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First period on Mirena - 12 days and counting

(9 Posts)
plugitinsilly Thu 20-Oct-16 12:30:03

I spotted for a bit after having it fitted, then came on 2.5 weeks afterwards. Started off 12 days ago and was fairly heavy but got lighter but not showing signs of stopping.

Is it just bedding in? I thought my periods would stop or really ease off - not continue for ages and ages and ages angry

OliviaStabler Thu 20-Oct-16 12:36:26

Mine took six months to stop completely. It takes time but it should slowly stop. After the first one, the later ones were light and much less pain, then they completely stopped.

Miloarmadillo1 Thu 20-Oct-16 12:38:09

Mine was still going after 8 months when I got the b*****d thing removed. Hope you fare better.

plugitinsilly Thu 20-Oct-16 12:41:42

Oh gah!

OliviaStabler Thu 20-Oct-16 12:43:23

I have to say that after decades of painful periods, since the Mirena kicked in, I haven't had a period in 4 years!

Comiconce Thu 20-Oct-16 14:26:41

After five months of continuous bleeding/spotting I pulled the stupid thing out myself. I also had the most horrendous side effects and turned into a psycho. Bit of a miracle my partner didn't leave me.

Every time I go for a pill review the mirena is mentioned as a total wonder which solves all problems, ever. Well, it does for some, for others it's the stuff of nightmares.

Hope it works out for you OP but if you look back at other mirena threads on here you'll see it's 50/50 with those who love it/loathe it.

NK346f2849X127d8bca260 Thu 20-Oct-16 14:37:49

Mine took 4.5 months of constant spotting before it stopped.

plugitinsilly Thu 20-Oct-16 17:48:17

Hmm. Apart from the snip it feels like the best method of contraception for us. We're 99% no more children. Hate condoms, don't want to go back on the pill, don't love the idea of the implant or injection and don't want to rely on natural/withdrawal.

I'm too squirmish to feel for the strings myself blush

Hopefully it'll settle down soon. I do feel more hormonal in various ways but crossing my fingers it's all fine as we feel stuck for other options really.

IreallyKNOWiamright Wed 26-Oct-16 20:30:47

I'm on my second period since having it in. I had one two weeks ago with extremely bad pain. And started again two days ago and tonight getting really bad pain again. I'm not sure if I want it in now. I never had period pain with copper coil. Is it worth hanging on another couple of months?

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