Re: Having a hard time with mirena
I went to this message board to find out if others have had the pain with the IUD that I am having. It has been 3 weeks since I had mine inserted, I was not informed that it would be horribly painful, and I have had pain ever since. No bleeding at all for me, but the pain that knocks you to the floor like others have described. I went back to my doctor after 3 weeks because of the severe pain, and pain during and after sex (which the Mirena IUD pamphlet says there should not be pain) and had an ultrasound done. The results say it is in the proper place, but I have extremely sharp pain in my abdomin, and other areas - even sharp pains shooting through my arm to my fingertips. It is very scary and I wonder when it is going to go away. My doctor offered to remove it, but after the investment that I made in it, I don't want to do that IF this pain is going to go away. We also cannot locate the strings, this concerns me too.
Before I had the IUD put in, I thought it would be something I could do on my lunch hour and go back to work. Thank goodness I didn't, because I barely could drive myself home I was in so much pain. I screamed when it was "released" it hurt so badly and I thought I was going to be sick with the pain. That day and the next was full of pain that crippled you - I couldn't move and couldn't sleep. I have noticed now that I have a lot of pain after lifting things, bending, and doing anything physical. I also have had very painful bowel movements that resulted in these shooting pains for appx 6 hours afterward - making me afraid to eat anything also.
Can anyone tell me if this pain goes away? And when? If I knew it would go away I could better live with it, but it is sickening pain and sharp shooting pain that makes you sick. Sex is totally out of the question, as I hurt for days afterward and have to take prescription pain medication to cope.