(Closed) IUD on Monday- NERVOUS

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
2810 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

You’ll most likely be A-ok!

I’ve had 2 IUD’s now (one pre-baby and one post-baby).

The first one, I did have dizzy-ness and cramping for the rest of the day, along with a couple days of spotting. I was completely fine to resume my regular acitvities by the next day though, and most women are.

Hope the insertion is as painless as possible and that you have a positive experience like me 🙂 Just make sure you take your ibuprofin before hand, and take it easy, especially for the first half-hour after (I must have had a drop in bloodpressure, because about 15 minutes after insertion, I suddenly got nauseaus and dizzy).

Post # 4
2452 posts
Buzzing bee

@Pepperwoodsy:  Hey Pepperwoodsy! I got a Paragard (copper) IUD inserted last spring, so I can’t tell you long-term experience with the Mirena, but I think insertion should be relatively the same.

Mine was really easy, actually. I was on day 3 of my period, and I think I took 600 or 800 mg ibuprofen beforehand. There is definitely an uncomfortable part, but that didn’t last more than 30 seconds for me. Afterwards, I personally had about 30 minutes of light/medium cramping (nothing too severe), and then the pain just disappeared completely. I was able to resume my normal activities and didn’t have any more pain associated with insertion of the IUD.

Personally, I would take the 800 mg before the appointment (with food) and then evaluate whether to take more later. Oh, and if I were you I’d make sure to have a hot water bottle or one of those gel packs you can heat up just in case you do experience cramping. In my personal experience, heating the area (in combination with a moderate dose of painkillers) was more effective than just taking a huge amount of painkillers when I did get cramping related to the IUD.

I hope your insertion goes as easily as mine did! Good luck!

Post # 5
9124 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

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@MissMarple:  you’ll be fine! It’s not great but it’s not the worst thing ever. Definitely do the 800 mg and then keep taking it for a couple days. I’ve had my paraguard for 3 years and it was so so worth it! 

Post # 6
2512 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I went grocery shopping immediately after insertion. I had mild menstrual-like cramps  for the rest of the day. I did not take ibuprofen beforehand, but I would recommend it. The insertion itself isn’t fun, but it is literally less than a minute and will be over before you know it.

ETA: You are going to love it. I think it’s the absolute best form of birth control, and I will never, ever, ever go back to the pill.

Post # 7
2452 posts
Buzzing bee

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@lolot:  I think you meant to reply to 
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@Pepperwoodsy, because I already have an IUD, but I feel special being tagged. 😉

Post # 8
23 posts
  • Wedding: November 2013

I got the Mirena a year and a half ago. I actually got it in the same day they put my braces on. I took 500mg of ibuprofin twice a day and was fine for both. Though I should warn you getting it put in feels exactly like getting kicked in the ovaries. I felt sore and cramped for a couple weeks but stopped having a period a couple months afterwards which was awesome. I reccomend it to everyone though, it’s the best bc out there. Good luck!


Post # 9
912 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I had mine put in a little over a year ago. While the day of insertion I did have pretty severe cramping, I was more than able to resume to normal activities the next day. That one day of uncomfortable pain was definitely worth these period free months (aside from the occasional spotting). I love that I don’t have to remember to take a pill daily. It is the best BC for sure. 

Post # 10
5892 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

@Pepperwoodsy:  If you are worried about the pain, ask them to put some lidocain on your cervix. It should numb it a little bit. Stilll hurt like a MF (for like 30sec-1min), but totally worth it. 

Post # 11
2293 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Pepperwoodsy:  I’m getting one in January- the Skyla.  I’m super nervous too!  You’ll have to come and update us on how it goes. I’m sure it will be OK!  

Post # 12
109 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@Pepperwoodsy:  Every woman is different. Although my insertion story was full of pain, I’d still reccommend the mirena , but try to insist on numbing medicine for your cervix.

I missed the window with my period, but did it really closely. For me, it was beyond painful, my cervix bled from being pried apart. I almost passed out so they made me eat crackers and drink juice. For the first day I had horrible, constant pain. 

Once it was healed, it was amazing. It occasionally poked my partner, but the strings softened up a lot within the first few months. I am a little bit of a worrier and would check the strings often and noticed that in different times of the month the strings were almost non-existent.

The only negative: occassionally, you’ll get such horrible cramps you loose your breath for slight second… I guess this is because occassionally it resettles? I am sure some women never expereince it, but all of the women I know who have one have had these instances. 

Otherwise, the reason I had mine taken out was because it was suggested that the low amount of hormones I was receiving since switching to Mirena was the reason why I started getting ovarian cysts. Although, they haven’t totally gone away with my new birth control and I kind of miss the IUD. 


Best of luck!



Post # 13
313 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I had Mirena for 5 years – insertion was no fun, but it was great not having to worry about BC for the life of the IUD!!! I’d get another one, but DH and I are going to TTC soon, so it wasn’t in the cards.

Post # 16
275 posts
Helper bee

posting to follow! I am getting mirena placed the middle of dec, I’m interesed to know how it goes for you!

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