I guess I must have missed this thread before, but here's my two cents...[:D]
I got the Paragaurd (copper T) inserted back in October. I do not do well with hormones (depression and mood issues), so opted against the mirena. Immediatly following, I had the WORST cramps, that lasted for several days. I was told afterwards that it was probably so painful because I had not ever had a vaginal delivery, anyone else heard this? Anyway, for the first few months I had FREQUENT stabbing pains, which have been gradually subsiding, but, I am I sad to say, that I am STILL having bleeding. It is down to spotting, but (TMI here, sorry) I haven't had one day with out bleeing since Maggie was born eight months ago! [:0] I was told to expect some bleeing for possibly up to six months following insertion, so I haven't worried about it too much until just these past few weeks. I am now starting to think more and more that it has something to do with my PCOS, and I'm going to wind up on hormones of some sort to regulate me anyway. [:(]
I had heard great things about IUDs from several friends, and so it kind of came as a shock to have so much pain after I got it. But things have calmed down now (except the bleeding, which may be something else entirely), so if it keeps from getting pregant for awhile, it was worth it.
Acting President, Utah Chapter
DH, Scott, 25
Maggie Lylas, 6/9/03, 29 weeks, severe pre-e