Also known as: Mirena, My Way, Next Choice, Next Choice One Dose, Norplant System, Plan B, Plan B One-Step, Skyla
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Mirena (levonorgestrel) for Birth Control: I have been on the Mirena for eight months now, and I have never been happier. I had my period once four months later, it was so light I only needed a pad. The insertion was painful but it lasted no more than a minute. I had cramping for two days and spotting for less than a month. I will use Mirena as birth control until I'm ready to have kids, and when I'm done having children I will get right back on it. I love it!
Plan B One-Step (levonorgestrel) for Emergency Contraception: Plan B one-step worked on me. I waited roughly 18 hours before I took it and it worked great. The only hard thing to deal with were the side effects. I had bloating and cravings and that first week was just the worst...but then I got my period.
Next Choice One Dose (levonorgestrel) for Emergency Contraception: My girlfriend took this the night after our condom broke. She took the pill about 12 hours later and it prevented the pregnancy. She said it made her a little dizzy when she took it, but its well worth the minor side effects.
Mirena (levonorgestrel): I've had my Mirena in for 4 years. The reason I got it in is because I had bad endometriosis pain and symptoms. Since then the 1st couple of months I had a lot of bleeding and cramps but then my body adjusted to it all and life has been great! I'm able to function properly again and have never felt this good. I don't get any period bleeding either. Just some light spotting now and then. I love it. Since I'm not ready to have kids yet, I will probably get another one put in soon.
Mirena (levonorgestrel) for Abnormal Uterine Bleeding: I had a Mirena put in when I had my laproscopy for Endometriosis about five months ago. I had a month of heavy bleeding at first now its just a few days a month of light bleeding the rest of the time there is a light discharge whatever that is. It is annoying as I have to always wear a pantyliner. Good thing the Mirena has gotten rid of the heavy painful bleeding I had and my menstrual migraines (which used to last for 7-10 days every month). Yay! Only thing that really upsets me is the acne on my chin, though its more like rash type spots then full on acne it looks dreadful as my face has red splotches on it and its embarrassing. Still I would prefer to have that then the horrible pains and migraines that I used to.
Mirena (levonorgestrel) for Birth Control: I had horrible cramping the day it was put in. But other then that, no spotting, or anything. Its such a lovely idea. My partner doesnt complain of the strings.
Plan B One-Step (levonorgestrel) for Emergency Contraception: I took it just to be sure almost 40 hrs after the incident. I did not get pregnant. That said, this was the first time I used any type of oral contraceptive EVER. So I had horrible side effects. Probably not because of he medicine as such but may be because of the high dosage of it. A day after I was completely exhausted and had spotting a week later. That week was terrible. I had gastric trouble, acidity, bloating, sort of menstrual cramps pretty much all the symptoms of pregnancy. Turns out these were the side effects for the medication as my body was not used to sudden harmonal changes. So I sincerely suggest just use protection and be on a regular pill. Be coutious if you have never used any type of contraceptive.
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Plan B One-Step (levonorgestrel) for Emergency Contraception: I used Plan B OneStep 9 hours after unprotected sex, I didn't really experience any side effects just a little dizziness that was about it. I got my period two weeks after I took the pill but my next period was a little over two weeks late. Happy to say that it worked for me. I do suggest using a pregnancy test just to ease your mind. I paid 60$ for the pill
Mirena (levonorgestrel) for Birth Control: I had the Mirena IUD for 2 years and I LOVED IT!
Yes getting in was a tad painful, had cramping the rest of the day to where i just wanted a hot pad and to lay down, but after that i was happy that it was in, never had to remember to take a pill. I did feel like it Uped my sex drive, my husband never felt the strings at all. I'm not sure if this was part of it but i felt like i lost weight easily, my periods were sometimes non existant and when i did have them they were never heavy at all, a pantilinier was all i needed and my period seamed to last a couple days VS 5 days to a full week. Cramping when it did appear was a little painful at times but nothing a hot pad couldnt fix. After having a baby im going for it again!
