IUD and hair loss
I am so thankful that I found this site. I thought I was losing my mind. I had my IUD inserted in 2009. The insertion process was not terrible for me. It was like a big pinch and it was done. Not long after it was inserted is when all the trouble started. I noticed my hair getting shorter and shorter I tried changing shampoos and conditioner. I started taking hair vitamins and a whole other list of things that didn't help. Many of you have stated that you gained a spare tire I did also and just like many of you it wouldn't go away. My periods were more painful but weren't lasting as long. My moodswings were the worst and I never had a clue what was going on. The headaches I starting getting were so painful it hurt to breath and I mean that as litterally as possible.Someone stated it was behind the eye that is where mine always started. Knowing that paragard didn't have any horomones I just knew that wasn't the culprit. About a year into my cousin got the Copper IUD. She went crazy literally she was paranoid and the mood swings were horrible for her as well. I started putting it all together and had mine removed in April of 2011. It is now September I have twice as much hair growth as I have had in the past two years. Mood swings are calming down a bit. Headaches don't come near as often all the way around I feel better. I also noticed that I was always depressed before but that is getting better. The inflamation quote makes perfect sense and I am so thankful that you took the time to inform other people of the problem. Today I have gained a little hope that I will be back to normal before to much longer. My vitamin D is really low also. If anyone has any advice on things to help with the weight loss it would be greatly appreciated as I have tried everything. I will avoid food with copper in them. Also if anyone is familiar with Post Tubal Ligation Syndrome you might be aware that the symptoms for Copper IUD and the symptoms for PTLS are very very similar.
I feel like paragard has ruined a chunk of my life and i am willing to do whatever is takes to get back to normal!
Last edited by Lionness; 09-11-2011 at 10:43 AM.