20 years old, no children, endometriosis, tried multiple brands of HBC including continuously, nothing has quite worked the way I'd like it to.
When I next see my gynecologist, I think I will ask for the Mirena IUD. I have no idea if he'll say yes to it, but considering I've been through four brands of birth control, I figure it's worth a try.
Essentially, I'm wondering, for those who have it, what was the insertion like? Luckily, my girlfriend's going with me - I don't know if she'll actually be holding my hand when the doctor pokes the IUD through my cervix, but I'm super glad she'll be there right before and after at least. The downside is that I absolutely cannot take Advil or any other NSAIDs (I heard they recommend taking Advil beforehand) - how bad is the pain? And how likely would they be to maybe give me a script for T3s or something instead?)
Also, what are your periods like now? Does it help with pain and heavy bleeding?