I had para guard twice and I had super regular periods and zero cramping. Before I was put in the pill to lessen my cramps because they were debilitating. I had Merina once and it was so horrible. The dr wouldn't give me paraguard because they were out she said and I had my Merina removed within 6 months. The first three months I was psycho and the last three I never stopped bleeding and cramping. Dr said it was cause of my age. Yes. Ironic that my "age" related symptoms stopped within a week of having my Merina removed. That dr is not only not my dr anymore but no longer an employee at the mtf because I was not the only person she treated like this.
Originally Posted by jjgammon
My only advice in regards to Paraguard is that I've heard it causes crazy heavy periods and cramping.
I can't even try it because I have a contact allergy to copper.
Search on here there are tons of posts about the evils of Merina. If I were to do another bc for long term it would be paraguard hands down. For short term I use the Nuva Ring especially for after birth before af comes back but usually we use nfp because it works for us.
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