calling all women with the MIRENA IUD
sara

Salt Lake City, UT

#1228 Feb 11, 2012
Sorry it is curezone.com my phone tricks me ;)
sara

Salt Lake City, UT

#1229 Feb 11, 2012
idk1985 wrote:
Hi everyone i have posted on here twice before and i am posting again cause i am very concerned. I ave had the iud in for about two years now and i am still having periods each month and then for the past four months my boobs have been swollen and hurt almost like when i was pregnant. i have taken two different hpt and they both came back negative and i guess i m asking if anyone else on here has had these symptoms
same thing here. I seriously tought i was pregnant and got so scare, test was negative but kept feeling the preg symptoms. After researching i found this thing is evil. I am getting it out as soon as i can get the money the doctor is asking...look at curezone.com about this and watch the video of mirena at drjnutrition.com after my research i found that many of other symptoms i am having are mirena's fault. Depression, feeling pregrant, not thinking straight, horrible mood, weight gain...but the worst is that it keeps going worse and it intoxicates you preventing your liver to do its function. Some women found silicone in them after some tests...please investigate and look it up on the internet...bayer lied to us and fda warned them about it and i do not understand why they have not recall it yet.
lika

Portland, OR

#1230 Feb 12, 2012
well said, one word (monster) just agree with you 100%...........
Marisa

Fowlerville, MI

#1231 Feb 16, 2012
Ive had mine now for a few months and I WOULD NOT recommend it to anyone. The inserting was one of the worst pains I've ever had. And the cramping from that day on has been worse and worse and worse. The only good thing that came was I didn't have a period for a few months but now I've had a period for almost two weeks straight. I have mood swings, weight gain, no sex drive, pain, acne, major cravings, and have had so many problems!! I have an appointment to get it removed Tuesday aNd I can't wait!!!
Eleni

Basking Ridge, NJ

#1232 Feb 16, 2012
I have had Mirena for about a year. Insertion was easy and uneventful. I have had 2 children and was 56 at the time, still not menopausal. It successfully brought my out-of-control bleeding (caused by fibroids)during periods down into a normal range though did not ever eliminate periods. Did not experience weight gain, mood swings, or many other bad effects. Side effects include almost constant spotting and light to moderate cramping all the time, every month. One month (about 7 months after insertion) I had heavy bleeding, but that was exception. However, fibroids have continued to grow, causing other serious problems, and I will now have to have a hysterectomy. Note: while there is no proof of a relationship, my blood pressure has risen significantly and problematically (20+ points) since using the Mirena. I am thin and exercise. I will be very interested to see if it goes down after the device is removed.
Hollie

Los Angeles, CA

#1233 Feb 17, 2012
I have had the Mirena for almost 3 years now. I had problems previously with birth control giving me depression. Little did I know that this would probably be one of the worst. It's always a roller coaster in my life and I feel like it's the mirena. The first month after insertation I bled but I expected that having worked in an OB/GYN office. But after that I quit having periods which is great but the depression set back in. About a year ago I started feeling like I was prego and had all the symptom but of course it was nothing. I met with an OB but she was more concerned about my depression and not the fact that the BC could be causeing the depression. It turned out that I had a low thyroid and I began taking pills for that. Soon that went away but I was still depressed. About 4 months ago I began having a period after 2 years of nothing. Again I went to a different OB/GYN and they quickly brushed off the birthcontrol also my depression had gone away and all she declared that it was a good thing. Now this month I have not had a period, I've been depressed for the last three months and I don't wanna go back and see that OBGYN so I'm going to call my pcp and get my levels checked. I'm freaked out to take a PT cuz my husband has stated he doesn't want another child but I kinda would. Also I hate the let down. I really want this thing out but I have to wait till my husband gets a vasectamy. ugh. If you are considering getting this remember how you react to medication. NOT everyone is the same. But if you have had negative effects before . Do not do this birthcontrol!!
Bettyboop

