(Closed) My Skyla IUD (got it today)

posted 7 years ago in Intimacy
Post # 31
654 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

Following-super interested.  I had a friend who has never had kids but got an IUD and she said it was horribly painful to get it put in, so much so that she couldn’t make it through insertion.  It scared me off the whole idea.  I’d get one after I have another child, since I only want two and my Fiance wants more so he won’t get snipped.  I’ve always had strong reactions to birth control methods.  Weight gain and mood swings on the shot.  Nausea and weight gain on the pill.  Intense cramping constantly with the ring.  It’s never easy!

Post # 32
269 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I just got mine on Monday (it’s called Jaydess here in the UK but it sounds identical, made by the same company and it’s also 3 years and pink link you described). 

Insertion hurt a bit and I was wobbly and a bit crampy for the rest of the day but I’m totally fine now. It’s amazing so far and I can’t wait to do the deed with it in! 

No complaints so far, and this is coming from the girl who hated her copper coil so much she removed it herself with her bare hands…

Post # 33
269 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

Also – I have reacted badly to hormones in the past, feeling like hell even after a couple of days on the Pill. 

This Jaydess is a v low hormone dose but still 99% effective – doc said it was like taking less than one mini pill per week. Works brilliantly as the hormone is already in the womb and doesn’t need to travel through bloodstream. It’s the only hormone that (so far) hasn’t made me feel awful immediately!

Post # 34
114 posts
Blushing bee

Yay for birth control threads!! I work in reproductive health so I know the ins and outs of all of the methods and carefully thought about my decision. I have skyla IUD as well! I got it in December 2014. ive never given birth before. Insertion SUCKED. I can’t lie about that, hah. The pain was bad and I had very bad cramps for about 4 hours afterwards. But, by the next day, I was feeling totally back to normal! I also experienced some soreness during sex for a couple of weeks afterwards, so bees, if you experience this don’t be alarmed! I counsel my patients that is normal and it’s also normal for your body to take a couple of weeks or months to get fully adjusted to the new birth control. 


To me, it was all worth it! Don’t have to worry about a thing, and plus, I save a ton of money not having to buy pads or tampons, since it’s very common to not get your period on skyla and mirena. (or,extremely light and only every so often).


my advice as someone who works in the field is to ask your provider about the differences between the IUDs!!! They have very different effects on your period/cramps/bleeding 🙂

Post # 35
5 posts
  • Wedding: May 2017

I’ve had my Skyla for 2 1/2 years now, and am actually going to get it replaced in about a month. I have to agree that the pain/cramps associated with the insertion were pretty bad and the spotting for a month afterward was inconvenient, but for me it was completely worth it. Definitely take a pain-killer before insertion and don’t make plans for a day or two. I made the mistake of driving myself home and had to stop halfway because of the cramps already.


Is there anyone else that has had a Skyla replacement or insertion after removing a different IUD? Is insertion any less painful if you’ve already had the IUD? I sure hope so… I have no intention of laying in bed for days AGAIN 

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