Jump to content

IUD being removed this morning - need help :(


  • Please log in to reply
19 replies to this topic

#1 notsonewone

Posted 27 December 2012 - 07:20 AM

After my DS was born I had a copper IUD inserted.  Can't do mirena as I don't tolerate hormones well and also have PND that won't go well with it.

So I had no adverse symptoms until my period returned when he's was 6 months old.  It is TERRIBLE!!  So so heavy, cramps like early labour, anxiety and dizziness and general nausea.  I would feel like this for a week.

So I've now had it in for 10 months and I've decided to have it OUT today.  Each period is as I said above, except this last one that went for 20 whole days sad.gif

But - once the period passes, it's all not so bad.  But I have this overwhelming feeling that I need it gone, I feel so strange having something in me.  Des that make sense? Also, I'm returning to work next month and I can't imagine being on public transport with a period so heavy, or sitting in a meeting, or even going from desk to desk without a head spin.

So I guess I'm asking for your experience and or advice.....

PS I did increase my daily zinc which helped a little, but it made me feel so so sick. sad.gif. THANK YOU.

#2 podg

Posted 27 December 2012 - 07:30 AM

Oh gosh, good luck.
I'm waiting for my first copper IUD period after DS was born 6.5 months ago. I have had 4 babies in 5 years, the last two 17 months apart so it should be soon, and the last period I had (between DD2 and 3) was very heavy.

DH is going for a vasectomy so there is a time limit. If my period is too awful I might have to get a Mirena iud instead, but I'm not keen for any negative effects on my libido.

#3 Corella

Posted 27 December 2012 - 07:42 AM

The Mirena was suggested to me as I have migraines with aura so cannot have the pill etc but the Mirena is not systemic so doesn't have those risks. And with PND I've not heard of it being contra-indicated for a Mirena either and in fact have heard others being told it was a good idea because the depression made them taking a pill unreliable. So perhaps a second opinion? The copper one is pretty awful for heavy periods - getting it out is easy though.

#4 TPS

Posted 27 December 2012 - 07:49 AM

Oh that sounds awful OP sad.gif Hope you find another option that suits you better.

I've had a mirena IUD for 3.5 years now and it's brilliant. No period, every now and then I get a little bit of bleeding for a day or so, but barely enough to need to use a panty liner. And podg - absolutely no problems with libido original.gif My libido is actually better with Mirena than it was with the Implanon implant original.gif

#5 podg

Posted 27 December 2012 - 08:01 AM

That's god to hear. I changed pill once and my libido vanished. I was single and no prospect of sex at the time and still missed it!

OP I hope you find a better solution.

#6 ~Bob~

Posted 27 December 2012 - 08:06 AM

I had a similar experience. I would also have mid cycle bleeds that were like a whole period at once. It was awful. I also remember that overwhelming 'get this out' feeling.

I took it out and everything was great the moment I did. I have been using the mini pill since.

#7 hunter4

Posted 27 December 2012 - 08:36 AM

I don't know if this will be at all helpful, but I wanted to let you know my experiences.

I had the copper IUD put in about 3 years ago.  At first the cramps and bleeding during my period were awful. for someone who never had any period problems I was really not happy.   The heavy periods and lengthy spotting (1 week of spotting - followed by an entire period in one day - followed by another week of spotting) were really not fun, I also noticed worse PMS - which I had never had before.  Unfortunately I couldn't come up with any other options except condoms and I really didn't want to rely on those so I stuck with it.  Now at the three year mark I'm finally noticing my body settling down.  My periods are almost normal again - less PMS, less cramping so I'm finally happy that I stuck it out. Still not sure if the last three years were worth it or not..



#8 frizzle

Posted 27 December 2012 - 08:41 AM

Gosh I would get it out in a heart beat. Where are you located. I can pm you my gynaecologist details. He does a lot of work with period issues, endometriosis, fibroids etc and is excellent. I am in Melbourne.

