sarah (herminia) wrote in iud_divas,

When to throw in the towel / Paragard and cramping

I looked back at some old iud_diva polls about Paragard and how people fared in terms of level of cramping over time. I've had my Paragard for five months and have had moderate-to-severe cramps for three weeks out of every month. Right now, I've had bad cramps every day since May 22 and basically want to curl up in a ball and cry. It's been too severe for me to exercise regularly, and on several days, it's been too painful for me to get out of bed and untether myself from my heating pad for hours at a time. I want to give my body time to adjust to the Paragard because I feel like it's my last birth control option (HBC of all kinds makes me incredibly nauseous and anxious) but has anyone dealt with this level of cramps for months and had it get better, or am I being unrealistic about the possibility of a happier relationship with my protection?


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