Just had Mirena inserted 2 days ago...
- Most excruciatingly painful experience in my entire life... but please don't get nervous if you're planning to get one in the future. It is quite rare for women (even ones without children, like me) to experience extreme pain, but it can happen. Try to relax before you go and just remember: it's going to be worth it! No pills, light/no periods, 99+% effective, etc. And stop searching "do IUD's hurt?" online - it's just going to make you nervous and that will just make the procedure more uncomfortable. Relax... you're a woman. You can handle it :)
- —Guest Jenn
- My exprecience was great. Insertion sucked but removal was a breeze. This is and will be the best form of birth control ever!!! I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a BC method, barely any side effects for me personally. I was so so scared to take it out but it wasnt anything like getting it in! Love Mirena!!!
- —Guest Carrieg418
- Really surprised by these posts... I have had mirena for just over a year and a half. I love it. It works! Placement was very easy, especially considering that I have never been pregnant. The doctor did give me two pills to dilate the cervix. Perhaps this is the secret to successful placement? Going to have in taken out in the next few months to try to get pregnant. First time for everything...
- —Guest Libbyd
- I just had my mirena inserted a little less than 24 hours ago. I've never had kids but my husband and I know that we don't want to have children for atleast 3 years and I'm been on the pill for 5 years and I'm done spending money and remembering the pill. My insurance covers 100% of the IUD so I'm thankful that all I had to do was pay the co-pay. W/O insurance it would have been around $1,100 but I would have still done it because I spend well over $1,500 on pills within the last 5 years. Anyways, the procedure was painful, I had my husband in there. My doctor explained to me as having 3 clamps inside. The applicator is around 14-16 inches long so it's might intimidating when you first see it. The first clamp was hurtful, at first it just feels like pressure and like a normal pap but then it hurts. You go through this 2 more times but after that it's down hill. I took 800mg before and I made sure I ate before. 24 hours later I still have severe cramping but 800mg subsides it.
- —Guest Rachel
Mirena IUD....Pain Not So Bad!!!!
- I just had a mirena IUD inserted yesterday, not specifically as a method of birth control as my husband and I are unable to have children, but more as a means of controlling my really heavy periods and hopefully some of the cramping that I get. Therefore, I have never had children and after reading some of the comments on this site I was quite stressed (absolute wreck) about having it inserted.....would have to say though that the pain that I experienced was not so bad and more of a bad period pain than anything else which continued that night but today I feel pretty normal again with the odd slight tinge of cramping which for me is fantastic considering I usually have more pain than this even when I don't have my period. I have also had slight spotting..........not enough to wear more than a really light panty liner. So, so far so good and I would be more than happy to recommend to anyone who was thinking of getting one. Will post again later with updates.
- —Guest Danii
- At first I was against putting a foreign object into my body but was later convinced by friends, including doctor friends to have the IUD Mirena inserted. First of all, I agree with one of the comments above in that I went through 2 natural childbirths and found the insertion VERY painful.
- —Guest Kim
- I have to say that my Mirena has been the easiest, no-maintenance birth-control method I've ever used. That being said, I've given birth med-free once and had 3 C-sections. The insertion of this thing was worse. I had to stay lying down for 30 min after, with a cool rag and water so I didn't black out. But on the up side: no periods for the last 3 yrs.
- —Guest Marci
- I love my IUD!!! I've had it in since April of 2006! I have had no issues with it what so ever. My periods are very light and only last a few days. I don't even notice it is there and I never have to remeber to take a pill which is even better. I have a 5 year old son and my husband and I think its time to have another baby so I am having mine taken out soon. I would recomend it for anyone. I know some women have had trouble with it but its worth a try and if its not for you just have it taken out.
- —Guest Lyndsey
I want to have it removed but am scared
- I had my iud inserted after the birth of my second daughter. I had a still birth with my first daughter and my second daughter was porn premature. My doctor insisted I get my tubes tied and I was only 25 and not ready for that..I love my IUD but I am approaching my 5th year and I am so scared about having it removed....Does it hurt like it did when it was put it? I am so afraid..ugh
- —Guest Amanda
IUD NOT FOR ME
- I chose the Mirena IUD for period regulation and not for birth control. Insertion was the worst pain I have ever experienced in my life. I was never warned of this. The following days I felt miserable. Cramps, sharp pains, headaches, leg pain, back pain, tired. Two days later I went to the doctor and they said the placement was correct. I went through the rest of the week and the weekend miserable. The following Wednesday I had an ultrasound and the placement was fine. I believe it is important to tell my story because the Mirena is not for everyone, but you may not be told this. Some people have no problem but if it is not right for you, you will know it right away because it is your body, listen to it. I know personally three people who have the Mirena and have no problems.
- —Guest WLW42
- I have had no problems with this product. Insertion felt sorta like an interior bee sting. Removal 5 years later felt like pulling a cork out of a bottle. I had no spotting or cramping whatever with either procedure. I was never aware of it at any time. It's been an absolute lifesaver and I only wish I'd gotten one sooner. My heartfelt thanks goes to everyone involved with inventing it and bringing it to market, and to Planned Parenthood.
- —Guest Sue
- I had a paraguard IUD inserted in 2010. It was the worst pain I had ever felt in my whole life. I have had 2 c-sections. During the middle of it I literally jumped off the table, the dr then coaked me that she would have to finish...Oh my gosh...It hurt so bad I accidently kicked her in the head. I can still feel it inside of me and it drives me nuts. I am taking this thing out...I am scared that it's going to hurt soo bad. On the plus side it has been nice not being worried about getting pregnant.
- I already have two children and have experienced natural childbirth as well as an emergency c-section due to preeclampsia during both pregnancies. So trust me, the ladies that say it hurts...no, really, it doesn't. It just pinches a bit. Child birth is way worse but worth every moment! The insertion didn't take long at all. The doctor just measures and in it goes! You do feel slight pinching and cramping for a few days. I was unable to lift much that day (per my doctors orders) but honestly, not bad at all!
- For my its the best birth control. Im not going to lie.. the first time was very painful and well i didnt see any change with my, but im so happy with that. I have 3 yrs and were ready for another baby so in a few months im goign to try the removal and i freaking out because im a little scared because the pain.Just want to said mirena is excellent. =)
- —Guest ana
- I had a Paragard copper, non-hormonal IUD inserted a little over a year ago. I can still find my threads, so I believe it is still in place where it should be, even though I have never had children. The insertion was mildly painful... and then some major cramping and discomfort for a few days. But all in all, not having to remember to take a pill everyday has been a blessing, and has made the small inconvenience of the cramping each month worth it.
- —Guest Laura