I wrote this journal on Feb. 25th: Shortly after the birth of my son, I recieved the ParaGard IUD. The doctor told me my first few periods would be heavier than normal and last longer. I just ended my first one since having it put in and it was actually was one of the easiest I've had! It was 6 days, which is only one day longer than normal and I didn't cramp at all. If you're considering the ParaGard and are worried about the "killer cramps" I'd say go ahead and try it out! Everybody is different and if you don't like it the removal procedure is quick and easy! I definitely recommend it! It lasts for up to 12 years and is hormone free! I'm going to have another put in instead of getting my tubes tied.
UPDATE: My second period with Paragard included minimal cramping, but I've been bleeding for 12 days...What gives? Does anybody have Paragard or know what could be happening?