I’ve been over at Essential Baby today sharing my experiences of the Mirena IUD. It wasn’t pretty. I’ve written about it a bit here on bigwords, but if you want to read more than head on over and check it out.
The trouble with Mirena is I hate them. Have you had any problems with your contraception?
Thankgod I came across this. My husband has been pushing for me to get one of these inserted for contraception and because my gyno told me it helps with endometriosis. I’d rather have my tubes tied and another laparoscopy!!
Please know that others LOVE it, but just not me and many others who have contacted me. You might be fine. Good luck
Like Bianca mentions some people love there’s. I’ve had mine 4 years and will definitely get another one. Like all types of contraception they work for some and not others.
So, so pleased to hear that it isn’t just me who had the most dreadful experience with this nasty little device. Thrush! Like I’ve never experienced EVER! Plus, like you, all the hormonal shenanigans of a 15 year old. Persevered for 12 months and finally had the little piece of evil removed but still felt I was the only woman on the planet who’d ever had a problem with it. Thank you for sharing!
So happy I found this post today on Essiential Baby. I’ve had my IUD in for 19 months and it is just horrible. I was sticking it out but will be arranging to have it removed in the coming weeks as its been a nightmare from the start. My mood swings have been extreme and my hormones are all over the place. I can relate to so much you have written. The weight gain is shocking and no amount of exercise and diet seems to help. Also occasionally I experience pregnancy symptoms but always test negative. My mum and doctor both said how great it was but its just been horrible for me. Now thanks to your blog post I can prepare for the possibility of extreme heavy bleeding when it’s removed.
Once you get through the yuck part, you’ll feel so much better for it. Good luck xx
I am not alone, and finally things make sense. I had only heard the happy stories, and there are many, but it is important to hear the other stories. It astounds me the medical profession seems unwilling to acknowledge and inform women about the ‘other side’ of things.
I have had mine in for nearly four years and I am going to get it removed! The weight gain has been ridiculous. Itchy scalp. Completely irrational moods and behaviours. Enormous and sore breasts. And no relief from periods at all. I hAve had to take anti-depressants to sleep, I snap for no reason, and know when it’s happening that it doesn’t make sense, but can’t control it. I have had blood tests for thyroid, and tried to find reasons for all of these side effects.
I have it in now and I absolutely hate it!! They never told me I’d get severe headaches to the point of vomiting or that I’d have awful mood swings. My partner hates how it’s changed me.
Take care sweetheart. If it’s working for your body get it removed and chat further with your doctor. You will feel better. xxB
This was one of the options I considered after having my boy. But given that I am literally living proof that IUDs aren’t foolproof contraception, I opted for the Implanon instead. After a rough two months at the start I’ve loved it for the last two years. Apart from the occasional itchy spot just over where it’s inserted, I haven’t even thought about it. I think I’ve been very lucky though as I know quite a few ladies who had an awful experience with it (but swear by the Mirena). Seems to be such a lucky dip… errr… maybe that’s not quite the choicest phrase to use…