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 really wasn't that bad at all.  It just felt like a severe menstrual cramp that came on suddenly and went away 5 seconds later.  The total process of insertion was about 10 mins. max.  And I've never had kids and I wasn't on my period (which is two things that make insertion a little easier).  The cramps lasted the rest of the day, but got better as time went on.  I just kept popping Ibu's every 4 hours and had a heating pad on my belly at all times possible.  

I've had mine for 5 months now, and it is SO great.  First of all, it's totally killed my "snacking" appetite!  I used to be a big snacker...always eating something...but now I only have 3 small meals a day and I feel stuffed all the time!  Aaaaamazing, and I've lost about 10 pounds without working out or anything.  Also, my sex drive is in overdrive.  My husband is SO glad, because when I was on the pill, it was nil.  I could have gone months without sex and been fine with it.  And last of all...no period.  I already had a short period from taking the pill for 5 years, but now it's nothing.  Not even spotting.  I had a few days of spotting after I got the IUD, but nothing since then.  I am SO glad I decided to get the IUD.

 

I just wanted to share my success story to show that the bad side effects some women get doesn't happen for everyone.  It all depends on your body and how it reacts to hormones.

pointyhat pointyhat
22-25, F
4 Responses Mar 6, 2010

I just got Mirena a few days ago. I am excited to experience it. I hope I have a success story to share!

did you get mirena or paraguard? This all sounds great! My birth control realllllly kills my sex drive and that kills my boyfriend. I'd really like to look into something that doesn't kill the magic.

did you get mirena or paraguard? This all sounds great! My birth control realllllly kills my sex drive and that kills my boyfriend. I'd really like to look into something that doesn't kill the magic.

did you get mirena or paraguard? This all sounds great! My birth control realllllly kills my sex drive and that kills my boyfriend. I'd really like to look into something that doesn't kill the magic.