I had the mirena inserted exactly 2 weeks and 1 day ago. I have bled and cramped every, single day since then. Sometimes, for a few hours, it will go down to spotting, but then it will ramp back up to bleeding. I feel weak and shaky at times.
It was recommended to me by the nurse practioner at my well woman exam. She sounded so positive about it-- when I asked about drawbacks, she said that there were none; that she wished every woman would get them. I paid 850 out of pocket (which is a lot of money for us, or I think I would have it removed already!).
I called the nurse, and she said that irregular bleeding was normal for the first 3-6 months. I hardly call this irregular, this is more like constant! What would you do? If I'm still having bleeding, is it likely that I will be in the 3-6 month category?
I really thought going on some sort of birth control would be freeing, but this is awful. And I feel terrible that I've just thrown 850$ down the drain. :(