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 Post subject: Re: The IUD thread!
PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 9:50 am 
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I just want to reassure you all with copper IUDs that things can get better! My first copper IUD gave me hellish cramping and multi-week blood baths but I held out, the symptoms went down HUGELY after close to two years (I know, a long time to wait, but I'm glad I did!), and my removal and insertion of a new copper IUD was utterly painless and my periods are now light! I love not being on hormones because they mess with me in ways that are worse than physical pain.


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The first week with copper in my uteris is over and I am pretty satisfied so far. I've had some cramping and spotting, but nothing bad, and I am not sure if this is because of the IUD or because my body is temporarily confused by the lack of hormones from the NuvaRing that I'm not using anymore (the cramps started the day after I would normally insert a new ring).

I went on a bike trip yesterday and I was really happy with my energy level and lack of cramps while exercising.

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So I went back for the second attempt yesterday..what a night and day difference! They gave me a medication to soften my cervix the night before, a new doctor and ultrasound to help with insertion..and it was in within 5 minutes. A little bit uncomfortable during that time but no big deal. I had some cramping for the day of but nothing motrin couldn't cure. So much better cause I really was hoping this would all work out. Thanks everybody for the support.

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 Post subject: Re: The IUD thread!
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Thank goodness, gwgj! I'm glad it's done and over with, and with less pain this time.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 7:16 am 
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IUD changed last week, it was almost painless. Only removing the old one was a bit hurting, but over in three seconds, and inserting the new one was unnoticeable.
But now I've been bleeding a little for the whole week and I am so sick of it! Go away!
Also, I really hope this IUD stays in from the beginning, unlike the previous one which slid down a couple of times and had to be pushed in, ouch.

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I had my Mirena removed today, after 17 months. I loved it at first, but some of the side effects became intolerable. I'm glad I tried it, though!


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 Post subject: Re: The IUD thread!
PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2014 1:53 am 
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I'm getting an IUD Thursday! My periods have just gotten to the point I can barely function during them (and that's with taking way more pain medication than I should be, my poor liver), so I'm getting Mirena and really hoping they disappear completely.

Question though! My mom was supposed to pick me up afterwards, but now she has to be at an appointment with my grandparents. My option are to take the bus (right across the street from the clinic and would be about a quarter of a mile walk from the stop back to my apartment) or ride my bike (about a 10 minute ride and pretty easy, lots of it will just be coasting). I'd almost rather ride my bike so I won't have to worry about the bus schedule, but will the lady bits be too sensitive to sit on a bike seat afterwards? I road my bike right after my gyno visit a few months ago (and I was feeling pretty ouchy after that) and it wasn't too bad... but I didn't have something shoved up my cervix...

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 Post subject: Re: The IUD thread!
PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2014 2:09 am 
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Simply_Love wrote:
I'm getting an IUD Thursday! My periods have just gotten to the point I can barely function during them (and that's with taking way more pain medication than I should be, my poor liver), so I'm getting Mirena and really hoping they disappear completely.

Question though! My mom was supposed to pick me up afterwards, but now she has to be at an appointment with my grandparents. My option are to take the bus (right across the street from the clinic and would be about a quarter of a mile walk from the stop back to my apartment) or ride my bike (about a 10 minute ride and pretty easy, lots of it will just be coasting). I'd almost rather ride my bike so I won't have to worry about the bus schedule, but will the lady bits be too sensitive to sit on a bike seat afterwards? I road my bike right after my gyno visit a few months ago (and I was feeling pretty ouchy after that) and it wasn't too bad... but I didn't have something shoved up my cervix...

Thoughts?

I didn't feel any residual soreness. I honestly think you'd be ok riding a bike.

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 Post subject: Re: The IUD thread!
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I didn't have sore lady parts, but I felt quite dizzy and fainty after the insertion. Apparently there is a nerve behind your uteris that can make you faint if it's triggered. I felt a lot safer taking public transport and walking than I would have felt riding my bike.

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 Post subject: Re: The IUD thread!
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Yeah, I also felt extremely dizzy and disoriented after insertion. It didn't last too long (I took a nap as soon as I got home and felt fine when I woke up) but I drove myself and that was a mistake. I'd take the bus just in case.

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 Post subject: Re: The IUD thread!
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I was going to take the bus (about 10 minutes to my house) but felt so weird and woozy and sore I ended up calling my cousin and asking if she could come pick me up.

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 Post subject: Re: The IUD thread!
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I actually drove myself home but it was only a 5 minute drive. I would have definitely preferred being picked up, though -- I felt a little out of it. The major cramping didn't start until a few hours later.


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 Post subject: Re: The IUD thread!
PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2014 11:08 am 
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I drove myself home, but later learned it's not always safe! A friend of a friend passed out while driving after insertion. I'd say take the bus, and you could always hang out at your provider's office until you feel okay to leave.

