it on the coil but ive noticed ive been getting very anxious all the time. i dont know if pmt is suppose to get worse because of the build up before the period and the bleeding is for longer. i went to the doctors today and i explained to him how ive been feeling and he said it sounds like im having panic attacks. have this happened to anyone else since having a coil fitted? i would really like to know. :?
Guest
2006-10-24 23:03:38
i had a minera coil put in yesterday, i got a local anesthetic injection to numb my cervix then got the coil inserted ( both were very sore) i was told to expct sore cramping in my abdomen or back but i havent so far, i have been experiencing small sharp pains in the tops of my legs & chest...am i just 1 of the lucky ones or is the cramping still to come? :? :)
Guest
2006-10-06 12:48:49
I had the marina coil inserted in April this year. Had regular periods-light-right up until july 12th last period. Been to the doctor last week because I was nausaus, bloated, sore nipples and acnefied, he carried out a pregnancy test which was negative, then precede to tell me he was sending me for a scan because the test wasn't 100% - how reassuring. Still waiting on scan date, if I'm not pregnant I will be asking them to take it out, I can't live with the uncertainty every month!! :eek
Guest
2006-10-05 08:27:53
I have had the copper (non hormomal) iud in now for almost 2 years. It is great overall apart from longer periods. I was interested to read some comments about much worse PMT. I have also experienced this but my Dr has said there is no research based evidence of the copper coil doing this. However i am sure my PMT which i never really suffered from before has become really severe and long lasting starting 7-10 days b4 my period. As i cant tolerate hormonal methods or preogesterone (which is in the Mirena albeit in very small doses) it is still the best one (i think) so far. I have just started taking herbal remedies to try and alleviate thie PMT and i'll see how it goes! :roll
Guest
2006-10-05 06:13:27
I got my Paraguard about 5 weeks ago. Insertion was uncomfortable but nothing like the horror stories I've read. My first period was a little heavier than normal but no discomfort. I went for my follow-up appointment yesterday and found that my strings have been "sucked up" into my cervix.My Gyn says this is normal. The only way I can check it is if I get an ultrasound every few months. I'm thinking about having it removed. A tip for anyone considering getting an iud--ask your gyn to cut the strings long.
Guest
2006-10-04 06:54:17
I had a Minera put in a little over a week ago. Slight pain, but not anything an Advil wouldn't take away. I went right back to work and even worked out that night. I haven't expereinced any unusual spotting, bloating or headaches. I feel pretty normal. I took various forms of the pill for the last 14 years and just had enough with the large amounts of hormones. I understand the IUD's horomones are localized and very little enter your blood stream. As for sex.. no problems here :grin
Guest
2006-10-04 04:25:39
hi ive had my iud for nearly 2 years now an never had any problems but i was due on about 3 weeks ago now an still havnt come on i am irreguler anyway but not normally this bad ive feel like im pregnant but dont no if its me bein stupid cause i no im really late i have read alot of the comments about pepole not havin periods since having the iud but is it possible to have periods normally for 2 years then just have them stop :?
Guest
2006-10-03 14:52:09
I had my copper T inserted at the age of 21, and before I have had any children. I have had it for about 4 years now, as Hormonal contraceptives play havock with my blood pressure and condoms give me thrush so bad I can't bear them. It did hurt to have it inserted, but that was mainly the local anethestic, and I had cramp for a couple of days after. I have not really had any major problems with it. Every now and again, I have a really heavy and long period, and infrequently have bad stomach cramps, but not so painful that I cannot go to work. I have gained a bit of weight, but I think thats because I don't do enough exercise more than anything else. Mood swings are also infrequent - however when i do have them, they are bad, my boyfriend can sense them coming and braces himself for the week - However I cannot pin this directly to the coil either.  
For me this is the only form of contraception I can safely use. However I am not looking forward to having it taken out when I decide the time is right to have children, but that's because I'm scared it will hurt. My advice to people reading this site, looking for information, is that you must make this decision for yourself, get all the information you can - your GP / GynOb will be the best place to go to get this. There are a lot of horror stories out there, but equally there are a lot of success stories too. At the end of the day, you have to do whats right for you. :grin
Guest
2006-09-27 15:10:29
Hi  
I had my marina coil removed yesterday after having it in only 4 months, this was due to really bad stomach pains in the lower left side of my stomach, pains during sex, also that fact my partner could feel it everytime we had sex. I went to the doctors who have refered me to the hospital to have a scan to check for ovarian cyst(as this is a side affect that can happen). When I had it removed doctor said the coil itself looks fine, she also gave me 2 different types of antibiotics to take, (not too sure why though) she didn't really explain just said it was with it being removed. If any one has had a similar experience could they contact me just so I kow its normal. Thanks in advance
Guest
2006-09-20 20:36:44
:? :sigh I got the paraguard inserted around april or may of this year....i went for my ultrasound a week after i had it put in to see if it was ok and they said that it wasn't high enough..anyway i had to come back in june to get it taken out and another one put in...this time when i got the ultrasound done a week later she said it was in a great spot and looked great.....it is now september and for the past week i have had severe pain in my pelvic region and it hasmoved to my abdomin.....i just went to my obgyn because iwas just fed up with the iud and worried about it soi wanted it removed...she just did and exam and she said she can'tfind it..she searched throughy and no luck..she said it either fell out(which i dont think) or it is lodged somewhere in my body..i have togo get an ultrasound tomorrow to see whats wrong...I don't know if anyone else has had this problem but anyone thinking of getting an iud please be careful and educate yourself on it before hand.
Guest
2006-09-19 06:08:37
i have had my IUD in for about 4 months now, i have cramping and i feel dizzy all the time, not to mention im gaining weight... i feel PREGNENT... i hate this thing. im going on wednesday to take it out.
Guest
2006-09-18 01:50:22
I had the Mirena iud inserted 6 months ago. It was very painful!! Now I am having leg pain, headaches, no energy, very moody. I just don't feel like myself anymore. I am going to have it removed as soon as possible.
Guest
2006-09-15 09:30:56
nullMIRENA :sigh I had the Mirena inserted 1 week ago and have had extremely bad pain in the abdomen even with pain killers it doesn't go away had it put in with no pain relief and couldn't believe how much pain I was in the rest of that day. The pain is always there some days it does not come on until later in the morning but then it doesn't go away no matter what. Have been back to see gyno and she said it looks like it is in the right position. sent me for untrasound and I go back on Monday for results. Radialogists kept asking me if I had pain on the left side. All I know is the pain wasn't there before it went in and now I am living in constant pain to the point that it is affecting my working ability. Has anyone else had this problem. I cant stand it. :? :? :?
Guest
2006-09-14 13:28:59
I had my Mirena inserted one year ago. My periods are much lighter and I only get occasssional cramping which subsides dramatically when I take a Primrose Oil and Omega Supplement. I have not gained any weight and I am happy to say that in the lasty year I have actually LOST weight!!! :) :grin
Guest
2006-09-14 13:09:09
Hi, I had the mirena coil fitted in march this year as my periods were so painful and heavy. Having it fitted wasnt too painful but i had bad stomach cramps afterwards for a couple of days. The period which followed was heavy and long and i got rid of it after around three weeks. Since then i have had continuous spotting and am lucky to have one clear week out of four! The whole experience of having to continually wear some form of protection is getting me down. The only good thing is the fact that when i do start a period the painful stomach cramps are virtually non existent. I havent noticed any weight gain as such, just my normal yo-yo ! I am feelin quite low and fed up but i think this situation is to blame. I am going to speak to my gp today for some advice as i really am considering having it removed. Has anyone else had an ongoing problem with spotting for such a long time? :sigh :sigh
Guest
2006-09-11 22:10:42
Every since I have been on Merina I have Had Panic & Depression Please leave well enough alone . :( :(
Guest
2006-09-09 13:53:33
I have had my IUD for ten months or so. I don't have children and i'm 31. Insertion was so painful - take a friend and some tissues if you decide to do this, also painkillers taken before. My doctor made out it was a 'blip' of pain, but what would he know about it! Anyway i'm increasingly experiencing full on PMT every month. Literally for the past 3 months i've tried to leave my boyfriend! and this month it looks like it's worked! i'm gutted as I now truely believe it's down to PMT. Has anyone had it this bad? there's very little/nothing medically to back up IUD causing severe PMT???
