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Family planning

Loved depo inj, hated implanon, considering mirena- which will it be like??

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MeconiumHappens · 03/07/2012 16:33

HI :)
Am the proud mum to pfb ds 8 weeks. Looking into contraception. Prefer not to have to remember daily pill, although didnt have any real problems with combined pills. Am breastfeeding. Used depo injection years ago and loved it (no periods/no symptoms). Tried the implant and loathed it (fat/bleeding/spotty).
Am considering the coil as a longer term option. Was thinking copper coil but gp recommends mirena as i she says they will lighten up my periods (not massively heavy but last good 6-7 days) whereas copper may make them heavier and thus problematic, and the hormones are only localised to the uterus for most women.
Am wondering whether the progesterone in the coil is more likely to affect me similarly to depo or to implant, or whether its just down to luck of the draw, anyone experienced in this field?

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HeadsShouldersKneesandToes · 03/07/2012 20:01

I was on Depo for five years then went over to Mirena. On Depo I had pretty much zero bleeding, on Mirena I get a very pale tinge - you couldn't call it a bleed. No other symptoms different.
That's only one person's experience though. I'd recommend the Mirena on the basis of my experience - if you don't get on with it and want to change your mind it's easy enough to remove.

ilovesprouts · 06/07/2012 14:15

i have the mirena its fab.

MirandaWest · 06/07/2012 14:18

I like my mirena :) hated having put it in but once its it its in

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