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Condition: Birth Control
5/29/2015 2:34:12 AM

Reviewer: brookieetaylor, 19-24 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have only had Skyla for about 2 weeks now. I was terrified of getting it placed as I had never had sex, hadn't even gotten a pap smear and had read terrible reviews online. The placement was honestly so easy for me - there were a few pinches here and there, and a little bit of pressure where I would get cramps (I don't call them cramps because it doesn't seem like the right word... i ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
3/30/2015 6:49:50 PM

Reviewer: flygirl, 19-24 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have never been on any birth control other than using condoms and decided to get an iud, Skyla more towards ladies who haven't had a child. Did lots of research and it is a shame that you only find negative and scary stories online bc no one will take the time to write a good review. I am a woman who does not ever see side effects from any medication, everything always works as it states ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
3/29/2015 5:19:51 PM

Reviewer: Sm122, 19-24 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I got skyla placed in Dec 2014. Getting it placed wasn't too bad, the worst part was when they numbed my cervix. The cramps after were pretty rough but only lasted about 5-6 hours. I had constant light bleeding for about 2 months, which is normal. Then the bleeding stopped and I had no bleeding, not even a period. However, one morning I woke up with terrible lower abdomen pain, and had to go t ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
3/10/2015 12:17:37 PM

Reviewer: bribabeee, 19-24 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I am writing this (short) review, just to say: do NOT let the bad reviews scare you out of getting Skyla!! I read them all and expected the worst pain of my life and it was no where near that bad. Don't get me wrong, there was some pain. But the most for me was when my doctor numbed my cervix. It was a sharp pain but went away immediately and did not linger. MAKE SURE TO ASK YOUR DOCTOR IF ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
2/13/2015 10:58:53 PM

Reviewer: Hailey, 19-24 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I just got skyla today. I was nervous but luckily it wasn't as bad as I was expecting. The procedure did hurt but it was bearable & over before I knew it. Also, well worth it. If you are wondering what to expect just like I was than I will let you know. My doctor had me lie down & put my feet in the stirrups. Then she shined a light & put the spectrum in me. Next she measured my ce ... Show Full Comment

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