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#1 Cat Burglar

Posted 07 January 2013 - 08:14 PM

I have done a search but couldnt find this specific question

Was wondering if anybody has been on both the mirena and the mini-pill while breastfeeding and whether the effects were very similar. I had the mini pill after DD1 and no ill effects, however I want to try the mirena this time as its more reliable and Im not looking to get pregnant again in a hurry. I believe they are actually the same hormone.

Any experiences appreciated

#2 Cat Burglar

Posted 26 January 2013 - 07:56 PM

bumping this up... has anybody been on both?

#3 pippityroo

Posted 26 January 2013 - 08:03 PM

I was on the mini pill for a few short months after my first baby. It wasn't too bad, but I'd never use it again. I'll never know if it was the cause, but I had an ectopic pregnancy a month or so after I stopped taking it. So I'll never use it again.

I got the mirena in almost 3 months ago, and it's fantastic. I love it. Had no problems or side effects so far.

Edited by PippityRoo, 26 January 2013 - 08:04 PM.

#4 BetteBoop

Posted 26 January 2013 - 08:17 PM

Yes, I've been on both.

I was on the mini pill years ago due to hormonal irregularities. It was great for about 5 months, then I got acne, weight gain and migraines. One day at work, I had blurred vision. I went to the GP and stopped taking it after that.

For years I was on nothing.

I've been on Mirena for 8 months. I love it. It's changed my life. I used to have extremely heavy periods and terrible PMT. I got physically sick with every period because I would be so run down.

Now, I get no symptoms of anything. No sore boobs or ovulation pains. No mood swings or migraines. I have put on maybe 2-3 kilos, but even then it could be a change of lifestyle rather than my contraception.

I love Mirena.

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