Mirena? (XP)

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zoe08's picture
Joined: 09/09/08
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Mirena? (XP)

Have any of you had the Mirena? What was your experience?

I am contemplating what to do for BC and DH really doesn't want me to go back on the pills, at least for a while to see how I am without being on them, since I have either been pregnant or on BC for most of the last 7 years. And I feel bad a lot and he thinks that the pills may have something to do with it. But I am terrified of being off of them because they dramatically reduce my cramps and make it so I know exactly when to expect AF.

I have a friend who says she hasn't had a period since she got the Mirena 3 years ago. I don't know if this is common or not. I am terrified in general of IUDs because I have heard too many horror stories, and terrified of what would happen if it didn't work and I got pregnant with an IUD. But I am trying to research all my options. With as difficult as this pregnancy was, I really want to wait probably around 3 years before having another one.

LizzyLaw06's picture
Joined: 05/20/07
Posts: 497

I had it in between dd1 and addisyn. LOVE IT! After about 4 months my period went away. No remembering the pill. I will be going back on that again here in a few weeks.

Mild cramping after it was put in and taken out. The procedure hurt no more than an exam

mandi04's picture
Joined: 08/10/03
Posts: 2272

Can't comment on the mirena but I had the paraguard and didn't have any problems, I had it from June 06 until December 08 (right before we ttc #3). The insertion was a bit painful, but that was because I got it at my pp appointment and my cervix was 'locked up tight' and since I was breastfeeding there was no telling when I'd get af (easier to insert it when you are on af, and I didn't get af for 16 months so I'm glad I got it when I did). The removal was SUPER easy. I tensed up expecting to feel something, and I didn't feel a thing different from any other pelvic exam I've had in my life.

SoniaNoemi138's picture
Joined: 01/24/11
Posts: 569

This is a good thread because I'm also thinking of Mirena (or the copper iud) and am also curious to learn about other ppl. Thanks!

cherylfhorn's picture
Joined: 08/24/08
Posts: 600

i am planning on going on it here. I talked to the doc about it since I was worried about going on BC at all since it took me 4 yrs to get pregnant cause of my PCOS. He said it is the best for PCOS and has the least amount of hormones for the body. And yes it is possible that for you to not get a period and it be normal on it

Starflyr's picture
Joined: 10/20/07
Posts: 428

Im getting Mirena put back in again, I had it after Brayden and it was WONDERFUL. 3 years of no periods, no cramping, no hormonal insanity...

Getting it put in is uncomfortable - take ibuprofen before you go - but I LURVED it.