[font="Comic Sans MS"][/font] Hello Ladies! First Happy HAlloween! Hope all had a wonderful evening how ever it was spent. And I must admit I am so happy I can't sleep tonight, because I just happend to type Para Guard IUD and sex, in my google toolbar and stumbled upon Bust, along with this IUD thread! I read many many pages, and I think got more thoughts than any basic website, so Thank You Ladies, and because of the awesome adivce and experiences, not to mention how non agressive people are here I HAD to join!You ladies sound so real, down to earth not to mention NICE!
Okay so now down to the nitty gritty, I am gonna post my 3 yes ladies, 3 IUD experiences! Don't worry not all of it is bad ....I am 23, and have two beautiful, wonderful boys, 5 and 2. And thats it for me, well at least for now, because who knows what I could want in the future, but I want to focus my time on them! Not to mention the 3 miscarriages I have experienced in the last 2 years after the birth of my 2nd son. SO it has been quite crazy, and the funny part was I WAS on B.C, ALL kinds, you name it I've pretty much tried it, well almost . Tried the pill, well actually 4 different types of the pill HAH, the hormones no matter how LOW my Dr. promised was not good for me, AT ALL. Lets see, theres also the ring (uncomfortable during sex, and not during sex, hormones got to me), then we have the patch (I actually got cysts from it, alot of pain where ever the patch was, and oh yea the hormones),depo, blah blah blah oh yeah did I mention how depressed, tired, bloated, crakny, sore, fat, and zits I get from HORMONES. Okay, (sorry ladies just venting). Also my periods just drastically never ever are what we catorgerize as "normal" actually even worse never even close to normal so each month, when it was time to take my placebos, or remove my ring/patch, I had no idea what to due seeing that "week " I was supposed to be on my periods i was'nt or vice versa.
So inbewteen all these experiences, I got my FIRST IUD , when I was roughly around 18, had my first son then, so my OB put it in, I got the mirena, because she PROMISED the LOW hormones would HELP. Well my 1st time ever getting that thing put in SUCKED, holy crud, but fortunatly it was quick, the intial Sharp stabbing was really quick, so just a lil crampy afterwards. Well alot of crammping afterwards. And I did'nt take ANYTHING for the cramps before hand so im sure that did'nt help me any. Well eventually, about 1 month afer having it in, I had it removed, I split up from my fiance', and it was for sure, so I had it removed, but also did'nt have really anything negative to say about it. But did'nt have it in long enough to really know what it was like.
I got my 2nd IUD, right after my 2nd son was born, about 2 years ago, I DID take some IBprofun about an 1hr before hand so it could kick in, and I must say it did'nt completely change how it felt being put in, but it definately did help. But about 2 weeks in, I was dizzy, nauseas, sharp pains right in the center of my abdomen, like dead center, SHARP. For 2 weeks straight after having the IUD in, I went to the ER, because my OB, was just telling me to ignore how I was feeling it is probably just coincdental.
Well, I did'nt ignore it, I went to the ER, hardly able to stand feeling so dizzy, they did an ultra sound, and it was fine, but I had it removed anywho. And yea a few days later, even gradually a day later I slowly but surely felt great, no more nausea, dizziness, or sharp pains.
So I just had a misscarriage, (my 3rd one) about 6 weeks ago, and being so tired both physically and emotionally I need a worry free BC, something that my body would finally not reject, and I could live somewhat worry free. SO my husband had me go to my local OB, and she recommended the Para Guard IUD, so I considerd it, read about it, in the mean time have not done the deed in over 6 weeks, and honestly wanting it, but NOT wanting to take ANY risks AT all, even using condoms, and so on. Even though my last pregnancy/ misscarriage was due to me charting my cycle and puling out.
So this past Wednesday< I went to my local PP (planned parenthood), instead of my OB, due to scheduling conflicts and I wanted to get in the sooner the better.Took, an IBprofun, and some pain medicine (percocets) an hours before. Was nervous wondering who would be puttin it in, because I wanted someone, who was just understanding yet knowledgable about what she is doing, AND my feelings. I sat there in this room nervous (not sure why, seeing this would be my 3rd IUD), my BP, was actually HIGH 151/94, which is NOT normal for me so yes to say the least I was nervous. And the Nurse practioner, came in, so I was like ohh geez, she explained it to me, and as I lay there in stir ups, she just talked to me, and talked which kept my mind at ease, just asked questions about my boys , life etc, which definatly kept me distracted and she was done, the ONLY reall kind of tension I felt was her applying some betadine, with some medicine to help stop some of the bleeding. So not sure if the pain med, and ibprofun helped alot together, or seeing I have had 2 births, 3 misscarriages, and being my 3rd IUD helped out. So I drove myself home, laid back for an hour, yes I was definatly crampy. But nothing where I could'nt function I have had WORSE cramping/pain before. I have been spotting and even having some mild discharge (no odor, and its clear so Im assuming its normal), and today friday well actually its sat now, so friday morning was cramp but only needed Ibprofun, once today instead of 2x's like yesterday. Can't feel my strings but have'nt really tried, the Dr' left them slightly longer, so it would curl up around the back of the cervix, and she also let me feel the string (on a model) of the para guard and mirena IUD and explained how the para guard is actually softer, and designed to even get softer over time.
She did say I could have sex anytime I am comfortable, hopefully soon but who knows. My insurance covered all 3 IUD's, SO that was a help, but PP also said If I didn't get approved from the insurance they have a sliding scale like others have mention. Only thing that suprised me today, (but actually nothing I have'nt felt before) was that stabbing pain again in my abodmen, very quick but very sharp, but since i've experienced this before Im thinking its my cervix . Who knows, but I will def, mention to OB on my follow up. So for the next 10yrs I will have worry free, guilt free, pain free, sick free, uninhibited SEX, (can you tell im excited), She said its good for 12 years, but they like to remove and replace around the 10th year just for that extra comfort of knowing your protected.
But one concern I was worried about was actually the Copper being in my body, because I know how too much copper can make you sick. But I looked it up alot, and talked about it to the dr. And she actually told me that we eat copper in some foods, so its actually ok, in small amount in our daily diet, and seeing the para guard is even a smaller amount then the daily does im good. So hopefully my experiences help, even just for any little question. Despite all my failed attempts, and painful ventures IM EXCITED! Im hoping that once this first week is done, I will start gaining a better sense of hope that this is finally the thing for me, and also a better sense of hope I WILL one day have a sex life with my husband again.
And the first two times I had my IUD inserted I had my period, while I got it, the Dr, said it would make the insertion easier, and yet the 3rd time I didnt get it put in while on my period, and it was the least painful time but I also had taking some pain med, but still not even in compairison! So maybe everyone's experience is different heck my OWN 3 were WAY different from each one. SO just read alot about the facts, consider the pros and cons, and read about other ladies experiences but only you , yourself can make that decision, but hopefully we all can help each other with the support.
Well, I will definately update as time goes by, and let everyone know how im doing, but I PROMISE ladies it will DEFINATLY NOT be as long, MY Sincerest APOLIGIES, im just venting, and also trying to just put my story out there seeing it feels, really good just talking about it (being bottled up for so long sometimes hurts).
I hope all you wonderful ladies who have had good experiences continue to have those good times with worry free BC, and those women who have had horrible/hard times I hope you find soomething anything that helps you have worry free BC, because I KNOW what you are going through. ...OK LADIES AGAIN HAppy HAlloween, and Stay BEAUTIFUL!!!