So I have been Mia for a while because u guys I got sick…. Like cray cray sick.
So I have an arm iud. I’ve had it for over a year. In the past year my body has totally not liked it.
First issue was my boobs. They hurt so bad. I had huge lumps. I had clear discharge. My dr actually thought I may have cancer so we had a full check done. There was not cancer (thank God) but the pain stayed.
Then my hormones. They just were everywhere. I would just cry for no reason.
Then my hair. It falls out in clumps. I actually stopped dyeing my hair because I thought it would help (and that’s a big deal for me). Nope nothing. I’ve actually started wearing wigs because I lost so much hair. I have been treating it (I’ll do a blog about that) but guys it’s bad.
Oh and the stomach cramps. For about 2 months I get terrible cramps. Like I need to vomit and eat at the same time. Then I’ll break out in cold sweats.
I’ve been to the Drs more this past year than i have in my life. The Drs thought I was just makeing this all up or I had ppd. I thought this cannot get worse.
Then… It got worse and yes it can get worse.
FYI this is where the tmi is going to start:
Beware of the tmi
Seriously if your squeamish stop.
After writing my last blog I began getting really really bad cramps. I started getting like light discharge. Like pink lemon aid. I though “oh wow that’s my period that’s nothing.”
No gurl. No.
About 2 days later I woke up. I couldn’t breath. I couldn’t move. I thought.. Is this a painc arrack? What is this. Then I started with chest pains. Like it was tight. I had shortness of breath. I literally thought I was haveing a heart attack. I just got in the shower and tried to shake it off. It went away. I thought it was a painc attack.
Then it happened again.
I called the nurse. They said I didn’t need to come in I probably had heartburn.
I went to sleep thinking they were correct when I wasn’t in pain I was ok. I do get nervous ? Has to be a panic attack.
I went to bed and that night I woke up in such pain I can’t explain it. Think late term labor. My legs were shaky I could hardly walk. I finally stood up and felt what I can only describe as a contraction. I immedetlly went to the rest room. When I got there i looked down and it was like Carrie.
It wasn’t just blood. It was like jello. Like jello you chopped up and huge chunks of stuff. I honestly thought I was having a miscarriage. I freaked out.
At this point I was going to the urgent care. I called the nurse and she said this is normal. THIS IS A NORMAL CYCLE ON NEXOPLAN.
What. The. Fuck.
Guys I have never seen blood like that in my life. And I’ve had a beer bottle stuck in my leg.
Just to put it in perspective, I went threw my entire extreme couponer stash of maxi pads. That’s about 200 pads. In a weekend.
By the time I was driveing into the Drs I had blurry vision and I was lightheaded.
At this point I was cussing the urgent care out. They wouldn’t see me. As this is normal. They get these calls all the time. And they would not remove the iud.
On tues I demanded to see the dr and was thinking I had to get nasty about it but as soon as I said “I have the nexoplan” the nurse got me in on same day.
My dr took it super serious. She said it is normal. She sees this about 8 times a day. That I am unforntully not alone. She totally understood. It was awesome. For the first time since getting this thing in my arm I felt herd.
She informed me that all my symptoms from the past year are side effects of my iud. Rare, but they are. Since I have always had bad hormones, this iud was probably not a good ideal for me.
She soon put a referral for me to get this iud surgically removed which I am very excited for and I will update you guys.
In addition to this they found I have lost a lot of blood (no shit) and I have to take pills for that, chest pains and a pill to help me with pain. I feel better today but I am so excited to feel normal again soon.
She said because of my hormones I may have light to heavy bleeding daily for the next year. But my hormones and hair and weight and cheast pains, blurry vision should all stop quickly. That I’m happy about.
So that’s been my experience on nexoplan. Yes I’m sure haveing all these side effects is not normal but I just want to put out there my experience.
Have you had issues like this?!