I finally got one put in.
Scenario: Never had children. Never been pregnant. Can't take the pill, dreadful migraines. Can't have the depo shot, Trigeminal Neuralgia attacks.
So the IUD was the last ditch effort.
It was VERY VERY painful (and I have a high pain threshold) being inserted. I nearly fainted, and I'd followed instructions the night before and used the medication to soften the cervix for the doctor. Still, I literally gasped when they inserted it.
After that, cramps bad for 2 days.
Since? Never been happier... thus far!
It's only been 2 months. So far, headaches aren't existent. YAY! My cycle's totally nuts now (ie: more bleeding than normal, longer, more frequent periods) but my gyno assured me that this will sort itself out eventually.
Otherwise, boyfriend can't feel the IUD, I don't have to worry about taking a pill, and I'm not being fed headache meds in a hospital. So overall, I'd say a success!
Only downside, I'm getting more acne than usual. I'm hoping this sorts out too.