IUD question

posted 3 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
Member
2766 posts
Sugar bee

Yep, definitely just your uterus/body still getting used to it – I had a miserable experience with nonstop spotting for the first 5 months. I am now in month 6 and finally seem to be regulating – my last period extended longer than I wanted it, but it ENDED (huzzah!) and they’re still super light no matter what which is a miracle. I do get cramps occasionally, but not like I did in the first 5 months. After my last post here about it, the consensus seemed to be that after 8-9 months, things pretty much stopped being annoying.

Post # 5
Member
2766 posts
Sugar bee

Yeah, it’s kinda one of those things where you just say “well, I can deal with this annoyance.” Between getting my IUD in February and a month ago, I bled almost continuously – it was super light, but enough that I needed a pantyliner and had to give up oral sex (not FAIR!) for the duration.

I am in the same boat as you, though I don’t have any of the genetic clotting disorders – but one scare with clots in your lungs is enough to put a gal off birth control pills, shots, etc. for ever!

Post # 7
Member
2766 posts
Sugar bee

*crossing my fingers for you* You might get lucky like I did – I posted here whinging at month 5 and people said be patient til 8 months, and then it stopped at month 6.

Post # 8
Member
13 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2015

I have the paragard IUD, but just as MissCalifornia said, that sounds pretty normal. My cramping has gone away, but I’ve been having to wear pantiliners everyday too! It’s a bummer, but worth it.

Post # 9
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5697 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I didn’t have this issue but as far as I know a 6+ month adjustment period can be normal. I do remember having some major adjustments on my cramping and my periods after getting it. WHOA

Post # 11
Hostess
10902 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@FutureMrsV2016: Yes, I suffered with bad cramps for at least a year after, after that the pain subsided as the months went by. The cramping was enough to take my breath away and stop whatever it was I was doing. But it was the best form of contraception for me.

Post # 12
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1237 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2014 - Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts

I have only negative things to say about the mirena iud. First my obgyn attempted two times to insert it without sucess and serious pain. The third attempt he finally got it in but only with the assistance of the ultrasound machine. My uterus is retroverted but it still shouldn’t have been that hard. So after it was inserted, I had terrible cramps for months…actually I would call them contractions. It was as if my body was trying to expel the iud every month. Felt like I was trying to deliver a baby every month. I kept it in past the six month mark, one reason being it hurt so bad getting it inserted and another reason is b/c my obgyn said it was normal and my body was trying to get used to it, etc. I actually had it in for over a year but I had had enough. His Nurse Practitioner actually removed it b/c I told him it bothered me on numerous occasions and he wouldn’t listen. I thought the mirena was a great idea…until it was inserted! I have friends however that it never bothered them getting it inserted nor cramps. So I guess its different for everyone. Maybe I had issues b/c my uterus is retroverted…I don’t know.

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