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Mirena (levonorgestrel) for Birth Control: I have had the Mirena for almost 3 years now. I had it placed about 6 months after having my daughter and had no pain at all. I did spot for several months and then it almost completely disappeared. I now go without periods except the occasional spotting (I would estimate this at 3-4 times a year). It has been great. I have not gained weight or had problems with acne. I do still have the PMS symptoms every 3 to 6 months that last around a week. Sometimes they are worse that others. I almost always spot after the PMS symptoms. I have also gotten 2 ovarian cysts since the placement that lasted several weeks and were painful. I did not get these, at least not painful ones before the Mirena. Other than those few things it is a great!
Mirena (levonorgestrel) for Birth Control: I'm 27 never had kids, don't plan on having any. I was nervous about getting it put in since I've never had kids. I had it put in while I was on my period (told its easier). I'm not going to lie it hurt, had a lot of cramping. Felt a bit light headed. I'm glad my husband came with me to drive me home. When I got home I just used a heating pad and took Tylenol and a nap. The next day mild cramping. Bleeding had stopped. And I would to it all over again. It's the best birth control for 5 yrs. And insurance covered it, only had to pay my copay. I would recommend Mirena to any of my friends.
Mirena (levonorgestrel) for Birth Control: 17 with no children. Had the Mirena inserted 3 days ago, insertion was agonising, had to take strong tablets to 'knock me out' so I could sleep. Had the next day off school and I am still on pain relief tablets. Went on a short bike ride today and pain returned. Can't wait for the pain to disappear. Hopefully the Mirena will help me to get on with a normal life.
Mirena (levonorgestrel): History: 44, no kids, no pregnancies. Mirena place five months ago.
Recommendation: Ask for anesthetic. This made the insertion painless. Note, you may get a bit dizzy for 5 minutes. Symptoms: Gained 8lbs in the first week despite my regular cycling and running. Low libido for the first two months now okay. Period only for the first month and now ghost periods consisting of bloating. Recently my breast have been over the top swollen and tender, making it annoying to run (8wks now). My boyfriend says he noted a increase in moodiness. I've rarely had problems with anxiety but now I feel a low grade feeling of being overwhelmed and anxious.
Mirena (levonorgestrel) for Birth Control: I have had Mirena for 3 yrs. LOVE IT. I no longer have a period, no pain, no ovarian cysts anymore and I am very very happy. I am 38 yrs old and got the Mirena when they told me because of my age the pill was not an option. Because I was a smoker and over 35 so I choose this form of birth control and I have never been sorry. I would (and do) recommend to anyone that has had a child. It is so worry free and very effective. THANKS
Mirena (levonorgestrel) for Birth Control: Mirena was the most convenient birth control method that I had used (out of the pill and the IUD) and I did not mind it at all. Overall, Mirena was great but I had only had it for 9 months. I wasn't getting my period and I wasn't too happy with that (as odd as that sounds). I just wanted to be regulated and have a lighter period, but I didn't want it to be completely eliminated. Because of that, it had me paranoid and I would have to take a pregnancy test every month. Other than that, it was fine. My boyfriend and I both couldn't feel the strings and there was nothing wrong. I'm 18 and I just figured that I should try another form of birth control that allows me to still have regular bleeding.
Mirena (levonorgestrel) for Birth Control: Extremely painful insertion. I have never had children. My weight gain, bloating, and constant spotting is creating conflict in terms of my decision. I am miserable with the weight gain and bloating. I want it removed.
Mirena (levonorgestrel) for Birth Control: I was given medicine to take before the procedure and after, it was a little painful but nothing to serious. The rest of the day I was drowsy but had no cramps, headache or normal "period pains". I absolutely love the Mirena and it was well worth the money. Much better than the pill or shot you could take. I would recommend this to everyone! I got it the second day of my period and it lasted only 2 more days. I got it 3 months ago and haven't had my period since! As for sex I had it the 5th day and am not pregnant and have no side effects. Definitely recommend this!
Mirena (levonorgestrel) for Birth Control: Absolutely fantastic. Had it in for 3 months and have only had light spotting which is getting less with time. Hasn't made me gain any weight! My acne has gotten worse, but it goes through bad patches anyway so don't know if it is related. I got mine inserted surgically and was crampy for first week, but besides from that I'm extremely happy with the outcome.
