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Does anyone have one of the these fitted?
I'm due to have one fitted in a few weeks and wanted to know how it affected everyone.
I can't have the hormones as they trigger migranes now (after tears of the pill/patch)
How much can I expect my periods to change?
Will I get more/worse PMT? etc
My periods were v heavy the first few months after having my first coil fitted after ds1, but they were regular, and settled down after a while. They were heavier than normal, but because they were so regular, I was prepared, iyswim, and tbh honest, I'd had so much trouble with the pill previously, heavy periods were a small price to pay.
Have just had another fitted after having ds2, but haven't had any periods as I'm bf.
PMT virtually disappeared (cue v happy dh)
It is uncomfortable having it fitted (bit like a smear) and felt like I had a period type cramp for the rest of the day, so take paracetemol before you go.
it really vaires - som epeople it is a nightmare other it is great.
For me it is great - my periods are fine and regular and PMT the same. I hate the hormone aspect of contraception so this was an obiovus choice for me and it is a good choice for my lifestyle and my body.
If you do a search you will see the HUGE variation of reactions - ther was a thread yestrday about someone having theirs taken out because of the problmes it had caused. It think it is a case of suck it and see.
I'm all for giving it a go. I just wanted to be prepared!
My doc told me to take ibuprofen before and then co-codamol afterwards if the pain was bad! I love my doc.
My periods are currently very light. One day of 'normal' bleeding and 3 days of spotting. I can usually get away with a large pantyliner on those days.
I guess I can always have it taken out if it doesn't work out.
I've had a coil fitted (copper, non hormone...) after the birth of our ds (who was conceived whilst I was using the persona machine as contraceptive...!). It's been great so far, no problems having it fitted (had it done a couple of months after ds was born, everything still pretty stretched etc, didn't feel a thing), periods slightly heavier and last for slightly longer. Slightly crampier too. Haven't noticed any change in PMT, don't think I ever really suffered from it before tbh. Would so far recommend it, expecially over the hormone coil; a few friends of mine who had that fitted said it really affected their moods, made them feel down etc. Agree with runnyhabbit, take paracetamol before it's fitted.