I am new to this site and I have been scanning through previous topics debating on whether or not I should get my IUD removed. I had it put in three weeks ago and it was the most painful experience I've ever had. It took two attempts and a cervical block to finally get it in. I cramped badly for two days after and then didn't have much cramping after that so I was overall satisfied BUT I've noticed a major decrease in my sex drive when we do have intercourse it is painful and not as enjoyable and I have this "brain fog" where I feel totally out of it most of the time and then there are these heart palpitations and anxiety episodes. I figured the mood stuff has to do with the hormones so I have tried to overlook all of it and then..yesterday out of nowhere I started feeling some burning with urination and I thought I might have been a little dehydrated so I increased my fluids. Within two hours I was having severe discomfort and the symptoms of a raging UTI. Luckily I was able to get the doctor after hours to prescribe me some antibiotics (not without fussing at me for calling him after hours first though) Anyway I've been taking the meds and feeling a little better but I decided to google "Mirena and UTI" and lo and behold! a whole string of articles on a possible link between the IUD and chronic UTI infections. I was wondering if any of you out there have had a similar experience with Mirena. I am seriously considering getting it removed and if there is a connection to the UTI I will definitely be getting it removed. I don't mess around with UTIs it is not worth it to me!
On a similar note..is there a natural method that is effective? I used cyclebeads(standard days method) for three months and LOVED it but on the forth month got lazy and ended up pregnant but miscarried at 9 weeks. Thats when my OBGYN suggested the Mirena and told me there weren't ANY side effects so of course I thought "oh how wonderful!" but unfortunately that has not been my experience so far and it seems to me that other women are having issues with it too. :(