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Mirena Coil removal - mood crash

(113 Posts)
michelle2706 Tue 05-May-09 23:10:04


Has anyone had problems once their coil has been removed?

I got mine out 8 days ago after it being in for 6mths. Was constantly tired, spotty, headachey, nervous, depressed anxious, no sex drive...etc.

2 days after removal i was spotting. 4 days after I got a feeling like i was going to faint and be sick and this continued for 2hrs. Husband took me to a&e as i hyperventilated (didn't know this at the time) and brought on pins and needles in my arms and legs.

I have been so down then my period started properly on the saturday, full swing on sunday, but my mood is like a roundabout stops and starts very quickly and my tummy feels weird. Am used to having pms and cramps with my period, but this feels weird and it's horrible.

When will i feel normal, how do I know when I ovulate and will that make me feel better?

Any thoughts would be great!


FrankMustard Tue 05-May-09 23:18:16

Bump for you.
Have had Mirena removed and another fitted a few weeks later, but not experienced anything like your problems after removal, sorry.

Molesworth Tue 05-May-09 23:20:57

I've heard that a 'crash' is common after having the mirena removed - not sure how long it'll take you to feel normal again though because I think that varies from woman to woman. I had mine in for 4 years, and gradually felt better over several months once my cycle got back to normal and the side effects cleared. Sorry not to have been more helpful, but at least this keeps the thread bumped! Hope you feel better soon

morningsun Wed 06-May-09 10:30:24

not sure,but will watch as am having mirena removed soon
[hopes no crash of mood]

Chaotica Wed 06-May-09 17:01:54

Not sure either (sorry) but having mine out too because the side effects are awful. Don't actually think I can feel much worse than with it in.

Hope you feel better soon.

Anifrangapani Wed 06-May-09 17:03:18

I have had mine taken out - no side effects other than the period from hell this weekend.

christmasmum Wed 06-May-09 17:06:43

I had mine taken out and had similar mood crash but have only just realised what this was after reading this thread! Happy to say now feel much better 2 months later. Skin looks great (hoorah), sex drive finally back (DH v. happy) and in general life is good - hang on in there.

michelle2706 Wed 06-May-09 22:49:50

Thank you ladies...i feel so much better today 9 days after the 'devil' has been removed! :0

Still on a period that has turned light (i hope), but the doctors and the hospital have said the coil cannot possibly cause this 'malfunction' but after googling it up, thousands of women, who describe their after effects upon removal so graphically (half of them are me!), cannot possibly be wrong!

To chaotica, just be aware of the 'crash' and if you can manage this you'll be fine! good luck

To christmasmum, thank you thank you for your libido has returned, but unfortunately am not in a position to act on instinct yet...hopefully soon! blush


ILYM Mon 20-Jul-09 14:33:28

Just had mine removed today! WooHooo!!

Have had 2 in last 10 yrs -
Dh had vasectomy & been given all clear. Heres to no more artificial hormones!! Woop Woop!!
Just mild stomach cramps at mo but must admit feel v,v tired! Not sure if thats connected but will keep checking and will be interested in anyone elses symptoms that i need to look out for

SouthCoastGirl Wed 14-Oct-09 13:59:04

Feel so much better just reading everyone elses experience of the Mirena coil...! Thought I was going mad grin I had mine fitted around 12 months ago for nightmare heavy periods but I am permanently angry, dont feel like socialising, my hairs falling out, I get regular headaches and have no libido, and have put on about a stone and have gone up 2 bra sizes - all very alien to me. Now having read others experiences I have an appointment to get checked out. But do I want to go back to heavy periods Did anyone else have one fitted for heavy periods and have it removed? Just wondering if the heavy periods come back or are cured?

Lifeisforliving Wed 14-Oct-09 17:12:14

Hi, I had the MC fitted for heavy periods, after being talked out of having a hysterectomy, but had it removed 6mths later due to horrendous side effects.

I'm on the 1st day of 1st period since removal and I'm afraid to say it's hell, severe stomach cramps and the bleeding?....Well!!!
I've got a hospital appointment to discuss a hysterectomy this Friday, so will see how I get on.

I suppose you weigh up coping with the side effects of the MC to life with heavy periods, or like me alternative treatment.