Mirena (levonorgestrel) for Birth Control: I've had mine in for about a month. Everyone I know who has had it said it was great and they love it. For me it has been painful and during sex my boyfriend has commented to me that he felt it poke him. I have also gained weight since the placement. I like that it keeps me protected for 5 years and that I don't have to worry about a pill everyday, but the pain is just too much. I have set an appointment to get it removed in 2 weeks.
Mirena (levonorgestrel) for Birth Control: I had Mirena put in about 6 months ago. I am 20 and have never had kids. The reason why I chose Mirena was basically because I could never remember to take the pill. I have had no weight gain or mood changes. When it was inserted it was pretty painful but it only took a few seconds. I spotted slightly for the first few weeks and had some pretty intense lower abdominal cramping if I wore tight pants that would only last for a few seconds. But after about a month, everything was back to normal. The benefits of Mirena totally outweigh the discomfort in the beginning.
Mirena (levonorgestrel) for Birth Control: I am 24 years old and have a 3 y/o boy and a 7 m/o daughter. I got Mirena placed when my daughter turned 5 weeks old. She is 2 days shy of being 7 months old and I have not stopped bleeding since her birth. My hair falls out in excessive amounts, I can't lose my last 10 lbs of weight even with diet pills and exercise. This Mirena does it's job at preventing pregnancy, but I have spent more money on tampons than I would have with just buying regular birth control pills.
Mirena (levonorgestrel) for Abnormal Uterine Bleeding: I've had the Mirena for 3 months. It has been overwhelming positive. I had suffered from very heavy painful monthly periods, with often breakthrough bleeding during my cycle. As a result I became anemic and lived my life with no energy and dreading my next cycle. My doctor recommended the Mirena. I didn't give it much hope as I thought nothing could stop the pain and heavy flow. The Mirena did. No pain, no weight gain, no dreading my monthly cycles and no more anemia. Now all I have is spotting. The spotting was continual when I first had the Mirena which was a minor annoyance, but as time goes on the spotting is decreasing. I read many negative reviews before having the Mirena , but for me it has been fantastic.
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Mirena (levonorgestrel) for Abnormal Uterine Bleeding: I had Mirena inserted in April 2011 as a treatment for endometrial hyperplasia with atypia and uterine polyps. The hyperplasia was gone at my 3 month biopsy and the polyps cleared by my 6 month biopsy. I am 41 years old and never had a child. My periods used to be heavy and now are very light for one to four days, only needing a liner. The main adverse side effects that I have experienced are breast tenderness a couple of days a month, more clear discharge throughout the month, and a little more acne. I can live with them knowing that the hyperplasia has been treated. I have even been able to continue losing weight. I would definitely recommend Mirena as an alternative to using Megace, which is the normal course of treatment.
Mirena (levonorgestrel) for Birth Control: I am 21 years old and have 1 baby boy. I have had my Mirena for about a year now. Insertion did hurt, like someone was pinching me. Since I have had the Mirena I have not had a single spot of blood. That is what I love about the Mirena. Unfortunately, it has made me feel nauseous practically everyday, my anxiety has gotten terrible. I have anxiety attacks over pretty much anything. My hair falls out worse then it ever has before. My acne has started up. I feel bloated a lot of the time. I am depressed. I got stabbing pains where it's out quite often. It hurts very bad. I get constant headaches everyday. I plan on getting it removed in the near future.
Mirena (levonorgestrel) for Birth Control: I've had the Mirena for almost 4 years now. I got it a month after I had my second baby and I love it. I had little cramps during insertion and light bleeding but that was it. I only had some spotting after that for a few months then it went away. Now I don't have my period at all. I don't get crazy moods, weight gains, acne and more like how I did get with other birth control methods I've tried in the past. I may want to stick to using the Mirena still after my 5 years are up.
Mirena (levonorgestrel) for Birth Control: I had my Mirena put in a year and a half ago. I have two kids but didn't want to commit to getting my tubes tied so I decided to go with Mirena and at first it was great, my periods got lighter. Over time I noticed I put on about 5 lbs which wasn't bad but then it was another 5 then another. Its been very gradual but for the life of me I just can't lose it and I continue to gain weight. Other then the weight gain I've started breaking out, not just on my face but on my chest and back. All in all I love not having a heavy period or having to take the pill everyday but I have decided to get it removed since I haven't been able to counteract the side effects I've had.
