Kinda weird IUD question

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  1. sequoia

    sequoia Earning My Ears

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    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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  3. Christine

    Christine <font color=red>Would love to be able to sit on th

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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. :teeth:

    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.
     
  4. Eeyore'sthebest

    Eeyore'sthebest DIS Veteran<br><font color=darkorchid>Not So Tagle

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    TMI men!!! You might want to avoid! :rotfl2:

    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. :grouphug:
     
  5. Hedy

    Hedy <font color=blue>I'm <s>22</s> 27 and I still kind

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    I'd ask my gyno. Given the number of women they see, im sure they've experienced it before.
     
  6. jodifla

    jodifla WDW lover since 1972

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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.
     
  7. Eeyore'sthebest

    Eeyore'sthebest DIS Veteran<br><font color=darkorchid>Not So Tagle

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    Hmm, maybe my doctor weeded out the other paperwork or maybe they've changed it. :confused3 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).
     
  8. MrsPete

    MrsPete DIS Veteran

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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.

    Details I remember:
    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.
     
  9. Melissa M

    Melissa M DIS Veteran

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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!
     
  10. my3kids

    my3kids <font color=blue>Helpful Cruise Board regular!<br>

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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. :Pinkbounc Go, have fun, and don't give the iud a second thought.
     
  11. phillybeth

    phillybeth <br><font color=blue>My left side is shorter than

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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!
     
  12. sequoia

    sequoia Earning My Ears

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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!! :)
     
  13. mickeyfan2

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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?
     
  14. my3kids

    my3kids <font color=blue>Helpful Cruise Board regular!<br>

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    I rarely LOL at anything I read, but that one....that was funny! :teeth:

    We need a tag fairy, and quick!
     
  15. megan4777

    megan4777 <font color=red>Apparently I had some sort monster

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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... :confused3 ;)

    anyway, don't worry about rides or anything. I have never given a thought to them and haven't had a problem..
     
  16. tiggersmom2

    tiggersmom2 <font color=navy>Can think for herself<br><font co

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    Holy crap! I was considering having this after the birth of my baby....but you guys have talked me out of it! :eek: My cervix doesn't like pain.... :bitelip:
     
  17. Belle2667

    Belle2667 Ah, Disney, where the magic never stops!

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    WHAT??!! You got pregnant on the Nuvaring?! How soon after you started using it?? I've been on it a year and so far so good, but I would definitely freak if I got pregnant now!
     
  18. Hercules10

    Hercules10 Al Bundy WannaBe

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    Yeah, no poopie. :crazy2:
     
  19. druidia

    druidia I solemnly swear that I am up to no good.

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    No worries on the rides! It's not going anywhere; you can check for the wires to see if it is still there if you are worried.

    FWIW, my Gyn also said that I wasn't the perfect candidate since I'm also child-free, but I did it anyway. It was torture putting it in. She told me that was the closest I would ever get to the pain of childbirth. :eek: OMG, I cannot even imagine how women did that in the days before epidurals. :worship:

    Anywho, I turned out to be a bad candidate. I had constant cramping and pain radiating down my legs. After 2 weeks, that sucker was OUT. I would have pulled it out myself if I wasn't so chicken of reliving that labor-like pain. Removal in her office was much less traumatic.

    My Gyn said that recent studies have shown that taking 2400 mg per day for 2 weeks (I think) of ibuprofen helps with the cramps and breakthrough bleeding. Yes, I said 2400. I was eating it like candy, and if it wore off in the middle of the night, it woke me up in pain to take another. :scared:

    I switched to the ring and I just use it back to back every 4 weeks, so no period, and fewer hormones than the pill.

    Mirena just didn't work for me.
     
  20. CathrynRose

    CathrynRose <font color=brown>R.I.P. Possibly Un-PC Tag, R.I.P

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    Woo hoo! A mirena thread!!! :thumbsup2

    I have questions-a-plenty!!!

    1 - Anyone notice weight gain with Mirena? (I saw this as a side effect)
    2 - Anyone notice a decreased "drive"? ( I saw this too!)
    3 - Anyone with mid-high-blood-pressure (controlled, but still) use this?

    Ive read amazing, wonderful things about this - and Im DR bound Thursday!!

    Thanks all!!!
     
  21. CathrynRose

    CathrynRose <font color=brown>R.I.P. Possibly Un-PC Tag, R.I.P

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    Oh heck yeah!

    Add me to the "Pregnant from the NuvaRing" crowd. :wave: I miscarried at like 11 weeks, but it was an UNplanned pregnancy.

    AND - I also got pregnant with my 15 y/o - while on the pill!!! :rotfl:

    ETA - I had been using it a little over a year when I got pregnant.
     

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