Mirena Bad Attitude, Newlywed, Light at the End of the Tunnel, Whole Time, Sincerity
Hi Ladies, Same here. A week and 3 days post-removal. I feel a little better except for my period coming back. It started on Monday and stopped on Thursday. It was ok. nothing major. Then started up with full force again on Saturday night to Sunday ... more »
Same here. A week and 3 days post-removal. I feel a little better except for my period coming back. It started on Monday and stopped on Thursday. It was ok. nothing major. Then started up with full force again on Saturday night to Sunday morning. It is very clotty and very painful.It has taken a toll on my body. I was in bed all day Sunday. I don't feel like I have been run over by a train as before with the Mirena in place, BUT I feel the PMS raging. I have felt lightheaded and weak from so much clotting, but knowing that this too shall pass is such a great feeling! I see the light at the end of the tunnel, but my only worry is that my body will take a while to get back to normal. I have read other threads on other sites that say after 2-3 months, it all gets back to normal. maybe it depends on how long it was inside? I just wish it would disappear altogether. That IUD is awful! I still cant believe I suffered so much without putting it all together. They make you believe wholeheartedly that it is not the Mirena causing symptoms. Then how else could a normal, healthy woman begin to deteriorate so much?
I was again surprised to see one or two comments about how they feel like an 80 year old woman. That was my favorite line before I found this website. It was quite shocking. It felt like I was listening to myself speak! No joke. I would be asked how I was feeling today and I would respond with sincerity that I was feeling like I was 85 years old.
What bothers me the most is that I was a newlywed throughout this whole time. My marriage suffered and I thought it was me and that I had a bad attitude. I thought that I was just so tired and nobody understood me. Don't ask me how but my husband had a feeling it was the Mirena the whole time. I could not believe it! I am sure many of you feel cheated out of a year, two years or more of a good life and a good marriage because of this. It is frustrating to look back and see how it all played out. To think that now I am "recuperating" and getting "back to normal". We should not have been going through that in the first place and we should not be recuperating from anything. Our bodies can get back to normal, but it's that emotional roller coaster that stays with you. To me, it's lost time that as a newlywed forming a new family, I could have enjoyed with my husband and daughter being my loving self and not a mean, raving hormonal lunatic like I was. Yes, I still feel really bad about it all. Mirena is a nightmare. I am blessed to have a wonderful sweet and beautiful 4 year old and such a patient, loving husband. They both kept after me, loving me, even if I was turning into Oscar the Grouch.
Don't give up, ladies. Hang in there!