I Have An Iud

A group for women who have IUD's or are thinking/planning on getting one. 165 People

    LADIES, I am 23 years old

    and I have never been pregnant until now... I had the Paragard IUD inserted 1.5 years ago. I had regular check ups and even received an ultrasound in October, to which the physician stated that everything was in place correctly. This past Saturday, not only did I find out that I...
    PreggerswithIUD PreggerswithIUD
    3 Responses Jan 30, 2015

    HI beautiful ladies, okay

    so I feel little embrressed posting this but I try to talk to my husband about this but the poor guy can't relate and he don't know what to say so I'm Turing to yall for advice I'm sorry if this has already been talked about and asked but I'm new! I have the merreana iud since...
    Samanthahowle1 Samanthahowle1
    Apr 19

    SUCESS!- So I got my IUD today,

    and it wasn't at all as bad as I thought, no pain what so ever and it was over before I knew it! The only time it hurt was when she grabbed a hold of my cervix, the insertion of the actually coil didn't hurt at all. If you're going to get it just take some pain killers like...
    worshipsleep worshipsleep
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 7, 2014

    OK so I am a bit older,

    I am 30 and never had any kids but I do have some crazy out of wack period....some will last a couple days and some will last 2 years. It's been pretty awful. Anyway after trying all kinds of birth controls to fix my hormone issue I finally just called my gyno and told her I...
    Reesey1984 Reesey1984
    31-35, F
    1 Response Sep 5, 2014

    I've had an iud for about a year now

    and I've just been told that it's out of place. I've had no troubles with it and can't feel it at all but this means they're probably going to have to re fit. Has anyone else had this? Thanks.
    kml9569 kml9569
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jun 11, 2014

    My Iud

    For those who read my posts and don't exactly know what an IUD is. It is a Inter Uterine Device (T shaped ) that is inserted inside of the uterus and helps prevent pregnancy the no So I had an appointment at 1pm to get my IUD done. I got a physical done, my boobs groped, and my...
    sparecincture sparecincture
    18-21, F
    Jun 30, 2010

    Hello, I'm about to get an IUD.

    I'm slightly nervous. I have two things I'm wondering: does an IUD cause hair loss, weight gain? I've been on the shot (Depo) and I hated the thinning of my hair and added pounds. Any advice?
    careylynn careylynn
    31-35, F
    1 Response Apr 24, 2015


    SUCCESS STORY!!! I have read a number of horror stories about the Paragard IUD. Especially about the pain of insertion and the first day of having it. I have had my IUD for 36 hours and I have to say that stubbing my toe, getting my ears pierced, a normal level headache, alllll...
    MGbadebo MGbadebo
    26-30, F
    1 Response Dec 7, 2013

    I had rough unprotected sex four times in an

    hour, three nights ago and a week before that I had unprotected sex once and now I'm getting terrible pain that feels like labor through my back and belly and I'm trying not to cry. And I'm bleeding clots. Could one of my eggs gotten fertilized and now my merina is expelling it...
    Purplesloths Purplesloths
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 27, 2014

    I got the hormonal iud Skyla about 5 months ago.

    I was so nervous at first because I read SO many horrible reviews and wasn't sure how my body was going to react. I'm 20, and petite- (about 5'1, 102 lbs.) which is why I didn't want anything with a high hormone dosage. Anyways, the insertion was very painful, but brief. I had...
    Riobianca1 Riobianca1
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 28, 2015

    So just curious. I've had an iud

    for two years this March and havnt had a period at all. All of a sudden the last two days I've had what looks like a period. I'm not sure I this is normal or not ? I'm going to my doctor obviously just to make sure but I was just wondering if this has happened to anyone else...
    sar125 sar125
    22-25, F
    Mar 13, 2015

    Hey everyone, I was on the pill twice

    and both times I was an emotional wreck and just felt really awful. Hormones aren't for me, so I decided to go on the copper IUD. I googled it and everyone was saying all this stuff about it that kind of freaked me out so I was a bit apprehensive. Yesterday I got it put in and...
    Grace28071993 Grace28071993
    22-25, F
    Apr 15, 2014

