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Hey all! I had my first ever IUD inserted on Monday and I was shocked at a) how much it hurt and b) how bad I felt the day after.
I was told by my doctor that insertion would have some moments of “intense cramping” that probably wouldn’t be worse than a regular menstrual cramp. This could not have been further from the truth for me! It hurt so bad that I thought I was going to pass out. I yelled out in pain and cried during the insertion… far worse than my typical cramping experience.
What really threw me is how off I felt for the rest of the evening and the next day. Afterward I just wanted to lay in the fetal position for hours. The entire next day I felt lightheaded and dizzy, and I spent most of the day either catatonic or crying. I went to my partner’s later in the day and drove straight past his house, made it to the end of the street, and thought, “how did I get here?” (in retrospect… maybe should not have been driving).
My doctor’s office seemed unconcerned even though they “couldn’t account for” why I felt that way, and said I could “get checked out if I wanted to” (which I declined). Thankfully I am feeling almost back to normal today.
I’m wondering if I’m alone in this experience? I’ve read some Reddit posts and blogs that have talked about how bad it hurt, so I know that I’m not totally unique. Has anyone here felt totally bamboozled by the whole experience? I feel like I was unprepared and misled, and I feel really confused about my mental state the next day. Maybe it was anxiety? I would love to hear if anyone else has experienced anything similar.