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Old 09-10-2010, 09:14 PM   #1
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Default Mirena IUD

So after years of playing around with different medicine combinations to try to get me to have a period, it looks like I'm going to have a Mirena IUD (5 yr birth control basically) implanted, basically to help prevent cancer and help me shed the lining regularly. Anyway, I'm wondering how it's worked or not worked for everyone....side effects?

Note: In most cases, birth control is a last resort when someone has PCOS so before deciding it's for you, make sure you've exhausted the other avenues, and of course, consult with a PCOS Specialist in all your decisions.

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Old 09-13-2010, 02:23 PM   #2
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You may not have a period on Mirena... though it should be safe not to... it will deliver a constant dose of progesterone (or a chemical variant that acts like it...), which for some causes very light or even no period.

Most people I've known have had good experiences with it. There are a couple who had constant bleeding on it though. Good luck with it!
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Old 04-09-2011, 02:52 PM   #3
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I just had the Mirena IUD put in yesterday, it didn't hurt at all when she put it in but I did have a fainting spell on the way home so I suggest people have someone else drive them home.
I will post more later on when I know how I like it My reasons for getting the IUD is that I had anxiety on the nuvaring, allergic reaction to YAZ, and metformin wasn't regulating my cycles enough, and when I did get a period it was super heavy. Oh and to reduce risks of uterine cancer by shedding the lining on a regular basis.
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Old 04-11-2011, 07:18 PM   #4
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Is the mirena iud supposed to be better for Pcos than the copper iud?
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Old 04-12-2011, 03:47 PM   #5
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My Endocrinologist said the Minera IUD may be worse for insulin resistance. The progesterone in it may make some cases of IR worse and may trigger more symptoms than the copper IUD.
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Old 08-03-2011, 04:32 PM   #6
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Default Thanks everyone

So far so good with the Mirena IUD, at least as far as I can tell. The first 5-6 months, I got a period regularly but none since. I follow-up with my PCOS Specialist soon, so I'll check in then about that.

Thanks for your comments, etc... I agree with SanDiegoLady...definitely have someone drive you home if you have one put in, and relax at home for a day or two.

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Old 08-18-2011, 01:41 PM   #7
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I had NO period while I was on the Mirena. I had it in for 3 years. I don't see how this is helping w/the cancer thing as again most people I know don't get a period thus increasing your chances of cancer, correct?
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Old 05-02-2013, 11:15 PM   #8
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Default Update on my Mirena IUD

It's been a few years since my last update.....still no problems with the Mirena, and it's doing what its supposed to be doing, shedding my lining and keeping cancer away. I haven't had any problems with it to date.
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