Guest
2006-09-06 17:46:03
I had an IUD (copper one) fitted yesterday, as i find the hormones in pills effect me really badly- moodiness, tiredness and loss of sex drive. I have experienced really bad cramping and it feels like my womb is being stretched upwards. I am wondering if the IUD is too big for my womb. I am very worried about not being able to conceive after leavng it in for what i have been planning as about 2 years. I have 1 child and am definatley wanting another, just not yet. Worried about it affecting the scar tissue in the uterus- and therefore affecting the chances of a baby implanting into it. Thinking of taking it out now after reading that and everyone elses troubles/worries.
Guest
2006-08-30 21:04:42
Ihave had my IUD for 6wks now,I got my period as normal although it was lighter than usual,but i have been lightly bleeding for 15days now.Can anyone tell me if this is normal? :roll
Guest
2006-08-30 03:23:17
I've had my IUD (w/out hormones) for almost 2.5 years now. I had it put in after my second son was born. I never got the cramps, don't have a period. I do get a few bad headaches a month, I also have backpain. Weight goes up and down. Never really thought much about it, till I started reading the site. I only came to the site, because I've been having problems with a discharge, I noticed one other person mentioned it, but nothing else has been said. Has anyone else had this problem? I don't know if it's something to be concerned about?  
Guest
2006-08-30 00:48:53
i have had a copper iud for nearly 3 years never been my normal self been having panic attack and worry over the silly thing which was not me before having the device fitted seeing all these on here i am going to have mine removed i think i would prefer a another baby seeing what half of you lot have gone through.
Guest
2006-08-25 15:01:08
:sigh I had the Mirena inserted Nov. 05 I have gained about 20 lb and have had an ongoing battle with bacterial infection ever sense. I never had this before. My doc said we will try a few thing to get rid of it if it doen't work we will remove it and have it tested for bacteria. When it was inserted I spotted everyday for 3 months, now I don't have any period at all. I am 33 years old and a mother of 3. If I could just get rid of this bacterial infection it would be great. If anyone can help let me know.
Guest
2006-08-24 02:41:05
:upset  
Hi 
I have had the copper coil in for one year now and I am having it removed next week. I have really heavy periods, terrible cramps and terrible PMT. Been to the Dotors and he swears this would not happen with copper coil, I beg to differ. He has reccommneded me to swap to Mirena to help my mood swings but reading above I think this is bad idea. He swears i will not put weight on with Mirena, is this true? also I have lost thick white guey discharge and some sexual positions are painful and I have never had so many spots in my life, my advice to you, don't have any coil fitted, bad idea, After reading this deffinatelly having removed next week and can't wait, thanks girls!!
Guest
2006-08-23 03:20:45
After suffering from entrometiosis I was advised that the merina coil was my last option before major surgery,so I went to the hospital 12 weeks ago to have it fit .It wasnt being done by my consultant but by another gynecologist. It was a very painfull experience . after a while of her trying I was told she couldnt manage to fit it. she told me not to worry as this can happen. she then told me she would book me in to have it done under a general. So I agreed to this. four weeks after I was admitted. A ten min procedure ended up three and a half hours!! they had punctured my uterus. I went back to see my consultant 2 weeks ago who said the next step was to have a hystorectomy or to try and fit the the coil for a 3rd time. I wasnt sure about having a hysterectomy so decided to be brave and go for the coil again as it was my consultant that was doing it. I spent two weeks wondering if I had made the right decision. I have got two wonderfull children and have no plans in the forseable future to have any more.So I went last week for a 3rd attempt once again it was unsuccesfull. Damage has been done either the first or second attemp!! i have to go back to theatre to see what damage has been done. if it is pos he will fit the coil if not do a hysterectomy. but I am going to tell them I dont want the coil anymore . I was unsure the first time I wish that I had followed my gut feelings then as all this wouldnt have happened . Guess I am just one of the very unlucky ones or mad ones!! my advice would be to think carefully and follow your instincts .
Guest
2006-08-22 21:21:34
I'm considering getting paraguard (non-hormonal) want to have my first child in about two years. I'm really concerned about scar tissue what are the chances of this happening and me not being able to conceive?Also what are the effects of cooper on the uterus?
Guest
2006-08-22 18:24:11
i had coil fitted 3 years ago suffered with weight gain, bloating and now having pannic attacks and depression going to have it out and see if i feel better :(
Guest
2006-08-22 18:24:09
i had coil fitted 3 years ago suffered with weight gain, bloating and now having pannic attacks and depression going to have it out and see if i feel better
Guest
2006-08-18 10:05:11
I HAVE BEEN CRYING NON STOP SINCE I HAD THE MINERA PUT IN LAST WEEK. IT'S NOT WORTH IT TO BE SO UNHAPPY. I AM CALLING TO HAVE IT REMOVED TODAY!
Guest
2006-08-17 03:32:09
I have had an IUD in for just over a year and can still not seem to get rid of my cramps, I had the iud put in a month after I had my daughter and am having the wrost time losing the extra baby weight not to metion im losing a hand full of hair everytime I even touch my head. I am only 22 and have never had any health issues until I had this iud put in , I am calling my doctor ASAP to have it taken out! thanks so much for all of your storys!! I think im on my way to a hair free brush, smaller waist and a life cramp free. :)
Guest
2006-08-14 19:50:40
I had a mirena coil fitted 2 months ago. Had some bleeding for 3 weeks. But now i've had a bad dose of thrush! Which I haven't had in almost 10 years. Has anyone experienced this or is it just a coincidence?
Guest
2006-08-13 03:32:00
i have had the minera coil in for 16 months now my strings have dissapeared and i'm worried that it will cause problems inside. i had a scan and its still attached but the strings have gone right in can you give me advice on what problems this may cause? :?
Guest
2006-08-03 06:15:02
I had the Merina a couple of years ago. I felt great no moodiness no cramping rarely got my period- lost wt- felt better then I had in years. Then I got it removed because I was feeling like I wanted more children but then decided the time wasn't right. After getting it removed - back with the period- back with the moodiness- back with the wt. I have read that the merina has some progesterone released in it over the years and progesterone can decrease carb cravings- but my chiro said to much progesterone can cause increased growth of facial hair I did not Experience thisI did not Along with many other side effects ( I can't remember what they are- sorry) I am getting the Merina re- inserted asap. I really did feel level head with no fluctuation in mood swings. Although I am not looking forward to the initial insertion- it was only uncomfortable breifly.with alittle cramping the day of ( Aleve and some rest took care of that)
Guest
2006-07-29 03:53:51
thank god it's not just me experiencing problems with Minera coil. I have fibroids and the minera was suggested. Had it fitted in April and bled on and off no stop. Went on holiday and took tablets to pospone my period, but ended up taking all of the tablets just to stop the daily spotting, (only managed 4/5 days of not spotting during 2 wk holiday with help of tablets) now I'm on day 12 of my peroid. Its never ending!!!!! 
Has anyone else suffered like this. When is bleeding likely to stop??? thinking of having it removed. Only upside to this coil is that I am not flooding and loosing clots!!
Guest
2006-07-29 03:53:37
thank god it's not just me experiencing problems with Minera coil. I have fibroids and the minera was suggested. Had it fitted in April and bled on and off no stop. Went on holiday and took tablets to pospone my period, but ended up taking all of the tablets just to stop the daily spotting, (only managed 4/5 days of not spotting during 2 wk holiday with help of tablets) now I'm on day 12 of my peroid. Its never ending!!!!! 
Has anyone else suffered like this. When is bleeding likely to stop??? thinking of having it removed. Only upside to this coil is that I am not flooding and loosing clots!!
Mom2LnA
2006-07-24 04:43:09
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I have the Mirena IUD and have had it for about a year and a half now with MANY MANY complications. I was considering having it removed and now that I have read these posts I am having it taken out as soon as possible. My question though is has anyone else had an issuse with painfull intercourse? My husband has recently told me that since i had the thing put in it is uncomfortable for him because the string rubs and pokes him. For me it's VERY uncomfortable because just the right movement bumps it and I am in pain for hours. I would love to hear from anyone else that has had this problem...to atleast let me know we're not crazy.
