Hello everyone, Shortly after I got the paragard IUD I experienced constant spotting and my cycle was inconsistent. I also experienced pain during intercourse. Later, I noticed terrible and mean mood swings near and during my period. I never used to have mean mood swings like this before so it was shocking.
I continued having mood swings, irrational thinking, irate anger problems and lashed out every month before and during my period. I would get furious over small things and I argued SO much with my husband to the point where he’d ask me “where my head is at” and “why I’m such a mess?” I had my IUD in for 3 years and never thought the copper IUD could change my personality the way it did but it sure did!
I thought I was losing my mind with constant bad thoughts, uncontrolled bad reactions and being irrational all the time. I decided to get the IUD removed because experiencing pain during sex was interfering bad. Once I got it removed, I felt this release of a dark cloud that consumed me. I feel like myself again. I feel like my mind is free from negative thoughts and feelings.
Now I can pick my battles with my husband instead of every teenie thing being fought about. I can actually breathe and feel at peace. The paragard worked great in the sense that I didn’t get pregnant. I do believe that every birth control measure used will have different affects on different people. My mind and body reacted terribly to the extra copper I had.
No matter the amount the IUD contains, if your body is horribly affected by it, then it’s too much.
Just like anything, listen to your body!!!
Submitted on: 2023/07/05