Any one haveing problems with a Mirena?

Briana - posted on 02/22/2012 ( 46 moms have responded )

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I got Mirena on the 16th so not long ago. Before I got it i had a lot of energy and i didn't feel like crap. But the passed two days i have had really bad cramps and I'm tired as all heck and even when i drink coffee (witch always wakes me up lol) I'm still worn out. Then i go threw were i have a lot of energy at points in the day then I'm back to being tired very shortly after. Anyone else having this problem?

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Evelyn - posted on 02/22/2012

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No I got it right after I had my son in 09 not a problem. At first I did get the cramps and bleeding but after about three months it all stopd now once about every month or two I get a day of spotting and then its over. Try waiting for your body to get used to it and see how u feel. U may need some vitimins to help you get ur energy back. But id talk to you doc in about a month if nothing gets better

Nikki - posted on 02/24/2012

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Well, I got mine in 08.. after I had my daughter.... No problems with energy, but I had some discomfort during sex at first. They went in and trimmed the "strings" at the ends. Ever since, no problems and I have had 3 mini periods (1-2 days at most) in 3&1/2 years! I would suggest waiting until after 3 months to make a decision... The first 2 months or so I had weird discharge.. much like the mucous plug kind (sorry for the gross...) But once that stopped I am and have stayed very satisfied with it. Your body has a foreign object in it now, its just gonna take a minute for your body to get used to it. However, you might be taking in tooooo much caffeine hunnie. Water gives you the most energy... Coming from a 2 cup a day minimum coffee drinker Monday through Friday. :) Drink more water and you will see a significant change. That's the best advice I have. I always have a full glass of water next to my bed at bedtime, which is gone by the time I fall asleep.... Dilutes your body a bit and you wake up very clear and calm. I hope this helps, don't give up yet... No periods, no forgetting your birth control is soooo worth the couple months it takes to get used to it... I PROMISE!!! :)

Brittany - posted on 02/24/2012

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cramping is part of it, my doctor told me that may intensify but once your body adjusts to the new form of birth control it will get back to a normal routine again. Just give it a good couple weeks. :)

Jessica - posted on 03/06/2012

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You also have to give your body time to adjust to the extra hormones. It takes about 3 weeks for it to be effective, and about a month before your body is fully adjusted. Just give it the time it needs, and then go from there. If you are still having issues, then talk to your OB/GYN and switch birth control methods. Hope it works out for you!! :)

Jessica - posted on 03/06/2012

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I've been using the mirena since 2009, after two OB/GYN offices telling me that after a C-section it wasn't possible. I have never had any issues with it, minus the complaints of my fiance complaining of it poking him. I stil get minor cramping a few days before I'm supposed to get a period, but then I get my cycle for all of about 12 hours, and then it's gone. I love it, and would use it again after I have more children until I get my tubes tied.

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Danielle George - posted on 01/04/2014

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I have had Mirena for about 2-21/2 years now. The first time I got it I got a really bad infection that put me in the hospital. I had a new one inserted and I have had nothing but problems, I get my cramps all the time. I get my period for like 2 wks every month and I spot constantly. I am tired a lot as well. I am anemic now and I'm scheduled to get this thing out very soon! I HATE it!

Fatima - posted on 01/03/2014

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I have the Mirena and it has been 3 years now, during this time I have thought been pregnant a few times, but I know that that's how this IUD works.
But lately I am feeling different, my breasts hurt so bad that I can't touch them. I stopped breastfeeding 2 months ago and my milk was all dried up but today milk came out! And it hurts! Also lower abdomen pain,,for several days now specially on my right side.
I've been looking for this IUD inside of me and is nowhere to be find.
2 days ago my back was hurting really bad along with cramps, and I thought it was my period but nothing yet. I had my period month and a half ago.
What is this happening to me?

