hopefully. in my early twenties, i had the most horrendous cramps. like calling in sick, heating pad in bed all day, crying. they sort of calmed down over time, and being on the pill the last yr and a half, i haven't had much cramping at all.I had the copper T for about 2 years and just recently had it removed. I spent an average of 2-3 days a month where I could physically not move because the cramping was horrific and my periods were unusually heavy (like a tampon an hour). Luckily I work from home... as there is no way I could have managed functioning in public. I kept procrastinating having it removed as I figured eventually it would ease up... but no luck. I know that everyone is different, so hopefully you will have a much better experience.
but i am desperate to get off hormonal birth control. I've felt really emotionally messed up for the last year, and I think that's the major reason. i took my last bcp on thursday - dr. appt on monday to discuss getting an IUD.
can someone tell me why cramping and bleeding is so bad on IUD? is it actually worse than if you were on nothing? i just don't really get how this thing works!