does anyone have an IUD done?

Debbie - posted on 03/27/2012 ( 102 moms have responded )

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im try to find the best contraceptive for me. I tried the depo shot and got pregnant twice on it! what's the pro's an con's

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Ashley - posted on 04/10/2012

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I had Mirena for 2 and a half years and got it removed today. I hated it! When I first got it put in I had such horrible cramps that it felt like I was in labor. I thought that it would be better in a day or so but every other week I would spot and be so crampy that I couldn't even stand up. My mood swings were horrible, I would cry over nothing, and I was bloated all the time. I feel that getting it put in was a huge mistake. I would much rather take a pill everyday then be tired and in pain all the time.

Callie - posted on 03/28/2012

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I had mirena and won't be using it again. It hurt when they put it in. I bled for the first 6 weeks after it was put in and then my period lightened until it stopped. I had horrible mood swings, absolutely no sex drive, was always super fatigued, and gained 20 lbs. All of this went away within a couple weeks of getting it removed. Plus it's still possible to get pregnant while using mirena which almost always ends in a loss of the baby and the possibility of becoming sterile.

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Hockeyluvr - posted on 07/23/2014

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i have the Mirena IUD. Getting it inserted hurts worse than child birth. but it is definitely a successful form of birth control. no periods and no more babies. I wont get another one after this though, it hurt tooo bad.

Stefanie - posted on 05/17/2012

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I have Mirena. I bled for about 4 months straight after it was put in. It was very light, pantyliner was sufficient. After that no issues whatsoever. No periods. I did not feel her insert it AT ALL. No pain afterward either. I love it!

Shyla - posted on 05/14/2012

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I've had an IUD put in. After you had childbirth it doesn't hurt at all. They say that they might occassionally fall out but so far mine hasn't. I think it is the best contraceptive of all.

Ashley - posted on 05/11/2012

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I had my first baby in August of 2011 and had the Mirena IUD placed in September of 2011. When my OB first put it in, it wouldn't stay in place and was very painful. She removed that one and tried another one and that one is still in. Placement in general is a little painful but it's worth it in the long run. From October 2011 to now, I haven't had any major problems except mild cramping and bleeding the first few weeks after I had it placed. No pregnancies, no periods, no problems since then. I also breastfed for 3 months and the IUD did not interfere with that either. It's not the same for everyone but my personal experience has been great.

User - posted on 05/11/2012

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I have done a TON of resarch on the mirena and was scared to death to get it because of all the awful things ive heard (pain, weight gain, hair loss, acne) but my doctor, who i have a good relationship with, told me those are not normal side effects of the mirena and people like to blame weight gain on BC rather than themselves.. im verrry thin to begin with and went back to normal after both my kids, so i did NOT want to gain weight because of an IUD. Sooo, i took the plunge the other day and got the mirena. It didnt hurt a bit and was not uncomfortable at all, if anything, it tickled my insides when he placed it. i had no cramps, i got it inserted on the third day of my period, and i have no idea that it is even in there. its only been a few days and i notice nothing different, except my period is gone and im not even spotting. i think im gonna love this mirena thing!

Alysha - posted on 05/11/2012

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I have the Paraguard IUD. and I love it. I don't have to worry about taking a shot, or a pill every day or every week or month. It's nice. However, there are some cramping for the first few months. but after all of that's over with, I personally don't get very many to no cramps.

Christine - posted on 05/11/2012

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I have an IUD in right now and its not given me no trouble at all. Its called the Mirena, I have had it in for almost 4 years and its been great for me, I have not got pregnant with it either, so thats a plus for me. Sometimes you only spot and not have a period then again other times you do, its just according to how ur body deals with it bein insde of u. But over all I luv it and u keep it in for 5 yrs then u go and have a new one put in.

Brittany - posted on 05/10/2012

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i had the merina put in in 2008 and i had it taken out in august last year. i have been ttc for the past 10 months with no luck! i was told i am infertial now because of it! unhappy with it for that reason but other than infertility it was good.

Kenna - posted on 05/08/2012

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i have and iud its the one for five years. i've loved it more than anything and i've had it in for a year. it hurt for like a min. when they put it in then i had mild cramping just like a period cramp for about two or three hrs then i was fine and have been fine with no bleeding or cramping since. i got prego twice on pills. now i dont ever worry and i havent had any pregnancies on this. in four years when i get it out i'll get it back in again.

