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For Birth Control "First Mirena inserted in 2006 by a trained nurse in the UK after my third kid. I can't recall it being painful but did take painkillers before and after the procedure and my periods stopped immediately - FANTASTIC. Moved to the OZ and had it changed during a medical procedure - under aesthetic in 2011. Also no problems what so ever! At the beginning of this year I started spotting and my GP advised I needed the Mirena changed. Gynaecologist would not do it in his rooms as he said I had never had a natural birth (3 - C-sections) so had it done under GA. It has now been 3 months and I have been bleeding CONSTANTLY! Honestly have had enough, mood swings are awful, feeling faint and oily skin ever since! - Seriously want it out now!!"

HadEnoughNow (taken for 10 years or more) November 19, 2017

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For Abnormal Uterine Bleeding "I too, wish I had read this site before I went on to follow Doctors recommendation. I am 50 and had been experiencing heavy (blood clots type) irregular periods for about two years prior. Was told by doctors that with Mirena, bleeding will be reduced drastically or even stop due to my age. To me this was exactly what I needed cause the continuous bleeding was leaving me very tired and non energy. It was effecting my everyday life etc. and because of the irregularity and heaviness, had several embarrassing episodes. Anyway opted for mirena six months ago. Bleeding still very irregular and heavy. Doctors say it’s early days and to give it a chance but it’s not easy cause apart from the great inconvenience, I have had weight gain as well."

   
1.0

Malteser67 November 19, 2017

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For Abnormal Uterine Bleeding "I'm 42 years old, never had kids. I have a PCOS and my last period was very painful. My OB Gyn recommended Mirena and I had it placed yesterday after my OB Gyn did a cervix biopsy. This was a very painful procedure and they did not put anesthesia on me and did not warn me about the side effects of Mirena. The doctor said to take Motrin 600 mg every 6 hours so I don't damage my kidneys. I've been feeling the most uncomfortable cramps all day and all night long. I don't like this IUD, tomorrow I'm going to the ER to have this device taken out. I couldn't go to work today and I've been in my apartment in bed taking Motrin. Also, I'm bloated like I'm 3 months pregnant and I got a big pimple on my chin. Do not recommend."

   
1.0

ale2017 (taken for less than 1 month) November 18, 2017

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For Birth Control "I got my iud put in in August and I literally have not stopped bleeding since. My doctor told me I could bleed for up to 6 months (it’s been 3) but I didn’t think that it would be CONSTANT. The first 2 weeks were awful. Given, I don’t have the highest pain tolerance, but I was truly in a lot of pain for about a month after. Getting the IUD put in was so painful for me. The actual process only took about 10 minutes, but I sat in the room being fanned by a poor nurse and her giving me juice so I didn’t pass out for an hour. Hopefully, after 6 months all will be normal and that the pain will be worth it."

   
6.0

GraceLGB November 13, 2017

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For Birth Control "I was on the Mirena for 4 months, and I received it after having my first child. At first, it was amazing. Insertion did not hurt me what so ever. I did take medicine afterwards, but the day after I felt back to normal. Now, a few months later, all the side effects are popping up. I felt alone, depressed, and suicidal. I felt like I was drowning. I have constant headaches, a weight gain of 20 pounds in FOUR months. I thought this was all just due to my new postpartum life, but after reading others saying they gained weight I decided to get it out. Sex is incredibly painful for me and feels like I'm being stabbed. Periods lasting 2 weeks, then off 2 weeks, then again. This drug is terrible, although I really wish it had worked for me."

   
1.0

Alexa62537 (taken for 1 to 6 months) November 13, 2017

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For Abnormal Uterine Bleeding "I have not yet like the Mirena, had it since Feb 2017 and bleeding and spotting on a regular basis. I got it cause I don't want to get pregnant again but I can't get pregnant if I can't have sex smh. My husband and I won't have sex if I'm bleeding not even when I'm spotting, therefore the Mirena is annoying. We don't like to use condoms so I got this birth control that a friend recommended but its a NO GO, at least for myself. I'm still sitting patiently for my period to be regular or just stop. If not I'm going to have it removed. So far as my attitude and mood change I can't tell if its cause of the mirena or not cause during my last pregnancy I was going through postpartum depression. I NEED A NEW BIRTH CONTROL WITHOUT ALL THE EXTRA ISSUE"

