I had my last Mirena removed in June , due to health issues and I spoke to my GP this morning about having a new one and he couldn’t see a problem . As the last few months have shown I am not in the slightest menopausal and I’m 51
I have had one for years, as I got awful migraines with periods. My last one was put in either 2 or 3 yrs ago. I am 55 early next year, so I will be 57 or 58 (need to look up exact dates) when 5 yrs is up.
I had no problem having it put in, though the GP did say I wouldn't need it in for the full 5yrs. I have no intention of going back before the 5 yrs is up. I want to make sure I am over the worst of the menopause before it comes out, so I don't suffer the monthly migraines again.
Get a new one then get some patches if you have any meno symptoms.
I came off the pill at 49 thinking it was all over, and I have had a shedload of crappy periods ever since, along with joint aches and pain, stress, urge incontinence and atrophic vaginitis. Never mind the hot flushes.
No I haven't - refused one at the time because I was too squeamish and convinced my periods were over - then when I realised it was probably the best option, the doctor that fitted them retired. So I have a hotch-potch of hrt and topical oestrogen which helps, but I am never sure where I am with contraception..........you are supposed to need it until 55 unless your periods stop and then you need it for a year after. I have no idea where I am with periods now, so have to keep using condoms.......
I had mine replaced just a month or so before my 50th. It can now stay in for, I think, 7 Years. Because I never had any periods with it I had no way of telling whether I was still fertile or not. A bit later I started having hot flushes and started on a tiny dose of oestrogen which has been amazing.
And the good news is that, according the practice nurse I saw last week, we can now stay on hrt for as long as we want with no additional risk. This was from a professor of gynaecology who specialises in menopause and nurse had attended a lecture very recently.
So get the Mirena replaced and thank our stars for modern medicine.
On my doctors advice I kept my last one in for 7 years, had regular hormone checks to see what was happening with the menopause. Finally had it taken out age 56 having been through the menopause with no symptoms at all ! Amazing!
and i was relying on you to tell me it'd alllllll be peachy! LOL
I read a lot on t'internet that said it was bad. However, from what I can work out, women who have it for meno reasons have more luck with it, especially bad periods.
Some have problems with the progestogen (in which case you can give up and get it removed. Some have problems with constant bleeding (and this seems to be a problem for all progestogen LARC - my dd had it with implant) - usually, this can be sorted by adding an oestrogen patch.
Thus endeth the lesson from someone who has never had one . I keep thinking about it but I would probably have to go and see a gynae now as I am not sure I could persuade the FPC of its importance (54).
i got on alright with mine which is entirely why it is a sitting tenant! However the ageing ovaries have decided to make my life a misery attempting to recreate Niagara Falls on a far too frequent basis so as the other option I fancied for HRT was dismissed out of hand by the GP I felt this could work Mirena will cancel out Niagara and some lovely patches will combat the fires of doom is the theory.