Originally Posted by MarineWife
Welcome Leighann79 and waylonsmom.
Lots of people getting IUDs removed recently. Is that because they're old or because there have been problems with them? Just curious.
I had mine for about 2.5 years (out of the 5 it was good for). We are wanting to TTC in about 8 months and after reading around I decided I wanted the IUD out already. A few reasons for that. For one, I'm now bugged that I'm not really having cycles. I have had one or two days of very very light spotting maybe once a month (never kept close track of it, but I think it worked out that way). I know you are supposed to get your cycles back right away, but I didn't like the idea that maybe we could decide we are ready to TTC and it take months to get stuff back on track. (unlikely, but bothered my "I have to control stuff" tendencies)
Then I was on medication for bipolar disorder, but it wasn't quite right. Rather than spend 6 months trying to get it right just to wean back off of it, I decided to just wean off now. I wanted the IUD out also to be sure that it wasn't messing with my moods. I have heard of some women getting mood swings from their IUD so I didn't want to risk that. I have enough mood swings on my own, I don't need something artificial adding to them. LOL
The more I read about IUDs and people's experiences with them the more I wondered how much of my other stuff might be related (acne, moods, weight, etc). So, I got more determined that I wanted it out just in case. Most likely it wasn't causing any trouble, but now I can be sure.
I've had two temps since getting my IUD out and already I notice a big difference. While I had my IUD in my temps were around 97.9 -98.1 pre ov. (98.5 after). Well, the past two days they are back down to 96.9 and 97.1 which is right on target with what my temps were when we were TTC Colleen and I was charting. It's neat to see my body adjusting back to normal so fast.