Charlene - posted on 01/01/2013

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I have had the mirena for almost two years and I absolutely hate it! A few months ago I went to the doctor and told them I was pregnant, I didn't have proof I just had this feeling. Anywho they said its nothing and sent me on my way...now for the last two weeks I have been feeling and seeing my belly move! I've been pregnant before so I know this feeling all too well. I go to the doctor explain how it sounds crazy but it's real. As always they don't listen to a thing I say and treat me for irritable bowel syndrome. I will be going back for a third oppinion lol but it's just been a nightmare for me! I hate it!

Bridgett - posted on 12/29/2012

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just found out im haveing a miscarriage. Ive had Mirena for 3 1/2 years. Goin monday for emergency appointment

Lauren - posted on 12/27/2012

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I recently got Mirena put in in August of 2012. This is my second time having it put in and I really regret that I got it a second time.

The first time I had Mirena, I was constantly itchy down there and it burned every time I urinated. When I went to Planned Parenthood to get it removed, the doctor told me that these symptoms were not from Mirena.

I had Mirena out for about 1 1/2 years and had a beautiful daughter during that time. I decided to get Mirena again after having my daughter and the itching and burning symptoms are back in full force.

I also have the fatigue symptoms you have. I never attributed it to Mirena, but come to think of it, I had a lot more energy when I didn't have it in.

I really am unhappy with this form of birth control. I'll never get it again once I can afford to get it taken out.

Briana - posted on 04/18/2012

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well i gave it a little longer and i dont like it i swear i can feel it stab me at times so i am getting it taken out this week hope that its easy and will be quick thank you all very much for your responses

Susan - posted on 03/30/2012

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I had my laparascpic/hysterscopic surgery today to remove it yayyyy! It went great, and I am soooo very glad he found it!! It was starting to bother me even more with exercising. It was imbedded in my stomach Iining!! Now everyone should know that the surgeon had not seen this happen before and of course there are risks with everything HOWEVER I am telling this story purely because it shows how important it is to listen to your body! I really didnt think too much of the cramping, but after my husbands vasectomy and i went to have it removed, they couldnt find it. That is when the real fun began....also check fo the strings :) coincidentally I overheard the girl next to me who was getting prepped for surgery praising Mirena and said she is a walking billboard for it...

Ali - posted on 03/30/2012

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I currently have it in. The drowsiness part i dont have but the cramping and occasionally bleeding i do have. I also can feel it from time to time and depending on how your man is built during intercourse it can hurt horribly. I am in the process of getting mine out for the sake of the bleeding i never bleed and many times in a year until i got this in. My step mother said to be careful cause they may puncture the uterus and cause more issues than its worth.

Heather - posted on 03/29/2012

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my daughters 9 mos old & its the only thing i've been on since she was born. that said, not really that happy about it. every 2 mos i get horrible cramps (which i never had before) & I bleed! but since i'm nursing its the only non pill choice. if it weren't for the fact we are going to start trying to have another baby soon i'd go back on depo, LOVED that, no period, no cramps yea!!

Rachel - posted on 03/29/2012

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one of my best friends had one and ended up with an ectopic pregnancy, and almost died because her tube burst..... she lost a lot of blood and it was SCARY. I would never get one.

LISA - posted on 03/23/2012

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I actually had it and had all the side effects which equals about the same as menopause. I lost my hair, gained weight, vaginal itching (from dryness), mood swings, hot flashes, no libido, tired and laziness, cramps... It was awful then I got it taken back out and with in a few weeks gradually felt better.... I wouldn't recommend it to anyone

April - posted on 03/11/2012

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I had it after i had my son in 2010. I had it for about 6months and had major issues the whole entire time. i probably had every single side effect you can think of. i got it taken out and instantly felt like a new person. Goodluck - - i do not recommend it to anyone.

Briana - posted on 03/11/2012

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thank you all i know this is a wishwashy subject and i do think i am going to get it taken out, I'm starting to feel a lot worse

Jemma - posted on 03/10/2012

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Hi there, it took a good 12 months for my body to get used to the merina. I was so tired and lacked energy and i still had painful periods though the bleeding wasn't as heavy. Now i rarely get a period but still get the pelvic pain. For me that is fine as my period before the merina was agonizing.

