Mumsnet has not checked the qualifications of anyone posting here. If you have any medical concerns we suggest you consult your GP.

ooh you get an anaesthetic in your "insides" when you get a coil now

(37 Posts)
HanneHolm Mon 28-Jan-13 10:19:12

i dunno - cervix womb, whatever it is. up THERE

bloody lightweights

in the OLD days you grinned and bore it. * rocks on rocking chair *

HanneHolm Thu 31-Jan-13 16:06:05

i had mine at 9.30 was at hairdressers at 12

no issue at all

Colliewollydoodle Thu 31-Jan-13 11:34:44

Yes I was the same, although it took a while before they would let me go as I felt faint and my blood pressure was all over the place. The first time I went I thought it would be a bit like a smear test. ( Hence the hairdressing appointment! ) It wasn't, brought back memories of labour pains, which I suppose is what it is as the body try's to expel a foreign body.

ConfuzzledMummy Thu 31-Jan-13 10:19:03

Collie personally I couldn't function properly for about 4 hours after I had mine. I had really bad cramps. But you might be different.

Colliewollydoodle Wed 30-Jan-13 10:08:22

PS making a hair dressers appointment for immediately afterwards as a bit of a treat! Not a good idea!

Colliewollydoodle Wed 30-Jan-13 10:06:12

Oh wish I'd known all this when I had my first (now on my third). After the birth of DS2 my periods were so heavy and so frequent. My sister in law worked at a well known family planning organisation, she enquired on my behalf. They recommended the Mirena. Went to my doctors and suggested it, and he nearly bit my head off! Basically said my only option was a hysterectomy, I put up with these periods for another three years! The first four years of my sons life is a bit of a blurr. I went to the local family planning in desperation, was seen by a lovely elderly doctor who was volunteering, she was very blue stocking, she said you sound like a prime candidate for a Mirena!! I burst into tears. I don't care about the discomfit of having it fitted and removed, it gave me my life back!!

lougle Tue 29-Jan-13 23:19:25

The anaesthetic is Instillagel It's lignocaine.

It's used to stop spasm in the cervix. My cervix was in such spasm that the Doctor gave me TNT spray as well!

messagetoyourudy that sounds like a vasovagal reaction. Scary for you.

MikeLitoris Tue 29-Jan-13 23:14:18

I'm going to the docs in the morning.

Cramps are ridiculous tonigjt. I take strong painkillers and muscle relaxants for something else and the cramps are still keeping me awake sad

Belly is even more fat than normal too.

Sorry for hijack OP.

TheDarkSideOfTheSpoon Tue 29-Jan-13 23:07:36

Mike - I had quite strong cramps for about a month, in the end the dr prescribed me something to calm them down.

HanneHolm Tue 29-Jan-13 22:25:51

I'm on no ? 3 maybe. Had one changed top early once. No periods for a decade.

HanneHolm Tue 29-Jan-13 22:25:14

Mike. About2 hours. Id go back

MikeLitoris Tue 29-Jan-13 21:42:14

that should say hasn't made me spotty or rage filled.

CuttedUpPear Tue 29-Jan-13 21:28:48

MikeLitoris

I had mine put in under general anaesthetic too!

<wimp>

Karoleann Tue 29-Jan-13 21:24:47

It didn't really bother me either having it put in or taken out (I have coil number 2 now). No anaesthetic either. Still hoping dh will have snip next year as periods are quite heavy still.

messagetoyourudy Tue 29-Jan-13 20:43:32

I am very interested in the anaesthetic element - does anyone have some proper information?

I am in the process of having my mirena coil removed.

I say process, because I have been to the Dr's twice and she can't find the strings, so I have been for an ultrasound to make sure it is still there, and then I have been back to the Dr's again last week and she STILL can't get it out!

However, last week after having her rumage around and not retrive it, I was very ill. I passed out twice in the Dr's surgery and it took a good 2 hours or so to stop having pins and needles in my hands and feet, and generally feeling like I was going to throw up. I had terrible cramps for about 24 hours and am still bleeding now.

I have a referral to see the Gyne at hospital now, and I'm very worried about having it removed under anything less than a general anaesthetic!!!

MikeLitoris Tue 29-Jan-13 20:23:55

Jeez. Dont think I can take this for months. This is the first contraception that has made either spotty or a rage filled loon.

Knew it was to good to be true.

nightshade Tue 29-Jan-13 20:20:56

Took ten months for bleeding to finally Seattle but all good now. Cramping on and off for several months.

ConfuzzledMummy Tue 29-Jan-13 20:15:36

I had mine fitted 2 weeks ago and she told me as she was doing it, she squirted cold water on mine confused

CoteDAzur Tue 29-Jan-13 20:09:11

About 8 months, I think. Then I had it taken out.

Lifeisontheup Tue 29-Jan-13 20:00:41

I didn't have much pain afterwards but I bled quite heavily for 6 months at which point I had it removed. I now have the implant and very light/non-existent periods.

MikeLitoris Tue 29-Jan-13 19:56:50

cote how long did that go on for?

CoteDAzur Tue 29-Jan-13 19:55:32

I didn't have cramps. The unbearable part for me was the endless and abundant smelly mucus, usually tinged with perpetual drops of period blood.

MikeLitoris Tue 29-Jan-13 19:23:41

How painful did you all find the mirena after having it in?

Ive had mine 3 weeks now and am still very crampy. Didnt expect it to hurt so much tbh.

TheDarkSideOfTheSpoon Tue 29-Jan-13 18:51:38

I had a mirena fitted in December, didn't get offered any anaesthetic but it didn't hurt any more than a smear usually does, that being not really at all, just a bit uncomfortable.

<well 'ard>

Its bled for six solid weeks though sad Aparantly that's normal confused

nightshade Tue 29-Jan-13 18:47:01

Disn;t even feel mine. Was getting à smear at same time and had to be rôle it was over. Bits as hard as nails!

crochetcircle Tue 29-Jan-13 18:34:32

I thought it was lidocaine? Just had copper coil fitted before Christmas. It was still painful!!!

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now