(Closed) The awful “paragard period”- when will things improve?

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Have you checked out IUD Divas on Livejournal.  There are lots of stories on there about Paragard!

Post # 4
701 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I had paraguard and I loved everything about it except the fact that my periods were like niagara falls. Seriously it didn’t get better after years. I wore super tampons and thick pads the entire time but it was still better than hormones for me!

Post # 5
3248 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I have a Paragard and have for about 2 years– my periods took about three or four months to get less painful and involve less bleeding (the first couple months I had nasty cramps almost every day for two weeks before my period actually came, and then the periods were heavy and painful). Now, my periods are almost pain-free (this is very unusual) and the first 2 days are pretty heavy, and then it goes away pretty fast (within 3 or 4 days as opposed to 5, as happened before the IUD).

Hang in there. It really sucks at first but usually improves after a few periods (ugh, sorry, probably not the answer you wanted to hear as you’re feeling so bad and bleeding so much). Be sure to drink lots of water and eat iron-rich foods– kale, raisins, seaweed, red meat, etc. 

Also, as MissAsB said, check out IUD Divas on Livejournal. I’m on there (as Draba, not very active lately), as are LOTS of super helpful posessors of IUDs.

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