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Mirena

Hello,
       I am 47 years old and suffer from long excessive periods!  My doctor is suggesting Mirena.  I am on medication for HBP.  I also have high cholesterol.  I don't think this is a good idea.  My doctor said that my bp was good and that shouldn't be a factor.  I have moved from Ohio to NC and have a new doctor and just need a second opinion-Yours!  Thank you in advance.
                                                                                                           Paula
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Hello,

The Mirena can be an excellent way to improve menorrhagia (excessive menstrual bleeding). The hormone in it, Progesterone, thins the uterine lining making periods lighter and in 20-30% of women there periods end after 1-2 years (which some women like, some don't).  Also, it won't affect your blood pressure.

However, there are other ways to address menorrhagia.  Talk to your ob/gyn about all of your options and decide which is best for you.

Best regards,

Dr. Downing
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Hi, i had similar symptons to yourself,, started on northisterone tablets to help with blood loss...Then had Mirena coil fitted, it took over 6 months to notice a benefit from it but now excessive bleeding has stopped and also am regular without the spotting and breakthrough bleeding i used to have...My personal opinion is,, best thing i had done!

hope this has helped and good luck xx

from Paula x
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