Post # 1
I posted on another thread the other day asking this but thought I’d ask it again in it’s own separate thread!
Have any of you switched to the copper IUD straight from the pill? With no break in between?
I’m considering doing that and am curious what to expect? I know that sometimes going off the pill it can take months to get your period again and that the IUD can make your period longer.. so I guess I’m wondering if the IUD will “speed things up” in terms of when it will return?
Post # 2
I actually finished my pack of pills about 2 weeks after I got my copper iud, so my period was pretty light that time. Then after that it came right on time, just crazy heavy the next month. After 4 or so months the heaviness calmed down; still heavier than before but not insane.
I was only on the pill for a year and a half though.
Post # 3
Hmm.. I’ve been on it for 10 years or so now (crazy when I think about it! haha) so I wonder if that will make a difference.
Post # 4
I don’t understand your question- so you’re on the pill and then on the day of your 1st placebo pill you’re getting the iud inserted? ok so of course your period will start. You want to know if that 1st period will be longer? probably not but it will be a lot more painful because the iud is settling.
Usually my period starts on day 3 of placebo pills- are you asking if with the iud will your period start on day 1? there will be spotting on day 1 and gradually get heavier, I’d guess your period will start the next day.
Post # 5
wait, i think I got my reading comprehension skills back! haha
“I know that sometimes going off the pill it can take months to get your period again and that the IUD can make your period longer.. so I guess I’m wondering if the IUD will “speed things up” in terms of when it will return?”
OK- by longer they mean you will possibly bleed more- like if you usually bleed for 4days you will now bleed for 6-7. And ‘speed things up in terms of when it will return’- the copper iud will set your system like clockwork, you will definitely get your period every month, no missing periods whatsoever.
Post # 6
yupmarried: Hahaha thanks 🙂 Yeah, I know I’ll get it when I first start my placebo pills and stop taking the pill altogether, but I wasn’t sure if it would come back the next month thanks to the IUD or take a couple months to come back like a lot of my friends that have gone off the pill (but didn’t switch to anything else)
And I can handle longer in terms of duration – after being on the pill for so long it’s virtually non-existant! So longer than that will be managable I think.