Kayla - posted on 03/09/2012

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I have had mine since 2010. All was fine and dandy until a few weeks ago when the horrible cramping and tiredness returned. I will be going to the doctor within the next week to find out why. Hope all goes well for you

Tiffany - posted on 03/07/2012

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I had Mirena put in May2011.. Since then Ive noticed it from time to time I had to have a ultrasound done a couple months ago because the strings had disappeared and had to make sure it was sitting properly which all is well.. but I think its affected my sex life with my partner.. A couple months back I was on top and while we having sex he hadnt said anything until afterwards that the tip of his penis hurt is it possible that it could have been rubbing against it? Ever since then Ive been basically staying in positions that wont let him go in deep.. I havent asked the doctor I knwo I should but for now my partner has been gone for amonth so I wasnt in a hurry now to get answers.. Can anyone give alittle insight?

Tracy - posted on 03/07/2012

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I had Mirena for over a year and during that entire time my "spotting" (what the docs called it - it was an actual period flow though) never stopped for more than a couple days at a time. Cramps, bleeding, just feeling like something wasn't right with me... I finally had it removed and the doc (new doc) was even a little hesitant to remove it. Said I needed to give it more time. Ya right!

Julie - posted on 03/06/2012

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Go to a Health Food store and they can point you to herbs that will help you deal with this and very possibly HEAL YOU!



They cannot prescribe but they can sure point you in the right direction!



♥ good luck!

SHAMEQUA - posted on 03/04/2012

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I have had my mirena for 4 years and haven't had any pro blems with it I guess it's different for everyone you should talk to your doc about it

Skittlesinsocks - posted on 03/04/2012

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I had nothing BUT trouble with my Mirena. BUT- I have had trouble with every form of hormonal birth control I have tried.



With the Mirena specifically-

-I CRAVED junk food.

-I had no period for the first 12 months or so.

-After that I would just start bleeding randomly and it was DARK red & stinky. And the duration always varied. Sometimes it would just be spotting, sometimes I would bleed full on for several days.

-My normally below average sex drive decreased to NONE.

-I gained nearly FIFTY pounds in 18 months.

-I was moody, but not on any regular schedule.

Susan - posted on 03/02/2012

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I had mine placed after my daughter was born 2.5 yrs. ago and was going to have it removed recently, but the ob/gyn couldn't find it. I then had an ultrasound which couldn't find it and finally an x- ray whiched located it in a region to the right of my uterus. I will see a surgeon on Monday to discuss the laparoscopic surgery I need to remove it. wish me luck :) as far as side effects go... I had some cramping at first and regular periods in past 6 months ( possibly when Mirena left uterus???) and I was very emotional and No patience ( a little crazy feeling...) and I decided to get off caffeine ( I had started basing my day around when I could buy a Starbucks!) and within 2 days I felt so much better!! I then started eating a bit better and exercising a little more! Good luck!

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plus my husband could feel it and complained it was stabbing him so of course it was decent birth control, ha.

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i had the mirena and i did not like it one bit. i had horrible cramping, much worse than i'd ever had on my period, and i was constantly bleeding. nauseated, no energy, all that stuff. i hated it so much. my doctor refused to take it out, though, so i ended up removing it myself. felt much better immediately.

Louisa - posted on 02/27/2012

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You sound anemic. Mirena causes you to spot almost constantly so you're losing blood quite frequently. Couple that with the fact that you drink coffee which inhibits absorption of iron and you could be looking at low hemoglobin levels. I would get my iron checked at the doctor to see if maybe that's it.

Nikki - posted on 02/26/2012

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Wow, I'm tired all the time and have noticed I'm short fused, but just thought it was stress..... As it may be, but now I'm wondering if its Mirena- along with the extra 10-15 lbs I can't gwt rid of...... Hmmmm....

Callie - posted on 02/25/2012

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I had mine for a little over a year when I had it removed to try for #2. I loved it at the beginning but I won't be getting it again. I had minimal cramping and my period disappeared after a couple months. But then I started gaining weight, mood swings, fatigued, no sex drive (hubs was disappointed). I had lost all plus some of my baby weight and kept it of for 6 months until I got mirena. After it was removed I went back to normal. I have more energy and even lost 5lbs in the month it took me to get pregnant. I just don't think the side effects are something i want to deal with again.

