I'm getting my mirena tomorrow morning, and while I got a sitter for the actual appointment, it just occurred to me that I might be uncomfortable all day. No clue why it didn't occur to me earlier. How miserable will it be? The kids and I have afternoon commitments!
GOLD / wonderful coconut / 33402 posts
I had no pain after. At least I don't remember, at most I took some Advil.
pear / 1599 posts
I just had some cramping, nothing too bad.
nectarine / 2987 posts
@Smurfette: @pinkb: Fantastic! I can totally handle normal crampy sort of pain with a toddler and an infant and a full schedule. Just not debilitating discomfort. Thanks!
grapefruit / 4355 posts
I had a very minor cramping but no pain!
persimmon / 1385 posts
I had some minor cramping. I went to work afterwards and did fine. I don't remember if I took an ibuprofen or not.
pineapple / 12566 posts
No pain at all! The bleeding, however, was another story.
cherry / 118 posts
Super mild cramping. Less than that of a normal period.
eggplant / 11824 posts
With both I've had ( pre and post kids), the pain after was the same: less than a normal period. The insertion pain was totally different.
persimmon / 1367 posts
I had 2-3 days of cramps, worse than a period but not unbearable. I was able to work and take care of the baby, but it was definitely uncomfortable.
grapefruit / 4049 posts
Had Mirena twice, and no pain at all after both appointments!
nectarine / 2797 posts
Minor period like cramping, nothing ibuprofen couldn't handle!
GOLD / wonderful pea / 17697 posts
Really minor cramping...the midwife recommended I take ibuprofen or something before the appointment.
nectarine / 2987 posts
pear / 1547 posts
Pre-baby IUD - like pretty bad period cramps. Took Advil and a nap and then was fine. Postpartum IUD - easy peasy. I think I took Advil and don't remember any discomfort!
pear / 1657 posts
I thought I'd chime in since I had a very different experience from previous posters. I found the procedure to be really painful, I got woozy and lightheaded, and was in horrible pain for the rest of the night. I was in tears and could barely move. Taking care of LO was quite a struggle. FWIW I had a scheduled c-section and never have given birth vaginally, not sure if that might contribute to the pain I experienced.