I had the Paragard after my first child I liked it other then the fact my periods were awful. So after I have my daughter this march the doctor said I should try the Mirena. I'm kind of nervous because I have heard nothing but awful things about it. When you look up reviews they freak me out more. My main questions are does it affect your sex drive and what about weight gain? I'm only 3 weeks away from giving birth and I have zero sex drive right now. I want my sex life back with my husband. Someone please help me!!
Nausea (up to 23.1%), abdominal/pelvic pain (up to 22.6%) Irregular menstrual bleeding (67%), infrequent menstrual bleeding (up to 57%), ovarian cyst (31.2%), menstrual changes (up to 31.9%), decreased uterine bleeding (23.4%), prolonged menstrual bleeding (22%), vulvovaginitis (20.2%), amenorrhea (18.4%), genital discharge (up to 14.9%), heavier menstrual bleeding (13.8%),vaginal infections (13.6%), vulvovaginal infections (13.3%), lighter menstrual bleeding (12.5%), increased scheduled uterine bleeding (11.9%), breast tenderness (10.7%)
Common (1% to 10%): Depression/depressed mood, mood changes, mood swings, decreased libido, nervousness
These are all the side effects you may have with Mirena.
Paragard doesn't have as many.
You be the judge.
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