Post # 16
mel2 : anev : Horseradish : mh89 : Letitbee1 : Thanks for sharing your experiences and advice! Definitely not looking forward to the removal/reinsertion but I’ll take a little cramping in exchange for 5 period-free years! Quick question – for those that are period-free with the Mirena, did your monthly cycle (well, lack of monthly cycle), stay the same? Or was there some spotting, a period or 2 etc?
Post # 17
I also am on my second Mirena. I had my old one removed and new one placed the same day. I had some mild cramping/ spotting after the new one was placed, but it is nowhere as bad as the initial placement of the first. I feel like my uterus was super angry with the first one, and was much more accepting of the second one 🤣 I would NOT want to wait to have the new one placed!
Post # 18
I’ve got to +1 on your OP being a bit on the red flag side. Before reading the comments, I legit said “whaaaat?” out loud and SO was startled, haha.
I just had my Mirena taken out and replaced at the same time (one out, one in–about the span of 30 seconds) and it was juuuust as painful this time around as it was 5 years ago (*insert 6 upside-down smile emojis here*). I even got the Codeine Tylenol perscribed by my GP and it didn’t help. Though, to add: I have generalized anxiety, as well as some other medical issues pertaining to my reproductive system going on, and I was really at the end of my rope with people sticking stuff up my vagina already. People definitely have varying experiences with the pain.
Post # 19
WillowBee33 : I also had to lol at all of the bees expressing shock! alarm! and being appalled! at the doctor. In my experience and this is from personal and working in hospitals it is often the nurse that has more knowledge… especially of the practicalities and day-to-day work as well as better interaction with patients. To me if the only thing to be shocked at is that the doctor was willing to consult with the nurse lol. I think this is actually admirable.
Post # 20
ozbee : I’m a nurse and I find it appalling.
I think it’s great when docs discuss the plan of care and involve the entire care team, but they should know the basics. This is pretty basic IMO
Post # 21
It literally doesn’t matter how many times I explain, clarify, edit my OP, some Bees here love to take one tiny little thing, twist it and won’t let go. I see it all the time on other posts. One Bee expresses ‘shock’ and ‘horror’ and a few others run with it. I fully admit I could have worded the OP better, at what point can we let that go?
I’m not seeing some back alley ‘doktor’ with a fake medical license – she’s a highly respected doctor who has helped me with all sorts of medical issues. She KNOWS it’s preferable to have the IUD’s switched on the same day. It WAS ME who asked if there was any benefit to giving my body a break in between IUD’s. And because she KNOWS what’s standard in IUD’s, and that my question was the opposite, she asked another highly educated medical professional who does the actual insertions on a daily basis for not only MY doctor, but 4-5 other doctors in the clinic, her opinion.
Thank-you to all the Bees who took the time answered my ACTUAL question, it is much appreciated!
Post # 22
ozbee : Well apparently you and I are in the minority! Serves me right though, I thought coming here for a little friendly discussion was a good idea. A few years ago these boards were great, but lately it’s been a very negative atmosphere. I’m certainly willing to listen if someone points out something I might not have been aware of, but this is just ridiculous. Might be time for me to move on…
Post # 23
I’ve had three back to back- the later two put in same day the other was removed and no regrets! It’s the best. I had terrible cramps and now life is easy. I highly recommend. The new insertion for me was no more painful than a regular pap-smear.
The lack (for me) of periods remained pretty much the same.
And when I did take it out finally (thinking about have a child not because of problems) my periods resumed immediately.
Post # 24
Had mine removed and reinserted the same appointment
Post # 25
I had mine out and replaced in the same visit. I’d definitely go that way, as my body barely noticed the change, whereas I think if it waited between the pulling and reinserting, my body would want to go through an adjustment process. I’m no doctor, but I think keeping things consistent hormone wise would be better. 👍
Post # 26
My cycles stayed pretty much the same after replacement. I have always bled some but not a lot, and I have had some heavier periods with this one, but I think there may have been other factors that contributed to that.