Questions about IUD's

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Re : Questions about IUD's

Postby just guest » Mon Mar 15, 2004 02:34 pm

Hi,

I'm a Dutch woman, reading all this about Mirena.
I want to warn you for the Mirena. I gained 25 kg in weight in one year !!!! (I really didn't eat more or different)
I became depressive and have a terrible pain in the lower back.
Tomorrow my doctor wil remove the Mirena! And I have to lose all these kilo's and taking Prozac.

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Re : Questions about IUD's

Postby amy » Mon Feb 23, 2004 02:53 pm

After my first son was born (and after 8 weeks of bedrest...or should I say bedstress!) I definitely did not want to get pregnant again so I chose the copper paraguard. Insertion wasn't comfortable, but it was ok. However, for the following 10 months I had the WORST periods. Most of them lasted for two weeks during which I was afraid to go out in public for fear of a leak (sorry, probably tmi!) This was strange because my periods have always been pretty easy. In month 10 those twinges started to be intense horrible cramps. I got the IUD out and two days later I was pregnant!!!!!! I am also not a fan of the IUD.

After 2nd son was born, I had my tubes tied....now that I highly recommend. However, it's obviously not for everybody [;)]

Good luck and I hope that it continues to work for those of you that are happy with it~!!!!!

Amy - 32
DH - 32
Zach 4/27/02 @ 34 weeks pre-e
Josh 10/3/03 @ 34 week pre-e

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Re : Questions about IUD's

Postby sjs40 » Thu Feb 12, 2004 01:26 am

Sara, I have pcos too and for me it caused too much thickening of the womb lining and really heavy bleeds,hence my use of Mirena now. I think there could be some link between not having had a vaginal delivery. When my Mirena was put in the dr had difficulty with it, then commented that yes, although I had a child, it was an early c-section so my insides were basically like I had not had a child!

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Chris (37)
DD Eleanor Susan (Ellie)
born at 27wks severe PE
24 July 03 - 20 August 03

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Re : Questions about IUD's

Postby kguthrie » Wed Feb 11, 2004 09:27 pm

Hi Marcy.
After preclampsia with two children I had the same fears. I chose the Mirena. Two years later and I love it. It is effective and safe. And long term. But if you change your mind it can safely be removed. I have been pleased. Good luck!
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Originally posted by marcyalwin

Can anyone give me any personal info/input on IUD's? As most of you can probably relate, after the traumatic birth of our daughter, we're deliberating as to whether or not we will try for another child. In the meantime, we're looking for a birth control method that suits us. I don't want to go on the pill because after PE the whole clotting thing scares me and my maternal grandmother had serious problems with clots. It seems like a copper IUD is probably the best choice, but I don't know anyone who has used this. Can you guys offer some input?
Thanks in advance!
Marcy

Emma 07/23/02 - 38 weeks - HELLP/Eclampsia


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Re : Questions about IUD's

Postby kim » Wed Feb 11, 2004 09:16 pm

Sara,

I had pretty bad cramps for the first few days after insertion and my first period after having it in was horrendous, but my cycles are back to normal again. Sorry you are still having issues with it.

However, yesterday I had my first yearly exam with the IUD in, and I had HORRIBLE cramping all night last night (the ob said to expect it). Just another reason to hate my annual humiliation exam.

Take care,

Kim Schwintz
Texas Chapter President

Ainsley Kathryn 11/26/02-36 Weeks Preeclampsia
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Re : Questions about IUD's

Postby sarab » Wed Feb 11, 2004 05:10 pm

I guess I must have missed this thread before, but here's my two cents...[:D]

I got the Paragaurd (copper T) inserted back in October. I do not do well with hormones (depression and mood issues), so opted against the mirena. Immediatly following, I had the WORST cramps, that lasted for several days. I was told afterwards that it was probably so painful because I had not ever had a vaginal delivery, anyone else heard this? Anyway, for the first few months I had FREQUENT stabbing pains, which have been gradually subsiding, but, I am I sad to say, that I am STILL having bleeding. It is down to spotting, but (TMI here, sorry) I haven't had one day with out bleeing since Maggie was born eight months ago! [:0] I was told to expect some bleeing for possibly up to six months following insertion, so I haven't worried about it too much until just these past few weeks. I am now starting to think more and more that it has something to do with my PCOS, and I'm going to wind up on hormones of some sort to regulate me anyway. [:(]

I had heard great things about IUDs from several friends, and so it kind of came as a shock to have so much pain after I got it. But things have calmed down now (except the bleeding, which may be something else entirely), so if it keeps from getting pregant for awhile, it was worth it.

Sara, 23
Acting President, Utah Chapter

DH, Scott, 25
Maggie Lylas, 6/9/03, 29 weeks, severe pre-e
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Re : Questions about IUD's

Postby sjs40 » Wed Feb 11, 2004 10:12 am

Elizabeth....I forgot to mention that I get twinges of pain quite regularly. I am so excited not to suffer the heavy bleeding I tend to forget the pains, but they are there, and they are annoying!

Sue (40)
Chris (37)
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born at 27wks severe PE
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Re : Questions about IUD's

Postby 5thtymachrm » Wed Feb 11, 2004 08:07 am

I thought I'd put in my experience too since I am also on the mirena. It has been in for 5 weeks now and I haven't stopped bleeding, some days are light some are heavy and I have constant twinges of pain through my whole pelvis. I really hope this thing settles down soon. The paperwork says possible bleeding for the first 3-6 months, if this keeps up my dh and I are never going to be intimate again[:(]

Elizabeth
11/20/03 Indigo E. (born with no PE @ 37 weeks, 5lbs 13oz) (Pg Issues:33 weeks of bedrest!, PIH(atenolol),hyperemesis, hypothyroidism, cancer remission, asthma, 8cm blood clot @3wks)
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1/97 m/c @3wks
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Re : Questions about IUD's

Postby sjs40 » Wed Feb 11, 2004 01:02 am

I said I would update re my experience with Mirena iud - I have now had it for 3 months and to my delight I have only had spotting every month. Well, I think it is spotting! Having had such heavy bleeding before this is so much easier, but maybe it is just 'normal' bleeding.... Anyway, so far so good.


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Chris (37)
DD Eleanor Susan (Ellie)
born at 27wks severe PE
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