- 5 years ago
- Wedding: October 2015
Well I had a consultation with a new OB/GYN yesterday regarding birth control, and I already knew going into the appointment that a Skyla IUD was my first choice. I’ve never had kids (or sex for that matter – Fiance and I are waiting until the wedding) and we wanted something very effective with minimal hormones. Paraguard wasn’t an option because my periods are already pretty heavy, and I didn’t want to make them even worse.
My doctor thinks I’ll be a great candidate for the Skyla, so we ordered it and have an appointment in two weeks for the insertion. He says that most women tolerate the procedure quite well and doesn’t offer pain medication, but he also does IUD insertions all the time. I’m still a little nervous, so here’s where I come to the Bee! For ladies that have an IUD, particularly Skyla:
1) Did you take any pain meds before your appointment?
2) How long did it take you to recover from the initial cramps? I have my appointment on a Thursday and don’t work on Fridays, so I’ll have a long weekend to rest.
3) How long for your body to completely adjust? I know to expect spotting for the first few months as the uterine wall thins out and maybe some intermittent cramping.
4) Do you have any side effects today? Weight gain, moods, libido, etc? Are you happy with it? No pregnancy scares?
Fiance and I are waiting until marriage for sex for religious reasons, so after all of that waiting, dagummit I don’t want hormones messing with the mood! Haha! Thanks in advance!