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IBS and Copper IUD


Amber Milley

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Hello guys,

 

I was curious if anyone else had any IBS related symptoms will the copper IUD as well. Originally I got the hormone IUD that literally ruined my life and brought terrible IBS symptoms onto me without ever having IBS before. After taking it out, I thought maybe if I go with a non hormonal option it would be better. I have now had it for 6 months and after having no flare ups for 6 months, the last two months, a month apart to the day I had two flare ups. With my flares I get bad cramps and bowel movement but it's so weird that it just started again once I had an IUD. This being said my flares are no where near as bad as they were with the hormone IUD in, but still weird. I am getting it out on the 12th because I am not waiting around like I did last time to end up in the hospital. 

If anyone has had problems with it let me know!

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  • 5 months later...

Hi Amber, I'm new to this forum.

I suffered from IBS earlier, and frankly I was really in pain at that time. But what helped me at that time was some herbal supplements and acupuncture. I was back in London at that time and I remember I had gone through 3 acupuncture sittings, and I was really out of pain after that treatment. It was literally a good experience. I would highly recommend you. Still if you want some more information, please have a look at this article: https://www.medicinenet.com/acupuncture/article.htm

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Hi there, 

I've had my copper IUD for about 10 months and have started getting IBS symptoms before my period at about 6 months! Did you find anything else out about this? I'm getting mine removed as well. Did that help ease your symptoms? Or did they stay?

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Hello! 
 

So sorry you are having the same experience as me! 
It definitely eased my symptoms but I still have IBS to this day because of my time with my IUDS. 
Since I’ve  changed my diet and found what works for me, I am living a pretty much IBS free life! 
If you need any help with anything please let me know! 

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Hi! I had the exact same thing. I’d never had IBS before but after getting a copper IUD I had it for all five years my coil was in- tried so much to figure out what was causing it (a lot of things changed around the same time as me getting it in) but eventually the lightbulb went off in my head as I remembered the onset of the disorder coincided with me getting the coil all those years ago. I had it removed and I’ve now been IBS free since the day it came out. Never again. IBS is a horrible ordeal. I thought maybe it had something to do with the copper? Who knows.

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