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wheresthelight Thu 18-Dec-14 23:48:26


is leg buckling pain in your lower back normal after a coil fitting?

123rd Thu 18-Dec-14 23:50:20

Oh no ! Poor you. I have had the coil recommended to me by my Gp last week. For various reasons. I'm really not sure...actually thy scare mehmm have you just had it fitted?

VenusRising Thu 18-Dec-14 23:51:15

No, you need to make an appointment with your GP, or if it gets bad, go to AnE as something's wrong.

Hope you are feeling better soon.

alseb Thu 18-Dec-14 23:54:59

I had shocking pain in stomach and lower back for weeks afterwards. Had to have it taken out after 6 weeks I could not cope any longer. See your GP tomorrow.

wheresthelight Thu 18-Dec-14 23:55:15

thanks Venus. can't anything tonight as dd is asleep and hasn't been sleeping well but will go tomorrow if am still suffering

123 it was fitted on Tuesday. fitting itself was absolutely fine, I was terrified but it was easier than a smear although I had anaesthetic "squirted"in rather than injected. the only issue other than period type cramping was when my legs buckled under me yesterday and my back has been agony since. am dosed on diazepam and ibuprofen at the moment.

the leaflet says back pain is common but not sure how bad it's supposed to be.

123rd Fri 19-Dec-14 00:06:42

Can I ask-but please feel free not to answer - why you had it fitted? My gp has suggested it as a last resort due to pigging awful periods. I have tried various pills-all make me feel nauseous. I take mefenamic and transameic acid each period but doesn't really do the job. I bleed V heavily and the pain is beyond awful( I had two labours with out any pain relief what so ever. But my periods have me on my knees in pain)
But the coil really a worries me

Fanfeckintastic Fri 19-Dec-14 00:22:30

I've had the coil for almost six weeks and haven't had any trouble (aside from feeling as though I had sneezed it out of place briefly blush)

I actually really rate it, my sex drive has improved, no breakouts, no insane appetite or crazy mood swings like I experienced on other contraceptives.

Definitely get it checked out I've read that's not uncommon which is worrying!

PurpleWithRed Fri 19-Dec-14 00:23:05

I've had a series of Mirenas for the past 20 and a half years and they have worked brilliantly for me. I haven't had a period at all since the first few weeks of spotting, and my latest Mirena is part of my HRT plan. I certainly never experienced the kind of pain you are talking about, and would go back to the GP if I had.

steppeupunderthemisletoe Fri 19-Dec-14 00:23:57

I have a mirena. No pain as I remember. Think this is not normal.

123 - I had very very very heavy periods. The mirena has been amazing. It is different to other coils so have a look at the differences on- line.

wheresthelight Fri 19-Dec-14 02:36:25

don't mind at all 123, combination of reasons really. I have pcos so when I do have a period it is bloody awful but primarily because I have a really violent reaction to the pill - think jekyll and Hyde levels of mania, horrific migraines etc. I was given the option of the depo or the coil as hormone based contraception so plumped for the coil as if I do have an evil reaction I can have it removed immediately and the hormone is gone opposed to the depo where you get 3 months worth at once.

I also have several friends who swear by it.

hoping it's just some implantation Pain and having moved in a funny way that is causing the back pain.

WhirlyTwirlySnowflakes Fri 19-Dec-14 10:51:53

I have had a mirena coil for a number of years without any problems. I think it is great and happily recommend it to friends.

That level if back pain doesn't sound normal, pop back to your doctor to get checked.

hercomersthenighttime Fri 19-Dec-14 11:07:58

I'm on my 3rd Mirena having had them for 10 years, aside from a few months break to have another baby. I had some horrible pain when I had an old one taken out and a new one put in during the same session - my cervix really rebelled and I was in cramping pain for the rest of the day, but nothing like what you describe days later. Definitely get it checked out.

From reading various threads and forums about it, I think Mirena either agrees with people brilliantly or it just doesn't, so don't hesitate to ditch it if it's not the right thing.

123rd Fri 19-Dec-14 11:55:41

Hey Op. How are you feeling today?

wheresthelight Fri 19-Dec-14 15:29:16

thanks ladies!

123 its still really achy but more of a period pain ache now so am guessing that it may have aggravated a nerve when she put it in so not gonna rush off to GP just yet. Ibuprofen seems to be curing it so will see how i am after the weekend. The patient info leaflet says back pain is a common side effect (1/10 women) but i did put my back out 2 weeks ago so it might just be that the position i was laid in on the bed has twinged something

GodRestYeMerrySlatterns Fri 19-Dec-14 17:47:08

I had mine inserted a week ago under general anaesthetic. So far no pain, but absolutely wiped out by the general.

wheresthelight Fri 19-Dec-14 17:53:28

Ohhh I don't envy you the general! I am not good with them.

the insertion was fabulous and I cannot fault the gp, she talked me through absolutely everything and was very understanding of my issues (raped when younger and prone to flashbacks) just this back pain that is annoying me

123rd Fri 19-Dec-14 19:28:18

I'm glad it seems to have settled down. Keep taking pain relief for a while tho. Ibuprofen will probably help the anchor site-not sure it's called that but you know the bit where the coil has settled !!

Asleeponasunbeam Fri 19-Dec-14 19:30:32

I had terrible pain for the first 6 weeks. Had a US scan to check it and it was in the right place etc.

I made an appointment to have it removed - the day before, all pain went and I have never felt the slightest twinge since. It's been in 15 months now.

bakingtins Fri 19-Dec-14 19:36:14

I had one inserted on Tuesday and have been in pain since - as bad as the worst period pain I've had, with pain in my buttocks and down the back of my legs like I had in labour. Really pissed off with it now, I expected insertion to hurt (and it did but only v short-term) but not to feel incapacitated for days. I have been alternating ibuprofen and paracetamol every 4 hours.
So far it's been 100% effective as a contraceptive, if DH tries to touch me I'll rip his arm off and beat him with the soggy end.

123rd Sat 20-Dec-14 19:17:44

Still sounds scary and horrible to me wink

bakingtins Sat 20-Dec-14 20:20:51

Me or the mirena? wink
I've felt a bit better today, hopefully it is just bedding in and will STFU for the next 5 yrs now....
They seem to be properly marmite, you love it or hate it. Remains to be seen which camp I'm in.

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