considering the non-hormonal copper IUD - anyone have good/bad experiences with it?

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  1. voyeuristic

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    I didn't even know they came in copper!
     
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    My wife had one for many years and it worked fine. It depends upon the person and build and genetic factors. Some women develop a heavier period flow and other people feel pain. For my wife it was perfect. So for years i didn't buy condoms and had natural raw sex. And when I was pushing deep, I could feel the wires...
     
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    Wow ... do they still make those things? I fucked a few girls with those back in the 70s! Rammed my cockhead into more than one of those suckers while bottoming out ... that's how I knew my new friend wasn't lying about birth control!!
     
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    Copper, like the element copper? Some people have a rare disease such that their bodies can't absorb copper in their blood stream and so it builds up in their brain and it can kill them.

    I would get checked out for this disease before trying it at least. Assuming it's the element copper.
     
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    if you have problems with allergies, you should think twice about getting one - you can develop a sensitivity to it (or trace amounts of nickle)
     
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    I had an IUD (or coil as we call them here) for many years and it worked fine, although I had heavier periods.

    Only complaint was that the nylon threads annoyed my ex husband immensly as they stuck into the tip of his penis during sex (shocked me, didn't think it would reach that far up! haha)
     
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    I had an IUD for a couple of months (twice), but it caused a lot of pain and heavy periods.
     
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    I have IUD, and have to get a new one fitted...because I suffer with migraines I cannot have synthetic hormones...

    Anyway, yes my periods are heavy with it, but then to be honest they are heavy either way...

    As a contraceptive it IS incredibly reliable and usually fine as long as you get it changed every 5 years...

    Only pain in the ass thing is the threads, my ex sed they tickle, I dn't know if they can be trimmed or summin?? who knows!!

    And yes he was quite big!! :)

    But yes generally very good 4 me, no probs!!
     
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    isnt' that like putting pennies in your coin slot? :biggrin1:
     
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    It's called Wilson's disease and it's very serious. You should be tested for both it and atopy (allergy susceptibility) before getting one. I would hope your OBGYN has already informed you about all this.
     
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    Why are you considering a copper iud in preference to a mirena coil? The mirena coil is fantastic, I was told that normally periods tail off over a time scale of six months, the period immediately after my mirena coil was half my normal amount (never had heavy periods anyway) and then after that just a bit of spotting every month. Previously I'd had a copper iud and although this didn't cause me any problem with cramping or heavier periods the mirena is much better if only for the reason that in the majority of women periods more or less cease. As long as you check your string every month it's as reliable as any method of birth control (those tales we hear of women getting pregnant while on the coil and the coil never turning up occur because the coil was expelled and the woman didn't realise). Occasionally a partner can feel it, it's easy but undignified to just reach up and push your string gently so it's lying against the cervical os and not protruding from it.
    Because the mirena is exactly in the site where the hormone needs to be delivered to be effective the amount released is actually very very small.
     
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    SP - honestly, the idea of any amount of hormone being released doesn't appeal to me. I'm vegan and don't use any drugs, including painkillers, so I'm very much into having my body be in as natural a state as possible. The idea that my body may undergo changes in libido, weight, etc. that are not a result of natural processes but synthetic added hormones freaks me out - I don't mind having a period, I just don't want a kid.
     
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    Voyeuristic - have ya thought about getting fixed? easy procedure. almost 100% effective. can be reversed. no hormone issues. no adverse side-effects.

    ML
     
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    ML - yes, but I lack the money for such a procedure @ the moment, and most places won't perform the surgery if you're under 40 besides.
     
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    Yes! This is precisely why copper coils fell into disfavor. Copper allergies are not unusual. Copper has some remarkable electrolytic properties (just look at it was it does for egg whites).

    Apparently the trick with the string is not to shorten it, but to keep it long. Longer strings seem to cause fewer problems for male partners. The IUDs with the plastic tab sticking out are nightmares for men of all kinds of sizes depending upon the position of the tab and sexual position. Avoid those if possible.
     
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    I had a copper 7 back in the early 80's and my boyfriend used to describe poking the thread as being the dinosaur putting his head into the cave and the little cave man is poking it in the nose with a spear.

    LOL, damn but he was fun in bed. Used to get me so wet behind the knees, would pound the headboard into the wall. Keep our downstairs neighbors awake (that little guy downstairs used to LOOK at me).

    oh, sorry... i got off topic there... LOL

    There are risks to the copper IUDs that don't occur with other forms of birth control. But, no matter how you look at it, you can't prevent pregnancy with out there being some form of side effect or risk. You just need to research far beyond what the doctor provides before you do any medical procedure like that. If you are planning on having children in the future, I suggest you find another means of birth control.

    I had problems with mine and had to have it removed after only 6 months.
     
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    Voyeuristic - i did have to pay for my tubaligation in cash. but the program i went through offered discounts and sliding scale. i was 21 at the time. i was required to sign a bucket ton of paper work, but i didn't have any problems seeing how it is an elective procedure.

    if you are interested check with your local sexual health/ women's clinic. most will have some resource information available. do you have insurance to cover the IUD?

    ML

    i found a message board for BC. there are a few active threads on IUD. Birth Control - Women's Health Support Forums
     
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    how bout just makin the dude wrap it?
     
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    I've been on depo prover (the shot) and i am now on the nuva ring. I'll be getting the copper iud at the end of the month. I like the fact it lasts up to 10 years. Im 20 now and I plan on waiting till in my 30's to have kids anyway.
     
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