London, UK

#1234 Feb 20, 2012
Beth wrote:
I had the Mirena inserted 6 months ago. It was very painful and I nearly fainted. I bleed for a good 6 weeks afterward. My periods have been easier with less cramping. They have gone from heavy, to light and now I haven't had one in over 8 weeks. But boy, are my breast sore and swollen. Has anyone had this experience? I feel weird not having a period. And I can't stand my breast hurting all the time.
That's exactly my experience! My breasts are sore. And now, after almost 2 years the bleeding has returned ;(
I had a copper IUD before Mirena and had to take it out - it made me bleed more. So I'm more happy with Mirena, apart from the above mentioned (it's pretty weird to have sore nipples!) and the bleeding has returned now, which makes me a bit worried, hope it's just once off
luvs it

High Point, NC

#1235 Feb 20, 2012
cjbw wrote:
Just got mine a week ago. Installation was horrible and I cramped like crazy the first day. After that, I could barely feel it the second day and now can't feel it at all. My dr. told me to go ahead and quit taking my pills about four days before I got the IUD. That's when I had most of my spotting. I barely spotted at all with the IUD and only for a couple of days. My sex drive is back and I love it! I go next Tuesday for an ultrasound just to make sure it's still in the right place.(a good idea imo since I can't feel it anymore). After that, it's no maintenance except for yearly paps. No more pills everyday and all the side effects that go with. If you search the web long enough you will find plenty of people who have terrible things to say about the Mirena, but I love mine.
ive had mine for 3 yra niw. I have no periods and no pain. I luv my merena. Wldnt change it. But...it does do differently with diff ppl. Some ppl have trouble n some dont. U never know til u leave it in for at least a year. Sometumea it takes that long for ur body to get use to it. Good luck
idk1985

Taylorsville, UT

#1236 Feb 20, 2012
I have posted on here about three different times now and i have had mine for almost tewo full years and i am at my ropes end here. I have mood swings soo badly that i am scared my marriage will wind up ending soon, i have a discharge, no sex drive, sore boobs for months straight, painful intercourse, acne like you wouldnt believe, hot flashes, heavyness in my abdoment,bloating too,i can also hardly carry my 19 m onth old around any more cause it is soo uncompfertable. I am only 20 years old too and i shouldnt feel this way. I am thinking about having the IUD taken out for good scared though cause i cant afford to winde up pregnant againand have had bad exsperinces with the pill but if it wwill take away all of the symptoms i have been having well then it is worth it to have to take the pill. I understand that every women is diffrent and so is there body and i am sure that many of you have had a really good exsperince with the IUD but as for me it is a nightmare that i want to end. I am just post my story one last time. And here is the list of known side affects of the mirena IUD:
Irregular vaginal bleeding (e.g., spotting), cramps, headache, nausea, breast pain, acne, rash, hair loss, weight gain, or decreased interest in sex may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor promptly.

Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication device because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication device do not have serious side effects.

Tell your doctor immediately if any of these serious side effects occur: lack of menstrual period, unexplained fever, chills, trouble breathing, mental/mood changes (e.g., depression, nervousness), vaginal swelling/itching, painful intercourse.

Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: migraine/severe headache, vomiting, tiredness, fast/pounding heartbeat.

Tell your doctor immediately if any of these highly unlikely but very serious side effects occur: prolonged or heavy vaginal bleeding, unusual vaginal discharge/odor, vaginal sores, abdominal/pelvic pain or tenderness, lumps in the breast, yellowing eyes/skin, dark urine, persistent nausea, trouble urinating.

A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any of the following symptoms of a serious allergic reaction: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.

This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
Av_Gal

El Centro, CA

#1237 Feb 21, 2012
I'm on day 5 of the Murena and am kind of worried. I get very specific centrally located pain 3 inches above my belly button. I've never had children and had to have it inserted during my cycle so that I would be adequately dilated. I'm in the Army and very outdoorsy, consider myself a tough broad...However, I asked the doctor to punch me in the face during insertion because it hurt so bad. (She declined). So far no mood swings but from what I've read I can possibly look fwd to those later. The spotting is terrible and frankly, unromantic. I don't know if I am digging this method of BC but I plan on giving it at least 3 months prior to any conclusions. These cramps are incredibly annoying and feel like the kind I would get on my worst, heaviest day of my period.
idk1985

