“Sunshine is fantabulous!”

Since: Apr 08

Manila, AR

#1 Mar 15, 2009
Just wondering if anybody has went through the same...

My son was born July of '08 and I got Mirena on September 15. My periods decreased about 95% and I didn't have any spotting. This months, I had a full period with cramping like I did have before the baby was born and I have kept spotting throughout this whole month. It was put in at McClurkan Clinic. Has anybody had this happen?

I have been reading other places online and most women have experienced the signs of pregnancy with things like this (some actually were pregnant) while having Mirena. I am really worried that I'm pregnant again. Any input would help.
a good mommy

Sacramento, CA

#2 Mar 15, 2009
I haven't had it but am considering it. You need to go to Dr ASAP, if you are pregnant it could be a dangerous tubal pregnancy.

“Sunshine is fantabulous!”

Since: Apr 08

Manila, AR

#3 Mar 16, 2009
a good mommy wrote:
I haven't had it but am considering it. You need to go to Dr ASAP, if you are pregnant it could be a dangerous tubal pregnancy.
I've been worried that I'm pregnant and that's my main concern. My second concern is that I'm allergic to the hormone it puts off because I'm allergic to the strangest of things. Plus, my mom got pregnant when she was on birth control. I was just curious as to whether or not anybody else was experiencing this around here. Other than that...IUDs are WONDERFUL! I don't think I could ever stress that enough! I've recommended getting it to everybody I know that's eligible!
housework diva

Schuylkill Haven, PA

#4 Mar 16, 2009
I had the mirena iud put in and loved it. that is until six months later when i thought i was dying. i was cramping as if my guts were going to explode! the most pain i have ever been in. i was rushed to the emergency room and it was removed. it gave me pelvic inflammatory infection. they said if i had waited a few more hours to come in i would have had a nice expensive hospital stay. i took 2 rounds of 2 different kinds of antibiotics. i wouldn't consider it again.
Huh

Gregory, AR

#5 Mar 16, 2009
Have yall heard of the Pargarud?
(I think thats how you spell it)

“Sunshine is fantabulous!”

Since: Apr 08

Manila, AR

#6 Mar 16, 2009
Huh wrote:
Have yall heard of the Pargarud?
(I think thats how you spell it)
It's Paraguard and it's the same thing. There's a few others on the market. Mirena is the only one that put the money out to advertise.
haveitloveit

United States

#7 Mar 16, 2009
I have one and I love it. I've had mine in for over a year now, and from *my* experience, a little unexpected bleeding/spotting from time to time is somewhat normal. HOWEVER, if you by any reason, or chance believe you could be PG, then see the Dr. Don't not go on my advice, know what I mean?

But, just for the sake of saying it, I have had some sporatic bleeding off and on the whole year and a half I've had mine and I've not been PG any of those times. And yes, I've taken about 5 home pregnancy tests just to be sure!
hope I helped some!

“Sunshine is fantabulous!”

Since: Apr 08

Manila, AR

#8 Mar 17, 2009
haveitloveit wrote:
I have one and I love it. I've had mine in for over a year now, and from *my* experience, a little unexpected bleeding/spotting from time to time is somewhat normal. HOWEVER, if you by any reason, or chance believe you could be PG, then see the Dr. Don't not go on my advice, know what I mean?
But, just for the sake of saying it, I have had some sporatic bleeding off and on the whole year and a half I've had mine and I've not been PG any of those times. And yes, I've taken about 5 home pregnancy tests just to be sure!
hope I helped some!
This is actually just what I wanted to here...thank ya so much!
Support Education

Port Lavaca, TX

#9 Mar 17, 2009
the_culprit wrote:
<quoted text>
It's Paraguard and it's the same thing. There's a few others on the market. Mirena is the only one that put the money out to advertise.
They are NOT the same thing!! They are both IUD's, but ParaGard does not contain hormones and is made of copper. Mirena contains hormones and is made of plastic. Both have very different side effects.

I personally use ParaGard. I've had mine for a year now with absolutely no problems at all.

Please educate yourself before making any decision on birth control.

http://www.paragard.com/

http://www.mirena-us.com/index.jsp
mememe

Southlake, TX

#10 Mar 17, 2009
Anyone know anything about Ensure, not sure of the spelling?
been there

Lake Charles, LA

#11 Mar 17, 2009
I had my iud in for about three years and it worked perfectly fine until I got PG with it still inserted. If you have ANY thoughts you might be PG go to the doctor! Let them do the ultrasound and see if your iud is in the right position. It can shift and that could cause the symptoms you are having.

