IUD?

Terin - posted on 07/09/2011 ( 5 moms have responded )

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Do any of you have an IUD as your birth control? Can you tell me your experience on the IUD. I've had mine for about 9 months without any bleeding and now for the past 3 months I go from spotting to period bleeding constantly. Any suggestions? What do you think of the IUD?



P.S. I guess I should also mention that I've been to the doctor and he said that I missed a month of ovulating and it's catching up with me but that just doesn't seem right to me. I'm wondering if I should just take it out.



What other types of birth control would you suggest if not the Mirena? I LOVED my Mirena until it started making my period all out of whack. I really don't want to have to take it out.

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Nita - posted on 07/12/2011

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terin~ PLEASE have it removed! my mirena iud screwed me up so bad! it basically sucked all the progesterone out of my system, and since having it removed two years ago, i've still not been balanced! i've been ttc for just as long, as was the purpose in having it removed. and also, i've had no period for over 8 months....kinda hard to conceive when you're this messed up.
while i agree with constance, no period for the four years i had it in was awesome! but, i am paying a terrible price for it now....i regret it all the time. if i'd known then what it would do to my body, i never would have put it in....

do yourself a favor and research mirena/iud side effects. tons of forums out there. and some lawsuits. girl, run in the other direction....

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Mabel - posted on 07/09/2011

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Well I actually am looking into the permanent BC because I don't want anymore kids.The name is ESSURE and i have been reading how it works and all the reviews.It has NO hormones and I do have a problem with that since I had my son.Imagine getting a migraine and not being able to use a certain BC!!! =)

Constance - posted on 07/09/2011

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I have an IUD and I have used it in the past as well I love mine. Not getting periods is awesome but when you can stop is a whole nother level. If it has been going on for more than 2 weeks you need to go to the doctor. Your homones are probally out of whack. I went through this before and my ob put me on estrogene for a short period of time. I took several diffeent things because it wasn't slowing at all. Some hormones probally will do the tick.

Terin - posted on 07/09/2011

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Tonya. I know what you mean! And I went in about 2 weeks ago and he said everything was fine and that i must have skipped a month of ovulating and it's just catching up to me... But 3 months?? That's not right. I might just take it out like you said! What do you recommend instead of Mirena?

Mabel - posted on 07/09/2011

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I had the Mirena and was miserable the whole 2 yrs .I had it taken out and am doing so much better!

I would go to the DR and let them know how you are doing on it.

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