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Mirena Rating Summary

5.4/10 Average Rating

325 Ratings with 344 User Reviews

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"I wish I had found this site last year because I would have never gotten this. Now I'm one and a half years in, before I used to have light 4 day periods but now they're light but 2 weeks long. I never have sex anymore because my periods are so irregular and I had no clue. So many others complained about fatigue. I am always tired. I can't use the pill because I smoke and I am terrified to get Mirena out. I had the worst insertion where the first one bent and they had to shove the second one in. I went into shock and couldn't feel my arms or legs for 20 mins. Removal is sure to be difficult with my luck. And who knows if and how long it will take to feel normal again? Every doctor I've talked to says I am the exception but is this said to us just so they can keep selling these?"

   
3.0

CanadaChick (taken for 1 to 2 years) October 14, 2017

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"I had my Mirena for five years and never experienced any abnormal bleeding; in fact, I stopped having periods after the first six months. I DID however gain a lot of weight which has been impossible to lose no matter what I've tried. Now that it is out, I'm hoping to see the weight go away. If it does, I'll update the post (if I can)."

   
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Anonymous (taken for 5 to 10 years) October 9, 2017

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"Had the this coil fitted 31.8.2017. 1st period 16.9.2017 and still bleeding so frustrating no sex drive low in moods. Not pleased its very misleading. Should have stuck with copper coil."

   
2.0

Hollywoodgee October 4, 2017

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"I had the Mirena placed on a Tuesday. I am 34 no health issues at all, fit, athletic etc. No anaesthetic, was fine being inserted (uncomfortable). It was advised by my gyne for heavy periods etc. After 6 hours severe back pain (diclofenac taken) some sleep had, by morning pain all down right leg and pelvic pain. I called my said doctor who advised to take Tramadol to easy pain only took it away for 2/3 hours. I could barely get out of bed and move or when I did needed to constantly move to easy pain. On Thursday afternoon and many painkiller had it removed pain in back went in 15 minutes. They felt it was aggravating my sciatic nerve hence leg pain. Horrific experience it wasn't till I done research off all the side effects it has. shocked"

   
1.0

unhappylou (taken for less than 1 month) October 4, 2017

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"Had it placed 3 weeks ago, get it removed tomorrow. Started with heavy irregular bleeding a year ago. Had an endometrial ablation in February 2017, didn’t do anything about the heavy irregular bleeding, it became even worse. My doctor talked about getting an IUD Mirena. Some hesitation because of the experience some of my friends had, and they weren’t good. Long story short had it placed 3 weeks ago. Heavy cramping, heavy bleeding and just not feeling happy. Didn’t have this before, no issues when I had a period, I am bleeding for almost 6 weeks and one day relief. I know it can take some time too adjust but I am already so done with this. Next step is a hysterectomy."

   
1.0

Keiko2001 October 4, 2017

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"I am 47 yrs old. I endured years of menorrhagia (extremely heavy periods) for years resulting in iron deficiency; I decided to try the Mirena. A couple of my friends had success with them and had changed their lives. My experience has not been good. My 1st Mirena was inserted and I had constant bleeding until at the 3 month, it expelled with a large blood clot. I bled heavily for a week and then back to my specialist. She recommended I try again (having ruled out other options). This time she added the Microlut (minipill) for 3 months to help it settle in. First 3 weeks seemed ok, but then I got a period. It is lighter than normal but bad cramps and I'm on day 9. It is debilitating. If this does not work, next stop is hysterectomy."

ChrisMess October 2, 2017

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"I've decided to get IUD after the birth of my 2nd child So on August 18th 2017 I finally got it, I wish I hadn't have as I've been bleeding since and lots of cramping feeling lazy, moody having no energy at all and sleeping all the time "

   
1.0

Larisa M September 27, 2017

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"OMG! I'm scheduled to have an IUD inserted in 2 weeks. I'm having second thoughts after reading all of your experiences w/ it. I'm 48 and have constant bleeding, anywhere from very light & only when I wipe to very heavy w/ clots. My doctor swears this will help w/ the constant bleeding. I almost wish he'd just do a hysterectomy."

