SARAH’S STORY

This is the second time I’ve had an iud, the first one was when I was 16 and I had the skyla iud until I was 19 and had to get it replaced. My doctor recommended the depo shot...

Submitted on May 24, 2022

Anne’S STORY

I got Paragard (copper IUD) inserted in June 2020. I had been doing the fertility awareness/cycle tracking method for about 2 years.at this point. Before then, I was...

Submitted on June, 28 2022

LORA’S STORY

I had the copper Paragard placed in December 2012. In the summer of 2021, I had an ectopic pregnancy which ruptured and I was admitted to the ER to deal with...

Submitted on July 21, 2022

JUSTIN’S STORY

When I got DEPO shot I thought I was getting mad, my mental health was highly affected, I had seizure and I was ever dizzy, confused, brain fog, anxiety, horrible mood swings...

Submitted on May 14, 2022

CRESSIDA’S STORY

I have not personally had the IUD or experienced its effects but I have clients that have had problems with it due to the copper that leaches into the body. Copper when it is...

Submitted on May 12, 2022

IRINA’S STORY

I’ve tried two forms of birth control – the NuvaRing and the Mirena hormonal IUD. With the NuvaRing, I used it for two separate time periods. Both times, I experienced...

Submitted on May 9, 2002

ELIZABETH’S STORY

I was pressured by my boyfriend into getting a copper IUD at age 17, before I had ever had a period. After insertion, I experienced severe pain and started bleeding...

Submitted on April 30, 2022

DIANA’S STORY

I’m 24 years old and last year I decided to try a copper iud after having been on various hormonal contraceptives since the age of 14 (the pill, depo shot)...

Submitted on April 21, 2022

HILARY’S STORY

Had Mirena for 1 year post partum. Doctor recommended it since I had a c section. Had no previous experience with birth control. It took one year for my period to disappear...

Submitted on April 11, 2022

CAMERON’S STORY

Hi everyone! Here’s my story with the Mirena: I was on the combination pill for six years and had “seemingly” no side effects. I liked the idea of being on less hormones and I had a lot of...

Submitted on April 11, 2022

AYS’ STORY

My copper IUD failed removal twice. The first time when the dr tried to remove it when she tugged hard the strings broke off. The second attempt I had to go to gynaecologist and was

Submitted on April 10, 2022

KH’S STORY – VAGINAL RING

I had the Nuvaring for about a year, had major symptoms, and have had lingering effects since stopping. When I started it, it gave me unbearable back pain for a...

Submitted on March 28, 2022

VIVIAN’S STORY

...my self esteem has plummeted… and the non-existent menstruation my doctor alluded to being a possibility… never happened. I now bleed every two weeks for at least 5 days...

Submitted on March 23, 2022

HANNAH’S STORY

My hair started falling out within about 3 months of getting the Jaydess coil, to the extent I was eventually filling a brush a day (previously used to clear it about fortnightly). The doctor told...

Submitted on March 18, 2022

DINA’S STORY

...one year ago I started having vertigo attacks, I fainted twice, low blood pressure i went through ct s mri’s every thing went normal .after that...

Submitted on March 7, 2022

BRITTANY’S STORY

January 6, 2022 I had my mirena iud put in which was supposed to help with my PCOS & endometriosis ,2 weeks after I started experiencing the worst fuccen pain in my life and...

Submitted on February 20, 2022

DAWN’S STORY

...The doctor that took it out waved it in my face after it was out and asked if I wanted it for “the baby book.” I noticed that instead of it being the bright copper color, it had turned...

Submitted on January 23, 2022

APRIL’S STORY

I got the IUD removed and HAVE NOT had any of my abdominal issues since. I don’t get pains anymore, I can eat normally now. I don’t have diarrhea everyday anymore. I finally...

Submitted on January 20. 2022

AMELIA’S STORY

“…my IUD was embedded where ever up there and it had to be surgically removed. After the procedure a hospital psychiatrist came and talked to me because they...

Submitted on January 6th, 2022

Kim’s Story

...“Mirena does not have any of those side effects, and it sounds like you are just unhappy in your current relationship. Maybe you are bored and should try spicing it up.”...

Submitted on January 5th, 2022

Amanda’s Story

...Women get poor options and forced to choose what we feel is the lesser evil. Terrible side effects and potentially life threatening reactions. Birth control is not a “one size fits all”...

Submitted on January 4th, 2022

Kristin’s Story

…After having my Mirena for 3 years I seemed to be battling constant nausea and stomach pains along with bouts of diarrhea. After seeing my GP and being referred to OB/Gyn and a ...

Submitted on January 4th 2022

Megan’s Story

...Everyone tells me either that the symptoms will go away soon or that it’s not my IUD at all. Just last month I was drinking coffee, eating what I wanted, working, going to yoga...

Submitted on January 3, 2022

A. Garcia’s Story

In my early thirties I decide to go for the Mirena IUD. About 6 months later I started lactating as if I was pregnant. My family was afraid to tell me I was angry and short all the time...

Submitted on December 27, 2021

STEPHANIE’S STORY

The whole experience has not only been physically traumatic, but mentally and emotionally traumatic as I was not warned of the risks of becoming pregnant on an IUD...

Submitted on December 20, 2021

Mayra’s Story

...My body started to look so different. My hair started falling out I started to look bald. My skin was dry and I bruised very easily. Everything hurt. My joints hurt my hip and shoulders especially. All the symptoms...

Submitted on December 19, 2021

Blanca’s Story

At age 23, my partner and I decided to move into our first apartment in Johannesburg, South Africa! It was to be the best time of our lives. I had been on hormonal birth control and ...

Submitted on December 14, 2021

ROCHELLE’S STORY – DEPO INJECTION

I would like to tell my story of how I’m suffering from Depo issues after being off of it over 25yrs. Bone loss early onset osteoporosis. And my daughter died days after giving birth...

Submitted on December 10, 2021

Emma’s Story – Depo Injection

...I started developing migraines, stomach pains and cramps, IBS symptoms such as constipation and on occasion diarrhea. If I had to be honest, I didn’t think anything of it ...

Submitted on December 9, 2021

Stephanie’s Story – Depo Injection

...If only I had known then what I know now maybe I would not be a disabled, registered nurse at the young age of 38 years old after becoming a mother for the first time. I feel like I waited my...

Submitted on December 9, 2021

Rose’s Story – Depo Injection

...I tried everything to get rid of the beard. I went to the doctor and he told me that hirsuitism must run in my family even though it doesn’t. In fact, I’m blonde and prior to taking...

Submitted on December 8, 2021

Rima’s Story

...The doctor again told me that I was fine. I went on with my cramps basically living on ibprophen. Then swelling around my lower abdomen along with fever started. I went to another doctor who...

Submitted on December 8, 2021

INDIA’S STORY

I had the IUD inserted September 2021. I am getting it removed this week. This Copper IUD has caused me so many issues including hair loss, fatigue, anxiety more than ever...

Submitted on November 27, 2021

Jennifer’s Story – vaginal ring

...one nurse was admitting me while another nurse was hooking me up to an EKG, this was my first indication something was BAD wrong, within minutes I was getting a CT scan and...

Submitted on November 10, 2021

Denise’s Story

...TI spoke with the doctor and explained that my symptoms are probably attributed to the copper IUD since I had not made any significant modifications in my life. She told me...

Submitted on November 11, 2021

Cynthia’s Story

I got the Copper IUD 4 years ago. 30 days after my 4th baby born. I really don’t believe in hormonal BC so I decide to try the copper IUD. As soon I got the IUD I experienced bloating...

Submitted on November 10, 2021