I have never been pregnant and I decided to get Mirena as a form of contraception. I had too many experiences where my pharmacy didn't have nuvaring when I needed it and therefore, had to use backup on multiple occasions. I was tired of messing with my cycle and decided to do something long term. My husband and I aren't looking to have any kids within the next 3-5 years, so, I found Mirena to be the appropriate choice.
I have to say that the insertion was one of the worst pains I have ever felt in my entire life. Approximately 10 minutes of torture. I tried to suck it up and keep calm during the procedure because typically, I have a higher tolerance for pain. I was told to keep lying down for 5 minutes and to get up and get dressed when I was ready. After 5 minutes had passed, I sat up to feel the WORST stabbing pain I have ever felt in my pelvic area. Enough to bring me to tears. I sat there for another couple of minutes to gain my bearings. I stood up slowly and made it the 5 feet to the bathroom. All of a sudden, my legs went cold/numb followed by my arms and around my mouth. I began to feel extremely diaphoretic and shaky and called for the nurse. Next thing I know, I had thrown up everywhere and passed out. Just so you know, I had followed the directions to eat 1 hour before the procedure to avoid episodes like this.
My BP dropped to 75/45 (115/65 being my baseline) and they wanted to admit me for IV fluids and pain meds. I declined and opted to continue to lay down and have a dose of Vicodin with juice and crackers. I was so nauseated but I choked it down in hopes of feeling better. End result... my procedure began at 1 pm and I didn't get to leave the hospital until 5 pm with a ride from my mother. The Vicodin has taken a majority of the edge off at this point but I still have terrible uterine contractions every 3-5 minutes that stop me dead in my tracks.
I was told that a majority of my complications are attributed to being nulliparous and petite. I am hoping that in the next week or so I change my opinion but for now I am completely regretting my decision to have Mirena inserted. Ugh.