Depo Withdrawal, Hormone Imbalance,

Discontinuing Depo-Provera & Androgen Rebound

When it gets worse before it gets better  Kristina, who took Depo Provera injections for about a year, stopped because of repeated and severe urinary tract infections. Once her final Depo injection wore off, her troubles weren’t over. She reported going through “terrible withdrawals,” with migraines, constipation, diarrhea, weight gain, hemorrhoids, back, side, stomach issues, and severe breast pain. Six months…

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IUD, pain with insertion,

‘The new visitor in your uterus’

Painful IUD insertion a warning sign “It’s not just the pain; it’s also the deep biological sense that something in your body that should not be messed with is being aggravated, activating what I can only describe as a fight-or-flight response where you can actually do neither, since the threat is inside of you,” writes Casey Johnston of her experience…

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Cortisol, Hormone Imbalance, Bone Loss, Depo Provera, Birth Control Shot

The Unique Dangers of Depo-Provera Birth Control Shot

How hormonal disruption leads to immune suppression “Depo Provera is the only contraceptive to mimic cortisol in the body, which makes its side effects really serious,” said Dr. Joel Brind, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Human Biology and Endocrinology at Baruch College of the City University of New York. Depo has been shown to increase a woman’s risk of both loss…

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Paragard IUD, Lawsuit

Hormone-free, long-acting, effective, zero maintenance contraceptive proves too good to be true

Legal action against the Paragard copper IUD picking up speed Numerous lawyers are now investigating wrongdoing in the design, manufacture, and marketing of the Paragard IUD, citing negligence in promoting a flawed device while failing to warn users of the dangers. As they bring legal actions against the manufacturer, Teva Pharmaceuticals, and CooperSurgical, who recently bought the Paragard birth control …

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Britney Spears, IUD

Do IUD’s Really Liberate Women?

Spears’s gut-wrenching testimony starkly illustrates that when women cede control of their bodies to devices like IUDs, it paves the way for an alarming loss of bodily autonomy — all the more horrific for women who were forced to have the device implanted in the first place,

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Three Things You Don’t Often Hear About the IUD

When you are considering any type of birth control, you want to have all the information necessary to make an informed decision. Unfortunately, when it comes to the intrauterine device (IUD), there is a lot of conflicting information. Some women say they are nervous because they’ve heard other women’s “horror stories,” and some providers downplay those accounts because they don’t…

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How it should go when you ask your doctor to remove an IUD

While some women report getting push back from their doctors when they request to have their intrauterine device (IUD) or other birth control implant removed, the right response should be to affirm the patient’s request. According to an instructional video published by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), providers counseling patients who have requested a long-acting reversible contraceptive…

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When IUDs Fail or Become Misplaced: Risks to Pregnant Moms and Babies

IUD (intrauterine device) birth control implants don’t always stay put. This may not come as a surprise, given the many lawsuits brought against the Mirena IUD for this reason. But when IUDs become misplaced, very serious risks and complications can arise.  An IUD can move from its position at the top of the uterus, sometimes even perforating a woman’s uterus,…

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Birth Control Is Linked to Blood Clots, Even for Nonsmokers

NEWS FLASH: Hormonal birth control can cause strokes and heart attacks even if you’re young and don’t smoke! Of course, this isn’t really news. It’s more like an old story that’s been buried and forgotten. Drug companies have so successfully mitigated the facts that even doctors often get confused. The history of birth control and blood clots When hormonal birth…

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