FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments: SKYLA

User Comments:

For Birth Control “I had skyla inserted July 2016 and the insertion was not bad at all. Just some pressure. I was petrified because of all the reviews I read on here. I really hyped myself up for nothing. It wasn’t fun but certainly not as bad as I thought it would be. Everybody is different. The first 9 months I spotted almost everyday. It became really annoying but I stuck with it because it made my terrible PMS and mood swings go away, which were so bad that it really affected my personal life and relationship. Finally after about 9 months the spotting stopped being so frequent, and then it completely stopped at about a year. I haven’t had a period or any slight spotting since and I couldn’t be happier! I’ve had no other side effects and will consider getting another one at the end of my 3 years.”

Anonymous (taken for 1 to 2 years) March 11, 2018

For Birth Control “The insertion of the skyla IUD was the most painful experience of my life. My periods have gotten heavier, longer, and inconsistent over the past 7 months. I either bleed for two weeks, an entire month straight, or do not bleed AT ALL for a month. My cramps are unbelievable painful and painkillers do not help them. I have gained weight. I have acne for the first time ever and it gets really bad around menstruation.”

Onna March 9, 2018

For Birth Control “Had Skyla inserted on Monday. 24, have never had kids. Took 2 Misoprostol orally beforehand. Never bothered by PAP smears or the transvaginal ultrasound I had during an egg donation. The manual dialation of the cervix & insertion was the most extreme pain EVER. WAY more painful than any cramp or tattoo; unimaginable pain. Took the doc 5 minutes. Pain didn’t stop. Had a vasovagal reaction; BP dropped, broke out in a sweat, was given cold compresses, told to stay lying down, super lightheaded & nauseous. Couldn’t focus on what staff was saying after. Pain was dibilitating & severe Mon-Wed (7 hrs, 6 hrs, 4 hrs); made me bawl all 3 days. Been taking Advil & Tylenol Mon-today, doesn’t do much. It’s Thursday. Had 4 hours of cramps, not as extreme. 1st day I haven’t cried from pain & could get out of the house. I don’t care how effective it is, no one should go through this. If pain level drops to a bearable point by Monday, I’ll keep it, but right now I can’t function”

Maddie March 9, 2018

For Birth Control “I have had 2 skylas now. I had my first put in just over 3 years ago, and had it replaced 2 months ago. The first time around, it was very painful for insertion and my blood pressure dropped. I cramped on and off for about 2-3 weeks, and had a bit of spotting. After the first 2-3 months, my periods got very irregular, and it was mostly just spotting. This happened until about 2 years in, then my period basically stopped completely. I had the Skyla replaced in January, and it went so much smoother. I knew what to expect, and I came prepared. But honestly, it was painful for about 15 minutes, then I got up and went to the grocery store. I spotted a little the first day, but I’ve had absolutely no cramping since the first day, and don’t get a period anymore. Honestly, the only reasons I don’t give it a 10 is its a bit painful when its gets put in, its not 100% accurate, and I get a little nervous when I don’t get my period.”

Kat (taken for 2 to 5 years) March 8, 2018

For Birth Control “I am on my last year of the 3 year long Skyla. First, like many women were told, the pain of insertion should just be a pinch. It was one of the worst pains I have ever felt, leaving me in pain for the rest of the day and cramping for the rest of the month. The side effects I have had include weight gain, loss of sex drive, and more emotional distress. After about 3-4 months of being on Skyla I gained more than 20 lbs and gradually started to notice all these changes. The only good things I can say is after the first couple months of random spotting I have not had a period at all. Here recently I have noticed spotting again, I assume because it is nearing the end. My doctor also told me was that my partner would not feel a difference during sex, which is not true. The wire string is pretty obvious, which is something I wish I knew. Overall it is not terrible, but for me it was too many changes.”

hannah March 5, 2018

For Birth Control “I just got it inserted today. Many reviews said it would only feel like a pinch, but it hurt extremely bad for me. I must be sensitive to pain or something because the pain was probably 8.5/10 . I had to sit there for about 10 mins after it was over because I was in so much pain. The cramps afterwards are the worst I’ve ever felt but come in waves. I’m sitting in a hot bath right now hoping it will help the cramps.”

Kaylee February 28, 2018

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