Mirena Type of Birth Control, Breast Tenderness, Mess With Your Mind, Bad Experience, Having a Baby
I posted on this website about a month ago and it's time for an update: Earlier today I got my Mirena removed. After reading so many posts on this website and other sites I found. I really thought long and hard about whether or not to take it out. I ... more »
I posted on this website about a month ago and it's time for an update:
Earlier today I got my Mirena removed. After reading so many posts on this website and other sites I found. I really thought long and hard about whether or not to take it out. I realized that no women should have to go through all this pain and suffering just from birth control. I understand that having a baby is a huge responsibility, but there are other methods that won't destroy your body and mess with your mind. My fiance also gave me some encouragement and told me he hates seeing me suffer and that my happiness is worth more to him that having or not having sex. So I made an appointment and today my Mirena was removed.
I told my Dr. all of the symptoms I was having (weight gain, headaches, severe cramps, breast tenderness,) and how they didn't start until after the Mirena was inserted. She said that if I didn't notice everything until after then there is a high chance it is from the Mirena. She also told me that in the past month there were three other patients who asked to have there Mirena removed due to the same side effects. She told me she was looking into it to see if maybe there was a bad batch of Mirena, or if maybe a local Dr. isn't inserting them correctly. She was very supportive of my decision and she also said no one should have to suffer, not willingly at least.
The removal was pain free for me. I hardly even felt the stupid thing come out. (my dr. did show it to me though, she said most people who have a bad experience like to look at it and see that is actually out) So far, about 8 hours later I haven't had any bleeding. My doctor said my periods should come back as normal, or pretty close to it. She also told me that I should give it at least 3 months to see if things go back to the way I was before the Mirena.
Unfortunately, when I asked my Dr. what type of birth control I should look into using after I give my body a break she told me anything with hormones is probably going to give me the same type of side effects, but we shall cross that bridge when we come to it.
I will update everyone in a few weeks time and let you know how life after Mirena is. =)