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!! :)