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Mirena: what am I in for?

I'm strongly considering getting an IUD of the Mirena or Skyla variety. I haven't used hormonal birth control in nearly twenty years. What am I in for? Bonus: did Mirena decrease your sex drive or make you moody? [more inside]
posted by tapir-whorf on Aug 20, 2015 - 51 answers

Off Skyla and onto the pill. Which one is making me feel like shit?

Depressed, teary and listless since quitting Skyla and starting generic loestrin about two weeks ago. Which of these two changes is more likely to be the culprit? Looking for others' experience with these drugs. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 12, 2015 - 9 answers

What's my best option for birth control?

My doctor wants to put me on hormonal birth control to help with some health issues I've been having, but I have concerns about the side effects. I'm scared and in pain. Please help me figure out my options (special snowflakes aplenty below)... [more inside]
posted by ananci on Apr 29, 2015 - 20 answers

Paragard, please let me love you.

So I had my first IUD inserted on Thursday. I'm wondering, about, um . . . discharge. [more inside]
posted by sevensnowflakes on Aug 23, 2014 - 12 answers

Mysterious Mirena migration

After a year and a half of trusty service, my Mirena IUD seems to have been sucked into unknown parts of my uterus, taking its strings with it and leaving me with dull cramps 24/7. Has this happened to you or anyone you know? [more inside]
posted by Maarika on Jul 31, 2014 - 14 answers

Depression vs. IUD

I've been dealing with depression for years. I can't tell if it's worse because of my birth control. Help? [more inside]
posted by themaskedwonder on Dec 15, 2013 - 11 answers

Cervical barriers and rough sex

After years of experimenting with different types of birth control, I have an appointment to get fitted for a cervical cap. I'm curious to hear from other women who use this method how effective it is during rough sex and deep penetration. I know it's supposed to create a suction around the cervix, but how easy is it to be dislodged? Also curious about diaphragm and the Lea contraceptive. [more inside]
posted by E3 on Jul 3, 2013 - 4 answers

Reluctantly giving up my HBC pills -- have questions about the Mirena

I'm a 29-year-old female who's been on birth control pills for 13 years, with one six-month break in the middle. Due to a recent medical diagnosis, my PCP is concerned about my continued use of this medication and has suggested I consider a Mirena IUD. I have questions. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 18, 2013 - 26 answers

Mirena and acne... is it forever?

IUDs and acne. How long should I wait before seeking serious acne treatment? Will the hormone acne subside? [more inside]
posted by two lights above the sea on Oct 17, 2012 - 16 answers


[BC filter] Will an IUD (Mirena) be a good option when I didn't like the Nuvaring? Particularly, it lowered my libido and gave me mood swings. [more inside]
posted by DoubleLune on Mar 9, 2012 - 18 answers

Mirena and Fertility Awareness

This may be naive: is there any way to have my fertility tested while I have a Mirena inserted? [more inside]
posted by swingbraid on Jan 30, 2012 - 11 answers

Headaches, depression, moodiness, PMS: Microgynon or Mirena

My hormones were a mess and 6 months ago my doctor suggested birth control pills to regulate them. I was put on Yasmin, and that worked great, I felt much better overall, except for the debilitating headaches once a month. I tried skipping the stop/placebo week, but that didn't work at all (severe headache and long breakthrough bleeding), and so much headache every month is not an option. [more inside]
posted by blub on Dec 6, 2011 - 8 answers

Ditch the doc?

Am I wrong to want to ditch my doctor for this? [more inside]
posted by futureisunwritten on Oct 4, 2011 - 45 answers

What time is it? It's BABY TIME! ...we hope!

Has anyone here had experience with conception post-IUD? Is there anything I should know ahead of time, or start doing a few months in advance to smooth the transition? How long after removal will fertility return? [more inside]
posted by kitarra on Feb 16, 2011 - 15 answers

Want an IUD...but which one?

Have you used either of the IUD forms of birth control? Great! Help me out! [more inside]
posted by Eicats on Oct 25, 2010 - 45 answers

Experiences with the Mirena IUD?

Firsthand experience with the Mirena IUD, especially after being on the pill? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 16, 2009 - 29 answers

Too small for Mirena IUD

Why don't they make a special IUD that's a better size for nulliparous women? Is there anything I can do about the fact that I'm too small? [more inside]
posted by slow graffiti on Aug 22, 2008 - 10 answers

If Mirena IUD strings are "tucked back", what keeps them from poking ME?

If Mirena IUD strings are "tucked back", what keeps them from poking ME? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 8, 2008 - 9 answers

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