dakotalynn16 (dakotalynn16) wrote in iud_divas,

Soon to be Copper IUD Diva - Flexi T

Hi Everyone!

So I'm new to this website but I figured I would come check it out because I'm waiting for the call from my physician to go get my copper iud put in! I live in Canada so I will be getting the flexi-t! I'm 22 years old and I have never been pregnant. I have always had regular periods and they only usually last 2 days - maximum three. I had mild / hormonal acne when I was younger therefore when I was in high school my doctor wanted to start me on the pill. I was on ortho tri-cyclen for 5 years (all throughout high school and my first year of university). Tri-cyclen made me have beautiful skin however, I could not lose one single pound. Over 5 years I gained 15 pounds (was at 145) and could not lose the weight no matter what I did. I was very active and played softball, basketball, volleyball and soccer. I never related my inability to lose weight to the pill until I got off of it in first year university when my activity level had obviously decreased and dropped 20 pounds within 2 months. It felt like it just came off! So i've tried different pills (yaz, alesse, apri, tri-cyclen lo) since then and yaz has been my favorite but I'm too scared of blood clots so here I am! I've resorted to a copper iud because I'm sick of hormones and a lot of them made me break out! Just wondering if anyone would want to share their experience with the copper iud. If anyone has any experiences with the flexi-t from Canada that would be great also! Basically the main things I'm worried about with the copper iud is weight gain, acne and heavy periods. If anyone has anything to share I would greatly appreciate it!! I'm so nervous. but I honestly think I'm ready to say goodbye to birth control pills for good! :)

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