The Mirena IUD Was Wonderful for 5 Years Untill I Had It Removed
After having 2 children by c-section 16 months apart and at age 22 my doctor would not tie me up I had to find an alternate form of birth control. So with a little research I thought the IUD sounds perfect, So I had it inserted. It was painful having it ... more »
After having 2 children by c-section 16 months apart and at age 22 my doctor would not tie me up I had to find an alternate form of birth control. So with a little research I thought the IUD sounds perfect, So I had it inserted. It was painful having it inserted and I cramped the whole day.
After each child I experienced signs of depression and mood swings. The doctor decided to put me on zoloft which was too strong. So I went back and they switched me to a low dose of Wellbutrin. After 9 months I finally weaned my self off of it and was perfectly fine. Never did I think that the IUD was slowly releasing horomones into my body that was actually stabilizing my depression and mood swings. I never noticed any side effects with the IUD. Within 6 months after having the IUD inserted I completely quit bleeding during my periods. I was loving the IUD so much my friends were asking me what type of birth control we were using and I told them how happy I was with the IUD and they should look in to getting one.
Then 5 years later in October of 2010 I went to have it removed. I was told the removal process was a piece of cake compared to the insertion. After having 2 c-sections with no pain meds once I returned home I felt surely if I can handle that pain which was really nothing I could handle this. Well I guess for everyone else it was a piece of cake but not for me. I layed on the table cramping and hurting from an object being inserted in and out of my cervix trying to find the strings to the IUD that had dissapeared into my cervix. After 15 minutes of crying and cringing I asked the doctor is there anything you can do I am hurting so bad. The doctor said it is normal for you to be in pain from me messing with your cervix especially when you have never had a baby come through it. So the doctor sent the nurse to get 2 numbing shots. The doctor told me the shots would feel like a bee sting and it would only take the edge off and I would still feel some pain, so she gave me a shot on either side of my cervix. I layed there for 5 minutes for it to take affect. Then away we went with 15 more minutes of trying to find the IUD finally after I had gone through enough pain I said I'm done there has to be another way. She said the only other way at this point would be to put you under so that you could have it removed. She thought that the IUD possibly could be embedded in my cervix. So Now that I am 27 I asked my doctor would she go ahead and fix me while I am out. So we made plans and I scheduled my surgery. Exactly 1 week later my friend who had a tubal ligation 2 years prior found out she was pregnant and was very scared it was a tubal pregnancy. So I immediately got scared and cancelled my appt. After 3 weeks my friend found out that the egg was actually in her uterus and it was a good pregnancy. So I called my doc. told her what had happened and what extra precautions she could take to make it almost impossible for me to get pregnant. So after being reassured I scheduled my tubal ligation surgery along with the removal of my IUD in December of 2010. Everything went great my doc. even took colored internal pictures of me to reassure me that my tubes were burned and cut. So I came home and the next day I was really sore but everyday following got easier and easier. Then after 1 week I started experiencing a depression that no words could ever describe. I felt as though my life was going to end any minute and I was in a hole that I would never get out of and I feared being by myself my symptoms were really bad from the time the sun went down till the sun rose. Something about night time made me the most depressed. I couldn't sleep its almost like I forgot how to fall asleep. As a strong christian I believed that the devil was right beside me pulling me down. So I started praying "Lord take these feelings away from me and help me get back to my normal self." Finally a week after not much improvement I called my doctor and explained my issues and she called me in wellbutrin. So within 1 week I was almost depression free. Then around the time I ovulate I had the most worst fears go through me everytime my child complained of something I was scared they had something deathly wrong. I would hear of children getting sick with the flu and whooping and start freaking out. These fears consumed me so bad I quit smoking due to fear of getting lung cancer I was a casual smoker only smoking a pack a week but still felt that I would get cancer and die. Then I was so fearful of germs I carried around a sanitizer bottle and sanitized after everything I touched. After being a horrible nail bitter for 24 years I out of the blue quit for fear of catching something and dieing I couldn't watch the news due to fears of nightmares or not being able to sleep. I had no Idea these were all signs of anxiety. Then I had the worst tension ever move up my back and sit in my shoulder and neck area one evening. I felt so tense I could not relax. Then just the other day I felt heat move up my body and into my face. My face was hot and beat red I realized this is a hot flash. I have never had skin problems but have recently started having acne. I feel like I am literally falling apart. I then get on this wonderful website and realize wow I am not alone and I am not going crazy these horomones have taken complete control over every part of my body. If I didnot have such a strong relationship with my father in heaven I think my depression I experienced would have driven me to suicide. It is scary to think that something so small could do so much damage. But it's true and it did. I am now going to start a detox of eating as many green foods as I can I want this horomone completely gone.
I pray that each one of you thinks twice before getting an IUD and I have read that if anyone has experienced any type of depression before or after pregnancy or if your family has a history of depression you should not use anything that will release horomones in your body because more than likely you will experience a horomone crash after it is removed. Which for me was the worst feeling I have had to deal with and I still have issues with anxiety and minor depression that hopefully will get better but it could take up to a year. So after I do my detox accompanied with excercise I will give an update.
I hope my post gives hope to someone just as other posts gave me hope and information I had never thought about.