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post #21 of 24
It was uncomfortable going in. Definitely made me catch my breath. But I drove back to work 10 minutes later and was fine the rest of the day. I was weirdly "aware" of it, though. It literally felt like there was something just sitting inside me. Of course I got mine on a regular cycle, no post-partum insertion here, so possible that if you're getting it pp your uterus won't be such a tight fit and it wouldn't feel strange? <shrugs> That sensation faded over a few days and I don't notice it anymore.

I think I had some very light bleeding over the next few days and then I never had another period. I've had it in for 2 years now.

No weight or libido issues here, which was a welcome relief since I *did* have those issues on depo-provera.

DH has never had any issues getting poked by strings. We're horrible at remembering to check for them, too.

Definitely the best form of birth control I've ever had. Absolutely zero hassle, I don't have to remember anything (except checking the dang strings, oh well), and no side effects to date. I'll be going back to Mirena when I need bc again.
post #22 of 24
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Originally Posted by aeterna View Post
We're horrible at remembering to check for them, too.

Definitely the best form of birth control I've ever had. Absolutely zero hassle, I don't have to remember anything (except checking the dang strings, oh well), and no side effects to date.
I can't stress it enough! EVERYONE CHECK YOUR STRINGS! You don't want to know the stress of finding your strings missing strings and a positive pregnancy test (and not knowing how long those strings have been missing)! Trust me!!
post #23 of 24
I had my Mirena out in October. Didn't hurt for more than a few seconds- MUCH easier than going in!!
And I've already ovulated, so the hormones appear to exit immediately. I'd give it a mostly positive review after 1 year and 2 months as a Mirena user.
post #24 of 24
I've had my Mirena for about 8 months and I have no complaints. I'd rather not use anything but I need to avoid conception for at least a year due to a medical issue, and the Mirena beats the heck out of the pill, at least in my experience. I did not find the insertion awful. The speculum was worse than the insertion, and I didn't even have cramping afterward.

The midwife recommended taking ibuprofen an hour before the visit, which I did and might have helped. She said the new recommendation is to start taking it 24 hours before insertion and take it every 6 hours until insertion.

At any rate, I had some heavy bleeding for two weeks and felt a bit PMSy for a few weeks but I feel normal and healthy now, and I have fairly regular, light periods now. I like the Mirena better than any other BC I've used (diaphragm, pill, condoms, contraceptive film.)
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