I am very biased in response to the mirana. It triggered ovarian cysts to grow which caused me to have pain for six months and then surgery with a two week long recovery. Apparently if ANYONE in your family has ever had ovarian cysts you should not go on mirana. Otherwise it was uncomfortable (to say the least) getting it in but a painless ease to get it out. So weigh your options. If you have no family history of cysts then I would say go for it. Please ask any questions you have.
I heard a lot of women are very happy with it, also my best friend is fine with the Mirena.
I myself had a VERY BAD experience with it. I went from being totally fine and healthy to first having many horrible side-effects from the progesterone: not being able to go to the toilet, bloated belly, heavy stomach-pains, migrane, negative moods upto getting really depressed; all things I never had before, to the development of a cyst - one of the most common side-effects of Mirena! After that I had the Mirena removed. But because of the hormonal disbalance it triggered, I ended up with a laparoscopic removal of a 2 cysts of which one was almost 9cm and a lot of adhesions (scartissue) in my belly that had to be removed. Still recovering from the surgery.
Notice I only had that stupid thing for 2,5 months!
I would never recommend Mirena, but everybody has a different response to it. Mine is the and-it-all-went-grong-story, but don't let that lead you. Most important is to be informed. The leaflet the doctor gives you, tells you nothing. Not that it has a bigger risk at perforating the uterus with the placement than a CIU (coppercoil), not that is does have considerable side-effects, just that it's great.
CHECK THIS LINK:
It's the Canadian testreport Bayar released on mirena. It's only directly available to professionals and it might me difficult and confusing to read, but.. at pages 41 there is 'consumer information', which is very clear and informative.
I have had two Mirenas.
My first one was awful. Insertion hurt REALLY bad-the worst pain I have ever felt. And I was run over by a car and it broke my back and skull-the Mirena was worse. They told me it would be a slight pinch and it would be over. They were wrong. While it was in it was my favorite though. I had no side effects from it at all. Six months later though it perforated my uterus and I had to have it surgically removed. I don't blame that on the Mirena though-my ex's penis was freakishly long and I think that is what caused the problem. While I had it, before that though, I loved it. No side effects at all.
I loved it so much that I just had a new one placed Friday. I expected the pain this time, I knew what was coming and I was able to make myself relax. Just make sure your relax, if you stress at all it hurts so much worse when they do the procedure. Also I took a good pain killer about a half hour before going which helped a lot. It's been almost a week now. I am still a little crampy but I had it inserted on the first day of my period-it made my period stop however-so I am supposed to be crampy right now anyways. The cramps are very mild and easy to deal with. Hot baths help so much. Right after getting it I just laid on my couch and took it really easy all night. The next day the pain got pretty bad but that's the worse it's been so far. They say not to have sex for at least 24 hours but I am waiting a week to give my body time to adjust to it a little before doing anything else. Just take it easy the week after getting it, let your body adjust. There are a lot of horror stories out there. But there are a lot of good ones too. Everyone reacts differently and maybe you'll love it. If you want to see more than just horror stories check out this link... it has more of the good and bad-not just the bad. And keep in mind people are more likely to make an effort to write a review about a horrible experience than a good one.
I have the mirena also. I had mine placed in 8/09, so I havent had it very long. But i completely love it!! My periods are light and short! I dont have any abnormal spotting in between periods. My family history is horrible with cysts and any other kind of problem, but I love my mirena so far!! The worse part was getting it placed!!! I do not have any kids, so it hurt so much! They told me it will feel like a normal period cramp but omg! I screamed it hurt so bad!! I probably wouldnt do it again knowing the pain I had to go through...but since I already have it... I wouldnt change it for anything! I love the mirena!! Just take some RX pain killers before you get it placed!!
I do not have kids, and insertion was HORRIBLY painful! And I am a pretty tough girl......
I am currently searching online about Mirena and vaginal e. coli infections, which is my current problem. With a Mirena you are much more prone to all kinds of infection. I have taken loads of antibiotics yet the infection persists. I am probably having the device removed soon. I have been miserable recently. I want this problem to go away! UG!
i got the marania and from day one i was in pain but the doc said it would stop eventaully well guess what it never stoped then i found out it was causeing me cycst on my ovarias /sorry cant spell/ well my doc said that they would eventally go away so i didnt get it removed becausen just because u get it removed dosnt mean the cyst gos away my son is 4 yrs old for 3 years i was in and out of the hospital with pain worse that child labor i had 3 kids all natural no pain meds so i know pain and then then i lost my medicaide so now i have hospital bills all over that i cant pay because the told me the cyst were not permanent well guess what i got it removed 1 year ago and i still get cyst on my ovarias i cant have sex with out a condome or the cyst get way worse i cant have kids anymore because of this **** my uteraus is shrinkink because the meds that are released threw the marania and when i went to go get it out and they couldnt find it and for two week i thought i had to have surgery to get it removed well then it came back done and it was removed if ur asking for the truth **** the marania it ***** and could permenatly **** u up for life no joke the pain is horrible i cant takke care of the things that i should when the pain comes it disables me and i miss out on things with my kids cause i balled up on ythe couch crying because their is nothing that makes the painn go away if u ask me the safe way is by an alarm just for ur birth control pill and when that alarm sounds take ur pill thats how i didnt firget o ya my doc put me on a hormanal birthcontrol pill that was to help the cyst go away but that **** dnt work and one more thing wait intell u have a period with that thing in and its like a water fall comeing down i was cooking dinner the first time the bloood started pouring out and i had company over they rushed me to the hospital and they said o u got cyst on ur ovarias well aint that something dont get it!!!!!!!!!!!!!The pain is not worth it and i wish i could have another kid but i cant just because i wanted to wait 5 years now that marania took away something from me i will never get back the abilaty to have a child dont get it dont get it dont get it
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