Thinking about using Mirena as birth control

Sonya - posted on 11/10/2008 ( 18 moms have responded )

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I'm thinking about using the Mirena IUD as a form of birth control. Does anyone have any experience with this?

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Jessica - posted on 01/13/2009

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Yes, I got mine 3 yrs ago about 3mo after having my second child and I love it!  I have never had any problems with it and love that I dont have to remember to take a pill daily.   I have very light and short periods (1-2 days) and some months none at all.  There were some side effects at first like cramping and low back pain but only lasted 1-2 months for me.  I would highly recommend it!

Traci - posted on 01/13/2009

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I have plenty of experience with the Mirena, Implanon and any other form of birth contol out there. I am a Navy Corpsman and for about a year I worked in the Female Wellness Clinic at Boot camp!!!! I have had the Mirena and it worked great but due the the provider who put mine in after my daughter was born it twisted and had to be removed 3 months later, I did the Implanon which goes in your arm (not Norplant, way different) but has the same hormone as the Mirena. I love the Implanon the best. You don't have to worry about checking strings, you can just feel it in your arm...it will not effect any normal day to day activities or even anything else you like to do. I am in the military and they make us do all types of crazy stuff and it never hurt or anything like that. Is a plastic rod so it will not break...there has been no studies stating that anyones had boke. It is a 3 year birth control vs 5 years...and with both your fertility will return instantly. if you have any questions I will be happy to answer them:)

Sarah - posted on 01/12/2009

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I do not personally have the Mirena, but know 2 ppl who do. The first persons fell out after a month. The second person, my best friend, is actually going for surgery next week to have it removed, as it migrated up further than it should have, and it is now attached to the wall of her bladder. She will have the surgery, but then will not be able to lift, drive or work for a few days and she is a single mom of a 2 year old.

Sabrina - posted on 01/12/2009

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HI- BEST BIRTH CONTROL OUT THERE AND SO CONVENIENT FOR YOURSELF-NOT HAVING TO THINK ABOUT BC AND ALSO NO MORE ANNOYING PERIODS-REALLY HELPS WITH PMT

Sabrina - posted on 01/12/2009

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HI- BEST BIRTH CONTROL OUT THERE AND SO CONVENIENT FOR YOURSELF-NOT HAVING TO THINK ABOUT BC AND ALSO NO MORE ANNOYING PERIODS-REALLY HELPS WITH PMT

Jennifer - posted on 01/06/2009

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I had a Mirena inserted on Dec 5, 2008. I had the expected spotting, but being as regular as I am I got nervous when my period did come. I took a pregnancy test on Dec 21 and it was positive. This will be baby #5 for us! Because the uterus changes shape during pregnancy, the strings pulled up into the cervix and the docs were unable to find the thing without a level 2 ultrasound. They had to open my cervix and search for the strings, which was extremely painful. They fully expected me to miscarry immediately, but miraculously I am still pregnant on january 6th 09. We are cautiously optimistic that this preganancy will remain viable, but there is still a risk of miscarriage. Needless to say, I will never have another iuc ever! Even my o.b. told my husband I have been through enough.

Marcia - posted on 11/16/2008

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I had an IUD, didn't work with me. I had for 8 eights months and still got pregnant. Dr. couldn't remove it, cause it could have caused a miscarriage, so it stayed throughout my pregnancy.

Jessica - posted on 11/15/2008

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I have had it for 3 years and Love it!!! No worries about remembering to take the pill.

Anissa - posted on 11/15/2008

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I had it putin In October 2004 and in Janurary 2005 after 4 months of spotting and cramping I had it pulled out. my partner and I could both fell it during sex..he felt the strings I felt it move. My dr told me no way but i said yes way...

Hollye - posted on 11/15/2008

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I had the Mirena placed in 2002 right after my son and 2nd and last child was born. It was great as a birth control for 5 years, but I had it removed d/t I received numerous cysts on my ovaries and I also gained a lot of weight. I have other friends who have it and love it. Every person is different and have their different experiences.

Denise - posted on 11/15/2008

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I got mine 8 weeks after the birth of my daughter. I am not good with daily pills and I was tired of using condoms. In the beginning I could feel the strings myself; that was really weird and uncomfortable. But, after a little time, that went away and it has been smooth sailing since. I had a couple really lite periods early on but nothing since. And I don't have bloating, cramps, or back pain either. All in all, I love it and would recommend it to anyone. Good luck!

Jean - posted on 11/15/2008

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I have had mine almost a yr and love it!!! Haven't had a period in 3mths now and that is great.My partner says he can feel it sometimes but it's not all the time.

Madonna - posted on 11/15/2008

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the mirena can work very well,but you may also like to think about the implanon implant,less invasive.i work in a gp practice so see these all the time

Jenny - posted on 11/13/2008

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I had the mirena but had a constant period for 7 months - after being told that i wouldnt have any periods after 3 months, it really got to me in the end and my partner could also feel it and said it was uncomfortable and sharp. i had it took out the normal coil put it, which is great as i dont know its there and there are no hormones with it like the mirena, i also have much lighter periods now :) . but it depends on the person, you can always try it and have it taken out if its not for you - thats if you are willing to put up with long periods! hope this helps!

Susan - posted on 11/13/2008

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I also loved it, BUT had to get it removed after 6 months, as the strings on it are hard, and you partner might bump into it causing him a bit of pain.. the doctor tried to trim the strings but it still didn't help.. All in all, I loved it and wish I could go back, unfortunately my husband wont have it

Michelle - posted on 11/10/2008

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I have had the Mirena for 2 years and I love it! When you first get it, you have a LONG period, but then it is sporadic and now I don't have one at all! Plus, I don't have to think about birth control and it doesn't affect my mood!

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