(Closed) NWR- anyone have an IUD that hasn’t had kids?

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Blushing bee

I got Mirena in October and haven’t had any issues.  I haven’t had kids (I’m 28) and my doctor said she thinks they’re great.  The biggest side effect I’ve noticed is that I don’t have my period anymore, but I think that doesn’t happen to most people until they’ve been on it for awhile.  The biggest problem so far was the super painful insertion…my doctor compares it to labor pains.  But it dissipates quickly, and the end result was worth it for me.   

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Ive gotten one and it has been great, I dont respond well to hormones (they give me migranes even in tiny doses which also means I am at an increased risk for strokes yikes!) so I opted for the hormone free IUD, it was more painful during the insertion than I expected but I was fine within a day. My period was heavier than usual for the first month or two but after that I adjusted and now Im just like I was before except a lot less worried about having a 6month baby bump at the wedding!

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

@cwat12:  How long did the pain last, and how intense was it for the duration?

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I haven’t had kids, and I’ve had mine for about a year now.  It hurt like hell when they put it in, cus I guess my cervix isn’t stretched out since I haven’t had kids, but once it was in, so worth it.  I have Paraguard, so no hormones.  Made my period a little heavier and cramps worse at first but back to normal now.  The chance of getting pregnant is the same as BC pills without the risk of human error.

ETA: the pain putting it in was like the worst thing I’ve ever experienced BUT only for like a splitsecond and after that I just had cramps for the rest of the day.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee

I’ve had mirena for over 2 years now and have never had kids. At the time it was the only IUD my doctor recommended and I wasn’t really interested in the probability of heavier periods from paraguard which refrained me from looking for a second opinion. I love love love mirena. I’d never used a bc method before (other than condoms and the old pull-out) and found it to be an easy adjustment. My insertion pain was overshadowed by my massive stomach ache so I can’t really help you out there. The wires took a couple of days to settle inside me, but the first few days it felt like I had fiber optic wires inside of me, haha.

Post # 11
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Busy bee

I had an IUD (copper) for 3 years before I had my first child.  I don’t do well with the Pill – the hormones make me crazy, so the IUD was the best option for me.  I will say that the first 1-2 days were pretty painful/uncomfortable – like REALLY bad cramps.  After that, the only difference I noticed was how painful my cramps would be each month.  I’d never had any cramping before, but some days with the IUD itd be super painful.  I just got used to taking ibuprophen each month when my period rolled around.  Overall, I did like having an IUD, and would recommend it.

There are some other threads about IUDs on here if you want to take a look – just enter IUD in the search field and they’ll come up.  Here’s one:

IUD – Birth Control. Has anyone used this? PLease Help with info…

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@StealthyBee:  less than 24 hours, really intense for the first hour, then heavy cramps for the rest of the afternoon, and slight cramps the next morning until lunch time (insertion was at 2pm the day before)

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

@MalbecMe:  Did it hurt to have it removed?

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Got Paraguard a year ago, never been pregnant. Doctor was very positive about it and had one herself. Insertion was no joke, and I remember thinking, “Holy god, what must giving birth be like?” Had to be driven home by Fiance, but I happen to have a serious vasovagal response to basically everything and get woozy very easily. I spent two hours on the couch with a hot pad but honestly, at the end of those two hours I was back in the office. Not loving it, but there. For the first three months periods were so heavy that I was supplementing with iron pills and crazy extra sleep that week. As predicted, by 6 months things really tapered off and are totally normal-for-me now.

 

All in all, glad I did it!

Post # 15
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Busy bee

@StealthyBee:  It didn’t hurt at all to have it removed – super quick, and just a bit of pressure.  I only had it taken out because eventually I started having really really long periods (10-14days long), and she said it wasn’t working properly anymore…

Post # 16
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I wish my doctor would give me this option 🙁 she flat out said no even tho I know I never want kids. Kudos for you ladies that were able to get one

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