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Reviews for Mirena to treat Birth Control
Review by Michelle.raeann:
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!
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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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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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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Review by NewGirlMirena (taken for less than 1 month):
I just had the Mirena inserted and although there were about two 30second moments of intense cramping it wasn't that painful at all. I think there are a lot of misleading experiences on the Web. Just remember that those who have had a very bad experience with a product are more likely to report it. Experiences are different for everyone. There will be a feeling of having pms cramps for awhile afterwards, so a heating pad + Aleve has been my best friends, and it is really manageable. Plus it is good for 5 years! I am very pleased with this. I had to change because I developed a deep vein thrombosis on a long flight and was no longer allowed to take estrogen. I liked the pill too though, except for that experience.
I am married and just 2 months ago had a baby girl. I wanted a way to wait a good amount of time without being worried about taking a pill or getting pregnant. When I had this done I took 2 tylonol before I went in and IT DID NOT HURT ONE BIT. I went when I was on my period so this way my cervix would be slightly opened. All I've experience is a bit of cramps and some back pain. My period stop right when it was put in, I was amazed. I love this type of birth control and my husband doesn't feel it so it's perfect.
I had the mirena IUD for 4 and a half years before my husband and I decided to have a baby. I loved the Mirena. I had initial spotting when i first got it put in and pretty bad cramping for a week, which was expected. After that, all was a breeze. I had a regular period every month (and by that, I mean I had my period the same time, the flow was substantially lighter). The effectiveness was wonderful, as my husband and I didnt use any other kind of birth control and I did not get pregnant. I just got it removed today and I know to expect spotting and a pretty heavy flow for the next few days, but I love the fact that it is possible for me to get pregnant right away. I intend to use Mirena again in the future.
Review by cinnamon middleton (taken for less than 1 month):
I got the Mirena about 3 weeks ago, I'm 21 and have 2 children. The ob told my husband that he would feel the strings and no intercourse for 2 weeks. Well the bleeding has been nonstop, slightly heavy. I'm not really sure if I like it or not. My ob, by her own choice had to numb me and give me a shot for pain right before I had it inserted. I'm not really sure if this is normal. I have acne now haven't had it since I was 18, I've gained weight and I get sleepy very easily now.
The first 6 months were amazing! No period, and only minor cramps when I exercised vigorously. Then I noticed my hair started thinning out and I was getting really bad acne. I finally got it taken out a little after having it for a year and am still having acne problems, and my hair still seems to be falling out. Hopefully it doesn't take long to get back to normal
I had my Mirena inserted this morning. I was not on my period, was not prescribed any medication to dilate my cervix, and have never had children. It is now 11:00 am and the device was inserted at 9:15 am. I am feeling fine and cramping less than when I am on my period. As far as the insertion goes, my doctor told me there would be a pinch and then a big cramp. The pinch lasted longer than I expected, maybe 90 seconds, but was not at all unbearable. When she told me the big cramp was coming she was not kidding. I felt a deep heavy cramp for about 30 seconds. I held my breath.
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Got my Mirena put in yesterday and it was incredibly painful. I was worried that my pain was abnormal, so I wanted others to know this is not abnormal. With the amount of pain I had, I felt like it could be perforation. It was not. For some people, especially those with endometriosis like me, the insertion/day can be. But think of it like 5 years worth of periods on one day and it's worth it. Mirena can help endometriosis so much!
I have had a Mirena for a little over a month now. I was very scared about it after reading negative stories online. However, my experience with Mirena has been mostly positive. This past month I have had off and on light bleeding, my actual period lasted a couple days and was way lighter than I am used to. My acne has improved a great deal (which is a huge positive). My partner can't feel the strings. I did experience some occasional cramps, especially the first couple days after insertion (For Your Information insertion pain was minimal). So glad it's working out because I paid hundreds of dollars out of pocket, since my insurance didn't cover it.
I recently had my second Mirena inserted. I had my first one for 6 years. I had a little bit of spotting for the last year or so, perhaps due to the hormones reducing. I had gained almost 60 pounds since my first insertion. But it was gradual and I never attributed it to the Mirena. I recently went on a low carb diet...started exercising and voila, 40lbs lost in a 3 month period! I guess it wasn't the Mirena after all. When I got my second one inserted I gained 5 lbs of water overnight and bloated something fierce. I began to worry, what if I start to gain again? Well I gave it 2 weeks I'm down on the scale lower than ever! I'm a happy Mirena user.
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I had a bit of pain with insertion (I did it at the wrong time of the month in order to get it covered by insurance), but after that it has been wonderful. I had spotting instead of periods for the first few months, and then my periods stopped completely. I have had it for a little over two years and no longer have any bleeding or cramping from periods. I am extremely happy I chose to get it.
Mirena has been good for me. When I got it in I cramped for the first hour, and then I didn't feel much after that throughout the first week. Mirena has cleared my face from acne, I lost 12 pounds, and has stopped my period completely. I haven't had a baby before so my doctor gave me something to dilate my cervix, I took a Tylenol extra strength thirty minutes before, and the insertion felt only like bad cramping. I always used to forget to take my birth control pills even with an alarm. Mirena is one of the greatest things I've done. It works so well. The only thing I would say is a downfall about the Mirena is that I am a little more emotional now.
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I'm on my second Mirena, I got my first one at 17, and just got my second one two weeks ago. I am having at little more cramping with this one that I didn't experience with the first one. I had a wonderful doctor who gave me the medication that helps dilate your cervix if you haven't given birth. I love the Mirena I recommend it to anyone! I highly recommend taking Tylenol before hand.
I am on my 2nd Mirena. The first insertion was similar to a pap, very little pain. I had no noticeable side effects, and everything went well. After 5 years, I had my new Mirena placed. The removal was much more painful than the insertion, but well worth it. Definitely take some Motrin ahead of time! I really haven't noticed anything different this time around. I have noticed mild breakouts and more discharge, but other than that it's great. I have not had a period or spotting since February of 2008! I had it placed in October of 2007 initially. Definitely recommend!
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Having read all the reviews here I nearly cancelled my appointment to have Mirena fitted, I was terrified not having a high pain threshold. Anyway decided to go and have a chat with the doctor first, I took 500mg of naproxen an hour before my appointment. My description of it is this ... to start with it feels just like a smear, then slight stomach cramps (not as bad as my usual period pains) then another bit of cramping then done. I was so shocked at how quick it took and how little it hurt, I really was expecting to be in a lot of pain.....now 2-3 hrs later I've got no bleeding and a bit of a dull ache like a period pain. I'm really glad I plucked up the courage to go, it was no where near as bad as I was expecting.
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