anyone using Mirena? or have used it? its good?

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Jackie - posted on 01/14/2011

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I have had mirena since i had my youngest child who is almost 4 now...i love my mirena, i have never had any problems with it. I had a little spotting when it was put in, and i haven't had a period at all since. It never bothers me during sex or anything. I will definately be getting another one after this one has to be removed.

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I hated it! It sent me into menopause, (my hair was falling out, hot flashes, blah blah blah the works!) and made my baby blues so bad after #2 that I ended up on antidepression meds. Which caused more issues. I wouldnt get it again if they paid me. For some it works, i guess its trail and error you just dont know till you try Good luck!

Tami - posted on 01/14/2011

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I had the Mirena put in Oct. 2006 taken out July 2009. The reason being is I got Toxic Shock Syndrome from it and it almost killed me. So think hard before u get this. There are 9 other cases besides me that this has happened to. There are alot of other options out there besides this IUD the Mirena. Just wanted to let u know what happened to me with this inside me. I don't want it to ever happen to anyone again.

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I do, I absolutely love it, but I have heard a few horror stories on here. I've been on it for 6 years now (You do have to get it replaced after 5 years, but you can take it out at anytime if you decide to have another kid).

I have a tilted uterus, this is very, very common but it can cause problems with insertion of the IUD if your doctor does not know about it. I had no problems getting the first one in b/c my OB did it. For the second, a different Dr. did it and did not know about the tilt (I did not know either, I guess I had forgotten). That time was very difficult and I did pass out from the pain.

After getting the first one, I had cramps and a headache for the first 3 months. They were just like heavy menstrual cramps.
I am underweight, so my period went away completely. This was hard to get used to at first b/c I was afraid I would not know if I got pregnant, but once my body adjusted I realized it would be easy to tell from the other symptoms. I have never gotten pregnant on it. Now I LOVE not having to deal with a period.

It works by secreting a small amount of hormone, and stretching the wall of the uterus. Those together prevent the lining of the uterus to thicken enough for an egg to implant, and, in most cases prevents the ovaries from releasing an egg in the first place.

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I got it put in 8 weeks after my first baby, had it in for 2 years with no problem, had it removed so we could have another baby, and got pregnant within weeks. Everyone's body is different, if you decide to get it, and you just don't feel right after a few months, then it's not right for you. Unfortunately with BC there is no way to know what your body will or won't like until you've been on it for a few months. Listen to your body, it will let you know if it's just not right for you.

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Marie - posted on 12/31/2014

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I have it and love it no cycle no worries and no pregnancy. It's been wonderful. When my five years is up I plan to get it again

Christina - posted on 01/20/2011

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I had it for 6 months my periods were irregular and painful. My mood swings and acne was worse then when I was preggo... But the worst was I had a horrible miscarriage because of it and the DNC they performed after the miscarriage made it very hard for me to concieve and keep my 2nd child it was recommended that I dont even try to have more children and yes even my OB blames the IUD! I wouldnt recommend it to anyone I would warn against it!

Grace - posted on 01/19/2011

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I chose Paragard over Mirena, because Paragard doesn't use hormones. I've had zero problems so far. No initial adjustment issues and have had regular periods sinceMy daughter was about 2 months old. There are mother options for IUDs. Try a side by side comparison and see what may work best for you

Brandi - posted on 01/19/2011

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I had the Mirena last year for about a year before my husband and I decided to start trying again for baby #2. While I had the mirena everything was great, the doctor told me we could start trying as soon as it was removed. I got pregnant within 2 months of having it removed and ended up having a miscarriage at ten weeks. I did some research online and found a lot of other women had the exact same thing happen to them, very normal first pregnancies and once having the mirena removed they had a miscarriage. So I personally would not reccommend it if you are going to try and conceive again, or if you do wait a few months after having it removed so your cycle can get back on track.

