I Want It Removed
I had mirena put in back in April 2009. I had mild cramping similar to the begining stages of labor, but they went away and I even managed to take a kick boxing class that night. I have loved not having to work around my cycle and not worrying about ... more »
I had mirena put in back in April 2009. I had mild cramping similar to the begining stages of labor, but they went away and I even managed to take a kick boxing class that night. I have loved not having to work around my cycle and not worrying about taking a pill. Within about 2 months I would get crippling mirgraines, I couldn't focus or do anything for a few days while it ran its course. About 6 months after getting Mirena I started having the phantom kicks, making me think I could be pregnant when I was not. My sex drive has diminished and I began to feel the dizziness and light headed. Nine months after getting Miren I went on a road trip from Florida to California. I love to drive, Im the one who does the long driving shifts for family road trips, but now a few hours and my legs swell so bad I can barely walk. You couldn't tell the difference between my calves and my feet, it was horrible.
I have had many of the symptoms that everyone else is describing, I never put it together that it could be mirena. If Im not dizzy or light headed then I have a migraine or I feel angry for no reason. I am more on edge and snappy with my kids, and feel road rage like when someone gets in front of me in traffic, even when they did nothing wrong. I have never acted on any of this, but it scares me to feel this way. When I feel this way I ask my kids to go play in their rooms, or let them watch a movie or play a video game. Im a very hands on mom, I don't want to send my kids away because Im freaking out inside. This is not me, I don't want to feel like this.
Not having a cycle is a wonderful feeling but if this is the price I pay then I will gladly accept my cycles back again. My doctor doesn't believe me, he wants to give me something to fix all of the issues rather than address what I believe is the problem. I was going to wait until after the holidays to get Mirena out but I think I want to take care of it sooner rather than later. Thank you to all of the women who have come forward and let the rest of us know that we are not alone, we are not crazy, and that we can do something about this. :-) I plan to be one of you very soon, the ones who had it removed and can speak up for the ones feeling the bad effects of Mirena.