Post # 1
I have a question for any of you that have IUDs…
I just got a Mirena today. I had some seriously awful cramping while it was being placed but I was (mostly) prepared for that. Its only been a few hours and I’m still having cramps and just generally feeling yucky. How long should I expect this to continue?
Post # 3
I think it is different for different people. It was 2-3 days for me and spotting for one month. Bear with it. I have it and would do it again.
Post # 4
Mine were terrible for 8-10 hours and then slowly got less and less painful. I would say all in all it was probably between 24-36 hours until they were gone completely. I would do it again in a heartbeat. Just make sure to take some more ibuprofen.
Post # 5
Not to scare you but mine didnt go away til I had it removed at my 90 day check. They said it was positioned fine but my body just didnt like it. My friend only had cramps a day and then she was great.
Post # 6
Me too probably the day of and the next day until it was mostly normal (just mild). My OBGYN said don’t come back to him until 6 weeks after placement for your body to fully adjust. I’ve had it a few years now and its awesome. No cramping or spotting or anything. Just hold out! Have a hot bath or use a heat pad.
Post # 7
I had cramps for a few days. I took Advil to help them. Now 6 months in, I have no problems at all!
Post # 8
i had horrible cramps for about 2 days after. try taking motrin or something like that to ease the pain. heating pads are great too. something to look forward to though is it didn’t hurt one bit when i got it out!
Post # 9
- Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House
mine were bad for the rest of the night, and then I’d get some sporadic cramping for the next month or so.
Post # 10
I had terrible cramps for about 12-24 hours post insertion.
Then sporadic cramping for about 2 weeks.
It gets better – hang in there!
Post # 11
I passed out after insertion. But I was only crampy for a few hours afterwards. For the first few days I could feel it when I had to go pee really badly, and I spotted for the first maybe 3 weeks. I am coming up on the 4th anniversary of it being in and haven’t had any problems. I will probably get a new one placed next year when it’s over.
Post # 12
I had horrible cramps until the next day. Unfortunatly I had to have mine removed because I had so many issues with it.
Post # 13
It took about 2-3 days for things to settle. The second day was worse than when I had it put in, but I’m glad I stuck with it!
Post # 14
Thanks everyone! The cramps aren’t unbearable and are getting better. I can’t take ibprofen or advil because of a stomach surgery I had back in December. I can only take Tylenol but that doesn’t do much for me in general so I haven’t even tried it.
I think I’ll break out the heating pad when I get home and just ride it out until they’re over.
@AlbertaLolita: My doctor mentioned that some women’s bodies just don’t appreciate the forgein object and that there is always the possibility it’ll have to come out if that’s the case with me.
@RoyalLime: May I ask what kind of issues you had with it?
Post # 15
@Little_Miss_Giggles: I almost passed out too, they had to give me some apple juice and i laid there till i felt better.
maybe a few days, nothing too long, just take some ibuprofen 🙂 Trust me it was allll worth it!
Post # 16
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
@just_another_dandelion: Mine lasted the rest of the day, and then more minor cramps the next day also. Yeah it sucks, but just think, after this you pretty much never have to think about birth control again, for years!
Bust out that heating pad and watch some movies. Maybe a glass of wine or three?? 🙂