Tristian - posted on 05/08/2012

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I have the myrena sorry bad spelling, but I got pregnant on the pill two times and this birthcontroll has has been working great for me, there was some cramping when it was put in but nothing since then. I love it and it works

Rebecca - posted on 05/08/2012

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I have a Mirena and love it. I have had no problems, though other moms have reported sometimes severe problems. I have no period, since i am sensitive to hormones, and have no pain and havenot gotten pregnant. After three pregnancies using both depo and condoms (at the same time), it is nice to have something that works.

Erin - posted on 05/08/2012

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I had the mirena iud and had to have it sergically removed due to the fact that it 'migrated' out of my uterus. not trying to scare you but that is what happend to me. i found it was wonderful while it was in. but near the end i did have discomfort.

Joselyn - posted on 05/04/2012

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I've had the IUD for a year now and have found his being the best bc method for me. In the beginning, I had very light bleeding, on and off, but, that's just normal per my doctor. No problems at all!

Lindsey - posted on 05/03/2012

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I have had mine since my first son was born in September of 09 and I have had no problems with it. I never lost my period like they say can happen but all I care about is not getting pregnant. I have never had any problems with it moving or anything. Plus I don't have to worry about taking the pill.

Amanda - posted on 05/02/2012

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@Debbie
Well I have read a few of these comments and what I can say it that I have had ParaGuard for almost 2 years now and it has not gave me any troble ... I choose paraguard because its made of copper and is a nonhormonal type of IUD and can prevent pregnancy for up to 10 years after insertion. Also if you didnt know copper is toxic to sperm so it decreases your chance of getting pregnant. The Paragard also makes the uterus and fallopian tubes produce fluid that kill sperm. Also I see that a lot of women have complaints their husbands or boyfriends can feel it its normal and thats why they reccomend waiting up to week before having sexual intercourse its gives the strings a chance to soften. All in all I would reccomend seeing your OB for futher information. Hope this was helpful

Patricia - posted on 04/30/2012

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I had Mirena and loved it. The only reason I had it removed was because I was having a hard time loosing weight and my doctor thought that maybe I was apart of that 1% who gains weight with it. I loved having it though and recommend it. Just be prepared when it goes in, it hurts a lot and you will want someone with you to drive you home afterwards because you don't feel too great but that goes away in a day.

Tyrie - posted on 04/30/2012

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I have the Mirena IUD ini had it put in 6 weeks after my last child August last year, I did get cramps for the first 10 days i had a longer period and got an infection which with medication it was gone and is now fixed, i still get a few cramps here and the and get my period monthy for the normal period of time 5-7 days as ive tried all the other precautions and didnt work so i would say i am very happy with the IUD. Its a little uncomfortable in the begining but once yur use to it i forget that its even there hope this helps u good luck :)

User - posted on 04/27/2012

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Hi. I tried the non-hormonal one as hormonal contraceptives are definitely not for me, they make me miserable. Unfortunately I have to say I was only able to use it for 2 months. The IUD gave me thrush every 15 days (a nightmare!) and a neverending discharge (I know, gross!). Now we are using condoms. I know it works for some people, hopefully you are one of them.

Candis - posted on 04/27/2012

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I do believe the IUD is dependent on your body. I had an Mirena IUD in 2002, I had it removed in 2007. I had absolutely no problems with it after my body got used to it, it took about 3 months of spotting, and cramping to get used to it. But I stuck it out because my husband was getting medically retired from the military and I would have no insurance until we found jobs. Then in 2011 I decided I wanted to have another IUD because they are so easy (for me) but hormones affect my milk supply and I was nursing, so I had to use the Paraguard. It took no getting used to it, and I havent had any problems with spotting or anything. I forget that I even have it sometimes and had to set a monthly reminder to check for my string. I will say that if you choose it, take a dose of extra strength tylenol and or motrin before you go, as it can be very uncomfortable getting put in, ok painful is probably a better word, since you have to be dialated. However my doctor the second time suggested to take tylenol 6 hours before and then motrin 2 hours before, as you do with babies alternating the meds. Whatever you choose best of luck, I will say that if it works for you it can be great and you dont have to remember to take a pill, schedule and appointment for a shot, or anything, 10 years or until you decide. And if you can try it for a few months and see how it works, and it doesnt work, have it removed. Good luck!

