(Closed) IUD placement when you HAVEN'T had children?

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
Post # 48
4687 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

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@cincilover:  That’s good to hear you bounced back from the “Ring of Rage” I call it. I experienced the same symptoms. But I am going off it April 20th!!!

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@MissCalifornia:  Yeah, this is the same gyno who told me I was getting a little fat. I’m slightly angry.

Post # 49
2085 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I’ve had the copper IUD for just over a year now… The insertion wasn’t too bad, the best way I can describe it is like your worst PMS cramp times ten… I know that sounds BAD but it only lasted maybe a minute.  So in the scheme of things, that’s not too bad.  I gripped the table, took deep breaths… they asked if I was ok and I just nodded, couldn’t talk.. but literally the second he was done the pain disappeared. 

(FYI I’ve never had kids either).  I didn’t bleed after, but my first period wasn’t extremely heavy, but had cramps.  I found for me personally, the first 6 or 7 periods I had some intense cramps.  I get a pulsing pain on my left side by my inner hip that gets pain and when it pulses, I literally couldn’t walk – i’d just have to stop and let it pass. 

Now that it’s been a year, I can say that my periods are waaay heavier than they used to be, BUT they are half the time.  Ie: my average period used to be 4-5 days and normal bleeding. Now I have 2 days of Heeeavy bleeding, and then like one day where it’s so light I don’t even need to use anything, and then it’s over.  The cramps now are back to normal… the same as they were before I ever had birth control. 

So it sucks that my periods are heavier, but I like that they’re shorter.  And I LOVE not having to worry about taking a pill, not having to worry about telling him to pull out, and that there’s NO hormones going into my body.  That’s what I love the most… hormone free and when we DO want to conceive, we can literally start trying the same day the IUD comes out according to my gyno!  Love that!

Post # 50
137 posts
Blushing bee

I’m looking to get this done very soon (as in my next cycle is starting hopefully in the next two days or so) and I am terrified after reading all the horror stories.  I went to a very helpful couple consultations at a major birth control clinic in Toronto and was always assured that insertion isn’t that traumatic, but…I guess too much research can be a bad thing. :S

I was also not given a prescription for the cervix softener – I was told that they don’t routinely give it out at the clinic, that it could be painful for a few hours, but I feel like it would’ve given me peace of mind.  Now I’m really wishing I insisted on the cervix softener!

Wish me luck, bees! :S

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MissCalifornia :  

I got the mirena in a few days ago, I am 20 and have not had kids. I have an extremely small cervix and my doctor was unsure she’d be able to get it in without a proper out patient operation but she did and it was the worst pain of my life, worse than when I broke my arm!

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