From BC Pills to Mirena?

posted 2 years ago in Wellness
Post # 2
8363 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

I had a terrible insertion, but an amazing experience otherwise with my mirena. Apparently 1/3 of women will entirely lose their period – including myself. I had light spotting for a few days after the insertion, and then a very very light period (with normal timing) for like 2 months (like 1 day of period), and then nothing for 4 years. 

The only negative was that my BCP was helping my acne, so I had to learn to take better care of my skin. On BCP I pretty much didnt even have to wash my face to have nice skin. On mirena I defintiely have to keep a routine because I’m acne prone. 

Post # 4
2439 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

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sweetdee89 :  I didn’t have any side effects at all with mirena. The insertion was like a Pap smear with a little pinch, then intermittent cramping for a few hours after while your uterus gets used to having something in it, but was resolved by the next day. Not debilitating, I went back to work after insertion. I don’t think mirena is known to have prolonged spotting (I think paraguard may but can’t quite remember). My period did not entirely go away, but it was light enough to just be spotting for 3-4 days when I was due for my period. 

Post # 5
253 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

I did switch a few years ago and my insertion was pretty painless, similar to a pap smear, and I was totally fine afterwards. I did have a little spotting for a few days, but it was pretty minimal. For the first several months, I had spotting around the time when my period was supposed to come, but usually not more than that. I took my Mirena out after a little over a year though. While I didn’t have strong period, I did have mild PMS symptoms (back pain, a little cramping, which I’d never had before) and it made me way more emotional overall. I know it works great for some, but I was really happy to go back to my BC pills.

Post # 6
5081 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2014

I made the switch. I never had any side effects or issues with the pill and the same with Mirena. The insertion was painful for about 30 seconds. Then I had some cramping the rest of the day and spotting for a couple days (I was not on my period during insertion). I may have had a slight amount of spotting when I would have been due for my next period, but then nothing. No cramps, no periods, no issues, it was great. 

Post # 7
73 posts
Worker bee

I got pregnant on Mirana it’s not as effective as it’s marketed to be as their number don’t include when it gets “lost” inside you; which is pretty common. 

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Post # 9
9799 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

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sweetdee89 :  Hopefully you like the mirena. I was on BCP for 16 years and then went off everything for 3.5 years (had 2 kids) and now I have a mirena.  I LOVE the mirena.  I spotted the first 6 weeks or so but now I get no periods and it is so great.  I spot maybe a day or two every ~2 months.  I’ve had mine 14months.  I will never go back to BCP. I had monthly headaches from BCP but I don’t have any of those with mirena.

I really didn’t have any pain at all during insertion. Just kind of like a pap, maybe slightly more uncomfortable than that.

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