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    I had one put in and I could feel it scratching around so had it out just before TTC one of our children. Didn't get another one though as I didn't like the idea of it possibly damaging or scarring my uterus. The lack of periods altogether was great.

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    I've had one in since the beginning of the year. I'm still undecided if I'm happy with it or not.

    My ob/gyn put it in. I found it a little uncomfortable but no worse than a Pap smear. I bleed a little afterwards, and had a lot of cramping which was a bit painful for a few days after.

    I've had a lot of spotting on and off, and seem to get a period every few 3 weeks or so which is annoying. Having said that my periods are nowhere near as heavy or painful as they were before I got the mirena. I was taking panadeine forte during my period and that would only dull the pain.

    So for me it's been better with it...but still not great as I feel like I'm spotting or bleeding almost all the time.

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    Thanks ladies! As I expected, a mixed bag of responses. Soooo much to think about! I'm mainly scared of the whole migration issue! Freaks me out completely!

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    Quote Originally Posted by A-Squared View Post
    So I'm still breastfeeding DS at 11 months and I had hoped to have stopped by now, but sadly I'm still going strong so I can't take the regular pill, just the mini pill and I've been trying for a month to take it consistently but I keep forgetting!

    So I'm just going to bite the bullet and see a specialist about getting a mirena.

    I've only heard of my best friend having a rubbish time of it, so I'm a bit nervous, but I'd rather hear more stories of other people's experience with it.

    Does it hurt having it put in? How effective is it? What side effects have you had? Anything else I should know about it?

    TIA!

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    I had the mirena for 2yrs. It was great. No periods at all, minimal pain on insertion but that could be due to the fact I was 6wks PP when it happened. Minimal PMS and no crankiness, bloating etc.

    I was very happy with it and if DH and I decide not to have any more kids after this one, I will get it again.

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    I love my mirena! I got it in for contraception, but nowadays, I just love it because it keeps my periods away! Didn't hurt going in, just as a PP mentioned the measuring thingy did sting when they used that. I had spotting for one day after and that was it! No other side effects.

    And now the bad... I had my mirena in for ermm almost 7 years, yes they are only supposed to last for 5 and yes I am lazy... so earlier this year I finally got around to getting it replaced... and it was stuck! So just last week I had it out and a new one in under general anaesthetic. So that was a bit of a drama. But as you can see I am that happy with it that I did get another one despite the difficulty of the last one coming out.

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    I had mine for 18ms. Was insane for 9 months. Suffered with thrush after every period. Sore boobs in between. And then a slight slip caused me to get periods every 2 weeks. It wasn't a concern for the drs as it was still in an exceptable window. And prescribed me with the pill to reset the mirena cycle.
    Then.. from December through to the day it was attempted to be removed. I bled non stop. ( 4 months)
    After 3 gynos at the family planning centre failed to remove the mirena. It lodging itself in my uterus wall, and being partially broken in the attempt. (Ripped the casing off the bottom) and horrible labor like pains. I was sent to the hospital.
    Had to wait an additional 2 weeks to have a procedure to remove it while sleeping...

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    I considered it at 6weeks after DD was born. Instead we haven't been preventing lol.

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    I had the Mirena inserted 6 weeks after having DS2.
    The procedure in itself wasn't too bad. It was slightly uncomfortable, but really not much different from having a Pap smear.
    I then bled for 6 weeks straight - more than spotting, but not super heavy. I was ready to give up on it then and there! I was so tired, cranky and just exhausted (on top of having a newborn).
    I then would have a 2 week reprieve, but then I would get my period for 2 weeks. So 2 weeks on, 2 weeks off. That continued for 8 months before I decided I'd well & truly had enough and had it removed.
    I still can't believe I persevered for such a long time, but my Obgyn insisted that I "give it time" & also insisted that I wouldn't have a period at all (as I was breastfeeding), or if I did, it would be very light spotting. How wrong he was!
    I think I was just one of those very unlucky % of people who have an adverse reaction.

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    I got it in when DS was 6mo. Like others it was no worse than a papsmear, maybe a little pinching but nothing major.
    I bled/spotted for about 3 months on and off, then nothing which i loved!

    DH swore he could feel the strings when we BD but when i asked Dr she said he won't be able to as i cut the strings really short and when you need it out you will have to come to me as no one else will be able to remove it! We have since moved gp's and i had it out 31/7 after nearly 3 years. GP laughed when i told her previous dr said no one else would be able to remove it. (she used to work for my old dr)

    My problem now is we are TTC and i've been bleeding on and off since having it removed....

    I will get it again after next baby as it is really convenient and after lots of research i've read it's good for PCOS


 

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