    I Love My Iud

    I got my IUD placed a little over a year ago. I opted to go for the Copper IUD, rather than the Mirena, because the Copper IUD has no hormones, and therefor, less side effects, and does not increase your chances of some cancers (which run in my family). The insertion itself was...
    LizEvelyn LizEvelyn
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jun 4, 2011

    I have had the paragard iud

    for about 3 years and I love it as far as birth control goes. My experience getting it put in was good took about 5 minuets I will say I've never had children and when she put it in for about 5 seconds it was the worst cramp I have ever felt but it was worth it. Plus paragard...
    Slackergirl Slackergirl
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Jun 12, 2014

    A Success Story

    Hi, I wanted to share my story because I think people are more likely to come onto forums with warnings rather than success stories and when I was doing my research on IUDs I came across more horror stories than positive feedback, so I thought it was important to share my...
    tashyzee tashyzee
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Oct 23, 2013

    Today is April 2nd, and it has been almost 48

    hours since my IUD was inserted. Let me preface my story with a bit of backstory: my reproductive system has been a mess for months. In July of 2014, my uterus stopped holding onto anything. This meant that from July until December, I was bleeding nonstop. Not just a little...
    JenneCA JenneCA
    26-30, F
    Apr 2, 2015

    I'm about to go and get my IUD,

    and I'm honestly petrified. I'm praying it won't hurt.
    worshipsleep worshipsleep
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 7, 2014

    OK so I am a bit older,

    I am 30 and never had any kids but I do have some crazy out of wack period....some will last a couple days and some will last 2 years. It's been pretty awful. Anyway after trying all kinds of birth controls to fix my hormone issue I finally just called my gyno and told her I...
    Reesey1984 Reesey1984
    31-35, F
    Sep 5, 2014

    So it’s about 6 hours

    until my IUD goes in….I’m already feeling nervous as hell. My stomach feels sick and I'm really cold. I am freaking out on what this thing could do to my body and the potential pain during insertion. My boyfriend has heating pads ready at home as well as a ginormous bottle...
    faithengen1 faithengen1
    22-25, F
    1 Response Dec 31, 2014

    My Iud Success Story!

    I was kind of freaked out at first...after reading other women's experiences with the IUD (pain, cramping, bleeding, weight gain, etc.), but I got one anyway.  I hated the pill and the side effects it was giving me.  When I went in and had mine inserted, the pain...
    pointyhat pointyhat
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Mar 6, 2010

    Hey everybody!! I have had the SKYLA IUD

    for maybe over 2 months now? I haven't had any issues except I am a little concerned about my skin. I rarely break out but it seems like since I have gotten it its easier for me to break out. Now before I got it put in I read this could be a side effect and a bunch of people had...
    faithengen1 faithengen1
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 2, 2015

    Ok I just got my IUD today i hate pain nd it's

    flipping hurt like a mother F****! I cried while driving home nd had to do the granny shuffle to my bed but after a few hrs I was just uncomfortable but now I'm all alright BUT my big questions is; How long should I wait to have sex/unprotected sex since I WASNT on my period? I...
    msavalos msavalos
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 6, 2015

    I "Had" An IUD

    My story is short and simple. After the birth of my 3rd child, we made the decision to use an IUD as our method of birth control. I cant take the pill because I forget and I wasnt ready to have my tubes tied. We choose Mirena. My insurance didnt cover the IUD or having it placed...
    btd2013 btd2013
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jul 8, 2013

    If FLO stops coming to visit,

    but then you get a period with bad cramps after 6 months of IUD use...Are you experiencing a miscarriage?
    Derangedjdub Derangedjdub
    36-40, F
    2 Responses May 10, 2015

    My Iud First Month Experience

    Hello everyone, I'm writing on my experience with an IUD because prior to having mine inserted I hounded the internet for any information from real women who've had one. Now I'm on the other end, and I'd like to fill some of you in on my personal experience. I'm 23 years old...
    metalheadgirly metalheadgirly
    2 Responses Jan 10, 2012

    Had Skyla inserted at 5 weeks post partum.

