June 22, 2009


should be spelled M.I.R.E.N.N.A. and stand for:

Everyday bleeding
And frequent attacks on significant other

I gotta say I am not a fan thus far. The reason I decided to use Mirena is because I need a birth control method I can tolerate (I barf if I take the pill) and that will successfully take away my periods because of my endometriosis. But so far I am not impressed with this little 'T' shaped device from h---. Ever since I got the evil little thing inserted I have been spotting non-stop (which in all honesty was expected but come on, enough already!), I get headaches, nausea, and feel like I have no energy, my last period was actually 9 (nine!) days long, I feel anxious/paranoid-
a bit "Beautiful Mind"-ish certain times of day, and worst of all I am kind of freaking Nick out with my mood swings. Sometimes he looks at me like "who are you and what have you done with my wife?" It's so sad. A couple weekends ago was probably the scariest episode yet because I was about to start my period. To say I was a bit emotional was the understatement of the year. The picture below is a pretty good indication of my general disposition (and what Nick had to put up with):

So I have my 1 month check-up tomorrow and I am seriously considering having it removed. I just want my old, chillaxin', self back - as well as a husband that doesn't feel like he is walking on egg shells around me. :)

Has anyone else used Mirena and had similar experiences? Do the side effects eventually go away? ANY advice is much appreciated!


Rachel said...
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Jessie said...

I totally had Mirena. I hated it too for the first 6 weeks. I bled the whole time. By the time my 6wk check-up came along, I was also considering having it removed. Then a couple days before it, all bleeding and cramping and such stopped, and it was AWESOME after that. That's just me, though. I'd say give it 6-7 weeks, and then decide. But I didn't have nausea or some of your other symptoms, so... Do what you gotta do. Sorry it's been such a pain.
I hate hormonal consequences. SO unfair!

Kristina said...

Oh man, that sucks! I have a non-hormonal IUD and it's amazing. I went crazy (like what you're currently experiencing) on the ring. I would say switch to the paragard (non-hormonal) iud, but it won't stop your periods. :( I'm sorry you're having such a hard time. I hope it gets worked out!