Post # 32
I am at the tail end of my 5th year of Heaven…. Oh I can say that insertion hurt enough that i certainly remember it. I had the dreaded 2 month period afterward and had to have the strings clipped twice because my DH kept getting poked . I have spent the following 4 yrs and 10 months with periods that last a day or 2 s few times a yr. They are so light that they are never an inconvenience at all.
I will be having this one removed and a another inserted in 2 weeks so I will certainly update and let you know if the results are the same. Wish me luck because I cannot even imagine going back to my formerly heavy long periods and subsequent headaches from other forms of BC. By The Way I am in my 40’s and do have 3 children.
Post # 33
I have had the Mirena for just over a year and I have to say, I love it. I haven’t had a period in about 9-10 months. I had nonstop “spotting” for the first 2-3 months, which was very inconvenient, but thereafter haven’t had one.
I do get some cystic pimples now and then, which sucks, but other than that, I’ve had no problems. My strings softened and cannot feel them anymore, nor can SO feel them.
I don’t anticipate having it in for the full 5 years, as I want to have children, but for now, it’s wonderful!
Post # 34
@MissPatience: I am personally on the mirena and have been for almost 3 years! I absolutely love it! I rarely get periods now and if I do notice that I am on my period, it is very light. There is actually some research now that says the Mirena helps women with heavy menstruals and help decrease fewer ovarian cysts. I tried Mirena after my daughter 3 years ago and absolutely love it! Good luck to you!
Post # 35
I’ve had it for 5 years and it’s WONDERFUL – Hardly any periods… At first, SO could feel the strings but as time passed, they became less obtrusive. I plan on getting another inserted this year when I get the current one out! Its the best!
Post # 36
- Wedding: December 2019 - Paris, France
I have mirena going on the 5th year now… it wasn’t painful at all to put it in.. just like a touch of cramping for like a second. The first year was amazing! I had no periods at all ! Then I guess my body adjusted to the hormones and I started to get my period again in the second year but they are still really light (Before I had really really heavy periods)…but they seem to go on forever. Like always brownish spotting… Since putting in mirena.. I have noticed a change in mood though… I am considering going off hormonal BC all together… because although I love the no periods and no babies.. I just don’t feel like myself very much.
Post # 37
I gained thirty pounds in the first six weeks that I was taking it. I had horrible cramping, got acne and eventually it fell out (wasn’t placed properly). I had been having horrible mood swings and could barely get out of bed.
The weight came off, my moods returned to normal and the acne went away (I did not even have acne as a teenager!)
I did some research in the weeks following and it seems that 90% of the reviews are absolutly horrible (women not able to conceive for YEARS after having it removed) and only a small percentage reported good results.
It is a roll of the dice and if the pill works for you then stay on it!
Post # 38
- Wedding: December 2019 - Paris, France
Oh btw, when I told my Obgyn about my concerns regarding strings.. she said that those women who experience problems during sex because of the strings need to have their strings trimed because they are no short enough. Like to check it now, I really have to dig up in there lol
Post # 39
I’m really thinking about getting one now. Just need to find a doctor that agrees. I don’t really believe the bad reviews much, since most people go online to complain instead of going online to rave about something like like or something that is okay with no problems.
Post # 40
I really wouldn’t,
I’ve had depression, moodiness, and seizures. At first when I got it put in I thought it was fantastic-no periods etc.. After 8 months, I because to have seizures… I think this is because my adrenals went crazy-I’m a slim 39 year old-in the morning I could here my heart pumping away. After my third seizure I’ve had it taken out, and I tell you, I’ve never been so pleased to have my period.
I’m hoping that my seizure won’t return anymore, and my briefing, anxiety, and pumping heart first thing in the morning have all stopped….
Ask yourself-is it really worth it?
Post # 41
I’ve heard mixed things about it. Women on various forums (this one and others) sing its praises while others hate it.
I have never been on it but I have 3 friends who have. 1 has a kid and then went on it and likes it. The other two went on it childless and got pregnant while it was still in.
My opinion is that while I hate being on my period, I don’t hate it enough to not have that nice monthly indication that I’m not pregnant. (Note: My period is normal with minimal cramps, I know some women’s are torturous so skipping them is a blessing.)
Post # 42
I don’t cramp when I menstruate (lucky me, I know!), and when I had Mirena, I had TERRIBLE cramps. They were frequent, random, and weren’t really associated with menstruation or anything – they just happened. I did enjoy the lighter/almost nonexistent periods (after the initial increased bleeding period). Getting it put in wasn’t awesome, but it wasn’t the worst thing ever, either.
I did have to have the strings trimmed, since they were poking my SO at the time – and unliked current SO, he was NOT well endowed.
I had it in about 7 months, and ended up removing it myself (just grabbed the strings with a set of hemostats and tugged – came out easily) because the cramping got so bad I was worried it might be about to perforate, and I didn’t want to wait to see my OBGYN.
Post # 43
everyone i know who has taken it, had to get it removed due to complications. one girl i know even ended up in the hospital from it! i dont trust things that stay in your body for a long period of time. (shots, iud’s) i would rather take the inconvenience of a pill everyday
Post # 44
Mirena user for 11 years! Yes I love it! A few random very light days of spotting over the past 11 years! I am a certified nurses midwife and place IUDs all the time. Most common reason for dissatisfaction is not properly placed! Find someone who does them regularly and not just a few times a year? I average one IUD insert per day of clinic and work clinic 3 days a week. ParaGa
Post # 45
All types of contraception have side effects! However, all are less risky than pregnancy! Do correct research like Contaceptive Technology or Planned Parenthood websites for accurate and correct information. Then make an educated decision for yourself!