The copper IUD is promoted as a safe alternative to hormonal birth control. But this couldn’t be further from the truth.
While many women use a copper IUD without noticeable problems, some women develop severe physical and mental health issues after the insertion of a copper IUD. This sad situation is reported in Facebook groups such as Copper IUD and Copper Toxicity – Private Support.
Adverse effects from the copper IUD occur because many women have difficulty metabolizing copper, and the extra copper absorbed from a copper IUD can cause severe side effects. The copper problem often stems from adrenal gland dysfunction, an already high copper burden, nutritional deficiencies, excess levels of mercury or other toxic metals, or other factors.
Someone women react to the excess copper within days of insertion, while others do fine for several years until copper toxicity symptoms develop. Doctors often dismiss any relationship between your symptoms and the copper IUD, even when it is obvious that the copper IUD is the cause. Many cases go unreported for this reason.
Symptoms of copper toxicity:
– headaches (including migraines), anxiety and panic attacks, depression, hair loss, anger/rage, brain fog, spaciness, paranoia, fatigue, yeast infections, and more.
– other symptoms are insomnia or trouble sleeping, racing thoughts, heart palpitations, and menstrual problems. An aversion to red meat is also fairly common.
If you have any of these symptoms, I suggest having the IUD removed immediately. This will reduce many of your symptoms.
However, a complete nutritional balancing program is usually needed to remove the excess copper and improve copper metabolism. You can learn more about this approach here: https://brezinskinutrition.com/hair-analysis-htma/
It is possible to have many of these symptoms without ever having a copper IUD. This is because copper toxicity or overload can occur from other sources. For example, the birth control pill (estrogen) can cause the accumulation of copper in the body (for a different reason than the copper IUD). Nutritional imbalances, contaminated drinking water, certain medications, and vegetarian diets can also lead to copper overload symptoms.
Even if you do not have noticeable symptoms while using a copper IUD, it is best to have it removed. Putting any type of metallic device in the body is extremely risky. It is best to use natural fertility awareness methods such as FAM, as all pharmaceutical contraceptives carry significant health risks.
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