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marina coil

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Englishtoycollector · 12/03/2018 10:24

I am new here and thought I would just ask has anyone had the Marina coil and its made you feel depressed and out of it and not yourself at all.
I have had it for 6 months and basically has enough having crazy thought and now energy. Its coming out Thursday
fingers crossed its the right thing to do as its driving me insane. I want me back.

Please do let me know if anyone else has experienced this
Thanks in advance

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Emma198 · 12/03/2018 12:55

I haven't myself but everyone I know who's had it has reported the same, I don't know anyone who was happy. I had the implant in my arm, pretty sure it's the same hormone, I ended up on anti depressants, zero sex drive, horrible, snappy, impatient person. X

silkpyjamasallday · 12/03/2018 13:27

I didn't realise mirena was the same hormone as the implant, I had the implant as a teen and it triggered MH issues and made me bleed every single day for the four years I had it unless I also took microgynon pills daily. The double dose of hormones was horrendous. I was planning on getting the mirena coil as my periods are awful post baby and I didn't want them to be made even worse by using the copper coil, but if the mirena the same hormones as the implant I will stay well clear. Why is there no good option for contraception?! My family generally hit menopause in their late 50s so I have another 30 years of needing contraception Sad

Emma198 · 12/03/2018 13:33

Mirena, implant and injection are all progestogen. I've had injection and implant and both awful. Sent me actually crazy.

I went for the copper coil as no hormones but it made me bleed so heavily it was awful and the stomach pains were unbearable.

I ended up going old school for the diaphragm, bit of a pain but I was so glad to be off long term contraception. X

silkpyjamasallday · 12/03/2018 13:48

Is the diaphragm a pain in the proverbial to use though? I read you needed spermicidal lube to use with it, which sounds like something I don't want to put in my vagina.

Twofishfingers · 12/03/2018 13:52

The coil releases hormones only in your womb so they don't circulate around your body as much as the implant (or the pill). It's also a lower dose.

Mirena coil made no difference to me in terms of mental wellbeing but I don't have any pre-disposition to it and have never had any MH problems. However, there are many anecdotal instances of causing various issues and many women don't like them.

Emma198 · 12/03/2018 14:03

@silk yes it is - we're TTC now so a welcome break! Not sure if I'll use it again. I know I'll never use hormonal contraception again though.

mirime · 12/03/2018 14:47

I'm supposed to be having the Mirena for tomorrow but currently in hospital with DS so who knows.

GP told me the Mirena is equivalent to one mini-pill a week so I'm hoping I get on with it ok. Cerazette was a nightmare for me, normal mini pill (can't remember which one was) was ok but made me feel very flat emotionally, so hoping a lower dose again will reduce that.

GP advised against the implant, said if I didn't get on with Cerazette I'd definitely not like the implant.

JKCR2017 · 14/03/2018 18:42

Yes me! In fact all hormonal contraceptives seems to make my feel crazy. It’s not all month for me tho. It’s generally one week a month like PMS (although I do not get periods with the coil, I get the symptoms).

The best way to explain it is feeling like I’m trapped in a bubble, the thought of going out the door each morning terrifying. I don’t even want to talk to anyone, my anxiety is ten times worse than it usually is - I have a sense of doom all the time and everything and anything sets me off and I cry a lot. I also eat like a complete pig.

I don’t know what to try next...

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