Guest
2006-07-19 03:03:21
I have had the Copper IUD for 2 months now. I got it 2 months after I gave birth to my son. Insertion was ok it didnt hurt when inserted but cramped and bled for 3 days.My first period after after I got the IUD was sooo terrible! :x I cramped for 3 days before I started and when i did start it was so heavy and crampy! Now im suppose to start my 2 nd period with the Copper ,Im a week late right now and I can`t feel my string. I checked it about 1 1/2 week ago and ive been using condoms since then. But just tio make sure I took a HPT and came out neg. Does anyone get there period late with copper IUDS?nullsooo
Guest
2006-07-11 10:46:32
I have had the copper coil fitted over a week ago, and I am still bleeding. I also get shooting pains in my lower abdomen occasionally, has anyone else had this? :roll
Guest
2006-07-08 13:18:45
I had the mirena coil fitted for exactly two years. Had irregular heavy bleeding for three months but it settled down and periods became light / to non existant. Fantastic, loved it as I cannot take any other hormonal contraception. My new partner and I want to try for a baby so had the coil removed last week. Having a horrendous heavy period. Hope I get pregnant soon and straight after the birth, as soon as possible, I will have the mirena coil re-inserted!! All I can say is give it some time to settle down before rushing to have it removed.
Guest
2006-07-07 00:57:58
**update**  
I am 31yr old woman who was fitted for the copper IUD almost 6 weeks ago. The first month was awful-- lots of cramps and bloating, but after my first period all symptoms disappeared. (yes i checked and found the string.) I'm actually quite happy to have it now but be warned...the first month leading up to your period can be brutal.  
 
Good luck ladies
Guest
2006-07-05 02:07:17
I had IUD inserted one week ago, I am having regrets as I have not stopped bleeding since then with cramps. My Dr has given me medication but thats not helping. If the bleeding does not stop in another few days I am having it removed.
Guest
2006-07-03 13:41:24
i have my IUD for nearly a year now and i have had no problems so far. i bleed a bit more then normal and for longer but it got better after. :) :) :grin ;) 8) :p :eek :upset :zzz :sigh :? :cry :( :x
Guest
2006-07-02 18:16:19
i got the mirena coil fitted in september due to having heavy periods and getting them twice a month i was at my gynaechologist on wednesday and she told me that it doesent put weight on ive put on over 2 stones since i had it in now looking to try and get it out DONT GET IT :?
Guest
2006-06-28 17:32:53
hi, 
iv'e had the minera for about 13 months now and i love not having my periods but the things that i do hate is i'm always tired, very bloated feeling, i have alot of mood swings, iv'e gained weight, and also have acne almost all the time. also iv'e had to go for pap smear test every 6 months and have had 2 cone biopsys done because my pap smear results keep comming back with low grade results, which means spots that could eventually turn into cancer, i'm not sure if this has anything to do with the iud but if anyone else has had this problem please post it so i know i'm not the only one. reading this i can see many of you have the same problems and like many of you my doctor tells me it has nothing to do with the iud. i already have 3 kids and don't think i want anymore and my doctor won't tie my tubes because he says i'm to young but i'm seriously considering taking it out. :?
Guest
2006-06-28 00:49:05
Hi, had the mirena fitted quite a few weeks ago for heavy and painful periods, started getting lumps around my pubic area, doc said this might be a reaction to the hormones. Has anybody else had this complaint??
Guest
2006-06-27 15:35:00
just had a copper IUD done last night !! after reading all this on here I am thinking of leaving work and going to the doctors and having it removed, Is it realy that bad and it was a quick descision also and the doctor didnt tell me half the things I have read on here, I have a daughter who is 6 and would like more kids in the future but not right now and I dont want this affecting me being able to get pregnant in the future !!!!! any 1 with any advice help me !!! :?
Guest
2006-06-21 22:37:46
Ladies....I'm not here to hate but here is my story... 
I have had my Merina IUD for 3 years now and Loved it. It was great, I had no period and no cramping. Well about 2 months ago I started experiencing complications, which I beleive are from the Merina. First sweating really bad, like everday my armpits are soaked...then weight gain...alot....I'm normaly 128 and I'm at 145 and climbing, and Iwork out and eat right just can't shake the weight. Also I noticed I had a mustach. Also black hairs growing from my chin and neck!!!! What the heck??? Then I've been getting really bad headaches, back aches, also morning sickness, bloated, retaining water. The weight gain has been for a couple months and I thought I was going crazy, my doc said there's nothing wrong with you and even my friends tried telling me that Iwas just getting older.......I'm 26 come on!!!! NOw that I have gained 15 pounds my doc is concerned and has no Idea what is wrong with me. She has ran every blood test under the sun too. Well I got on here and did some research and guess what........my IUD is coming out today. Thanks girls........I thought I was just a basket case.......Sorry to be hatin on Merina but she's not for me:)
Guest
2006-06-20 20:22:15
I had my copper iud removed two months ago. Since then I have not had a period. I took a pregnancy test which was negative. Has this happened to anyone else ?
Guest
2006-06-20 01:23:28
i have had my copper iud for 3 mths after insertion it was great although had a slight heavier period then normal but now on i feel something like a round shape with string but my husband cant feel anything during intercourse but it is making me soo much anxious can anyone help me please?
Guest
2006-06-20 01:11:21
I have IUD copper device for two and half years never been right seen having the device always put it down to having baby( big change in your life )but is there any one out there that has suffer anxiety seen having iud copper
Guest
2006-06-17 22:53:41
I had my first copper IUD inserted about 2-3 weeks ago. I have never been pregnant and am 31 years old. The fitting was more painful than I could have ever imagined, but it was brief. I will (for sure) ask for numbing medication when I take it out. There was moderate-severe cramping for the next 2 days accompanied by a slight fever. I have never had regular periods and rarely get PMS or cramps. The last few days I've suffered the WORST cramps Ive ever felt. I couldn't barely stand up as it felt like someone was holding onto my ovaries and SQUEEZING them. I have also had intermittant exhaustion and fatigue. Have also noticed a very weird sort of cloudy gel-like discharge (no odor etc.) I have been on more than 15 different hormonal bcs and refuse to put them in my body ever again. I am sincerely hoping this is just my body getting used to the device.
Guest
2006-06-15 23:18:49
hi just wondering if anyone else has had this problem, about a month ago had bad u.t.i with lots of pain had 4 lots of antibiotics and has got better but still having some discomfort so went to docs to get mirena checked as pain felt very 'coily' she couldnt find the strings so now am having to wait for an ultrasoun scan to find strings! and am obviously very worried any else had the same?
Guest
2006-06-14 21:53:11
I've had the Merina IUD for almost a year, and since then I have not had a period, which is a great thing. But I have gained tons of weight I get cramps really bad. I get bachaches and sometimes its hard for me to stand up really fast because my bach hurts so bad. I'm tired all the time, and even caffeine doesn't affect me anymore. I can fall asleep at any given time, or any given place if I allow myself to do so. I don't really know if I would recommend the IUD, I just thought it was me, but now since I read all these comments, it seems to the IUD. Also, just in the last 3-4 months I have gotten really bad acne. I never had it before, another side affect that isn't pleasant.
Guest
2006-06-14 17:43:04
oh me from above have been like this for best part of 18months i think i need to do something soon 2 year old has already packed his bags!!!
