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Mirena

Have any of you had it? If so, describe your experience. I just got it today, and the procedure was not at all as bad as I expected, but I'm wondering how others have like it.
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Re: Mirena

  • Having Mirena: Most awesome decision I ever made. Best birth control method ever. I love it.

    Getting Mirena inserted: EXTREMELY painful. Note, I've never had a kid.  

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    Having Mirena: Most awesome decision I ever made. Best birth control method ever. I love it.

    Getting Mirena inserted: EXTREMELY painful. Note, I've never had a kid.  

    Sorry it hurt you so much! Maybe that's why they say its better for people to get it after kids, I hardly felt it. I am cramping a bit now, though.

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    Having Mirena: Most awesome decision I ever made. Best birth control method ever. I love it.

    Getting Mirena inserted: EXTREMELY painful. Note, I've never had a kid.  

     I really wanted it but because I haven't had kids (and I have had cervical surgery) my doctor advised against it - she said it would be extremely extremely painful. 

     Glad to hear you had such a good experience Cdmiesuk!

  • I hated Mirena and ended up getting it removed after about 5-6 months.

     

    List of side effects that I experienced:

    Severe Mood Swings (consistently b!tchy, etc)

    Depression

    Constant bloating, cramping, horrible period like symptoms

    Severe Weight Gain (almost 30lbs in 5ish weeks)

    Odd Blood Clotting/Bleeding----TMI ALERT--- Once while on it, I was bleeding and passing clots so bad that blood was literally pouring out of my vag. It was terrifying. 

     

    Ummmm I think there is more, but really the worst symptom for me was feeling like I was on my worst period ever constantly. 

     

    I hope you have a better experience!!!! I do know that some people have done fine with it, but I also know many people who have had similar experiences as myself.

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  • I was in misery before Mirena... I have endometriosis and it really helps control my symptoms. I was lucky and had it put in while I was having surgery for my endo so the insertion wasn't too bad!
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  • Going on 3 years with my Mirena, best decision ever!

    I have no bad side effects, other then the most extreme pain I've ever had in my life with insertion. I've never had kids and I really don't think that's a good enough excuse to not get one. The pain only lasts about 10 seconds.

    I had bad cramping for a weekish. I have not had a period in over 2 years, it's great.

    The only thing that scares me is if I do get pregnant on it (which a friend of a friend I know has), I would most likely loose the baby and it could be an ectopic pregnancy which would not be good. So I find myself checking every 5 to 6 months out of paranoia, haha.

    Oh and don't worry about checking the strings. Doctors always tell you to check but that can lead to it being pulled out. Honestly DH can still feel it sometimes so I just ask him ever so ofter "is it still there?", haha.

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  • I hated the Mirena. It was extremely painful (no kids). It gave me horrible acne, excessive hair, ovarian cysts (yay for dildo untrasounds!), man smell, and non-stop annoying bleeding.
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  • Thanks for all the responses! I am feeling a bit bloated and crampy right now, but hoping it'll only last a week or so, like my nurse practitioner said. I know way too many people who've had bad experiences , so it took some getting talked into it, but here's hoping it was a good choice!
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  • I had it before I had M, and I'll be getting it again once this whole m/c thing blows over (my hormone levels have to be <1 or 0). Once that happens, and I have another period, then I can get it put in.

    When I had it before, I loved it. The first two weeks were the worst part - and not all that bad, really. Just cramping and a bit of spotting. Then, I had periods that were spotting for two days, and that was it.

    Brilliant. 

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    I had it before I had M, and I'll be getting it again once this whole m/c thing blows over (my hormone levels have to be <1 or 0). Once that happens, and I have another period, then I can get it put in.

    When I had it before, I loved it. The first two weeks were the worst part - and not all that bad, really. Just cramping and a bit of spotting. Then, I had periods that were spotting for two days, and that was it.

    Brilliant. 

    The hardly any period thing sounds amazing! 

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    The hardly any period thing sounds amazing! 

    Yea, I don't have periods any more. BEST THING EVER!!!! 

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    The hardly any period thing sounds amazing! 

    Yea, I don't have periods any more. BEST THING EVER!!!! 

    I still get them but this is the first time I have ever been as to function during that time! 

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  • ive had it for a year and a half and i love it. the first couple of months I was bleeding constantly, but after that no more periods which is super nice! pms-y symptoms are significantly reduced and overall i am very happy with the choice!
  • some one i know got preg with twins with it.
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    some one i know got preg with twins with it.

    Weird. They say it's the most effective non permanent form on BC, and that's why I got it, since I got preg on the pill 

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  • image cdmiesuk:

    image sarack:
    some one i know got preg with twins with it.

    Weird. They say it's the most effective non permanent form on BC, and that's why I got it, since I got preg on the pill 

    yep. she thought it was weird too.
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