I got my IUD last Thursday, and was done taking the pill the Tuesday just before that. I think my pills had a week of placebos, but I’m not sure. Anyway, I did get the Mer.ena IUD on advisement of Dr. H – he knows that synthetic hormones don’t bother me and he replaces 30% of the copper ones with Mer.enas for his patients within a year because they ask for the change – so it was a no-brainer for me. I trust him – a lot!
I’m not sure how long I’ve been off of the “pill” hormones because of that week of placebo/non-placebo pills, but there has been a major shift in my mood… and in the right direction! I’m a little irritated right now with the IUD because of the spotting, but even that isn’t getting me down. I am so relaxed, so patient, so “go with the flow”… I cannot believe it. Every time the kids get me worked up, I react much more calmly than I did the entire time I was on that damned pill, and even if I holler at them, it’s over and done with in a split second and I’m over it – I do not stew or dwell on it.
I have felt more motivated to DO THINGS, like decorate the house, take the kids to fun things, eat leftovers in the house for lunch (this sounds ridiculous, but if you know me, you know that we go out for lunch EVERY day so this is a big change), finish up craft projects that have been sitting for well over 1.5 years. It’s incredible. I’ve even been sick as a dog (no running or exercise since last Thursday, ironically, the same day I got the IUD) and I am still getting way more done than I did before. It’s… strange. It’s… good!
Oh… and I think a bit of my very limited s*x drive is returning. I even initiated things happily last night. Ha ha!