Mo'Nee (taken for 6 months to 1 year) November 13, 2017

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For Birth Control "I was really scared to get the IUD but had it inserted 9 months ago after being on and off the pill. Due to health reasons I had to choose an option that was low or no estrogen. I had mine inserted under anesthesia due to LEEP procedure ( Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure) done on my cervix a few years earlier. After insertion the cramps were really bad and I had a lot of bleeding. I had bad cramps on and off for a few months and quite a bit of spotting. I still get short brief cramps around my period. My period is longer than before but is very light and I can use just pantyliners. Compared to what I went through with the pill Mirena has been a lot better and it's nice not having to think about it. My advice is everyone is different, so you won't know if it's for you until you try it."

   
8.0

LNM (taken for 6 months to 1 year) November 13, 2017

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For Abnormal Uterine Bleeding "I had the Mirena inserted in January 2017. I have bled almost every day since. If I had to number the days period free, I’d be lucky to reach double digits! I am irritated easily, always tired but lately I’ve been getting dizziness and black spells where I can feel everything in my body tingling, I can’t see, I have to sit on the floor then I feel hot every where and sweat profusely but I am still aware of people around me. These last up to 5 minutes before I come good again. I’ve been to my doctor several times requesting it be removed but she always says give it one more month! I have have depo and implanon previously and bled constantly and heavily - I should have known that Mirena would be bad for me!"

Shell279 November 10, 2017

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For Abnormal Uterine Bleeding "I’m 48, never had children but have uterine fibroids which were removed and very quickly returned. Because of the heavy bleeding new doctor recommended Mirena to hopefully reduce the heavy bleeding. Thought this was a great idea! No more ultra tampons and overnight pads as a back up. No such luck. Got Mirena inserted 6/14/17 and have been bleeding ever since. Thought this could not be real. Doctor sent me for ultrasound to be sure Mirena was still in my uterus...yep it’s there so I’ll have to put up with the bleeding. I‎t is UNREAL. I’ve bleed for 5 months with maybe 2 weeks of no bleeding. This is awful, bleeding every day...day after day. The number of pads and tampons are becoming expensive. I’m seriously at my wits end."

   
1.0

Ladyla69 November 10, 2017

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For Abnormal Uterine Bleeding "I originally got in the Mirena because I had a fibroid in my uterus and after my fibroid was removed I got the Mirena placed. I have unexpected cramps when I'm not even supposed to be cramping. My Cycles are a lot lighter but I still have one every month or I may have random light bleeding. And I now experience a foul odor."

   
5.0

Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) November 10, 2017

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For Birth Control "I have had Mirena 5 years and it worked perfectly and had no problems... Then I had it taken out and another put in. Ever since I have had migraines and acne on chin and back and sometimes I get a sharp pain in the area where the mirena is placed, it hasn't moved, or embedded. I don't understand how the first one was so perfect and now the past year with second one has been so awful... I don't know what to do at this point!?"

   
5.0

Ayhmb November 8, 2017

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For Abnormal Uterine Bleeding "I've had Mirena for 4 years now. I have managed to have one if not two periods every month. I spot for several days every time I have sex. My PMS has gotten worse. Thank goodness my fiance loves me because I flip out on him once a month. I accuse him of neglect, cheating, lying, etc. And I know better. I do not recommend this product."

   
1.0

Aclay242 November 7, 2017

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For Birth Control "After taking Acetimenaphen one hour prior to my appointment as directed by my doctor, I experienced no pain having the device installed. I did, however, have pretty painful cramping for four hours about after 30 minutes after Mirena was inserted on September 27th. (2 weeks after my last period had ended). I had light spotting for 2 days, then my period came a week later as scheduled on October 5th. I had no severe cramping/migraines as I typically do and my flow went from very heavy (before Mirena) to mild/light (after Mirena). Although my period ended after the typical 7 days, I continued to have light spotting/discharge for 21 days until my period started again on October 31st. I'm now at 28 days of having some sort of blood/discharge with no relief in sight. My sex life is non-existent, the hormones are also affecting my mood (not in a good way) and I've developed acne at 42 on my usually pristine skin. A 3-6 month adjustment window filled with acne, mood swings, no sex and irregular bleeding is not looking so appealing. I'm now considering removal."

