Calling planparenthood and asking for and emergency check up i wat dis think out of me.. Note i dnt have kids so maybe dat why it hurt so much but if u can do it at home good luck
I got mine in about 9 months ago after my son was born. I didn't do any research and now I am wishing I had! I gained so much weight! And the day after my son was born I was in size 1 jeans and weighing 120 pounds. Now nine months later I have gained over 20 pounds and I just couldn't figure out why! I am always bloated and constantly having phantom kicks. Finally I broke down and took a pregnancy test and it came back negative. So I went online and did the research I should have done a long time ago. After all I read I wanted my IUD out NOW but my Dr. was booked for the whole month. I came across this page and wanted to try taking it out myself right away. Took a couple tries because it is slippery in there but after a while I finally pulled it out. Didn't feel a thing. A little crampy but that is to be expected. I made sure to take some pain meds before I tried to ease the cramps. Now hopefully I can get my old body back!
Thanks for all the advise everyone!
I chose the paraguard before my husband & I got married, thought I had done ALL my research because I knew we didn't want to use anything with hormones--I've seen how all my friends, cousin, s-i-l have had all kind of issues on the pill, etc. Got it inserted about two months before the wedding. I've had it in almost 2 years now and honestly, thought I could live with the side effects I was experiencing--more cramping pre-period, more days on my period. Not too bad, or so I thought. My husband could never feel it during sex & I checked my strings periodically as they tell you too. I should also add, I have never had kids and I think that made it hurt more when I had it put in. I'm not wimpy by any means, but I had some serious cramping for about 48 hours after insertion and got so nauseated I ran to the bathroom thinking I would throw up--and I NEVER throw up! Sheer force of will kept me from it that time, but let me tell you, it was NOT pleasant.
Flash forward to last week--I finally went to a naturopath to see if she could help me discover why I have not been able to lose weight after over a year on a drastic new diet and exercise program. My docs never had any helpful advice. One even said to me, "Just keep doing what you're doing only better." Um, SERIOUSLY?!? I seriously gained 40lbs since my wedding and I was getting so frustrated as to why it would not come off. Well, I paid out of pocket to see her (since most insurance does not cover naturopathy) and after she learned I had an iud, she was able to put 2 and 2 together. I also have type 1 diabetes, which is an autoimmune condition--she said since my body has strong autoimmune reactions, then I am reacting to this iud in ways other women may not. We're all individuals, right ladies?? But i said that NO ONE had ever mentioned that to me when I discussed the type of bc we would use (gyn or endocrinologist). Its not that hard to understand! That tells me that my docs perhaps do not completely understand how the ENTIRE body works together. Now my thyroid is completely screwed up too & I'm waiting for lab results to see what my naturopath will recommend as the best way to heal my body & get back to my normal weight. Don't get me wrong, I know I'll never be a size 2 but a 12 would be nice!
I wanted to share this because I didn't read any other posts from women with an autoimmune disease. If someone had told me before I got my iud that my body would have such a strong reaction to it bc od my diabetes, I would have saved my $400 and read Taking Charge of Your Fertility so that we could do it naturally. It CAN work!
My husband is a little leery but I'm going to convince him to let me try taking out my iud on my own later tonight or tomorrow. Hope this helps any other ladies out there! If anyone has any questions, please feel free to contact me--keeping in mind, I am NOT A DOCTOR AND YOU SHOULD ALWAYS DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH BEFORE ATTEMPTING ANYTHING OR TALKING TO YOUR OWN DOCTOR. jessica dot mtthws at gmail.
So i posted a reply in January... just wanted to update and say that i DID remove my IUD myself and i am now two months pregnant! I just had my first pap since my self-removal of the IUD and everything came back normal. I did tell my OB that i had removed my IUD myself, and his only comment was that they were seeing this more and more. One last thought: I DID have insurance when they put the IUD in, but didn't have insurance when i removed it.... i now have insurance again, but honestly i would still do a self-removal again whether i had insurance or not. Its simple, and painless. And just to reiterate, if you experience any pain at all i would stop the removal and schedule an appointment. Good Luck Ladies!
I'm hoping things work out and I can get my life back. Cause if its not Mirena, then I'm sol!
There was no blood until today, but I have had horrible leg pain since. Don't know if its related or if I worked out my legs a tad too much earlier that same night. Good luck to those who remove on their own! Wish I would have tried to remove it before spending $60 for a planned parenthood visit that refused to remove it! I went there to know how much removal would cost! Doc touches my vagina, refuses to remove it unless I pick another BC method, then Im told visit was $60 bucks. What a waste! Plus I'm still paying for the Mirena insertion years later! I still have $150 to pay off on the insertion--Im on monthly payments. Yea, my insurance covered bout $400 of it and gyno still wanted $600+ from me. They completely screwed me. I swear the medical field is the only field that can give you one price to your face, if you beg, and bill you another! Don't pay-go to collections! Ugh
Wish I could do a lot more stuff at home lol
Unassisted birthing, atheist, WOHM to 4 wonderful, smart homeschooling kids 17, 11, 6, 3
OK so I've been trying for the past wk to get this thing out to no avail...At first i thought i was doing something wrong, then i thought sheesh maybe its imbedded....so i gave up..... But today was the day that i said ok lets try one more time...i agree completely it is VERY SLIPPERY. i caught it a few times but couldn't get it out, it'll slide right from between my fingers. Then i thought traction thats when i brought out the rubber glove (it was clean) i got it from work. put the glove on grabbed the strings tugged for a few seconds next thing i know im holding it in my had.... So many feelings, i was happy shocked, thought what did u just do, all types of things, but im good now. I didnt feel a thing when it came out. i did have slight very very slight cramping right after but they went right away after about 5 mins.
Hey, Thank you all for your contributions to this thread, I have been feeling so unwell the past 7 months and blood test after blood test no one could offer me any explanation other than stress, I tried not to associate my symptoms with the coil, but I think that is what has been the problem. After finding this thread I popped it out myself, it took a few seconds and didnt hurt. I am so glad I have done it and now cant wait to get back to feeling like me again, I feel a bit better already but not sure if that is relief knowing its out or a genuine improvement. Time will tell! But just wanted to say thank you. I dont know why doctors are reluctant to remove it! In the UK we dont pay, contraceptives are free but after being talked out of it 3 times, I didnt want to have the conversation and discussion again - Its MY BODYY!!! and it feels good to be back in the drivers seat! - All the best ladies.
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