So, attempted an mirena insertion today, and...no dice. After a good bit of poking & prodding, the NP declared my cervix simply too tight to get the IUD in:( I'd gone to Planned Parenthood b/c it seemed SO much more expedient than the 2 month long process at my regular GYN because of university bureaucracy...
After nearly two hours in the most depressing/disturbing waiting room ever (a 15 yer old with her 2 year old child, another woman talking about her baby daddy choking her, and on and on), no dice!
The NP suggested that I could try again with misoprostol.
Has anyone else experience this and then had a successful insertion? I'd really, really like an IUD...
Wow. I wouldn't give up hope, maybe try searching for another doctor. Don't feel bad though, I couldn't get the cervical cap because, after tons of poking and prodding, sometimes even painful, by a gentle midwife, I found out my cervix is angled weirdly and the cap isn't possible. I have yet to seek another opinion but since then I have found and studied "natural family planning". Taking Charge of Your Fertility is a GREAT and informative read.
It's in!! I went to my regular gyn - I said I'm not leaving without it and he said he'd never not gotten one in!
And...success! I spotted for a few days, and now nothing. I'm so happy, and optimistic that this will help with my 7-day long super heavy period.