Just some advice because I feel the advice I’m getting at the moment isn’t helpful. I’m 23 and have tried all types of contraception including: the implant, combined pill, mini pill (which I am unsure if this caused me to become depressed) and now I have a IUD.
I originally thought the IUD would be great… No hormones (I’m trying to avoid hormones due to my mum having breast cancer due to extra oestrogen). I’ve had the IUD now for 8 months, I experience pain nearly every day of the month. My periods are 10 days long and are extremely heavy and I have to take pain relief constantly. I’ve been to the doctors 3 times about the pain I’m experiencing. I’ve had it checked and there isn’t any infection and it’s in the right place.
So today I had an appointment to get the IUD removed in a month. But the information I got wasn’t helpful. I don’t know if I should get the IUS? Is there a possibility it will reduce the pain? Will it reduce my heavy periods? It was suggested to me to just use condoms but I really don’t want to just risk that. It was also suggested to give my body a break, is that really necessary?
Anyone else experience this?