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I had a copper coil inserted a week ago. the doctor told me I might have cramping for a while afterwards (think she said a few days) but it would gradually wear off. I've had cramping pretty much ever since. Mostly it's low level stuff (enough to be nasty but not stop me doing anything) but also I get on and off a really bad cramping that I have been in tears over as it is that bad. I feel like I'm permenantly on nurofen at the minute. I went to my GP last friday and she checked the strings and said all was fine physically with where it is so all I can think is my body is still attempting to expel this foreign object which is what is giving me these cramps. Has anyone else who has had a coil experience this after insertion? Did it improve and how long did it take?
I had mild cramping for a week or two, certainly not bad enough for tears or nurofen though. Can I ask if you have DC? Not sure if it makes a difference to how you react to a coil or not.......I have 2.
Hi, Reastie, I recognise you from the Flylady thread. I have a Mirena coil. Had some cramping for a few days afterwards, but certainly nothing that made me need Nurofen or made me want to cry. It sounds horrible for you. I think you should go back to your GP if it doesn't settle down soon.
No, I had pain like this. I also had a caesarean - 9 years ago. My coil never settled down, and after 13 months, I admitted defeat, and got the stupid thing removed. To be honest it wasn't the pain and cramping that bothered me in the end, it was the 2 week long periods every 4 weeks... and the blood pouring out of me, down my legs. This happened in work, in restaurants, in my car, in a relatives house. How completely embarrassing! I was wearing maternity pads too (hospital ones!!). I'd say the bad cramps at the beginning probably lasted a few weeks, but I can't honestly be sure now. I did however get a period 6 days after it was put in, so I know that the cramps lasted at least 2 weeks as this was how long my period lasted for.
I'm all out of contraceptive methods too.... I have the implant now, and its such a good contraceptive that since having it, I have not wanted sex. Desire...gawwwwwn :| Maybe that is how it is so effective .
I want it out, but then there is no other method... fucksake!!
I used the coil without problems after ds2. 5 years, fine. Removed it to ttc and after having DD by csec I had the coil put back in. It's been really uncomfortable since then and I'm v aware of it all the time. When the Dr inserted it she said the sharp pain I felt was due to the csec scarring so I do think that's made a difference
toffee NO WAY am I having any hormones in me ever again - I tried a number of pills and none of them agreed with me and when I came off of the pill I for over 3 months of daily terrible headaches/dizzyspells and 9 months to feel vaguely back to normal. I also had a horrid pg with bad nausea throughout as hormones didn't sit well with me. Nope, no way even a tiny amount of unecessary hormone is getting in me again! But otherwise I would have gone for mirena without question
v interesting allgood had never heard of csec making a difference to this but thinking about it it kind of makes sense - we have had it cut open to have a baby out . might have to google research this some more