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User Reviews for Levonorgestrel

Also known as: Aftera, EContra EZ, Fallback Solo, Liletta, Mirena, My Way, Next Choice, Next Choice One Dose, Norplant System, Opcicon One-Step, Plan B, Plan B One-Step, Skyla

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Skyla (levonorgestrel) for Birth Control: "I will be turning 18 in a month and I don't have any kids. I was previously on the Nuvaring and I usually had 3 day periods with just one super tampon a day. I also never cramp and whenever I did they were just slight cramping in my hips. I got the skyla inserted yesterday afternoon and I took a tramadol before. The insertion is quite uncomfortable, just a lot of pressure that I got through with deep breaths. My cramps about 30 minutes after were breathtaking but nothing too bad. I was on the fourth day of my period when I got the insertion and I have light spotting today. The worst part of the entire thing was the dilation of my cervix. Besides that I am quite pleased"

   
8.0

siri294 July 1, 2015

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Skyla (levonorgestrel) for Birth Control: "I just had my Skyla inserted this morning, so I can't attest to the long-term effects yet, but I wanted to share the experience getting it. I freaked myself out reading horror stories, so I thought I should come back and provide some insights for others. Let me start by saying the whole thing took about 3 minutes - the painful parts were less than 1 minute combined. First, it's just like getting a pap. Then they have to measure how far in to put it - take a deep breath ladies, this is not fun, but over quickly. Then they put the Skyla in - also not fun, also over quickly. You'll have some major cramps for a few minutes, so I'd suggest you stay lying down until you feel pretty normal again. All done! Now, Advil and a heating pad for ~3hrs."

   
9.0

SAM8415 July 1, 2015

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Skyla (levonorgestrel) for Birth Control: "Had the iud placed this morning, not going to lie it hurt felt like a lot of pressure. According to the dr and nurse it's normal considering I've never had any kids before this. I also heard this is good for three years here goes ...."

   
10

Ashripp15 (taken for 2 to 5 years) July 1, 2015

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Mirena (levonorgestrel) for Birth Control: "I had the Mirena put in on June 9th, I'm 44 and have never had kids. The procedure was quick and slightly painful, but nothing major. I had cramping, just as if I was on my period for a day or 2. Started my regular period on the 22nd, for about a week, and have had some spotting since, (today is July 1)but nothing too bad. I'm new into this, so hoping the periods go away like people have said. But so far, it seems good!"

   
6.0

Marsp71 (taken for less than 1 month) July 1, 2015

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Mirena (levonorgestrel) for Birth Control: "I had the mirena since 4 th june 2015, im 45, and had 12days of light spotting, and the odd headache now and then, and feel really good, i dont feel depresed, i would highly recomend the mirena! You read all these stories, but everyone is different , so, far, so good!"

   
8.0

123kitty kat June 30, 2015

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Mirena (levonorgestrel) for Birth Control: "After my 2nd child I decided to go with Mirena, I have now had it for close to 5 years (mid July 2015 will be 5 years). I have not had a single problem with it. It did not hurt during the procedure and stopped my periods altogether. I love it so much I already have my next one ordered and scheduled to be replaced on July 21st. I think everyone's body reacts to any type of birth control differently and that being the reason there are so many mixed reviews about it. Received a call from my Drs office yesterday telling me that my insurance covers it 100%, so no out of pocket cost for me :-)"

   
10

AmberLucas (taken for 2 to 5 years) June 30, 2015

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Skyla (levonorgestrel) for Birth Control: "A lot of spotting for the first two months, and cramping-wise I felt like I was on my period for two months. It wasn't ideal but of course I stuck it out, and skyla definitely did what it was advertised to do! I had unprotected sex with a stable partner with no thoughts of pregnancy. My periods completely went away in 3 months. That's right-no periods for 1.5 years! Those are the postitive aspects of skyla, but no one really talks about the negative side effects. I was prepared for cramping and bleeding, but I also started getting terrible cystic acne, and my breasts would painfully swell (one at a time) two cup sizes. I ended up getting it removed after 1.5 years and I'm really happy I did. The positive aspects of skyla weren't worth it"

   
5.0

Dan1616 June 30, 2015

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Skyla (levonorgestrel) for Birth Control: "I just had skyla inserted this morning. The pamphlets said cramping would last about 30 minutes but this is false. I decided on Skyla because I am bad at remembering to take pills are reorder perscriptions, I figure the iud is flinging to be more effective. I am 19 and have never had kids, and the actual insertion was painful but extremely fast. My doctor gave me a prescription to soften the cervix before the procedure, I took ibuprofen and she used lidocaine during the procedure (this is not typical but she said it would help). I have had severe cramps nonstop since the procedure, and ibuprofen isn't cuttin it. Obviously everyone reacts differently to meds, but if you're considering getting this, be prepared for the possibility of pain."

