I'm 18 and 5"2 (I'm a fairly tiny person). I also haven't had any pregnancies. I have a heavy flow that lasts 10 days and I'm using super plus tampons and even wearing a pad at the same time. I've read the bad reviews and good ones and I'm questioning if I should even have Mirena inserted. I've tried birth control but there was issues with me being able to receive it and I want to see if Mirena is a better choice. Any advice?
The FDA does NOT recommend Mirena if you have never had a child BUT I see docs use it anyway but it is considered "off label use" In some women it can make bleeding heavier. I personally think birth control pills are a better option for heavy bleeding when you are young but that is just my personal opinion. You do have to be responsible and take them daily however. If you dont remember to take them or have problems getting new packs on time they dont work right so Mirena in this case may be the better option. I am personally not a fan of IUDs though. I have known too many people who had problems with them but there are many women who love them. You should discuss your options with your GYN to decide what fits your lifestyle best.
Hello, I would definitely say NO! I came on this site to see if others were having some of the same issues as me and I feel so much better now knowing I wasn't crazy, the Mirena is evil! I had it for 7 months and the only good thing about it was that it stopped my period. But the pill always made my period very very lite, should have just stuck with that. I decided to get the Mirena because I'm 34, have 3 kids, don't want any more and my husband wasn't ready to get a vasectomy yet, so I wanted something a little more lasting than the pill. I immediately had every side effect possible but I kept telling my self that it wasn't from the Mirena, because I've never been sensitive medicines. I'll just start listing them, my skin turned awful, I broke out, it always looked dead and unhealthy. my hair started falling out like crazy, clumps at a time, I wouldn't wash my hair but once a week because I was afraid to loose more in the shower. I was soooo crabby and irritable ALL the time. My kids or husband would ask me a simple question or even just talk to me and I would get super annoyed. This was so not like me, normally I was laid back and things never got to me. I completely lost my sex drive, never ever wanted to, this was also not normal for me. I always felt like blah, like not happy, not super sad, just weird and not with it. Like I was always in this fog. I got migraines at least once a week. I had gotten migraines with aura before but only when it was triggered by a very stressful situation. The day I finally decided to take it out was a Sunday morning, I was sitting in the couch with my kids and out of nowhere I could feel the migraine coming on. I made the appointment Monday morning to have it taken out that Wednesday. I Immediately felt normal again. I've had it out for almost 2 months and I feel like I'm back to my normal self. It's like once it was removed I turned back in to a normal person. Every side effect has gone away. My skin looks good again, I'm happy, my kids aren't annoying me just by talking and my hair has stopped falling out. I however have still not had a period which is a little weird. That's why I came on this site today to see if others had this problem. I see a lot have. A lot of women I've read on here are very upset because they do want to have a period because they still want to have kids and they're having a hard time getting pregnant. Since you're only 18 I would defiantly not do it. You can reverse all the bad side effects I listed by having it removed but as for not being able to get pregnant that may not be reverseable. I would def try to just take the pill. Hope this helps, sorry so long lol
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