“Sunshine is fantabulous!”

Since: Apr 08

Manila, AR

#12 Mar 17, 2009
Support Education wrote:
<quoted text>
They are NOT the same thing!! They are both IUD's, but ParaGard does not contain hormones and is made of copper. Mirena contains hormones and is made of plastic. Both have very different side effects.
I personally use ParaGard. I've had mine for a year now with absolutely no problems at all.
Please educate yourself before making any decision on birth control.
http://www.paragard.com/
http://www.mirena-us.com/index.jsp
WOAH! I meant "the same thing" by they are both IUDs. I wanted ParaGard, but my doctor's office referred me to McClurkan and I said "IUD" they said, "Mirena." I honestly didn't care at the time...I was more worried about not getting pregnant again.
the know it all

Lake Charles, LA

#13 Mar 17, 2009
the_culprit wrote:
<quoted text>
WOAH! I meant "the same thing" by they are both IUDs. I wanted ParaGard, but my doctor's office referred me to McClurkan and I said "IUD" they said, "Mirena." I honestly didn't care at the time...I was more worried about not getting pregnant again.
i dont know what any of this means, but if i had to i could answer any question about it.
the good news is that i have an appointment to get my teeth fixed.
haveitloveit

United States

#14 Mar 17, 2009
mememe wrote:
Anyone know anything about Ensure, not sure of the spelling?
Essure is a procedure they do in the office. They give you some sort of medication, demerol maybe, to make you feel "loopy" and "relaxed", and the Dr. inserts these little metal coils into your fallopian tubes. Their purpose is to sit there and let scar tissue grow around them and they block off the tube.

They give you some sort of pain medication to take home after that, then you're done. It takes about 3-4 months *I think* for it to grow up, though, so you have to use a condom for a little while.

This is what my dr. told me. I didn't like the idea of it all together, so I chose the IUD, but, there is a website, I believe, that you can go to for more accurate info.

Essure.com is what I remember him telling me....just run a search, you should easily find something.
bad experience

Lake Charles, LA

#15 Mar 18, 2009
i got the mirena, i bled 4 months straight! no stopping, it was horrible, i ached a lot, i had to have it removed because I wouldnt stop bleeding. but everyone i know who has it love it and didnt have any problems at all. im just odd i guess, because i have problem with any birthcontrol i have ever tried.
Support Education

Port Lavaca, TX

#16 Mar 19, 2009
the_culprit wrote:
<quoted text>
WOAH! I meant "the same thing" by they are both IUDs. I wanted ParaGard, but my doctor's office referred me to McClurkan and I said "IUD" they said, "Mirena." I honestly didn't care at the time...I was more worried about not getting pregnant again.
WOAH! yourself. It's your responsibility to know what's being inserted into your body!!

The fact that you "honestly didn't care at the time" is frightening and really shows your naiveness.

Good luck to you.

“Sunshine is fantabulous!”

Since: Apr 08

Manila, AR

#17 Mar 19, 2009
Support Education wrote:
<quoted text>
WOAH! yourself. It's your responsibility to know what's being inserted into your body!!
The fact that you "honestly didn't care at the time" is frightening and really shows your naiveness.
Good luck to you.
I knew the difference of the IUDs. Mirena seemed just as safe as the others. So, it didn't really bother me that they wanted to put that in instead.
Janet

New York, NY

#18 Dec 14, 2012
Because of their aggressive marketing campaigns, Mirena has become very prominent. But it should be noted that these advertisements were stopped after the FDA called their attention.According to the FDA it was misleading and that they minimized the risks involved. This action was done after receiving thousands of complaints.For those thinking of BC, you might gain insight by visiting http://www.mirenalawsuit.us/mirena-iud-carrie...
Monica

Brooklyn, NY

#19 Apr 15, 2013
Despite all assurances that Mirena has a high efficacy with preventing pregnancy. You may still get pregnant, such as with cases of ectopic pregnancies. If you suspect that you may be pregnant while on Mirena, then have yourself checked by your doctor right away. You may also try to see http://www.mirena-iud.net for more related information.

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