I had mine replaced (due to expiry, not problems!) a few months ago and had a nice chat with the doctor about how scary and big the box is compared to the device itself.
It isn't comfortable, but it doesn't hurt hurt. Brufen or paracetamol about an hour beforehand, and don't plan on doing too much afterwards (I tried to go back to work after I had my first one and didn't fare so well).
The actual putting in isn't bad, but I had slight cramping afterwards. I know people who've had in done in their lunch hour and gone back to work, but I'm a wimp and like to go home and lie on the sofa.
I think the thought of someone rummaging around up your fanjo is worse that the actual discomfort.
I've had 2 sections (no vaginal delivery) and have a pretty low pain threshold. I've had two in (not at same time) - it is a pinch when it goes in but only for a second, a few period pains in the hours afterwards and that's it. Honestly, take neurofen beforehand and you'll be fine.
Thanks everyone! When in labour with my first child, I got a few internals to see how dilated I was which were absolutely horrific-( I was sliding up the bed onto the pillows screaming!) and I'm terrified incase it's like that...
However had a smear a few months ago which was fine so fingers crossed ill be ok!
I had one put in yesterday morning. It hurt a bit but only a little but I hadn't bothered to take any pain killers. I went back to work afterwards and it just felt like I was having a period for a few hours. Since about 5pm yesterday, I've had no symptoms. I wouldn't know anything had happened.
I had the Mirena fitted on Monday, no problem at all after putting it off for a year as I was terrifed! I've had 2 children who are now 8 & 4, I took some iburprofen before and it was fine, bled a little afterwards and had period type pain but all ok so far.
One thing though, my partner and I, erm, did the deed last night (was told by the Doctor it was ok and that I was good to go) and he said he felt as if the end of his willy was being poked by a pin?? I've since heard that this could be the strings and that do soften after a while? has anyone else experienced this??