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I'm writing this review to set the record straight. First of all, I'm a 20 year old college student who has never had a child before. My doctor and I made the decision to go with Mirena because of complications with the birth control pill OrthoTriCyclen Lo. After reading many negative reviews about Mirena- I was very hesitant to go through with getting it. I was so nervous I delayed getting ...
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I hate it! 17 months of a nightmare! Completely destroyed me physically and mentally!! Ruined my life!! Dont be fooled! At first you will be happy, and then find yourself like me!
I got this after having my second child at the age of 42. I asked to have my tubes tied when my son was born but they said I could only have it done if I had a c-section. I know 2 of my elder sisters had their tubes tied after vaginally birth. I am now 48 and dissatisfied for the simple fact that every time I use the bathroom it looks like my vagina sneezed! I have to wipe and wipe and wipe. This also makes my secretions so sticky that sex is nearly impossible without lubricant and that takes all the spontaneity out of my sex life! I have been to the doctor about this thing and they just tell me that the mucus is what makes it so effective. What makes it so effective is that it is thing is SUPER UNSEXY! I am really pissed with this thing! I still want my tubes tied. Read More Read Less
I’m 45 and needed Mirena to prevent pregnancy (after several miscarriages) Mirena was an absolute nightmare for me. Yes it hurts like hell. Bled for 40 days after insertion( typically have regular periods) Stopped having sex initially bc of bleeding, then lost total interest. I developed extreme anxiety, onset of unusual frustration, fatigue felt like the first trimester of pregnancy, complete apathy and loss of interest in everything and everyone. The final straw was suicidal ideation. I even planned how. I had a clean bill of health from my family doctor prior. Progesterone should NOT be given as 1st IUD option. Try pill form first. I had to wait 6 weeks to get it removed. Which does not hurt at all btw.Read More Read Less
I want to share my experience with this horrible medical product that so many gynecologists recommend. I want to know why this product is pushed so hard for patients with abnormally heavy and clotting periods by doctors. How much money are these horrible doctors getting for each IUD they insert. 4 different doctors all told me this was my only option for my condition after blood clotting prescription medicine was not working. Even when I asked repeatedly about uterine eblasion surgery which has an 85% chance of completely rectifying polyps and heavy bleeding that will fill an ultra tampon in 30 minutes. I’m a 45 year old woman who doesn’t want any more children therefore there is absolutely no reason for me to be on a medical product that’s first use is for birth control. What these lazy doctors want us women to do is have a procedure that is easy for them. They would rather put IUD’s in than do a surgery that takes only 30-45 min. Did I forget to mention that a uterine ablation will stop your period for good in most women over the age of 40. It will ease the side effects of PMS, and you will feel so much better mentally. Next is the fact that when you do try the IUD and you begin to suffer from the MANY SIDE EFFECTS, most doctors will tell you it’s all in your head. The IUD doesn’t cause your emotions to go out of control, the anxieties, the lack of sexual desire, hair loss, acne, weight gain. Etc…or that some of our bodies do not like foreign objects in them and will tell our bodies something is wrong and get it out by way of SIDE EFFECTS. But to doctors, patients don’t know their own bodies after all they are the college educated MD’s we are not. Ladies before you decide to make this decision make sure to find a doctor that will give you all the options that will listen to you and allow you to make that choice and they aren’t saying this is your only option. I’m so glad I found doctor number 4 that told me the uterine ablation was the best choice as it’s not a bandage or band aid it’s a fix to my problem and UTI’s have bad outcomes more that what these other doctors will say because pharmaceutical companies make more money on these that’s why it’s pushed and the statistics are geared to make it look like a better option than surgery. Think about that one…. Read More Read Less
