I have the Mirena IUD currently, and at first I loved it...but now the hormones it contains are making me street rat crazy, so I have an appointment to have it removed and a Paraguard inserted instead. I love the convenience of the IUD though - so we'll see how my periods become with the new one, I've heard horror stories, but I can't handle being so up and down emotionally, so I'm hoping it will be a fair trade off.
For me - the insertion was VERY painful, but I think I am just a wuss. Probably has a lot to do with the fact that my cervix had never been dilated at all before then (both of my kids were born by scheduled C-Sections).
Overall though, I DO recommend trying one.
at 2:05 AM on Jun. 12, 2009