Mirena or another form of birth control?

Jade - posted on 09/20/2012 ( 9 moms have responded )

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Hey everyone! I'm considering getting the Mirena IUD. I've been listing the Pros and Cons for pretty much every type of birth control out there and Mirena seems to be the winner. Anyone out there want to share their experiences about birth control, or Mirena in particular, so I can get some opinions from people who have ACTUALLY had it, because right now I'm just hearing "a friend of a friend of mine" stories lol Thanks everyone :-)

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Amy - posted on 09/20/2012

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I have the mirena and I love it! This is the second time I had it, I used it in between my first and my second. The first time I had it was for 3 years and I still had a period on it every month but it was very light and only lasted 3 days. I was able to get pregnant within 3 months of having it removed. This time around I've had it a little over 2 years, I''ve only had my period about 5 times completely irregular and only lasting a day or two.



With the Mirena from what I've heard you either LOVE it or HATE it there is not in between. Me personally I love it, the only drawback is after you get it put in for about 6 weeks afterwards you are spotting and bleeding.

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Jennifer - posted on 10/26/2012

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I had Mirena for about a year and then started developing heart palpitations. After many doctor visits, they recommended I try and take it out to see if that was causing the issue, so I did. My palpitations stopped after a week. Docs still aren't sure why it caused this issue, but has been known to have the same effect on others. I wish it would have worked for me because I love the simplicity of it all!

Demetrius - posted on 10/26/2012

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Well i had the Mirena implanted on Fec 2011, and found out i was pregnant on May 8th.. what a mothers day present... Went for ultrasound and IUD was NOOOOOOOO where to be found...

Rosalinda - posted on 10/25/2012

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i have been on Mirena for about 4 years now. its true you either love it or hate it. i just settled for it. at the begining i did have my period on an off for the first year and everytime i would have intercourse i would spot. the best part of it all is that eventually my periods went away. there is no dealing with monthly cramps and heavy flows. good luck!

Crystal - posted on 10/19/2012

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I have the Mirena and I would go with no other form of birth control. I love it! My periods only last 3-4 days and it is just light spotting. I have had no issues with it and would recommend it to every woman.

LeSelle' - posted on 10/12/2012

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I love the fact of knowing that i cant get pregnant. It just sucks that i have periods twice a month.

Erika - posted on 09/21/2012

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I'm on my second Mirena now. I had the first one done after my twins were born. I had some light spotting and some cramping, but after that i maybe had one or two moderate periods. I had that one the full five years. Now I'm on my second one. Same thing as last one. It's so nice not having to worry about pills or patches. I haven't had any ill effects.

Amy - posted on 09/21/2012

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I wouldnt let my dog use an mirena. That stupid iud. Ruided my cervix and I had alot. Of problem with it and now their is a law suit happenin

Chloe - posted on 09/21/2012

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I have had it for a year. It's awesome. There's some spotting but to me it's better than horrible cramps all the time and the fear of getting pregnant. I say do it.

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