Well everyone, I got the Mirena IUD inserted on June 22 of this year. And I really hate it! My face it broken out, and it's messing with my self esteem. Besides the acne, it's the weight gain! And the thing is it me working out isn't helping :( But the one thing I absolutly hate the most is the irregular spotting, I have to wear something everyday really if I don't want my underwear stained (sorry for that detail)* I haven't had sex since I've had it because I'm scared I may bleed or something, I've read from other women that they bleed a little during sex and even after, I don't want that t o happen!!!! And I hear sex is painful. I'm really considernig having it removed. And it really kills your sex drive anyway! Ugh. If anyone else is using the Mirena how's it going for you??? Also if anyone else if using a diffrent form of birth control let how's that going as well, I'm considering the NuvaRing though. Idk.. I'm really confused :/
why Don't the men use self control instead of putting women through all the side effects of birth control. I am sorry you have to go through this. I pray all will be well in The name of Jesus Christ...amen.
I've had the mirena in for 4 months now and absolutely hate it and going to get it removed. I'm basically living in a pad because it has made my periods so irregular and had irregular spotting. I rather remember to take a pill everyday than live in a pad and never know when my period is going to start or end. As far as sex i've done it with it in and I don't feel anything and neither does my husband. Just can't stand the irregular spotting and periods with it.
I'd try giving it a couple more months and see if things ease up for you.. I had one put in back in April after my 6 wk check up when my daughter was born. The first few months were kinda bad, but the spotting did go away and now my period is lighter. There is no pain with sex. I have been told the strings can be felt but nothing to bothersome. My only problem with it is that the doctor said to check the strings once a month after your period to make sure they are still there and I can't ever find them. Good luck to you, hope it gets better! :)
I had one put in after my 6 week postpartum visit too. When I can't find my strings right away, I find my cervix and the strings are right there.
As for the bleeding, I downloaded an app on my phone that lets me track it so I don't just pay attention on the days that I bleed. I am still spotting; however, it is now closer to once a week than every other day.
My only mirena issue is weight loss. I figure if I get stubborn enough it will start dropping again.
rae'lo - did you end up keeping the mirena, or did you switch to something different?
i have found that people seem to have a love/hate relationship with mirena. i had mine in for two and a half years before having it removed to TTC again last summer and i loved it, had nothing but positive things to say about it. insertion was easy, i had no skin or weight issues, never had a period (which was AWESOME) - i loved it. now, on the other hand, i've had friends who have hated it. i've had friends who said it caused crazy mood swings, some who said it caused an increase in migraines, many who said they had pain and bleeding for months after insertion. it's crazy, but i really think it's just like any form of BC - some love it, some hate it. personally, i HATED yaz. that stuff was the devil as far as i was concerned, but i had many friends who had success with it. i hate that BC seems to be so much about trial and error.
anyway, i know this is an old thread, but just thought i'd see what you ended up doing and if things are better now. hope so!
and FWIW - i'm not sure this makes any difference, but i saw a couple of previous responses about having it inserted at the 6 wk PP check up. my OB wouldn't insert an IUD until at least 12 wks PP so that's when i had mine put in. again, i'm not sure if that makes any difference (maybe that's why i didn't have any issues with pain or bleeding?), but i thought i'd throw that out there.
has anyone ever had a different iud other than mirena? I'm at seven weekds and need to make a decision on BC. My Dr. said to wait at least til week 8 for IUDs though.