(Closed) I got the Mirena without doing my research-its coming out tomz,

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I’m on mirena as well and honestly I hate it. I have gained so much weight within the year and the side effects are unbelievable I would sometimes get the pregnancy flutter feelng in my stomach its crazy I know and I double check to see if I was just in case but I wasn’t. Im thinking of switching aswell soon.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I have had exactly the opposite experience, I haven’t gained any weight, have a way higher sex drive than hormonal BC and don’t have the same hormonal swings that I had before. I’m sorry you are having a hard time, I would say give it a few more weeks, I didn’t feel quite right until probably 3 months after I got it. 

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

Well, I wouldn’t have it removed just yet. Have you had a work up on yourself lately? There may be reasons aside from the Mirena that are causing the issues.

As for mood, you just had a baby. I would not be so hasty to link it to the Mirena– Post Partum Depression is real. This may also be the link to your lack of libido. As for pain during sex, my friend had issues for several months after giving birth to her son, and she wanted to get pregnant again right away (why, I have no idea).

I’d first see a doctor and have a quick blood lab test done to see if anything is amiss. Your body went through quite a bit in giving birth, and is getting back to normal. After almost a year of not being “normal,” it may take some time to adjust. Look into hypothyroidism if you haven’t before. Swelling & weight gain are a symptom of it, and I know that disease has a propensity to show up in women after giving birth too.

Good luck!

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Whoa! Hold up! I have had my Mirena for almost a year. No weight gain. No change in libido. No mood swings.

Please talk to your doctor before you have it removed. As PP said there could be something else going on.  

Post # 9
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883 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I had my first Mirena for five years and I just got the new one, no horrid side effects! 🙂 The Mirena has worked wonders for me! I got it right after I had my baby years ago and it’s been highly effective! 

But the hubby wants another baby so I may be making changes! 

Sorry that you are having issues with Mirena! 

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Unfortunately, everyone reacts differently to different types of bc. I’m on OTC and love it, but many people have had serious problems with it.

I definitely agree with @JulesSchnooks! Go see the doctor about what’s going on with your body–get a full work up to make sure that something else isn’t wrong. 

Lots of love for you. I know this is really stressful. <3

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

Yeah, you’re probably right; 8 weeks seems like a reasonable enough time for things to get 100% back in order. It’s totes the Mirena. Good luck having it removed tomz.

Post # 14
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

These are the symptoms I have on anything hormonal, the pill, the ring… so if I ever get an IUD it will be Paraguard.

Sorry you went trough this! Especially at that cost.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

While it super sucks that you are having these symptoms, everyone reacts differently to medications (especially hormonal ones), and while I am sure there are others out there with negative side effects of Mirena, my understanding is that is a significant minority. So it’s not really the doctor’s fault, they generally warn you of the most common side effects (otherwise they would list 50+ possible side effects for every drug!), and unfortunately you experienced some of the more extreme ones. 

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I was not a fan of Mirena either, the day I got it removed was a happy day in my househould. No more moody, batshitcrazy Mama, ha.

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