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periods virtually non existent.. usually have a day or two of spotting.. this month i was a few days late..and got quite anxious. i know it is reliable contraception, but the very very light periods do make me worry a bit.
what are the alternatives? apart from sterilisation
do you have periods with the copper coil? and is it as effective
cannot take Pill due to history of DVT in the family
back to using condoms, desperately hoping dh will be driven to having the snip.
I:ve either been pregnant, bf or had the mirena for 6.5 years so decided I want to have a hormone break to determine whether or not the mirena is giving me side affects - hellish PMT for weeks on end and then none for a few months etc, or whether it's just me!
I really don't want to do anything as final as sterilisation "just in case" but I really can't see me ever getting broody again.
I've had the Mirena for about 10 months, no periods at all now. Feels a bit strange tbh but you can get used to it! Only problem for me has been weight gain, nearly a stone since having it put in. No diet seems to shift it at all. And I still get quite bad PMT so no improvement there either... Tempted by the sterilisation option as I'm not inclined to have any more....
I have a copper coil, and periods were heavier for the first 6 months, but then settled down.
Saying that though, my strings are currently awol, I'm awaiting a scan to find out if it is in the right place, have a neg test yesterday but my norks are HUGE and I have been feeling sick since the start of the week
So, reading that back, not too sure I advise it
if there is a problem, then I think we are officially screwed. I can't do hormones, I don't trust condoms enough (another one who gets looked at to become pregnant), do they still do diaphragms?
I would have conceived around the 5th, not due until Monday at absolute latest (5 week cycle but still ovulate at 28 day cycle time iyswim). It would have shown up on a test yesterday wouldn't it???
Had a clinic appointment on Tuesday, realised at the weekend I couldn't feel my strings (am paranoid so check every now and then!) so I asked the doctor to check.... he couldn't find em either. So he told me to phone GP to arrange scan, gp receptionist said to call family planning, they say they can't sort scans on my say so so I now have to be prodded again on Saturday to find the thing!
Flame, I 'lost' my Mirena a few months ago (lulu in fact may remember, she was on my panicky thread giving moral support IIRC...).
I was told they're infintely more likely to head up than out, esp without you noticing.
Mine's still in, tho not in place, so dr advised leaving it until I'm ready to try for another DC. At which point it may need to be removed under GA, but I'm trying not to think about that at the moment.
TBH, I'm getting breakthrough bleeds with this one and never had anything with the other two, and it's driving me crazy - I LIKED not bleeding at all.
Lulu, how about investing in a pack of those el cheapo tests from eBay and just testing yourself every month? Works out at a few pence a time.