Originally Posted by Dirk1
I am shocked when reading all your posts. I am a man. I observe for more than 3 years incredable changes of my wife. She has changed dramatically from one day to another without any rational explanation. The date of change according to my memory fits perfectly to the IUD insertion. The troubles you all describe are quite similar to what I observe with my wife.
Did some of you faced also exceptional interpersonal problems after the IUD insertion? Have you lost your relation or had a critical misunderstanding with your partners? Do you think it may be a consequence of IUD?
Hi Dirk, welcome! To answer your question in a nutshell: Absolutely, YES!!!
I had both the ParaGuard copper IUD, which caused horrifying bleeding and mood swings - and the Mirena, which just took longer to figure out how horrifying it was. My neighbor also had awful enough side effects from her IUD that she ended up on antidepressants. It was after talking with her about her plans to have it removed that I figured out the cause of my symptoms!
I was a total wreck: depressed, nasty-mean with the kids (waaay out of character for me), just manic. My husband thought I was losing my mind, and I even had suicidal ideations.
I had the IUD removed, and went on the Nuva Ring - just as bad. I was ok for a couple weeks of the month, but every period I'd feel like I was having a miscarriage: depressed, sobbing, grieving.
Anytime you mess with the body's hormone balance, you run into problems. Western doctors are quick to brush off any correlation, but it absolutely exists - and it can literally put a woman's life in danger
, either from physiological changes (like cancers) or psychological changes (suicide).
I would advise your wife to have that awful contraption removed IMMEDIATELY, and find a non-hormonal, non-invasive method of birth control. Fertility Awareness Method is great, but must be adhered to strictly: www.tcoyf.com
If you guys are sure you're done having babies, a vasectomy might be your best option. Either way, one of these is necessary to save your wife and your marriage. Good luck, and feel free to PM me if you or your wife have questions!!