Salt Lake City, UT

#1238 Feb 21, 2012
idk1985 wrote:
I have posted on here about three different times now and i have had mine for almost tewo full years and i am at my ropes end here. I have mood swings soo badly that i am scared my marriage will wind up ending soon, i have a discharge, no sex drive, sore boobs for months straight, painful intercourse, acne like you wouldnt believe, hot flashes, heavyness in my abdoment,bloating too,i can also hardly carry my 19 m onth old around any more cause it is soo uncompfertable. I am only 20 years old too and i shouldnt feel this way. I am thinking about having the IUD taken out for good scared though cause i cant afford to winde up pregnant againand have had bad exsperinces with the pill but if it wwill take away all of the symptoms i have been having well then it is worth it to have to take the pill. I understand that every women is diffrent and so is there body and i am sure that many of you have had a really good exsperince with the IUD but as for me it is a nightmare that i want to end. I am just post my story one last time. And here is the list of known side affects of the mirena IUD:
Irregular vaginal bleeding (e.g., spotting), cramps, headache, nausea, breast pain, acne, rash, hair loss, weight gain, or decreased interest in sex may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor promptly.
Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication device because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication device do not have serious side effects.
Tell your doctor immediately if any of these serious side effects occur: lack of menstrual period, unexplained fever, chills, trouble breathing, mental/mood changes (e.g., depression, nervousness), vaginal swelling/itching, painful intercourse.
Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: migraine/severe headache, vomiting, tiredness, fast/pounding heartbeat.
Tell your doctor immediately if any of these highly unlikely but very serious side effects occur: prolonged or heavy vaginal bleeding, unusual vaginal discharge/odor, vaginal sores, abdominal/pelvic pain or tenderness, lumps in the breast, yellowing eyes/skin, dark urine, persistent nausea, trouble urinating.
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any of the following symptoms of a serious allergic reaction: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
I also wanted to add that back in 2011 i had a pap smear done and it came back abnormal and that was my very first one. The pap that i had done before i got pregnant and then after i was pregnant came back normal. I find it very weird that i have been with only one partner my whole time and i wind up with an abnormal pap smear after i get the mirena iud in. The doctor also found white spots on my cervix when he did further test. But everything came back normal so i am hoping that in the next couple of months when i go back in for another pap it will come back normal. But i am deffinitly getting this thing out.
sara

Salt Lake City, UT

#1239 Feb 22, 2012
I got it out today...9 hours after and i feel the difference already....i am freeeeeee! You don't know how happy i am!
BGBsmommy

Monroe, NC

#1240 Feb 23, 2012
Dont do it!! I've had mine for two years (I'm a 28 year old, married mother of one) and will be knocking on my doc's door at 8am tomorrow! I'm loosing the hair I want but growing it everywhere else, fast, thick and dark. The mood swings are horrible! The sex, painful, my pelvis actually hurts 95% of the time...period. Back to the mood swings, it's worse than that, I'm really just mean..and hairy, and bald (how sexy is that?!) If you want to experience puberty all over Again but as a 12 year old boy, go for it!
Trudy

Atlanta, GA

#1241 Feb 24, 2012
I had my Mirena placed 11 days ago. I was a bit nervous leading up to the insertion, but a healthy level of anxiety is good in my opinion. It meant I understood the gravity of the decision and the potential side effects. The procedure itself was...uncomfortable, but not excruciating by any means. Frankly, if you've had a child, it felt like low-level pain from contractions. And the cramps that followed only lasted a couple of days and didn't even match the worst menstrual cramps I've ever had. Again, everyone's experience is different, but a couple of days of cramps and light spotting seems a small inconvenience for peace of mind.

Although the packaging technically says you're covered from the point of insertion, my doctor recommended using alternate birth control methods for 2 weeks to be on the safe side.

I will say that I have had some phantom cramping the day after sex. Nothing to match the cramping after insertion but enough to give me a friendly reminder that there's something foreign in my body. I'm hoping this is something that will subside over time, but if not, it is not unbearable.

I'm hoping this is a good solution for me. I've tried it all--pill, patch (my skin is too sensitive to the adhesive), ring (hated it!), and the shot. I actually was on the shot for 7 years when I was younger. I actually selected Mirena because of my experience with the shot and the fact that Mirena is a localized version of the same "stuff".

