PND or mirena?

(11 Posts)
KeepTheFaithBaby Sat 17-Aug-13 21:34:56

Hello. I'm a bit nervous about posting but here it goes. DD is 18wo tomorrow. We had a tough start due to her having a low birth weight (5lb 4oz). She was of course a needy baby (very hungry, likes to be held to sleep). I wasn't great to start with because I'm not good when sleep deprived but by 8 weeks we'd found a rhythm and she started to sleep well, especially overnight.

I didn't have an easy pregnancy due to an irritable uterus and with her being an intense newborn I decided to get a mirena coil fitted so I didn't have to think about contraception. However from about a week after having it fitted I've nose dived. I now feel very low, snappy, I've been bleeding for 5 weeks non-stop, I'm bloated and can't stop crying. I have a history of anxiety and depression and was closely monitored during pregnancy. However this feels different from before. When I was depressed I wanted to die. Now I just feel like I am suffocating and I want to run away or fade away.

My plan is to get a GP appointment and asked to have the mirena removed (I don't know if its responsible entirely or a contributing factor) and ask for a referral for counselling to deal with some of the things that are upsetting me. Any thoughts/experiences?

missmapp Sat 17-Aug-13 22:33:29

There was a thread on here recently about the kind of side effects you are mentioning after having the mittens. Don't know which contraceptive will suit, but it sounds like you need it removed.

missmapp Sat 17-Aug-13 22:34:08

The mittens!! Blinking tablet, the coil I mean

KeepTheFaithBaby Sun 18-Aug-13 09:35:57

Yeah I'm due to have my 6 week check on Thursday but I'm going to ask for it to be removed instead. Can't carry on like this!

DuchessFanny Sun 18-Aug-13 09:48:29

I felt ok until I had the mirena put in, then I bloated and felt awful, really down - was also bleeding heavily. I made an appointment to have it removed ASAP as I'd had depression after my first son and was starting to feel very similar ( no idea if the coil had anything to do with this, but all my friends that are on it are also on anti depressants, not sure if there's a link there ??) and found that it had become dislodged, so I'm glad it's out !! Get it removed I say !

KeepTheFaithBaby Sun 18-Aug-13 13:16:08

Yes seems like too many people to be coincidence! Dislodged sounds dodgy too! True about the bloating too. My weight had been stable and suddenly I'm gaining and scarfing down sugary treats...

I did read its contraindicated in women with a history of anxiety and depression (which I have) but it wasn't mentioned at my appointment. My contraception choices are limited because I get migraines so I think short term we'll just use condoms. Least of all evils I think!

Stripedmum Tue 20-Aug-13 06:43:52

Have it taken out. I'm a very strong believer in hormones being the main culprit for PND/Anxiety. Mine worsens at every growth spurt. I was also an absolute mess once when I came off the pill (not normal 'mess' - inconsolable out of control mess).

KeepTheFaithBaby Tue 20-Aug-13 08:24:40

I have a telephone appointment with the family planning GP tomorrow and will ask beg to get it removed. I've also realised I've started sweating excessively, not pleasant!

KeepTheFaithBaby Wed 21-Aug-13 16:40:38

Hurrah GP has agreed to remove it next week! Roll on feeling better! smile

Stripedmum Wed 21-Aug-13 22:37:29

Let us know how you feel after!

HaveALittleFaith Tue 03-Sep-13 12:55:06

Hello, OP with a name change. Mirena has been out 5 days and I feel like a weight has been lifted! I feel better in myself, I've stopped scarfing sugar, I'm enjoying time with my baby so much more. A couple of other things in life have changed for the better (they are moving me at work when I return off mat leave to a department I prefer) and my sister said I sound completely different. Phew! Definitely the right call to have it out smile

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