Mirena Home Pregnancy Test, Alleve, Emotional Symptoms, Drop of a Hat, Personal Decision
Late last year my husband and I got pregnant while I was taking birth control. After much discussion we decided to terminate the pregnancy (you can judge if you need to, that's ok but it was our own personal decision) because we had decided long ago to ... more »
Late last year my husband and I got pregnant while I was taking birth control. After much discussion we decided to terminate the pregnancy (you can judge if you need to, that's ok but it was our own personal decision) because we had decided long ago to not have children. So, while he is working up the courage to get a vasectomy I decided to get the Mirena. That was 2 months ago and over the past two months the emotional symptoms have crept up on me gradually, but the physical ones have been there since day one. I haven't had a period at all--which is actually what led me to this little site, I was trying to find out if that was normal because I thought maybe I should have had some semblance of a period by now because the doctor said so and then I discover all these other things that are happening to me that are also happening to other people because of the Mirena. Anyway, I spotted off and on for six weeks straight and then for the past 2 weeks--nothing. Every day I get up and take 2 Alleve and hope they get rid of the cramps that feel like they are about to knock me down. Aside from that, for the past 3 weeks emotionally and physically I have felt like I did when I was pregnant. And when I was pregnant it was not pretty. Apparently, I'm one of these people that pregnancy does not sit well with (which furthers my position that pregnancy and children are not for me). My mood is horrible--I hate absolutely everything and absolutely everything gets on my nerves. I cry at the drop of a hat and forget about sex. I don't even know what that is anymore. It is so similar to my brief pregnancy that I actually bought a home pregnancy test last week because I was convinced I was pregnant. I figured if I got pregnant on birth control (and yes, I took them religiously for 14 years never missing a pill) why not Mirena, but fortunately the test was negative. After reading what everyone has to say I definitely want this thing out ASAP. The hubby has an appointment with his PCP next week and I think he will definitely be talking vasectomy options. Oh, by the way just to be clear I have asked to have my tubes tied several times since I was 23 and no one will do it because I am "too young and you might change your mind." I'm now 32, I've always known I don't want kids and I'm not changing my mind. I guess for me, my horror story is that the medical community let me down and refused to do what I asked so that I became pregnant and ultimately had an abortion--there, I said the dirty word. I even thought that maybe just maybe that after I terminated an accidental pregnancy someone might see that I wasn't going to change my mind and do the tubal, but no instead I get offered the Mirena. Thanks to everyone who has shared, it has helped a lot. Maybe I can stop taking pregnancy tests now. Good luck to everyone who still has it and to those that are thinking of getting it.