Hi everyone! I have been on the copper IUD for just more than 2 yrs. 1st 8 months were fine but then things started going downhill for me. My skin started changing, i was using obagi nuderm which cleared my skin closed pores etc and made it porcelain, then it started changing, the skin started getting dull my pores started opening acne was increasing ie blackheads uneven skin texture, even my obagi creams became ineffective my pores have stayed permanantley large and open and my skin is so mangy and acne prone.. then i started getting excema patches all over my neck and my back on a regular basis, i used herbal tablets and cream but it came back later, then i had a large absess spot on my thigh and private area! i couldnt walk for 2 wks and was in agony, when it cleared it left a red mark scar which is still not completley faded... not to mention weight gain fatigue and depression. a month ago i started researching and discovered it must be this frigin dam coil!. I have now had it removed 4wks ago but i still have the side effects left from it is this normal?? my skin is still blotchy pores are still large and overall color dull. will i ever get it back to how it was!!?? has anyone else gone through or is going through this? any good advice from you girls would really help. i am on zinc supplements but no change even my obagi creams are not closing up my pores like they did initially, i just feel such a mess and dont know what to do i have 3 kids and dont know if i may be preggy again with number 4 as i have not used any contraception! i havent even told my husband i took it out! cos he hates condoms and doesnt want to do a vasectomy!! its me thats had to suffer this, i dont feel like going out and i dont work either coz i have lost all my self confidence i just avoid people basically. Is it that iam detoxing? and why are these fucking supplements not working???? pls help someone!!!