OH MY GOD YOU GUYS I AM SO FUCKING CRAMPY TODAY. IT'S ALMOST LIKE THERE IS SOMETHING POKING MY UTERUS FROM THE INSIDE! PLEASE TELL ME IT'S NOT ALWAYS GOING TO BE LIKE THIS?

Additional info that may be relevant: It's only been in about a week so far. No, I'm not starting my period—I'm probably right around mid-cycle? I've never had terribly crampy periods in the past—this is about as bad as they've ever been. And I got a Paragard, not a Mirena, if it makes a difference.

Any feedback on what to expect as time passes? Because this sucks, especially if it's just going to be this way routinely! :P