(Closed) Implanon out IUD in?

posted 4 years ago in Wellness
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2016 - Garden

My family are all telling me no IUDs because of cysts and blood clot risks?? You’ll have stomach aches and other scary things wrong with you. I wanted to try the IUD skyla but after hearing my family’s warnings I’ll stay away. My doctor even told me going natural is the best way to go. I hate peroids like a passion but he said to take loectrin 24 fe, BC pills, if I’m spelling that right. I may still be having my peroid, but it’s safer with less serious side effects.just to be on the safe side. 

Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2014

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nursebee63 :  I love my Mirena. Insertion was painful, but quick. It was over within 30 seconds, probably less. I had some moderate cramping for the rest of the day and mild cramps for a couple days after. I haven’t had a period since I got it put in. I haven’t experienced a single side effect after going on 2 years. I have not had “stomach aches and other scary things”. For reference, I was on orthotricyclen lo for 9 years prior and didn’t have any issues with that either. I’ve never been pregnant. Not sure why PP thinks a BCP is more “natural” than an IUD that has lower level, more localized hormones. My mother also had the Mirena with no problems for 5 years. 

 

ETA: While it was never high, I did notice that my blood pressure went down after I switched from BCP to Mirena.

Post # 5
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Newbee

 nursebee63 : I’m on my second Mirena. I have been using it continuously for 7 years. I have not had any of the above mentioned stomach aches, etc. I’m a HUGE baby and I won’t lie that it hurts (especially the sounding) but it’s only during the procedure. After each of my insertions, I sat at home with a heat pack that I may not have actually needed but my mind said I did. I haven’t had my period since initial insertion which has been amazing to me. I will be removing this one shortly after we get married next October so we can start TTC.

Just be sure that you insist your strings stay long enough to be safe. Mine got cut too short and my GYN blamed ME (because I had the scissors inside of my own vagina…?) that aside, I’d have another nserted by a different doctor if that’s what I want to do on the future. 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

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princessbee1991 :  unless your family are all licensed OBGYNs you should refrain from giving medical advice – especially about medicines you do not take – and scaring women with family anecdotes.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

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nursebee63 :  I do not personally use an IUD. I’m on Nexppanon. However, my Future Sister-In-Law uses the Mirena and she loves it. She did express that insertion was uncomfortable but otherwise has no complaints. She had it removed 4 years ago whole she was TTC, had a beautiful baby boy, and then did another insertion after he was born.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

I personally hated my Mirena and go it removed after 6 months. Insertion wasn’t horrible but I basically had non-stop spotting for months. Also, it got to the point where I couldn’t feel the strings anymore and it just freaked me out because I was worried about migration. Got an ultrasound and it was still correctly in there but I couldn’t deal with the constant worry that it might move and I wouldn’t know because I couldn’t feel the strings. Anyways, that’s just my experience and I encourage people to try it for themselves because most people love it.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - Poppy Ridge Golf Course

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nursebee63 :  I wanted to love Mirena and I truly did in the beginning. Had it put in mid August and taken out this past Saturday. Day of was fine with mild discomfort at insertion then two days of light spotting and that was it. I thought this is fantastic! It was, until around September 12th. I started bleeding daily, not light spotting here and there but enough to necessitate a light pad at all times on a daily basis. I knew there was an adjustment period for a few months so tried to stick it out and simply couldn’t. The issue was depressing me and making me feel so not myself I wanted it out. Doctor initially tried to convince me to keep it after I was very clear about removal. “Lets run some tests here, if those are clear we’ll send you out to the lab and check for fibroids, if thats a no we’ll monitor the situation for the next few weeks.” All of this would have taken another month or more and I said I think not. I didn’t have fibroid issues prior to insertion and highly doubt thats the issue now, please take this out. Once she finally removed it she says, “Oh wow that IS a lot of blood.” There was a large blood clot attached to it. 😨 This isn’t to discourage you bc many women have wonderful experiences with Mirena simply to share another individual story. Who knows, if I’d been patient and given it at least three months things might have been fine in the end but I didn’t feel fine and it was starting to affect me emotionally as well as physically.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2016 - Garden

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unfettering :  i went to the doctor before I posted, so my doctor did tell me things about which are best to take, and naturally having your periods is the safest because of all the health risks with other contraceptives. And my family have taken the IUDs and have shared their experiences. I’m grateful for their stories. I do have my birth control pills, loectrin 24 fe, and I don’t have any problems with them yet, so I’m glad πŸ˜€ I do have hyperthyroidism, so of course my doctor would add additional information regarding my situation. But thanks for the concern bee πŸ™‚ this was just advice to my fellow OP from experience, so no need to take offense. 

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