I have had my copper IUD since 2009 when my son was born, don't want anymore children and was glad to find something without hormones...I really wanted this to work for me, but I am living in my own personal HELL!! When I first got it, the cramps and flow was horrible...horrible. I have to take out loans for the amount of pads and tampons and pain medicine I go threw for the month. But, ok even if you can live thru that I now am having Horrible, Horrible Joint pains...and I am a gym rat, so it has basically attacked the one thing i enjoy doing. It feels as if my body is literally eating away at it's self, and what kills me, I went to two different doctors, about the fatigue at first and feeling like myself, and they both said Oh that's not from the IUD, not one of its side effects.....smh whateva!! Oh and the fatigue was unbearable, I could bearly even keep my eyes open at times, I was like the walking dead, and could hardly remember simple easy stuff.
Dr. had me feeling like im crazy, this IUD is now to the point it takes away 2wks of my life ever month. It really impacts me that much, and I believe it is draining me of the iron in my body and it makes since that I would have low vit D as well. This thing is horrible and I plan on walking into a clinic tommrow and having it pulled, by somebody, doctor, nurse, janitor! At this point I don't care it has to go, and it is getting noticably worst, this pass week my joints where so inflamed and the pain was constent.
It would jump from one shoulder to the other, to my knees, wake up and painful to walk, I could not Workout...which is nothing like me. Even my wrist; wanted to get in on the action im only 33yr. And workout everyday, and I also am unable to loose the weight around my belly, which never in a million years would I think it was the IUD, but it makes since.
And I too did a search online for this, and could not find anyone who shared in my dislike for the copper IUD I must not have been doing the correct search. I feel like I really was mislead by my doctor and not informed about the true issues and problems that I could possible be facing, this has really and is still affecting my LIFE! All so I don't get pregnant its just easier to tell my husband NO go away!! lol Im even thinking of looking into my rights as a consumer and talking with a lawyer, I am very upset about this IUD and the fact my doctor was not and still not is helpful as I feel she should have been...this has been a Hell for me!!
Sorry its long and I could go on, but Im just happy to come across this post and know I am not crazy, I knew this thing was bad, I just did not realize how bad it is....