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Has anybody had/or is using Paragard?

I had Mirena and had mood swings and weight gain. I want to get Paragard the IUD becacause it's non-hormonal and last to 10 yrs. I just want to know what kind of side effects if any to see what to expect. Pro's and cons?

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Asked by jilliank1109 at 6:08 PM on Mar. 14, 2010 in Health

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  • Got mine put in about a 1.5 years ago when my daughter was about 14 months old. I love it since I can't do hormones at all. My periods were a little heavier at first, but the last 3 months or so they are better. I had some major cramping after insertion for about 3 days, but you probably get that with Mirena too. I love mine and plan to get another after this one is taken out and then I will be in menopause so we are good. That way we don't have to do anything permanent just in case we decide we want another.

    Answer by aeneva at 10:06 PM on Mar. 14, 2010

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