I have had mine for 19 months and let me tell you- It is a pain in the ASS! I have so many cramps with it, I spot all the time, and never have a definate period-(I will bleed for 3 days, stop for 5, bleed for 2, stop for like 9, -its always different). I am moody, and I think its the reason why I can't lose any weight. I recently went to the doctor to see if I had anything wrong with me because of all these problems, and after $1200 in Medical Bills (I am self-pay) it can back I am just fine- and perfectly healthy. Now my doctor is talking about putting me on Estrogen- I am only 25. Not to scare you too bad, because this is my experience- yours might be totally different. However- I have never had any scares and it has proven to be very effective. You have to weigh the pros and cons I suppose- I just know we can't afford another baby right now, so i will do the pain over the risks. Good Luck!
at 1:26 AM on Nov. 12, 2008