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    Another thread made me think about this, didn't want to hijack so posting separately.

    Anyone happy to share their experiences with Mirena?

    I had some checks done because my period became heavier and longer than usual, resulting in anaemia and an iron infusion. Basically it's either my adenomyosis causing it or perimenopause. Not sure if the reason matters - no pain or anything, just more bleeding than I'd like to be contending with.

    My GP suggested a mirena. I went on the mini pill to bring the bleeding under control and have found that good. It doesn't interfere with breastfeeding dd2, and other than having to remember to take it every day at the same time it's been fine. From what I've read about mirena, once you have it fitted you can have up to six months erratic bleeding before things settle - what are people's experiences with this?

    Eta the advantage of it for me would be not having to remember the mini pill every day.

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    I had my 2nd baby at age 40.5, I then had heavy periods. I discovered I had a small polyp and adenomyosis.
    When I stopped bf, I went to theatre to have polyp our and mirena in.
    Periods lightened straight away, then got lighter and lighter. By 6 mths I was down to a very light 7 day period with no spotting days in between. I’m in love with it.
    Please try not to read the bad things. You’re cycle length and ovulation days are exactly the same as before, the only difference is that for this first 6 mths or so, you may have about 10 days each cycle with a 50c piece size spotting in pad a day. It gets better and better.
    It doesn’t make periods erratic . Eg. having a 13 day period , cycle length changing etc. it’s your normal cycle . A lot of stories you read are from women who don’t understand their cycle . You still see yourself ovulating every month etc
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    I have adenomyosis and it was suggested I have the Mirena and I’m pretty sure I wrote a thread here when I first got it as initially I could always ‘feel it’ and it was bothering me. I also wanted to know how long the erratic bleeding would be.

    Well, I’ve had it for 3 years I think now and it took about 3-4 months to settle and for me to no longer ‘feel it’ (was scratchy as a result of the string) but I am back to regular 28 day cycle, no longer clotting and heavy.

    My only regret is that I didn’t get it sooner (I used to take the pill).

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    Oh... if you’re on mini pill now and have light periods, having the mirena in straight after stopping it won’t cause a slowness in it working then

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    Jumping on here. Does it effect breastfeeding? And can it effect anxiety type stuff ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamasupial View Post
    Jumping on here. Does it effect breastfeeding? And can it effect anxiety type stuff ?
    Breastfeeding is fine I believe, but yes if you are an anxious person , it can make it worse

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kazza78 View Post
    Breastfeeding is fine I believe, but yes if you are an anxious person , it can make it worse
    I feel like there's zero options that are non hormonal...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kazza78 View Post
    Please try not to read the bad things. You’re cycle length and ovulation days are exactly the same as before, the only difference is that for this first 6 mths or so, you may have about 10 days each cycle with a 50c piece size spotting in pad a day. It gets better and better.
    It doesn’t make periods erratic . Eg. having a 13 day period , cycle length changing etc. it’s your normal cycle . A lot of stories you read are from women who don’t understand their cycle . You still see yourself ovulating every month etc
    Wait... what?

    Are you saying the Mirena does not cause more bleeding than spotting? Or that those people don't know their cycles? 🤨

    I beg to differ. I'm well in tune with my cycles, know when I'm ovulating etc. Also, if I had waited 6 months to stop "spotting", I surely would have been hospitalised from the amount of blood I was losing everyday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by atomicmama View Post
    Wait... what?

    Are you saying the Mirena does not cause more bleeding than spotting? Or that those people don't know their cycles? 🤨

    I beg to differ. I'm well in tune with my cycles, know when I'm ovulating etc. Also, if I had waited 6 months to stop "spotting", I surely would have been hospitalised from the amount of blood I was losing everyday.
    Was your uterus more than 150 mls volume? As it doesn’t work as well .
    There is usually something else going on if it doesn’t work like it should. Like adenomyosis causing pain and enlarged uterus. Polyps/fibroids that were not removed first
    Adenomyosis can be caused by uterine surgery
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamasupial View Post
    I feel like there's zero options that are non hormonal...
    I think some people have uterine ablation, but only if they're done having babies because it destroys the lining.


 

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