Not very helpful....Sorrysmile

simpleme Tue 29-Jun-10 22:03:07

Hi I had the coil fitted in February of this year, since then I have suffered from very bad migranes, pain in my right leg in the bone.My appetit has increased. i constantly feel bloated which makes me feel very uncomfortable.My weight keeps bouncing up and down and this is making feel very low. I get mood swings. The weight gain is getting me really down. my clothes used to fit me and now my size seems to have gone up.I never suffered from weight problem before. I also found that my breast gets very sore and tender.recently I developed an infection in my right breast.I feel this is all related to the coil. I orginially had it because i suffer from endometrosis and heavy periods and cramp I wonder if it was worth it.i am really thinking of having it removed soon, even though I have not had it in for long. is it better to have a hysterectomy?Reading about the "crash" after having it removed is rather scary what do i!!

thatsnotmyfruitshoot Wed 30-Jun-10 11:25:54

hi there, I'm having mine removed next week for much the same reasons. Why do they not tell us about these side effects before we have this done??!! I'd really recommend going back to your GP, or making an appointment with your local family planning clinic if you'd prefer. Mine were brilliant - took lots of time to talk me through my options.

I'm swapping mine for a copper coil, but that doesn't sound as if it would be an option for you given your history.

simpleme Wed 30-Jun-10 22:04:00

I know it's irritating that they don't tell us these things before we have these things done to i don't feel like eating in the evenings because it just makes me feel so full and bloated, so i just eat at lunch times and sometimes skip breakfast.It's not right i know it's just the constant feeling uncomfortable with your own body.I thought the copper coil was not being used anymore due to it being it safer and how different is it to the mirena.let me know how you feel.

muffint Wed 30-Jun-10 22:23:23

I've had one in for only 6 weeks. I now have acne (at aged 42), a bloated belly and constant bleeding. To top it all they cldn't find it on the check up so I'm going for an ultrasound in a couple to days. I'm pretty sure it's there somewhere - I don't think i'd have acne otherwise. Anyway, totally agree, when GP told me i was "an ideal candidate" for one of these am beginning to feel like a right mug. Pls tell me there are some success stories with these? And does anyone know, can you have it removed if they can't find it? Sorry to intrude on thread.

thatsnotmyfruitshoot Thu 01-Jul-10 12:00:03

simple, that's me too! I feel constantly as though I've eaten an enormous meal, yet I eat a healthy diet and exercise every day. It's so depressing seeing the scales creeping up even though I'd normally be a stone lighter with the amount of running I do.

Just had a really frustrating appointment with a GP who thought I was making up my symptoms. Started an AIBU thread to vent!

Copper definitely still being used, will let you know how I get on with that. Fingers crossed!

simpleme Thu 01-Jul-10 18:47:44

i sympathise with the spots. i too never suffered from spots, now i get them so upsetting. i used to bleed too for the last two months,since i had was bleed, then stop then spotting.seems asda was making money with me buying S.T's.however this is my first proper period since the constant bleeding.i will wait n see how long it carries on for.i found that the palm of my hands n feet constantly tell the truth am fed up with this feeling. i will try n hold on till my appointment. I am seriously thinking of having it taken out n go for u put on weight again once u have a hysterectomy.wat r the benefits of this..anyone. good luck with the cooper one.keep me informed.

mole1 Sat 03-Jul-10 22:39:56

I had the Mirena out in Feb. PMT has returned worse, the first period was very heavy but since then, they have been normal. I haven't managed to lose any of the weight I gained and my boobs are still 2 cup sizes larger than before!! But I think my hair isn't falling out as much. Wish I had never agreed to the damn thing!

Maitacap Mon 09-Aug-10 14:04:04

Beware the copper coil!! I had it for 6 months last year and it was HELL! First of all, expect very long and heavy periods: they literally take over your life! But the really horrible side effect I experienced was that, for about ten days before my period was due, I got severely depressed, felt hopeless and even hallucinated a couple of times! I normally have mild PMT but the copper coil made it, like, a thousand times worse!! I know some might things that something else was causing the depression, but apart from those premenstrual days, I was a very happy bunny!!! If you want my advise, steer clear from the copper coil. The Mirena is marginally better in that it doesn't send you loopy but there are annoying side effects such as migraines and weigh gain

louise24x Mon 06-Dec-10 13:54:00

Ohh MY!!
Everyone makes it sound awful!
I had mine removed after nearly 5 yrs on Friday!! feel fine up to now!just light bleeding! Had no problems with it while in either and always had a monthly period! just lighter! Just hoping all goes back to normal quickly! so can start trying for second