Guest
2006-06-14 17:39:28
hi i came in the site to check if it was me beeing paraniod i had the mirena fitted 6 weeks after having my 2nd baby and although having virtually no bleeding i feel pre menstral for most of the time moody irritable and at times i have a temper that ive never experenced before then i want to cry i did think at one time i was post natal until someone mentioned it could be i iud ive also suffered more from thrush like symptoms making intercource uncomfortable so not exactly swinging off the bedpost. any idea how long it takes to feel normal after removal i want to be me again l :sigh
Guest
2006-06-14 16:22:44
I've had the mirena fitted on 24/5/06 and although it was slightly uncomfortalbe having it fitted i was pleased until 4 days later then i bled for 12 days i'm beginning to wonder if it was worth having it fitted i feel irratable and drained. I have little option with any other method due to mood swings and loss of sex drive. After recently given birth to twins i now have 3 children and at the moment don't want anymore although i do plan for 1 more in about 3 years after reading all the coments i do hope i've made the right decision on having this fitted! :upset :)
Guest
2006-06-14 14:54:03
Hi, 
I just wanted to say I am amazed at all of these comments about the mirena. I have PMDD and cannot tolerate any kind of hormone treatment. I tried the Mirena and ended up on prozac which I have been on for 5 years. I have just had the copper IUD (yesterday), don't know if it was a good choice after reading this but thought it was worth a try. What amazes me is that when I said to the consultant about my mood problems with the mirena he said this was an UNREPORTED issue and that it shouldn't happen - amazing given the amount of you out there who have had the same reaction as me. WHY IS OUR PROBLEM NOT REPORTED? If you are sensitive to hormones / suffer mood related PMS / PMDD, the mirena is probably NOT for you. Being long term prozac user is not fun at all, believe me. :cry
Guest
2006-06-12 08:22:57
I have the iud for a year now and I stop breastfeeding like 6 days ago and i been trying to feel the strings but i don't feel them and my period is not here yet I do feel cramps like if my period is coming but no period. Also I don't feel like having sex anymore. :sigh
Guest
2006-06-09 14:45:34
I HAD THE COIL FITTED EIGHT YEARS AGO I HAD IT OUT THREE YEARS AGO AND BEEN TRYING FOR A BABY SINCE THEN WITH NO LUCK MY USBANDS AD ALL HIS TEST COME BACK OK AND ME THE SAME ANY SUGGESTIONS THANKS
Guest
2006-06-08 19:26:33
I've had the Mirena fitted for 2 years now. Relieved not to have terrible heavy bleeding but have had irregular bleeding and as time is going on my periods have got longer. I have also had terrible mood problems and have a job not to be constantly miserable. Feel hormonal most of time. I'm having mine out soon.
Guest
2006-06-08 17:35:07
i have had the marina ciol for 3 weeks painfull back sore heads swollen ankles :upset
Guest
2006-06-07 01:13:20
can someone tell me what would happen if i had the mirena coil and the implant in my arm :eek
Guest
2006-06-06 08:45:23
I had my copper IUD put on about a week ago and i am going to remove it on my first follow up appointment. I am bleeding since i got IUD put on and i am having a horrible cramps and horrible back aches. i also feel very bloated and i feel extremely tired. My doctor made sound like IUD will be a great option to go, but this is so horrible and i hate this more than anything. i am kind of scare about the fact that i am still bleeding. i already called my doctor today to see if i can come in earlier to have him remove this device from me. I don't recomend this IUD for anyone.
Guest
2006-06-05 23:53:29
I've had my my merina since Oct.'02 after my second baby. insertion went great, just light cramping for a couple hours. I love the fact that i have no more periods only spotting every 3 months or so.I have'nt ever had a problem with my weight before 'but i can't get rid of these extra 16 pounds for nothing.my face stays broke out, my hair has thinned out alot, and i stay very tired all the time. i've read up on some concerns that this is coming from the iud. i would like to hear from you if you have the same comments or concerns.i just want to feel like myself again.
Guest
2006-06-05 16:25:50
:eek It is 2.15-doctors appointment for Mirena 4pm just cancelled due to all comments-phew thanks :eek :eek
Guest
2006-06-05 05:30:46
I get my copper iud removed tom. I have had it for a few years now and loved it. When I had it put in I had normal cramping. No excessive bleeding. My husband has complained a few times about discomfort during intercourse, but other than that been great . Would do it again. We just want to try for another child. Does anyone know for sure if it has to be that time of the month for removal? The docs haven't said anything about that.
Guest
2006-06-03 03:26:30
i had the rod in my arm that had to be removed due to heavey bleeding and weight gain and igotmirena inserted on thursday 01/06/06 the bleeding has stopped just hope i get rid of the weight ;)
Guest
2006-06-03 03:26:30
i had the rod in my arm that had to be removed due to heavey bleeding and weight gain and igotmirena inserted on thursday 01/06/06 the bleeding has stopped just hope i get rid of the weight ;)
Guest
2006-06-02 02:01:12
I have had the iud since feb of 04, i got the depo shot after my daughter was born.a week before the depo shot was to be done I had the iud inserted.since then i have not had a period but i still get the cramping,fatigue,cranky, you know what all comes with it but no bleeding.should I be concerned about this? I have had the iud before and i did have a little bleeding for 2 days then it would stop. I like it. My husband says if we do it the right way he can feel the strings.
Guest
2006-06-01 03:10:02
i had a mirena fitted 3 yrs ago it went in no problems, a bit crampy that afternoon but nothing major, just had it removed ( no pain coming out either) as we want to try for a (baby no 3). I feel like i have said good bye to a trusty friend!! i have had no periods for almost 3 yrs just the odd spot here and there,i love it and as soon baby 3 is here ill have one put straight back in. I guess its an individual thing the coil, i would say give it a try!!!!!!!!
Guest
2006-05-22 16:27:01
I had my IUD put in and removed and it felt no different from having a regular exam. Fear of pain should not be a reason to not get an IUD if that is what you want - it's great for people that have a body that can handle it. QUESTION: Did anyone have an IUD removed and have pregnancy symptoms like sore breasts? HELP!!
Guest
2006-05-17 14:55:03
CAN I have a merina fitted? I've never had a baby. Am 34 yr old smoker, therefore I can't take the pill.
Guest
2006-05-07 03:59:09
Don't know anything about the copper IUD but I have the merina IUD. I feel tired and have bodyaches and especially lower backaches. I feel cramping alot even when I am not bleeding. My husband also complains that he feels something poking him when we have sex. I am moody and very irritable. I am trying to figure out if the pros outweigh the cons. I didn't know anything about scar tissue causing one to not conceive either. Doctors and especially the manufacturers don't say anything about some side effects I am hearing about. I would advise anyone else to get as many facts as possible before deciding to use this form of birth control. :?
Guest
2006-05-06 18:58:01
Can anyone tell more about the scar tissue and other symptoms? I've had the merina iud 5 months and think I want to have it removed. I have terrible body and backaches, headaches and feel tired all the time. Not to mention the moodiness and irritability. Bleeding has not been much of a problem since the first few weeks after I had it put in but I am sick of feeling so bad all the time. Can anyone one else say the same? Or is it just me?
Guest
2006-05-04 19:01:54
I had copper IUD fitted in 2001 and took out in a month ago. It is my due to have period but I haven't had yet. Is it a common?? How long I have to wait for first period aftre removal of cooper IUD?
Guest
2006-04-26 00:51:42
I had a copper IUD fitted 3 weeks ago and it barely hurt, just uncomfortable really. My friend had told me she's passed out! My first period hurt a bit but I had come off the pill so it was my first proper period in ages. Anyhow, I have tried to find the strings today and I can't. I believe sometimes you can't feel them depending on where u r in your cycle, i'm mid cycle now. Can anyone put my mind at ease.?As for side effects, I've lost 5 lbs since!
Guest
2006-04-25 17:10:29
please help i am so worried now i had my merina coil removed two days ago and i am feeling fine no pain no blood loss but i am really wanting to get pregnant i have already got two children but i have married now and my husband and i want a baby do you think that this would be possible now. please please please reply i am desprate for a baby. :cry
Guest
2006-04-18 01:04:20
i have had the merina since sept. 05 at first i blead lightly then i had no period at all after 3 month i had a period then 6 months later i have spotted a few times (after not having a period) now i am experiencing pregnancy like symptoms? i have taken several tests but all neg. my husband wants another baby but im not sure if i am ready yet (after 2 already) should i go to the doc. to see if i am preg.? i am a little worried. and i also wanted to add i have had a little weight gain (and lost it) and acne after not having it before my iud but i have controlled it by using aprocot scrub (medicated) other than that i have no complaints about my iud i never knew about the scar tissue so if i am preg. i should be thankful considering my husband wants another baby anyway huh? i am 21 and i wanted to wait a few more years before having another. my children are 3 & 4 and we have been married for going on 6 yrs (married young) my husband is the only partner i have had (and plan on having) should i wait for a 3rd child? dont get me wrong if i am preg. i would be happy i just wanted to wait a while now im considering having it taken out so we can have another child in the future
Guest
2006-04-11 18:46:00
I've had the mirena iud for about 1 yr period stopped after 3 days and the side effects that I have had are acne that I have never had before and slight weight gain. Doctor insists that unlikely due to the IUD. Had copper on prev. no problem for 2 yrs then began long periods about 12 days .
