Hi ladies! I’m a 23 year old, don’t want kids! Within the last four years, I’ve been on 12 different birth control pills. Once my doctor decided that there were no other pill options (due to very heavy periods) she recommended the Liletta IUD. (Said they won’t perform any permanent methods since I’m too young) So I had it inserted about 5 months ago. Insertion wasn’t terrible with a little bleeding the week after. Since then, I’ve experienced days of being nauseous, extreme pain, breast tenderness and migraines. I’ve also been diagnosed/dealing with anxiety/OCD within these last five months; something I’ve never dealt with before. On top of that, I’ve gained about ten pounds even with high intensity cardio, light weights and healthy eating. I called my doctor to see what I should do, and they told me that Liletta doesn’t have any of these side effects. (Doubtful, based on the little research I did!) Now I’m wondering if I should give it a little more time and allow my body to adjust, or get a second opinion for a different OB. Thank you!!!
Liletta IUD - Help 23 year old - don’t want kids. Awful side effects?
- 23 Feb 2019 by Calbone22
- 23 February 2019
- birth control, contraception, side effect, doctor, iud, birth control pills, pill, liletta
Added 23 Feb 2019:
In addition, I also have thyroid issues but it’s controlled by medication. I generally don’t have many symptoms related to it!
It’s the IUD! I’m your age & have tried multiple birth control pills also but they make my depression & anxiety way worse. Any hormones can do this. I’d get another opinion on if the doctor feels the iud is causing your problems. The only iud that doesn’t have hormones is the copper one but my periods are too heavy & painful which will make it worse. Currently using a spermicide & condoms... haven’t taken birth control pills in 2 years, but it’s very nerve wracking.
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