Mayra - posted on 04/26/2012

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Ive had my Mirena for 2 years and 2 months and i havent had no problems with it i love it i dont have to worry about taking pills or chaging anything on a monthly basis the only thing is that i dont have periods i might spot ocassionally but nothing bad. My husband did feel it at 1st but now he doesnt anymore just make sure that they cut the strings short and they tell you you need to check it on a monthly basis well the only i get my checked is by my husband I ask him if he feels it when were having intercourse and once he feels it and says yes its all good. No problems after that. I think itsthe perfect thing ive had so far. I love it and will be getting another one once my 5 years are over. Good luck Girl

Dulce - posted on 04/26/2012

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to be honest,I don't like none of them...but i think the pill is better..anyways,it is my opinion...

Dulce - posted on 04/26/2012

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I have the IUD (Mirena) but my husband is not happy with it because it hurts him when we're having sexual intercourse and I've been spotting for a moth now...really hate it...so I'm going to have to take it out...maybe go for some pills again

CHRISTINE - posted on 04/26/2012

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I got mine put in two weeks ago. The insertion wasn't bad at all. Slight cramping. Tiny spotting the day of. But the next morning started what has been hell. I've had migraines for two weeks. The severe mood swings started about a week ago! I feel like I'm going to snap any minute. I cry over stupid little things. It's been horrible. I feel bloated. Depressed. Crazy. Emotional. Jut not myself. I have a nine month old and an eight year old I can not continue through my days like this. I've been told paragaurd maybe better. Oh also sex..... Hurts him and I. The strings are actually cutting his penis. Afterwards I feel like I have the horrible bladder infection for like 8 hours. My lower back aches like a kidney infection. I thought this would be so amazing and easy. It's been everything but. I may try paragaurd or the arm implants.

Ashley - posted on 04/25/2012

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See I didn't have any pain when they put my Mirena in, like literally I didn't feel anything. But my doctor gave me an antisthetic, not sure if other doctors do. I don't feel it at all inside me and I like it a lot right now since I'm breastfeeding and it doesn't effect my milk supply. I did bleed a little for the first day, a little spotting, but it could have been from the PAP too.

Bethany - posted on 04/23/2012

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i have Mirena and havent had any problems with it yet but i just had my daughter 5 months ago this May 12th but my cousin has had her's done for a few years (3 i think) and it got attached to the wall and caused her alot of pain. But i cant remember to take pills every day and I wasnt taking no shot. Good luck hunnie

Elizabeth - posted on 04/21/2012

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i used a mirena for 4 years (had it removed to have another baby). it was somewhat painful when they put it in, but not when they take them out. i didnt have a period the entire time i had it, for the first few months i was always freaking out that i was pregnate again.

Ashley - posted on 04/20/2012

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merina is great i been on it for about 2 months and its great it never even hurt. and you or your partner can not feel it.

Jacqueline - posted on 04/20/2012

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I had an IUD I loved it. However my doctor cut the strings alittle short so I had to get it removed. But I would DEF get it again.

Echoe - posted on 04/20/2012

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i had an iud put in a couple of years ago now mind you it was a very cheek one that i got from the pregnancy help center out in Oshawa Ontario and it didn't work very well i still got pregnant and i had a lot of complications. if you do end up getting pregnant while being on the iud then u have to see a doc ASAP because u will have to get it removed but if you don't get it removed then the iud can be stuck in the child's body and they will have to get it surgically removed but even though depending on where it is stuck in the child's body you may not even be-able to get removed. but there is a better one called the marenia and it cost around 400 dollers .its suppost to be better then the others i hear good things about it

Echoe - posted on 04/20/2012

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i had an iud put in a couple of years ago now mind you it was a very cheek one that i got from the pregnancy help center out in Oshawa Ontario and it didn't work very well i still got pregnant and i had a lot of complications. if you do end up getting pregnant while being on the iud then u have to see a doc ASAP because u will have to get it removed but if you don't get it removed then the iud can be stuck in the child's body and they will have to get it surgically removed but even though depending on where it is stuck in the child's body you may not even be-able to get removed. but there is a better one called the marenia and it cost around 400 dollers .its suppost to be better then the others i hear good things about it

Leslie Ann - posted on 04/19/2012

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I had the Mirena for 5 years. I basically just dealt with all of the side affects... They were awful... I had serious severe mood swings to the point where I would almost feel aggressive. Intercourse wasn't painful, but the next day maybe even the next two days I felt like my uterus was going to explode. It was down right awful. I felt like my sex drive was totally gone. I never really linked all of the side affects to the Mirena until I had it removed. OMG I feel so much better. Nothing hurts, no headaches, my face is clearing up, no pelvic pain, and no depressed feelings or mood swings. I would not recommend it to everyone. I know that everyone is different, but my experience was not a good one. Insertion is miserable.