Guest
2006-04-08 00:09:11
i currently have the implant but it has caused acne, my GP has recomended the copper coil. Has anyone suffered from acne due to hormone contraception and tried the copper coil? has it cleared your acne. :roll
Guest
2006-04-02 18:22:32
Dont believe it when it says it is painless!! I got my IUD 4 days ago and I am still so crampy that I can barely get out of bed... and I cried like a baby when she put it in!!!!
Guest
2006-03-30 21:13:39
I had a copper coil for 2 years after my first child was born, then went on to have it removed and concieve a second child without a problem (needed some fertility drugs due to a thyroid issue unrelated to the IUD) Now I have had Minera for about a week. Find I am a little hormonal, hot flashes, and such, however I am anticipating that will slow down. Good luck ladies.
Guest
2006-03-29 16:17:46
hi,to the lady who gets vile migraines around the time of her period.i have had 2 non hormonal coils over the years and have always had migraines at my period.dont think it to do with coil just our bad luck.:upset
Guest
2006-03-28 12:43:21
hi im on my 3rd year of now with the hormone coil , i have not experienced any problems until now,for the last week or so i have had very sore breasts like when your pregnant,but dont think i am as i have no other symptoms, has any body else had this problem oh i am also 40 this year,could it just be my hormones? :cry
Guest
2006-03-28 00:20:09
Hi, 
I've had the copper IUD since Dec 2005. Since I've had it my periods have been slightly heavier and I get the occassional crampy feeling, but this far out weighs the constant worry about getting pregnant and also the the interuption of using a condom. No method of contraception is ever going to be side effect free but the knowledge of not having any weight gain, acne, lack of sex drive and a 98% chance of not getting pregnant was enough to persuade me.  
It was painful when it was inserted and I also had a constant dull ache for a about 2 weeks, but so far, I have had a good experience with it. My sex life has improved because I am able to have spontaneous sex and relax. 
I hope my experience will help anyone who is considering getting one.
Guest
2006-03-22 12:24:06
Hi, I have had mirena for 4 years now, mostly no problems, but have had recurring thrush many times over last 2 years, also had this problem when on oral contraceptive pill, doctors say not connected to pill or coil. Sometimes only clear of thrush 1 week then it comes back again, then next time I can be clear for 2 months or more.
Guest
2006-03-20 23:16:52
I had the Mirena fitted in june 2004, haven't stopped bleeding since, at first they told me it is normal for 6 months then at 6 months they told me anything up to a year and then at a year told me anything up to 2 years. I am about to book the 2 year check and am going to ask for it to be removed. Problems are worse than pre insertion and I have put on so much weight(may be coincidental). It seems that the doctors perhaps get a bonus for 'persuading' women to have the Mirena. Please think twice about having one inserted especially if you are still young enough to want to conceive at some stage.
Guest
2006-03-20 17:53:23
I JUST HAD COIL FITTED WONDERING IF I MADE RIGHT CHOICE HAD IT IN A WEEK STILL CRAMPING AND PAIN :?
Guest
2006-03-20 10:43:54
Hi  
 
I have had the non-hormonal IUD in (can't take anything hormonal) for 2 years 3 months. Recently (past 3 months) I have had vaginitis, 2 lots of Thrush and 3 lots of Cystitis ( I have woken up this morning and suspect that the thrush has returned after having it 3 weeks ago). Has anyone else suffered from reoccurring infections. The Dr said it ISN'T poor hygiene but bad luck, but I am wondering if it might be my IUD. Any one else suffred this?
Guest
2006-03-19 23:17:06
oh yeah me again from above posting. I have only ever had the same sexual partner
Guest
2006-03-19 23:14:50
Hi 
 
I have had the non-hormonal IUD in (can't take anything hormonal) for 2 years 3 months. Recently (past 3 months) I have had vaginitis, 2 lots of Thrush and 3 lots of Cystitis ( I have woken up this morning and suspect that the thrush has returned after having it 3 weeks ago). Has anyone else suffered from reoccurring infections. The Dr said it is poor hygiene but bad luck, but I am wondering if it might be my IUD. Any one else suffred this? :cry
Guest
2006-03-19 03:57:35
I have 5 children, I have had the Mirena put in in between them. No problems getting pregnant! I just had my third Mirena taken out so we could try for number 6 child. I hope it will be as easy as the previous ones to conceive. Highly recommend the Mirena. I bled for about three months after it was inserted but not heavy. Then the bleeding went away and I would lightly spot during my period. It was great!!
Guest
2006-03-09 07:45:25
I am supposed to have the Merina inserted on Monday and leave to go on vacation with my honey on Wednesday...I do not want to do it Monday if I am going to bleed the whole time we're on vacation...this is our first vacation w/no kids in 3 years! Did anyone else have bleeding (I can deal with some spotting & cramping) in the days afterwards, so much that you wouldn't want to have sex? I have been looking forward to a relaxing vacation, being intimate and spontaneous...anyone have any advice on this?? 8)
Guest
2006-03-08 17:45:04
i just got the copper iud and it was a lot better than i had expected after reading these messages. there was slight cramping when it was put in, and a small amount of bleeding, but he next day i felt fine. i've had no problems since. :)
Guest
2006-03-08 10:50:11
i am thinking of having mine out i have had mine in 4 8 months and had 2 infections ipd having severe back pain has any1 else had this :?
Guest
2006-03-03 01:33:00
i wanted to say to the girl that has the pregnancy symptoms, that i get them all the time. And i panic like hell every time! Am glad someone else agrees with me! :)
Guest
2006-03-01 06:03:43
Why have most of you chosen the Minera IUD? I am looking to the IUD because after 4 years of birth control I cannot take the side effects--emotional, loss of sex drive, headaches,--when I asked my gyno about the CopperT IUD because it does not have any horomones he said he only used the minera? Any advice...if I can't tolerate horomones in the pill what would be different with Minera? Also...I want to have children in a few years is this really likely to decrease my chances? Thanks:)
Guest
2006-02-28 21:04:12
can any one help me. I had my mirena coil removed on friday 23/02/06. 
Today 29/02/06 I have started bleeding very heavily and painfully. I also am trying for a baby. I have two daughters by a previous marriage. I am just wondering if anyone has fallen pregnant after having the mirena coil removed? an if so how long did it take before you conceived?, my last pregnancy was 2000. I only actully had the mirena in for 9 months. I really do want to conceive.xx xx xx xx please reply if you can advise in anyway.
Guest
2006-02-27 07:26:47
I HAVE HAD THE 5 YEAR IUD FOR 3 YEARS BEFORE MY GASTROBIOPASS SURGERY LOVED IT I HAD TO REMOVE IT FOR THE SURGERY AND IN DECEMBER 2004 THEY PUT THE 10 YEAR ON FEB.15,2006 I HAD TO GET THAT ONE REMOVED I BLEED EVERYDAY SINCE THE DAY THEY INSERTED THE IUD. AND ALSO INTERCOUSE WAS VERY VERY UNCOMFORABLE.......AND KNOW HAVING IT REMOVED THE SIDE EFFECTS ARE BAD!!!!!!! HEADACHES,BACKACHES, AND JUST MISRIBLE.JUST BE VERY CAREFUL.
Guest
2006-02-10 21:36:36
I had the IUD for 4 1/2 years and I started to feel sick and bloated. I went to the doctors because I thought that something was wrong with it and they found that I was 3 1/2 months pregnant and I didn't even know it. :upset They immediately sent me for a ultra sound, the baby was fine, but they thought that I would miscarry. They removed it a week later and put me on bed rest for a week. Now my baby is 7 mths old and very healthy. DON'T SLEEP ON IT LADIES. IT COULD HAPPEN TO YOU :eek
Guest
2006-02-05 20:47:48
I have had my IUD for 10 mts now. I have lots of cramping and have had times that I would bleed as long as 12 days straight, then other times I would skip my period all together. I think that I may be pregnant now because I can not feel my string. I am going to the doctor in the next couple of days to see!!!!!!!!!!!! : :zzz
Guest
2006-02-05 20:47:45
I have had my IUD for 10 mts now. I have lots of cramping and have had times that I would bleed as long as 12 days straight, then other times I would skip my period all together. I think that I may be pregnant now because I can not feel my string. I am going to the doctor in the next couple of days to see!!!!!!!!!!!! : :zzz
Guest
2006-02-03 05:41:32
I have a mixed review. I have the copper T, hurt to get put in, but doable (I had 2 vaginal births). However, after about 6 months I began getting recurrent yeast and BV infections and finally after 2 years am getting it out. I am totally disappointed b/c other than the change in my periods I have LOVED it! We are probably done having kids though. Interesting link to another comment, I now have ovarian cysts again that bleed. I have not had any problem with this since I had a laparoscopy 12 years ago. Hum?