Brenna - posted on 02/25/2012

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Horrible!!! I had one in 2008 and all was good at first. Then in 2010 started cramping really bad only to find out I was pregnant and a Tubal!! After having emergency surgery I lost baby and had to have my mirena taken out.

Nicole - posted on 02/25/2012

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I have had mine since August of 2009... give it some time to start working, you won't have these symptoms for long. Hope your energy comes back.. Good Luck !

Shannon - posted on 02/25/2012

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I had mines since 08. @ 1st I went thru everything u did, but eventually it will subside. Your body just have 2 get used 2 it.

Lori - posted on 02/25/2012

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I know that I can't really contribute to this conversation since I don't have one. I am currently pregnant with my 2nd. The docs pushed me to get one after I had my daughter and I refused. I am looking into options after my son is born in May to not have any more kids. 2 is plenty for us.



The reason that I refused to get the Mirena was the stories I had heard about it. I know someone that hers broke and started stabbing her, a customer where I used to work got pregnant while having one in, and a friend of mine went through horrible cramping and bleeding. I know that these are probably SMALL percentages of actually having this happen but it still bothered me.



Good luck. I hope it works out for you.

Sandra - posted on 02/25/2012

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I had gotten the mirena about 6 weeks after giving birth to my babygirl and all was well the first year.....then I started to get overly bloated to where I looked pregnant again, I also got very moody couldn't lose weight and i was unhappy.....it was so bad i got the mirena taken out and I felt so relieved....I was back to my pleasant self in a few weeks....I also finally lost weight. Our bodies are different so it may be ok for you, but if you start feeling weird and then turning into the hulk...get it out....the doctor will tell you that the mirena does not causes those effects but that's a load of poop.... so good luck my dear :)

Ashley - posted on 02/24/2012

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For me the coil was a disaster, i always knew when my period was due as i experienced nerve pain down my right leg, when i did have a period it was really heavy lasting three to four weeks, after having it for eighteen months i experienced major cramp in the bath and minutes later found it floating in the bath. Seriously go to your gp if it is dragging you down

Ava - posted on 02/24/2012

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You got it not long ago so this would be normal. The symptoms all stop by the 4th month maximum. I didn't personally have any cramps or side effects, but I know a few girls that had really bad cramps and fatigue. But it went away and that was years ago. I've had mine for two and a half now.

Kristine - posted on 02/24/2012

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It took me around 6mths to get over the intense mood swings cramps etc. Jus stick with it hun its better for u in the long run. Also if it gets to the point where u can't handle the pain or whatever u may be feeling, go to the drs and jus get them to make sure it hasn't moved. My dr told me they can move and that's when it will stop workin. Hope this is helpful. :)

Anisha - posted on 02/24/2012

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I had the same problem when I first got it but now I'm ok it just takes a little time

Jenni - posted on 02/24/2012

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I've had it twice. The first 3-6 months were rough. After your body adjusts you don't even notice it. I had pretty severe mood swings in the beginning, cramping, lower back pain, bouts of nausea. But the side effects went away over time. I haven't had any noticeable side effects for a year now and I love it. I have minimal PMS, very mild cramping (I use to have severe cramping during my period) and my period is light and only lasts 24 hours.

User - posted on 02/23/2012

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i had tht in, after the birth of my daughter i wanted a contraceptive implant in as i liked i didnt have to think about it and it lasted such a long time. but they nagged my into having marina fitted. it was agony, cramps, i could feel it in there and i felt horrible. i phoned a few times to tell them this and they said 'give it time to settle' after 6 weeks i went in to the dr's and said 'take it out or i will' they did, fitted me with a implant and ive had absolutely no problems since, happy as larry. if you want my advice get it taken out. they just arnt right for some people, dont let them tell you otherwise. you know what is right for you. x

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