Okay, this is just my experiance, I am sure this isn't the case for all who use this form of bc...I had dd in 12/05 and got the Mirena in early March. Had minimal spotting, one three day period in the first month. The following months I had HORRIFIC pms
: , cramps, bloating, headaches, backache, etc.
I also have not been able to lose weight, which is VERY unusual for me.(I used to be a model and the like and I admit, I am a touch vain
) Even w/ eating well and exercise...no weight loss (I am however bf'ing so I couldn't 'crash diet' or anything like that.
I also have been so terribly moody...it had gotten to the point that I thought I had PPD....libido is next to nothing...
My skin has been more oily since Mirena...lucky for me I use good products. I had better skin when I was a teen than since IUD.
Alrighty...those of you who are still with me
...here is the topper: having Mirena is responsible for me being diagnosed w/ PID (=pelvic inflammitory diesese). I had noticed over the past 6+ weeks that I had a low grade fever, was very tired (whether my children ran me down or not), and just had a lame disposition. I felt like I couldn't get out of the slump!
The other big thing I noticed was that sex HURT LIKE HECK (and then some)....I finally called my doc/obgyn after taking my temp for almost two weeks and having a fever every day, every time. (For those of you who are poopooing me right now for not going in sooner...like pretty much all the rest of you, I have a demanding life, and everyone else comes before momma)
I had to go to Urgent Care and they diagnosed PID. They also tried to convince me that I MUST have multiple sex partners or that my guy (who I've been with for several years...dd's daddy) MUST be cheating on me. I have no risk factors except the IUD. none. period.
Last week I had the Mirena removed (fyi...those things cost over $700) and here it is less than two weeks later and I feel SO much better...emotionally anyway (still having some cramping)....I felt happier after just a few days.
So anyway, that's my story...I left out some details and such (don't laugh
)but, there it is...Thanks for reading and good luck with your decisions! c
ps...the not having periods thing is supreme