Tuesday, November 8, 2011

One week

Soooooooo, its been a week, and as far as the IUD issues go, I am feeling a million times better! I just finished my first period after over a year without one, and wierdly, it was a relief. I feel more level lately too. I also cut coffee out, and that has helped as well, but I feel like the cramps I had were definitely from the IUD. Oh, and maybe its TMI, but I feel like I have a sex drive for the first time in months, maybe more.... That is DEFINITELY new!

Woop woop!!!!

Be well <3

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Day 2 after removal

So today I bounded out of bed, went to work, and was pretty energetic and clear headed all day. I do still feel some cramps from the removal, mostly still on the lower left side of my stomach and back, but today marks the first day in months or more that I didnt get a headache. I dont feel perfect, and after the initial back pain went away, a tiny bit came back, but I feel more level. I think this whole thing is going to take a month or so to get regulated....... but I feel sharp and smart again. Thats huge!

I dont want to forget that this thing isnt responsible for all of my life stuff and frustrations, but feeling well is step 1.

Also ladies, definitely a little spotting the first day or so, just so you know.

Be well <3

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Its OUT!

Ok wow, I am freaking out about having this thing out of my body... I had NO idea how instantaneous some of the relief would be. Ill tell you everything Ive been feeling (its been out 2 hours)!

So I went into the doctors office, and they asked me if I was trying to get pregnant, and with an answer of no they all seemed so confused about why I would ever want my dear IUD out. I explained some of my symptoms, and both the nurse AND doctor seemed completely confused as if they had never heard anyone say they had issues with these things. I asked if they ever hear complaints of lower back pain or daily cramps especially from caffeine, or ear ringing, and the doctor was all NO's, completely puzzled so it seems. She also didn't seem interested in hearing what was happening honestly. I find it crazy that medical professionals inserting foreign objects into people wouldn't want to know their side effects.

Turns out my IUD was logged WAY up in there, and she had to really pull out all the stops to remove it, but then she finally grabbed it and in a quick second it was out. Not super painful at first, but with having a tough time finding it and some real effort to remove it I did get some cramping. Well worth it though... as SOON as it came out I felt some something changed. When I was dressed and standing I IMMEDIATELY felt the back pain slip away. Gone. Just like that, after a full several months of it every day. I also noticed the ringing sound in my ears waver a bit, getting louder as she pulled it out, and quieter after with some moments of pause. It isn't gone (yet!), but clearly there is a connection. I also noticed the low dull cramps fading away, and the pressure and foggy feeling in my head feels somehow less noticeable, like I can think again. I feel like suddenly I can breath deeper too.

Ok, so thats it for now... I am feeling so so hopeful, and I hope this helps you guys!!

More soon... Be well <3

Today is the day!

Today I get this thing taken out... I am officially counting down! In 6 hours it will be gone, and Ill be on the way to getting my normal body back I hope.

Woke up today with mild cramps and bloating as usual, lower back pain, and of course the ear ringing... more updates soon!

Be Well <3