#9 frizzle

Posted 27 December 2012 - 08:41 AM

Gosh I would get it out in a heart beat. Where are you located. I can pm you my gynaecologist details. He does a lot of work with period issues, endometriosis, fibroids etc and is excellent. I am in Melbourne.

#10 notsonewone

Posted 27 December 2012 - 08:51 AM

Thanks frizzle, I'm in Sydney so thanks anyway.

Hunter4 I can't do three years! The dizziness gets so bad I need to sit down!

#11 lamarque

Posted 27 December 2012 - 10:23 AM

OP you poor thing.  I hope getting it out helps your situation.

I had the Mirena in for 4.5 years and it was the worst thing I have ever done.

I suffered headaches, migraines (now on Imigran), depression, acne (seeing Dermatologist), breast tenderness (can't lie on my stomach to sleep), breast cysts, ovarian cysts, no libido at all and I bled for about 8mths after insertion.

I had it removed in June and the brain fog has finally cleared and I don't feel the need to stare at a wall for hours on end.   sad.gif

I wouldn't recommend it at all.  


#12 notsonewone

Posted 27 December 2012 - 10:40 AM

Oh lamarque that is truly awful sad.gif

I'm so sorry. And that sounds like me on the pill!

Sitting at the docs now, waiting to go in. Still feeling unsure. But I think I'll just go IUD free and cope with what comes.

#13 notsonewone

Posted 27 December 2012 - 12:59 PM

The GP couldn't find the strings!! Aarrrghhh.

#14 Floral Arrangement

Posted 27 December 2012 - 04:45 PM

decided to remove post.

Edited by FloralArrangement, 27 December 2012 - 04:47 PM.


#15 lamarque

Posted 27 December 2012 - 04:50 PM

Thank you notsonewone - it wasn't a good time for me at all.

My strings disappeared too (forgot to mention that one) but my GYN had no trouble finding and removing it.  Have you been referred to a GYN now?  

FloralArrangement - that's what my gp told me when I was referred to GYN for Mirena.  Unfortunately for some women it isn't tolerated at all - even Bayer's website acknowledges the very many side effects.

#16 Floral Arrangement

Posted 27 December 2012 - 05:06 PM

It's a real pity that it doesn't work for everyone, for me the mirena has been literally life changing. Obviously such a thing needs to be developed even further. I have to admit when copper iud's were the thing before the mirena that gave me the heebee's.

I cannot feel the strings of mine as I have an anti verted uterus(tilted a weird way I think that means) but the gp had no problem feeling the strings.

#17 feralisles

Posted 27 December 2012 - 05:08 PM

Hi OP,

Don't be too quick to dismiss the mirena option.  Yes some people have trouble, but the majority don't.  I used this method for 10 years and it was brilliant - no periods, no side effects except a bit of random spotting and cramping in the first few months.  

I had had trouble with depression, acne and migraines in the past. None of these recurred on the mirena, and neither did I gain any weight.  The iron deficiency caused by pregnancy resolved quickly thanks to not having periods.  As an active person, the freedom has been bliss.

Just thought I'd throw another point of view in there!  Good luck with your decision, whatever it may be.



#18 mumto3princesses

Posted 27 December 2012 - 06:06 PM

I had the mirena. I'm glad I tried it but ugh. Lot's of problems!! I have very heavy periods and it did help a lot in that respect but it wasn't worth trading that for other problems.

Even my Gyno admitted that the symptoms I had could be the mirena although they are mean't to be very rare. I have heard of too many people having similar symptoms for it to be as rare as they say though.

#19 FreeRangeMum

Posted 27 December 2012 - 06:14 PM

I have a Mirena, and I'm also sensitive to hormones and have pnd (well now it's just anxiety disorder not pnd but I digress).

The Mirena has been great! I didn't react to it at all as the hormones stay localized in your uterus, and it was actually recommended by my psychiatrist who specializes in pnd as a great option for most women, he said its unlikely to exacerbate depression like the oral contraceptive pill!

#20 Nora.