jadesayo Mon 07-Feb-11 00:37:20

I have never posted on a forum before but I feel I really must as a result of this evil contraceptive called the Mirena Coil.
Thankfully, I only had it in for 8 months & to think that in that time, it turned me from a happy person into a monster, who was starting to think there was nothing in life to live for (bearing in mind, I am a mother of 3 wonderful children!).
As well as depression, which I had never suffered from, i gained over 1 1/2 stone in weight - which no matter what I did could not be shifted due to a monstrous appetite for sweet & sugary food.
I had a constant bloated tummy, which led a parent at my kids school to ask when I was expecting child no. 4!
Complete and utter loss of libido, to the extent that I thought I no longer loved my husband & might therefore have to consider divorce!
The last straw was when I started to suffer from debilitating back pain - such that I couldn't get out of bed without being in agony or get into the car, without my son lifting my legs in.
I only connected all these ailments to the coil after only accidently coming across posts, through researching what was causing the back pain.
In my opinion, there appears to be what could be termed a conspiracy by GPs refusing to believe that in some women the coil produces some distressing & debilitating side effects. I was practically bullied by my GP into having the coil inserted in the 1st place & then he refused to remove it when I asked him to - I had to bypass him by getting the nurse to remove it!
Have only had it removed for 4 weeks now, but already bloatedness has gone, feeling happier, although sex drive still low, not eating as much & my back within days of having the evil thing removed, started to get better!
Ladies, for some the MC works fine, for others like myself, it can become a living nightmare - all I ask is if you are thinking of having it inserted, that you at least be aware of its potential side-effects & are not caught unaware. I didn't read the info leaflet given to me after insertion - in fact I threw it away as I did not expect something recommended by my GP as safe to cause me so much pain & heartache.

Please, we are intelligent women, who know our bodies better than anyone, doctor or no doctor, so lets listen to it, when its not happy!

kle29 Wed 13-Apr-11 20:16:52

hi im new on here..just wondering if anyone had pains after having the mirena coil removed. Yesterday i had the coil removed, had it in since october 2009.(didnt hurt at all) not as much as putting it in....(that felt like i was in full blown labour, i was curled up on my bed for nearly a day), i had no problems with it at all....periods stopped had slight spotting for about a day per month...nothing major. But since having it removed my womb feels like its being stretched....have to take it easy sitting down getting up....coughing...and breasts are a bit tender.....not sure if this is normal?? sorry to hear some of you have had a bad time.

onessa Wed 13-Apr-11 21:56:08

A lone voice here who LOVES the Mirena!
I have had a Mirena for 4 years now and will be having a replacement one when this expires.
I had ridiculously heavy periods for 20 years but put up with it as I knew no better. My periods were soooo heavy that I would use an extra heavy tampon, plus nightime towel but by the time I walked down the stairs I would need to change everything again--sorry if too much info!!.
It seriously affected my life, only got worse with having children, resulted in severe anaemia. I went for an internal scan,thinking I had fibroids and might need a hysterectomy.
Luckily the consultant suggested a Mirena. After trouble getting an appointment to fit the mirena---due to stupid appointment system at my GP practice which could not accomodate my 2 /3 weekly periods--I took the mirena to my local STD clinic and the doctor there fitted it without difficulty, I took paracetomal beforehand and barely felt it being fitted. I thought I could 'feel ' the Mirena for the first 2 days in my lower abdomen but after that I have honestly had no problems. 'Spotting' of blood for first 3 months when periods where due but then NO periods since--thats no periods for nearly 4 years.
I have had NO side effects what so ever, and am truly so pleased with the Mirena , it really did change my life.
I am not a Mirena sales woman-- but just wanted everyone to know that there are 2 sides to the Mirena and although some people obviously feel that the Mirena is responsible for many side effects, this is not the case for everone and every woman may react differently to it. Here's to my next Mirena!!

WhipMeIndiana Wed 13-Apr-11 22:07:13

Ive had mine in since last sept, going to get it checked nxt week as think the string has got longer - has anyones actually fallen out? reading the leaflet it seems to suggest 1 in 10 can fall out!
had a bit of minor tummy ache at first, continuous light bleeding for first 3 months, now it's fine, I get migraines on the pill but not with my mirena, doc told me they prescribe it to people who get migraines on the pill as the dose is far lighter; havent really put on weight, I do feel very stressed easily though, not surer if thats due to the coil or a stressful life?

timefliesby Mon 25-Apr-11 22:56:33

I have had no problems with the mirena coil. I think it's brilliant. I don't know it's there, it has a better pregnancy prevention rate than the pill or condoms. I had it fitted straight after the birth of 2nd child & I lost all my pregnancy weight quickly so I have no issues with weight gain or bloating! My consultant said the hormones were unlikely to affect me as it is local & focused on the cervix rather than taken like the pill. The pill does affect me & the mini pill did (which I tried with my first due to breastfeeding) was so awful I came off it & immediately got pregnant with DD! I totally recommend the coil, so don't be put off reading the above stuff.

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