I have a few questions about the IUD (I have one- the 5 year one)

Jade - posted on 04/20/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )




Okay! I am hearing so much about the IUD & I don't know what is correct anymore. I have had my IUD for 3 years now, and my body is acting so weird & I'm starting to think that it all caused by my IUD.

First Issue:
I have gained so much weight, and no matter how hard I try, I can't seem to lose the weight, and weight was never an issue for me; before my pregnancy I weighed 160 pound and I'm 5'6 so that we really good. Now I weigh 250 pounds, I go to the gym 3 times a week (which I'm going to up to 5 times a week), I am eating healthy (fruits, veggies, water, & NO red meats). So I don't see why I can't lose weight...??

Second Issue:
I am having hot flashes and I'm only 22 years old. A room can be 70 degrees, and I'm saying it's hot. Even when I'm at work, I sit behind a desk my whole shift, answer phones, paperwork, etc. Nothing hard but I will say it's so hot in my office, and crank the air conditioning. Everyone will come into my office and say it's freezing, and I say I'm hot. So does the IUD cause hot flashes? Someone told me the IUD makes your body feel like it's going through menopause- is that true or correct?

Third Issue:
Ever since I got my IUD 3 years ago, I have been having stomach pains. They sometimes will make me cry, but they go away. They are not so bad, that I will get it taken out but the other things will make me take it out if I can't figure out what is wrong with my body.

Fourth & Last Issue:
I have not had a period in 4 years; because of course I did not have a period during my pregnancy, then I have had my IUD for 3 years and I just have not had a period. Is that a bad or good thing? Have any other ladies had this issue?

So what I'm asking is does any of this sound normal with the IUD, and if so have you experienced any of the things that I am..??

Thank you for taking the time to read this post & answer if you do.


Katherine - posted on 04/21/2012




Ummm you better go see your OB. The stomach pains concern me. It could have punctured something.

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