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Contemplating Removing IUD

Saturday, February 02, 2013

I got my IUD a few months back and I think I may want to have it removed. I don't like it. I have been broken out around my mouth. I gained weight. I think I have adrenal fatigue. I have these random symptoms that when I google them with IUD a lot of people have the same problems!! I wanted to spare myself or husband from doing anything permanent. Before I always thought if I got pregnant the more the merrier. We would make an Oops into something positive. But now that we're getting older it scares me. And not only financially.
But I don't think I can take this any more. I am hungry and thirsty ALL the time! I get head aches now. I'm lethargic. I know it's winter and all that but I was not like this last December/January.
I've been trying to stick it out because I read sometimes it can take up to 6 months for things to level out but a lot of what I'm reading says these things won't go away. I've also been trying to stick it out because I feel guilty about the cost. It wasn't super expensive, but it was still $80 in co-pays plus another $40 co-pay of taking it out. And for someone cheap like me, that's a lot for a whole lotta nothin. Well, a lot of grief. I do not recommend the IUD, that is for sure. Although a lot of people have great success with it. And a lot of people don't. I think I fall into the latter category.
I feel better though today. Not in my body or my acne covered face but in my mind and heart for having said, It's ok. It's ok to have it taken out. It's for the best. I can do this. I will feel better all around. I was a bit guilty in the first place anyways for having something like that in me, so at least it solves that problem. Monday morning I'm calling my gyno!! :)

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    Hope you will feel better soon. You deserve to be happy and healthy emoticon
    1690 days ago
    You can get an IUD that doesn't emit the hormones. It's good for 10 years. No hormonal side effects.
    1690 days ago
    You have to do what's right for you. Those symptoms sound miserable.

    I went on the contraceptive pill after we made the decision that we had completed our family with 3 children. The pill made me feel awful. I had always thought I'd never get a tubal ligation but, it's coming up 2 years now, and I feel great. It was the right decision for ME. I know you will make the right decision for YOU whatever that may be.,

    1691 days ago
    I'm on my second IUD and the worst side effect I had was bad cramping the first four to six months. It's been great ever since. Sorry you're having so much trouble with yours. Just remember that a vasectomy is cheaper and less invasive than a tubal ligation.
    1691 days ago
  • UNICORN212
    I know things have improved a lot since I was young, but the IUD always scared me, too, and I decided early I would never use one. Discuss options with the doc and make an informed decision. By the way, those are all thyroid symptoms too. Have they checked yours?

    1691 days ago
  • PICKIE98
    You already know the right decision for you, your body, your family.
    IMHO if you could save up for the outpatient surgery for tubal ligation,, kind of like a "freedom fund" for you. Not exactly a trip to Hawaii, but when it is all finished(I had it done over thirty years ago, nothing to it) you will definitely be relaxed,, NATURALLY....

    Not wasted money, but lesson learned.. I am tighter than bark on a tree, but I would have seen it the same way you do:less costly solution, I will try it..

    1691 days ago
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