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For Birth Control "My sister and I both got the Mirena, she still has hers and loves it, my experience was not great. Insertion was brutal and my belly looked about 5 months pregnant for the next week, if I bumped my belly it hurt like hell. I never got my period on it but had constant spotting for 9 months as well as serious mood swings. Eventually I got it taken out because my body wouldn't adjust to it."

   
6.0

blizcard March 21, 2015

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For Abnormal Uterine Bleeding "I had the Mirena inserted 3 weeks ago to treat horrible periods which caused anemia. Insertion was no big deal (I've had 5 c-sections). I spotted a few days after insertion then pretty heavy bleeding for about a week. I've had zero bleeding now for about 5 days and had the best orgasm in my life yesterday. Oh, and I am 52 and still able to get pregnant (no menopause yet). So glad I didn't let the scary stories stop me from getting it. I feel like I got my life back. I hope it stays like this."

   
10

Drmomof5 (taken for less than 1 month) March 20, 2015

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For Birth Control "I have only had the Mirena a couple of days but I really wanted to comment on the pain of insertion. Although it is very very uncomfortable type of a feeling, it was NOT excruciating pain like some people had. I'm 26, have had no kids, and am overweight (if that helps). It is over with fairly quickly, no longer than a minute or two. I felt some intense cramping and a couple of pinches of pain, but it the pain spread into just a bad cramp. Just breathe and you'll be okay. I got this put in because I was sick of breakthrough bleeding on the pill. I wasn't on my normal period when I had it inserted, but I was bleeding a fair amount. This made insertion easier."

   
9.0

Mir012 March 19, 2015

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For Birth Control "It has been 2 weeks since I got the Mirena and I am still getting cramps, have been bleeding for 2 weeks, get mild headaches, fatigue, lower back pain. I have read good and bad reviews about Mirena. I just hope I start feeling better soon and that this works."

   
5.0

PNG (taken for less than 1 month) March 16, 2015

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For Abnormal Uterine Bleeding "I had Mirena put in the last week of January, 2015. For a couple of years I have been having very heavy periods so decided to do Mirena to tone them down. Well, since I had it put in, I have been bleeding every day. Not spotting, but bleeding. It has now been almost two months and its getting a little sickening. I also feel tired all the time and am going to start taking iron supplements and hope that that helps with the tiredness. I don't have any cramping and occasionally have headaches, but they are not that bad. I'm just hoping this bleeding stops soon."

   
8.0

4 mini mes March 16, 2015

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For Birth Control "I had a Mirena inserted two days ago, and it was the worst pain I've ever experienced in my life. I'm 23, with no children and never cramp, which probably had a lot to do with the pain. The insertion itself hurt a lot, but the cramping that came afterwards was absolutely excruciating. My pulse dropped so low they had to put me on an I.V. My doctor said I was the worst reaction she's had to a Mirena, and she's been inserting them for years. I was given a shot of gravol, a vimovo and a tramadol. Once I was able to leave, I went home and napped for a few hours, and then I felt fine. Two days later I have slight cramping (I've been taking vimovo) and very light bleeding. Hoping it was worth the pain..."

   
9.0

Hoping It's worth it March 14, 2015

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For Abnormal Uterine Bleeding "I'm 28 years old. No children. I switched from the nuva ring to the mirena. I've had the mirena for 10 months. Insertion was not painful for me, just try and relax (I rested my arms above my head and it helped my cervix open more). I had one day of painful cramping the first month. For 8 months I had normal/lighter periods once per month. The past 2 months I have been spotting and bleeding almost everyday with abdominal cramping. It's like having a period every week for 8 weeks. I've had the mirena placement double checked and had a abdominal check up; nothing abnormal found. Still bleeding/spotting now, but it's manageable. Hoping this will pass."

   
8.0

Penelope28 March 13, 2015

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For Birth Control "I've had it in for a couple months so far it's been good. A little spotting every once in a while only hurt for a couple hours on the first day I got it put in. I'm 18 years old no kids. Works great I'm satisfied with it. Don't get long periods just about 2 hour long at the most. Partner says he doesn't feel string. Hurts ever once in a while."

