Excessive Bleeding with Copper IUD
by Kimmi in need
Hello Wray, I took your advice on switching from the Nuvaring (5-year stint) to the copper iud. Since I've had the copper iud, I have experienced excessive bleeding with menstrual cycle lasting for 3 weeks or more (have to use progesterone, but some times that doesn't help).
I'm currently using Kal progesterone cream that is 500 mg in the 4 oz tube. The recommendations are 1/4 teaspoon twice daily. Unfortunately my cycle cycle (Sept 16th) has been continuing to this day. I went to the OBGYN this evening and he stated that I would have to choose another option such as the Mirena or birth control bills (loestrin-the one he gave me to stop excessive bleeding to start tonight).
Can progesterone cream help regulate the cycle with the copper iud? If so, what can I do? I'm bipolar 2 as well and I really didn't want to bother with hormones that could possibly interrupt my hormonal balance. Please advise and thank you.