Holy cow, that is crazy expensive. I rang around Brisbane to get prices. I did encounter one that almost charged that amount you stated. I had my first one put in with a gyne and it was quite pricey. This time I went to the local family planning clinic. I was out f pocket I think around $100 (including a annual fee to use the clinic). They are experts on sexual health etc. The family planning clinic were very thorough and I would prefer to see them again regarding contraception compared to the gyne.
I only had two days where I felt quite hormonal and a bit crazy. I also felt that way when it was removed. But otherwise it is great!
I have endo. My periods were getting worse and worse each month. Lots of clots and very heavy. I was nearly fainting, the pain was terrible. One month I took pain killers for 3 entire days (panadeine forte on day one, nurofen / Panadol during the day, Panadol overnight for the other 2 days), this included getting up a couple of times during the night for more. One day I had to get my friend to come and pick up my 3 y/o as I was in so much pain.
I went and saw a gyno and he suggested we try the Mirena as a first option. I had it put in 2 months ago and both periods I've had since then have been so light I've only needed a panty liner for the few days I had it. Both times it arrived without me even realising it was due. I've had no issues emotionally and I thought the idea of having something foreign in my body would freak me out but it actually hasn't.
We did discuss the pill with the gyno but as I am over 40 he was very reluctant to prescribe it as its not recommended.
I totally would recommend the Mirena. As for cost I didn't pay anywhere near what you were quoted. I cant remember the exact price but I think it was somewhere around $150 and I paid $30 for the actual Mirena device from the chemist.
I am very lucky with my endo in that I don't get a lot of pain which is surprising as it is stage 3.
The cost is a lot cheaper at my GP so after talking to DH tonight have decided to give it a go and have fingers crossed it will be as successful for me as it has been for you.
Thanks for your reply 😃
I had the second mirena put in in Sept, no periods since, no pain, no mood swings, no acne, no weight gain - it is MAGIC. I was seriously considering a hysterectomy so it has saved me from major surgery.
PS - I was never diagnosed with endo, they weren't sure why my periods became horrible - it was after being pregnant with the twins.
The cost was $30 I had it done when I was under GA having a Letz and cervical biopsy and D&C for the periods (In the hospital as a public patient so no cost) I had it without anything the first time - and to be honest it hurt. It literally only hurts for a second, but you can feel it.
Last edited by beebs; 15-11-2014 at 05:52.
I don't have endo but have mirena. It's almost a year now and I find it great. No more period pain (I used to take nurofen) and hardly any bleeding now.
I saw the gp who wrote me a script so it only cost $30. She also referred me to a public women's health service so I had it inserted for free at the clinic by an obstetrician. There was a bit of bleed and discomfort initially for about 2 days then all good after that.
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