Post # 1
I got the Skyla IUD put in today. I have never had any kids (I’ve never even had sex, for that matter…) so I was so nervous about insertion.
It’s made by the same people (Bayer) that make Mirena. It is a new, smaller IUD approved for women who haven’t had kids. It lightens periods but doesn’t always stop them. Causing alot of irregular spotting at first.
I know my gyno personally, so I was very comfortable with her inserting it. But I was nervous as HECK. UGH!
What it looks like: it comes in a paper/plastic package like a toy. It is pink and white. There is a handle at the bottom of the rod that looks like a lighter handle. Then there is a small tubular rod (about the thickness of a sour punch straw) that the actual IUD is attached to.
She used the metal clamp thing to hold me open and then inserted it. At first it felt like a pap. Then it went in further and it felt like an intense period cramp. I didn’t go into colvusions or anything – I laid still…it was just a cramp. A big cramp that didn’t go away. The cramp lasted for about 2 minutes but the doctor and nurse were very comforting.
I took a Lortab before I came…I have them for a chronic pain problem. I would suggest to anyone else to take a full dose of motrin.
For about 2 hours afterward, I was fine. Just a light, dull cramp. Then when my medicine started wearing off, I had to lie down. The cramps were bad and they still are. I’ve been in bed with a heating pad for about 4 hours now. Still cramping pretty bad.
But I will say – for 3 years of totally easy birth control – so worth it! I read horror stories about IUD insertion and I was EXTRA nervous since I’ve never had kids. It was DEFINITELY not as bad as I was expecting.
Post # 3
Thanks for posting your experience. I hope the cramping dies down soon!! It’s nice to know it’s made by Bayer. Mirena’s little sister as it were 🙂
Post # 4
@ladyartichoke: Exactly. I trust the company and I feel good that there is no chance of uterus tearing (as with Mirena and ladies who haven’t had kids)
Are the paragraphs showing up for you guys? Not me!
Post # 5
@TogetherThroughLife: Yep, don’t worry about it. It’s a little glitch the tech is sorting out 🙂
I can’t say uterus tears are a nice thought eek!
Post # 6
- Wedding: September 2009 - Barr Mansion
Thanks for sharing! Hope you feel better soon!
Post # 7
Thanks ladies! I’m feeling a little better already. Hoping a good night’s rest does me some good. I am just happy to have carefree birth control!
Post # 8
- Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY
This was SO informative! So glad to hear you had a safe, comfortable option.
My gyno essentially wouldn’t let me get the IUD (“we just don’t do that, you need to have kids first, it’s unsafe blah blah…”) so I’ve suffered on the Ring for 5 years. Off it in 2 month’s tho thank god!
Post # 9
@lealorali: Ick! I have a friend who has 2 kids and has Mirena. She loves it. She used to use NuvaRing and said her husband could feel it. Ickkkk.
I’m glad I could be informative! As much as I read up on the subject, I couldn’t get anyone to tell me what the actual insertion was LIKE. Ya know?
If anyone has any more specific questions just ask, or PM me. I can go into more detail if need be. Hopefuly this eases some anxious minds. 🙂
Post # 10
Has anyone else made the decision to get the new Skyla IUD. I am getting it this afternoon and I am a bit nervous. Any insight would be helpful!
Post # 11
How much does stuff like this cost generally?
Post # 12
I love hearing about Skyla! I have a Mirena, and I haven’t had children, but I am glad that there is a smaller option so doctors don’t have an excuse to not insert an IUD into a nulliparous person.
Post # 13
very interesting – i’ve had the mirena for nearly the full five years so i’m looking to either have a new one reinserted, or maybe the skyla would be a good option – not sure if it’s available in europe tho.
i haven’t had any children either – i loooove having an iud – i was discussing my options with me SO yesterday and the fact that i have literally not even thought about birth control in 5 years has been amazing 🙂
Post # 14
I just got Skyla put in yesterday and I did not sleep at all last night. I have never had sleep issues. I am thinking about removing it today.
Post # 15
sorry I’m just being nosy…
@TogetherThroughLife: Why get an IUD if not for birth control purposes? Did I read that wrong? My OBGYN had me get one because I can’t be on hormonal bc because of migraines… I was under the impression the dosage is so small it doesn’t tamper with your body too much… ?
Post # 16
@bella128: I am on it for birth control purposes.