(Closed) I cured my acne with $10 (and I'm not trying to sell you anything!)

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
Post # 107
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

 

Creiddylad:  This is off topic, but you mentioned you had a copper IUD. Trying to find some solutions for my 17-year-old daughter that don’t involve the pill. It has greatly affected her mood, and I worry about the interference with normal hormones. Just wondered how well this copper I.U.D. works. Does something have to be used with it? Is it hormone free? Does it cause you pain, heavy periods? And what was it like going in. My daughter might be horrified by the whole insertion procedure. Any info you could give would be greatly appreciated.

Post # 108
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - parent\'s backyard

Carolsays:  it is known to cause cramps to be worse and periods to be longer / heavier in women who have never been pregnant (something about having had a baby makes the uterus able to handle a copper T iud better). honestly, I don’t think your doctor would go for it. I was 25 when I got mine, and I had to beg my doctor to do it. she really didn’t want to give it to me, and I later learned why. the cramps were SO over the top painful. also, the insertion was one of the worst pains of my life — again, because I’ve never had a baby. I wouldn’t recommend it. 

Post # 109
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Helper bee

posting to remember this!

Post # 110
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Too Much Information warning. I wanted this to work, but it completed delayed my period! I am super regular, and for whatever reason this made me over a week late. Once I realized what was happening, I stopped taking it. It took about 3 days after for my period to finally start. Kind of freaked me out. 

In the few weeks I took it, I wouldn’t say it made my skin any better, but it definitely didn’t hurt it in any way. And I did feel like my immune system was better…seemed like everyone around was getting sick except for me. Now I only take it for a couple of days if I start to feel like I might have a cold. 

Post # 111
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Buzzing bee

Carolsays:  nerdybird:  I didn’t have to beg my doctor for mine, since she inserts it in people younger than me, and I was around your age when I got mine. I also only had light to no cramps after insertion and had worse menstrual cramps during my menstrual cycle one time (the first menstruation following my insertion), which were fixed with some advil and a hot water bottle.

I honestly think that any individual’s mileage varies with the IUD. If someone asked me to judge based on my personal experience, I’d definitely recommend it to others due to the benefits far outweighing the negatives I have experienced. I know that there are others who feel like I do and also others who feel like you do (just look up any IUD thread on this website, there are several). As I said, any individual will have a unique experience and I think that anyone needs to see several sides of the issue before she makes the best decision for herself.

Post # 112
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - parent\'s backyard

MissMarple:  I’m glad it went well for you. are you referring to the copper T IUD or the mirena? 

I’m surprised your doctor was so on board with it. I really had to beg mine for the copper T! LOL, every doctor is different. I wish my experience was as good as yours! I do have to say that a few years later, I got a mirena and it was a completely different experience. it went well and I haven’t had cramps or even a period in over 7 years  (I’m on my second one). but it’s the hormones in mirena that ease the cramps, and I know that Carolsays is looking for something w/o them. 

Post # 113
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Buzzing bee

nerdybird:  I have the copper Paragard. I’ve never been on board with taking hormones, personally.

I’ve had it for a bit over a year now and I’m really happy with how it turned out for me. I have a few extra days of spotting old blood during the month (or none sometimes, it seems to depend on the month for me), but that’s such a minor thing to deal with that it’s not really something I thought of in my previous reply. Oh and my cycle length has increased from 28 days on average to 30 days. I probably wouldn’t even notice these two things much if I wasn’t in the habit of tracking my menstrual cycle (which I have done for a few years so I can tell what the real changes in the past year have been). My period is probably a bit heavier in general but I’ve always been heavy and it’s not that significant a change that I can really tell in that arena. Sorry if that’s Too Much Information.

I’m really glad you’re happy with the Mirena! I’d love to not have periods but as I said, I’m way too scared of changing any of my hormones, especially since my mother has some hormonal issues with her “feminine” hormones. I just don’t feel comfortable messing with my system considering that family history. That’s why I decided to go with the copper IUD.

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