Elysia - posted on 01/19/2011

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i have it and so far am loving it. ive only had it a few months. i spotted every day 4 the 1st 2months, then nothing 4 a month and now ive just had a period. i didnt suffer ne of the cramps that they said i would after insertion. occasionally if the strings arent wrapped around the cervix properly my partner can feel them but its just a matter of re positioning them and u do have to check after a period for them just to make sure it didnt come out. when i did this last time it did hurt a little but i think i may of pulled them a little, so.... so far i would def recommend it

Beth - posted on 01/19/2011

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I love it! On my second go around (been replaced once) and have done away with my cycle all together! Love the spontaneity and not having to worry about whether I remembered to take a pill or not. Recommend it highly if you can tolerate it!

Natalie Rose - posted on 01/19/2011

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I've had mine for 7 months and am perfectly pleased with it. I know every woman experiences different side effects from Mirena, but mine have never outweighed the benefits of the worry-free birth control! I have very occasional light bleeding, more discharge than without the IUD, but other than that, it's great! I highly recommend it.

Nicole - posted on 01/19/2011

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i had it and LOVED it! i had it taken out about a year early but thats cause me and my husband wanted to have another baby. if i wasnt getting my tubes tied after this baby i would so get Mirena again.
when i first got it i had my period like normal for the first 5 or 6 months(getting lighter each time) then it was gone. i had no side effects or anything. both my sister also have it and love it too. none of us has gained wieght cause of it (one has lost alot of unwanted weight) one sister only uses it cause she has really heavy periods and now she doesnt get it at all. i say go for it. if it doesnt work for you you can always switch to something different.

Danielle - posted on 01/19/2011

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That's the IUD one right? If it is then yes, I have heard wonderful things about it when I went to a scrapbooking party hosted by one of my daycare parents...

Jennifer - posted on 01/18/2011

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The first 6 months were HORRIBLE for me.. but once I got past it all I LOVE it now.... my periods have stopped and I dont have infections with it.. I was getting them really bad.. but I just took antibiotics and the doctors said as long as I knew what my body was doing... that I would be ok.. and I got past it all, I finally stopped rejecting it, NO pain.. I get a little bloated around period time and gain a lil water weight.. sometimes a little light spotting. but it will be two years in June that I have had it and its wonderful!

Lubna - posted on 01/18/2011

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I've been on Mirena for 3 years. It has helped with my painful periods and works well as a contraceptive. Now I have no periods, which I am more than happy about. The nice thing about it is that you can take it out any time (by a doctor of course). I don't know about in-office Mirena insertion (which is typical) because I had mine inserted while I was under getting my peranium fixed. Didn't feel a thing. :)

Jessica - posted on 01/18/2011

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Ive had it for about 4 weeks nw, so far so good apart from spoting since i had it put in and abit of cramping, time well tell

Tara - posted on 01/18/2011

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I have had my in since after the birth of my daughter in Jan 10'. It has been great, just a little bit of spotting when it was first placed. But that is it, my Dr told me it isn't sually recomended for women that have had multiple pregnancies. Like with everything else there are alwayscons. But I haven't had any problems and NO pregnancies. Just be sure to check for the string every month.

Samantha - posted on 01/18/2011

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I have it right now and love it. Never have a period or anything, it's nice. The first 2 weeks was weird with off and on bleeding, they told me that would happen so I wasn't that shocked it was random though and never enough to be called a "period''. I would recommend the mirena though.

Bridget - posted on 01/18/2011

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I have had it for one year and it's been so much easier than taking the pill and I also feel like my mood swings are not as bad :) Some people do not get a menstrual cycle after having if for about 6 months , mine is pretty much stopped but still get light cramps every month . After it was put in I had some pretty uncomfortable cramps for a few weeks and I felt like I could really feel it , but now everything is great . ( I have a lot of friends that have it and they didn't those issues ) All in all I love it and it's one less thing to have to remember . Hope that was not too much info .

Angelica - posted on 01/18/2011

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I think its great, I have had it for almost two years and it works great. Almost no periods and no worries.

Jaime - posted on 01/18/2011

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I got it at my 6 week check-up and only used it for 4 months. Mirena wasn't for me, but I know people who use it and love it. It caused me to have a unpleasent odor down there. They kept telling me that was normal in the begenning and it would go away, but I deciced to go with the pill. I hope it works out for you.

