Hey ladies! Question about Mirena??

Astoria - posted on 05/19/2011 ( 17 moms have responded )

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I had the mirena put in about 2 months after my 2nd baby..She is now almost 10 months.
I know one of the side effects is that it can stop your period, or make you have less of them. My period is now 6 days late and ive started spotting yesterday..and im just getting a little paraniod.

If your using or have used mirena, have your periods stopped, and if so when did they stop? Do you think this could be just the mirena messing with my tom? Or should i be more concerned?


Thanks for any and all adivice/opinions!

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Astoria - posted on 05/20/2011

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Oh and another quick question.. After your periods stopped did you still get pms symptoms around the time you would have gotten your peiods?

Christy - posted on 05/19/2011

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I don't think you have anything to be concerned about. I have had the Mirena for almost 7 years and I love it. It is normal for your period to go down to spotting and then to nothing. It is a process but has been absolutely wonderful! I did spot for a couple months but it was not bad enough to drive me crazy, I just figured since the doctor told me that was normal, I'd wait it out. It was several months before my periods all together stopped but after that I haven't been able to tell when I normally would be having a period, which is awesome!

Hang in there! It'll be worth it.

Callie - posted on 05/19/2011

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I got my mirena in June last year (2010) and my last period was in Dec. Having your periods stop is totally normal. But if you're having pelvic pain you should see your doctor. Your mirena might have slipped out of place which can cause pain.

Jenni - posted on 05/22/2011

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I had mirena for nearly a year after my son was born and for nearly a year now after my daughter was born.

Yes, you can skip periods or some are incredibly light, just spotting. You may still experience some of the symptoms of your period; cramping, moodiness, bloating, lower back pain etc. but you may not even spot.

For me, I may skip one and then spot the next month. But it's different for everyone, some women stop getting them alltogether.

BUT... if you are concerned... Mirena increases you risk for etopic pregnancy... so it's best to rule that out because of the danger involved and give you peace of mind. Not to scare you, I doubt that's what it is... it just sounds like normal side effects of mirena. Just not worth the risk.

I hated Mirena the first time I had it. I wasn't use to the side effects and kept thinking I MUST be pregnant! My second time around, I knew what to expect and now I LOVE IT! Would not trade it for any other BC. :)

Veronica - posted on 05/19/2011

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It's def normal to be late and to even skip periods on it. My periods kind of come when they please and at random. I have times where I don't have them for a few months and then i will, but it takes a lot of stress away from having to remember the pill with a little one running around keeping you busy. I've had mine for almost 2 years. The beginning when your not use to it is the worst the cramps will go away and with time your periods will at least lighten. before you give up on it completely I would suggest talking with your doctor and giving it some more time. I love mine and if we decide we're not gonna have more kids this will def be the answer for a long time!!!

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Rikki Ann - posted on 11/04/2012

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so after you had the iud put in you just spotted, but stopped youre period all together?

Tricia - posted on 10/29/2012

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I had the mirena after my first child for almost two years....my periods did stop but i spotted occationally so i would jus keep a panty liner in my diaper bag bc it was never regular and i had no idea when it might happen....you shouldn't be concerned i've got alot of friends with it and they have the same issue .....hope this helps

Gwen - posted on 05/22/2011

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it never fully stopped my tom.. but it would make it irregular with what day and stuff.. I agree with other ladies if you are to concerned you should talk to your dr.. never hurts to get their opinion. lol :D

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I got mine after my second child. HORRIABLE! I starting going into menopause, and my hair was falling out. I had it romoved and got pregnant with my son. My husband then got a Vas. I wouldnt do it again if it was the last choice of birth control in the world lol. Everyone is effected differently. I never handled BC well anyway. Good luck, hope you find what is right for you!

