(Closed) Mirena Experience?

posted 9 years ago in Wellness
Post # 17
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

JulesSchnooks  yes i would say so….it last a few minutes and then either i get up from bed in the morning to start my day or just reposition my self, but  yea probably is something common that we all have to get used to at first…do you get it around a certain time or just once every other day?

Post # 18
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’ve had mine for nearly 3 years and I like it. However, I’m considering having it removed to start charting. It’s in no way a reflection of my experience with Mirena (no problems at all after initial cramping stopped) but more of my genernal shifting preference away from artifical interventions. 

At this point, I’ve been on some sort of hormonal birth control for almost ten years. We are going to TTC in the next two years, so I like the idea of letting my body work itself out and getting used to FAM.

Post # 19
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I had a Mirena from August to February, adn then had it removed as it was starting to expel 🙁 At least removal was very quick and almost pain free (I did end up spotting for several days after – & I’m on Medroxyprogesterone so it wasn’t a period). Unfortunately I’m prone to ovarian cysts and just kept getting them while I had Mirena. I probably would have kept it in if I hadn’t had some other side effects. I still recommend it to people, and think it’s an excellent birth control option and I’d even consider it again (after talking w/ my RE, but she said to hold off for now). 

Post # 21
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

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@StuporDuck:  it was cramping a little more than usual and was a dull pain. Then for a week there was no pain, and I had been used to occasional sharp pain (like it would come on, but not last long – but i literally dropped a glass of water once b/c it was so intense and shocked me). I just couldnt find my string for a few days – I even had my partner look (and he’s a nurse). Then we felt something…. plastic sticking out.  The dr wouldn’t put it back in since it was coming out. I didn’t feel that much, it jst felt very .. weird. It was a quick tug but no pain

Post # 22
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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@StuporDuck:  I had cramping like that for the first 2 weeks on and off and I took motrin. Then I would get random sharp cramps for months, but they were pretty quick (maybe 2 minutes?). I was a little concerned, but because they didn’t last long and because I knew to expect cramping and spotting for possibly 6 months, I didn’t worry too much. If you can feel your strings, I don’t think you need to worry. My strings retracted into my uterus, so I had to have an ultrasound to make sure it was in place- which thakfully it was. If you’re concerned though, I’d probably call my doctor.

Post # 23
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I’m glad to see positive experiences. I’m going to my gyno for a consultation in 2 weeks to discuss an IUD. All of the online BC forums are terrifying! They’re all worst case scenario. I know everyone responds differently, but its hard to ignore all of those horror stories.

Post # 25
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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@StuporDuck:  Just had mine taken out today (we’re going to start TTC in a month) and it was so quick and easy!! I was very nervous because as I said earlier, the strings had gone into my uterus. Anyway, the doctor started out the appointment today saying they may have to do surgery because of the strings, but as soon as she looked today they were visible and it came right out. SO, the good news is that even if the strings do disappear, it sounds like they can come back out again making it easier to remove. I will defiinitely get another Mirena after we have a baby (or 2) because it has been the best BC I have used…minus the initial cramping, but that is doable.

Post # 26
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Bumble bee

My most pressing side effect is increased acne.  I’ll even get it on my scalp if I wait too long to wash my hair.

Exfoliating once and washing twice daily seems to help, but I hate washing my hair… 

Post # 27
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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@pinkandsparkly:  Yes reading all of those experiences online can be terrifying! I worry myself about a lot of medical stuff because of what I read online and I just try to keep in mind that generally the people who will write about their experiences are the people who’ve had really bad or really good experiences. I don’t think it’s for everyone, but in my case it was the best thing my doctor has recommended.

Post # 28
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I love my Mirena! I’ve had both types of IUD and I vastly prefer the Mirena! I had the Mirena placed last June at the same time as I had my old IUD removed. The removal/insertion process really was no big deal to me. The most uncomfortable part for me was when my midwife was measuring the depth of my uterus – not an intense pain but more a dull, achy feeling. I was already on my period for the insertion so I would say I had some increased bleeding for about 3 days and spotting for about a month after that. Once I stopped spotting, that was it – no periods for almost a year now. Love it!

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