I am new to the community, and a 40 yr old NP with a 3 week old Mirena. I want to thank you all for creating such a great site for information on all types of IUDs. I've been pretty lucky, I have gathered from all your posts, that my insertion was no biggie and the minor cramps I've been having are totally normal. I've learned much more here than I did at my dr's. I love him, but there's nothing like a community of people who have experienced something first-hand to give relevant information and support.
I am so glad I got this Mirena. I have never done bc pills because of the hormones (I don't like 'em) and I was seriously tired of using condoms 20 years into my happy monogamous relationship. It has made both our lives better and I'm thankful.
So thanks again and keep posting! I will also post updates as I go and continue to read yours avidly.
I had a copper iud when I was 21 when my first child was born. I had no pain no spotting and my periods were fine. 3 years ago after a break of 10 years I had another fitted. For two years I had awful daily cramps and spotting that wasn't really spotting, I used to bleed so much. I never used to know when my period started as the bleeding was so heavy. After two years I had it taken out and went back to condoms. Unfortunately a condom split and I had to have another fitted as emergency contraception. I can't use the morning after pill due to the medication I take. After three months of spotting and cramps, the bleeding has stopped for 25 days! I've been taking vitamin E. but I just can't believe it. My last period was a breeze as well! I wonder whether my last iud was in the right place. Any opinions? :)
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I'm new here, have an appointment to get Mirena on Thursday morning. I'm glad I found this community; I mentioned something to my mother and she flipped out and tried to scare me with the usual horror stories, and I had almost talked myself out of it. Then I found this place and called to make the appointment.
I'm 30-ish and have a 7 year old, he was a cesarean delivery. Mirena was actually recommended to me by my obgyn because of issues I've been having with heavy bleeding, so I'm really hoping this slows things down. I have read that it can stop up to 90% of the flow, well if I get even half of that it's an improvement. I'll post next week to tell you all how it went :)
I almost didn't go through with it in the end because as I was waiting for my insertion I could hear the lady in the next room was having one inserted too and I could hear her moaning in pain. Turns out she had gotten the Mirena without being on her period and didn't take painkillers.
As I got in the room I was so scared! The Gyno was so funny, she made chicken noises and asked me if i was scared in a "come at me bro" type of way LOL! Best gyno EVER. She told me if I wanted to she could do a pap test beforehand and if that's bearable then I can choose to continue.
As I laid there she told me she would do an ultrasound before and after the procedure. She put a big ultrasound thing in my vagina and told me my uterus is small. Then she told me she would put the speculum in and that that might hurt a bit. It didn't hurt although I did feel like it was stretching my insides a little too wide for my comfort. She did the pap test and I didn't feel a thing, literally nothing. So then I told her we could go ahead with the sounding and IUD insertion. When she sounded me I definitely felt something but it was like an instant period cramp. And not really a bad one either! Also not really a pinchy feeling, more like something moving in my insides and a dull ache. It was more of a "weird" feeling than a pain.
Then came the IUD insertion and I couldn't really feel that. The ache was gone as soon as she was done. I was seriously freaking out over nothing the past few days worrying about the pain lol! But then again maybe that's because I took 800mg of ibuprofen AND 1000mg acetaminophen.
When I sat up I was ready to continue my day. It is now nighttime and I still haven't had a single cramp. My painkillers have worn off so I think my uterus just really likes the short version of the IUD.
So yes, I am officially IUD'd :)
Thanks to everyone putting my nerves at ease in my post from last night where I was worried about the pain of insertion! <3
I guess Im looking for reassurance that it hasnt moved? Maybe a website or something with how I would know, where pain would be, etc? (didnt want google to freak me out more)
I know I prob sound crazy but this and getting pregnant have been worrying me. TIA! :)
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So my three month mark with mirena is coming up and I just love it! Still no period but after a couple negative pregnancy tests I'm convinced I'll be one of the lucky ones with no period! Yay! My strings are always easy to find and it's so much less of a hassle! Just wanted to say thank you to everyone who has helped me when I was freaking out :)
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