I read a bunch of reviews before I got this IUD put in, and it scared me. Typically the only reviews online are bad ones, so don’t be afraid but also pay attention to your body! I am 22 years old and got my period when i was 12. Since my first one, I have experienced debilitating cramps & extreme bleeding. My cramps were in my hips, entire stomach, and my back and would leave me bedridden for 3-4 days at a time for about 4-5 years of my life. I bled so much that I bled through extra heavy overnight pads in about an hour or two. I had horrible hormonal acne for the past two years, have gained a lot of weight, had a really unpredictable appetite, and had horrible PMS mood swings. I also have never wanted children and never do, and also have ADHD making it hard to remember to take a pill or get a shot. So I knew that Mirena was the best option for me since the hormones are localized to your uterus! I got mine implanted three months ago. I will say for the first month, I had excruciating stomach pain that landed me in the ER. I couldn’t do much physically. I was told I had a UTI & severe bladder infection, so who knows if it’s related. I also bled pretty heavily those first 5-6 weeks. But oh my god am I so glad I got this IUD. My hormonal acne has completely cleared up. My appetite is normal, predictable, and I’ve lost weight since starting Mirena. I’ve had my period twice since then, with No Cramping. No cramping at all, besides maybe a few here or there, but so minor. I spotted after the first day, which even then I wore regular overnight pads and could go about 4 hours without changing!! Huuuuge difference! My moods are better controlled, my weight is redistributing into my thighs/hips from my stomach. I feel amazing. I feel safe knowing I won’t have to worry about pregnancy until I’m 30. I’m so happy I got this IUD.Read More Read Less
This product is terrible because it is painful to put in, I bled on and off for 4 months and the acne it has caused is so bad I have to be on oral meds for 6 months or more. I know so many women that had this device removed because of the terrible side effects. The doctors do a really poor job of warning you what is to come.
The iud may have stopped me from getting pregnant the last two years but my mental health was completely destroyed by this device. Mood swings, irritability, depression, complete loss of sex drive. I don’t know why it took me so long to realize it but when I got the iud removed I felt back to my self within 24 hours!!! This device is not healthy!!
I had read horrible reviews on the insertion process and the weeks after it. The main reason I decided to get Mirena was that the mini pill wasn't working for me anymore and changing to another pill would mean having to wean my 20-month-old from night breastfeeding - which seems more of a burden at this time because she is too attached to it. I came into my doctor's office freaking out and telling her about all the horrible things I have read and that I was scared of how painful it'd be, she mentioned it would be uncomfortable there would be some pain but not as I described to her. She explained the whole process to me, which helped me calm my nerves. She showed me "the path" she had to open in the cervix channel before insertion and mention that would be the most painful part of the process. She started and I felt pain for 20 seconds - which felt like a contraction. She then told me she would wait for that to pass and then she'd insert the device - we waited for a minute and then I felt ready she proceeded to insert the UID and I felt like a menstrual cramp and that's it then it was over. It took no longer than 5 minutes! I went to work afterward and didn't feel any pain or have since the insertion. I have only had it for 3 weeks and the only side effect I've noticed is that my acne has increased a bit, but I have been using a cleanser and topical cream, which has reduced it significantly. I feel everyone can have a difference experience but do recommend not taking too seriously the negative experiences as it may not be what happens to you - like in my case. Read More Read Less
To balance the insertion pain out here with all the painful experiences I recently had the Mirena coil put in. It was uncomfortable for below 5 mins. I have not had children and I was given two pills to insert 2 hours before which opens your cervix pre the insertion and also a pain killer both of which were prescribed by the nurse with my coil. The insertion for me was a little more uncomfortable than a smear and lasted approximately 4 minutes, it was a little worse than a smear. I also think the pills beforehand to open my cervic helped - ask for these !! I was terrified after reading some of the experiences which i'm not saying was not reality for some but for me it was not as described here. I had a doctor in the hospital who is doing it 20 years and I do think this definitely helped. Thankfully none of the reviews of excrutiating pain was true for me - sorry it did for some. I'm glad I got to see more positive experiences on the reviews it helped me go through with it so i'm just joining those of us who had a ok'ish experience and encourage others. Read More Read Less
I am a 28 year old female with two baby girls (one is approaching 18 months and my other has recently turned 3 months). Taking the pill everyday as a form of birth control wasn’t ideal for me personally. I received the Mirena a few weeks ago and the procedure itself was quick followed by light cramping and light bleeding for a few hours. Since then I have found a slight amount of blood when wiping on a couple occasions with no cramping. Despite many misleading reviews, I’ve heard wonderful experiences with this form of birth control! I’m looking forward to light periods/no periods & cramping. I feel the Mirena was the right choice for me. Will leave another review a few months from now! Read More Read Less
