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?