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MyPurrrtyBabies 3 kids; Alabama 8386 posts
25th Jan '13
Quoting I♡C.:" I know MOST girls also have heavy periods like I do on the Paragard and A LOT of pain in and around my ... [snip!] ... its cons and THIS is a big one. Also loosing hair like NUTS since being on the Paragard. Weird tingling feelings in my leg.."


Thankyou for this info...the falling out of the hair makes me ... :(



Do you take any vitamins to help it? Maybe prenatal vitamins would help.

I♡C&R. 2 kids; Thornton, CO, United States 24866 posts
25th Jan '13
Quoting MyPurrrtyBabies:" Thankyou for this info...the falling out of the hair makes me ... :( Do you take any vitamins to help it? Maybe prenatal vitamins would help."

I have tried vitamins...Biotin, Prenatals, etc.

MyPurrrtyBabies 3 kids; Alabama 8386 posts
25th Jan '13
Quoting I♡C.:" I know MOST girls also have heavy periods like I do on the Paragard and A LOT of pain in and around my ... [snip!] ... its cons and THIS is a big one. Also loosing hair like NUTS since being on the Paragard. Weird tingling feelings in my leg.."


Midol really agrees with my body and helps when I am cramping...have you tried it?

MyPurrrtyBabies 3 kids; Alabama 8386 posts
25th Jan '13
Quoting I♡C.:" I have tried vitamins...Biotin, Prenatals, etc."


Did it help at all?

Robert Downey Jr. Zanzibar, Tanzania 16079 posts
25th Jan '13
Quoting I♡C.:" I waited two years. He was 2yrs old when I got it. I was on the pill since when he was born until he was 2yrs."


Okay. I was just curious. I didn't get mine till 10 mos PP. I was gonna say that the hair falling out probably isn't related to the Paragard (if you got it at your 6 week check)



I had SEVERE hair shedding issues until I was about 8 months PP. And supposedly that's normal for post pregnancy.

Robert Downey Jr. Zanzibar, Tanzania 16079 posts
25th Jan '13
Quoting MyPurrrtyBabies:" Thankyou for this info...the falling out of the hair makes me ... :( Do you take any vitamins to help it? Maybe prenatal vitamins would help."


I take prenatals now and it helps me. My hair is thicker now and it doesn't shed as much. Though my hair has always shed A TON.

3 little monsters 3 kids; Olathe, Colorado 50990 posts
25th Jan '13

I only have slightly heavier periods with bad cramping. My period before lasted 3 days and were very light, now they are 4-5 days with moderate bleeding and cramping. I have had it nearly 3 years and have experience no hair loss at all. In fact my hair is thicker and healthier than it was in the last few years with multiple pregnancies. I usually have absolutely zero effects from my paragard aside from longer cycles and slightly longer and heavier periods.

Mommy2Kay 1 child; Florida 4211 posts
25th Jan '13
Quoting MyPurrrtyBabies:" I am VERY interested in Paragard.... And you have had it 5yrs and no problems? Do you have to use a 2nd backup of protection for the first 2 wks like you do with pills?"


I have had some issues, just look at my last post. I do have to say that my issues are probably just because I am extremely sensitive to anything that is in my body, whether is medication or paragard. I have tried, the mini pill, ring, and patch and by far, paragard is my top pick. I do recommend it and if it wasn't for my health issues, I wouldn't be thinking of removing it.

Mommy2Kay 1 child; Florida 4211 posts
25th Jan '13
Quoting MyPurrrtyBabies:" I am VERY interested in Paragard.... And you have had it 5yrs and no problems? Do you have to use a 2nd backup of protection for the first 2 wks like you do with pills?"


And no, you don't need to use any protection from the beginning, it starts working immediately.

Mommy2Kay 1 child; Florida 4211 posts
25th Jan '13
Quoting I♡C.:" I know MOST girls also have heavy periods like I do on the Paragard and A LOT of pain in and around my ... [snip!] ... its cons and THIS is a big one. Also loosing hair like NUTS since being on the Paragard. Weird tingling feelings in my leg.."


I had cramping in the beginning, like REALLY bad cramping but it has gotten better. I actually don't even get cramps most of the time, maybe a little discomfort on my heaviest day.

MyPurrrtyBabies 3 kids; Alabama 8386 posts
25th Jan '13

Thank Mamas, ALL the info is very helpful!

Vitameatavegamin 19 kids; League City, Texas 5828 posts
25th Jan '13
Quoting Mommy2Kay:" And no, you don't need to use any protection from the beginning, it starts working immediately."

I was told to wait 1 week before having sex without condoms. Didn't get an explanation but I didn't plan on having sex within that week anyway.

Mommy2Kay 1 child; Florida 4211 posts
25th Jan '13
Quoting Lady GooGoo
MyPurrrtyBabies 3 kids; Alabama 8386 posts
26th Jan '13
Quoting Mommy2Kay:" I wasn't but I was on my period when I got it in, I wasn't planning on having sex either way."


They will insert it while on your period?

Mommy2Kay 1 child; Florida 4211 posts
26th Jan '13
Quoting MyPurrrtyBabies:" They will insert it while on your period?"


Yeah, it's better that way because your cervix is softer.