(Closed) getting an IUD- yea!

posted 9 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

make sure you take pain pills before the insertion! it hurts like a b.tch! and make sure that you call them if you have irregular bleeding past a month (i had it for 6 months) and talked to an idiot receptionist at three months who told me it was normal, the doctor was PISSED!! they will give you bc to regulate it. GL on it! the first two years were awesome i now hate it though lol!!

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Hey crebre80 – why do you hate it now? I’ve been thinking about getting one.

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

😀 i’ll send you a pm, i don’t want to take over the thread lol!!!

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

So jealous. I heard you have to had kids before you get it, true or false?

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

That’s false you don’t have to wait until after kids.  I think I will wait until after we have had kid or kids.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

If you haven’t already had kids, there’s a chance your uterus won’t be big enough to accommodate the device. I have not had children, and I just got my second Mirena inserted (after the first one’s five-year expiration date). I love it (except for the insertion process), but my uterus is *just barely* big enough for it. 

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I stronly urge against getting a mirena.  Read up on it, do the research on side effects, and then make an informed decision.  I had one for five years, and in that time I gained a ton of weight, messed up my hormones, and was moody all the time.  I didn’t realize it was because of the mirena because these things heppened slowly…

I had the mirena replaced after five years.  Within two months of having the new one put in place, I was so sick from the hormones released I had to have it removed.  I was tired all the time.  My back ached.  I craved sugar.

I started researching side effects of the mirena.  The way it works is by tricking your body into menopause.  Menopause!  Many physicians either do not know this or do not discuss it with their patients.  I was an uninformed consumer and am still paying the price– I now take medications daily to “fix” my hormones.  Yes, even a year after having it removed, I’m still suffering from its effects.

Do you really want to be in menopause in your 20’s or 30’s? 

Here’s just one of the links I found while searching for problems with mirena, mirena and menopause, etc.:

http://www.medhelp.org/posts/Womens-Health/Menopause-due-to-Mirena/show/413816

I URGE you to do some research & make an informed decision.  Best of luck to you whatever you decide.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I second jyseka.   I worked at an OB/GYN clinic.  Three of the girls who worked there with me got it.  All three of them got it taken out not very long after.  One of them ended up with ovarian cysts, which is a very common side effect of the Mirena. The other was always having “breakthrough bleeding”.  It totally made her have cramps and her prementrual symptons were made worse. I have ALWAYS advised my friends against it. 

What about the NuvaRing? 

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I agree you should make an informed decission but I also know you have to do what works best for you.  I have had a child, but that was 13 years ago, which from my understanding means jack because everything goes back to where it was after 5.  I looked in to every option and the IUD just seemed best for me.  My doctor is fabulous and wonderful and went over all my options and was very honest and open with me about this. 

I chose to get the Mirena because of the hormones – I’m crazy, I kid you not, three days before my period I go totally insane and then about a week after, I am doing everything I can to get out of bed.  The pill I was on was the only one that worked and there wasn’t an off brand for me to use.  When my insurance stopped covering it, I was paying over $60 a month for a pill.  While I loved it, there were times that I would take three pills at a time and cross my fingers – I mentioned the crazy part, right?

My sister and I were talking about it and she told me not to get it because it doesn’t stop you from releasing an egg and getting pregnant, it just keeps the egg from sticking.  So I just don’t tell her that I have it (or that I have sex – because I’m saving myself for marriage!).

Read everything you can and make your decission based on what you and your doctor decide.  It is about what works best for you and your body!

 

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2009

@ mrs. dg,

I read that thread and saw a few people who love their IUDs.  There is a big difference between a copper IUD and a mirena.  Be sure you know what those differences are.  Many of the people in that thread who were posting about the mirena had only had it for a short period of time.

I’m not saying the mirena isn’t for everyone.  I’m just urging anyone who might be considering it to please, please, please do some research on it first.

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I asked my dr about this last week and he recommended against either version of the IUD, as I have not had children yet.  He said there was a chance of uterine scarring that could impede my chances of getting pregnant later.  I was really bummed out…  Just something to think about!  I had heard good things in the past though, so who knows?

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