Mirena Sensitive Kind, Initial Pain, Gaining Weight, Bloating, What the Heck
I found this site the other day as I was looking around the internet to see if other people had been experiencing severe bloating and weight gain. OMG- I can not believe how many other side effects I have and did not realize they all began after the ... more »
I found this site the other day as I was looking around the internet to see if other people had been experiencing severe bloating and weight gain. OMG- I can not believe how many other side effects I have and did not realize they all began after the insertion of Mirena.
My story- I had Mirena inserted 2 months ago. I decided to go off birth control as I have been on it for so many years. I was not having a period on the birth control and thought my body needed a break from it. The DR recommended Mirena and was very excited for me to try it. I googled Mirena before I had it inserted and it seemed like it would be great.Let's start with the insertion....THE MOST PAINFUL THING EVER! The DR told me that my cervix was on the smaller side of small (I have no children) and he seemed stressed when he was putting it in because he had a very hard time placing it. They ended up giving me a local and that did help numb the area, however it did not help much. I left the office like feeling terrible. My cramps were so severe that I went home and immediately went to bed. The cramps lasted for days and I spotted quite heavily.
After the initial pain, I then noticed I was bloated. I don't mean a little bloated- I mean it looks like I ate about 12 pizzas and drank 5 cases of beer. It was insane. The bloating continued to stay with me and my tummy was very sensitive-- kind of like "don't touch me there" kind of feeling.
Then I began to notice I was gaining weight. I gave up fast food and was eating healthier than I had in ages. I started thinking-- well, maybe I am getting older and my metabolism is slowing down? I am almost 39 and just was not sure if that was it. Cut to my pants getting tighter and tighter and me asking myself-- "what the heck is going on here?"
I then recently had this flu that has been going around and after day 10 of it went to the DR. Well, we all know they want to weigh you for EVERYTHING....so they did and I couldnt believe how much I weighed! I have gained about 10 pounds since this was inserted!
Now, it may sound vain, but i thought i would go on line and see if anyone else had this bloating and weight gain. I thought this HAD to be what was happening as it was the only thing that had changed in the last 3 months.
What I found astonished me....not only are you all gaining weight, experiencing bloating...BUT all these other side effects that I have also and didn't realize they also came on after the insertion of Mirena!
I have: bloating, weight gain, migraines, severe night sweats, tender breasts, insomnia, increased anxiety and heart palps, mood swings, PMS like nobodies business, painful intercourse ( I thought this would go away and never did), loss of sex drive, acne on my chest, back, neck & ears; spotting that last for days and days. These are all things I NEVER had before Mirena. I am totally freaked out now and made an appt to have this little demon removed!
I am nervous to have it removed as it was SO TERRIBLY painful to put in. I would love feedback from anyone that has had it out-- good or bad.
I can not believe how many side effects I have from this thing. I have been on Birth Control for so many years and NOTHING has ever done all this to me.
And the icing on the cake...the DR had me pay upfront for the insertion- $700 or so before they billed insurance. My insurance did end up covering it but still after 3 mos I have yet to see the reimbursement check from the Dr's office. That was a first for me-- paying up front and then billing my insurance. They say they do it with all IUD's because not ever insurance carrier covers them...yeah right. Prob because so many people have them removed so quickly after that they want their money straight away!
We are newlyweds (less than 1 year) and although we are on the fence if we want children, I would like our marriage to be strong. Having this thing sure doesn't help-- I am a bitch, I don't want to be touched, I am so drenched in sweat when I wake up, I have acne, I am getting chubby, and to top it off I have no sex drive and I am moody. My poor husband-- he is probably thinking "what the heck did I sign up for??!!!"
Thank you to all that have posted. I can see that I am not alone!!