    This was my first child and I want to have a little but of space between pregnancies. Insertion was not as bad as I was expecting, although it was a little painful. I took ibuprofen (600mg) before I got to the doctor. I think that helped. I bled very lightly for about three...
    jezzca jezzca
    31-35, F
    Dec 7, 2015

    I got an iud in April (skyla)

    and ever since my period cramping feels like contractions and I spot for weeks after I get it. Before going on it my periods were relatively light and very short 3-5 days. This constant bloaty period feeling and cramping is making my sex drive plummet. Nobody feels sexy when...
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Jun 2, 2014

    About me: 24, no kids,

    been using various birth control methods for ~10 years due to heavy periods, no health conditions. I just had Skyla inserted about 24 hours ago. I went to my appointment after work. For anyone who doesn't know... Skyla is basically a smaller version of mirena, marketed for...
    ajbishop2 ajbishop2
    26-30, F
    1 Response Dec 23, 2014

    I got a Skyla IUD put in shortly

    after I got married in October 2014. My husband and I are I are undecided on children so it seemed like our best bet. I have been on various birth control (pills, Nuvaring) since I was 20 (I'm now 25) and I was having ocular migraines so my OBGYN recommended an IUD. I thought it...
    bstjohn21 bstjohn21
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 11, 2015

    I need to go on birth control

    but can't handle the hormones associated with most of them, hence why I'm thinking about getting the copper iud. I've just got a few questions because I've heard good and bad stories about them. 1) Does it affect your sex drive? 2) Does it make you gain weight? 3) How does...
    sourknickers sourknickers
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 9, 2015

    I just got my first one today

    and I admit it was rather painful but at least it was done quickly.
    reluctantamazon reluctantamazon
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jan 26, 2015

    Hey everyone! I am 23 years old,

    and I had the Skyla placed June 3, 2015. I have been reading a lot of these stories and can relate to quite a few. Like many others said, the insertion was pretty painful. I was not on my period because since stopping the pill, I had not had a regular cycle and couldn't even...
    aburton0212 aburton0212
    22-25, F
    Jul 22, 2015

    I got the Skyla IUD about a year ago

    and have experienced consistent and frequent cramping with it in. Before my Skyla, I had a Paragard IUD in for nine months and also experienced severe pain. I asked my doctor if this was normal several times and he answered that it was. Finally, when the pain got so bad that I...
    tigertailss tigertailss
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 29, 2015

    Why I Got One

    I decided to get an IUD because it seemed right for me.  I am horrible at remembering to take the Pill and since I didn't want another baby for at least 5-10 years, the patch and Nuvaring just didn't measure up.  Once I did some research, I also found out that the IUD...
    tinythesp tinythesp
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Aug 11, 2008

    Ladies, does the cervix sweeping ever go down?

    Is there suppose to be swelling and tenderness 2 months in? Should I go see the doctor? I'm very worried.
    Ginkofishin Ginkofishin
    18-21, F
    4 Responses May 26, 2015

    Hi, I'm in need of some advice,

    so I've been on birth control for about two years now. Had it implanted after the birth of my second baby. Two and a half weeks after my last period, I started experiencing small amounts of brown spotting and severe cramps. Attributed it to iud Skyla birth control. About a week...
    taylornaomi taylornaomi
    22-25, F
    Apr 8, 2015

    OK so I am a bit older,

    I am 30 and never had any kids but I do have some crazy out of wack period....some will last a couple days and some will last 2 years. It's been pretty awful. Anyway after trying all kinds of birth controls to fix my hormone issue I finally just called my gyno and told her I...
    Reesey1984 Reesey1984
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Sep 5, 2014

    birth control is very very very important to me.

