I had my mirena placed two years ago, right after dd 4 was born. I have not had one single period since then, so it has been over 3 years since I have had a period. I was never able to completely lose my baby weight after the mirena was inserted and I have gained 20+ pounds in the last year. I am super hormonal, and have all the symptoms of thyroid disorder, but my blood work comes up clear, and now my vision is deteriorating rapidly, (I got new glasses less than 6 months ago, and I need new ones now). After doing research online, it looks like all of these symptoms can be attributed to the mirena, and I just really want it gone so I am having it taken out tomorrow, but my question is, what do I use now?
I have no luck on BCP, I have 2 pill babies. I have also had depo, and while it was awesome while I was on it, I bled for 2 months when I stopped getting it, and my next child was born with severe disabilites. (It is most likely totally unrelated, but I just don't want to take the risk, y/k?) I don't trust myself enough to chart reliably either. So, what else is out there that works? I really don't want to end up with another surprise, but I can't do mirena any longer.