August 27th, 2013

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insertion and period

Hello Divas...

brand new to the community though I did spend some time reading old entries/FAQs.

I just got a Mirena inserted this morning. I'm 32, never been pregnant. Had used the patch and the pill for the last 9 years total and wanted something different.

Here's my question: having some bleeding/cramping today which seems totally normal, considering. I still have four days left of my last pill pack (I was told to finish it) and normally would not get my period until next Wednesday. Should I expect to keep bleeding some through next week? Will the flow lighten up and then come back? I realize everyone is different but I appreciate personal experiences.

And here's my insertion experience just in case anyone's interested:
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Skyla or not to Skyla?


So I'm 25 years old, no children, and no plans to have any, anytime soon. Over the summer I was diagnosed with PCOS and was given a handful of medications to take to get some of the things along with it under control. One was spironolactone, but my Endo said I would need to use a birth control with it to A) increase the effects, and B) the obvious pregnancy prevention. So I went in search of an OB/GYN and I was given pills to start with. She mentioned I could consider a Skyla, and to check with insurance to see if it would be covered. So far, I'm covered for it, so I've been thinking of making the appointment to have one.

Of course I've been looking around to read what I can for Skyla, and I keep reading insertion stories from "Oh my god that was the worst pain I've ever felt" to "Nah, barely felt it at all." Normal pap's, I usually have a fair amount of discomfort when they swab, but that's about it. So I'm not exactly sure how anything more intrusive would feel. I'm also fairly paranoid about the idea of the perforation or expulsion risks, though I know they're low. And over the past several years, I've had a couple of yeast infections, and a couple of bacterial infections.

Of course I don't have many women in my family to talk to about the idea. My Aunt was unfortunately a victim of the Dalkon Shield in the 80's which led to a hysterectomy.

So I guess I'm just looking for a little feedback before making the appointment, on what others out there think about the Skyla in terms of pain and the risks.