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Copper review summary
7.5/10 Average Rating
11 Ratings with 10 User Reviews
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Reviews for Copper to treat Birth Control
Review by Amy3776 (taken for 5 to 10 years):
copper: I had the ParaGard IUD in for 8 yrs. When they first inserted it it hurt so bad and had experienced pain in my lower abdomen for days. I bled heavy for a week and spotted here and there during 2 month stretch. I also menstruated every 2-3 weeks during 2 months also. It got better and my body adjusted. My periods lasted up to 8 days each time for 8years. This past Feb, I had it removed and had the tubal ligation. Now my periods last 5 days. I believe the IUD blocked my menstruation and caused it to come slowly and that's why it lasted longer. IUD was great for me because I didn't have to think about missing a pill, and other conceptions such as Mirena, Nuva ring, Depo shot, and pills are way to hormonal and can cause problems....
copper: I've been on Paragard for 2 years and I have to say that it's great. At first it was tough because I have a low pain tolerance and insertion was hard for me. The cramping was extreme but I can honestly say that it was worth it. All I can say for women who are thinking about trying it is that the periods will be longer and a lot heavier than before. Also, The pain of the cramping will be a little more intense for 6 months afterwards. Stock up on Extra Strength Ibruphen and you'll be fine. The peace of mind is worth the cramping.
copper: My experience with Paragard is short, and anything but sweet. I had it put in on Wednesday, I'm having it removed Monday. Having it put in was painful, the cramps following insertion have been awful, and the dizziness is insane. I know this is gross, but the bleeding and the discharge that's reminiscent of passing a mucous plug during pregnancy is horrible. I have had Mirena and everything was ok with it, but I'm just not going to put myself through this unnecessary pain and misery... that's my experience and my opinion.
copper: I have had a Paragard IUD for 3 years and have had constant BV and odor. I have been treated several times with oral antibiotics and gels. I have bad cramps during my cycle and heavy periods. I also have cramping and bleeding between periods and feel bloated most of the time. I am getting it removed this week.
copper: When I took the pill, I had a hard time remembering to take it everyday at the same time. With Paragard I don't even have to worry about it. I also love that it is good for 10 years and it is hormone free. It was uncomfortable to have it inserted but that only lasts for a second. I do get cramps before, during, and after my period but I know that is not the case for everybody. For me, the peace of mind is worth the trade off for the cramps. Overall I would recommend this to anyone who has already had a child and needs a reliable form of birth control.
copper: I did not get pregnant. But I can no longer work out, as even simple mat work gives me horrible cramps. I also have 2 week periods now, and bleed the week I ovulate. My NP says everything looks fine, no infections or problems, but I'm getting it removed. It's been 6 months and hasn't gotten any better. My periods have only gotten longer.
copper: I've had my Paragard for over a year. I chose Paragard because I can't use hormonal birth control. I've never had children or been pregnant. The insertion was painful, but not that bad. I'd rank it as a 5/10 on the pain scale. The cramps following insertion were awful, I'd rank them as a 7/10. Those lasted about 24 hours. The entire first month I had almost constant cramps. Over the counter pain killers wouldn't even TOUCH the pain. The first period after insertion was really hard. The cramps were so bad. After the first period ended things were almost normal. I still get much more painful crampy periods, but that is diminishing. My cervix is still sensitive and can hurt during sex. Discharge during ovulation is normal. Increased sex drive.
21 users found this comment helpful.
Review by Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month):
copper: I was very scared to get this inserted but knew this was my only option because it had no hormones in it. My doctor was very patient and didn't rush anything, she got it in and I didn't feel any pain or discomfort during the process. After it was complete I did have some cramping in my abdomen and got the dizzy spells. Ibuprofen took care of the cramping and as for the dizzy spells, that lasted about 4-5 hours. The next day I has some mild cramping again but the ibuprofen took care of that again, and I didn't get dizzy. I am going on my 2nd week and the only thing that I have experienced is spotting and some gooey discharge every now and then (I don't know if this is normal, but I got to check into this). Other than this I am satisfied so far.
13 users found this comment helpful.
copper: Getting Paragard inserted was uncomforable. It did not cause me to have heavier periods or make my cramps worse. When me and my husband decided to try for a baby it took us 4 months. I will be getting it again after the birth of our daughter.
12 users found this comment helpful.
copper: Paragard caused a little discomfort when it was first put in, but about 2 days after it was put in I was back to doing the normal things I do. I like it because I can still have my period which is like taking a pregnancy test monthly! I also have the option to take it out whenever I want and try to get pregnant, which is good being a military wife.
19 users found this comment helpful.
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