(Closed) How much does Mirena hurt when going in?? What to expect?? **never had kids**

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
Post # 32
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

@hopefullbeee:  hooray!! glad it was a “good” experience for you..given th e circumstance. hopefully everything works out for you and you don’t experience any adverse reactions or symptoms. Congratulations! Laughing

Post # 33
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I took nothing before the procedure and it was awful. It took him forever and I was hurting the entire time. Afterwards I cried, then I called my Fiance and cried some more. 30 minutes later I was doing better but still remembering the pain.

Take something beforehand and find a doctor that knows what he’s doing.

Post # 33
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2015 - Carmen\'s Lakeview

I had difficulties with the pill for awhile (one version gave me severe migraines due to a high hormone level and the other type caused me to have a period EVERY 3 DAYS–which sucked for the sex life). Doctor suggested mirena and I’ve never had kids. I’ve had it in for a year and a half and LOVE it! Never had a period since! Wish I had done it years ago!! As for the pain during, the doctor advised to take advil/tylenol beforehand, which I did but it didn’t help. I was almost in tears that evening (although got lots of sympathy from my boyfriend). I had cramping/uncomfortable pain for a solid week and took tylenol/advil for a week to help with the pain but eventually my body got used to it and I’ve been fine since. Only downside has been the weight gain (about 20lbs) but compared to getting a period every 3 days I’ve dealt with the weight since. <br /> I now have been looking into the pain of getting it removed and how soon I will get pregnant afterwards. Anyone else have experiences with this?

Post # 34
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: October 2016

hopefullbeee:  I got mine today and to be honest, it was extremly painful, and I like to think I have good pain tolerance.  I didn’t take ibeprofen before however, and was rushing so therefore didn’t eat breakfast (EAT).  Me not eating caused me to pass out whenever they sounded my uterus for the depth of insertion.  Definitely take something and I’d recommend taking a driver, as you may not feel too well due to cramps afterwards.  Good luck!

Post # 35
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

I got Mirena a few years ago, never had kids. I didn’t take anything before the insertion (dumb) and it was SO painful. I have a fairly high pain tolerance, but the insertion process seriously hurt so bad I was crying. I think everyone is different with pain, though. My dr. didn’t give me any pain meds either. Like PP’s have said, only the insertion process hurt so once that was over, most of my pain was gone. I just had some moderate cramping the rest of the day and a few days after. I think the insertion process only took 10 – 15 minutes. I began to spot a few days after getting the IUD and spotted almost everyday for 8 months so I got it removed and went back on the pill. My OB said that it’s very uncommon for a woman to spot so much for so long on the IUD so I wouldn’t be worried about that. Good luck!

Post # 36
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

I got the mirena over 5 years ago (got it removed in March) I have one child but mine hurt like hell as my womb tilts to the back so it was very uncomfortable. 

I have one friend who hasn’t had any vaginal births(2sections) and she found insertion fine!

Post # 37
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Busy bee

I love my Mirena, and I don’t really remember my insertion. What I DO remember, though, is that it kept poking me the uterus for a good two weeks after! Imagine someone put a sharpened golf pincil in there and the point kept poking your insides. That’s how it felt. Ouch!!! The Mirena patient info brochure says that the poking stops after one week, but mine went in for at least two weeks.

All of that said, though, I’m really glad I touched out the initial poking feeling. Mirena has been super easy, super reliable birth control. And I haven’t had a period since 2012. I don’t even own any pads or tampons!!!

Post # 38
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

hopefullbeee:  I work in an OBGYN clinic and our doctors suggest skyla to women who haven’t had kids because they do the same thing but are smaller. They only last 3 years compared to Mirenas 5 but it may be worth looking into.

Post # 39
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I got my mirena before ever having kids! It hurt going in, for about 20 seconds! Like a sharp cramping pain. And the next few hours were just like period cramps I even went shopping!!! Not bad at all!

Post # 40
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Wannabee

I got the Mirena inserted yesterday and it was by far the worst pain of my life that lasted for 10 minutes. I took 600 MG of Ibuprofen before, but wasn’t on my period. The pain began immediately with the speculum insertion. I normally think pap smears are a breeze, so I wasn’t expecting this part to hurt, but it felt terrible. A medical student was assisting with the procedure which may have made my pain worse because they had to measure my uterus multiple times. I got a tattoo the week before and it was nothing compared to the pain I felt during this procedure. I’m sure the pain will be worth it in the long run, but I wish I would have had a friend drive me to do the appointment and that I had taken more serious pain medication before. I would also advise not scheduling activities for a couple of days. Today was my first day after my insertion and I woke up in agony. I drank peach Moonshine for breakfast so I could attend class(not something I normally do). This helped a lot. My conclusions: women with IUDs are tougher than men with sleeves of tattoos.

Post # 41
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Newbee

No kids and was 25 when inserted. Luckily I was ovulating so I was already somewhat dialted. I took ibuprofen before going and opted for the cervical numbing meds. It was really uncomfortable when they open you up more. Didn’t really feel her put the long stick inside but I felt it when the Mirena went into place. Felt pressure then a shot of pain across my pelvic area – where I feel crmps normally. I bleed a little bit after but only like a day. Cramped the rest of the afternoon then off and on for a month sporadically but they were short bursts nothing like I had before. Spotting occassionally the first couple months but very little. 

I will have it for a year in May. Can’t say anything to bad about it – only problem is when it was regulating my hormones (one of the main reasons I got it to help with awful acne which it has been) is that my sex drive dropped a ton! Now that it is finally regulated I have it back but it was a rough 5 or 6 months. 

Definitely worth it for me since I am AWFUL at remembering to take pills.

Post # 42
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I am not trying to make anyone scared but when I got the Skyla put ina year ago and it was the most painful thing I have ever experianced. Not only did I vomit, but I also passed out.

I will never recomend it to anyone, ever.

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