(Closed) Share your experience having expired Mirena replaced with new Mirena…

posted 4 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
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Helper bee

Did you have it inserted on your period the first time? I did and had no discomfort at all. I had it removed and inserted the same time and it was definetly uncomfortable this go around.  Not bad, but I felt it. I bled a little. I had a very bad experience…. but not from the insertion, they put a medication on me that I had an allergic reaction to and uhm… yeah allergic reaction inside girly parts no good.  I’m about to get my third.  So don’t let that sway you.  I haven’t had a period in almost 12 years (yes I’m overdue with getting it switched out).

Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

I had my second coil about 15 months ago. Always had periods on the first one but at least there were light and regualr unlike pre coil. This one took a while to settle down but im back to regular. It didn’t hurt having this one in (first one killed due to cervix scarring) didn’t know it was being changed that day so didnt take anything before the app. In happy with the coil my youngest is almost 8 and after having three kids in less than four years I highly recommend it as a contraceptive. It’s don’t wonders for my periods which prior to the coil were ten days on ten days off, all the time. Id like to be sterilised in a few years but I’m not sure what effect it will have on my cycle.

Hope this helps xx

 

Post # 5
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Helper bee

onceuponadream:  Yes, my body reacted the same way… just kept on going.  Actually I think it got even better.  The first 5 years I had some spotting every 12-16 weeks maybe. I don’t think I have had any spotting to speak of really the last 7… maybe one a year or so if that. Honestly I don’t need the IUD, SO has a vasectomy. I only keep it NOT to have periods. I can’t imagine going back to having them lol.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

I had my first from 2007-2013 and then had it replaced (hard to believe I only have 2 years left on this one!). The pain with my second one was much improved – when I got the first one, they were still relatively new and the NP struggled a little so it was pretty painful. The second time, the OB/GYN who did it was on her like 3rd one for the day and it was only a very, very short process and only a very small amount of pain comparably.

My body stayed relatively the same – I didn’t spot/break through bleed with the second one after getting it like I did with the first one. I did spot monthly or every other month for the first year with the new one, but it was REALLY light (like probably not even enough to justify a pantyliner if I didn’t want to wear one). The weirdest thing for me was that they had changed the material the strings were made of so they felt softer – it made me panic for a split second when I went to check it the first few months because it was harder to find. 

I don’t spot anymore at all, and again, the first year was barely a noticable difference from what I had experienced at the end of my first Mirena.

Post # 8
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Busy bee

onceuponadream:  I havent made it to th 5 year mark, but the insertion was the worst. Keep us posted on how the swap goes.. Good luck!

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

onceuponadream:  I got my 2nd Mirena a little more than a year ago.  My experience may be a little different from yours though, as I did not experience extreme pain the first time I got my IUD (I mean, it hurt, but it wasn’t awful for me).  

For me the replacement was uncomfortable and pinchy, but not that bad.  It helped that the doc who did it was really experienced.  I took some advil in advance and made sure to focus on deep breaths and relaxing all my muscles throughout.  That really helps because if you get tense or scared it will hurt so much more.  I think I’m one of the lucky ones who isn’t as sensitive as I know that others have described it as being incredibly painful.

In terms of bleeding – I’ve had no period and irregular very light spotting with my first mirena and it’s been the same with the second.  After I got my first mirena I had bleeding for like a month straight, but that didn’t happen the second time around.  Also, with the first one it took several weeks for the period like intense cramps to settle down and several months for me to stop getting pangs where I could feel my guts in an unpleasent way.  None of that happened with the second one.

Good luck!  I hope it’s not as painful for you this time!  I’ve fainted from pain once befor and I wouldn’t wish that on anyone!

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

onceuponadream:  yes my situation is the same on my second coil as my first

Post # 12
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122 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Ask for a cervical block when they insert the new one. It’s like novicane for your uterus. Couldn’t feel a thing! Some doctors will do it for a small additional fee.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2015 - Anchor Inn, MD

onceuponadream:  I had a similar experience with my first Mirena — I haven’t had any kids yet so it was really painful to get it inserted the first time. I almost passed out and then had the WORST cramps after. My dr said they would be similar to labor pains. When I got it taken out and a new one inserted (they do it at the same time), I took ibuprofen (I think 600 mg) beforehand and it was soooo much better — probably both a mix of the pain meds and my body being used to it already. I only got minor cramps and did bleed afterwards but went right back to my light/no periods shortly after. I just had the second one removed in November so we could TTC and did the same thing — took ibuprofen beforehand — and it hurt for the split second she pulled it out and then everything was fine, and I just spotted for a day or two after.

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