Copper IUD advice?


After struggling with the pill for years I decided to get a copper iud last summer. The last 8 months have been just awful though! Ever since the procedure my periods are longer, almost unmanageably heavy, and I have incredibly painful cramps every month! My gyno said I should expect this for the first six months but it’s been 8 now. I’m about ready to give up and just have it removed. Has anyone else had this experience? Does it get better? Honestly I’m desperate at this point, I can’t afford to be bed ridden for 8 days every month!! Thanks in advance