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Old 11-07-2006, 12:57 PM   #1
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Question Kinda weird IUD question

well, i feel a bit weird asking a question about an IUD here to begin with, but a search has shown me that the subject has come up before, so here it goes...

i got the Mirena IUD yesterday (insertion was HELL btw, but that's prolly b/c I've never had kids...and yes, i realize some docs consider that a contraindication, but thankfully mine doesn't). here's the weird question, would the rides at IOF and Universal (and DIsney, for that matter) effect the placement? Some of the rides have crazy G forces, after all. Yep, I feel a bit ridiculous even asking, but a bit of reassurement would be even better!

I"m also wondering if I should postpone my trip. I wanted to go next month, but now I'm worried what my cramps are going to be like. Every body reacts a bit differently...I just wasn't expecting it to hurt so much going in! Doc said it was the longest it had ever taken her to do an insertion. Great. Yesterday I was popping pills left and right in an attempt to relief the pain. Today so far I'm pill-free, only slight cramping.....so i dont' know, but I do know I want to go to Florida!!!

anyway, if you have an IUD but still go on all the crazy rides, let me know!
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Old 11-07-2006, 01:00 PM   #2
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Well, I can't say for sure about the rides!! I don't know if they've ever done a study on women who have IUDs and what happens to them after rides.

As far as the cramping goes, that is totally normal. My cousin had 2 kids and had the Mirena IUD inserted and she also thought it was just awful. She had very bad cramps for about 24 hours.

After that, she says her periods are WONDERFUL. She hardly even has a period any more. At times she will get PMS symptoms like a vague headache and a dull backache--she figures that is her period.

I think you'll be fine next month.
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Old 11-07-2006, 01:04 PM   #3
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TMI men!!! You might want to avoid!

I'm surprised your doctor recommended a Mirena IUD. I reviewed all the paperwork and ALL the paperwork from the manufacturer stated that this was only for women that have finished having children.
That said, I had zero pain with mine. It was not worse than a regular exam. I would keep up with the doctor about this. It shouldn't still be hurting. I had no cramping (bled for about 3 months off and on - nothing after that though).
To answer your question, if the product is properly placed you shouldn't have a problem with the rides. I've been to Disney several times since I've had mine and have had no issues.
However, if you are uncertain do not hesitate to ask your doctor. Good luck with everything and I hope you are feeling better soon.
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Old 11-07-2006, 01:09 PM   #4
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I'd ask my gyno. Given the number of women they see, im sure they've experienced it before.
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Old 11-07-2006, 01:11 PM   #5
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TMI men!!! You might want to avoid!

I'm surprised your doctor recommended a Mirena IUD. I reviewed all the paperwork and ALL the paperwork from the manufacturer stated that this was only for women that have finished having children.
That said, I had zero pain with mine. It was not worse than a regular exam. I would keep up with the doctor about this. It shouldn't still be hurting. I had no cramping (bled for about 3 months off and on - nothing after that though).
To answer your question, if the product is properly placed you shouldn't have a problem with the rides. I've been to Disney several times since I've had mine and have had no issues.
However, if you are uncertain do not hesitate to ask your doctor. Good luck with everything and I hope you are feeling better soon.

Nowhere in my paperwork did it suggest the Mirena was only for women who were done having children. The preferential user would have had at least one child.

To the OP, I'd go on the trip. Been on all those rides many times with no problem.
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Old 11-07-2006, 01:15 PM   #6
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Nowhere in my paperwork did it suggest the Mirena was only for women who were done having children. The preferential user would have had at least one child.

To the OP, I'd go on the trip. Been on all those rides many times with no problem.
Hmm, maybe my doctor weeded out the other paperwork or maybe they've changed it. I changed GYNs and she said I was one of the earlier patients to get one. I actually don't have much more time left until it needs to be replaced (per GYN).
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Old 11-07-2006, 01:19 PM   #7
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I had an IUD briefly about two years ago. I don't remember what type it was, but it wasn't a good experience for me: I had my period all the time. Yep, ALL the time. It wasn't a heavy flow, but it was enough that I needed a pantyliner. I figured out how this thing prevents pregnancy: it prevents you from having sex. I only had the IUD 2-3 months; it just didn't work for me.