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Next Choice (levonorgestrel) for Emergency Contraception: I took next choice one dose half an hour after. Did not experience all the side effects, just a terrible headache on the 5th day. I got my period yesterday (a week after took the pill). This pill does work so don't stress out too much. Just stay calm and let the pill do its job!
Plan B (levonorgestrel) for Emergency Contraception: Had a similar situation as the lady Nick name Luz. I collapsed at Wal-Mart. I didn't know I was pregnant until the doctors said I had a miscarriage. I also used Plan B
Mirena (levonorgestrel) for Birth Control: I've had the Mirena inserted on Monday November 4th. So far so good. I thought it was going to hurt during insertion. To my surprise , when the doctor was done I didn't even realize it. No cramping so far and very little spotting. My Mirena was inserted after the last day of my period, I have it to help with heavy menstrual bleeding. I think the reason I don't have a lot of the complications that I have read that most women have is because my tubes are already tied, clipped and burnt. So far so good.
Plan B (levonorgestrel) for Emergency Contraception: I has sex a day after my period was over, and the condom we used broke and he didn't notice until we were finished. (Thank God he noticed!!) I went to the store the next morning when they opened and got the Plan B pill and took it about 14 hours after the accident. I started bleeding about 5 days after taking the pill, and i just had my period a week ago, so don't panic of this happens to you too. Anyways, I killed myself with worrying, probably gained like 500 pounds from stress eating, but I got my period todaaaaaay!!! Its all okay, thank you plan B. I will not be hooking up anymore, that was just way to scary to go through for any guy.
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Review by nextchoice (taken for less than 1 month):
Next Choice (levonorgestrel) for Emergency Contraception: My husband & I were intimate with no protection but we're not ready for a baby right now - I took Next Choice within 2hrs- I was very nervous about taking it since I had been on bc pills for 12yrs up til 2 months ago - I didn't want to mess myself up now that I was hormone free but I didn't want to be pregnant yet - I took ovulation test after and of course it was positive so I freaked - I didn't have ANY side effects at all during first day - I'm due to get my period in 4 days and I've been dizzy nauseous cramping and flushed all week so I'm convinced I'm pregnant - I just took test and it's negative :) I'm praying I'll get my period in a few days, if not then I'll take another test in and submit an update of whether it actually worked or not - so far so good!
Next Choice (levonorgestrel) for Emergency Contraception: The first time I took next choice I took it 3 days after unprotected sex and was afraid it wouldn't work but my period came as usual. The second time I took it 24hrs after unprotected sex my period didn't come as usual but thankfully right before I was about to waste $14 on a test my period came late (better then not at all). Next choice has always worked for me. And I wouldn't hesitate to use again if I had to.
Mirena (levonorgestrel) for Birth Control: I had my Mirena IUD put in 7 weeks ago, and I am loving it. I am 20, never had any children and don't want any for a while. I had it put in by my gyno; they used a local anethesia on my cervix (which was by far the worst part of having it inserted due to my serious fear of needles). The pain of having it inserted was somewhere between extreme discomfort and mildly painful, so overall not near as bad as I had expected. I passed out after the insertion, probably due to my anxiety over the needle, and was in a lot of pain for the rest of the day and threw up twice. The next morning, i felt completely normal. As far as side effects go I have had spotting before and after my period, and a lighter flow than normal. I definitely recommend Mirena!
Mirena (levonorgestrel) for Abnormal Uterine Bleeding: I had the Mirena put in 9/4/13. It is 11/5/13 & I have not had 1 single day w/out bleeding!! This is so effective at birth control because you cant possibly have sex with all the bleeding it causes!! i am 38, of average weight and had it inserted for birth control, not to treat any other symptom. For me, getting it inserted was mildly uncomfortable, was over quickly. I was able to go running that same day...so I wasnt uncomfortable at all. I did take 800mg of ibuprofen before the appointment. The first 2 weeks I broke out with really nasty acne along my jawline. I think my hair has thinned. I have also experienced Migraine w/aura :-( My Mirena has until Jan., if this hasnt fixed itself, its coming out.
