I've had my copper t for almost two years and so far so good. But I know what you mean about all the horror stories. Seems you hear more bad stories than good ones and reading them makes me wonder as well. All I can say is that every woman is different and just because something doesn't work out for one person, that doesn't mean that it can't be the best option for someone else. Just pay attention how you feel and don't ignore any unusual symptoms, if you ever have any. I hope it works out for you.