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My doctor did emphasize to me that the IUD is not for women who've never been pregnant or for women who think they ever want to be pregnant. I don't remember if it was in the paperwork or not, but he really emphasized it.

I don't remember it being 'specially painful when it was inserted (or when it was removed), but then I've had two children, and that could make a difference.

I don't remember any cramping or pain of any type on an everyday basis.
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Old 11-07-2006, 01:49 PM   #8
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I've had a Mirena IUD for three years. I remember when it was inserted, I lay curled up in bed for the rest of the day with the most awful cramps. I haven't had a cramp since. I haven't had a period since. I love it!
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Old 11-07-2006, 01:52 PM   #9
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It shouldn't be affected at all by the rides. If it is going to affect a little piece of plastic tucked inside a tiny organ, imagine what it would do with something big like a liver. Go, have fun, and don't give the iud a second thought.
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Old 11-07-2006, 01:59 PM   #10
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The IUD and your uterus will be traveling at the same speed as your body, so they are not effected by G forces. If implants were, everyone would lose their fillings, knee replacements, heart stents, permanent sutures, contact lenses, hip replacements, pacemakers, etc etc. You will be fine!
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Old 11-07-2006, 01:59 PM   #11
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wow, thanks for the quick responses! quess i should have warned the men that it might be TMI, but hey, it takes two to tango!

my paperwork does say "Who might use Mirena? You might choose Mirena if you have had at least one baby" but that's the extent of that. i have a pretty good feeling that if you've had kids, insertion is a heck of a lot easier...being how (okay TMI here) the cervix has already been there, done that. my cervix hasn't and definatley said 'ouch!' at the dilation.

also, i think the idea of already having a kid hints that you are in a stable, monogamous relationship. I think when you get an IUD, it's really important to be in such a relationship. if not, the likelihood of getting a PID is just so much greater.

i prolly got the go ahead b/c i'm 32, been with my SO for 13 years, and prefer not to have any kids.

anyway! thanks for the reassurances!!
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Old 11-07-2006, 02:19 PM   #12
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The IUD and your uterus will be traveling at the same speed as your body, so they are not effected by G forces
So if the IUD and the uterus leave grand central station at the same time with the IUD traveling east at 12 MPH and the uterus traveling west at 15 MPH how long before they are 100 miles apart?
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Old 11-07-2006, 05:42 PM   #13
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So if the IUD and the uterus leave grand central station at the same time with the IUD traveling east at 12 MPH and the uterus traveling west at 15 MPH how long before they are 100 miles apart?
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Old 11-07-2006, 05:47 PM   #14
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So if the IUD and the uterus leave grand central station at the same time with the IUD traveling east at 12 MPH and the uterus traveling west at 15 MPH how long before they are 100 miles apart?

17 hrs at that speed....

that was hysterical!!! thanks!

I had mirena put in a year ago and I have 2 kids. We're not sure if we're having more but I got pregnant while on the pill and with the nuvaring so the IUD was the last thing before the big snip.
It hurt like hell for me too. My cervix must not have suffered enough...

anyway, don't worry about rides or anything. I have never given a thought to them and haven't had a problem..
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Old 11-07-2006, 05:50 PM   #15
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17 hrs at that speed....

that was hysterical!!! thanks!

I had mirena put in a year ago and I have 2 kids. We're not sure if we're having more but I got pregnant while on the pill and with the nuvaring so the IUD was the last thing before the big snip.
It hurt like hell for me too. My cervix must not have suffered enough...

anyway, don't worry about rides or anything. I have never given a thought to them and haven't had a problem..
Holy crap! I was considering having this after the birth of my baby....but you guys have talked me out of it! My cervix doesn't like pain....
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