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post #361 of 570

Pamela Rilato, I'm so sorry for your loss. candle.gif

 

This thread is discussing the copper IUD. It would be best for you to post your thread about your loss in the Pregnancy and Birth Loss forum which is here: http://www.mothering.com/community/f/22/pregnancy-and-birth-loss

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i had my paragard removed tuesday. is it "normal" that i am sooooo tired?? i noticed with the iud i had horible heavy periods, always on edge, bad temper and just not myself. i changed so much and never knew it could be the iud. i had it put in after my last child in 2005 and recently we have been talking about having another child. so i had the iud removed and when reading this thread i am so concerned i have been poisoning myself all these years...andddd it explains so much. maybe it really wasnt my fault all this time. do any of you wonderful ladies have any advice for me as to how i can strengthen my body to help me feel less tired? i have noticed my attitude is getting back to the old me...thank goodness! thank you all :)

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Pamela, did you get pregnant with an IUD in place?

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Are there any law suits against paragaurd iud? After having it inserted i started having heart palpitations and going into svt. I kept telling drs it started after iud. They said it was impossible. I listened to them and had an ablation done. Still had palpitations. I finally had it removed last yr and all my problems went away!! I can have coffee now without feeling heart flutters. Also I don't have panic attacks anymore. I lost four yrs of my life to anxiety bc of the copper iud. No such side effects were listed.
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Are there any law suits against paragaurd iud? After having it inserted i started having heart palpitations and going into svt. I kept telling drs it started after iud. They said it was impossible. I listened to them and had an ablation done. Still had palpitations. I finally had it removed last yr and all my problems went away!! I can have coffee now without feeling heart flutters. Also I don't have panic attacks anymore. I lost four yrs of my life to anxiety bc of the copper iud. No such side effects were listed.

Hi! Here is a link to a group of women in the US that want to start a lawsuit: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Paragard-Dont-GET-ONE-Woman-helping-woman-to-be-informed/183953164966198?fref=ts

All the best!!

Florencia

post #366 of 570

Pamela I am so sorry.  What happened, was it due to the iud or copper?

post #367 of 570

Hey guys,

 

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Just food for thought! You can order it through Amazon too... not the cheapest stuff but it does work!

 

p.s. got all of my bloodwork done today to see what's up w. my thyroid and vitamin levels. Will report back once I get the results.

 

Julie

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Hello, I had My Paraguard I.U.D for 4 years and everything was great. I got my period regularly and some cramps (but not to bad) until a few months ago July 2012 I was laying in bed and got a severe panic attack my heart was pounding so fast and my body was shaking. I ended up in the ER a few times for this! My Doc. And OB just prescribed me some Xanax and told me "you just suffer from anxiety" greensad.gif I was so lost until one day I starting searching the web and researched the I.u.d! One of the symptoms was called "Wilson's Disease" also known as copper toxicity greensad.gif Last week I called my OB and forced him to remove it its been a couple days and I'm feeling ok. I'm not 100% but I'm getting there! I'm glad it's not me going crazy this I.u.d is so horrific!
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post #372 of 570

Paragard I  think has nickel in its components as well! Bravo for removing this insidious,  destructive and dangerous device! You can read more information here on detoxing, others symptoms w/ and w/o IUD - just supporting eachother...and please keep your UPDATES coming here too! It is vital to everyones recovery to gain as much knowledge as we can! Yahoo link:  http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/copperiuddetox/members?o=6

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sara15

How are you?? I hope you're still online in this forum....how was the Zeolite process, detoxing etc?? I am considering taking them too as per the suggestion of my LAC/ NB coach. Many blessings to all.

post #374 of 570

Hi Everyone -

 

I have been on hormonal birth control for almost 7 years and I aboslutely hate it! More recently the side effects have been much worse! Nausea/vomitting, severe migraines, no sex drive, emotional, moody, the list goes on. I have really been looking into the non-hormonal method (copper IUD) and have found mixed reviews - some love it some hate it. I just had a quick question... for the women that have had bad experiences with it were you taking zinc and iron supplements while having the Paraguard? I've heard this offsets the symptoms you may get from copper toxcity but wanted to see if women who have had bad experiences with the copper IUD were also taking those supplements.

 

I am really on the fence about switching to the copper IUD... I absolutely hate hormonal birth control (I have tried 3-4 pills and the Nuvaring) and its side effects but definitely have reservations about the copper IUD.

 

Thanks for reading!

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how long does it take to feel back to normal!?!?  i ended up pulling it out myself 2 days ago right when my period started and came out easily and didnt even hurt!! but... i am pmsing like crazy and very depressed and weepy. do you think i shouldnt judge if im getting better until after my period?? 

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how long does it take to feel back to normal!?!?  i ended up pulling it out myself 2 days ago right when my period started and came out easily and didnt even hurt!! but... i am pmsing like crazy and very depressed and weepy. do you think i shouldnt judge if im getting better until after my period?? 

Hi Teresa,

The path of going back to your old self is not magical. And for most of us is taking some time. I invite you to join un on http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/copperiuddetox/ where we share our experiences with the detox process and the strategies we are trying to feel better. If you decide not to join what I can tell you about the process is that it takes a while and it is not lineal. You are going to have good days and bad days too. Good weeks and then a bad week. Since it's something quite knew in the scientific community we are trying by proof and error to see what works for eac of us. 

All the best,

Flor

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OK, so I've finally decided that I've had enough of this crap! I can't say for sure whether or not the insomnia, bad mood, & anxiety are directly related to the Paragard, but I can tell that the constant discharge & twinges of pain are new since this monster was placed in my uterus! I also seem to have inner hip area swelling or pain – same feeling when I was diagnosed with golf ball sized cysts many years ago.

 

So, it’s gone. Well, not quite yet. I had to make an appointment next week. After reading lots of easy self-removal stories, I had my mind set it was coming out last night. Not so much. I got the strings all the way to the end, almost outside my body, but yet I could not get it to budge out of me. Now I have similar uncomfortable feeling to when it was first placed. I really don’t think I could have moved it very far – and there’s no bleeding & no bad pain. Just a little cramping/uncomfortable feeling.

 

I just didn’t want to deal with my heart racing all evening & waking up at 4am for another day (much less a week until I can be seen!)

 

Instead of scanning all 19 pages for the zinc answer, would just taking a zinc pill from the vitamin section going to help battle this copper over the weekend? I just want this out of me & to move on….. then again, I guess it’s back to condoms, which make me swollen & itchy & like pins & needles the next day, but I guess we’re shooting for the lesser of the evils, right?

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Yes!! Started as tingling in scalp and anxiety/ panic
Attacks have been to ER once other times talked myself out of it.
During panic attacks I also became very pale witnessed by others which
Makes me think the panic/ anxiety attacks are being triggered
By physical cause. However despite this I still have not been
To doctor. Now I have tingling in my spine which is constant. I
Plan to get the iud taken out ASAP.
post #380 of 570

It's out! I'm free! My inner right hip immediately feels better, as does my lower back. I'm hoping that I'll be able to shake the cloud that's been over my head for the last 5 months that's caused insomnia & anxiety & simply feeling angry.

 

I always wanted to see what this thing looked like, and finally got the chance now that it has been removed. I'm wondering if the pinching & sharp pain was caused by the shape of my uterus in comparison to the Paragard. As you can see, it seems oddly bent after just 19 weeks in. It actually looks bent much worse than in the picture where I tried to lay it out straight for a measurement. I feel like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders!

 

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