Scaaaared

Jackson, MO

#1 Mar 25, 2011
I've been reading online about side effects and am having second thoughts about getting on it.
Melynda

Chicago, IL

#2 Mar 26, 2011
Scaaaared wrote:
I've been reading online about side effects and am having second thoughts about getting on it.
Alright girl... I've had the IUD Mirena for goin on 4 years now... It def works if u don't want any kids for the next 5 or 10 years... But it does cause complications... I've had several cysts on my ovaries which cause bad pain... But overall I would say that the Mirena is effective but just like everything it has it's effects...
Mel

Chicago, IL

#3 Mar 26, 2011
Had one for 2 years. No problems
happy with it

Dallas, TX

#4 Mar 26, 2011
I have had the Mirena IUD for the last 2 years and I'm very happy with it. It's not usually recommended if you've never had a child or if you are a smoker. It is a 5 year IUD but it can be taken out at any time and your fertility is supposed to return within 3 months.

I have not had any side effects other than a tiny bit of spotting every now and then. The only thing that sucked was having cramping and heavy spotting for the first 60-90 days. After that it's been smooth sailing.

All in all I highly recommend it. That being said it's always good to do as much research as possible and don't be afraid to ask your OB/GYN lots of questions.
depends

United States

#5 Mar 26, 2011
I've had it since march of 10 right after I had my first son!! The only issue is the first few months ur cramping is ruff but after that me and my fiance of 3yrs well we use no protection and his sperm has cause bacterial infections which is easily fixed...
Get_It

Jackson, MO

#6 Mar 26, 2011
I have had it for 2 1/2 years. I love it! I had periods still for about the first year, but after that, NONE! The only problems I've had is a little cramping. I totally recommend it though!
Mirena fan

United States

#7 Mar 27, 2011
Had mirena for over three years. It's amazing! The first 3 months are bad though, but well worth it. If you are a person who gets cysts! Pelvic inflammation, or really any type of infections... Doctors do not want you to get it. It is placed inside you uterus so the ideal candidate for mirena is a healthy female who does not get any infections, never had inflammation or cysts, and always has regular paps.
not for me

United States

#8 Mar 27, 2011
I realize that everyone is different, but Mirena did not work for me. My periods never went away, only got longer and more frequent. I used it for about a year and a half and finally had my doctor remove it, but it sounds like lots of other people have good luck with it.
be aware!

Cape Girardeau, MO

#9 Mar 27, 2011
I had Mirena. I had no period which I LOVE! I did not know how it worked until after it was placed. This iud does NOT prevent fertilization of an egg. It prevents the fertilized egg from implanting in the uterus. Therefore. It is an abortifacient. I have a very hard time with this.

It depends on when you feel life begins. If you think life begins at conception, then this is a form of abortion. If you feel that life begins at implantation, then it is birth control.

I had to do some soul searching to decide what to do about mine. If I knew how it worked to begin with, I would never have had it done to start with. I told my obgyn this and they were willing to work with me to get it out.

Hope this helps. Just ask your dr a TON of ?s and make the right decision for YOU. No one else should tell you what to do. Weigh the pros and cons and make the best decision for you and your family. Good luck!
Scaaared

Jackson, MO

#10 Mar 27, 2011
[QUOTE who="be aware!"]I had Mirena. I had no period which I LOVE! I did not know how it worked until after it was placed. This iud does NOT prevent fertilization of an egg. It prevents the fertilized egg from implanting in the uterus. Therefore. It is an abortifacient. I have a very hard time with this.
It depends on when you feel life begins. If you think life begins at conception, then this is a form of abortion. If you feel that life begins at implantation, then it is birth control.
I had to do some soul searching to decide what to do about mine. If I knew how it worked to begin with, I would never have had it done to start with. I told my obgyn this and they were willing to work with me to get it out.
Hope this helps. Just ask your dr a TON of ?s and make the right decision for YOU. No one else should tell you what to do. Weigh the pros and cons and make the best decision for you and your family. Good luck![/QUOTE]

Wow....I had no idea. I think I just made up my mind.=(
Aek

Wood River, IL

#11 Mar 27, 2011
I have it for two years and loved it until I got an infection that caused my uterus to close up and had to have it removed. It was very painful too. Its just a risk. it doesnt haooen to everyone. I would like to get one again but I dont want to risk the infection again because it was horrible. But it may work great for you. You have to decide for yourself. It hurts to have it put in but it only lasts a little while. Good luck!
me too

Jackson, MO

#12 Mar 27, 2011
About how long does it take to insert it?
Aek

Wood River, IL

#13 Mar 27, 2011
it takes only a few seconds and then you have cramping. cramping stops within 10 to 15 minutes. then its just slight cramping everyonce in a while for about the first week.
dooo it

United States

#14 Mar 27, 2011
it's okay I used it and didn't get pregnant that's all I know!
Jeney

New York, NY

#15 Dec 14, 2012
If we take their word (manufacturer), there shouldn't be any pains or side effects if we are healthy. I am healthy and I've read their product information very carefully. But still I'm experiencing some pains. A lot of other women are also experiencing the same complications. You can check their stories in http://www.mirenalawsuit.us/mirena-iud-carrie...

Since: Dec 12

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#16 Dec 17, 2012
Stick with birth control pills. Not the shot or anything else. There are more studies and information about the pill. If you can't remember to take the pill, then you shouldn't be having sex.
kim

Fairfax, VA

#17 Dec 17, 2012
I couldn't find the right pill for me. Some cause migraines some caused depression. Some mood swings mirena is fabulous for me. I had implanon and made me loose my hair and had a nonstop headache with it for 4 month :(
mirena

United States

#18 Dec 17, 2012
TiredNurse wrote:
Stick with birth control pills. Not the shot or anything else. There are more studies and information about the pill. If you can't remember to take the pill, then you shouldn't be having sex.
I have had the mirena in now for several months. It reads in the directions to place in the vaginal area but I havd had much luck with placing the product in the anal hole area. Not pregnant yet.

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