Post # 1
Got my Mirena inserted! I’m glad that my FI was there with me for the insertion process, because even with breathing techniques and a hand to squeeze, it was definitely the most painful thing I’ve experienced. …But it helps that I’m good for 5 years! 🙂
Post # 3
@classical_wolf: Welcome to the club! 😉 I’m 4.5 years into having mine, I love it! Due to get a new one early next year. That’s 4.5 years with no periods, bliss! I hope you have as great success with yours!
Post # 4
I would love to something like that, but I’m horrible with pain.
I was thinking of doing Essure since they knock you out for it.
Post # 5
@Deejayelle: Thanks 🙂
@Rubbs: I’m horrible with pain too. My doctor said on a scale of 1-10 it’s “not comfortable” and that the sounding and insertion are the worst parts, but honestly, as much as it hurt, the pain was over within 15-30 seconds each time. It was more like a strong pinch in a very sensitive place than a longer lasting pain. I guess I figured I’d better not chicken out and just do it — and I’m glad I did 🙂
Post # 6
@classical_wolf: I’m thinking of getting this and am asking my gyno about it next week. Have you (or anyone else) ever gotten a colposcopy? Those are pretty painful and I was wondering how it compares to that?
Post # 8
@MsLabRat: This felt like two big pinches — the last one stronger and sort of increasing in intensity than the first. My FI was great with helping me breathe and all that, but I was still crying and stuff. I won’t lie.
I haven’t had a colposcopy, maybe someone else on this thread can help you with that.
@love108: Are you terrified at the prospect of getting one? I was too, but I figured, 5 years of protection trumps any pain. I won’t lie, there was pain, and it sucked, but I feel like the end justifies the means.
Post # 9
@Deejayelle: Yours has worked out much better than mine! Im 1.5 years in and still get cramps and a period. It sucks!
Post # 10
@classical_wolf: Welcome! I’ve had mine 3 months and love it!
Post # 11
Welcome to the club! I’m actually on my second one, I have a few months over 2 years left. Love it!!
Post # 12
I was wondering how it went, glad it was a success! I went for a consultation today with another Dr since mine didn’t work last week. He suggested the skyla but wants to do a sonogram of my uterus first.
Post # 13
@MsLabRat: I’ve had a colpo and an IUD is infinitely worse!! I have never had a child so my cervix was tight and it didn’t go in the first time and I threw up off the side of the gyno table I was in so much pain! It went in the second time she tried as i was screeching in pain!
But for those 20 minutes of pain i have had 3 years no periods and that is soooooooo worth it!
Post # 14
Thank you 🙂
I hope the Skyla goes better for you 🙂
I’m sorry you had such a painful experience 🙁 *e-hugs*
Post # 15
I’m surprised to hear all of you talk about the pain. I have a smaller cervix, have never had children and mine didn’t hurt much at all. It felt like a menstrual cramp for a few seconds. No medication or anything either (for some I know they give a pill for them to ‘open up’). Everyone’s experience will be different so don’t assume it will be super painful! I love my Mirena and I would do it all over again even if for some reason I did expenience more pain then I did. And congrats! 🙂
Post # 16
I have had mirena for more than 2 years now and my question is: doe anyone gained weight on mirena?