Good luck to anyone researching this. You're doing the right thing to get multiple opinions. However, realize that everyone's experience is going to be different and that only you can determine what is right for you.
Michele

Brisbane, Australia

#1242 Feb 24, 2012
I had the Mirena put it 4 days ago, I was taking Primolut 5mg twice a day up to the night before surgery, when i came out of surgery i felt great no pain no bleeding just a little spotting, 3 days later I am in great pain and have never bleed like this before, its just not stopping I have read its a side effect of coming off Primolut, went to my GP yesterday and he said give it 3 more days to see if the bleeding slows down, if it does not i will have to take Primolut again and go through this all over again when I come off it next time its a great drug stops the bleeding but you suffer when you come of taking this drug worse then before with cramping and bleeding that does not stop its like a tap has been turned on, I am very anemic and very concerned again of my blood loss deciding this morning should i go back on Primolut or continue to bleed, this is why i had the Mirena put in to stop my heavy bleeding.
sravigeme

Ukiah, CA

#1243 Feb 24, 2012
well first of all the insertion was very painful i got very hOt an dizzy an vomitted. by bout an hr later i felt alrite ..aftr a week first coupple times having sex was so painful had ta stop cuz cramps got SO bad . more vomitt.. other times it was ok . ive had the IUD almost seven months an i still cramp pretty bad , Often. LOSS of sex drive. More mood swings then normal im jus MEAN.. even more depressed..imiss Wanting ta have sex wich is the whole reason i got the IUD. now i never know if im gonna cramp or not .. the plus is i Stopped having periods Yay, but if im gonna cramp , mine es well have the Blood TOO..honestly i DONT think mirena is that worth it , not worth all the changes i Tolerate .. ive decided im going ta have it Removed as soon as possible .. it works fur sum ppl yea , but im not happy . Plus my partner says he wont miss those strings anyway . GOOD LUCK ta those who continue , its a risk fur a risk .. Sever common or uncommon side affects (diff fur every1) or possible pregnancy .the reason i say that is cuz ive also felt abdominal pain more then jus few times an im sure its mirena .
Stnhng86

Columbia, MO

#1244 Feb 25, 2012
I have had mirena now for 6 months. The insertion was the easiest part of this whole ordeal. Yes, there was the expected bleeding and cramping after insertion, but I knew that would happen. The bleeding only lasted about 2 months. Since then, the cramps are getting worse and worse. At first it was concentrated on the left lower abdomen so naturally the Dr thought it was a cyst, ultasound showed fluid in my abdomen but he chalked it up to a recent cyst burting (though no cysts showed up on ultrasound). The cramps are now becoming unbearable, no sex at all since it hurts too badly for days afterward. I am reluctant to take out the IUD till my wedding in november. It just seems like too far away to live with this pain. Worst of all, my fiance thinks that all this pain is not frm the IUD....just seems like may other women are experiencing smilar pain after having the IUD for several months! The pain,cramps, gets worse when I have a gas bubble, am too full, am too hungry, or need to pee. So basically, only eat small meals all he time, never pee, never have a BM, never have sex, and don't put pressure on your abdomen whatsoever and you will feel no pain!
Stnhng86

Columbia, MO

#1245 Feb 25, 2012
Made an appt for Tuesday morning with my gyno. Will post results to try to help anyone else with this awful pain.
davijod

Pocatello, ID

#1246 Feb 26, 2012
I got the mirena placed a week ago and it was so painful, even though I have 3 children. My biggest concern is that I am so tired and I can't seem to get it to go away. Did anybody experience this and have it get better? I am already ready to get this thing taken out. Help.....:''-(
katelin

United States

#1247 Feb 28, 2012
Ive had mirena for about eight months and as far as not having to take a pill every day and not having to think about birth controll its great. But as far as the side effects its not so great. For about seven weeks after it was inserted i was bleeding very heavily and had cramps. Then i didnt have a period for about two months. Now i have spotting every now and then. Not enough for a tampon, maybe a light panty liner. I have awful mood swings, and absolutely no sex drive. And thats a problem for me and my husband. My feet swell on occasion and i have frequent headaches. More than likely im going to have it removed soon

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