I had minera inserted 3 weeks ago and have had spotting ever since, which I understand will go away eventually, but the cramping is pretty much everyday, very low, and restricts even being mobile on a bad day. I never had frequent cramping with my periods so this is almost unbearable for me. I am not sure if I should get it checked or removed, or just wait since it has only been 3 weeks.
29 May 2012
It's unfortunate no one responded at the time. I hope your cramping has resolved.
I haven't used Mirena myself but the link below has reviews that you may find useful.
19 Jul 2015
I had the Mirena inserted 6/23/15 and am also experiencing major cramping... as in doubled-over, near tears kinda pain.
I have endometriosis and iron-deficiency anemia, so I don't know if these are contributing factors. All I know is that I got the Mirena to try to alleviate symptoms. So far, it's NOT helping! I have an appointment with my doctor on Tuesday, so hopefully I'll have a better idea. I'll post again after I talk to her!
7 Dec 2015
Hi, I just had mine inserted on November 16th 2015. It really hurt when I got it in, but I've never had any kids. They also never told me about any of the symptoms I'd get. Well for the past month I have had EXTREME pain. On the 2nd week of having it I called and asked what I could take to control the cramps and they told me aleve. Well since it has been hurting me so much I couldn't just keep taking it or else my system would get immune to it. So a couple weeks later (last Friday) I called and told them I wanted it removed. So they said that was fine and I went ahead and went in and was thinking about getting it removed. Well they had told me my Dr would be a couple more hours till he could. And of course I couldn't wait that long because I had to get back to school. So I just went ahead and talked to the nurse and I decided to keep it and she gave me a prescription to take. Well the next day (Saturday) I was having the WORST pain I have ever felt in my life.
My grandmother found me in the floor of my house bawling my eyes out and immediately rushed me to the hospital. They told me everything was fine from the ultrasound but that this was just not for me. So today (Monday) I called for an appointment and am finally getting in tomorrow morning to get it removed! I do not recommend this foreign device to anyone!! Worst experience ever!!
13 Mar 2016
I got the mirena Feb 26 and it's March 12 today. I've never had children and the insertion was terribly painful like a really bad cramp. For the few days after the insertion I was incapciated at various times because the cramps were so bad. I also had the painful feeling of a tampon not inserted all the way for several days. I was doubled over at times and near tears. I have fibromyalgia so deal with pain in a daily basis but this cramp pain was horrid. I messaged my Dr after a few days and she said while some patients don't usually have this experience it is normal for the cramping and try to hang in there and take ibuprofen. Since the day It was inserted I've had cramps everyday. Some spotting or discharge. Some days the cramps are severe and at time even my vaginal area is cramping. Today I'm having awful cramps. I just want to curl up into bed with a heating wrap which actually doesn't help much.
But you know while in a period with cramps it sometimes helps to sit on toilet and poop. So I'm not sure if I'm having a period with bleeding now or if this is still just the side effect of cramping. I've noticed my mood has been down more so than my typical depression the past few days. But I'm really giving this a good try. I got the mirena so I wouldn't have a period (mine are heavy and painful) and also would not have the symptoms of one. I realize it could take 6 months for everything to get in check. But man I'm not sure I can go through this for 6 months. I just wonder why so few people have such a bad experience or horrible cramps on this iud. Like there's got to be a common link in our bodies or something. I'm sensitive to a lot meds so idk.
3 Apr 2016
For me it was really bad cramping for 2 days then only cramping and a lot of discomfort at night for a week then a lot less and not really bad cramping the next week then I really stopped feeling it all together. So for me 2 days really bad 2 weeks uncomfortable and then I was good. My doctor says that small amount of cramping can last up to 6 week, but it should slowly get less and less each week.
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