This may or may not be fibro related (I think that the horrendous pain was though!) but wanted to share! I have had really painful and heavy periods for a while. GP checked all my hormones, etc and all is fine in that respect. She recommended the coil to help with the periods. I did some research and found that the coil does help with period pain and flow so I thought I would try it. I had to have my smear done around the same time so I asked if I could PLEASE do both at the same time (I find smears very uncomfortable, I know everyone does but I nearly end up in tears every time I get one - the scraping to me is as bad as fingernails on a chalkboard!!) as this would make sense as she was in that area anyway! the GP agreed to do this (was a different GP who I know that does the family planning stuff). So anyway, I went in to have it done. Doc came to talk to me and said lets do the smear first then do the coil. We chatted about why I was getting the coil (I don't need it for contraception as I had a tubal ligation many years ago) and so then we went to do the smear. I told her that I really struggle with them and she was very gentle with the speculum. BUT, she couldn't find my cervix to do the smear, and certainly couldn't put in the coil if she couldn't see the cervix. I shifted myself around as much as I could and she "rooted around" down there for a bit. I was nearly in tears by the time she stopped! She is sending me for a scan (on 24th April - so fast for the NHS! lol!) to make sure everything is okay as when she did an internal examination I found that very painful and I was bleeding (I was mid cycle so should be no blood!). She also found I have a vaginal prolapse. She explained that it was the "least worrying" of the types of prolapse you could get.
So anyway, suffice to say I have totally gone off of wanting to have the coil fitted now. Doc did give me some tablets to help with the pain (specifically aimed at painful periods so fingers crossed!!). I'm really nervous for the scan! Worried about what they might find!
Thanks for listening - if you got this far! Just wanted to ramble a bit with my fellow fibromites!