(Closed) Has anyone heard of the Skyla IUD?

posted 6 years ago in Intimacy
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

i’ve never heard of it but i had the mirena and i’ve never had kids before. don’t see why your doc won’t consider it for you. it doesn’t make a difference whether you’ve had kids or not. i highly recommend an IUD though so hopefully your doc will approve one of them for you.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

The Skyla is a little smaller than Mirena but only lasts for 3 years instead of 5.  The Mirena works fine on women who’ve never had kids, so I wouldn’t bother getting the other one that doesn’t last as long (and will probably be more expensive).  Tell your doctor you want Mirena, and if she won’t do it, go to Planned Parenthood.

Post # 5
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Busy bee

@TogetherThroughLife:  I’ve never heard of it. I too have the Mirena and have never been pregnant. I was pretty much out of options though – periods were horrendously painful for me despite trying different pills and the Implanon implant – which significantly reduced my pain but I had to have it removed because after 18 months, I was bleeding all the time.

Love the Mirena though – I’ve had it for 3 or 4 years (I’d better check that!) and don’t have periods at all. Bliss.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Hmmmm this is the first I’m hearing of it but I am going to reply so I can find this thread again.

I was considering Paragaurd too but was wary of the heavy periods and the apparently horrible insertion pain.

I’m assuming if this Skyla thing is smaller, it should be less painful to insert?

I am going to have to talk to my doctor about this when I get insurance in April. 

OP: I’m pretty sure you CAN get Mirena even if you haven’t had kids, it’s just not recommended. My doctor said it’s not recommended because it’s more painful to have inserted if you haven’t given birth and there’s no evidence as to whether it does or does not cause fertility issues.
You might want to get a second opinion just in case.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

i just want to chime in again and say that i’ve known women who have had kids and insertion was just as painful as it was for me (and i haven’t had kids). it really doesn’t make a difference either way. the whole “it’s not recommended” thing is outdated and most doctors don’t subscribe to that thinking anymore. the insertion was horrible for me but i will say that every woman is different and the pain differs for everyone (regardless of whether they’ve had kids or not). i don’t think a smaller IUD will hurt any less than a regular one. it’s not necessarily the size that hurts. it’s the process of how they insert it.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Get the Mirena.  I got it when I was 19 and never had kids- and it was no big deal (and I am a huge baby about pain).  I got it inserted (took 10 min) went out to lunch with my dad and then cleaned my house.  The company probably just wants to make more money by targeting a new group of women.  If your doctor won’t do it, find one who will (and even if you can bully yours into doing it, maybe consider finding another one who is more experienced).  And get the cervical relaxant pills to take the morning of. 

Post # 9
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Newbee

I also <3 my Mirena and have not given birth. I would say go to a new doctor. As another bee said, the idea that women who haven’t given birth shouldn’t get iuds is unscientific and outdated.  Your doctor should be more invested in making your birth control work for you. 

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I got a mirena without having a child. I would go to another doctor. My doctor’s office said most (90%) of the women who work there had an IUD and a lot of them had not had children. Go to a new doctor. 

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Actually, I just looked up Skyla, and if you’re comfortable waiting for it to be released go for it. Especially if you are planning on trying for kids in 3 or less years. Mirena is 5 years.

Post # 13
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Worker bee

I haven’t heard of it. I am on the mirena and I have never had kids, nor been pregnant as I now sometimes that makes a difference as well. As far as the mirena went, it only hurt for a secound and I haven’t had problems since. My dr was not concerned at all that I don’t have kids since it is becoming more popular at the university I attend. 

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

@TogetherThroughLife:  I haven’t heard of it before, but that is FANTASTIC that they’ve finally come out with a smaller IUD available in the US. Now they just have to make a small non-hormonal one available, and we’d all have options! (I went to Canada to get a copper IUD that I could tolerate, since the only one in the US was too big for my uterus).

It’s cool that you’re interested in this new one– I think smaller is better, as far as IUDs go!

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

@TogetherThroughLife:  I’ve never heard of it…. I was on Depo Vera (sp?) —> The birth control shot. I absolutely LOVED it. I just wouldn’t suggest it if you plan on getting pregnant any time soon. Like with the pill you stop taking it and u can the next day pretty much get pregnant. With the shot it could take 3+ months depending on when u got your shot.

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