Katherine - posted on 01/18/2011

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I've had mine since February of 08 and had ZERO trouble with it. No pain, no cramps, I've had one cycle since placement, and only spot every couple of months.

Sammy - posted on 01/17/2011

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I have had mine in for 13 months. I am still experiencing pain from it. I don't know when my period is going to come. My husband complains all the time about the strings poking him. Im not even ready for my period at this moment and am bloated. I have very bad mood swings. I would not recommend this to anyone.

Patricia - posted on 01/17/2011

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I had mine for 3.5 years and then got prgnant with it still in perfect place. The doctor had to remove it because of the risk of infection. The removal caused me to miscarry. I would personally never try it again.

Shannon - posted on 01/17/2011

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I had the mirena IUD, but i never stopped spotting. i felt like a virgin again. lol Almost everytime I had sex, I would bleed. That became a pain in the butt, but I didn't have any horrible side effects when I had it though. When it was put in, I had a really hard cramp with the last placement release. That cramp reminded me of a birth pain, but all pain was gone after about 30min, I was a little tender for a few days.like a mild menstrual period. I recently had a different IUD put in, b/c I wanted to be as prescription free as possible. This one has a copper ring, and I believe no hormones. However, you bleed heavier when you have a period w/this IUD but once I stop I normally don't bleed at the drop of a hat like with the mirena. But my periods on the pill would last 4 days, now w/this IUD more like 7 to 8 days and crazy heavy flow. But, unfortunately everybody's body reacts differently.

Kassia - posted on 01/17/2011

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I first had Mirena after my first son in 2007. When it was put in no pain at all. I like alright this is great. After 6 months I stared to have lots of cramps and pain. It got worse when I had sex. I couldnt take the pain no more so I went to my doctor he said it was normal. Then I went to a different doctor. I was told that it had fallen out of place because it was put in to soon after my son was born. So I had it taken out and a new one put in. This time it hurt so bad when it was inserted. It hurt from then on for 7 months. I had it taken and will never have one again and I will never tell anyone I know that they should get it. But all women are different and so r there doctors.`

Tiffany - posted on 01/16/2011

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i had it but ny family made me take it out it really made my mood swings terrible i was always mad or depressed it was terrible i didnt gain any weight but i couldnt lose the baby weight either so now im struggling to lose my belly bump but i have heard others that like it

Monica - posted on 01/16/2011

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I have Mirena now, and I cannot WAIT to have it removed. The first period I had after placement was 2 weeks long. The second one has gone on (yes, it is still happening!) for over a MONTH. I thought this would be good cause my honey and I weren't sure if we were done, and I didn't want a shot/implant that would take forever to get out of my system. I don't know what I'm gonna do now, except get this dang thing taken out!

Ambyr - posted on 01/16/2011

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Mine was $390 and the insurance company I was threw wouldn't pay for it at all but my doctor did tell me that if you have them call the insurance place for you sometimes the doctor can get them to cover atleast half....

Marybeth - posted on 01/16/2011

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I have had my second one in for about a year and I love it! I spot once in awhile but thats it. My sister also has had one for the past two years and loves it as well.

My insurance covered both my first and second (two different companies). I also know that our local Planned Parenthood-type clinic offered it to women.

Rosie - posted on 01/16/2011

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How many of you had to pay for the mirena?

I was told that it's about 800$'s, and that most insurance companies do not cover it.

Nicole - posted on 01/16/2011

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There will be horror stories with anything in the medical field. I originally had the copper IUD and the doctor shoved it completely through both sides of my uterine wall and up into my abdomen. I had to have surgery to have it removed. BUT- that was from a quack doctor. My new ob- who also did the surgery- but in Mirena. I don't have a period and I am loving it! The pill- even taken perfectly- doesn't work for women in my family. Four of Five women in my family got pregnant on the pill so Mirena was a great option for me. There is also the Depo shot and the little bar you can get in your arm if you dont like the pill. I hope you find what works best for you!

April - posted on 01/16/2011

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im using it right now the first month is kinda of wierd getting use to it but its the best decesion we made and its really reliable.