Margaret - posted on 05/21/2011

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Wow, I guess I'm a rare case on here, 'cuz I don't believe in Mirena, or anything else that can affect my health...I have no desire to put myself at risk for ovarian or cervical cancer, excessive bleeding, and my hormones being WAY off the charts as I'm closer to 40. I'm glad that those of you using Mirena have had success w/ it, if it works for you, and that's great...for those of you who've decided to have Mirena removed, I hope that you're feeling ok and that there aren't any residual issues/concerns regarding your health. I was on the pill for over 10 yrs, then I stopped taking it for a year. After a stressful time in '05, which ended with our moving into our 1st home just 3 weeks before Christmas, we re-visited our TTC process, and thankfully, I got pregnant and stayed pregnant. Even after our 1st daughter, I was still concerned about TTC again, but like clockwork, I was pregnant on the 1st try for baby #2. Our girls are almost 4 1/2 and almost 2, and we feel truly blessed that they're both healthy and thriving every day.

I suppose that I'm just old-fashioned about birth control, I don't even like that term anymore, really. I even hate it when my OB/GYN asks me about it. I just feel very lucky that my body has a steady, clockwork-like cycle either on OR off the pill, and I haven't any major health issues. So, for anyone else out there w/ a similar, or cookie-cutter story like mine, I enjoy celebrating my good fortune as far as my reproductive health is concerned. My prayers for anyone of us out there who've had to undergo testing, surgery, or the "H" when we didn't even expect it.

Take care of yourselves, girls :)

Erin - posted on 05/20/2011

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I had mine for about 5 months. I ended up getting an ovarian cyst the size of a lemon, which then dislodged the IUD and I couldn't stop bleeding. We took it as a sign, got it removed and a year later had a beautiful baby girl. Some birth controls aren't for everyone. As I've got older they've been affecting me differently. So I'm not on them anymore. My husband got a vas. instead. Good luck

Alex - posted on 05/20/2011

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I've had it in for 2 and a half years now and after about a year my period all but stopped. haven't had anything but a minimal amount of spotting for about a day. over the first year periods were super irregular and i never knew what was going to happen that month, also they came on different days. sometimes a week or two later than expected. but if you are concerned def go see a doctor to be on the safe side. if for some reason it failed, then it could be a dangerous situation. better safe than sorry! best of luck!

Vickie - posted on 05/19/2011

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I got mirena on april 5th and after at least spotting since Jan of 2010 it all stopped within the first 72 hours. I have very light spotting every few weeks but it doesn't last long. Have you checked to see if it fell out? I'd take a test just to be sure and/or call your dr to have it checked out. Good luck!

Sara - posted on 05/19/2011

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ive had mine for 3 years now and i love it!. my periods are very light now and i havent had any problems. I have a friend that had bad problems with hers and had it taken out, she is now getting the Essure.

Astoria - posted on 05/19/2011

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For the first couple of months i bled practically non stop,,sometimes heavy, sometimes light. I felt crampy the whole time. Then i felt like it was getting back to normal. And now ive had severe pelic pain, random bleeding. Im constantly paraniod that im pregnant even though i know its not likely because i know how dangerous it would be. Im going to schedule a doc. appt and have them remove it..im going insane with it in!! Thanks for your input!!

Cynthia - posted on 05/19/2011

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I have had Mirena for almost 2 years now. I spotted once in the begining, but since then have not had a period. I do still get Moody, but I have not had anything in 2 years. My sister is the same way as well, she is on her 2nd cycle of Mirena (she did her first for 5 years, and then had it switched) and she also has not had a period, but the PMS definitely is there. (i have noticed it more, the pms, in the last few months then in the begining). If you are concerned, call your doctor. Personally, I love it, more or less cause I sucked at taking the pill and have heard numerous horror stories about the IUD birth control.

Hope it helps!

Mechelle - posted on 05/19/2011

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I had the mirena about 2 years ago. I only had it for 3 months because I spotted nonstop for 3 months. I could not handle the side effects, I was constantly paranoid, crampy, spotting, etc. After 3 months I had had enough and went to the Dr. and they took it out.

Kymberly - posted on 05/19/2011

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My period never really "stopped" but got lighter some months and heavier others...it did mess with what day it would come too. It's normal but if you're overly concerned I would talk to your doctor. It's rare that you can get pregnant with it in but if you are its DANGEROUS and usually a "tubal pregnancy". When it comes down to it, its better to be safe than sorry! Good luck :D

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