Mirena has changed my life!! I've been on various pills throughout my life with very heavy periods. I've also tried the depo shot for about 1 year but gained 25 pounds with continuous spotting, so decided to think of another option. Since being in my 40's my cycles have been worse. So bad that I was severely anemic and was sent to a hemotologist for an iron transfusion. My hemoglobin count was severely low as well. I felt dizzy while walking stairs and always bleed the bed if I forgot to put a cover on the bed before falling asleep. I would bleed through my pants as well if I didn't change my menstrual cup often. Life has been great since Mirena. The insertion process was not as bad as the stories I heard, keeping in mind that I've had 1 child vaginally with no epidural. I did however feel like passing out, but felt better after a few minutes of rest after insertion. I spotted for only 1-2 days after insertion, and no bleeding since. My husband doesnt feel it during intercourse either. I sometimes see lining shed when I use the restroom, but nothing other than a drop of blood. No need for a liner. I would definitely recommend this for anyone looking to reduce their menstrual flow, not to mention how I dont have to think about birthcontrol for the next 5-7 years. Again, LIFE CHANGING!!Read More Read Less
My new Obgyn convinced me this would help. After 6 months of heavy periods I called her and she said wait a few more months. I’m getting it removed next week. I literally bleed daily.. some days so incredibly heavy I bleed through super plus tampons. I have ovarian cysts and I can feel them ache, I have never had that before and several women I know said same thing. I would never Recommend it! I was also told it’s going to be extremely painful to be removed.
I am 48 years and have had Mirena for 5 years which helped me greatly with my heavy periods and Iron levels were so low that the doctor said i would need a blood transfusion. The first year I had all the after - effect symptoms which gradually tapered . I could travel around and go to work with much confidence without running to change whenever I had my periods. However often i had to have a thin liner often. Iron levels were great after.
Got the coil put in and I’ve never felt so poorly with it headaches bleeding body ache sickness pains in my arms and legs feeling lightheaded like I’m gunner fait panic attacks took it out had it a week and couldn’t bare it no more
Had the Mirena put in at age 18-20yrs. Dec 2020-2022. It completely CHANGED MY LIFE FOR THE WORSE. It started with insomnia. Followed by extreme fatigue. Then depression & just overall blah and unhappy, zero energy to do anything much less exercise. Got sick a lot too. It was the height of Covid and my first year of University was all online so I chalked it up to the blues about not being as social. Fast forward 1.5-2 years I had gained weight (thought it was the freshman 15), had bad skin all of a sudden never had acne issues before.Then I started to get headaches daily and upset stomach probably from the Advil use for the headaches. This demonic device causes intracranial hypertension. It wasn't until this past Christmas I came home and my Mom was SHOCKED to see how debilitated I actually was. I couldn't get out of bed and was tired all the time. My Mom then said "It's that IUD I bet. Every since you had that put in you've change and are now a shell of a person you once were. This is NOT normal" With that I booked an appointment to get rid of it ASAP. By January 5th 2023 it was removed. I called my Mom up about 5-6 days later and said OMG I'm having the most VIVID DREAMS. That's because for the first time in years I can sleep deeply for long stretches. No more popping melatonin at 18 years old. It was the IUD not my social media use as my Mom accused me of. The weight I gained is coming off and my skin has cleared. I have energy and the cloud has lifted. I re-joined the gym and have the energy to workout. I worry cause I still get headaches and hope there was no permanent damage and getting my eyes checked now. Please do you research this is not worth the problems. I was given sleeping pills and antidepressant pills at age 18-19. My mom didn't want me to take them so I didn't. I suffered for 1.5 years wondering WHY am I depressed and can't sleep. Removing it has changed my life. I'm happy and PRODUCTIVE. The energy is back & I'm feeling more myself everyday.Read More Read Less
I am 66. IUD was placed to prevent recurrence of uterine polyps/post-menopause bleeding following my 2nd D&C to remove polyps. Horrible experience hormonally - anxiety, nervousness, over-heated, mood swings, continued bleeding. Had it removed after 8 weeks. Now dealing with residual symptoms as my hormones settle back to baseline. I'm too old for this nonsense. The surgeon was zero help as he did not warn me about side effects.
