Mirena Copper Iud, Bad Temper, Hollow Shell, Sex Drive, Blah
I had the copper IUD after my first child and I loved it. There was only a few side effects. My periods were monumentally huge, and when I cramped before my period it went down my left thigh and drove me nuts. The periods you learn how to handle, and you ... more »
I had the copper IUD after my first child and I loved it. There was only a few side effects. My periods were monumentally huge, and when I cramped before my period it went down my left thigh and drove me nuts. The periods you learn how to handle, and you get use to the cramps. I had it in for 2 1/2 years, got it taken out and was pregnant with my son the same month. After my son I went in to have the IUD put back in and my doctor gave me the "you'll love mirena sooo much more" pitch. "Luckily" for him he didn't have any of the copper ones in his office but he did have the mirena. It took 3 different inserts to get one to stick (i feel good for wasting a bunch of his money). So, about mirena. IT IS EVIL! I kept it in for a year and it was the worst year of my life. I had no sex drive, I gained 20 lbs, my periods were constant for the first 2 months, then they were gone completely (which I find yucky. I think you should have periods periodically even though they suck) But worst of all I was psychotic. I'm not joking. I actually was scared to be around my kids at times. I had this boiling rage inside me that I couldn't control and it would explode over anything. I lived like this for a year before I finally had a true breakdown and started thinking about being medicated. Then I wondered if it could be the mirena... it really hadn't crossed my mind yet. I talked to my dr. who told me that there is no way the mirena would cause any of my symptoms because the hormones don't leave the uterus. blah blah blah. I told her to yank the sucker out anyway and I swear to god, I was back to normal with in a week. I could barely look at my kids knowing that I essentially wasted a year of their lives being a hollow shell who's only sign of life was when I would spontaneously combust and scare them. I really do feel like this needs to be taken off the market. In it's defense, I have always had a pretty bad temper. It has always been pretty much limited to screaming at people though, not violence. So I think that whatever issue I have always had was made 1000000 times worse because of this stupid little thing. What makes it worse, is that you can't even talk to your doctor about it because they all just repeat what the manual says and refuse to believe that is causes horrible side effects (even though so many people suffer through the same ones).