(Closed) Getting an IUD tomorrow

posted 5 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

I had Murena put in 2 weeks ago. So far so good. I’ve had some bleeding, but nothing too bad. The insertion didn’t hurt at all (but I’m also post partum).

Post # 5
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Blushing bee

i’ve had a paraguard for 5 years. my periods are a little heavier but i’m really happy with it otherwise – stick it in and forget it. i didn’t have any trouble with my insertion. rest assured that perforations are rare, the iud is tiny! great choice! good luck tomorrow 🙂

Post # 6
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Honey bee

@mrsSonthebeach:  You are lucky the insertion didn’t hurt!

 I got my second Mirena IUD inserted about two months ago and the insertion process hurt like hell!! I told my doctor I don’t think I could give birth (at least without pain meds)…apparently I have a low tolerance for pain.

Good luck OP!!

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

@bmo88:  I hardly noticed him inserting it at all, but like I said, I was post partum. My cervix has been through a lot more recently. 6 weeks after delivery is the ideal time to get an IUD put in. Everything is still loose and relaxed.

Post # 8
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Busy bee

Good luck. I didn’t have problems with the insertion. Just mild cramping like pms cramping, some very light bleeding. 

Those with Mirena – have you/are you experiencing any issues? I wish I would have done my homework more thoroughly before I got it a few years ago.  It caused me too many health issues about 3+ months after having it. Most of the issues were from 3-8 months after. I had to have it removed.  Removal was easy. Easier than removing a tampon.  Took months to get better after removal. I ended up opting for a tubal ligation instead (i’m done having kids).  Just wanted to share my experience. 🙂

 

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Good luck! You’ll be fine! I had mirena inserted a few years ago (just had it taken out after 3.5 years). I’d definitely reccomend taking a few tylenol or ibprufen before you go in. It’s not that bad, but I definitely had cramping before and after insertion for a few days that was pretty intense.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

Everyone experiences insertion differently. I’d say it was lucky of me that I have a high tolerance for pain because it felt like I was in labor for a good couple of minutes. NOT pleasant at all! I had the mirena put in but had to have it taken out a couple months later due to chronic migraines (which is the reaction I have to every birth control option I’ve tried) UGH!

My advice, DEFINITELY take the 800mgs ibuprofen an hour before the appointment, it helps with the pain.

As far as worrying about perforation, I wouldn’t, that is very rare. IUD’s are a very effective and very safe form of birth control.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

@jmaze:  I had bad side effects to mirena, but then again, I have bad side effects to all forms of birth control. I had a chronic (24/7) migraine that was the worst I’d ever experienced, along with bleeding that wouldn’t stop. I kept getting my period over and over again. I was also HIGHLY emotional. I am still suffering from frequent migraines after having it removed and it’s been a year since removal. It took a couple weeks for the chronic migraine to go away. I am having them again, though because I tried a pill birth control option a few months ago, in November and had an even WORSE reaction to it, migraine wise and am still suffering the consequenses. Needless to say we’ve decided that birth control is not on the table for me.

Post # 12
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Busy bee

@quierajen  Me Too!  I still bled 20+ days with Mirena, brown spotty.  Never a full blown period. But it was annoying, needless to say.  I had bad Psoriosis.  Never had it in my life until I got the Mirena. The doctor treated it, it went away after I got the Mirena removed, but it still comes back once in a while and in the same spot as before, and I have to treat it again.

And the Migrains! OMG the migraines!!! I never in my life had a migraine, let alone a headache in my life until I got Mirena.  I was getting ocular migraines too.  Those aren’t fun.  I’ve been off of Mirena for about a year, 7 months since my tubal, and I’m on Topamax daily for my migraines, since November.  I couldn’t function anymore.  The migraines too over my life and just made me miserable.  I feel a ton better now on the medication.  

I had a few other small problems, but they were minor.  

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I had the Mirena put in a few years ago. It was the WORST pain I have ever felt. BUT I have never had children. Please don’t ignore warning signs that something could be wrong. I had to have mine removed after not even a full year or getting it put in. I would get sharp horrible pain and double over. Somehow the string got caught on a tampon and was pulled and got out of place. Thankfully nothing happened but it could have been really bad.

Post # 14
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Worker bee

I am going in on Thursday to get a Mirena put in.  I used to have one after I had my 2nd child.  I had it for six years.  The first five and a half were awesome ~ I don’t really remember how uncomfortable it was getting one but I was post-partum so I don’t think it was bad.  The best part about the Mirena for me was it made me period-free for years, which alleviated my endometriosis.  They say it lasts 5 years ~ my gyno said I could leave it in longer as I was still not having periods and having no issues (and not using it as birth control) but the last six months I had it I started getting horrible pains and ended up having it removed.  What I think happened is the hormones finally wore off, which started me having spotting, cramps, and endo issues come back.  I’m a little nervous about having another one but willing to try it again to hopefully stop having periods.  GL! 

Post # 15
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

@goodasitgets:  How are ya doing?  I got a Paraguard about 3 years ago and it was the best decision ever!  (Even more so because I got it at a clinic where they had a grant program to do it for FREE!)  The first few days – and to be honest, the first 6 months – can kinda suck, but it’s so worth it.

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