Getting mirena... terrified

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I'm having the coil fitted this Thursday. I'm due my period tomorrow.. will they still do it?

How bad is the pain once it's fitted? I'm already on agony with endometriosis pain and this is my option my gyne consultant has given me. Is it worth it? I suffer with migraines and I'm scared they will get worse. I know you can have them taken out but I don't have a review booked for 6 months after having it fitted.

Personal opinions what's it like having it done? I know there's risks and complications I'm just scared if I react to it like I react to most things... quiet scared of the pain that comes with it from what I'm told

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    I got my Mirena this past January. I was told that it's suppose to better to have it put in when you are having your period. My periods were to random for me to know when I would get mine so they have take a pill to soften my cervex the day before and the day of. I've never had children and was pretty scared about the whole thing myself! I will fully admit FOR ME it was painful having it put in. It was not fun! Sorry to say. I also had terrible cramps from the medication and after the procedure for the rest of the night and a bit into the next few days. They got lighter but it took awhile before everything felt better. So hopefully you won't have to work or do anything after the fitting! Be prepared to possibly be on the couch! I had a light period after that for awhile. Now it's becoming a lot lighter to the point of being non existent. I have had no other issues so far. It's been so much better than the Nexplanon implant I had before this...that thing was evil and made me crazy and fat! Ugh. Good luck.

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      I also had a 6 week check up to make sure the strings and everything was ok. Recommended by my Doc. She hasn't cut the strings at all. I'm sure they will suggest this also.

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      Thanks for the reply. My Gp who specloaded in gynaecology has told me it's going to be painful and just to take my dose of tramadol before hand. So nervous having it done but I don't have options it's this or surgery so I must try it out. Thanks for the info. I will definitely be having a lazy afternoon once it's done. How long are you in the hospital for? I have a morning appointment is it just inserted and then you go or do you stay for a little?

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      It was inserted and then you just go. She did say that I could stay laying down for a few mintues if I felt like it was to much to get up right away. I did lay there for a few minutes and then I was up and out of there.
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      Phewww don't think I can handle another hospital stay. I've called my doctor who specialises in gynaecology she's seeing me tomorrow to go through everything prepare me with what's going to happen and pros and cons im in two minds right now

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      That's good. I'm glad you're doing that. I hope it works out. It took me a long time to make up my mind. I read a lot of scary things online but I still went for it. So far so good.

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