I have never suffered from heavy periods but since I have had the copper coil (non hormonal iud) inserted i've been flooding loads every month. I know they say to expect heavier periods but this is ridiculous, so much so that i'm going today to have it removed!
I had light periods before my iud, and they are actually pretty much the same..Except one or two days of heaviness..
Talk toy our doc about options of relieving the heavy bleeding... I know here in the us many women are advised to take 800mg of ibuprofen to help with bleeding problems associated with an iud..Mainly because the bleeding is a result of inflammation...Have you considered trying this first, the coil is such a great contraceptive..I'd hate for you to lose it..
I had a copper iud for 4 years. It was nice to have a bc method that I never had to think about much but my periods sucked. They were long, heavy and did I say long? I would have what seemed like a heavy 4-5 days period followed by a light period for up to 5 days. If you are sexually active it is a pain in the ass to wonder if your partner is going to pull out to a "surprise" when you have sex. There were times I thought after 6 days my period was done, only to realise after sex that I was still having a light period. It sucks. Anyways, I am gonna try the nuvaring. The best part of the copper iud is no hormones... I was on allesse in highschool and it made me moody.... The iud didn't exacerbate my pms... Plus no weight gain which was nice. But before you go get it (insertion is painful) think about how it could potentially affect your sex-life.
does anyone know if the copper coil makes you lactate very heavly as i am and my periods are a nit weird i still had my last 1 but have very slight brown blood dischard am a little concerned that i may be pregent but i shouldnt think this would be the case as i have the coil in any advice greatful thanks sarah
Painful insertion (Ibuprofen helped but the cramping was like childbirth).
Very, very painful cramping, sometimes seemingly unrelated to a period.
Heavy and more frequent periods.
However, knowing that I don't have hormones in my body and have a regular cycle (after being on the shot for many years) have made my husband and I more comfortable that when we do decide to start our family, we will be able to conceive.
Hi, I had my copper IUD inserted in May (very painful experience) and ever since my periods are awful. About 10 days long, and when I think it is over, I start bleeding again for another day or two. I am so sick and tired of it, but don't want to go back on the pill. Does anyone else have this? Any suggestions/recommendations would be greatly appreciated.
I had mine fitted in April. The insertion wasn't as painful as I expected (but then I took some painkillers about an hour before the appointment).
I had some mild cramping that day nothing a bath and hot water bottle didn't sort. I didnt have a period for a couple of months, but I was told this was because after the coil was fitted I was still using the pill until I had the all clear from ultrasound the coil was in the right place.
I had my first period in June, and it was a little more painful then when I was on the pill and lasted 6 days but wasn't that heavy. And the pain wasn't that bad.
I had an ultrasound because my doctor had some trouble putting the coil in place because my cervix was so tight. She wanted to put the 10 year one in but again because of the cervix tightness and the 10 year coil is slightly thicker and less bending, she couldn't get it in and changed it to the 5 year one.
I have to say I've had no problems with the coil at all. I do ocassionally bleed a little during the month but it's more spotting then an actual period but nothing I can't cope with. I had the coil fitted because I didn't want to be on the pill anymore, and it is the only non hormonal method of birth control. My body doesn't react very well to the hormonal changes that the pill makes your body go through when you start, change or stop the pill.
I had to IUD put in over a year ago and my periods are very heavy. I leak through constantly. It's so troublesome and embarrassing. I will say though the thought of not remembering birth control vs. heavy 5-7 days is a trade off. I guess I'll deal with it knowing it's common with everyone else.