Post # 1
I would prefer to get one, just cuz its easier, but I don’t want to get my period. Right now I’m on the ring, and I only get my period a couple times a year. I would love to not get it ever, to me it is just gross and I hate it. Just wondering how it works when you get an IUD
Post # 3
I did, but never regularly, and it was really light when I would. They say after a year of having it in, some women stop getting them completely. But everyone is different, and I would get a light one every so often.
Post # 4
Depends on if the IUD has hormones in it (mirena) or not (copper iud), I had light periods on the mirena and then none after a few months.
Post # 5
I was on the Mirena too, and still got them.
Post # 6
Hmm, well that kinda sucks. If I’m going to have my period, I’d like to be able to know when its going to come, like I do now. I can tell which hour of the day I will get it at this point, so not really knowing when and if it will come is annoying
Post # 7
Yeah, I thought i was pregnant the first time i didn’t get it! But I got used to not knowing, and it not coming regular. Abut it was light when it did come, and didn’t last long.
Post # 8
Everyone is different… I have the Mirena and I get a very light 1-2 day period about twice a year. I used to have really heavy awful periods, so its great – the downside is never knowing when it will be!
Post # 9
I have the copper IUD (Paraguard), and my period is longer, heavier and the cramps are worse, so you definitely would want to go with the Mirena if you get an IUD.
Post # 10
I have the Mirena, and stopped getting my periods. TMI warning lol: About once every 3-4 months I will have spotting for a day (though, it’s so light, it barely even would qualify as “spotting”). Before, I had very regular, heavy period. The spotting is random (well, it seems random, I’ve never bothered to track it), but when it happens, you can feel like (like you can when your period starts)…if that makes sense, and like I said, it’s super light. Again, sorry if TMI!
Post # 11
If you want to avoid periods with an IUD then you definitely want a Mirena. I had Paraguard (loved it, but it just expelled–sadface), which can make your periods heavier, longer and during the first few months possibly earlier or later. I had a period come a whole week earlier than expected.
Post # 12
It all depends on the individual. I’ve had the iud for a year and a half and I’ve gotten worst periods then I ever did before. I have the one w/o hormones since i’m not interested in changing my body’s cycle. But I get really bad cramps a couple days during pms and it’s really heavy a couple of those days too. But my Dr. says that it affects everyone differently. It’s worth the trouble though.
Post # 13
I’ve been on Mirena since last November and other than right after I got it (first month) I haven’t had one. Everyone is different.
Post # 15
I have Mirena. My doctor says for most women it lightens their periods, for some women it makes them go away completely. I have had it for about a year- the first month a lot of bleeding then after that, light spotting every couple of months or so. I don’t get a monthly period, but can tell when it’s that time because I’ll feel a little bloated and be a little more emotional. I’ve only bought one box of tampons and one box of liners since I got it, which is great.
Post # 16
I have Mirena, got it in Oct 2008. I had it inserted at the same time as a laparoscopy and D+C for endometriosis. So I had some bleeding due to the surgery, but since then I’ve had no periods and no period pain. Its great! Other than when having children, I’d happily be on this for the rest of my life.