I just wanted to check in after having the IUD out for a week. I am having ups and downs. Sometimes the "brain fog," "flash" headaches (quick onset, sharp pains), and really horrible depression comes back for an hour or two, and I take a nap and try to shake it. As before, there is nothing external in my life that is causing these depressive mood swings. It feels a lot like when I first got it in--muddled and sad for no apparent reason. I am VERY tired right now and am sleeping a lot at night.
However--the good things.
*Numbness in my hand for the past 2+ years that I thought was Carpal Tunnel has totally vanished!
*Overall, my mood is better and I feel sharper
*Chin acne has already vanished, and I am hoping the chin hairs will follow
*I have lost 5 pounds, probably mostly water weight! My partner says I look and feel less puffy. I can tell also.
*Sugar and alcohol cravings have vanished. I no longer inhale food and wine at night after eating reasonable meals all day.
Hang in there, ladies! I will too. I'm taking vitamins and drinking LOADS of water and tea. I'm going to my NP today to ask about the lingering pelvic pains.