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a better iud
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Published: 13 years ago
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a better iud

There is another IUD out there that uses no hormones. I know you might be turned off from the entire IUD experience but trust me this works. I believe in this product so much that I could be a spokeswoman. I had all the problems listed on this forum, and it almost cost me my career, LITERALLY. I am in the Navy and I have to maintain a certain weight and because of the Mirena I could not stop gaining weight after my son was born. I had lost over 20 pounds after my son was born, I was on a diet and excercising 5 days a week. When my son was 3 months old I got the Mirena put in and within 3 weeks I had gained all the weight back and some. I wanted to cry. The cramps and bleeeding were crippling me at work, and in the military the last thing they want to hear is "I can't come to work because I got menstrual cramps" they don't care. Then I found this forum and decided that it wasn't just temporary and it was a strong possibility that I could be forced to live like that for the next 5 years. But I knew I needed something, and my options were slim; I am scared of needles so I couldn't get Depo, the patch in my opinion is a death sentence that actually has a lawsuit pending, the vaginal ring is too much work, and I was on the pill when I got pregnant with my son. So I was really disappointed that this IUD thing wasn't working. But then I thought maybe it's any IUD, just this one. So I talked to my doctor about getting the copper IUD (which is what he wanted me to get in the first place I just thought I needed the hormones to keep my periods regular). He was moore than willing to make the switch and he did it at the same time. He literally took ou the Mirena, showed it to me, and within 3 minutes the new one was in. I got the Paraguard IUD, it is so much better I can just kick myself for not getting it in the first place. It has no hormones, it can stay in for up to 10 years versus 5, and the copper coil around it acts as a spermicide, and for all those women who want to have more children you are able to get pregnant the minute it is taken out, unlike the Mirena where it can take up to a year. In my opinion if you want a new kind of birth control this is the way to go. And since you've already had one IUD, you'll know immediately if it's not working for you and have it removed. It has been working great for me, the bleeding has stopped, not even spotting, no cramps, I'm losing the weight and I have a much better attitude overall. I hope this helps.

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