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implant or mirena? been years since Ive actively used contraception.

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SweetFannyCraddock Tue 04-Sep-12 21:38:03

i can not get pregnant. i have too many health issues and mh problems, so dh and I have decided to stop ttc altogether.

I had an ep 5.5y ago, so copper coil is out, but I am trying to decide between mirena and implant.

all stories gratefully received.

SweetFannyCraddock Wed 05-Sep-12 07:53:09


SweetFannyCraddock Wed 05-Sep-12 07:53:09


Katz Wed 05-Sep-12 07:55:18

I was having a similar debate myself, i went for the mirena after a discussion with my GP, and i love it, next to no monthly bleeding, a small amount of weight gain (but thats probably more down to cookies and icecream).

SweetFannyCraddock Wed 05-Sep-12 08:00:53

Thank you. I'm not fussed about weight gain, but the lighter bleeding sounds ace.

Katz Wed 05-Sep-12 12:18:31

Mine's been life changing if i'm honest. I used to bleed for around 10 days every 20 days, very heavily, my mooncup was great but i still had huge issues with flooding and mess especially at night. Now 5-6 days of very light hardly noticeable spotting once a month and that's it! The other big change has been my energy levels, they've gone up, i guess not loosing the amount of blood i was must be good for my body. There have been a couple of negatives such as very sore boobs once a month and i did bleed for around 6 weeks when it was put in, but 8 months on and i'm a fan.

I chose coil over implant simply because my friend got pregnant with the implant in and the GP recommend the coil over the implant.

Jenny70 Fri 14-Sep-12 16:20:23

I had this discussion today with my gp nurse...

Medical people swear that Mirena has revolutionised long term contraception for women... but personally I am not convinced it is for me.

For me the two things against are the insertion process sounds traumatic - having never delivered vaginally I think it would be painful (and taking 2 panadol beforehand sounds lame), and secondly the string irks me. But if I could get over that it probably is superior.

For me, I am happy to try the implant - GP can do it, can be removed (or moderated with mini pill) if not suiting me, and to me less invasive.

Considering I went for advice and a pap smear today and the nurse (experienced in this!) couldn't find my cervix, I am thinking the mirena insertion would be crap for my body...

GimmeIrnBru Sun 14-Oct-12 16:04:12

I am having the Implant out after months of extremely heavy bleeds. It's horrendous. I was hoping to last out the year and then get it removed but I cannot for my own sanity. It's getting removed next week. Others seem to think it's fantastic. The only way to know is to try it yourself.

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