Paragard, please let me love you.
August 23, 2014 11:34 AM Subscribe
So I had my first IUD inserted on Thursday. I'm wondering, about, um . . . discharge.
posted by sevensnowflakes to Health & Fitness (12 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I opted for the Paragard, since going hormone-free is appealing to me. I was terrified heading in to the appointment and almost didn't go through with it because I'd read so much Internet saying insertion would be The Most Horrible - but my insertion was virtually pain-free.
I've been having weird, intermittent discharge since Friday. This morning it reminded me of snot (sorry). I've read enough to know that weird discharge is a normal reaction, and I realize that there will likely be a settling-in period (pun sort-of intended) as my body gets used to what's going on in there.
So, my question: How long did weird discharge last for you? (I've read through previous Asks on IUDs, and most people ask about spotting, which this far has not occurred in my case.)
Also, if Paragard ends up making my periods unbearable, I'll probably give the Mirena a shot. I'd love to hear any anecdotes from women who have made a similar switch.