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Has Anyone Had Luck With An Implant Like The Mirena ?

Has Anyone Had Luck With An Implant Like The Mirena ?

My doctor at school suggested that one but my doctor back home said it's only good for people who've have children. Anyone have experience with the mirena?

A MyEndometriosisTeam Member said:

I've had 3 mirenas now over 12 years and have had no problem whatsoever. The first one took a couple of months to settle and gradually overtime I never got my period. I had it taken out last week so will be interesting to see how I feel. I've heard lots of stories about them going wrong and needing up in the wrong place but I suggest doing your homework and getting a specialist gyno put it in
Good luck!

posted about 4 years ago
A MyEndometriosisTeam Member said:

I had one in for about 5 months after my excision surgery as my surgeon suggested it would be the best thing for me. My body rejected it and I had to have it out, however it really does depend on the person. Some people love them, some people hate them. The best thing is you can just take it out, it took 10 seconds and then I didn't have to worry about it again.

posted about 4 years ago
A MyEndometriosisTeam Member said:

Yes and no. I got a mirena IUD about a year ago. I barely had periods to begin with but now I have none which is nice. It eliminates the pain from a period. However it hasn't helped with my day to day pain. It did take a long time to settle though which was annoying. You could be bleeding for months once it gets put it. I also had to be put under anesthesia to get it put in because the first time they tried, it was excruciatingly painful and they couldn't get it in. I do realize that having any sedation or anesthesia is very rare for this though so I wouldn't expect it. But you could ask. After the first attempt failed, I asked for it.

posted almost 2 years ago
A MyEndometriosisTeam Member said:

I have not had a great experience.. it can take up to a year to settle and so far I feel like it is not worth it. I bleed two weeks out of a month.. still have pelvic and back pain. However everyone is difference and experiences hormones differently! I would try other forms of birth control and pain management before going the mirena route, but if you've exhausted all other options then give it a shot! You can always have it removed if it's not working for you.

posted about 4 years ago
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