Christi - posted on 01/16/2011

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I have had mine going on two years now and I love it! I only had one period after I had it put in and haven't had one since! I got pregnant on the pill and horrible horrible periods my entire life and this is the greatest thing that has ever happened to me. Some moms will tell you it causes abortion if you beileve life starts at the moment of conception, but that isn't true. It stops your body from releasing eggs so there is no egg to fertilize. It basically simulates a pregnancy without all the pregnancy side effects. I wouldn't consider using anything else.

Ambyr - posted on 01/15/2011

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I know a few ppl who have it and it works awesome for them. Me personally it did not agree with. It made me gain alot of weight! It made me depressed and my body had a bad reaction to it. Of course that is my luck though haha. I was put on antidepressants and it got so bad at one point the meds werent working and they were going to send me to a therapist because they were confussed between this and the baby blues. It gave me alot of pain also. My bfs cousin has it though and she is 100% fine with it. No problems at all.

Chana - posted on 01/15/2011

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I was planning on getting Mirena until I found out about Implanon and got that instead. It is similar except it goes in your arm and only lasts 3 years. I've had it in for 2 years so far without any problems, weight gain or periods.

Michelle - posted on 01/15/2011

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I've had one for three years now and love it. I haven't had any weight issues and haven't had a period since I got it. I rarely think about it which great since I was getting lazy taking BCP. Just remember everyone is a little different. If you get it and for whatever reason you don't like it try something else. There are other IUDs and other forms of birth control out there.

Allie - posted on 01/15/2011

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I've had mirena since August 2008 and love it. I bled (almost like a monthly flow) for almost a month straight (went to the doctor twice and everything was fine) but haven't had a period since and only very rare spotting. The only other complaint I can think of is one of my husbands.. the 'string' was too long at first and apparently is very painful but all I did was go in and get it trimmed. I have had no issues at all since September 2008.

Casey - posted on 01/15/2011

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I've been on Mirena since October 2007. I love it. I too have hurd many horor stories. If you have a hard time remembering to take a pill then its a non-perminate worry free form of birth control.

Dawn - posted on 01/15/2011

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i have it and for the first 3 months i bleed , i also had 3 very bad days within the 3 months of pain in which i would say was close to labour pains , but since my 3rd day of pain which was nearly 2yrs ago , i have had no plain very light periods which last a couple of days , no mood swings or any other symptoms , look into all options but i did find this suited me for many reseason not just contraception x

Kati - posted on 01/15/2011

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i have had a mirena since january 2009 and i really like it:) i havent missed any periods like other people have said. for the first couple of months my husband could feel the strings poke him sometimes when we had sex but i went back to the doc and had them trimmed and now he doesnt feel it at all. i recommend trying the mirena at least once:) i think it is wonderful and when it is time for me to get mine removed i will get another one! i have two little girls and this is perfect for me!!

Keisha - posted on 01/15/2011

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I got one put in when my daughter was 6 weeks and had numerous problems for the next 7 months I had it. I had bad cramping, bloating, and was very uncomfortable. My fiance was able to feel the strings and it was quite uncomfortable for him as well. I had random bleeding and had no idea when it was going to occur. The worst part was probably my mood while I had the Mirena, I was nuts! I mean talk about intense... so we decided to have it removed. We have now been trying for almost a full year to have a second child and it has not worked, and Im starting to worry having the Mirena harmed my fertility in some way. I dont recommend it... but everyones different and who knows it might be a great form of birth control to you... just thoguht Id warn you of my experience lol

Jackie - posted on 01/15/2011

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I haven't had a problem with weight gain, I have actually been losing weight (which is what i'm trying to do)...and I never have any bloated feelings...no cramping or anything.

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I have not gained any weight. I was back down to my pre-pregnancy weight about 10 weeks after I had my son. I kept it off for 5 years, but in the past year, I have gained 5 pounds. I blame it more on turning 30 though....

GISELLI - posted on 01/15/2011

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u guys have any weight gain with that? my problem with anticoncepcional's is they make very bloated and make get alot weight, i was hoping mirena don't!!

Chana - posted on 01/14/2011

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I loved it! I did not have any side effects besides bleeding for the first two months. Then nothing. But it did come out...Twice..They would not put a third on in. Now i am pregnant with my third baby

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