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Poll Results: How bad were the side effects you had/have with your IUD?

This is a multiple choice poll
  • 8% (4)
    No side effects at all
  • 42% (19)
    Very mild side effects
  • 11% (5)
    Moderate side effects; not enough to remove IUD
  • 28% (13)
    Moderate side effects; bad enough to remove IUD
  • 6% (3)
    Severe side effects (include expulsion/migration/pregnancy here)
  • 2% (1)
    Other, of course
45 Total Votes  
post #21 of 22
I got mine removed two months ago. I had crazy mood swings and a very long period with days and days of spotting before and after, plus break through bleeding mid-cycle. And my cycles were much shorter than they had been. I had it for 18 months or so and the symptoms got worse and worse. I didn't have a period for about 6 or 8 months while I had it, because I was nursing two kids at the time, but once one of them weaned, my periods were almost intolerable.
post #22 of 22

I think that I might've gotten copper toxicity from it. I'll have my test results in a couple of weeks, but basically I gradually super depressed, and developed anxiety and panic attacks, which are signs of copper tox.

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