- Excited To Bee
- 4 years ago
- Wedding: May 2014
I know that a lot of women come to the bee and lately I have seen a lot about birth control, so I wanted to share my experience.
I had the Mirena inserted Sept 9, and while it was painful, it was nowhere near what I expected, and honestly felt just like really bad period cramps. Over and done with in less than 15 seconds though.
That night I had the WORST cramps I have ever had. I felt like the IUD was trying to escape from my body, scratching around. It literally felt like the thing was alive. I couldnt sit down without it hurting, or lay down, or slouch. I hate to sit up straight just so I didnt feel the thing. It was horrible, I took a bunch of medication, used a heating pad and fell asleep.
The next couple of days I would start the day out with little to mild pain, and as I would eat or drink or even use the bathroom, the pain would get stronger and stronger. It hurt on my right side and traveled all throughout my back, it felt like really strong period cramps.
I decided to suck it up, and after 5 days tried working out. I got three minutes into the workout and all I could feel was cramps and what felt like the IUD scratching around.
After the workout, almost immediately, I felt ridiculous pains and was SO uncomfortable I decided I needed to call my doctor. They fit me in the next day.
When I went to the doctor, she said she was going to examine me. I told if she tried pushing on my stomach I would be in pain, for the last week I couldnt suck in, apply pressure, or wear tight clothing. As she examined me, she tugged slightly on the string and found out that my body was expelling the Mirena. Not only did it easily come out but it was barely still in there. She told me the pain I was feeling was actually contractions, my body trying to rid itself of the IUD. We determined that I need a smaller IUD, as the Mirena is too large for me.
The reason I am writing this is because I see TONS of women complaining a week or more later with pain, and obviously I have no idea if it was anything like what I went through, but PLEASE listen to your bodies ladies. I understand the “tough it out” aspect and REALLY wanting the IUD to work, but it’s just not worth doing damange to your body.
I hope this helps someone in the future, I know that not all experiences are bad, but I wanted to share what I had been feeling in hopes that if someone else experiences the same thing, they know what might be happening to them.