Insertion experience + periods after + menstrual discs

2021.10.20 17:37 throwawayketo31 Insertion experience + periods after + menstrual discs

I went to my 6 week (8 week?) post partum appointment and wanted to get the copper IUD inserted. The midwife examined me and determined that my cervix was closed and the only way she could insert the IUD is if she pushed hard and it could possibly perforate my uterus.
She prescribed a 1 time dose of Xanax that I was to take 30 minutes pre-insertion for my next appointment. When I got to the office I took it and by the time I waited to see the midwife and they got my prepped it had time to kick in. I felt a little drunk. I was on the tail end of my period at insertion and breastfeeding. Insertion went well and it was slightly uncomfortable but I wouldn't really say it was super painful. It sort of felt like someone taking a dry q-tip and rubbing my eyeball like not a great sensation but not bad.
Insertion triggered a second period so I started my period again but it was just post insertion bleeding but it lasted for 5 to 7 days. I didn't have a period for many months because I was still breastfeeding and that stopped my cycle.
I started cycling as I started decreasing breastfeeding. The first 4 periods after insertion of the IUD honestly reminded me of post partum bleeding because they were very heavy. I also felt faint for like 1 day during each period. I am keto so I eat a lot of meat (iron) so I may not have been anemic or I may have been anemic. I didn't get any blood work done to confirm one way or the other.
I am currently on my fifth cycle since the insertion of the IUD and it seems very close it my regular cycle as far as blood volume. I don't feel like I am bleeding too heavily which is a relief.
During these cycles, I have been using lumma menstrual discs without any problems despite my midwife not recommending menstrual cups or discs. Based on my own research, discs are safer to use than cups. Although it is a good idea to do a string check after your period to make sure your IUD is okay. After I started using menstrual discs I will never use another period product so I told my midwife I was going to use them anyway and see how it went and so far so good.
Also, I did experience spotting after sex with the IUD but this seemed to clear up after about 1 or 2 months.
If you have any comments or questions you can leave them in the bottom.
Finally, I have mostly pain-free periods so I was really concerned my cramping would be increased by the IUD. I did have cramping for about a week after insertion but after that period I haven't found it's made my periods painful. I might cramp a little bit more than I did previously but it hasn't been that noticable.
I also have a history of chronic yeast infections. Because of the increased discharge from the IUD I think my vagina is staying cleaner or healthier because I haven't gotten a yeast infection. I also found a sensitive skin bar soap and I got a hand held shower head so I can get really clean without irritation. It's hard to say which of these things helped with reducing my yeast infections but it's been a blessing.
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