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    Default Anyone used IUDs?

    That's pretty much all I am asking? Have you used them and if so was there a problem or not? Doc says they are "not contraindicated" but...

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    I did a very long time ago. I loved it. Kind of our way of using a condom. Easy and effective with no hormone changes
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    tgal - was this before you became symptomatic? or while? I'm concerned about it being an issue with the lupus

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    I used the mirena because I have endometriosos and mine came out within a week but the week that it was in was terrible for me. The mood swings because it's total progesterone was horrific. It was a relief when it came out.

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    tgal - was this before you because symptomatic? or while? I'm concerned about it being an issue with the lupus
    No, it was before. I would check with your doctor but I can't see why there would be any problems unless your body has changed and you are now allergic to latex. As I said before I am not doctor but it seems to me that there would be less problems with this then with pills.
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    Don't know if you are still interested in answers.
    I had two. No problems with the first one; but at the time you where supposed to change them out after a year or two, can't remember which. Anyway the second one decided to travel. My uterus was already whacked out, but this didn't help or hinder. I had my second baby anyway.

    As to whether or not the IUDs were a factor in the way Lupus/Cancer caused the hysterectomy - I can't answer.

    But I loved the IUD at the time.

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    Thanks - yes, I'm still interested in any experiences anyone has had. No, I'm not allergic to latex. Specifically we're actually considering Mirena to help control cramps so there would be some progesterone involved but systemically a very tiny amount. It has not caused a problem in pill form so I can't imagine it would in IUD form. I'm more concerned about any local effects in terms of long-term cramps which is a side effect for some women apparently.

    But, I've got time to decide of course.

    Nicole - you just never know, do you? The main reason I went on an estrogen/progesterone pill 20 years ago was because I was so emotionally labile each month. So coming off the pill I expect to be erm...difficult. I don't know what, if anything, to expect from progesterone only. I would *hope* a bit of balance by comparison to nothing at all. but who knows. It could be pure D hell. And it may not even happen. But it's an option I'm exploring. I appreciate the answers very much.

    Tangential but WRT to the unpredictability of that 2% of negative reactions to meds: I was put on Sonata some years ago for sleep. Took it three nights in a row and had three nights in a row of horrific kidney pain. when I told the doctor she said, "That can't be. That only happens in like 2% of the population." Um. Yeah. Well, guess what! :P Someone has to be the 2% dimwit! (I didn't say that, just thought it)

    oh well. Thanks again.

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    I have had the Mirena for 4 yrs now. I LOVE it. I cannot use the pill or any other BC anymore due to HBP. I have to have something because I have such horrible monthlies with pain, moodswings and anger issues. So this was/is my last option. I was diagnosed borderline Lupus a year ago and active two months ago. However, upon reviewing my symptoms and thinking back on my life, apparantly I have had symptoms for YEARS just not diagnosed. Do not think IUD is an issue...at least not with me.

    Don't know if this helped at all and prolly way too late to be of any but for what it's worth....

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    I have the paragard IUD and I absolutely love it. I do not do well on hormonal birth control at all so this has been a wonderful change. I don't have any kids so I had to take a certain medication to have the IUD inserted but since then I have had no problems.

    Hope this helps!
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    hello auburn shadow,
    welcome to our cyber family.
    it is never too late to comment on an important issue.

    glad to see you are looking around at our threads.
    they are our personal experiences in our jouney with lupus.
    please feel free to comment where you feel appropriate.

    again welcome.

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