   
5.0

Ms6ft2 November 1, 2017

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For Birth Control "So this is the 3rd Mirena that I've had. I'm 23 and we have 3 children. Now I never had any issues with my first 2 mirena , but iIve noticed since I got my last one back in August 2016 after my 3rd baby that I've been having constant bleeding, horrible acne and my sex drive is out the window. It's like I can't even get a damn orgasm and trust me our sex was GREAT before this 3rd one. My mood is just so ugly and I get so emotional sometimes ! Definitely going to get it removed!!!"

   
2.0

Angelica! (taken for 2 to 5 years) October 26, 2017

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For Birth Control "I have a love/hate relationship with Mirena. When it was inserted, it was uncomfortable for sure. I also bled like the river nile for about a month straight, my body took a break for a week and then bled again for another 2 weeks. I had it placed in June, it's now the end of October. I spot every now and then and almost always have brown discharge. However, I am prone to long horrendous periods and migraines without BC and since the initial bleeding has stopped, my migraines are fewer and the bleeding seems to be as well. BUT, I have acne. On my chin, neck and back and that is really frustrating. Weight hasn't changed, but bloating is present, and breasts are always tender. Yeast infections too. I'm considering removal."

   
5.0

Rachh1209 (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 23, 2017

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For Birth Control "I am 24 years old I chose mirena for the simply fact that birth control pill was killing my sex drive. However, on January 2018 is going to be a year with Mirena and I have notice gained weight, my belly looks different I feel bloated I don't feel slim and sexy like before. I had noticed acne on my back and break-outs on my face and forehead. I'm thinking to have it removed but I'm not sure now what contraceptive to use."

tayshalee (taken for 1 to 2 years) October 20, 2017

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For Birth Control "Hello, so far I feel okay... I just literally got the Mirena at 12pm today. The reviews I just read has me super scared but I'm going to do updates along with changes in my weight. Right when I got it, it felt like the starting of my menstrual cycle. (felt like everything was falling out) the insertion felt like a mean as pinch and as if someone was drawing a straight line with a sharp pencil inside you but it was really really quick!!!!! I took a motrin right afterwards so now at 2:31 I feel fine!!!!!"

   
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Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) October 17, 2017

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For Abnormal Uterine Bleeding "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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For Birth Control "I decided to try the Mirena since my friend said it worked wonders. I had it put in April. Had nothing but heavy periods and terrible pain. Found out it had displaced and another put in. (July). Its now October and I have not had even a slight break from the bleeding and the pain. I asked the doc if he would consider a Hysterectomy because I have other issues that would benefit from one. But they refuse. I'm 21 with 2 kids, and have a constant battle with my girlie bits. So far in my experience I would not recommend the Mirena to Anyone."

Briie (taken for 6 months to 1 year) October 13, 2017

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For Birth Control "Hidden internal organ life threatening dangers after 6yrs of device removal. 10yrs. 17 Hospitals 8 surgery's Cancer, Disease, Osteoporosis, permanent life long damage including Medically Mirena Iud Homelessness for 5yrs. in/out hospitals fighting for my life! Let me not forget the countless non educated Doctors & Hospitals who had no clue until it was almost too late for my life! Now 10yrs later Intracranial Hypertension - Pseudotumor Cerebri. Heart Enlarged & Several years of BP being in 200's, latest as of October BP 243/102. Currently working with multiple Doctors. So please tell me how myself and thousands of women from Europe, Germany & U.S. are experiencing these IUD traumas! The Dangers will be EXPOSED!!"

   
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Kaila Truth (taken for 5 to 10 years) October 13, 2017

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For Abnormal Uterine Bleeding "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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For Abnormal Uterine Bleeding "Worst decision ever. 2 months since insertion, and nothing but annoying spotting, cramping and General misery"

   
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Leona lewis (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 5, 2017

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For Abnormal Uterine Bleeding "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."

   
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Hollywoodgee October 4, 2017

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For Birth Control "I have had mirena for last 4yrs. No problem since I've had it and I love it"

Anonymous October 4, 2017

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For Abnormal Uterine Bleeding "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"

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

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