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Mirena coil - your opinion?

7 replies

l4u74 · 21/01/2014 22:19

Hi, I had my first baby 8 months ago and have now had the mirena in 2 months. I suffered with heavy periods due to Endometriosis but since the insertion I have not stopped bleeding, I have gained nearly a stone in weight and have had nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain since? I just wanted to know if anyone else has had similar problems?

Thanks :-)

Laura x

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oftengrumpy · 21/01/2014 23:36

Poor you, that sounds awful. I am on my second Mirena. The first took a whole (around 6 months) to settle down and I had almost constant light bleeding. Once it had settled I had regular but very light periods. I didn't have any nausea, pain or vomiting. Have you been back to your GP? I don't have any medical qualifications to suggest this but I wonder if it might be worth ruling out an infection? Hope you feel better soon.

oftengrumpy · 21/01/2014 23:37
  • sorry while not whole!
l4u74 · 22/01/2014 07:19

Hi thanks for the reply. Ive been to GP they stuck me on Northestirone and the pill and Im still bleeding and poorly and they wont take it out! I think I will ask to be checked for an infection I think you are right it does need ruling out. Im just disappointed as like yourself I have heard so many positive stories and got excited about having one in but its just been down hill since. God I sound like Im really on my soap box! Ha x

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oftengrumpy · 22/01/2014 21:31

I'm sorry that you've had such a bad time. I nearly gave up on mine but as I say after 6 months it got much better. Having said that your situation sounds terrible. Why won't they take it out? I hope that you get dome answers when you go back. X

alikat724 · 25/01/2014 17:55

Hi op, sorry you're having such a rough time. I really struggled with mirena too, had it because I was bfeeding and struggled for a year before (irregular frequent bleeding, no sex drive at all, weird hot/cold flushes) finally I felt like it moved and was poking into me! So had it out and went on the mini pull. It just doesn't work for some people, I would have it out immediately if I were you. Good luck...xx

MikeLitoris · 25/01/2014 18:00

I struggled witb mi e for about 5-6 months. Lots of bleeding and cramps. Very hormonal too.

Now I feel better hormonally, bleed a tiny about when I have my period and get no pain at all.

My issue is that I have piled on the weight. Its all around my belly. I look pregnant. I also have horrendously sore and lumpy boobs.

My gp refuse to listen when I say this is due to the mirena. The keep telling me I must have IBS Hmm im getting mine out in next month. I cant wait.

summertimeandthelivingiseasy · 26/01/2014 18:07!scenariorecommendation:14

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