What happens after you have the Mirena removed?
- 23 May 2012 by leibhaber
- mirena, birth control, side effect, weight gain
I have the mirena. I have had it for 5 years now and am due to get it removed soon. I had one mirena previously for 2 months before it became dislodged and I had it replaced. I've gained about 40-50lbs in the 5 years I have had it. I have also had hair loss issues and hair being places it shouldn't be. I'm always tired, though I have a hard time sleeping. I rarely ever get my period now. I used to have severe depression issues but I no longer have those issues. I also have a rare bleeding disorder.
I'm supposed to get it removed soon and I'm looking forward to having periods on a regular basis again, but I'm worried. How long until the weight goes back to normal(I eat roughly 1200 calories a day plus exercise and I maintain my weight)? How long does it take to get through the rough patch of hormonal ups and downs? Should be bleeding issue be a worry with getting this taken out?
2 Jul 2014
Hi I had my Mirena inserted for the first time just over two weeks ago. I started feeling very depressed (like premenstrual symptoms but exaggerated) crying for anything etc. so my doctor put me off sick for two weeks. I also experienced extreme abdominal pain (like premenstrual pain). The worst is the depression and fatigue. I don't feel myself anymore so I having it removed tomorrow.
What happens with my periods? I have not stopped bleeding for two weeks now and periods should have ended last week on a normal period. Should I expect to go back to normal considering I only have had it for two weeks?
23 May 2012
These are all questions you should be asking your gynecologist or whatever provider is removing the Mirena. You may also want to talk about an alternative method of birth control if you are not planning to get pregnant. As far as the weight, it is different for everyone. Same thing with the hormone swings. I'm not sure what you mean by "bleeding issue". The provider should tell you what to expect as far as bleeding upon removal and when to expect your periods to normalize. I expect it may take a few months anyway to get back to pre-Mirena body state. Sorry I dont have any real definite answers-there just isnt any real definite answers, as every woman is so different, but your provider should be able to tell you about what to expect and give you some kind of rough timeline.
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