I had the Mirena put in August 2021. I have gained a large amount of weight of which most of it is around my belly and even though I train for marathons and triathlons followed the Optifast Diet, the weight will NOT budge. Not even calorie deficit has helped me loose any weight and it keeps on piling on, pound after pound. I've been to dieticians and specialists and fobbed off and told I am getting older now and can't expect to look like a 20 year old anymore. I have bloating and water retention all over, pelvic pain, painful intercourse, periods that are painful and look like dirty blood. Acne on my neck and hair loss. Not to mentions migraines that have me blinded and vomiting from pain. Ongoing numbness in my left leg and night sweats. Finally having it out on Thursday next week after demanding it comes out. It is concerning how doctors fob you off as if you are a hypochondriac or superficial over weight gain when in fact we know our bodies better then they do. None of these side effects were ever mentioned by the doctor who was all to keen to insert the device when I had to have a DNC done. My Husband and I were told it is very safe and 99% preventative of falling pregnant.Read More Read Less
I am a 33 year old female battling uterine cancer. My doctor recommended that I get the Mirena along with hormone therapy with Lupron. (to further my chances of getting pregnant ) I too, was like you looking for answers on what to expect pain wise. Everybody is different everybody’s body reacts differently. For my experience, a woman who’s never had a child the pain was unbearable. The procedure didn’t last long, but the pain was still, painful to the point where I cried out. But after the marina was in and the thread was cut, I felt fine. The cramping on a scale from 1 to 10 is a mild five, but with some ibuprofen 800 mg and some bedrest the overall experience wasn’t that bad. Read More Read Less
I am 31 and this is my second birth control after a bad experience with the Nexplanon and realizing the hormones were just too much for my body to handle. I experienced anxiety and panic attacks that make me feel like I'm dying.. starting to feel the same way with the IUD and I'm afraid I'll have to have it removed soon ?? sucks.
This was my first iud really wasn’t in long enough to experience any benefits. The insertion was very painful and I had major cramping after for the day. MY 6 week ck up didn’t go well, the IUD was falling out of my uterus and so the dr. had to remove it. I’m so thankful and really didn’t like it. I will deal with heavy cycles until it’s gone. I do not recommend this treatment to women who are having heavy bleeding issues.
I've had Morena for 11 months now. My Dr SWORE to me that it would stop my long periods and extreme cramps. She really made me believe I'd only have the rest of that period I was on and then not have another period again for as long as I had the Mirena in. WRONG. The first 7 months were hell. I'd cramp and bleed for weeks at a time then have a couple weeks break and then cramp and bleed again. Now at 11 months, I still get cramps though not as horrible. My period is lighter, but still a period. Some months period will last 5 days, other months it'll last 10 days. My whole reason for wanting Mirena was to stop my periods and horrible cramps. Since I still have a period and still get cramps, I feel like this was pointless for me. I have experienced depression, mood swings, and hair loss, but I don't know that I can say it is from Mirena or just the other stress in my life. I'm 40 and have had no children, just for more info about myself.Read More Read Less
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