Chris2299 September 19, 2017

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"I had the mirena placed in April of 2015. I have had long, irregular periods ever since I got it. At first I just dealt with the bleeding because I felt better than being on the pill, but things quickly changed in May of this year. From May 2015 to January of 2017 my periods were: The first was 8 weeks, 2nd was 6 weeks, periods 3 -7 were 3 weeks long. Then in May of 2017 I started having MONTHLY 3+week periods with a few days of breast tenderness then it starts back up. I have had two ovarian cysts with it. I have extreme breast tenderness a few days before the start of every period. I have zero sex drive. This does nothing for my skin and I have issues with hidradenitis. I have very low energy levels. I am just ready to have it removed"

   
1.0

Veryunhappyliz (taken for 2 to 5 years) September 18, 2017

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"I had been on the pill since I was 14yrs old for excruciating period cramps along with extremely heavy bleeding (I could go through a super plus tampon in 20min!) Now, at 23, on May 9th I had the Mirena inserted. The procedure was extremely painful to the point that I felt like I was going to pass out, my hands were clammy, and I had a death grip on the sides on the exam table. (I don't have any kids). To date, I have gained 30 pounds and nothing I have done to lose it has worked. I've lost 40+ pounds twice in my life, so I know how to lose it. I'm also tired ALL the time. I can literally nap at any point in the day. And I have painful ovarian cysts (which I knew was a side effect prior). Seriously considering taking it out."

   
5.0

Ashr22 (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 17, 2017

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"Ugh I wish I had found these reviews before I had it I'm so angry I had it because I was having two week periods heavy each month .. I've now had this six weeks haven't stopped bleeding once I'm cramping badly gained 10 pounds tired all the time irritable skin looks horrible with acne and no end to the bleeding it's horrible my sex drive is gone and I'm usually very sexual After reading this I am not sure I want to keep it in because dr keeps saying give it time but most people here say even after six months it's the same so I've swapped a bad problem for a much worse one! Ugh so frustrated I'm 46 so they won't give me the pill so this seemed the next best choice! I wish the dr could be more honest or informed about so many people having"

Sonnjazzy September 16, 2017

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"Soon to be 51 and had the mirena inserted 7 years ago for endometrial hyperplasia. My Dr (whom I love) said it would likely make my periods stop (hurray) and would protect my uterus. Well it DID NOT make my periods stop - and it took well over two years for me to start feeling "normal". I have had pH issues and flares of Bacterial Vaginosis ever since. I've tried everything on the market for it only to be told by my Dr to "use Luvena" every time I brought it up during my annual. Anyway, I stuck it out the entire seven years and am due to have it removed in a few weeks. I honestly cannot wait. I've always been very sensitive to progesterone- too much makes me feel like a depressed lead balloon."

   
6.0

Boterosmom (taken for 5 to 10 years) September 14, 2017

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"I have suffered from incredibly heavy periods since having my two kids (I'm 38). After having the Mirena inserted (which hurt, but was quick and no worse than a labour pain) I spotted for approx 3 months. During this time, I also experienced some depression, drop in sex drive (which my dr. insisted is not related), breast tenderness and subtle weight gain. Its now been 5 months. I've decided to have it removed. The spotting has stopped, aside from after sex-not so sexy; I am having fairly regular cramping which I can only liken to the feeling of an ovarian cyst. I've never carried weight around my middle; I'm a very active runner with a healthy diet but I swear this thing has given me a very doughy tummy. I just want it gone."

   
5.0

jesterina (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 8, 2017

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"Had mirena inserted March 2016 and had a horrible month of cramps and bleeding. Things subsided for a couple of months but now I have heavy bleeding 2-3 weeks a month. Even though it is just coming up on 6 months I emotionally don't know how much longer I can take this and it is wrecking my intimacy with my fiancé. My Periods much worse and much less predictable than before :("

   
1.0

CMSB September 2, 2017

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"I have had the mirena for about 1 and 1/2 years now. I bleed more days than not. I have weird pains I have never had until this was inserted. My hip hurts during ovulation and during my cycle. My bleeding is down to a light tampon amount which is a big change. I could go thru a super plus sometimes in 20 minutes. Overall it has helped make it lighter but it lasts a lot longer. Not sure if it is worth it or just find out the reason your periods are so out of control."

   
3.0

Anonymous (taken for 1 to 2 years) August 21, 2017

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"I was so desperate to put an end to months of heavy and almost non-stop bleeding (I'm 54) that I had a Mirena inserted. It did stop the continuous heavy bleeding but now I have light continuous bleeding and have gained over 10 kg in weight, and am ALWAYS tired. I am having mine removed this afternoon and can't wait. If the heavy bleeding returns I'll deal with it some other way."

