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 )
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.