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22/05/2013 at 19:13
So af came thank f*ck! My h said 'gutted! Il get you next time!' Bugger that he is! Anyway rather than rely on drunk reply attempting to put a condom on I'm going to get a coil. So I want the non hormone based one because any sort of hormone makes me a) pile on a huge amount of weight, loose my libido and I go psycho
so when can I get the coil fitted? Is it at any point in your cycle?? Is it sore going in? Am I going to need hefty painkillers before? Once its in is that it, am I coveredI I am actually a nurse but have no idea re contraception...in my new role this is not good so I best get studying
22/05/2013 at 20:11
I have only had the mirena but I'm sure it works on the same principle with regards to fitting, they wanted me to have it fitted during af or just after because its is easier to fit. With regards to pain, it wasn't painful. Feels like a smear test, had a bit of achy cramps like feeling after
22/05/2013 at 20:13
I'm having the coil fitted this summer- I keep putting it off because I'm a wuss! So will be watching this thread ...
22/05/2013 at 20:14
Thanks pb, have af now so will phone tomorrow and see what they say x
22/05/2013 at 21:07
I had the non hormonal coil fitted just over a year ago, it wasnt very pleasant having it fitted but it didn't put me off, I did bleed a little having it fitted. Felt a little achy afterwards but not bad at all. It did take a good 6-7 months for my periods to settle although they were regular they were very heavy but now they are fine. I would recommend it once its in its in and great I don't have to worry about remembering to take anything
22/05/2013 at 21:52
Thanks yoyo, iv heard about the heavy bleeding once it goes in which isn't great but I honestly think its better for me than anything hormonal x
22/05/2013 at 22:00
I've had a few of them fitted, although all Mirena since the main reason is my heavy periods and it helps reduce them - the first couple were not a good experience but that was before I'd had C, the two since have been fine, just slightly worse than a smear test. I've heard it said that it's best to have fitted during AF, but mine were always irregular it wasn't possible to organise it for then, so you can have it fitted any time, just a little trickier and maybe slightly more painful.
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