Please note that this post contains only information about my experience with the Mirena IUD. Only you and your doctor can determine what is right for you.
After I had my son, I decided that I wanted to go on birth control. I would love to have another child, but not for another three or four years. When I went in for my six week check-up, the nurse gave me some information about Mirena. She said that she was scheduled to get one put in that week and that it was great.
I remember seeing commercials about MIrena. You know the ones with the medical alerts and lawsuits. However, I assumed that it couldn’t be that dangerous if my doctor’s office was still promoting it. So, I set up an appointment to get it put in.
Three weeks later, it was in. The procedure was somewhat painful, but I had just given birth to a child, so any other pain couldn’t compare. My doctor told me that I may have cramping and mild spotting. They gave me pamphlets to read and told me to come back in a month so that they could check it. I was excited. Birth control that I didn’t have to think about.
I read the pamphlets when I got home, and they talked more about cramping and mild spotting, which wasn’t anything that I couldn’t handle.
A few days later, I began bleeding. Not spotting. Bleeding. And it didn’t stop for an entire four weeks. No, that was not a typo. I bled for four weeks. Not only that, but my sex drive became nonexistent (doesn’t help when your Aunt Flo just doesn’t go away), and I got morning sickness as if I was pregnant. I literally had to run to the bathroom in Walgreens as a strong smell invaded my nostrils and a wave of nausea came over me. I’ve only felt that bad when I was pregnant. It was so crazy that I actually bought a pregnancy test. Negative, of course, but I had to be sure.
The constant cramping, bleeding, nausea, and vomiting where unbearable. It was like being on your period and pregnant at the same time. I decided that I was going to get this thing taken out of me during my check-up.
In the meantime, I did some research online, and I found this website called My Mirena Hell. The entire blog is dedicated to bashing Mirena. It talked about my exact symptoms of bleeding and morning sickness and some women even felt fetal movement (freaky!).
Needless to say, when I went to see the doctor this past Tuesday, I said, “Take it out!”
She removed it and said that it had moved out of position, which is why I was bleeding. I felt so much better when she took it out. It was like a foreign object had been removed from my body…because a foreign object had been removed from my body lol.
I still haven’t stopped bleeding though. In fact, it has gotten heavier, but I know that it will end eventually (I hope). Since I’m nursing, she gave me a prescription for a low dose birth control. However, I have vowed not to take it until I stop bleeding and until I get my hormones in check and this Mirena stuff out of my system.
What are your thoughts on Mirena or birth control in general? Comment below and let me know.
Until next time pretty girl1