Mirena (levonorgestrel) for Birth Control: I have had my Mirena in for 21/2 weeks. Before that I was on the pill for many years. I am 36 and have had 2 kids by C-section. My periods have been heavier since I had kids and I don't want to have any more. I also have slightly high blood pressure. Doc suggested we do Mirena because it is used to treat heavy periods, has no estrogen (which can contribute to high blood pressure) and circulates progesterone only in the uterus rather than systemically. The insertion was...um...awful, but quick. After that, just some cramping for the rest of the day and light spotting. I few days later I actually woke up with a sex drive!! Haven't had a period yet, but still have occasional cramps. Over all, has been a good choice so far.
Mirena (levonorgestrel) for Birth Control: I had the mirena inserted on Friday (it's been two days). It is very different for every woman as my doctor told me but this was my experience: They will take measurements first which is often a bit worse than the actual insertion. My experience, overall, was not bad. I had some pretty intense cramping, had to take really deep breaths, and remember it is only going to last a few seconds. Once it was done, I felt a little shakey and a little dizzy. The first night was uncomfortable, but I woke up the next day feeling much better and now I barely have any cramps at all. The important thing my doctor told me is to give your body a chance to get used to it. So far I am looking forward to not having to pop a pill every day!
Mirena (levonorgestrel) for Birth Control: It was extremely painful getting this put in. I've had pain and cramps since on and off. Sex hurt at the beginning. Not so much now. My periods last for 2 weeks and I get another one 2 weeks after that.
Mirena (levonorgestrel) for Birth Control: This is Jean's husband. Jean had this device inserted many years ago. She was NEVER informed of its risks or how long until it should be removed. She has had severe cramps for years. We (I) have informed every doctor and emergency rooms she has gone to as to the divide. They all ignored the info. Yesterday she was taken to the hospital. She had severe chest pains. All cardio tests came back negative. Today they transferred her to ICU because her temperature kept spiking. They did blood work and found out she has massive infection running through her body. She is bagged and they are flushing her system to try and get rid of the infection. An OBYGN came in and tried to find the 'string' to remove this contraption. I will know more soon.
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Plan B (levonorgestrel) for Emergency Contraception: I had sex on the last day of my period, then I took plan b 11 hours after I had sex. A week after taking the pill I experienced brown discharge which was heavy like a regular period the first 2 days then turned into spotting for the next 3 days. My regular period usually lasts 5 days so I figured the pill just made me have a fake period to trick my body into getting rid of the egg before it got fertilized. I have a period app on my iPhone that tells me when my period is going to come and tells me how many days I have between cycles for me, it's 28 days. So I counted 28 days from my last day of brown discharge and the date my period should have come was the 29th of October and it did!! I hope this helps someone out there!
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Mirena (levonorgestrel) for Birth Control: Only form of birth control that worked for me. Convenient because I didn't have to worry about taking my pill or making appointment for the shot. I am pleased with this product.
Mirena (levonorgestrel) for Birth Control: I've had m ine on for going on two months now and I love it. I was under the impression this little price of wonderful would be the worst decision of my life and to be honest, its not. Of course insertion hurt like a female dog, but that's to be expected. (I'm 18, never gave been pregnant by the way.) That first day- and that first few- stunk. But I found walking seemed to help. My next period was pretty heavy but lasted only 4 days and it was far better than my periods prior; which only happened maybe 4 times a year and when they did I thought I was dying. I lightly speed and gained like 6 pounds but In that aspect, mine is great. I cramp lightly now and that's a miracle in and of itself. My partner hardly notices the stings too. ;]
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