Post # 1
Hi bees! I ahve dont A LOT of research on the Mirena about how painful it is, if getting before having kids. Of you who have had it inserted (before kids) 1)Were you given any medicine to take before having it inserted 2) How did you like it, did you have any problems, and how many years did you have it? 3) Were you able to have kids after having it removed? Iknow ther are lots of threads about this, but I haven’t seen one that tells if you were given any pain medicine before hand. Thanks in advance bees!!
Post # 3
My sister and my BFF borh got Mirena before kids! They took some Alieve after and were fine within a day! They’ve both had it for almost three years, and they both LOVE it!
Neither of them have had kids after having it, yet.
Post # 4
@aubreykarissa: I got it when I was 15, pre kids and loved it. I never had to worry. I wanna say they gave me some pill to doalare my cervix a little and i just good advil ar home to help woth the cramps. I got it taken out a little less then 5 years later and accidentally got pregnant right away, oops. I got it put back in after I had my daughter but decided to have it removed 6 months later because it caused bleeding every time I had sex.
Post # 5
@Ninteenthchance: personal question 🙂 When you had it put in when you were 15 did you have the bleeding or just after your baby? Also, did you have random cramping with it in? I read somewhere where the person had horrible cramps all the time!! Also, I have the medicine to insert before and she also perscribed pain medicine, was wondering if it was really that painful while inserting to need pain medicine?? Thanks for all of your help!!
Post # 6
@BrandNewBride: Thanks! I was perscribed pain medicine so I’m kinda freaking out more then I was before I saw the perscriptions! 🙂
Post # 7
@aubreykarissa: I only had the bleeding AFTER having the baby. I didn’t have any cramping at all and I’m surprised to hear that. I will say though that when I first got it I had a very light “period” for several months on and off but it wasn’t too bad. I didn’t get a period at all after that and never had any problems with it, prebaby. Getting it put in was extremely uncomfortable but I wouldn’t call it “painful.” The cramps were bad but not unbearable and went away by the next morning.
Post # 8
i’ve never had children and have had the mirena about 4.5 years. i’ll be getting another inserted soon. insertion was no big deal – a little painful, some cramping but by the next day, good as new.
i asked my dr. when i could have sex without other forms of birth control and she looked at her watch and said, ‘um, an hour’ – it’s brilliant – immediately effective. i then asked, if i have it removed when will my fertility return to normal and she said immediately.
it’s been a total breeze, i’ve had ZERO issues in 4.5 years – periods MAYBE three times a year and i’ve had sex that entire time with no other birth control. fantastic method of birth control.
i was given pills for pain and to dilate my cervix during insertion – take them, but insertion is not too difficult. i love the mirena, i’ll be getting another shortly!
Post # 9
It must really depend on the person and you wont know which one you are til you try! I had it in (no kids) was told to take advil before hand. Im no wuss and it hurt like nothing ive ever felt before. And from that moment on I was in a constant state of cramping with pain shooting down into my legs at times. I was on prescriptioncramp meds that took the edge off but at my 6 week check up when he told me it looked like it was in pperfectly fine I had it removed. Not worth the pain for me. But that being said I have several friends who have it and love it and have never had kids. I think I’m in the minority if that helps at all.
Post # 11
There are quite a few threads on this topic so I’ll paste my standard reply:
I am one of Mirena’s biggest cheerleaders. I love it so much!
I’ve had Mirena for over 3 years. I’ve never been pregnant either.
I had no anesthetic or other drugs administered. Pain level was about a 8/10 for 3 seconds. Then I felt crampy (pain level of 4 for an hour or so) but was good to go with some advil and half a percoset after I drove myself home.
Post # 12
i had the Mirena and I got completely hormonal and depressed. I gained like 15 lbs too. After months of it, I switched it up for the Paraguard, the only non-hormonal contraception. It is supposed to be a bit more painful but I’d rather have pain than depression. I think you should be able to take some pain killers after insertion. At the time I had to go to a community clinic and they weren’t too keen on prescription medicine so it really sucked for me. I asked around and many of my friends were prescribed Vicodin for the pain for a few days after.
Post # 13
I had mine put in at 38, no kids. I took ibuprofen. I asked them to put lidocain on my cervix to help. But I wont lie, it was super painful for like 30 second. Like OMG, you have to be kidding me, wanted to shoot my legs straight into the air and curl up all at the same time. I just gripped the table and tried to breath through it (dont hold your breath). After that it was mild cramping for a few hours (I’ve had worse with AF). A couple more ibuprofen made the pain go away. The next day I was fine.
I loved it, but AF was almost nonexistant. I would spot for months on end (just wore a pantyliner all the time), then nothing for months. But I think that was me getting older, not the fault of the Mirena. But so worth it to not have full on AF for many years.
I had it removed when I was 40 (no pain). Two years later, still no baby (one BFP, but MC). But again, I think that is age not IUD related.
Post # 14
@aubreykarissa: I have the Mirena IUD. I just got my second one inserted about 4 months ago. I have been using mirena for almost 5 1/2 years now and I have never had children.
Yes, the insertion process hurt. No, I did not receive medication for it. The pain was brief (about 2-3 minutes) during insertion. I experienced mild cramping afterward. I just took ibuprofen.
I have not had children yet and do not plan on having any for about 4 more years, so I cannot answer that question.
I have really enjoyed my experience with it. I have infrequent, short periods/spotting and no longer experience cramping.
No complaints here 🙂
Post # 15
Thanks for all the comments!! VERY helpful!! 🙂
Post # 16
@aubreykarissa: I’ve had mine for 4 years, due to get a new one at the end of the year. I love it, I have had spotting very occasionally, but no periods at all. I’ve never been pregnant. I had mine inserted under a GA in hospital, and will have the same next time around. I did have a fair bit of pain when I woke up, I felt like everything was going to fall out of me, and I was paranoid for a while that the Mirena would fall out! Those feelings disappeared and I’m enjoying a period-free existence!