I know this question gets asked fairly frequently, but I am need of
some personal opinions and experiences. I'm considering getting an IUD
(I don't know that I have a preference between Paragard or Mirena at this point) and
would like to hear how you feel about it. I like the Paragard option
b/c of no hormones, the length of time it covers you for (we aren't
having kids), the convenience, etc. I've only ever heard of people having Mirena though.
Before I call my gyn & start the ball rolling I wanted to see how people felt about this or the Mirena. I've had to be on some type of BCP since I was 16 and I'm just tired of it. Its the only RX that I'm currently on and since we aren't having kids I would just as soon like to be med free if possible.
Right now I'm on Yaz and out of all the bcps I've taken for the past 15+ years its my favorite. However, the biggest drawbacks are the fact that I have to take a pill every day, and that I essentially have two periods a month. At exactly the 2 week mark in every pack I spot; its not usually enough to warrant a tampon but enough that its noticeable. Then that whole thing lasts anywhere from a few days to a week. Then I start my "normal" period. I've tried dozens of different pills, the ring, the patch, you name it.
My gyn has mentioned the IUD option a few times in the past and I've only not done it b/c I'm a little scared/nervous about the whole procedure and the after parts (I've heard both good and bad stories from several people). So what's your opinion, please?? TIA!
ETA: I've never been pregnant.