Okay, so you want the truth??
I had the Paraguard too. Getting it put in was no more uncomfortable than getting an annual pap smear....little crampy afterward but nothing that would warrant a pain killer. That was the easy part. LOL I did fine with it for several months, then I started getting a lot of pelvic pain and bleeding. My GYN checked the position of it, which was fine, but noticed that my cervix had become severly inflammed and softened up like it would during labor. We took it out immediately and things resolved over the next couple of months. She said she has seen this happen before with people who have AI disease and get an IUD....basically it was an immune system reaction to it being in there. She said she no longer recommends this to AI patients....and also because we have an increased risk of infection.
Now, every one is different so don't just go by my experience. I've heard countless people say they didn't have an ounce of trouble and had it in for years. It's a tough decision to make....if only we could see in that crystal ball!