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    Default Should I get the mirena?

    Ever since having my second child I am having huge issues with the pill. I have tried heaps of different sorts and have experienced nausea, acne, weight gain etc.

    I was thinking of trying the mirena...can anyone tell me their experiences?

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    I had a mirena put in 2.5 years ago but I got it because I was having very heavy periods where I was almost fainting from the pain and taking pain killers 4 hourly (even over night) for 3 days each month. Now I dont get a period, I didnt have any bleeding when it was put in, the procedure of having it put in was slightly uncomfortable but not painful and best of all I cant actually feel it (I was totally freaked out about having a foreign object in my body). On the flip side, one of my friends had a mirena put in and after 4 months of almost constant bleeding and feeling blah (headaches, moody etc) she had it removed.

    Good luck researching it. I hope you find something that works.

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    Like pp I havnt had any issues. Mines been in about 7 months now, I havnt had any periods but I only stopped bf 6 weeks ago so not sure if lack of period is due to the mirena or not. I had some spotting for about 10 days after insertion, it didn't hurt at all having it put it though. Maybe I'm a bit more moody but it's hard to remember what I was like on the pill as its been about 5 years since I was on it.

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    I think its one of those things you need to try before you'll know if it's right for you. Everyone seems to have a different experience, some good, some bad. If it does work for you, I think it's a very good option.

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    Had one put in when DA was 7weeks old. Never had any issues at all. No periods at all. Had it removed after 4 years as new DH and I where trying for child. Everyone is different though. A friend of mine had one put in and she only lasted months and had it taken out

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    I've had mine in 3 years with no issues. No side effects, no period (only light spotting one day a month, barely need a liner in). My experience has been very good and I'll get a new one put in when the 5 years is up.

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    Subbing. I got a prescription for one at my 6 week pp check. I'm planning on getting it inserted before af returns. I'm very concerned about the potential side effects by the fact it is low dose is reassuring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ngaiz View Post
    Subbing. I got a prescription for one at my 6 week pp check. I'm planning on getting it inserted before af returns. I'm very concerned about the potential side effects by the fact it is low dose is reassuring.
    Get it put in sooner rather then later with pp as we "softer in that dept" when they insert it. People i know waited for to long after pp and some had it put I st 7wks pp like me and the pain for me was 0 and my friends who waited ages and age the pain was more as your cervix has started to not be as soft so to speak

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    Quote Originally Posted by babybeeno1 View Post
    Get it put in sooner rather then later with pp as we "softer in that dept" when they insert it. People i know waited for to long after pp and some had it put I st 7wks pp like me and the pain for me was 0 and my friends who waited ages and age the pain was more as your cervix has started to not be as soft so to speak
    I had a c-secton so not so soft in that dept haha. I had egg retrieval with Endone and FS said it won't be anywhere near as uncomfortable as that. I also have Endone left from post-op which he said I can take if I want. Should be done in the next 4 weeks if I get my A into G.

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    If u get someone experienced they can use local, ur cervix is not well innervated so the insertion of local doesn't hurt, and it blocks the deeper pain on most part.... U will still be softer but not as soft as a vb....

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