Any one use Mirena?
Posted Sun Aug 21, 2011 10:48 AM
Has any one used the Mirena IUD how was it?
Posted Sun Aug 21, 2011 10:52 AM
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Posted Wed Aug 24, 2011 07:11 AM
i was on the pill for 4 or 5 years and never fell pregnant on it
hope this helps
Posted Wed Aug 24, 2011 08:40 AM
- I don't even think about taking pills of any sort, so I know there won't be any worries if I missed the pill one day.
- I used to have very heavy and painful periods... When I first had it "installed" (yep, that's the term the gyno used) my periods became lighter, then I started to miss periods to the point that I would only get them twice a year. Now, all I get are traces of pink and nothing that I could consider a period.
- I have never had any type of reaction to the Mirena, be physical or emotional...
- Due to the way the Mirena works, she will be more prone to STI/STD's, which in a strictly monogamous situation is not a problem. However, if you're willing to go beyond that, make sure there is an extra level of protection as she will be prone to infections more easily.
- In terms of pregnancies... I suppose it's fool proof. In the event that she gets pregnant, it will be an ectopic pregnancy, and so a prophylactic abortion would have to be performed, which in the end means no pregnancy.
- The active hormone used in the Mirena will cause her naturally lubrication to thicken... This means she'll become a little dryer during intercourse. Personally, I have never used any type of extra lubrication, but I'm reaching the point where I think I should.
- I would consult a reputable gynecologist in the case of a woman who has never had children. I had my children before I had it installed, and I'm not planning to have any more, and I'm practically just sitting here waiting for my menopause.
- You should also have it installed with the best gynecologist you can find. Don't let a family physician do it.
- You have to replace the Mirena every 5 years... As I mentioned, there is a thickening of the vaginal fluids with the Mirena, and that may create a plug that would give some problems when you have to replace it. I actually had to go through a 2-minute surgical procedure to have it done... Nothing major, but a bit of an annoyance.
That's all I could come up with right now, let me know if you have more questions...
This post has been edited by Olive: Wed Aug 24, 2011 08:40 AM
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