Post # 1
Hey everyone! I’m getting an IUD placed tomorrow just a little after 1:00 my time, so I’m trying to decide if I want to eat lunch beforehand or not.
Did you experience any nausea after your insertion?
Would you suggest an emtyish stomach or something eaten beforehand? I mean, obviously I’m gonna have breakfast and probably morning snack, but lunch is what I’m debating.
Post # 3
Which one are you getting? I’m assuming the hormone one? I use the copper IUD. If this is your first hormonal BC you might have a bit of nausea, but if you’ve been on BC for a while, probably not going to be an issue. Definitely eat though because you are going to need to be sure to take ibuprofen before that appointment. You will cramp. It will hurt. If you have bad period cramps, expect the same, if you don’t, expect cramping of some type. Also, it will help your blood sugar in general for the procedure, and you never know sometimes what will make you woosy when it comes to these types of things. I got mine in October and it’s been awesome! No complications at all! Good luck!
Oh, also plan to take the rest of the day off work, and possibly the following day depending on your camping…
Post # 4
I didn’t feel anything but cramping make sure you take some pain reliever before your appointment and you will be fine
Post # 5
@JoolyBee: I am getting the Mirena, but I’ve been on hormonal BC before. I forgot I’m taking pain meds, duh. Eating will happen then! Haha. I get pretty terrible cramps during my period, so… fun. But at least I’m prepared for pain xD
I planned ahead and scheduled it for a Friday afternoon so I could take the half day from work then have a weekend to rest (:
Post # 6
I had nausea each of the three times I’ve had an IUD inserted, but I tend to get nauseous when I have cramps. It passed fairly quickly every time. Definitely ensure you’ve eaten enough; you might want to take some ibuprofen for pain relief and you shouldn’t take it without something in your stomach. Good luck!
Post # 7
Well played! I had no idea what I was getting myself into…I didn’t know my OBGYN was going to basically punch me in my uterus. She had to send me home with narcotics I was in such bad shape!
Post # 8
I second the ibuprofen! But no nausea for me just bad cramps for a few hours! Good luck!
Post # 9
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
I didn’t have nauseau, but it hurts like a bitch! Take 4 ibuprofen beforehand (or something stronger if you can) and be prepared to curl up with a hot water pad (and a bottle of wine?!) after. Soooo worth it though! Good luck.
Post # 10
Hi lady, you saw my other thread. I’m about 7 hours after insertion right now. I’ve been (mildly) nauseated all day and have consumed about 600 calories so far (including what I ate before). I can’t get anymore down. I got home from work, went to bed and am now drinking chicken broth. I had cashews and protein water immediately after the procedure but it was all I could stomach.
I would NOT do it on an empty stomach tho. The pain of your stomach+the pain in your uterus? No way. It would have been very uncomfortable for me. Unless you’re the type that frequently vomits from pain (I’m totally not). I had a fiber browie immediately before and am thankful I did, I was hungry.
Good luck tomorrow..Sending positive vibes your way..If you think of it, PM me with how you are doing after. I forget, have you had kids before?
Post # 11
For me the pain of insertion lasted a few second- but it was intense. I had ongoing cramping the rest of the day and was glad I took the day off work. No naseau though.
Post # 12
- Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House
I got mirena and no nausea for me!
Post # 13
A word of warning that I found out the hard way, if you are prone to ovarian cysts and you have one that you don’t know about when the IUD is placed it will hurt A LOT. I had cramping so bad that I couldn’t stand for more than 30 seconds without crumbling back to the floor. I actually went to the ER because it was so bad and I thought they perforated my uteran wall, but turns out it was just an angry cyst. Since then I’ve had mild cramping that has become less so as the months have past. The inconsisent spotting is probably the most annoying also because mine will go weeks at a time. Other than that I really do like the Mirena IUD. I’m very prone to nausea and rarely had a day without it before the IUD and by some miracle it’s become less common and/or less severe in nature. It’s nice not wanting to throw up all the time.
Post # 14
eat something so you don’t pass out… the pain is short but definitely there.
Post # 15
Thanks everyone! Yeah, when I wrote this post I had completely forgotten about my plan of taking 600mg of ibuprofin beforehand which necessitates that I have something in my stomach haha. So I will certainly be eating 🙂 I am nervous this morning, which has caused my stomach to go “nope!” but I forced food in anyway.
I’m nevous about the pain, but I know it’ll be so worth it.
@lolot: Bottle of wine sounds good! I put my corn heating pad in the microwave before I left this morning so it’ll be all ready for me to heat up 😀
@ChuckNorris: You went to work after insertion? Brave woman! I took a half day so I can just go home and sleep. I haven’t had children, no. I’ll definitely PM you – glad you did okay, I was just about to go look for your thread and see if you’d updated.
@cloverbug: I haven’t ever had a cyst and I don’t believe I’m prone to them, so hopefully I won’t have any issues there. Good to know, though – I’ll keep an eye out for what the pain feels like. I’m sorry you had such awful pain with yours 🙁 Glad to hear it’s workin out, though!
Post # 16
Hey ladies! So I just woke up after sleeping for about 6 hours and I feel pretty great. My insertion appointment was at 1:30 today and it went well. The pain was intense, but honestly on the scale I’d say it was around a 6-7 at the worst and then dropped to a 3-4. They had a little bit of difficulty with the insertion because my uterus likes to tilt away, so the doctor ordered an ultrasound after to be sure it was inserted properly.
I did feel dizzy and somewhat nauseated after, but I sat on one of the nice couches in their waiting room and drank some water and felt better by the time I was called for my ultrasound. That HURT, mostly because the tech discovered a small cyst on my right ovary and she kept pressing against it with the wand. Owwww. But the IUD placed correctly and they don’t think the cyst will be an issue (it’s only 3cm).
I actually ended up feeling okay enough to walk home (I’m around the corner, so it was a 2-minute walk).
I’m still spotting a bit and a touch crampy, esp. if I move around a lot, but it’s not even close to what I normally experience on my period and I imagine tomorrow it’ll be 100% gone. If you’re considering an IUD, I’d say go for it! I’m excited to see how things go as my body gets totally used to it.