My IUD Gave me Anxiety
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My IUD Gave me Anxiety

This one's for you ladies.

My IUD Gave me Anxiety
Collective Evolution

For those of you who don't know, an IUD (Intrauterine Device) is a form of birth control that a doctor has to put in your body. There are two kinds, one that releases hormones and one that is made of copper. This form of birth control is one of the most effective and is one of the most popular forms. Women typically will get little to no period on the IUD and you are covered for 5 years. Sounds too good to be true right?

Last April, I decided that this was the best option for me. I went into it with high hopes and it worked pretty well for me for a while until I started noticing that was more and more anxious as the months went on. At first, I blamed it on my overreacting to little problems, but quickly realized it was bigger than that. I called my doctor and she told me this couldn't be the IUD and that it does not release enough hormones for me to have increased anxiety. After reading many articles about women going through the same situation, I realized that the IUD was the only common denominator.

It has been almost a month since I had my IUD removed and the difference is astonishing. I never realized how much I had changed and how sad I truly was while on the IUD. I feel so much happier and more like myself than I have in the past 6 months.

If you have an IUD and you are going through a similar feeling, please know that this is not your fault, and you are not alone. You can always get it removed if it starts to affect your everyday life like it had mine. If you're thinking of getting an IUD just remember that if it sounds too good to be true then it probably is.

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