Posted 27 December 2012 - 06:19 PM

QUOTE
breast tenderness (can't lie on my stomach to sleep), breast cysts,


I already have cysts but wow, the tenderness is constant now. I had mine put in about 5 weeks ago. I expected other stuff but not sore boobs. Youch.




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Get your FREE Baby & Toddler ticket!

Get your free tickets to the Sydney The Essential Baby & Toddler Show for September 25-27! Register online for your free ticket now!

A solo birth, a wasp swarm and a forest fire: mum and baby's amazing story of survival

Desperate, out of petrol and low on food, a new mother lit a fire in the hope of attracting attention.

Boy found on swing died of hypothermia and dehydration, autopsy finds

The story was chilling and heartbreaking: a three-year-old boy was found dead in a Southern Maryland park, his mother pushing him on the swing.

Child's play and laughter help battle fatigue

Feeling fatigued? Uh-huh, thought as much. Join the queue.

Dad shares entertaining 'how to hold a baby' clip

For many new dads, their own child is the first baby they have ever held. So one dad has posted an instructive YouTube video titled "How to Hold a Baby".

The Australian baby with 100,000 Facebook fans

She may be only eight months old, but Egypt has already amassed more than 100,000 fans and received a letter from royalty - Hollywood royalty that is.

Public welcome outside church for Princess Charlotte's christening

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have invited well-wishers to see Princess Charlotte outside church in Sandringham on day of her baptism.

Tongue tie: what you need to know

Tongue and lip tie can lead to many problems for babies - and their parents. Here are the signs of tongue tie and how it's treated.

My daughter is small but that doesn't matter

My daughter may be small, but it's my job as her parent to refocus back where it belongs - on who she is as a person

Wet wipes linked to rise in allergic reactions

The government has issued a health warning after a rise in allergic skin reactions has been linked to a preservative found in some wet wipes.

Gay couple in their 80s first to wed in Dallas after Supreme Court ruling

Love may have won, but it came with quite the wait.

William Tyrrell's family marks birthday with cake and renewed appeal

The family of missing boy William Tyrrell will mark his fourth birthday on Friday making a cake to share with friends and family as NSW police renewed their public appeal for information on his disappearance.

What all parents should know about safe babywearing

A picture of Ryan Reynolds always gets the girls talking, and a recently shared photo has done exactly that - but this time, it's for all the wrong reasons.

Baby's head shape reveals potentially fatal condition

Thinking her baby just had an unusually shaped head, a mother was shocked to discover it was instead linked to a dangerous condition.

'Help - my toddler hits me!'

My toddler has started hitting when he gets frustrated, is feeling ignored, or just thinks it might be fun.

Why IVF success rates may not be what you think

Transparency, accountability and responsibilityare essential measures to protect IVF vulnerable patients.

On the 10th anniversary of my son's death

This day marks a significant day. Today marks 10 years since I lost my son Kai.

Mother-in-law 'from hell' inspires survival guide

The happily ever after Nicola Milan had imagined wasn't to be – and she blames her mother-in-law.

Name your baby Quinoa, win a $10K gift card

Choosing a name for your little bundle of joy is always a major decision. It can be something traditional, trendy, creative … or inspired by the menu of your favourite chain restaurant.

Owning a pair of nail scissors does not make me a hairdresser

It's been a whole year since sleeping in until 10am. A whole year since having a peaceful shower.

The 83 children who were tragically let down in the last decade

Over a 10-year period, 83 children died from domestic violence abuse in NSW, with three quarters of the victims aged five years or under, the NSW Ombudsman has revealed.

Expert Q&A: Gross motor skill development in toddlers and preschoolers

Dr Katie Heathershaw answers questions about jumping, toe walking, riding a bike and being pigeon toed.

WIN A $500 VISA DEBIT CARD

Are you a parent, or are you planning to be? Tell us what you think and you'll go in the draw to win a $500 gift card!

Is it reasonable to expect your partner to give up drinking in pregnancy?

From the moment that I fell pregnant with my son, I realised just how much my life had already started to change.

