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    Default Has anyone with endometriosis had the Mirena?

    I was just wondering if anyone with endometriosis has had the Mirena and if it helped with their periods.
    I just rang my Endo Specialist and it was going to be $530 out of pocket for the initial consult and having it inserted...thought this was really expensive.
    Anyone else able to share their experiences of getting it...
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    I have endo but luckily haven't had horrid periods until I had my tubes tied. Had the mirena put in last March to help with AF and hated every minute of it. Periods got worse and longer, spotted constantly for the 6 months I had it in plus bloated constantly.
    I've got friends that speak highly of it though. I do know the depo injection worked really well for me when I was younger and my endo was extremely painful.

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    I had Mirena put in about 15 months ago. I don't have endo but I can't recommend it highly enough. I've had no adverse symptoms and my period has basically gone away, I get maybe a teaspoon of blood the whole AF.

    A good friend of mine has endo and has a Mirena in, and it helped her heaps. Period totally stopped after 6 months.

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    Holy cr@p, is it gold plated? My mirena cost about $5 (on a health care card), normal cost is about $30, and the cost of a gynae to insert it, about $120 I think?

    I can't offer advice on endo, but I had 'normal' periods and now I don't get a period at all.

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    Thanks for the replies. I have decided to try the mini pill at this stage instead.
    Due to my scarring from the endo I would only trust my Ob to put it in but given the cost and Xmas coming up will wait till next year.

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    I don't have endo, but tried the Mirena a few months after ds2 was born and while I was breastfeeding I was fine on it no bleeding at all and no symptoms.
    Then when I stopped breastfeeding and my milk dried up I was getting nauseas and crampy. I ended up getting it removed.

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    I have a mirena for endo - and its great. I have had it for about 4 years ... I did have problems at first (spotting for about 3 months, and I have to say it does kinda affect my s*x drive a bit ... but its still good

    If you have not had a vb, my obs recomends it be put in under a general anasthetic though - so that may be why the high cost.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BH-KatiesMum View Post
    I have a mirena for endo - and its great. I have had it for about 4 years ... I did have problems at first (spotting for about 3 months, and I have to say it does kinda affect my d*x drive a bit ... but its still good

    If you have not had a vb, my obs recomends it be put in under a general anasthetic though - so that may be why the high cost.
    It is crazy how much it varies in price isn't it. DH is a bit concerned that I have already had surgery twice for endo and then two c-sections about the scarring and the fact so many people seem to have bad side effects...
    When I called to get the costings I didn't tell her about the c-sections so that must just be what they charge...crazy!
    Good to hear you are having a positive experience with it.
    I have tried the implanon previously and had horrible side effects on that.

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    I'm getting the mirena put in in a couple of months. I'm getting it done at a sexual health clinic so insertion and appointments are bulk billed. I only pay for the mirena which is $30. I also have endo and scarring from 3 surgeries, however the doctor that puts them in is apparently the best dr to do it as she does so many every week. A lot of women are referred to her after birth for IUD insertions. They also do screening tests for infections before insertion to make sure they don't push anything up into your uterus which supposedly a lot of drs don't do (I was concerned with this as I've had infections before). I'm hoping it keeps my endo under control with less side effects than the pill.

    I think the higher price you are paying is perhaps because you are going through a private doctor? Either way I hope it works for you too - I've heard so many good things about it


 

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