Wendy Mc August 18, 2017

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"I'm 18. Got the mirena iud for prolonged heavy periods. I have been off and on of various forms of birth control for nearly 3-4 years trying to fix this problem. Birth control was working, but I wanted something more permanent because I was tired of taking the pill everyday. I've had the IUD since Feb 28 and for the first few months my periods were everyday and heavy. Now it's August 12 and I still get periods, but they are very light(pantyliner bearable). However I'm still concerned because I don't like the feeling of bleeding everyday, even if it is light. I'm not satisfied with mirena and at this point I'm not sure what to do about my period problems."

   
3.0

Heavybleeder123 (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 12, 2017

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"I forgot to add to my last post that ever since I got the Mirena my skin has gotten very oily and I am now having acne problems. I feel bloated All the time and anxious most of the times. My energy level is poor I hardly want to get up from bed and cramp a lot. :("

   
1.0

Bleeding my life away (taken for 6 months to 1 year) August 5, 2017

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"I got Mirena back in December 2016 and ever since that day I've been bleeding EVERY single day. We are now in August and bleeding is still occurring non stop. It has taken a toll on my daily life especially with my sex life with my husband. This is devastating because I was under the impression it'll stop my periods within 6 months the latest, it's been 9 months now and starting Birth control on top of the IUD to see if it works if not I will have to remove it and bleed a couple more weeks and mess up my system even more."

   
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Bleeding my life away (taken for 6 months to 1 year) August 5, 2017

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"I have had Mirena in for 3 weeks it wasn't painful I have had a little cramping and it was a quick process but however I have been bleeding ever since I got it put in have tried different mediation but nothing seems to stop the bleeding"

Lisha2k9 (taken for less than 1 month) August 4, 2017

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"Idk what everyone on here is complaining about I've had Mirena for about 7 months. Yes I've suffered the hair loss, but I'm not tired and I'm definitely not bleeding anymore. I had 2 regular periods since insertion and I spot a very light pink blood for about 1 day every month. I was bleeding nonstop for 2 months before this device was inserted. You can't start a medication and get upset after 4 weeks because it's not working. Things take time. It took 8 weeks for my cycle to regulate and 12 weeks to lose my periods all together. Chill out. It's not magic it's medication and it takes a while to work."

   
9.0

Sexually active uterus August 4, 2017

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"I've had the mirena for 6 weeks for heavy prolonged periods. Insertion wasn't painful, just uncomfortable. I had cramping for a couple of days after. I have had constant bleeding everyday since insertion although not anywhere near on the scale I was having pre mirena. However since insertion I have noticed I have very low mood, really bad anxiety, greasy skin, joint pain, very tearful, hair loss and hair growth on face is worse (I do have PCOS) I generally do not feel like myself. Would not recommend this to anyone, yet I have friends who love it."

   
3.0

Justme82 July 31, 2017

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"Had IUD PUT IN IN April and continued on pill with this for two months. Started spotting during my last week of pills and then received the period from hell and it pretty much has NOT stopped! I went on this for heavy bleeding and long periods and was told it would more than likely eliminate my period.....however, just the opposite! We are in July amd I have had a period, light bleeding or spotting EVERY day? Wish I had have just endured the heavy periods for 9 or so days as this is ridiculous. Thought about having it removed but read that some people bleed for months after removal. STRONGLY RECOMMEND NOT USING Mirena IUD."

   
2.0

cyberjaxz (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 12, 2017

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"I'm 18 years old, I have no children, and I'm not sexually active. Ever since I was 11 I've had extensive issues with my period. After trying a number of different methods that didn't work to control the bleeding and pain, my doctor suggested mirena. I had it inserted under general anesthetic, the first few days I was crampy but the cramps were nothing compared to the accidental rip from the speculum (ouch!). I started bleeding immediately after insertion, and in 3 months it still hasn't stopped. It's gone down to a back and forth between light to medium bleeding and spotting. I can usually get by with a thick pantyliner. I've had some awful cramps while ovulating and on heavier days. Helpful with lessening blood loss, not cramps."

   
6.0

CrampyButBleedingLess (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 30, 2017

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"I have been bleeding non stop before Mirena and after. I am so frustrated . I keep worrying and looking things up thinking I might have a tumor or some other deadly illness! My Dr.keeps saying to wait. I am beginning to think these doctors get a kick back on these devices ! I have started clotting now with it. My body has betrayed me. If this works for any one for bleeding I have yet to read one review saying so. Use caution when making the choice. It's like the drug company knows we are desperate for a cure to the excessive bleeding and will try any thing to get it to stop....some one is making a killing on these lame devices !!!!"

Lorrieb4nafter June 27, 2017

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