I got Paragard just over a month ago because I wanted to try the hormone-free option and two days after it was placed I started having panic attacks. I’ve had anxiety my whole life but I don’t have panic attacks like I did after getting the copper IUD. My hands, feet and face would go numb and my body would tremble. I tried giving my body time to adjust, but my symptoms only got worse. I got really depressed (which is not something I normally struggle with) and was having terrible, ruminating thoughts and I was emotionally numb. I felt crazy because I had no control over the panics or depression and didn’t feel like myself at all. I was dizzy, had immense brain fog, and was confused. Only 3 weeks after placement, I got it removed and these symptoms all faded away within a few days.
Submitted on: 2023/11/30