Am posting on behalf of my DP who 5 weeks ago had surgery to sort out some huge and troublesome fibroids. In the process of the op they put in a Mirena coil to try to sort out her horrendous periods. She was told to expect some pain for a while afterwards but she is really struggling with cramps every day and is wondering if it is ever going to stop. Does anyone have any experience of this? Was it worth having in the end and do the cramps stop within a few weeks, months?
I managed to last 3 weeks in agony before I went back to the doc. She couldn't remove the coil so sent me to the hospital. The doctor there told me to give it a bit longer. I threatened to take the damn thing out myself if she didn't get it out.
The coil was lodged in my cervical wall (I think that's what they said as they were rummaging for it with their camera) so I'd get back to the doctors.
Oh and I finally went on the mini pill (Cerazette) three months ago, even though I was a bit wary of the erraticness of periods - I like to know when they're coming. But have to say my periods have all but stopped and if I do bleed it's very very light and the cramps are nowhere near as horrendous as they were.
Might be worth asking about trying the contraceptive implant. It sorted my periods out, only get them every 3-4 months now, and really light bleeding. And it's minimal pain putting it in and taking it out if she doesnt get on with it.
I'm 45 and have had one for three months ...I hated it at first and wanted it out it took about 7/8 weeks to settle down ish. Still had problems ie bleeding ect go back to hospital or GP and ask for a scan to see if it is in the right place and not moved. Good luck and you are so nice to have come on here for help
I had the mirena coil fitted a year ago after the birth of my second child i had cramps on and off for a few months and have hardly had a period since [ mind you have a very erratic cycle anyway as have pcos] the cramps settled down and i,m happy with it now hourses four courses though and i guess it doesent suit everyone.