Guest
2006-02-01 23:15:34
I've had my IUD (w/out hormones) for a little over two years. I have a strong family history of heart attack and stoke so I wanted something without hormones. My periods tend to be heavier but If I stay regular about excersing they are less heavy and I hardly cramp. Had my annual exam yesterday and the doc said everything looks great. Birth control options kinda suck, they all have there goods and bads but this has worked the best for my husband and I. :)
Guest
2006-01-31 20:33:59
I have had my coppe IUD in place since October 05. It hurt like heck when it was inserted - lots of cramping. It was all worth it though. I have heavier periods now but the advantages outweigh the disadvantages. I would definitely do it over again if I had to. The side effects from it for me are heavier periods, spotting for about 1 week after my period. Does anyone out there have any problems with vaginal drainage from the IUD? I am wondering if this is a side effect from the IUD?????
Guest
2006-01-31 18:39:56
But is it painful to put in and take out? :?
Guest
2006-01-31 18:27:50
I have had an IUD in for three years and have had no problem with it at all. I love it. It has been the best thing I have ever tried.
Guest
2006-01-31 18:24:40
I am thinking about getting an IUD because I don't want to be on the pill anymore. Does it hurt when they put it in? I didnt have a vaginal birth and Im really worried about the pain.
Guest
2006-01-31 01:42:52
I am scheduled to get an IUD put in a week from today, but I am definitely reconsidering after reading these notes. I want the convienence, but not the side effects.
Guest
2006-01-22 17:31:01
had my mirena fitted 3 months ago spotting ever since and periods are just as bad as pre insertion has any one else had this problem, and does it eventually work?
Guest
2006-01-22 06:17:11
I'm suppose to get my iud placed in a few weeks is ther any postive stories because now I'm very nervous it does not sound fun sounds like painful periods[LIST] ::sigh
Guest
2006-01-22 03:43:11
I had my IUD placed after my third child was born. At first I experienced a lot of cramping and my periods lasted up to 8 days. But now, after 2 years, things are back to normal. I am very satisfied.  
:p
Guest
2006-01-22 03:13:52
I forgot to say that I had my IUD in for 3 years. ~ Jenn from Seattle
Guest
2006-01-21 21:14:21
I am 23 years old 9 mo pregnant this is my first child my cousin told me about the IUD i hand never heard of it befor i really want to get it but i am not sure which one to get and after reading all the notes i dont know if i want one at all now. only because when i had the depo shot i bleed for 8 mo none stop as a side affect. and i would like to have more kids some day and i would be very sad if i could not. can some one giev me some advice and let me know what thet think i should do. please respon to NM. thank you. :sigh :sigh :sigh :roll
Guest
2006-01-21 19:25:25
i had my iud placed after my second child was born and for like the first three and a half months my period was very irregular alot of bleeding between periods i mean like everyday and over time the bleeding got less and now four and a half months letter i have no bleeding at all including periods i have none so i would say i am very happy with my iud (5 year) and when my five years are up i will be getting another one unless i decide to try for a girl :grin
Guest
2006-01-21 18:41:24
I have a friend who just turned 21 after having her second child ( 2yr old and 2 months old ) She's not sure if she wants to have anymore kids later and was going to get her tubes tied. Some family members have influence in her decision. So I suggested the IUD. Does anyone have any other suggestions to help her out? Her tubal is scheduled for a week from now. :?
Guest
2006-01-21 18:25:05
I have a friend who just turned 21 after having her second child ( 2yr old and 2 months old ) She's not sure if she wants to have anymore kids later and was going to get her tubes tied. Some family members have influence in her decision. So I suggested the IUD. Does anyone have any other suggestions to help her out? Her tubal is scheduled for a week from now. :?
Guest
2006-01-21 07:07:00
has anyone had ovarian cysts because of the iud! i have a copper one and also have the cramps, backaches, sharp pains and profuse bleeding!! cant take hormones bc they make me mean!! on the other hand , no condoms , no pills , no moodswings almost seems worth the side effects :grin
Guest
2006-01-21 06:03:19
i was recently married and we want to wait for a long time for children. has anyone actually gotten preg after having an iud removed? :?
Guest
2006-01-21 05:39:54
hi i am 23 and have 2 kids (4and2 1/2) as of right now i do not want any more kids. Tried the depo, gained weight, lost sex drive. Tried nuva ring, great, still no sex drive, and hormonal as heck. Hoping the copper iud will be good. Scared about major bleeding and cramps. ;)
Guest
2006-01-21 04:54:02
i have had a hormonal iud for about two months now and when inserted i almost passed out now i am having horrible cramping that makes me sick. i have not had any bleeding since a week after it was inserted, but i get no complaints from my fiancee during sex like i did with the nouvaring. it was so uncomfortable to both of us. going through these cramps is worth not having to worry about birth control all the time and not having any problems with sex. plus it gives a good five year wait between having another child :p
Guest
2006-01-18 23:47:52
This forum just made up my mind to NOT get an IUD! I have two babies, and was going to get one until now. I guess I will be going on the pill. The comment about your body rejecting it makes total sence. Thanks for your stories. I DO want to have more kids later!
Guest
2006-01-18 21:55:11
hi all I got my mirena IUD put in in Aug. 05.Well I have had my periods last for anywhere from 7 -8 days but it is light not heavy like my periods used to be.Right now I am having a little cramping but no sign of bleeding.Me my my fiance fool around without a condom(he just sticks in in a couple of times) but we use a condom for the ejaculation part.What are the chances of me being preggo?Could me not having any bleeding yet be my periods stopping altogether?Any insight please :? Worried
Guest
2006-01-18 03:40:27
I had mine for 4.5 years and loved it.. as soon as i got it out i started bleeding.. not my period not due for 2 weeks.. is this normal? :? Someone please let me know..
Guest
2006-01-17 22:06:25
I had a plastic Lippys loop coil fitted some 23 years ago. I have had no side effects, no pain and normal periods up to 3 years ago when they stopped completely. I am now being advised by my clinic nurse to have it removed as I no longer need it.. so Im told!! So very apprehensive at the moment about having it taken out Has anyone else had one for such a long time and then been advised to have it removed? :?
Guest
2006-01-16 21:16:20
I have lower back cramps all month. I have had the Mirena in place for two years. I am concerned with all the back cramping... IT is like a dull ache all month long and seams to get worse at night. The Doctors tell me it is normal. Does anyone else notice that? Thanks.
Guest
2006-01-16 02:48:50
I had the copper IUD put in 3 months ago, now I am feeling pregnant. Has anyone gotten preg. and know about it with the IUD :?
