to iud or not?
December 17, 2006 4:50 PM Subscribe
Tell me about your IUD experience?
posted by mustcatchmooseandsquirrel to Health & Fitness (19 answers total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
I've never been pregnant, had children, or stayed on hormonal birth control for over two days. [yasmin. it made me really weird.] I am considering getting an IUD.
Has anyone who had bad experiences ever tried the Mirena hormonal IUD? While it sounds less painful than the Paraguard, I am worried that the hormones will affect me as badly as Yasmin did and I was not and am not willing to be depressed and vomiting for a month to "get used to it."
In your experience did the Paraguard IUD make periods significantly more painful and heavy? [I would prefer responses on this one from people who did not go from hormonal birth control to the IUD because obviously going off of hormonal birth control would change periods anyway]
Are there different brands of IUD that I can't find in America that would be better choices? Will Blue Cross/Blue Shield cover it? Is there anything else I should know?