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 Post subject: Re: The IUD thread!
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I didn't even think about feeling woozy! I'd be riding in traffic, so that would be bad. Thanks, guys. I'll definitely take the bus then.


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 Post subject: Re: The IUD thread!
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Yikes-sorry for the bad advice! I didn't feel woozy at all, in fact I felt totally normal, and didnt know that was a common side effect. Definitely take the bus.

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 Post subject: Re: The IUD thread!
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Oh, no! Don't feel bad. Worries about feeling woozy was the whole reason I had planned to have my mom pick me up in the first place. I don't know how I forgot about that.


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 Post subject: Re: The IUD thread!
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Yeah, wooziness and dizziness can be common. I was okay after I just chilled at the gyno's for 15 min after insertion. She insisted, I listened.


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 Post subject: Re: The IUD thread!
PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2014 8:50 pm 
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I got my IUD today! Everything went well, though dear Lard having my uterus measured was the most painful thing I've ever done.


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 Post subject: Re: The IUD thread!
PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 6:52 pm 
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I felt I needed to share my experience with my copper IUD Nova T-380. I was on cerazette for just under 2 years. I had few options re pills and thought I'd give it a go, fully aware of all the horror stories. First year was brilliant and then I started going off sex, putting on weight, bad skin, hair loss and thinning, short on patience.... heard about non hormonal coil and thought I'd give it a go.

There was a slight complication. I've had two lots of treatment (diathermy or whatever they call it these days) on my cervix so there's very little of it left but the contraception specialist doctor was very experienced and knowledgeable and looked at the consultant's note and advised she'd try it.

It was not a pleasant experience and lasted about 15 mins altogether. I clenched my buttocks and thighs sooo hard they ached for a couple of days after! I'd taken 400mg of ibuprofen, which didn't help at all. BUT, straight after it was inserted just a slight twinge. An hour later cramps like I've never had before but that passed after about 4 hours.

It's been just over 4 weeks, a little spotting for first week is all I've suffered so far and a slight permanent cramp which is becoming less noticeable each week. I had my follow up app at week 3, and all is okay. I continued to take the cerazette until my check up as didn't want a messy examination. My libido is on the up already, and neither myself or partner in crime felt anything from the coil whilst being intimate. Oh, forgot to mention I had to wait 3 weeks before SEX:-O. Relief!

As I'm 44yo, this coil should see me thru to menopause. Unless, of course I need a hysterectomy - but that's another story.


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 Post subject: Re: The IUD thread!
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Hey, surlygurly, that is great that you finally got to where you want to be IUD-wise and now can enjoy sex with out worry or excessive cramps to deal with. I just wanted to say, did you have to wait the 3 weeks before getting back to it to get your coils settled in? We had sex a few days after when I had got mine, and the wires weren't situated yet. They found their way to a comfortably tucked spot in a week or two, but before then they were sticking straight down and poking anything that went inside- but my gyno said it was normal so I just waited and they curled somewhere comfortable where I never felt them in 3 years until it pushed itself out.

My question just is this- if you had to wait to have sex till later, was it cause of the wires needing to settle? Also, did they settle, did you notice a difference, or did yall not get the poking problems?


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 Post subject: Re: The IUD thread!
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Hi va, my Dr left the strings uncut because she was worried about complications. And because of my cervix problem.

As the strings were uncut, she didn't want them getting tangled with 'anything'.

They were cut at the check up, so it's ok now. I can feel them when I check, they're poking down to me, but my partner hasn't felt them at all.

Hope that answered your question.

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 Post subject: Re: The IUD thread!
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I had sex about five days after I got the UID (strings were cut right away) and neither of us noticed anything sticking out. However, I had my UID put in during my period (the doctor said it would be easier because my cervix would be more pliable or something) and I was told not to use tampons for the next three days.

Vegetable-assassin, when your IUD pushed itself out, how did you notice that it had? I'm kind of paranoid that mine will do that some day and I won't notice. Did you feel something going on inside you, was it painful, or did you do regular checks and found out that way?

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Cornelle, there was cramps and bleeding. I thought it was spotting for a few days, but I was confused cause I had my period just stop like 2 days before. and had felt to see if the IUD was moved, but I didn't feel anything. It must have though, because on day 4 of what I thought was a little harmless random blood it was probably a centimetre out of my cervix. Instead of feeling the strings I felt a bigger straight stick coming out, so I called the gyno and came in that day, and she confirmed it was coming out and removed it. So no, you would probably have symptoms and notice if you check for it and don't just assume its some blood and nothing else.


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Ouch, that sounds nasty! Thank you for sharing your experience though.

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 Post subject: Re: The IUD thread!
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Simply_Love wrote:
I got my IUD today! Everything went well, though dear Lard having my uterus measured was the most painful thing I've ever done.


Yep. I can't describe it. But a few ladies recently wrote that getting an old IUD replaced wasn't so bad, which nearly made me weep with gratitude.

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