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Family planning

Freaking a bit, can someone come and tell me good things about Mirena?

10 replies

Binfullofsiliconelimbsonthe45 · 29/01/2012 18:35

Am due to have one fitted due to heavy blood loss, clots etc.

Have put it off for a year, and I can't take muchmore, it affects my life so much.

All I seem to find are issues, and my worries are that I am over weight at the moment (finding it hard to maintain exercise with 2 weeks heavy bleeding a month etc) so terrified of gaining more weight.

Am prone to mild depression, which is also a red light. My doctor is convinced this is the best path for me, as I don't want anything final to decide my fertility.

Someone tell me some positive things please??

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brawhen · 29/01/2012 18:45

Hiya - I've got a good Mirena story

I had a Mirena coil fitted two years ago - for me it was purely for contraceptive reasons, not heavy bleeding etc. Periods were generally normal beforehand - though I was bf-ing DS2 and they were still a bit lighter than my pre-pg normal.

Fitting was OK - not very glam, but not much worse than a smear test.

I was fine that day. Had horrendous period pain type cramps for about an hour the next day. No pain since.

I have had no bleeding (ie no periods at all) since it was fitted. Which is absolutely fantastic.

I've had no weight gain. Libido isn't very high - but I'd be reluctant to blame that on the coil as life generally stressful/tiring work & small children wise. It could have something to do with it though.

2blessed2bstressed · 29/01/2012 18:50

Well I'm going tomorrow to have my 3rd mirena fitted. Each one so far has been in for five years and I've had no problems! My periods were always on the heavy side and they've disappeared (which pleases me greatly), my weight hasn't changed really at all, and my libido is just fine thank you Grin I know from threads on here that other people don't always get along with the mirena coil, but I can honestly say I have never had any problems with mune over the last 10 years.


Binfullofsiliconelimbsonthe45 · 29/01/2012 19:04

Thank you ladies please keep themcoming, that's exactly what I'm needing to hear.

3rd coil, wow!

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LaCerbiatta · 29/01/2012 19:18

I'm on my second one and even if dh had the snip I would keep it. Not having periods is bliss! Also no weight gain (that can be blamed on the coil ;-))

OldLadyKnowsNothing · 29/01/2012 19:22

I'm another fan. Had light spotting during the first 6 months, then no periods, no pms, no hormonal highs and lows, no weight-gain. Libido a bit down but that could be my age (nearly 50) and the fact I haven't had the Mirena changed in 9 years... Blush Hey, if it ain't broke...

CMOTDibbler · 29/01/2012 19:23

I'm on my third too - had my first fitted in 2000, had it out to ttc in 2004, then a new one in 2006 after ds, and that replaced last year. Am very happy with it, and know 4 other people who have had one long term too

MoaningMinnieWhingesAgain · 29/01/2012 19:25

I love mine. No weight change, barely any bleeding. The fitting was just like a smear but with a bit more furtling about.

I have had mine nearly 3 years now, I did have to have a scan to check it's whereabouts because the strings appear to have been eaten by my womb but apart from that it has been trouble free.

Binfullofsiliconelimbsonthe45 · 29/01/2012 19:32

Thank you ladies, I know it's more common to be motivated to post on negative issues in forums, so ot really is good to hear from the other 99 per cent.

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AuntingCarse · 29/01/2012 19:39

LOved mine. Had it for eleven years - yes really - not one period in that whole time, which was fab. Had it removed in May 2008, pregnant with DC4 within two weeks. Can not recommend it highly enough.

OldLadyKnowsNothing · 29/01/2012 20:16

Shock @ AuntingCarse, never heard of anyone having one older than mine! That's reassuring. Grin

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