I want to keep a little IUD journal here for medical and personal reasons so followers: be prepared. Everything will be under a cut, but just an FYI.
Before I get into what it was like, I’ll give a little background info to help clarify;
I’m 19 years old, never been pregnant, and have been in a monogamous relationship for the past three years. I have never had any issues with my reproductive organs minus an ovarian cyst I had four or five years ago. I’ve been taking Ocella for about four years and decided to switch because of 1) the 99% effectiveness IUDs have, 2) my busier lifestyle meant it was getting hard to keep track of when I took my pills, and 3) the possibility of zero periods for 5 years.
They ask you to schedule it within 7 days of your period starting and mine had begun that Monday (7/1/12). I took some medicine to help dilate my cervix the night before and took some Aleve an hour before the procedure. Went in this morning (7/5/12) to get it inserted and it went something like this;
10:40- name gets called. Blood pressure, weight, and urine sample are taken.
10:45- chilling under a paper sheet and the doctor comes in to talk to me about it. She says stuff that I’ve heard before, but it’s always nice to have a refresher.
10:47- speculum inserted, doc presses all over/inside my uterus to make sure it’s not angled weird or anything which could compromise the IUD.
10:48- doctor says I’ll feel a small pinch as she injects a local anesthetic. It was way more painful than a pinch.
10:49- actual insertion (which was done in two parts). Doctor says it’ll feel like I’m cramping which I guess means “this will feel like the worst menstrual cramps you will ever have in your entire life”. At this point, Jonathan’s hand probably looks like it’s been crushed like a beer can.
10:50- insertion done. Cold sweat, jelly legs, uterus feels like it’s been beaten by a professional boxer, nauseous, dizzy. The really sweet nurse brings me some apple juice and says I can get up whenever I’m ready.
10:55- ever attempt to even sit up is accompanied by light-headedness. Also feel like I have to poop really bad (don’t know if this is related or not).
11:15- finally force myself up, the walk to the car ain’t that far and I wanna take a nap.
11:40- arrive home, pass out on the couch
1:30- wake up, pain has mostly subsided, jelly legs nonexistant. Bleeding a little more than I was before going in, but eh.
8:50- mild menstrual cramps, otherwise okay
First day was shitty, but that’s to be expected. Only up from here (I hope).