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Any Other’s Who Have Or Had A Mirena IUD And Thoughts On It?

Any Other’s Who Have Or Had A Mirena IUD And Thoughts On It?

SOS, I need advice and personal stories. I’ve had Mirena for about two years now. I simply wanted it for its sole purpose as birth control. Due to insurance issues and what not, mirena covered my IUD for me so i was limited to options as to which IUD was good or best for me. I tried a bunch of different birth control pills before and I hated every single one of them. I either bled every two weeks, gained excessive weight, or was a moody b*tch. My mom still thinks my moods swings may be cauased… read more

A myPCOSteam Member said:

I had my firat Mirena IUD for too long, but i had no issues and if anything it was what kepy my PCOS symptoms at bay for so long. I got mine out due to it being overdue and being worried about it messing stuff up down there, because i have heard horror stories. My second one i only had for a year but im pretty positive it caused me to have yeast infections for almost a year, after i got it out they stopped. Once the progesterone from it wore off the PCOS kicked in. I never had a period with the Mirena and it was a better option than the pill...but my gyno recommended a combo pill once i was diagnosed that, was hell at first, seems to have helped level me out. Ive never been able to handle the pill, but this one seems to be okay..its called Lolo and its a newer one. Maybe ask about it if you are considering getting your IUD removed. I also wanted to bleed 'like a normal girl', which was part of why i didnt get a third IUD...but thanks to pcos, it just wont happen for me.

posted almost 3 years ago
A myPCOSteam Member said:

I have had Skyla a hormonal IUD since March 6, 2018. I do notice that I still get pms symptoms around my period, but my periods are very light to non-existent. My obgyn office stressed to me that I probably won’t have a period once when I have had the iud for a while. I had an ultrasound done recently and my endometrial lining is very thin which means that the iud is working. One of the purposes of the iud is to keep your lining thin to prevent you from having a fertilized egg implant. Once when it comes out your lining builds and your period comes back. This iud has helped a lot with my spotting caused from my PCOS. I would not bleed for 3 days a month it was annoying.

Birth control pills prevent you from ovulating. My obgyn stresses to me that I should be on the pill to prevent me from having cysts form. I’ve tried the pill more than once and I get crazy on it.

posted almost 3 years ago
A myPCOSteam Member said:

Hi, so with Mirena you could most likely not have cycles as the Mirena causes your endometrium lining not to buikd up. Hormones are low and since the IUD is in your uterus so you should not be having any side effects such as weight gain or PMS. With Mirena you are not having the same effect as a pill would as it is only progesterone and no estrogen. Once you have the IUD taken out you could get pregnant within two cycles as your lining builds up again. No harm to you for Trying to conceive after having an IUD. Contact your physician if you feel you are not comfortable with the IUD and to discuss your mood swings. Hope this helped.

posted almost 3 years ago
A myPCOSteam Member said:

Iud I was on before yes for me I was moody.

posted almost 3 years ago
A myPCOSteam Member said:

I have one. Getting it put in was incredibly painful. Otherwise, I haven't had problems with it personally. It hasn't made me gain weight and hasn't largely affected my mood in any noticeable way.

posted almost 3 years ago
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