Lots of spotting with Paragard?
For anyone out there who's interested: I had the same problem with my Paragard IUD where I was spotting constantly (it would never end unless I took birth control pills). Research has shown that prostaglandin levels are elevated in the uterine lining of women with IUDs (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7243136). These elevated prostaglandin levels are thought to be the cause of IUD-related spotting. Vitamin E is a prostaglandin inhibitor. One study showed that taking Vitamin E capsules every other day corrected the problem in ALL of the women who participated (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=Vitamin%20E%20(alpha%20tocopherol)%20in%20the%20management%20of%20menorrhagia%20associated%20with%20the%20use%20of%20intrauterine%20contraceptive%20devices). I had this problem with spotting for over a year after I had my IUD placed. After reading this journal article, I tried the treatment out for myself and took one (400 IU) Vitamin E capsule every other day. After 25 days I stopped spotting completely. :) If you have this problem, PLEASE try this treatment (read up on Vitamin E also). I'm so freakin grateful that I found a way to get rid of this problem and I only wish I had found it sooner. Now I just wanna help anyone else out there with this problem because I know how stressful and frustrating it can be! So, one Vitamin E capsule every other day... apparently 25% of women see results after 2 weeks, 60+% see results after 4 weeks, and 100% see correction of the problem within 10 weeks. Good luck and if you have ANY questions please don't hesitate to ask or send me a message.. I'm happy to help. :)