Mirena, Almost 2 Years Later.
I got Mirena put in in early June of 2009 before I went off to the Army (I didnt want to deal with a period in basic) It was quite uncomfortable going in (I have no children, but my doctor was okay with me getting it) I spotted nearly a month and a half. ... more »
I got Mirena put in in early June of 2009 before I went off to the Army (I didnt want to deal with a period in basic) It was quite uncomfortable going in (I have no children, but my doctor was okay with me getting it) I spotted nearly a month and a half. After that I thought it was GREAT. I didnt have a period for almost 8 months. I started becoming sexually active with my boyfriend (who is now my fiance) and I started getting a random period. I have never kept good track of it so I wasnt sure if it was just me. Then my period started being REALLY weird. Medium to heavy for 2 weeks at a time, then nothing, or spotting for almost a month. My last pap was in February and it came back irregular which made me really nervous, but my doc said it was nothing to worry about. After reading these posts I have determined my symptoms are the same:
Constant Feeling of Bloating
Irritated, anxiety (almost depression like)
Heightened emotions (I cry at the drop of a hat it seems like)
Lower back pain, numbness
It is really hard for me to determine when my period is coming, and I almost felt like I was losing my mind for a bit. I didnt know if it was PMS, or me being to sensitive, I had no idea. I have been nervous a few times that I was pregnant, which wasnt the case. It does work as good birth control (for me) but I dont like all these side effects. I am going to go to the doctor in February for an annual Pap and talk about getting it taken out.
A few questions for you ladies out there:
Does it hurt to get it out? I am really nervous about it.
What is a good alternative birth control? I used to be on Seasonal, but I hated taking the pill all the time. And I dont want to get on the shot because I have heard horror stories about weight gain. Please help if you can!