Hello. I had my Mirena placed in August 2013, and so far it's been a pretty decent experience. I used to 'spot' for only a day when a new cycle was beginning, but lately I haven't had any spotting in 2 months or so...
The past few days I feel like I've been experiencing 'pregnancy symptoms' and I feel a little crazy since I know that I have the Mirena, that there's less than a 1% chance of pregnancy (I know--there's STILL a chance)...but I've only ever experienced some of the symptoms I'm expericing while pregnant with my first child.
The symptoms that I'm experiencing are:
-bloating / exhaustion
-headache / backache (i normally don't get many bad headaches)
-fever / chills (it was 70 degrees out yesterday and I was huddled under blankets freezing, yet had been sweating)
-nausea (smells making nausea worse)
-increased smells (I can smell things that other's can't--or it's an increased smell)
I know that many are going to say take a pregnancy test, or to go to the doctor's...as I do plan on doing as soon as I leave work this afternoon---I'm just curious if anyone else has experienced this, since it is a horomone that can make your body 'think' it's pregnant without actually being pregnant, or if anyone else has actually gotten pregnant while the Mirena was inserted.
Thank you all!