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anyone out there who didn't get on with the mirena coil? what works for you?

(11 Posts)
deaconblue Mon 08-Jun-09 20:34:14

I'm thinking of having mine removed. I get a light period for 10 days, then only 10 days without a period. I get awful headaches and tearfulness the 2 days before each cycle too. I planned to change to depo injection but nurse said today I'm probably progesterone sensitive and all of those methods will leave me tearful. I really want a method of contraception that reduces or stops periods as mine are so heavy without the coil.

herbietea Mon 08-Jun-09 20:37:57

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deaconblue Mon 08-Jun-09 20:39:07

Is that what they used to call sterilisation?

herbietea Mon 08-Jun-09 22:04:07

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ReneRusso Mon 08-Jun-09 22:16:07

how long have you had the mirena for shoppingbags? it does take a while to settle down so might be worth waiting a bit to see if things improve.

Nyx Mon 08-Jun-09 22:27:03

I had my coil removed as didn't get on with it at all; nothing like your problems though. I'm on cerazette (mini-pill) now, I was scared about the horrible side-effects I've read about but actually I think it's ok. Haven't had a period for months now grin

dizietsma Mon 08-Jun-09 23:35:08

I am progesterone sensitive, and implore you NOT TO GET DEPO. I had two jabs and it took me two years to recover.

Copper only coil works a treat for me.

Spidermama Mon 08-Jun-09 23:38:48

I can;t remember which mumsnetter it was but I vividly remember her describing how she lay in the bath being aware of the Mirena coil then somehow managed to feel it and pull it gently out. shock

I remember her feeling exhilerated and liberated. Extraordinary!

Metatron Mon 08-Jun-09 23:41:58

Shopping - I am a mess on progesterone stuff. I have the combined pill - I still get PMT but I run 3 packs together (with docs yay) so it is less of a pain.

Also v light period - rather a treat for me as I bleed very heavily and am a mess for days without hormones. Might be worth a try.

Chaotica Tue 09-Jun-09 00:10:04

I hated the mirena. Just got rid of mine. Copper coil works fine (but might not if period are heavy). Wish I could lose the mirena-induced weight though...

deaconblue Tue 09-Jun-09 13:36:04

have had mirena for 6 months so think probably am stuck with symptoms. Depo was great for me when I was about 22 but I'm guessing I've changed a lot hormone wise in 14 yrs since last trying it.

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