I have decided to have Paragard implanted next month and after reading several threads about Mirena, it seems to be the way to go. I have always stuggled with taking BC consistently and eventhough I have never had kids and I am not married, I would like to reserve child bearing and rearing for time later in life. I am curious to see if anyone out here has any insight into ParaGard. I like the fact that there are no hormones involved, but what is trend with the heavy and crazy periods? Please shed some light, as I still may change my mind!