Originally Posted by miz_macoo
You guys are all so lucky!! Ever since I had mirena inserted I've had random crampy pains and my hair is sooooooooooooo greasy it needs to be washed EVERY day!! I used to only need to wash it every 3-4 days. It's also been falling out HEAPS! About triple the amount it used to. And I have very thin hair and not a lot of it so any hair loss is BAD!!
OMG!!! I thought I was crazy! I have had the Mirena in for 2yrs now and my hair has been sooo extremely greasy and has also been falling out in clumps. Just like you I used to not have to wash my hair for about 3 or 4 days and it was fine. My hair was never this thin before, I mean I didn't have a huge amount but way more than I have now. I couldn't figure out what was going on, and then the other day (duh, I should have done this before I had it put in) I started researching it and found so many blog sites where people were describing all of the same symptoms I was having! Anxiety, depression, weight gain, extremely sluggish, 90% of the time, hair loss, hair growth, ON MY FACE!!! WTH! Really bad cramping, increased craving for sweets. That was never me, I never even liked sweets! And now you saying about the greasy hair, it's crazy. So needless to say I have made my appointment to have this EVIL thing removed, and I can't wait! The only disappointing thing is that there are almost no none hormonal contreception methods out there that are as effective to switch to, which really sucks.
So I guess back to condoms it is because I do not want to feel like this ever again. I just want to be hormone free for a while and pray I start to feel like my old self again. Oh, and one more thing, not to tell so much of my business but I have to say this. Since I've have this in I've had infection on top of infection on top of infection. I would get get a yeast infection then right after that a bacterial infection and then so on and so forth every couple of months. It was to the point where I actually thought I might be allergic to my BF's penis! Stupid, I know, but I just couldn't explain it any other way. So anyways, that is my story and thank you for listening, I can not wait to have this removed!