Hello all: I just joined the site after a lot of lurking. I am going to get the essure permanent birth control next week. I also want the copper IUD to end my menstrual cycle. I had both mirena and paraguard in the past and they both stopped my periods. The reason why I need to cease menstruation is because I am bipolar 1. Every month like clockwork, I go crazy and have an episode at the exact time as my period begins. I am also on 150mg of lamictal and that is why I am not opting for mirena, due to the indications. So I would like to know if anyone else out there has BOTH paraguard and essure, as your story will help me so much.
Thanks for reading. Xoxo.