I have a copper IUD that I had implanted a few weeks ago. I was promptly warned that my cramps may get worse, but this isn't at all what I was expecting. I should start my period sometime this week, and for the past few days I have had terrible, constant, sharp pains. They feel very different from normal cramps, the addition of back pain and thigh pain is very new. It is a dull achey pain for most the day, sudden movements of positions cause it to become very sharp. I have been in pain this week without any relief.
To add, I can't use ibuprofen because of health reasons and I am stuck with the copper iud as my only choice in birth control also because of health reasons.
Currently I use a heating pad for the pain but I don't know what else to do. I'm terrified they'll get worse.