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    BTW, I had fun educating Hulky on how the IUD works. I forget that high school sex ed was such a long time ago & I was a member of a sex ed group in college (all volunteers were trained on STI's and forms of birth control, and we provided condoms and lube for pocket change or free if you had nothing) so I have learned about all this much more recently. I think I'll ask him to read the little informational brochure so he is aware of what symptoms to look out for, in case I have any trouble with the IUD.

    I am having trouble not being tense today, but it's getting better as the cramps reduce. I don't expect my gut to play along for the next few days, at least.
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    Mine was inserted after my son was born, so it wasn't too painful. I am not looking forward to removal and reinsertion. SIGH!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pebbles67 View Post
    Mine was inserted after my son was born, so it wasn't too painful. I am not looking forward to removal and reinsertion. SIGH!
    I was just thinking about how I'll tackle this in the future... I have a few years before I need to worry about it! I figure we might think about having kids in a few years (maybe 2-3), but probably not sooner (just can't imagine being financially stable on one income to do it, or being able to afford daycare). I think removal is supposed to be less painful because you just pull it out & it folds up on itself. As long as my insurance covers it, I would definitely get it again after having a kid (ASAP) rather than use anything else, even if we have more than one kid.
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    Ok, you just totally talked me out of the IUD... painful insertion? No thanks... I do not do well with pain down there. My cervix is very easily annoyed. I cramp for hours after a simple pap smear! I think Brad getting the ol' snip snip is the better idea. But... the copper IUD is reversible... but then there's the fear that if it fails and I end up pregnant, the removal of the IUD can cause miscarriage... that's why I opted to not get the IUD before, when I instead chose the shot... *sigh* So many pros and cons... I wish you luck with yours. It would be nice to not worry about pregnancy again, but at the same time, condoms do such a nice job of containing the mess that I don't want to give them up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jenn26point2 View Post
    Ok, you just totally talked me out of the IUD... painful insertion? No thanks... I do not do well with pain down there. My cervix is very easily annoyed. I cramp for hours after a simple pap smear! I think Brad getting the ol' snip snip is the better idea. But... the copper IUD is reversible... but then there's the fear that if it fails and I end up pregnant, the removal of the IUD can cause miscarriage... that's why I opted to not get the IUD before, when I instead chose the shot... *sigh* So many pros and cons... I wish you luck with yours. It would be nice to not worry about pregnancy again, but at the same time, condoms do such a nice job of containing the mess that I don't want to give them up.
    I decided that it was worth the risk of miscarriage if I do get pregnant because one would likely miscarry without removing the IUD anyway. Pregnancies that do occur with the IUD tend to miscarry or are ectopic (which is obviously even more dangerous). I felt it was a minimal risk.

    Yeah, from what you said, IUD insertion would be very uncomfortable for you. Since I've never given birth, I can't really compare the cramping pain to anything, but it was pretty bad. I was still able to breathe through it, but it made me reconsider any ideas of future unmedicated births O.O haha. Totally agree w/ the contained mess of condoms. (wonder if any dudes are reading this haha)

    I think I would encourage Hulky to seek a vasectomy when we've decided to be done having kids, but I might just use an IUD again until menopause, assuming it works out okay now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pebbles67 View Post
    Mine was inserted after my son was born, so it wasn't too painful. I am not looking forward to removal and reinsertion. SIGH!
    why doesn't hubby get snipped instead? You're not planning more children are you?

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    He has never offered it as an option and I don't mind the IUD. I like to know that I am protected personally.

    I don't even know how he would react. Maybe I'll ask just for fun...

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    ^My concern is that something vasectomies are not completely effective! I know it's rare, but still. Plus it'd be more expensive than an IUD, since I don't think it's covered as birth control for men under most insurance.

    Food - I had warm goat milk & honey for breakfast this morning, with a tablespoon of collagen hydrosylate. It was fairly filling until lunch, but I was very hungry by noon. My cramps are keeping me from getting too hungry today. Either the milk or the honey irritated my gums and they feel inflamed today. The tooth feels sensitive. I will oil pull tonight before or after sooner to soothe it and monitor whether honey in tea irritates that area, or if plain warm milk does.

    Allergies - No sneezing today now that I'm back on the allegra knock-off. I will use the neti pot tonight w/ some tea tree oil, as I did not have time this morning (moved my shower to the AM since I was too uncomfortable/wiped last night). My throat is still hurting on and off.

    My description of the IUD insertion:
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    Hey, just catching up on everyone's journal. Glad you survived the IUD insertion. I got mine at Planned Parenthood too, and they stuck the sound in me three times. The sound is the thing they use to measure your uterus, and it's the thing that caused the contractions for me.

    Are you still taking ibuprofen? I read above that you're not taking it around mealtimes. Eh, you really should take that stuff with food. Prolonged consumption of ibuprofen (or any NSAID) on an empty stomach will really damage your stomach lining.

    I had a friend in college who had to go to the ER because he routinely took ibuprofen with nothing but coffee. It basically gave him uclers, which presented as horrible stomach pains.

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    It all sounds so complicated, so many choices, so much information to learn, so much to consider. Let's see, our choices were rhythm, diaphragm, condom, or Cuba. We used diaphragm, it's gel, and condom. This worked for 3 months. We had planned, and hoped, to wait for 5 years before having children. The pill came along after our first child. My gyno tried it on me but a few months later stopped it because the tiny hairs (silia?) inside somewhere had disappeared. So he thought it dangerous for me. He was of the philosophy that a drug should be in common use for 10 years before he considered it known or safe.

    After our second child was born, hubby had a vasectomy. Why him instead of me, because for him it was a cheap, easy office visit. For me it would be the hospital for 3 days, with possible complications. And either was permanent. Things may be different now. But we're sure glad he had it done. I seemed to get pregnant when he dropped his pants.

    I hope the cramping goes away soon, Wonder. Loved your pictures. And I do hope your gut gets better. Let me know how it goes.
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