From BC Pills to Mirena?

posted 2 months ago in Wellness
Post # 2
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5302 posts
Bee Keeper

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
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1052 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

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
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131 posts
Blushing 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
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5171 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. 

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