Mirena Insertion Experience

posted 3 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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671 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I absolutely hated the Mirena. I had cramps ALL THE TIME, I bled ALL THE TIME, and my body expelled it a few months later. Absolutely horrible.

Post # 4
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8905 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

Wow, yikes!  Good to put that out there for anyone who might be experiencing something similar.

Also good to note that the chance of this side effect is only about 5% in the first year.  I’ve had my IUD for 3 years now and I LOVE it!

Post # 5
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2319 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’m sorry it didn’t work out for you 🙁

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Excited To Bee:  I hope the Skyla works out for you. I was considering the Skyla, as it is smaller, but it was on a long back order.

Post # 8
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243 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Uh oh. I got my Mirena inserted August 30th and I still have painful cramps (frequent, usually a few random ‘waves’ per day) and haven’t really had a break from spotting/heavier bleeding. I was going to just ‘tough it out’ but after reading this I think I’ll call and try to get an appointment. Thank you for your post… and EXCELLENT timing!

Post # 9
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24457 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I’m sorry you had that experience.

I didn’t have that much of a problem getting mine inserted and I’ve had it for a year and 3 months now.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - parent's backyard

@Excited To Bee:  so, you know how sometimes women are prescribed birth control pills to make their cramps lighter? well, usually the mirena — since it also contains BC hormones — lessens cramps too. but you’ve gotta give it time for the hormones to build up in your system. 

after the mirena, I had bad cramps off and on for about 2 weeks, but then they turned into easy cramps, and then became more and more spaced out until they became virtually non-existent.  

as a comparison, I had a copper T IUD and I experienced the WORST cramps of my entire life pretty much every day for 6 months.  it was because the hormones were not there to ease the pain.

not everybody is the same though. 

Post # 12
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2720 posts
Sugar bee

Sorry to hear about your experience. My mirena experience has been great so far. Please let us know how Skyla works out. I think I’m going to try that next before TTC.

Post # 13
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843 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@Excited To Bee:  

Thanks for your story! They tried the mirena for me last week but couldn’t get it to go, so I went through all the pain for nothing! I went to another Dr this week for a second opinion and we are going to try the skyla.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - parent's backyard

whoops, I feel stupid. I thought this was a “are my cramps going to get better” post. I admit I didn’t read the whole thing. sorry for my unrelated post!

Post # 15
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195 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I got a Mirena placed after my last child (who is now 4). I had horrible horrible pain the first night but then nothing for awhile. I started having pains a few months later and found out that my Mirena had perforated my uterine wall. The OB who had put it in (and delivered my child) had since moved. I knew him for years – I don’t think he was negligent at all – but I had to have another OB who ended up having to do a hysterectomy because they couldn’t fix my uterus. I was 34, reasonably OK with not having any more kids but years later it’s been an issue in my dating life since getting divorced (meeting men who want to have a child of their own etc). 

 

Post # 16
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314 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Omg. That’s scary. Def never considering an IUD…:/ jeez.

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