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Mirena: Am I crazy or is this IUD really giving me the blues?

I think my Mirena IUD may be the ultimate explanation for my drop off in mood, motivation and energy levels over the last sixteen months. I need some insight from other Mirena users, both past and current. [more inside]
posted by nightrecordings on Jul 15, 2016 - 18 answers

Contraception while breastfeeding, PCOS, hypothyroid, overweight

Looking for contraception that works while breastfeeding and could even help PCOS or at least not make it worse. Other possibly relevant info: on levotheroxine for underactive thyroid, overweight, irregular periods, might be treated with metformin in the future. My healthcare provider for this proposes cerazette, mirena, or a copper coil. I'll meet her tomorrow to discuss. Any advice, experience or questions I should ask?
posted by meijusa on Mar 30, 2016 - 12 answers

Can I get another IUD...

... if I got the first one removed semi-arbitrarily? [more inside]
posted by stoneandstar on Feb 9, 2016 - 11 answers

How long did you have your Mirena IUD in for?

I've been having more spotting and "breakthrough bleeding" recently, and I'm wondering if this has to do with my Mirena getting "older." Are there any signs that it's time to get a new one? [more inside]
posted by madonna of the unloved on Sep 17, 2015 - 9 answers

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

Unprotected sex after second mirena insertion.

My doctor didn't know the answer to this, looked at me deadpan, and said "you can wait". Obviously. I'm just curious though, having immediately replaced one mirena with another, is there still the prerequisite seven day alternative contraceptive wait time?
posted by Marinara on Jun 5, 2015 - 12 answers

Will the Mirena IUD make my brain explode?

I'm on track to getting the Mirena IUD within the next month or so, because I have insanely heavy periods. I know lots of people who have it and love it, but I have one worry -- I get migraines with aura, and am concerned that the Mirena might makes them worse. A bit more detail inside... [more inside]
posted by sarcasticah on Jun 3, 2015 - 21 answers

Birth control is driving me up the wall.

Can the Mirena IUD cause joint/back/neck pain, sore tendons, or clicking joints? A great deal of elaboration within. [more inside]
posted by easter queen on Jun 3, 2015 - 15 answers

The worms crawl in and the worms crawl out

I am having a weird symptom lately that I don't know whether to attribute to depression, anxiety, or aging. Namely, I can't stop thinking about death and dying. I'm 26 and I am constantly thinking about how I could die at any moment and time is running out for me (and my loved ones). [more inside]
posted by easter queen on May 8, 2015 - 10 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

What could happen if an expired Mirena IUD is not removed?

I currently have a Mirena IUD inserted which is about 3 or so years out of date. What are the health implications if I don't have it removed soon? I am 47.
posted by anonymous on Feb 3, 2015 - 10 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

Why has my period come back?

This is a question about the Mirena IUD and my period. Don't click if you don't want to talk about bleeding and IUDs. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 3, 2014 - 10 answers

How to start an (awkward) conversation about my IUD

I had an IUD (Mirena) inserted about a month ago. I recently met someone new (yay!), he's great (yay!), and it seems that sexytimes are soon to be had (yay!). I think I need to talk with him about my IUD, though, and I don't know how. [more inside]
posted by singlesock on May 20, 2014 - 18 answers

Cherry angioma and IUD...any connection?

I assume that's what all these bright pink/red flecks are, though they aren't exactly round and are not raised at all; completely flush with the skin. Anyway, they came on all of a sudden within a week or two of getting the Mirena. Historically I used combination pill then NuvaRing and never had these appear. Should I be concerned? Is it possible they have anything to do with the IUD?
posted by Pomo on May 1, 2014 - 9 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

Trampoline + uterus.

What did I just do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 27, 2013 - 16 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

Contraception conundrum

Long story short, I had a very bad experience with the Mirena iud and now considering the Nuvaring. Wondering if this is a bad idea.... [more inside]
posted by kudra23 on Apr 26, 2013 - 27 answers

Mirena IUD: Will the spotting ever cease?

IUD Filter: How long should I wait for my Mirena IUD to 'settle down'? TMI inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 22, 2012 - 14 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

I also HATE using tampons, pads leak, and menstrual cups freak me out with an IUD

Oh wise Metafilter IUD users, please tell me your experiences switching from a Paragard to a Mirena. [more inside]
posted by c'mon sea legs on Aug 5, 2012 - 12 answers

Managing IUD insertion and post-insertion pain

IUD insertion pain: please help me plan for handling it. I'm extremely sensitive to pain (especially right now, given recent medical history), but my doctors and I agree I need a Mirena IUD. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 3, 2012 - 33 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

What is causing my pelvic pain?

I'm having pelvic pain. You are not my doctor. I have an appointment next week, but would like to go prepared. Can you help? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 28, 2012 - 14 answers

Non-disposable menstruating with an IUD/IUS

Is it possible to use a menstrual cup with an IUD/IUS? alternatively, what are my options for re-usable pads and how does one handle dirty pads at work, etc? [more inside]
posted by jb on Jan 26, 2012 - 29 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

the question is, how *much* will the IUD hurt my cervix this time?

Tell me how IUD replacement compares with first-time insertion of an IUD. [more inside]
posted by kataclysm on Oct 17, 2011 - 21 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

Get this thing out of me?

I am experiencing serious mood-swings and insecurities. Just got Mirena IUD put in a few weeks ago. Could it be the hormones, and how do I manage without destroying my relationship? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 22, 2011 - 12 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

Prince Albert + IUD = trouble?

Prince Albert + IUD = trouble? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 21, 2010 - 14 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

The condition of my condition

Oh, my god. I've had a nearly month-long period after a Mirena insertion. I've been to the doctor and everything is seemingly fine - but I would like recommendations on how to deal. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 13, 2009 - 22 answers

Gynecologists in NYC who will order a Mirena IUD

Gynecologists in NYC who will order a Mirena IUD for me? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 19, 2009 - 11 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

Is initial weight loss usually difficult?

Is it common for the first month or more of a diet and exercise program to yield little weight loss? [more inside]
posted by Pantengliopoli on Mar 6, 2008 - 28 answers

Period-free for life?

I'd like to suppress my menstrual period for the next twenty years. Is this a good idea? [more inside]
posted by crazycanuck on Feb 27, 2008 - 37 answers

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