   
8.0

Angie95 June 29, 2015

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Skyla (levonorgestrel) for Birth Control: "I chose this option after being on pills for over five years and a trial of Nuvaring for two months. I always forgot to take my pills and was getting too paranoid. Tried out the ring which was a horrible two months of mood swings and discomfort. Went in for the Mirena and had it inserted when the Dr discovered my uterus is too small for the Mirena. So I went back a week later and had the smaller version Skyla inserted. If pain is the only reason you haven't gotten an IUD, stop worrying! My nose piercing hurt worse than both insertions of Mirena and Skyla. Take 800mg ibuprofen before appt. and have a heating pad on hand. All I felt were cramps that were similar to usual menstrual cramps, nothing painful."

   
10

kannli June 29, 2015

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Skyla (levonorgestrel) for Birth Control: "I went into my gynocologist for the second attempt at Essure and the doctor wasn't able to place the device either time. I prepared myself for that and said "while we're here...can I have the Skyla since this isn't working?" I can't tell you about pain because I was already in pain from the attempted Essure. Afterwards, I felt a bit of discomfort, similar to cramps. I have had spotting ever since insertion (10 days ago) but no other side effects and cramping was done after two days. I have high pain tolerance (my child took 26 hours of labor and an emergency c-section). I think you need to evaluate your own situation when making this decision and do your research!"

Smo6981 June 29, 2015

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Mirena (levonorgestrel) for Abnormal Uterine Bleeding: "I have had Mirena for about 9 months now. Before I was on the pill with a period for four days. I switched to Mirena because it was just easier than remembering to take a pill. Shortly after the insertion I had severe pain and bleeding. A month later I started spotting then bleeding for over a week. This would occur every couple of weeks. It was irritating but I thought it would have gotten better. Now 9 months later I experience periods for 2-3 weeks straight with constant bleeding. I am fine for a week, and the entire process begins. I am switching back to the pill."

   
2.0

Nikkk16 June 28, 2015

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Plan B One-Step (levonorgestrel) for Emergency Contraception: "Before I begin, I would just like to put my body type out there; I'm tiny (5'4, weighing at 95lb). What had happened was it was day 15 of my 35 day cycle, and the condom totally just exploded into bits without either of us knowing, so my partner finished inside of me. Plan B was taken within 2 hours after the incident. The only side effect that I got was fatigue on the same day so I just slept it off. Exactly 5 days later, I started spotting which lasted for 4 days. At this point I was just trying to convince myself that it was because of the pill and not implantation bleeding. I would feel a little stab of pain in the general area down there every now and then, but it was nothing major. Around day 26, I've noticed that my cervical mucus has finally started changing, so I used it as a sign telling me to calm down, and that my system was finally up and running again. Finally on day 46 (after 4 pregnancy tests for reassurance) Mother Nature had finally graced me with my monthly. So ladies, just a word of advice, pay attention to your cervical mucus. For me, it let me know that the pill wore off and I started ovulating again. It won't be the same for everyone, but it is definitely something to look into. If you must, wait at least 2-3 weeks after the incident to test. Best of luck~"

   
10

TeeLinny June 27, 2015

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Mirena (levonorgestrel) for Birth Control: "I just had Mirena inserted on June 25th 2015. I had forgot to take Advil prior to as I was going to the doctors right from work and didn't have any pain meds with me. My doctor told me I would experience some cramping during the procedure so that didn't sound like big deal. I should have done more research then I never would have had it done. It was the most painful experience I have ever had, worse then passing kidney stones. The device was being tricky (Drs words) so she had keep adjusting it. It was excruciating, I was having hot sweats and felt like I was going to be sick. I don't know how I managed to drive home afterward because I couldn't even stand up straight. 3 days later & I'm still having random bad cramps."

   
2.0

Little DM June 27, 2015

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Skyla (levonorgestrel) for Birth Control: "I had the skyla inserted on 6/25/15. I was given a medicine to ripen my cervix, but since I have never had children, it really didn't help. The procedure took about 5 minutes because the doctor had trouble inserting it due to my cervix being curved. It was was high intensity pain while it was being inserted. Afterwards it was just regular menstrual cramping. I did take about 800mg of ibuprofen beforehand. The cramping subsided after about 3 hours after the procedure. No cramping or bleeding after that evening. I had previously been on depo shot for about 16 years."

   
7.0

scaredy kat (taken for less than 1 month) June 27, 2015

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Plan B One-Step (levonorgestrel) for Emergency Contraception: "My boyfriend and I used the pull out method but I was still super nervous because I knew I was ovulating. I know the pull out method is not always 100% effective so 2 hours after we had sex I went and bought plan b. I got my period 2 weeks later!! Very effective as a backup plan! (Also I am 165 pounds exactly so I dont think the whole weight limit thing or BMI thing has anything to do with the effectiveness of the pill)"

   
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Anonymous June 27, 2015

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Mirena (levonorgestrel) for Abnormal Uterine Bleeding: "It's been almost 5 months on the mirena and I'm still having break through bleeding. I constantly have to be wearing a pad , day & night. All my under wear are ruined."