Guest
2006-01-15 15:42:45
I had the Mirena IUD inserted a few months ago to help regulate my extremely heavy periods. I have had three children and after my third child I developed very heavy periods.Before the IUD, I was miserable the first three days or so during my period (dizzy, cramping, tiredness). Upon visiting my GYN doctor, we discussed the option of an IUD. At first I was very nervous because birthcontrol was a personal issue for us. My husband and I finally made the decision to have it inserted. Upon insertion I experienced some cramping but only for a few moments. After that, I was fine. So far I am very happy with it. I have no regrets (so far, so good) I still have irregular bleeding, but it's light not heavy. No cramping. I have been told that this will eventually subside. I would rather deal with the irreg. bleeding than what I dealt with before. I have not had any weight gain or headaches. I am still hopefull that this will continue to benifit me so that I can be the best Mom that I can be. I am feeling much better during my periods and much happier. The best part is, if it doesn't work out for any reason, it can be removed by a doctor upon request.( do not attempt to remove it yourself. Only a M.D. can remove it)
Guest
2006-01-14 17:25:41
ohmigod 
 
I had the non hormonal coil fitted and have had an infection since which wont go despite 3 different anti biotics. I also get bad ovary and uterus cramping which almost make me faint and my period lasted about two weeks. now its four days late and I dont know if this causes irregluar periods or what? How much money will i have to spend on pregnancy tests? I'd better not be after 3 failed pregnancies last year.
myvisata
2006-01-14 16:31:29
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Guest
2006-01-08 22:11:59
i have the mirena coil i have had it for 1 and a half years i have had no problem at all with it i think it is brill i used to have the most heavy periods in the world would blood for 2 week off for 3 days and then back on but since having the coil i dont have any period at all i cant use any other contracepion with a harmone in it due to having a stroke  
i am so happy with the coil 
:) :) :) :grin :)
Guest
2006-01-08 19:45:28
ive ha my iud in for 3 years now and ive problems from thhe start bad back pain also lower abdomanal pain heavy periods been to my docter lots off times she gives me antabicts thay make no diffrences after readin all the coments im gony get it out i have 2 kids and only 21 so a wont another some day im very scard im maynot beable to now a :upset :sigh :cry
Guest
2006-01-08 19:45:06
I had the Mirena coil fitted 4 years ago after the birth of my first son and loved it, cramping and spotting are perfectly normal. I had the coil removed to have another child and caught the next month. I had another coil put in after the birth of my second son and everything has been fine except i'v started to experience vile migraines around my period time and i'm not sure whether it's the coil or not. Has anyone else experienced this? 
Guest
2006-01-08 16:21:36
Which hormones are affected by the hormone coils? 
Does it stop a hormone being produced?
Guest
2006-01-08 05:59:09
i am thinking of having a mirena iud inserted next month. so many bad things people re talking about i am getting nervous. i have one girl and may think about another on in a few years. i have horrible cramping and heavy periods will this help or make it worse. i cannot handle the homones in the pill so my doc rec. an iud help i am confused.
Guest
2006-01-08 05:21:23
All the comments above are freaking me out! :eek I had my mirena IUD put in 5 months after the birth of my first child and despertly want to have more children! I have had random periods, cramping, and a very noticeable weight gain. :? :cry :(
Guest
2006-01-08 01:17:54
I had my IUD for 2yrs. I took it out to have a baby its been 3 months and i cant get pregnant my periods are lighter. Has any one been able to get pregnant after the IUD? :cry
Guest
2006-01-07 22:54:26
I'V HAD MY IUD FOR A YEAR 3 MONTHS. I  
HAD GOT MY IUD AFTER MY SON WAS BORN. 
AND 2 DAYS AGO, 
AFTER SEX I WHEN TO THE BATHROOM  
IT HAD CAME OUT. 
I NEVER HAD PROBLEMS. UNTIL 2 DAYS AGO.  
MONDAY I GO TO HAVE IT PUT BACK IN. :) :roll :grin
Guest
2006-01-07 20:33:13
hi I had the Mirena coil fitted on wednesday (4.1.06). I keep having tremendous lower abdominal pain ( in my ovaries)far worse than any other period pain. I feel dizzy and nearly pass out . I had general anesthetic to insert but am really worried about these side affects. :? :?
Guest
2006-01-07 20:19:13
I had Mirena put in about a year ago (March 2005) and I had bleeding the first few days and then my periods stopped all together. Than all of the sudden I starting cramping and got my period. Is this normal or does it mean that the Mirena fell out?
Guest
2006-01-07 15:32:18
IM SO WORRIED THAT I WONT BE ABLE TO HAVE KIDS AFTER HAVING THE COIL, IS THERE A LARGE PERCENTAGE OF WOMEN WHO HAVE THIS PROBLEM :sigh :sigh
Guest
2006-01-07 15:25:44
I AM THIMKING ABOUT HANIN A COIL FITTED IVE FOUND THAT ALOT OF WOMEN GAINED WEIGHT AFTER HAVING THE HORMONAL COIL FITTED, I CANT HAVE ANY CONTRACEPTION USIND HORMONES BUT DOES THE COPPER COIL HAVE THE SAME SIDE AFFECT. i AM WORRIED NOW THAT AFTER TRYING VARIOUS OTHER CONTRACEPTIN METHODS THAT THE COIL WILL BE ANOTHER FAILED ATTEMPT. CAN ANY ONE SHED SOME LIGHT ON THIS FOR ME :?
Guest
2006-01-07 08:18:19
I had the Copper T for two years now. I am also a person that suffers from heavy bleeding. I have just now start suffering from headaches days at a time. In addition, my husband complainsn of feeling a poke when we're having intercourse. I love not having to remeber to take pills and things such as that. After reading the other comments I am a bit concerned about not being able to have children afterwards. The last thing is that I've learned that Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) is associcated with the IUD as well.
Guest
2006-01-06 05:22:46
I had my copper iud put in a week ago Im having a problem w/ very painful constant aching in my lower back and abdominal. IS THIS NORMAL IM WORRIED ABOUT INFECTION ANYONE ELSE HAD THIS PROBLEM? :sigh
Guest
2006-01-05 22:09:31
That helped me! I am going to do it!!! next month. 8) :grin  
thanks!!!!
Guest
2006-01-05 18:37:34
I started using the copper IUD's back in the late 70's and didn't have a days worth of trouble with them.I didn't have one for a few years because the knuckleheads at the pharmacetucal companies decided to take them off the market. I decided to have children during that period of time anyway and had two successful pregnancies in the early 90's. As soon the copper IUD was available again I had i inserted and had it in up until a few days ago which was for 10 yrs.I'm officially in menopause now (age 48) so I don't need it anymore.It was a fabulous method of birthcontrol for me and my husband as I was allergic to foams, spermicides and condoms. My family has a history of heart disease and other conditions so hormones would have been too risky. The only time I had any trouble with the IUD was suffering through my gyn trying to get it out after 10 yrs. It just wouldn't come out. Finally after her 4 th try she got it out.If I had known that it would hurt that much I would have had gotten drunk first to help numb the pain, lol... Other than that I can't complain. The Copper IUD is the best with little to no side effects if any. Hope this info helps someone.
Guest
2006-01-05 18:26:51
thank you so much! That helped. any more stories??
Guest
2006-01-05 17:53:45
I used the copper T for 2 years and removed then I had my daughter now 16 years old. I used again for 5 years and removed then I had my son now 11 years old. I had been with the T for almost 12 years and now I take out; the only change was that my period comes cada 23 days. Good luck!
Guest
2006-01-05 17:06:53
:) :grin :roll
Guest
2006-01-05 17:05:08
I am scheduled to get an IUD NEXT month. I was very nervous because my freind told me that her mom had one about 20 years ago and got pregnant but the baby was a tube baby and died and then after that she could not have kids anymore. I know that this method has changed since 20 years ago. But the good comments I have read are soothing. Has anyone had a problem with it comingo out???? Any other stories to tell me. i HAVE been doing ALOT . . . . OF REsearch. But my doctor thinks this will be great for me because I had 2 babies in one year and the second child I had, I was on the pills, so I am terrified of that. And I am on the shot, but it made me bleed too much, so progestin is not for me. Any other stories that are good ones?? Also can you not use a condem? Because I am married and my husband does not beleive in those, so I need a 99% effictivness like the shot
Guest
2006-01-05 16:36:22
I got the merina in June 13th 2005 because I suffered really bad from constant bleeding after having my three kids. After a month or two my periods stopped totally and I feel great. I even LOST weight!!!! I love it. So much better than trying to remeber a pill. I know of at least 8 people who have had a coil and had kids very soon afterwards. My best friend was preg within a month!!! Don't worry it is always the bad stories you hear - there are loads of good ones out there ;)
Guest
2006-01-05 14:52:29
I just had my copper T inserted yesterday and it have been great, no pain, I just had a baby boy a month ago; and my husband and I at this time do not want anymore kids, even though I sometimes think that I would like to have a baby girl some day... now I am scared about if I would be able to have kid in 10 years when I take my IUD out... :?
Guest
2006-01-05 14:30:21
i had the copper iud fitted 2 months ago now worried about it affecting my chances of having another baby thinking of having it removed :?:? :sigh
Guest
2006-01-05 14:07:50
Hi, I had the Mirena IUD put in 3 years ago, I've had no periods or problems in that time except for slight mood swings but that's normal. I had it taken out in early Dec, I haven't had a period yet and my partner and I are trying to conceive. Does anyone have any good comments! Now very nervous and worried after reading all the bad comments! :?
