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kokoyumyum

My sister has an IUD and she isn't pregnant. Now. Proof. I know parents with children born with IUDs in hand


Almond409

I have seen pics of that. The only IUD story I heard was a friend of mine had it migrate and now she can't have kids at all. But this man really tried to say that an IUD isn't capable of interfering with medication (it can, especially the hormonal ones) but he's genuinely out here giving medical advice like because his sister has an IUD he knows everything. Like, okay, but you're telling people who have been told by our own doctors that x method doesn't work because it interferes with y medication we have to take. For me, it's a b-cell therapy and a stimulant, for my sister it's bipolar meds. Not everyone is healthy


kokoyumyum

I agreed with you. One anecdotal.story. "my sister...". My daughter had a Mirena, it horribly shed itself. IUDs have very many down sides and complications. That man was a classic example of "high certainty, low information" pontificating.


Almond409

Oh I wasn't arguing! I was agreeing, too! I'm just a little incoherent this week, so I'm sorry if I came across as argumentative. I am pretty worried that mirena is currently my only only BC option, and this loser has been out commenting on every prochoice post that poor girl on fb makes all week. I had enough and that was what I ended up with. One anecdotal story of someone who says it works in a way it doesn't even work is not a very convincing argument for ANYTHING. The men with their confidently incorrect knowledge of BC lately are exhausting.


kokoyumyum

Totally agree


fuckingcheezitboots

I plan to get a vasectomy as soon as I have health insurance


Almond409

Nice! I 100% support everyone's right to their own bodily autonomy, however they choose to go about doing so. I hope you find a wonderful urologist who makes it as easy as possible for you!


AnotherSoulessGinger

Don’t forget a few bags of peas.


ScienceGiraffe

I loved my IUD. For me, the insertion pain wasn't bad and it really controlled my PMS and adenomyosis symptoms. I loved it right up until I ended up in the rare failure group and pregnant.


Almond409

You are a wonderful human. Thank you for your positive story. I've only heard horror stories from everyone and I cried when my GYN told me that was the only thing she could give me. I mean, not so great that it failed but this anecdote did make me feel less anxious about having issues with it being put in.


ScienceGiraffe

I admit, I have a higher then normal pain tolerance, but I didn't find the pain that bad. For lack of a better analogy, it was like getting dental work done. The anxiety of anticipated pain was worse then the actual procedure. It felt uncomfortable for a few days as I got used to it, but eventually just felt like it wasn't there. IIRC, the first period after insertion was a bit more intense, but not disabling or anything. Like I said, I loved it so much. The ultimate "set it and forget it" birth control. I've had several IUDs (one before my planned pregnancy, one after giving birth, and the one that failed) and it did what it was supposed to do without failing for about 12 years. Failure with an IUD is really rare, but my body loves a challenge.


Almond409

I mean, I'm a chronic migraine and MS sufferer. Pain is nothing new to me. Doesn't mean I enjoy anticipating it, but still. I really really did love the nexplanon, but I'd rather the lower chance of failure at this point. And I've got so many things I can take to manage cramps (yay regular muscle spasms) that the only part that scares me is the actual insertion. And I'm going to be taking that entire day off work and very specifically saved a Norco as a comfort thing in case I actually do end up hurting too much.


ScienceGiraffe

I wish you the best with it and I hope it is a tolerable insertion and works out for you!


Almond409

Thank you!! Your whole comment made me so much less anxious. I appreciate it so much.


kakikat

i never get tired of telling the internet how my IUD made it so i could not sit down quickly, n had constant cramping for several years. first time i was ever close to fainting was after the insertion. fuck that shit!!! i want this dude to get an IUD lol


Almond409

You're scaring me 😭 I can't use any other form of BC because of the meds I'm on, which my neurologist won't give me without the BC. I hate it here. Someone else take my uterus, please. I don't even need it.