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#26 White-Lily

Posted 06 March 2012 - 01:10 PM

Was no worse than a pap smear getting it put in. I drove home after and was fine. I think I had a few panadol for some mild cramps but other than that I was fine.

Does it hurt getting taken out?? It was just like a sting. Very quick and a bit of a shock but again felt fine a few minutes after it was out.

dadathome I had my Mirena in for 18 months and it was a nightmare. I will never have one again and even if I considered it DH wouldn't allow it. They were not happy times.
I was a right moody b**ch for pretty much the whole time (DH actually told me a few weeks after getting it out that it was nice to have his wife back  ohmy.gif )
I got my period every month as well.
I had ZERO libido. I was tired ALL THE TIME (and not 'new mum' tried when the baby sleeps 14 hours and was a dream during the day). I had leg cramps, recurring thrush (sorry TMI), hormonal headaches, etc... The list goes on. If it was in the side effects part of the pamphlet I experienced it.
The strings were initially too long and actually cut poor DH. So I had them shorted and they would occasionally poke him. Then they got lost and getting the Mirena taken out was a long process which very nearly ended in surgery.
The mood crash after I got it taken out was pretty awful too.

So it was not good for me. But everyone is different and without trying it you wont know if it will work for your wife.

ETA - DH is most def. getting the snip when we are finished.

Edited by White-Lily, 06 March 2012 - 01:14 PM.


#27 Feraldadathome

Posted 06 March 2012 - 01:21 PM

Thanks Vanessa and White-Lily. I'll get DP to read this thread to see a range of experiences with Mirena.

Maybe it's a matter of try and see?

#28 vanessa71

Posted 06 March 2012 - 01:22 PM

From other threads I've read, it's fantastic for some, like me (I truly love it), yet for others it has been a complete nightmare.

#29 Shellby

Posted 06 March 2012 - 08:01 PM

I had mine inserted under a light GA also, my doctor also did a D&C at the same time to test tissue etc So I wasn't allowed to drive for 24 hours.

As for coming out, didn't hurt at all, just a tug and out it came.

While it was in I loved it. I did have spotting for about 6-8 weeks, but then no AF the whole time which I loved.

Downside for me - I turned into one of the 20% who couldn't get pregnant afterwards. They have only added the % in the last 2 years in their US leaflet, they state 80% of women will be able to get pregnant and return to normal fertility in 12 months of removal, meaning 20% will suffer IF problems. If I had known that 6.5 years ago I would have never had it put in with odds of 2 out of 10 I wouldn't have any more kids.


#30 unicycle

Posted 06 March 2012 - 08:29 PM

my 4yo waited in the same room, i had the curtains drawn over the bed whilst child read a book or coloured in. over and done with in no time at all. went to pick up other child straight after. no biggie.

#31 MegsW

Posted 06 March 2012 - 08:35 PM

Dad at Home - it didn't work for me.  I bled constantly for the whole time I had it in (about 9 months) and it was heavy bleeding.  Needless to say our sex life suffered so I guess the contraception worked in that sense!

I would never have it again, I was miserable the whole time i had it in.  

But I know at least 3 people that it has worked brilliantly!  I was just one of the unlucky ones.

DH will go and get the snip after this baby is here - he is more than happy to get it done once I am ready!


#32 123tree

Posted 06 March 2012 - 08:51 PM

my sister had one put in and found it uncomfortable and painful.  She wished she didn't have to drive home afterwards as she felt so unwell. Based on her experience I'd probably look harder for a baby sitter.

#33 lamarque

Posted 06 March 2012 - 09:35 PM

Wow White-Lily, I never even thought to attribute my monthly three day headaches to the Mirena. Makes sense though. Also no libido  sad.gif

#34 loshto

Posted 07 March 2012 - 03:32 PM

How much does this Mirena cost and how long does it last for? I am thinking of getting an alternative coz at the moment i am on the pill and it has totally killed my sex drive lol

#35 Bart.

Posted 07 March 2012 - 03:36 PM

I had a pap smear done at the same time and that was more uncomfortable than getting the Mirena inserted.  Going home only felt like I had a mild period and it was easy to handle all the mothering responsibilities.  It's been a non-event and I bled briefly a week later and nothing since; it's been almost five months.

ETA: I'm taking motilium and have a mirena so my libido is lower than non-existent.  I thought it just might have been motilium... oh my poor hubby!

Edited by Bartholomew, 07 March 2012 - 03:38 PM.


#36 Ireckon

Posted 07 March 2012 - 03:45 PM

Dadathome - I love the mirena. I don't get the mood swings that I used to get on the pill. Well...I still do get the moods, but not the extremes that the pill gave me.

Pretty much since its been in, AF has been very very light, and only every 3-4 months, so awesome for both me and DH on that count.

A lot of DH's mates have had the snip. It is something we have discussed many times, and he seems willing, but not enough to actively pursue information about it, and as it is his body, it's not something I am going to push. We have 3 kids, and I will get another mirena put back in, in a few months time. We will go back to the pill (and prob condoms as well) as I really don't want to get pg again.

i thinnk with every hormone type contraception, it affects each individual differently, so what works for one may be horrible for the next person. Make sure if you both choose the mirena though, you get it checked at the 6 week mark to make sure it is in properly.




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