Originally Posted by hollytheteacher
hmm...I might ask my dr. about that...doesn't seem to have quite as a risk of milk decreasing...my only question/concern is that Dh and I def want to TTC summer '10 and i'm wondering if it is worth the cost/insertion/removal for a year when it's good for five years...
if you have insurance, you may want to look into whether the insurance would cover it. I had to do some prodding because my insurance generally covers it only once every five years for birth control, but I called and asked if there was exception if it was used to treat a medical condition rather than for birth control...and there was! I mentioned this to my ob's office and they resubmitted it the paperwork (including the diagnosis of endo) and the insurance covered it.
In terms of the insertion and removal, aside from the fact that it was a visit to the doctor's office, I found it very easy and not very painful (certainly a lot less painful than endo!).
Feel free to PM if you'd like to chat more or have questions.
PS Have you used birth control pills in the past to treat your endo? In my experience, they are pretty standard as one of the first suggestions for treatment for endo, but I am one of several folks I know (and from what I've read) for whom they did not help at all. Plus I had lots of yucky side effects. The Mirena's not perfect (and also doesn't work for everyone), but--especially if you don't know if the birth control pill will work for your endo--it might be worth a try before the birth control pills as it doesn't have the same issues with lowering milk supply.