   
8.0

Alice paxman March 13, 2015

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For Birth Control "I definitely recommend the Mirena as an option for birth control. I decided to get it my senior year in high school because I have goals to achieve and I did not want any babies stopping that. I started off with pills but I realized my lifestyle did not fit that. If you do not want to worry about taking a pill on time EVERYDAY, and worry about the possibilities of you becoming pregnant, get the Mirena. It didn't hurt much and now all I'm doing is spotting. Take this from a teenager, it DOES work."

   
9.0

Hyra (taken for 6 months to 1 year) March 11, 2015

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For Birth Control "So I got the Mirena put in in January. And so far I get headaches everyday, I feel nauseous about half the day. Basically I feel pregnant the whole time. But the Mirena is working birth control wise. Worry free sex with my husband makes up for all of the symptoms."

   
6.0

Mommabear224 (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 11, 2015

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For Birth Control "I just got the Mirena yesterday. I was legitimately having anxiety because of all of the horror stories of insertion. I'm 23 and have never had a child. The procedure was uncomfortable but felt no worse than a bad cramp. I've been cramping on and off since insertion, and honestly some of those cramps were worse than the actual insertion! Overall, so far, it has been great!"

   
10

Jessih737 (taken for less than 1 month) March 11, 2015

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For Birth Control "I had Mirena inserted after I had my daughter and it hurt for the first day then nothing, never felt it. Ever since I had it in I never had a period (which was nice) never had a problem with it besides I could never feel the strings but my doctor told me she cut them short on accident."

   
10

karrkar March 9, 2015

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For Birth Control "I read a lot of scary reviews about the pain and problems after having Mirena IUD put in so, I thought I'd write my own review. It's not nearly as scary as what I had read. I got my Mirena 3 days ago. I've had one child via c-section 8 years ago. Overall the experience was better than I anticipated. It only took about five minutes for the entire procedure and maybe only 60-90 seconds of pain, when opening up my cervix and putting the IUD in. It wasn't exactly pleasant but I was able to deal with it. I kept waiting for the real "excruciating pain" to come, but it never happened. It was over before I knew it. I did take it 800 milligrams of Advil about an hour beforehand, so that may help but I do have a high tolerance for pain."

   
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Spvoelker (taken for less than 1 month) March 8, 2015

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For Abnormal Uterine Bleeding "I'm 21 years old with no children. I was on the pill from age 14-19 and became horrible with reminding myself to take them. Decided to try an IUD. I originally got the paragard. Shortly after I noticed I had developed horrible acne. I tried everything to get rid of it but nothing was working. Also my periods became extremely heavy and painful. I thought I'd stick it out to see it those effects would go away. Had it for a year and my symptoms didn't go away. I had it removed and decided to try the Mirena instead for the hormones. I've had it for about 2 months now and my skin is almost completely clear. My periods are lighter with hardly any cramping. I have been spotting off and on since insertion so hopefully it goes away soon."

   
7.0

Savannah1221 (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 8, 2015

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For Birth Control "I got the Mirena after I had my second ( and last) child. I'd had problems with the pill, like blood clots. I had the insertion in 10-14-2007. It was a bit painful, but not unbearable. My period became lighter and non existent. So when the 5 years was up, I got another one. Same thing except for the bleeding, I now get a lot of the other symptoms. I am now 44 and if I still need one in 2017, I will get a new one."

   
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Mishc (taken for 5 to 10 years) March 7, 2015

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For Abnormal Uterine Bleeding "I am 45 with 2 teenage sons and had heavy periods for a few years with pre-menstrual 'severe' breast tenderness and pre-menstrual headaches, so decided to investigate Mirena. Had it inserted Oct 2014, the quick procedure was a little uncomfortable, no cramping though and I did bleed lightly for a few months, then the weight started piling on even though I was exercising and watching what I eat, it's been 5 months now of no breast tenderness, no headaches and hardly a period but the weight is really stressing me out. I have to weigh up the good with the bad and at this stage I'm not prepared to have it removed because of 5 kilos, hopefully it balances out in the next few months as I really do love it."

   
8.0

Cathmo (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 5, 2015

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For Abnormal Uterine Bleeding "Let me say. I had some light bleeding after the first month. Now I have had no periods. I'm 41 years old. I have had the worst periods since I was 16. My mood swings have stopped and my skin is amazing. Look it up. It also helps with acne. I am so grateful. It really does work!"

