5 Reasons Why I Stopped This Birth Control
Updated: Nov 8
Trying different birth control methods is like riding a rollercoaster. It has it's ups and downs, and sometimes you actually enjoy it and others you absolutely hate it. You can probably guess which one this is...
Like many females out there, I have gone through the journey of trying different birth control methods. My body has changed numerous times with each switch, increasing and decreasing my hormones, gaining weight and losing weight, and so on.
I was at University when I decided to try the IUD. I went with Kyleena due to the lower dose of hormones and the smaller size of the device. I was told it would fix my mood swings, my PMS, and overall be a great choice for me. Let me tell you...they were wrong.
I was so excited to try the IUD, it's so hyped up by Drs. and by users online, I thought yes this is the one! But it was probably one of the worst experiences I've had with a birth control method.
So here's why I switched from the IUD:
The IUD caused me extreme cramping leading up to my period. I also would get random pains on one side of my abdomen throughout my cycle which was very uncomfortable.
My mood swings were off the charts. I had highs and lows and this would happen multiple times a day. I would get annoyed and angry so quickly it started to affect my relationship.
My PMS got worse, this included breast pain, mood swings and headaches/cramps.
I spotted for months after insertion, I'm talking 6 months after. The spotting was the most annoying part of this experience. After sitting through the pain of insertion I was reminded every day for 6 months of the experience by the spotting. It was a definite reminder of the device that was placed inside of me.
I had a fear of the IUD falling out and being misplaced and me not noticing. This wasn't a massive issue for me but I have read horror stories of IUDs being misplaced, shifted, or even falling out without people noticing and I did not want that to happen to me.
So there it is my experience with the IUD. Although it was not the best experience, I did learn a lot about my body and what it can handle. I am still on the birth control method rollercoaster trying different brands of pills to see what works so stay tuned for the upcoming blog of my experience with that. It's no joke.
Have you tried the IUD? How was your experience? Let me know in the comment below or on my Instagram: @girledited