   
1.0

Candida (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 26, 2015

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Mirena (levonorgestrel) for Birth Control: "I'm 18 years old and never had an children and I had the mirena IUD inserted because I have endometriosis very bad. My experience was great! The whole procedure took maybe 3 minutes and it wasn't painful! I would suggest this to anyone."

AshPEACH June 26, 2015

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Mirena (levonorgestrel) for Birth Control: "I've had the mirena in me for about 4 1/2 years. Its a love hate situation. I love it because I never got pregnant off of it and haven't had a period since I got it in. But the longer I had it in I feel depressed at times lack of sex drive and bipolar at times."

   
6.0

Anonymous (taken for 2 to 5 years) June 26, 2015

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Mirena (levonorgestrel) for Birth Control: "I had mine put in yesterday and yes it hurt really bad unlike anything I have ever felt and I have still have cramps but my doctor told me they would last a month and should stop but I could bleed lightly or irregular for 3-6 months I suggest talking to your doctor about it and it's different for everyone so just remember that just because it hurt for me it may not for you and wish you all the luck and hope you have a good experience"

Anonymous June 26, 2015

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Plan B (levonorgestrel) for Emergency Contraception: "I had sex (first time) May 31st. Although, he didn't cum inside of me, we thought we should be safe! So that same day (earlier) at 11 almost 12. I bought and took the plan b pill. I took it with water only and was fine. (I don't have a sensitive stomach). I had no side effects. 5 days after taking it. I had a period like bleeding (one of the side effects of the pill) that lasted 5 days (like my normal period would). I also had a fever. (Rare side effect). I had all my symptoms as well. Uterus Cramps, Farting (weird, I know). And lower back pain. After that. I had no other things happen. Until, June 25 when I started my period! It's a little off. (None of my norm period symptoms). It works! Relax. Don't stress. You'll be fine."

   
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Plan B works! June 26, 2015

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Skyla (levonorgestrel) for Birth Control: "I am a 32 year old woman and I have been with my same partner for 3 years. I had stopped taking my pill because I hated pumping so many hormones into my body. Yesterday I went in for the paragard iud but unfortunately, my uterus is too small and it didn't fit right. Ladies - do NOT psych yourself out by reading all the horror stories of insertion. I made the mistake of doing this and I was so pleasantly surprised how I experienced no pain whatsoever. If anything it just feels like you are getting a pap. Anywho, because the paragard didn't fit with my lady parts, my dr recommended we try skyla. The insertion again was so fast and painless and although I did not want hormones, this will protect me from pregnancy more so than the paragard."

   
8.0

J46 June 26, 2015

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Plan B (levonorgestrel) for Emergency Contraception: "I took plan b 10 hours after unprotected sex next week I got my regular period thanks to plan b it's really worth it"

nazo June 25, 2015

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Mirena (levonorgestrel) for Birth Control: "I'm 24 years old and this is my second time to have the mirena. I had it the first time for 5 years then had it taken out due to the 5 year period and got put on the pill. The pill was not for me at all. So I decided to get the mirena again. I do not have a child. The mirena did hurt when I got it put in and did have bad cramping and some spotting but it was no unbearable. I was fine the next day. I have no gained weight being on the mirena or have had trouble with it. I still sometimes spot And my period is not regular anymore but that comes with it. I personally believe if you are not ready or do not want to have a child right now the mirena is the best thing!"

   
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Anonymous June 25, 2015

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Skyla (levonorgestrel) for Birth Control: "I had the skyla inserted after my mirena fell out after a year. I personally like the skyla and as pp stated take a pain reliver before going I took something and still felt pain but not as bad. I've also noticed that I'm full quicker so I'm eating a lot less. The only thing that I don't like is that I've been seeming to have a little more depression not sure of this is a side effect but I'm going to keep an eye on it"

   
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Nikki from gainesville June 25, 2015

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Mirena (levonorgestrel) for Birth Control: "I had Mirena inserted in June 2015. The insertion process was very painful. I had a local anesthetic, and the doctor said it reduced the pain 50%. The pain of the sound for uterine measuring was significant despite the anesthetic. I experienced some bleeding and severe cramps with rectal pain and pressure for 9 days. I spent most of the 9 days heavily medicated and missing work. I could not sit down without extreme pain. This is NOT a normal reaction, so I should have removed it right away. After ultrasound the IUD appeared to be properly placed. The conclusion was that Mirena was either poking or aggravating a major nerve. Had Mirena removed after 9 days. Symptoms improved immediately upon removal but not completely resolved yet."

   
3.0

Jen442015 June 25, 2015

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