DONT DO IT!!! I've only had the Paraguard in for 6 months and already noticed several things. I had it put in after my tenth baby and it didn't hurt at all. The bleeding from my first period was, as I call it, niagra falls! I was in the bathroom every ten to fifteen minutes changing pads. It was awful! 6 months in, my monthly cycles are still heavy but manageable. I am tired all the time (more than usual) Could be from anemia which is caused by the loss of so much blood... still paraguard to blame. The things that bother me are severe joint pain and hair loss. The simple task of pushing the release button on the infant carseat is painful, making a fist hurts and typing on the computer is limited. I noticed my hair loss in a photograph that was taken of my profile and I couldn't believe it. I started researching because the only thing my Dr mentioned was heavier periods. I definately don't have the "bright eyes" anymore. People used to compliment my on my eyes all the time. Now they look yellow and dull. Shame I have to save up $100 bucks first to have this removed. But I can't wait to have this thing GONE.. It will be the best $100 bucks spent.View Thread
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