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Persistent BV a year after Paraguard IUD, douching? Treatment?

Posted 1 Dec 2012 by lunarflair9 3 answers

I've had my Paraguard IUD for over two years and in this past year I developed persistent BV that does not get better from multiple and extended rounds of antibiotics. I have considered douching, either with products like Summer's Eve, or with homeopathic alternatives such as vinegar or ...

Does the Mirena affect your sex drive?

Posted 27 Feb 2017 by Anorman13 1 answer

I had the Paragard after my first child I liked it other then the fact my periods were awful. So after I have my daughter this march the doctor said I should try the Mirena. I'm kind of nervous because I have heard nothing but awful things about it. When you look up reviews they freak me out ...

ParaGard - Why am I in so much pain?

Posted 30 Mar 2017 by Kramermel121 1 answer

I've had paragard for 10 months and my period hasn't been bad ever. However it always feels like I'm being stabbed in the uterus. The pain used to come and go and it would take me down it was so bad. For the past 3 days it's been constant. It's like the pain when ...

Is Paragard IUD a safe option for people with hypothyroidism?

Posted 24 Mar 2017 by Jenny1998 0 answers

I'm 18 with no kids , and don't want any till I'm a lot older . But I suffer from a thyroid condition so I'm currently taking Synthroid. My thyroid got out of wack in November so I've had lots of symptoms. I'm starting to get better and don't want to take the BC ...

Paragard procedure; How bad is the pain for someone who hasn't had children?

Posted 8 Feb 2017 by Carleigh310 1 answer

I had spoken to my doctor about getting paragard because I'd really like to not have to worry about taking the pill everyday, and I'd like to get off the hormones. But my doctor said it can be very painful, or even unbearable for some girls who haven't yet had a kid. I was wanting to ...

Copper - Paragard linked to Wilson's disease?

Posted 8 Feb 2017 by J693 0 answers

I am 23 years old and I am getting Paragard tomorrow. I was looking over the side affects and I am nervous mainly about one thing, Wilson's Disease. I have no family history of it and I have no issues with copper or iron but I am nervous that it increases my chances. Is anyone a professional ...

24yr old woman, can't handle hormonal birth control, should I get paragard?

Posted 26 Nov 2016 by Cs24 2 answers

I'm a 24 year old woman. I went in regular birth control pills at 17. I had a severe reaction and couldn't handle the hormones. I had mood swings and was lashing out, even my mom didn't want me on it. But we switched to the lowest dosage estrogen birth control pill and I seemed to be ...

ParaGard vs Mirena: What's the difference?

Posted 14 Sep 2016 1 answerFAQ by

Both ParaGard and Mirena are IUDs but which one is more effective or has fewer side effects?

IUD Expulsion Heal Time?

Posted 26 Oct 2016 by orion555 0 answers

I had a partial expulsion of my Paragard IUD and it resulted in no cramps, but heavy, heavy, chunky bleeding. I had it fully removed the same day and replaced with a new one. How long should I expect it to take to heal? Doc said 4 days no insertion of any kind (tampons, etc) but nothing about ...

Copper - Paragard IUD - I just do not understand?

Posted 21 Sep 2016 by Brit1224 0 answers

I am confused as to why so many people have horrible experiences with paragard. Like weight gain, headaches, ect. If the paragard is zero hormones, why are all these "side effects" happening? Is it because people were on hormonal birth control prior and now your bodies are adjusting to ...

I got the Paragard 2 weeks ago and I have hives non stop?

Posted 21 Sep 2016 by Apdelga1 0 answers

I got the IUD inserted two weeks ago and ever since is non-stop hives and I feel extremely bloated, has anyone else had this symptoms? I tried two OC but I got hives with them too, at this point I'm done, I will use condoms :( I have three teens and I'm finally on a serious relationship ...

ParaGard - Is it really common to get Yeast infections and BVs?

Posted 9 Jun 2016 by Ar9090 0 answers

I'm thinking about getting paragard,( I had the shot and the hormones were terrible and I had Bacterial Vaginitis, yeast infection, and uti all in the 3 months it's effective and my period didn't stop for like 3 more months after it wore off ) so I guess I'm pretty prone to ...

ParaGard - Severe cramping hours after insertion?

Posted 25 Jun 2016 by Shelby2535 0 answers

I got the Paraguard IUD this morning around 11am (extremely painful) it is now 9PM and I have not been able to leave my couch. If I stand up I get extremely bad cramps and I have to lay back down. I've been taking ibuprofen since this morning. Is this normal? I wanted to call my doctor but it ...

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