Guest
2006-01-05 07:51:47
I have had a copper T in for almost 4 years and I really like it, but lately after sex I've gotten a sharp pain in that area and I've experienced the late periods and "pregnancy like" symptoms.
Guest
2006-01-05 07:49:00
I've had my copper T for three months and it's been great! Heavy periods, but far better than the side effects of hormones. However, I do have some brownish bleeding a day or so after intercourse. Anyone else have this problem? I think everything is fine, but it's a bit odd. Overall very pleased though! Oh, and I'm 23 w/o children. :grin
Guest
2006-01-05 07:06:09
I had the iud put in in 8/99 and removed 11/03 by dec i was pregnant it worked for me 5 yrs
Guest
2006-01-05 03:00:28
Your reacts like it is a forien body causing your body to attack it that is what cause's scar tissue I to CAN NOT HAVE KIDS NOW!! 
I had a hysterscope we the go in through your vaqina and look around the doctor could not believe how bad it was he even took biopsy's because he thought it might be cancer my uterning lining is so bad he recamenned I have a hysteroctmy dont do it If you want to have kids later on :upset Know im going to be married with no kids because i can't afford to adopt
Guest
2006-01-05 00:42:36
I am supposed to be getting the merina fitted at the end of the month but I am petrified that I will put on weight and get bad spots. Has any one actually found it really good, because I think I may just stay on the pill otherwise. I only ever have a light period and it is always on the day I am expecting it. It sounds like you seem to bleed all the time with a coil??? Any advise?
Guest
2006-01-05 00:24:30
I had the paragard fitted yesterday and so far have had slight discomfort, and have since started lightly bleeding. my boyfriend said he was able to feel the stings but it was not bad, I tried to feel for my strings today but was unable to feel them. Its the best feeling to have sex without having to worry about a condom taking away the great feeling, although the insertion is not pain free, the advantages out weigh the bad. since having it i am havin abdominal pain and can feel something is there, but like i was informed its just my body getting used to it. in my opinion this method is great for those who like my self but one extreme weight gain with the pill. you just need to think about it before getting it. :) GOOD LUCK!!
Guest
2006-01-04 21:11:33
Just got a paragard yesterday afternoon. Cramped badly afterwards but within a couple hours and having taken a couple advil it was mild much like when on my period which i just started this morning anyway. I had intercourse last night and felt just fine...no complaints from my better half about feeling any strings. Don't know if all docs do this but mine trimmed the strings to where she thought they were short enough not to be felt by my man but long enough for me to check them.
Guest
2006-01-04 20:57:27
I have the Merina IUD and have had it since August 05. The first month on it was horrible I had my period almost everyday with the exception of one or two. Luckily my period stopped completly after that. I have broken out all over like I am going threw puberty again. I am considering having it removed but I love the fact that I dont have my period anymore and can be intimate anytime I want to. I used the depo for a long time almost 8 years and gained a ton of weight on it. My only hope is that all these side effects stop after removal. I never knew about the scaring. Wish I had known about that before hand.
Guest
2006-01-04 20:32:38
I am just going to have a mirena coil put in because I have heavy bleeding and fibroids. I wanted to have a Hystorectomy but the doctor said no (I am 47) and to try the coil first. Has anyone experienced an improvement in their periods after having this fitted. I am a little scared,. :eek
Guest
2006-01-04 07:00:58
i'm supposed to get an iud this thursday coming up. i was on the depo right after giving birth in July however, i have gained a whole lot of weight and my hair is getting really thin. These stories about the iud are kind of scary hugh? :eek
Guest
2006-01-04 03:28:25
i am suppose 2 get an iud ???? i have a health issue where i can't use pills or hormonal contraception......i was all about it until i read alll this now i am kinda scared??? anyone have an advice? :? :)
Guest
2006-01-03 22:24:25
i'v had my iud almost a year and i hate it the side effects range from cramping and bleeding to me actually lactating it's horrible :upset
Guest
2006-01-03 21:36:02
it sounds like you can't get pregnant easily after because of scar tissue. for me it's not worth the chance cause i want kids. has anyone tried things like the cervical cap or diaphram? :?
Guest
2006-01-03 21:29:34
I got a Mirena IUD on the first day of July. I love it but I have had some surprise bleeding and I am not sure why me and my honey have decided to wait a couple of years before we have another child. He really does not want me to have the IUD because he is afraid that I may not be able to become pregnant. Is there any one out there that can give me any advice on pregnancy after the IUD. :?
Guest
2006-01-03 21:22:26
i was thinking of getting an IUD, but i doubt it now. Sounds scary with all that bleeding and cramping. Plus, I want to have kids someday. this seems like its for those who are done with kids.
Guest
2006-01-03 21:08:16
I have had the IUD for about 4 1/2 years now. I dont have many side effects from it. I do notice however that sometimes i have "pregnancy "like sypmtoms and my periods are about a week or so late at the same time i have these symptoms. During my reading up on the IUD I learned that conception is possible but the IUD prevents the embryo from implanting on the uterus. Is this why i sometimes feel pregnant? Does anyone else experience this?
Guest
2006-01-03 19:25:07
Am having Minera IUD inserted later this month... v nervous! Currently have depo so hope this is as good. :grin
Guest
2006-01-03 19:22:30
I have had the copper t iud for about 5 months now, no problems except my periods are running longer and so far i have been a whole month with only 2 days out of that month with no period...plus cramping...my husbands complains of the string when we have intercourse but other than that i have had no problems and not even noticed it
Guest
2006-01-03 09:30:57
Has anyone succesfully had a child after having a Copper-T IUD removed? Also, to what extent does the IUD cause scarring? :?
Guest
2006-01-03 05:25:39
This is my second iud. I had the mirena put in a couple years ago and had it taken out within a few months. The hormones made me as moody as hell, my face broke out and I gained weight. The only good thing was no periods. Now i have the copper T. I had it inserted Dec.16. I just had a really heavy period for 8days! other than that, Ihave no problems with it? I just hope the spotting and heavy periods subside. :roll
Guest
2006-01-03 02:34:29
To anyone don't get A IUD if you want to be come pregnant later on because it cause's scar tissue to form in you uterus makeing it so the baby can't implant!!! I have learned the hard way.......
Guest
2006-01-03 01:27:10
i want to get the hormone one, has it made anyone here fatter or "hippier"?
Guest
2006-01-03 01:15:20
i read in something that it is safe to have sex when you feel comfortable
Guest
2006-01-03 01:13:31
i have had the iud for almost a month and now i am experiencing random bleeding accompainied with menstral cramps. i just want to know if it is normal or not. i might need to add that i have had sex since and maybe thats the cause
Guest
2006-01-03 01:08:35
I just got an iud put in about 4 days ago and I am still having painfull cramping. Is this normal? Also , when is i safe to have sex after you have an iud put in? :) :grin :?
Guest
2006-01-03 00:26:37
My iud came out in late november and i could have concieved in december i took a pregnancy test it was neg but because i dident really get periods when i had the iud i dont know if its to early or what
Guest
2006-01-02 23:25:13
I Had mine in for two months when it cause a infection and had to have it surgery to get it out and now I can't get pregnant :cry :upset
Guest
2006-01-02 07:55:09
I have had headaches for the last three weeks, I am not sure if it has to do with the IUD that I have had for almost a year. I do have really bad backaches, almost like back labor, when I should be having my period. I don't actually have my period, I just have alot of cramping in my back around the time I should have my period. I am not really sure if the IUD is really for me. I have my yearly checkup coming up at the end of this month, which I will be consulting with my doctor to make sure that this form of birth control is really for me. I have had alot of problems with this birth control form since I got it almost a year ago. Does anyone else get these headaches or have back cramping like back labor during their period? :)
Guest
2005-12-31 22:38:33
has anyone carried a pregnancy to full term with an IUD present. If so what are some of the complications.
Guest
2005-12-31 21:47:06
:) I HAVE HAD MY IUD FOR 2 YEARS AND I HAVE NOT HAD ANY PROBS. I BLEED A LITTLE MORE THAN I USED TO AND I CRAMP A LITTLE MORE. FOR THE MOST PART IM SATISFIED WITH IT. 

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