As more women seek to avoid the side effects of hormonal birth control, many are opting for the hormone-free copper IUD (intrauterine device), also called the copper coil, made by Paragard. But while this method of birth control boasts 99% effectiveness of preventing pregnancy, the copper IUD can cause copper toxicity, or excess copper in the body. Excess copper can create symptoms such as fatigue, nausea, depression, irritability, cravings, mood swings, brain fog, among many others. While the copper IUD does not contain hormones, the IUD can affect your natural hormones and your thyroid.
For more information on copper toxicity and other IUD side effects, see the articles below.
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