Stroke victim joins class action against makers of popular contraceptive pill

"I was terrified I would always be this way. The pill needs to come with a much higher warning."

Sexy time

Why you should get excited about scheduling sex

Unfortunately, the belief that sex should always be spontaneous is a myth. It just isn't.

When newborn photoshoots get messy

When it comes to newborn photoshoots, it is all about the timing.

Orphaned baby daughter Ayla wakes from coma

Former All Black Jerry Collins' critically injured orphaned daughter has awoken from her coma and is able to bottle-feed.

Dad takes miraculous catch while feeding baby

One American father has taken multitasking to a new level at a Cubs-Dodgers baseball game at Wrigley Field.

'Samuel is our firstborn, and he will never be forgotten'

Having lost their firstborn at one day old, the Carrolls were overjoyed to welcome their daughter Isobel into the world a year later.

Channel 10's Sarah Harris expecting first child

The Studio host Sarah Harris doesn't mind if her first baby is a boy or girl, but she does hope it is born with one thing in particular.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

27 funny ultrasound pictures

Ultrasounds give you a look at your growing baby ... and sometimes what appears to their womb-buddy, or your bub in an amusing position.

The top 6 misleading parenting terms

From 'morning sickness' to 'the terrible twos', there are many parenting terms that are misleading.

When 'good' nannies go bad

While most nannies take pride in their work, there can be some who have a hidden side.

Woman hospitalised for skinny jeans injury

Beware: skinny jeans might be bad for your health.

Gauze seeding: the bacteria-breeding birth trend

A number of women having caesarean deliveries are now taking steps to give their baby a better 'microbiome' start in life.

Jimmy Fallon writes new children's book for dads

Jimmy Fallon, host of NBC's The Tonight Show, recently wrote a children's book about every father's secret wish for their baby's first word to be "dada" - not "mama".

28 names for babies born in winter

Looking for some baby name inspiration for a bub born during the colder months? Here are 28 options from around the world to consider.

The horrible act that sparked a brawl at child's birthday party

The uncle of the seven-year-old girl at the centre of the brawl at child's birthday party in Sydney's west has described the events leading up to the alarming show of violence.

Babies 'benefit from iPads at a young age': study

More often than not, you'll read that screen time for children should be kept to a minimum - but some scientists are now challenging this way of thinking.

Do mums really just obsessively talk about their children?

Natalie Reilly describes three main types of conversations mothers have. And, surprise, they're not all about kids.

Why some dogs might attack babies or young kids

A baby's smell, the noises it makes and even its gaze can contribute to the potential for a dog attack.

Mum demands refund for 'beargina' christening cake

It was meant to be a tasteful cake to help celebrate a three-year-old's christening.

5 things no one warns you about after giving birth

How many times have you been warned about all the sleepless nights you have to 'look forward to' when you become a parent?

Police officer sang nursery rhyme as heartbreaking photo was taken

A police officer arrived at a devastating scene on Thursday: a car crash resulting in all passengers being thrown from the vehicle.

Don't worry, working mums: Just leave Dad in charge at home

Want to open the boardroom doors for women? Encourage - heck, praise - dads who stay home with their children.

Hilaria Baldwin shares post-baby selfie

Just two days after giving birth, actor Alec Balwin's wife posted a post-baby picture on social media.

'Help - my child won't ever do what I ask!'

Compliance is part of the parent-child relationship, but so is resistance. It's all natural.

Postnatal depression support gets $23 million boost in NSW

The Baird government will include $22.8 million in Tuesday's NSW budget to expand a program designed to help parents at risk of postnatal depression (PND).

'I'm just as tired, scared and stressed as you': stay-at-home dad's plea

I'm really lucky to have two great kids, but I found it really tough with so much being aimed at the mothers and not the fathers.

 

Win $500

WIN A $500 VISA DEBIT CARD

Are you are parent or planning to be? We want to know what you think - let us know and you'll be in the draw to win a $500 gift card.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.