I had a Paragard inserted in January and started having all sorts of issues ever since. About two weeks after getting it I started having intermittent headaches which have gradually progressed to being constant. I have constant body aches and insomnia. I also started developing heartburn and more recently gallbladder symptoms. I've got patches of scaly rash in several places now too (forearm, shoulder, back, ankle, hip). None of these are typical for me. I should also mention that I've had daily spotting since it was placed with occasional days where I am gushing blood for a few hours before it goes back to the usual spotting. I'm always having pain and cramping in my uterus as well. I've been told the bleeding and cramping is totally normal and eventually my body will adjust to having the IUD. I was also told the other issues that popped up since then could not possibly be related due to no hormones i it, but googling I find other women with similar issues and some reports of copper imbalance causing PCOS and/or estrogen dominance issues. My GYN refuses to remove my IUD until I've had it one full year first and I can just barely feel the end of my strings at the opening to my cervix so even if I was feeling brave I couldn't attempt to remove it myself either as there is nothing I can grab onto. Has anyone else had these symptoms with Paragard? Or am I just crazy, as the GYN implies?