- 4 years ago
- Wedding: October 2013
I just wanted to share my expierence with my paragard iud that i got put in today. Maybe it will help others when they are making the choice to get an iud.
First of all the reason why i wanted to get it is because pills were messing w my system with the hormones. and my fiance and i are horrible at using condoms…and we dont want to have a kid for the next year at least to pay down the wedding debts, and new house debts. So the paragard is non hormonal, which is great.
So i talked to my gyno when i went for my pap and she said that she could do it and its a great idea. They ran it thru my insurance it was completly covered-yay! I just had to wait til my next period- apparently they prefer you be on your period when they insert it. So i waited… My doctor also prescribed me a drug called mistropol(spelling???) and i took one last night at 730, and another 12 hours later (730am this morning).Also started taking ibuprofin 800mg around 3am the morning off. Appt was at 1045.
When i arrived at drs i had to do a preg test, and then i went back to the room. and waited…very impatiently. unforantly they were running behind and i swear i waited in room for a good 20 mins with my anixiety rising by the minute. So dr comes in, and goes over the basics with me, but i had already looked up everything on line.
and then it begins. She uses the clamp thing to open my vagina, and then cleans the area. Then im not sure what was done( i think it was the sounding??) and it hurt! im talking a 9/10 on pain level- but only for like a min! horrible horrible cramps! then she prepares the iud to be inserted, and once again that strong cramps 9/10! but only for a min. The whole thing took about 5 mins once dr got in room.
Took day off from work, and finace went with me to dr to drive me home in case i was dying in pain. Had some bad cramps on the car ride home, and took about an hour nap when i got home. Had some strong cramping for the first few hours, and some consist cramps all day, but all do-able, nothing crazy. Then we spend the rest of the day shopping and finishing wedding invites! ( probally could of even gone to work!)
I have been taking 800mgs of ibprofin every like 6 hours, so im sure that helps! Bleeding was pretty strong for a few hours, and now its light again like the end of my period always is. I have been feeling warmed than normal, i dont think i have a fever, but i did read online thats a bad thing. so hopefully it willl go away or illl be calling my dr tmorrow.
But after all the horrow stories i read i wanted to share my good experience! Im sure not everyone has bad stories about it, but usually thats all the ends up online! hopefully this helps other to make the choice about choosing an iud. Paragard is good for 10 years- so june 2023 is when mine will have to be replaced, but we plan on it coming out in a year or so to start ttc.
If anyone has questions please feel free to ask!