Hey all, I had some questions about my IUD and anxiety. Please direct me to another community if this isn't the right place for it.
So In December I started birth control with the Paragard IUD. I liked it specifically since it was copper based and wouldn't add any additional hormones. However, ever since I've started it I've been getting irregular amounts of emotional and it's triggering my anxiety during my menstrual cycle.
Now, I've had anxiety practically my whole life, I take a very mild version of Xanax for it, but very rarely as I can usually get myself out of the 'bad place,' and the past couple years it's finally been calming down and I felt like I'd been getting over it. Well I'm in a relationship, which is new to me, so I was bound to get some interesting feelings from that alone, but I never thought I'd be struggling with such strong negative emotions during my period.
I've been taking some Black Cohosh mostly for it but that's only when I'm feeling edgy… If I'm in a full blown anxiety attack nothing really can stop it except time.
Has anyone else experienced this? I got mine at Planned Parenthood, should I go back and speak to the doctor about it? Would it be smart to try the Mirena instead?