hi, this is my first post here.
right, my story is as follows. i have recently been diagnosed with Epilepsy and my Neurologist is putting me on Topamax to control the seizures. he won't prescribe it to me until i have my IUD inserted as the drug has a high risk of causing birth defects. as my family is complete, i have a daughter aged 11 and two sons aged 9 and 2, this is the best option as the topamax interferes with hormonal contraceptives and my husband won't use condoms.
last month i had two failed attempts at inserting the IUD, the first one on day two of my period and the second on day 5. i now have an appointment with the family planning clinic to have it inserted on the 9th of November, which should be day 3 or 4 of my next cycle. the doctor also prescribed me Cytotec tablet to insert vaginally the night before the insertion to soften the cervix and hopefully make it possible to insert it this time around.
i had all three of my kids by c-section, which is most likely the reason why my cervix is so tight and the cytotec is supposed to "loosen" it up.
can you please tell me if you ever used Cytotec to aid the insertion of an IUD and did it help/work? also, if you had a failed attempt when your doctor tried to insert the first time (without using Cytotec beforehand) and then the second time (using Cytotec) it worked?
i will be grateful for any replies. the first two attempts were so painful and i am dreading the thought of having to go through the pain again without the desired result of the IUD finally being in place.