Has anyone used Skyla?

posted 5 years ago in Married Life
Post # 3
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Newbee

@april13th:  

 

hi, i went to my doctor today and got skyla.

it was a surprise! I did not know at all it was going to happen.

 

They were really nice, but it hurts pretty bad right now. I know it will go away but yeah it was pretty uncomfortable. I really wish i had taken pain pills before and had a stuffed animal.

The nurse held my hand and had me focus on breathing to distract the crazy hot flash crazy sweat indusing pain.

 

My doctor wouldnt give me mirena (though he had for 1,000 other women) because i had not had a baby before so it would be too big.

mirena is 1/1000 chance pregnancy per 5 years, while skyla is 1/100 per 3 years

 

He was right though — it was very difficult to get the skyla into me as is!! He had to switch tools.

 

Ow, ouch.

 

Anyways my friend has it, she has had spotting/bleeding for 3 weeks now. She is worried about having her period all summer but its suppose to go away soon.

 

I felt like it was some kind of small pretest for what its like to have a baby! My sister is pregnant i really feel for her more now.

Post # 4
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Newbee

yeah, it has made my period start also

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I had paraguard and I loved it, except for the initial pain which was not a huge deal, considering it was done in five minutes. Unfortunately it came loose and I had to have it removed after a year, which was super disappointing after paying hundreds of dollars for it. The NP took pity on me and tried to give me an extra Mirena that she had on-hand, but she couldn’t even get it placed. I think it was for the best, I really didn’t want an IUD with hormones. I’ve heard of this new smaller one but I glanced at one at the OBGYN’s this past week and it didn’t look that much smaller. I’m hesitant to go for it because of the risk of puncturing the uterus and the displacement of my first one. I really thought the chances were much smaller of that happening and it did, so who knows how safe the things are.

Post # 7
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I got the Skyla a few weeks ago and I haven’t had kids. Didn’t take any painkillers, was incredibly painful for about 30 seconds and then it was over. This was my first IUD, switched from Nuvaring for hormone reasons. I bled some and had very light cramping for a couple of hours but no spotting since. Dr. says might stop having periods but to early to tell yet. So far two thumbs up 🙂

Post # 8
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: August 2016

april13th :  I was SO anxious to get Skyla. I am 20 years old, 125lbs, and have never had children. However, the pain was nowhere as bad as I expected! It just felt like some deep cramping for a few minutes during the insertion.
Some tips: my doctor prescribed Misoprotosol to take the night before, to soften my cervix. I was also given a prescription for Lorazepam, a type of sedative or pain relief to take 30 minutes before. I also took 800mg of ibuprofen. It might have been overkill, but it all helped a lot!
Surprisingly, it’s been a week and I haven’t had ANY cramping or spotting since! I think I might be the exception, but so far it’s been painless and I’m very happy with my choice. A little pain is worth it for 3 years of convenient birth control!

Post # 9
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: August 2016

I was SO anxious to get Skyla. I am 20 years old, 125lbs, and have never had children. However, the pain was nowhere as bad as I expected! It just felt like some deep cramping for a few minutes during the insertion.
Some tips: my doctor prescribed Misoprotosol to take the night before, to soften my cervix. I was also given a prescription for Lorazepam, a type of sedative or pain relief to take 30 minutes before. I also took 800mg of ibuprofen. It might have been overkill, but it all helped a lot!
Surprisingly, it’s been a week and I haven’t had ANY cramping or spotting since! I think I might be the exception, but so far it’s been painless and I’m very happy with my choice. A little pain is worth it for 3 years of convenient birth control!

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