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    I came across this forum and read all the experiences everyone has had with the Paragard. At this moment I’ve only had mine in for a month and I just want to rip it out. My insertion for the Paragard was fine. I did not experience any pain during, just a slight pinch. However after the fact I felt a rush of cramps and I was in the bed for the rest of the day taking ibuprofen every 6 hrs. I have not experienced any heavy bleeding. I’ve only swapped back and forth between liners and light tampons. However, the only downside I’ve experienced so far that makes me want to rip it out is vaginal itch and a swollen sensation. I had a yeast infection a couple of weeks after my initial insertion. Now a month later still experiencing the itching and soreness. My doc prescribed me fluconazole to help treat the yeast infection since it may still be present. My insurance completely covered my Paragard and the procedure so I really want to give it a chance. I will continue to try and treat the yeast infection but if this sensation is persistent I will consult with my doc and potentially have it removed.