Thursday, April 22, 2010


Yes, I know this is going to be way more than anyone wants to know...but I'm putting out there anyway.

The Fella and I (mainly I) agreed that I would get an IUD.  It would save me $$$ on BC and it's a 1-time thing.  I've been thinking about this for a year now because I forget to take the pill and would forget to insert the Nuvaring on occasion.  For someone NOT trying to harvest babies (as my young med student buddy put it this evening), you'd think I'd be a hell of a lot more proactive about taking my BC.

So today was D-day for insertion.  I thought I was all prepared.  Took my 800mg of Motrin as directed. Yeah, Mortin isn't strong enough! This shit hurts - there's no ifs, ands or buts about it.  It's one painful procedure.

The only good thing about it is that I didn't have to pay a co-pay since this was my well-woman exam.  The other good thing is that I LOVE LOVE LOVE my new OB-GYN. And the last good thing about this is she prescribed wine!

So if you're considering an IUD as a means of BC, just know that it hurts worse than the most painful menstrual cramps.  Something I wish someone would have told me before having this done.


Struggler said...

Oh, I'm sorry and I hope you're feeling better. I had no idea this was such a painful procedure!
Continued pills for me, I guess :)

LaShaune said...

Thanks - I do feel much better. It just takes getting used to. Apparently these aren't the IUDs of our mother's generation. I know that everyone woman's reaction is different so I had to put mine out there.