Briana - posted on 04/18/2012

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I have one right now and as far as i can tell i hate it badly i cramp all the time im tired and moody im actually getting mine taken out very soon i don't recommend it to anyone but its really up to you i have heard of ppl having a lot of good things come out of having one and wouldn't change a thing

Shanti - posted on 04/18/2012

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I have had it twice and I loved it. Its the only birth control that I didn't get pregnant on. The first day you get it it's very uncomfortable but the second day will be better and you will not receive your period after a month or two. I loved it, but find out what works best for you.

Tiffany - posted on 04/18/2012

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I didnt liek the IUD or the depo...I like the novaring ( i think thats how you spell it)

Susan - posted on 04/18/2012

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Just got mine yesterday. Honestly the worst part was the anxiety I put myself through leading up to it. Didn't hardly feel anything, just discomfort. Next day I felt completely fine. I love it.

Alaina - posted on 04/18/2012

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I had the IUD for 2 1/2 years and it was a never ending nightmare. Unfortunately going the hormonal route is not a good choice for me. I had painful sex, constant kidney infections, bladder infections, no sex drive, moodiness, the list goes on. There are thousands of women out there who are having the same issue. For some women, it works great, but for me hormones don't work so I have decided to go the essure route. Good luck in making your decision, definitely do a lot of research before making a decision.

Roseanna - posted on 04/17/2012

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maybe you should try the mirena IUD. i have had it for almost 4 yrs. and dont use ant protection during sex in the last 4 yrs and i have not gotten pregnant. mirena is the most effivcitve birth contol out there other than complete sterilization. try talking to your doctor about mirena.

Melinda - posted on 04/17/2012

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I think it depends on whether or not you have problems without hormonal birth control. My Doctor has put me through a series of IUD, implants etc...and none of them seem to work for me in terms of getting my period under control. I will say that with the IUD i felt like I was having a miscarriage EVERY month, and had discharge and started getting abnormal pap smears.

Megan - posted on 04/16/2012

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I have such terrible mood swings. My boyfriend says that I'm a totally different person since I've had Mirena. And not in a good way.

Megan - posted on 04/16/2012

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I had my Mirena put in at my 6 week check up back in August of 2010. I gained 50 lbs in 3 months after I got Mirena, I don't enjoy having sex, my periods last between 10-15 days with awful cramps, and they are spar-tic, so I can't track it. Mirena has taken the joy out of my life. I can't lose the weight no matter how hard I try. I've tried slim fast, weight watchers, workout DVDs, gyms. Nothing seems to work.

Mandy - posted on 04/15/2012

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pro no period at all... con dont have ruff sex it can move it and you might have an ouch.. other than that the IUD is perfect.. since my husband cant wear condoms

Brittany - posted on 04/15/2012

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I have a tr Mirena several times. First one for the 5 years, removal and another place and we decided to get pregnant so after 2 years removed it. I have a 7 month old now and after 6 week check had another placed. I have never had an issue with te Mirena. My current OBGYN says insertion and removal and how it affects the patient depends on the technique of the doctor. My doctor was great and only had mild cramping while it was inserted. Slight spotting at times but nothing major or of any annoyance. No monthly cycles and am still breastfeeding exclusively.

Amy - posted on 04/14/2012

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I have! It was painless and I love it! I barely get a period and I don't have to worry about birth control! It's a win win! :)

Randa - posted on 04/14/2012

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I have been using IUD for 4 years and it feels great!! I never worry about getting pregnant anymore!

Kayla - posted on 04/11/2012

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Iv'e had the Paragard since about August of 2010. I have not had any problems with it. The insertion was pain free and I did not feel a thing. Following the insertion and the next few day I had minimal cramping. I haven't noticed any change in my period and I should be good to go for many years to come!

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