Got my Merina Put in today.....Now come the cramps :(

United States
November 13, 2007 12:10pm CST
I went and got my Merina put in today. Its a device that they put up in your cervics to prevent prgnancy for 5 years. I cant afford another baby right now. If I want to have one I just have the Merina taken out. It wasnt that bad of a procedure but now im cramping!! I havent had cramping for 4 years {on the depo you dont have a period}. It hurts like Hell! Man I dont miss that one bit. It should go away in a few days. Untill then im going to be taking ALOT of advil! Have any of you ever had one of these? Or something similar?
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@foxyfire33 (10009)
• United States
13 Nov 07
This is what my doctor wants me to get but I'm not too comfortable with the idea. I've never done well with hormonal birth control and with 3 little ones still at home I don't think I could deal with the cramping and spotting. When I get cramps they're so bad I'd rather be in labor, luckily I haven't had to deal with them in 1 year and nine monhs! I know I need to do something soon but I'd rather send him to get snipped.
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• United States
13 Nov 07
The cramping only lasts a few days and the spotting will usually go away and you wont have a period. I would have rather he got snipped but we couldnt afford it and he dosent want anyone in his "area" LOL. My insurance covered the merina. Plus I like the fact its easy to remove if I want another baby.
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• Canada
13 Nov 07
I didn't know that you didn't get a period while using the merina. Very true that the guy getting snipped is more of a permanent thing then using something that can be taken out.
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• Canada
13 Nov 07
Hi copperkitten, I have never used the merina before, but I do remember the discussion you started a while back that you had talked to your Doc about it and thought you'd go for it. I am so sorry to hear that your cramping like crazy. My advice for that would be to take some advil, and either go to bed, or lay on the couch and try to relax. £µv & Hµgzz¸ ¥øµr Frìëñd¸ Pµrþ|ëTëddýßëâr.
• United States
13 Nov 07
I would LOVE to go take a nap but im baby sitting. They go home in 2 hours so I might take a quick nap then. Thanx Hun!
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• Canada
13 Nov 07
Hope you feel better soon hun! Luv & Hugzz, PurpleTeddyBear
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• Canada
31 Dec 07
Thanks much for best response hun!
@Feona1962 (7527)
• United States
13 Nov 07
I have never even heard of it before now...I am glad you are using it..I am proud that you are doing this because you can't afford another baby...right now that is...And it is nice to know that you can have it removed if you do decide to have another baby..(granddaugher please)...LOL...Just relax as much as you can..Don't skip taking the pain pill...A heating pad will help too! HUGS
• United States
13 Nov 07
The way the family is you wont get a girl! Nice wishing though! LOL. Thanx and I will take my pills mommy. LOL. I was going to use the rice bag on my belly. That should help.
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• United States
14 Nov 07
I'd been eyeing Merina for a little while now, but haven't really made the jump yet. It gives you cramps in the beginning? I am on depo too, are they like the cramps we used to get in high school, or are they worse. Also let me know how long the cramping lasts for you.
• United States
14 Nov 07
Yes you get cramps in the begining because there went up there and messed around. It should only last 2-3 days he said. I feel better today. I can handle the pain today. They are kinda like the ones when you were younger. 2 days of cramping is worth 5 years of not being able to get pregnant.
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@fawcey (928)
• Australia
14 Nov 07
I had the mirena for nearly 12 months, I had terrible cramping, and quite heavy periods with it, but it did the job it was suppose to!!! I also had the implant (in my arm) I am not sure if you have that over there or not, but I actually preferred the implant to the mirena, less pain and didn't have the fear of pricking my other half (which actually did happen with the merina!) I couldn't be on any contriception in the end as it played up with my depression tooooo much, so my hubby bit the bullet and now I no longer have to worry about contraception, he a brave boy, love him. I have heard that some women don't get a period at all with Merina so hopefully that ends up being you and the cramps go away. I guess when you think about it cramps are nothing compared to contractions!!!! All the best, I hope your cramps ease up, as I see someone else put heat packs are a great help to. All the best, thinking of you (not just when I burp!!!)lol
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