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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 *

Eh?! How does that work then? Big needle up your foof? I'd sooner just stick with the two paracetamol half an hour beforehand that I've taken each of the three times I've had Mirena fitted.
It honestly isn't that bad!

HanneHolm Mon 28-Jan-13 10:23:04

no something squirty - think it was a liquid. I dunno. tbh it could have been arsenic grin

HanneHolm Mon 28-Jan-13 10:23:24

i know its not bad - am veteran. I am just saying.

CMOTDibbler Mon 28-Jan-13 10:30:46

Was it a spray? Lots of gynaes use a very local anaesthetic on just the cervix as its not that it reduces pain, but stops you feeling faint due to vaso vagal reaction

HanneHolm Mon 28-Jan-13 10:31:42

it looked like a syringey thing

Lifeisontheup Tue 29-Jan-13 13:16:45

My cervix was numbed with something, I still fainted. I've never experienced such pain and I've had 3 DC's including a back to back labour so am honestly not a wimp.
The mirena going in felt like someone was pushing needles into my pelvis. Strangely having it taken out didn't hurt at all.

Colliewollydoodle Tue 29-Jan-13 18:15:23

Oh is that what makes you feel faint, wish they had said, I felt really daft!

MikeLitoris Tue 29-Jan-13 18:18:55

You think thats bad? I had mine put in under general anaesthetic

<ultimate lightweight>

CoteDAzur Tue 29-Jan-13 18:20:51

It can't be a spray. There are no nerve endings in the ectocervix (the part of the cervix dr sees)

kiwigirl42 Tue 29-Jan-13 18:21:53

the first thing I thought when told I needed a hysterectomy was 'oh good, won't have to get the Mirena changed' and I didn't even find it hurt having it done last time. Its just the anticipation that it could really fucking hurt that kills me. Brilliant device though. Best thing ever for my awfully heavy periods. So wish I'd got one year and years earlier.

I am having my mirena taken out and replaced next Friday - and this thread has worried me quite a lot and reassured me a bit. I was planning to take paracetamol beforehand - hopefully that will help.

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

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

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!

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

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.

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 19:56:50

cote how long did that go on for?

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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!!!

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.

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


I had mine put in under general anaesthetic too!


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

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

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

Mike. About2 hours. Id go back

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!!

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!

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 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.

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

i had mine at 9.30 was at hairdressers at 12

no issue at all

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