   
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CRAIG AMY March 5, 2015

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For Birth Control "I'm 37 with no children and have had mine for 5 years. I was having really bad abdominal cramps/diarrhea while taking oral contraceptives which went away when I stopped taking it, wanting an effective contraceptive I figured I would try mirena. The insertion was rather painful - I got all hot and watery mouthed, thought I was going to throw up, the cramping and spotting lasted about a week. My periods got lighter each month until they stopped completely - so wonderful. I am due for replacement this month, I started spotting about 4 months ago which seems to time with a monthly cycle, I am assuming this is as the medication is wearing off."

   
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TJ97 March 4, 2015

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For Abnormal Uterine Bleeding "I'm 21 years old and I have very irregular and almost uncontrollable bleeding. After giving birth to my daughter, I decided to try Mirena hearing only good things about it. And after using it for almost 3 years now, I've had no bleeding and no cramping. I can honestly say that using this product, I've never been happier. I highly recommend this form of birth control to any woman."

   
9.0

Heather M. March 3, 2015

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For Birth Control "I had my first one inserted in 2009, after my daughter was born. I had no pain or discomfort. My periods went away for good right away. I absolutely loved mine, and I had no problems with weight gain. I just had my second Mirena inserted 3 days ago. The removal process is not that bad. You do feel it come out, but it did not hurt at all. Insertion of the second one did hurt, and of course I cramped, and bled all day, as expected of course. Nothing some Motrin couldn't take care of. I absolutely recommend it, as if you check it every month like you are supposed to, it will not move out of place."

   
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buttercup-2 March 1, 2015

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For Abnormal Uterine Bleeding "I had the Mirena inserted about 3 years ago, the doctor inserted under anethesia thus I had no pain. The first week I had alot of cramps with a little bit of bleeding. After the second week the cramps was gone and in the three years I had the Mirena I had no bleeding during my cycle. I will be removing it end of this year, as we will be trying for a baby. I will definitely be getting a second one again. Best thing ever!!"

   
10

Zantel March 1, 2015

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For Birth Control "OK so pretty much a few days out of each month I would spot very light, no cramps. For the first 6months. Thr first two months i was kind of heavy but it would subside really quickly. After that some months I wouldn't even spot at all. The procedure hurt a little. But that was to be expected. Overall I'm happy with it. Barely any cramps."

   
8.0

Anonymous (taken for 6 months to 1 year) February 26, 2015

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For Abnormal Uterine Bleeding "Mirena inserted 2-23. I am an active almost 30 year old who has problems with heavy periods and very painful crams. I was not on birth control before this. The insertion itself was a nuisance but tolerable. That was 3 days ago and since, I have experienced minor cramping with some spotting. I have had a gassy/bloated feeling since with lose stool. Yuck. My stomach is making some weird noises too. The real pain is the headaches and dizzy spells. Never in my life has a medication made me dizzy like this. My mood overall is pretty damn great considering I am always a little over-emotional. I have also had an increased sex drive but maybe this is due to some external factor I'm not thinking of. I hope I don't gain weight."

Jamski (taken for less than 1 month) February 26, 2015

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For Birth Control "Mirena keeps me mostly off period (no bleeding), my BMI fine and my abs fit. Most of the user feedback I have heard on private clinic are recommending the product highly. The side effects outside regular intercourse and balancing male fluids cause involuntary burning sensations in all mucous membrane (plural - mucosae or mucosas; singular - mucosa; Latin - tunica mucosa). Eyeballs have a burning sensation in their sockets and throat is in pain. Skin yellows. It also smells like a hormonal burn-out most of the time unattended. Involuntary facial hair on has grown. Men are reluctant to understand the product, its cause and the benefit women still are and will be able to find in this miraculous product (I might end up buying again.)"

   
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heart-to-heart (taken for 5 to 10 years) February 24, 2015

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For Birth Control "I'm 19 and have a 1 year old daughter I've had it close to a year and it's great, didn't hurt too bad to have it put in. Cramps for about 2 days off and on then stopped my period. I got it put in because I was super moody from my last birth control and constantly bleeding and now it's been awesome. Besides lately I've had lower back pain that won't go away and I haven't gained weight but I also can't seem to lose weight."

   
7.0

michelle ann alias February 24, 2015

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