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how long is reasonable/unreasonable to put up with constant mirena bleeding?

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CameliousHumph Fri 16-Jan-15 20:43:12

With a new bastard mirena?

I'm also thinking that the mirena's contraceptive effectiveness is due to not wanting any sex at all because of the constant bastard bleeding.

I am not enjoying it at all.

Longtalljosie Fri 16-Jan-15 20:44:57

Yes I felt like that. I had it removed. How long since it was fitted?

CameliousHumph Fri 16-Jan-15 20:46:42

Only 5 weeks. Bleeding constantly for last 4. Not loads but enough to need a pad. Can't use mooncup as it hurts.


Jubublian Fri 16-Jan-15 20:50:48

I bled for the guts of 3 solid months with mine, was totally miserable and eventually got it out 6 months after I got it in. Hated it, although I do know some people that it has worked brilliantly for.

flojo73 Fri 16-Jan-15 20:52:50

I found the same thing - I bled continously. GP was reluctant to remove it, as she said it would settle. I think I managed about 4 months, with a month on the pill aswell, to try and sort the bleeding before I finally gave up with it.
The mirena made me feel bloated and generally grim- I was so pleased when it came out.
Shame though, as I know it works so well for so many women.

CameliousHumph Fri 16-Jan-15 20:53:18

I'm also achy crampy in the evenings.

I hsve until May to decide to keep it or have the uterus out.

whatsagoodusername Fri 16-Jan-15 20:55:30

I think it was about two months for me. It was very tedious.

But since then no periods, which has been lovely!

Wotsup Fri 16-Jan-15 20:59:27

I bled enough to feel dirty for 10months. After that no periods for 4 years. Great. No sex either though as it feels psychological y wrong to me. Having it removed as soon as I can make an appointment.

bimbobaggins Fri 16-Jan-15 21:02:05

Mine lasted for about 7 months. It was horrible. Ive had it for 18 months now . Still get some cramp and bleeding every month but nowhere as bad. I could more or less cope with the bleeding but it was the hair loss that i struggled/ still struggle with.

CameliousHumph Fri 16-Jan-15 21:05:15

7 or 10 months???????

carlywurly Fri 16-Jan-15 21:08:42

I gave up on mine about 8 weeks in. Bleeding, bloating and awful mood swings. Dp and I hadn't been together long and it was just miserable.
Much happier with copper coil smile

expatinscotland Fri 16-Jan-15 21:13:07

10 months and even had the pill to try to stop it. Didn't fucking work. Nor-whatever-worked for a week, then I bled again. Kept getting fobbed off and finally had it out.

CameliousHumph Fri 16-Jan-15 21:18:30

It's not even in there for contraception. It's there to try to stop evil pain. Which it has sort of (apart from the evening cramps).

So do I put up with constant bleeding? How long do I wait for it to stop?

CameliousHumph Fri 16-Jan-15 21:19:18

I am a bit moody. Feel quite low at times. But is that just January blues or bastard hormones?

Suzietastic Fri 16-Jan-15 21:22:11

I bled for 4 weeks then went back to the doctor. He put me on the pill for a week then it stopped. I've had no periods for 10 years and I LOVE IT!

AryaUnderfoot Fri 16-Jan-15 21:25:09

4 months. Not actual 'bleeding', just spotting. No period fort three years now and it's great. The periods I have had have lasted all of 16 hours.

Blackpuddingbertha Fri 16-Jan-15 21:46:18

I had spotting constantly for about five months. Then entirely period free. I'm on my second one now so no periods for over seven years. Love it.

SaucyJack Fri 16-Jan-15 21:48:45

I've had the same thing but with the Nexplanon implant.

Luckily neither of us are clean freaks or it would be very effective contraception indeed.

iggymama Fri 16-Jan-15 21:56:04

After about nine or ten months of bleeding and a hefty weight gain I had mine taken out. I eventually had a hysterectomy and am delighted to be period free.

CameliousHumph Fri 16-Jan-15 22:02:22

Am I a wuss for just wanting it out now? Considering the next step is to have the uterus out?

Should I just put up with it for x many months?

LikeASoulWithoutAMind Fri 16-Jan-15 22:04:43

I had spotting for about 3-4 months but since then I've had no periods at all. Tis bloody marvellous!

IamMummyhearmeROAR Fri 16-Jan-15 23:30:14

I initially bled for about a month, lightly though. Then nothing. It's been in for 3 years now and over the last 6 months the light bleeding has returned, in fact it's more of a discharge. It's annoying because I went for a smear last week and all she could swab was gunk so I have to go through it again but tbh I think it will just be the same. Nurse said sometimes the downturn in the hormone can cause the breakthrough and it may be time to remove it.

itchybumagain Fri 16-Jan-15 23:40:37

Mine took six months to settle down hmm

Had it taken out for other reasons but it does stop your periods completely which was great!

mrbob Fri 16-Jan-15 23:46:24

Bled most days for about 6 weeks (very light) and then about 25% of days (very very light!) for another 6 weeks. Now no periods for nearly a year. Also no sex but can't blame that on the mirena smile

DramaAlpaca Fri 16-Jan-15 23:48:30

For the first three weeks I just wanted it out. I had constant cramps which felt like I'd been kicked in the belly & I bled constantly. Then it slowed down to just a bit of spotting for a few more weeks. Since then, nothing. No periods at all now for four years. It's changed my life. I was peri-menopausal and my cycle had gone haywire. Apparently I can keep it in for seven years because of the age I was when I had it put it, so it should see me through to the other side of the menopause.

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