I just wanted to share my experience with birth control, maybe others have had a better experience with birth control but NOT I. I was on the depo shot for 3 months and then 5 months later I was on the pill. I didn’t stop taking my pills until two weeks after I was on the IUD, I know im crazy, I just wanted to make sure I didn’t get pregnant.
I also had to do a blood test but I tottally forgot to do it two days prior and I almost didn’t get the IUD because they didn’t want to take the risk. I ended up getting the IUD with just a pee test even though it was not accurate enough for them. They just wanted to make sure you arent’ pregnant before getting the IUD because it’s a waste to insert it and then take it right back out.
I would also say that I saw someone say their provider gave them something to help them not have a hurtful experience by making the IUD a two step process. I’m sure your provider can give you something to help you not be in pain. I guess my provider failed to offer me that.