    This was painful to get inserted, but well worth it. lasts for 3 years, and I'm a year in, and I love it. Now if I have a longer term partner and they get tested I don't have to use anything and I love that.
    AlwaysRestless AlwaysRestless
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 4, 2015

    My Account Of An IUD Insertion

    I dont know if any one will read this, just kinda feel like I need to talk to people about it. (plus I'm procrastinating from a university assignment). If I had known how much the mirena would hurt before I got it in I would have run the other way as fast as I could though...
    KirahLynn KirahLynn
    22-25, F
    Sep 15, 2013

    NEW IUD: Skyla

    A new IUD has come out in the market that is made by the same company that created the Mirena. It is intended for woman who have not had children because it is smaller than the Mirena. After an unplanned/early terminated (RU pill) pregnancy back in October 2012 (my first and...
    debjoe debjoe
    26-30, F
    75 Responses Mar 28, 2013

    So Far, So Good!

    Hello!  I had my Mirena IUD put in on January 5th, so it's still very new in me.  But I've read SOOOOO many negative stories and testimonials about them I wanted to put mine somewhere as it's a positive one so far.  Now don't get me wrong: it hurt like nothing I've ever felt...
    RoseTears RoseTears
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Jan 12, 2010

    I got Paragard earlier this year

    because I didn't like being under the influence of hormones from the pill, and I wanted something more longterm and with less maintenance. It was completely covered by my insurance, which ordinarily doesn't cover very much, so I would be optimistic if you're unsure. The...
    kateliska kateliska
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 21, 2015

    Mirena Nightmare

    My Doctor told me the Mirena could help me with my heavy periods & the associated problems each month, so after careful consideration I had my Mirena put in on 20 Dec 2010. It has been a constant nightmare. I have 5 of the 6 side effects listed in the leaflet PLUS the ones...
    wiccie wiccie
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Jan 17, 2011


    I had my Mirena inserted over a month ago.  I'm not so sure it's the best thing for me.  The hormonal side effects seem to be wreaking havoc on me. I've lost all sexual desire.  I have headaches every day.  I seem to be slipping into depression...
    Egoberd Egoberd
    31-35, F
    7 Responses Dec 6, 2009

    I got an IUD in July of 2013

    and I'm not going to lie, it's pretty painful. First off, let me go ahead and say that I have endometriosis, therefore my cramps and bleeding have always been bad. I was put on my first BC at the age of 13. Between the ages 13-21, I have been on multiple BC's, had the depo shot...
    kholmes2011 kholmes2011
    22-25, F
    1 Response May 15, 2014

    I just had my Skyla IUD inserted today,

    so far so good! Insertion was a breeze, however last night I had to take medication to prep my cervix and that was not. I am excited about hanging a reliable form of bc. I've been using fertility awareness method and condoms so this is a welcome change!
    merefsu merefsu
    41-45, F
    Jun 20, 2014

    Hey everyone, I am 22 years old,

    and got the Jaydess IUD inserted almost 2 years ago. Before the IUD, I was on Yasmin for about 8 years. My mom put me on Yasmin early because my periods were so bad, I started missing school. Yasmin worked really well for me to be honest, and I didn't experience any side effects...
    stephm7 stephm7
    22-25, F
    Mar 17

    My Wife's Iud

    Recently I have accompanied my wife to her scheduled IUD insertion. She is 22, NP, didn't tolerate well OC, which decreased substantially her sex drive. Thus we used condoms, which was uncomfortable, as we arranged sex spontaneously. After some discussions with her doctor she...
    limone17 limone17
    1 Response Jun 2, 2012

    OK so I am a bit older,

    I am 30 and never had any kids but I do have some crazy out of wack period....some will last a couple days and some will last 2 years. It's been pretty awful. Anyway after trying all kinds of birth controls to fix my hormone issue I finally just called my gyno and told her I...
    Reesey1984 Reesey1984
    31-35, F
    Sep 5, 2014
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