I got the Skyla 7/6/2016. Pain was horrible. Was in a ton of pain right after, it's 3 days later and still hasn't stopped. This isn't ANYTHING like cramping. It's not excruciating pain, but it definitely doesn't feel normal. I feel a very sharp pain up my vagina and I feel it mostly in my right ovary area. I called my doctor and she said it was normal, but this definitely does not feel normal. Ibuprofen isn't helping. It's 4 am and still haven't slept due to pain. Is this normal?
This is what I found on side effects of Skyla. I believe what you are experiencing now are some of the minor side effects. If you think you are experiencing any of the major side effects I would head to the ER.
Common Skyla side effects may include:
pelvic pain, vaginal itching or infection, irregular menstrual periods, changes in bleeding patterns or flow;
stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, bloating;
headache, depression, mood changes;
back pain, breast tenderness or pain;
weight gain, acne, changes in hair growth, loss of interest in sex; or
puffiness in your face, hands, ankles, or feet.
As well as its needed effects, levonorgestrel (the active ingredient contained in Skyla) may cause unwanted side effects that require medical attention.
If any of the following side effects occur while taking levonorgestrel, check with your doctor immediately:
Heavy or light menstrual bleeding
Incidence not known:
Absent missed or irregular menstrual periods
pain in the pelvis
stopping of menstrual bleeding
Some levonorgestrel side effects may not need any medical attention. As your body gets used to the medicine these side effects may disappear. Your health care professional may be able to help you prevent or reduce these side effects, but do check with them if any of the following side effects continue, or if you are concerned about them:
Abdominal or stomach pain
tenderness of the breasts
unusual tiredness or weakness
- Skyla Information for Consumers
- Skyla Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Skyla (detailed)
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