I tried to have the mirena inserted a month ago. It did NOT go well and ultimately wasn’t successful. They gave me the usual speech about ibuprofen and said it’s not too painful, you’ll just feel “some pressure and light cramping”. I’m trying to assume there are women that this is actually true for although none of the friends I’ve spoken to who have IUDs have said that was their experience. The pain was unlike anything I’ve felt before. I almost shit myself, came close to puking, and passed out multiple times from the pain. They finally pulled it back out and gave me a shot of Toridal and even after that it took half an hour for the cramping to ease enough for me to be able to walk out. Now please don’t think I’m just exaggerating or I haven’t experienced much pain in my life and that’s why it was so bad. I’ve been through a lot in my 36 years of life including 3 concussions before I was 4, my nose being bitten almost entirely off by a dog, kidney stones in a third world country at 17, a pulmonary embolism at 27 from my birth control , and a subsequent rhinoplasty to fix issues from the nose-bite. And yet the attempted IUD insertion was the most painful thing I’ve ever experienced to date. I have another appointment to try to get it put in and this time I’ve been very clear that I’ll need any and all pain meds they’re willing to give me. I’m curious if anyone else has had a similarity awful experience trying to have an IUD inserted and if so, what did you end up doing that helped? Does anything help? I’m fortunate enough to live in one of the only states where abortions are still legal at all stages of pregnancy, but still with everything that’s happened lately I’m finally ready to get back on BC for the first time in almost a decade. That said, I’m very anxious after my first experience trying to get this done was so horrible. Any tips or advice are appreciated. My appointment is about 2 weeks from now. Thanks in advance!