|I got the copper IUD after being on HBC for 13 years. At first it was great, but then I gained 70 pounds in 5 months. I’ve always been a very active healthy eater, and when this happened I was still doing kickboxing 4 times a week and eating healthy. Then my hair started falling out in chunks. My skin was broken out into awful and painful cysts. My periods were heavy and painful and I’d bleed through a super plus tampon in an hour. I developed an enlarged thyroid with a goiter. I got diagnosed with PCOS. All of this went away as soon as I got it taken out a year later.