Mirena (levonorgestrel) for Birth Control: The procedure feels like a pap smear + 3 intense cramps (nothing worse than bad period cramps). Then it's done! I felt a little uncomfortable for 1.5 days and I was back to work on Monday. I had spotting for about 2-3 weeks after the procedure. I spotted during my normal period week for the next 5-6 months, but very light and not like a full on period at all. I have now stopped getting my period all together but I experience just 1 PMS symptom when I'd normally have my period-- not cramps or moodiness, just sore breasts. I've lost 10 lbs. since having the Mirena put in. Best decision ever! Took a while to adjust to the lower dose of hormones, but no more expensive pills/forgetting to take my pill/periods/moodiness from high-dose hormones.
Mirena (levonorgestrel) for Abnormal Uterine Bleeding: I had Mirena placed in January 2012 to help with very heavy periods and low iron. Relatively comfortable placement, by a GP who specializes in women's wellness. Felt strong cramps for about 15 seconds during placement, other than that it felt like getting a pap. First month constant spotting and bleeding. Headaches. Cramps. (Very unusual for me but also very manageable). First period 30 days after placement 75% reduction in bleeding and days of period as compared to my normal periods.
The headaches and cramping form the first month slowly dissipated, and now I don't get either anymore.
I have not had a period since February, took a pregnancy test just to be safe, it was negative. I didn't expect much from Mirena...what a great surprise!
Mirena (levonorgestrel) for Birth Control: My problems with it: Bled for 4 or 5 months straight completely irregular period and spotting throughout (plus discharge on a daily basis), HORRIBLE migraines at least once or twice a week. At the most every day for a week and I had never had even a small headache before this birth control. I have gained 20 pounds. I'm naturally small and lost all my weight after having my child with no effort so this is strange for me. No sex drive, horrible depression, anxiety and mood swings, insomnia, nausea, face break out (never even had a zit), and horrible muscular pain. Getting it out.
Mirena (levonorgestrel) for Birth Control: I am 21 with a child and am happy with just her. At least for now and I choose Mirena because I heard nothing but good things about it and am very forgetful of the pill. But since I got it put in about a month and a half ago (which was very painful). I have gained weight like crazy. I have had a heavy period since, constant mood swings, feeling depressed, short of breath, tired, loss of sex drive (somewhat) it's just not as good because I feel dry, and a constant cramping that almost makes me want to get sick . So I am getting it removed as soon as I can. But this is just my own experience I have heard people absolutely love it but just like everything, its not for everyone.
Mirena (levonorgestrel) for Birth Control: I've had problems with birth control pills and in my 30s I tried a Paragard IUD and loved it. Two years ago I tried Mirena because my OB-GYN didn't have Paragard in stock. I started to gain weight almost immediately and my mood swings from anxiety to depression. Everyone said that the hormone dose is too low to cause problems and to give my body time to adjust. Recently my doctor removed the Mirena and noted that I used to have low blood pressure, but now it's high, and I've gained over 10 lbs. (same problems I had on birth control pills). I've always had light periods so Mirena provided little benefit and miserable side effects.
Mirena (levonorgestrel) for Birth Control: I had my Mirena implanted on April 12th of this month. The exam was uncomfortable, the measuring part was a little painful and the actual implant was the easiest. Didn't even feel it! I had to ask was it in. Cramped a little that night and went to work the next morning.
Noticed some spotting with more cramping. Nothing that stopped or slowed me down at work though. However after about 48 hours of having the implant I began to feel nauseous. And the following day I felt mean one minute, and normal the next. Mood swings!
Ok so I can deal with all of that. But I noticed my stomach began to bulge out of nowhere. I mean my son is 7 months old and I'd did pretty good with losing my baby weight. Now I look pregnant!
Mirena (levonorgestrel) for Birth Control: Reduces heavy menstrual bleeding by an average of 90% after the first few months of use.
Reduces menstrual bleeding and cramps and, in many women, eventually causes menstrual periods to stop altogether. In this case, not menstruating is not harmful. May effectively relieve endometriosis and is less likely to cause side effects than high-dose progestin. Reduces the risk of ectopic pregnancy. Does not cause weight gain.
Mirena (levonorgestrel) for Birth Control: I've had my Mirena for about a year and I love it. The day I had it put in I had bad cramps for the rest of the day and after that I was fine. I haven't gotten my period since, which is fantastic. I didn't gain any weight, my moods haven't changed, and I haven't had any of the awful side effects I had heard about. Having Mirena is easier than remembering to take a pill every day. I highly recommend this form of birth control.
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