I feel like I'm losing myself...let me start by saying thank you to everyone for being so brave and honest about your struggles, it has helped me a lot to know that I'm not alone.
I had my 2nd child in august 2007 and had my mirena inserted sept.19,07...the pain and suffering was immediate!My 2nd child was 9pounds 10 ounces when he was born and that was nothing compared to the insertion of the mirena, cramping never went away (even though my dr. promised it would, just one of many lies she was not informed enough to tell me). I had to have the strings shortened 3 times! which should have alerted my dr. that something wasn't right with this thing but she just wrote me off and told me this was "normal", well it wasn't "normal" for me. after enduring a 6 month long headache, terrible acne, cramps,insomnia, mood swings, lower back pain,cravings, weight gain (i weigh more now than when i was 9 months preg!) and being able to feel this stupid thing every time I move...I finally called the dr. office when my stings suddenly went missing. i found out that my dr. was out of town (actually good news, she has no kids, isn't very sympathetic and i feel like she doesn't listen) so i made an appointement for Friday, March 28,2008 with another dr in the same office. When i went in and explained what all was going on she decided to check me out, she said the stings were way high but it felt like the mirena wasn't were it should be and decided to remove it. when she took it out and showed it to me i was shocked! the strings were all jumbled up in a big mess (like a necklace gets tangled up) and she said it had slipped almost all the way out of my uterus, she barely pulled and it came flopping out. she told me that my body was regecting the mirena and trying to expell it kind of like a miscarriage. I felt better that afternoon, kind of, more mental better but body still felt crappy. Next day woke up bleeding, really heavy bleeding and thought that it would go away soon but boy was i wrong. It only got worse from there.Lots of huge clots (which i had only had after giving birth, not normal period) It was so bad that on Sat. april 5 I was changing my pad every 30 min. if not more! so finally Monday came (4/7) and i called my dr office and spoke to a nurse (IDIOT NURSE!) i explained the whole story and asked if this was normal or what? and what should i do? She asked what kind ok birth control i am on currently and i told her i do not want anymore bc/hormones/foreign objects in me!
I told her i didn't react well to the pill, the shot or the patch (i've tried it all, my body just doesn't do well with all those hormones) and i told her that. so what does she do? she calls me back after talking to my dumb dr. and says that they decided that the best thing for me to do is start taking the pill and they called in a prescription for me! Ummm....Hello!!! didn't you hear me say that i don't do well on those and i don't want anymore hormones???!!! she said the dr thinks it will help with the bleeding and be a good bc for you. but she didn't know how long it would take for me to stop bleeding and overall she acted like i was wasting her time by asking all these questions. anyways...i picked up the prescription but hadn't taken any and i noticed the bleeding was letting up monday afternoon...the next day was fairly clear with only a little spotting 1 time so that night (4/8) my husband (who has been sexually deprived, but handling it pretty well) noticed when he snuggled up to me in bed, that i wasn't wearing a pad and took that as the all clear, green light he had been waiting patiently for. needless to say we ended up having intercourse and the next morning i had a little spotting (nothing compared to before!) so last night (4/9) we had intercourse again and apparently somethign happened because i started to bleed terribly again. while my hubby was cleaning himself up in our bathroom i went to the guest bath and lost it. I just started sobbing uncontrollably for no reason what-so-ever. I eventually got to sleep but awoke this morning to find my self so depressed that i didn't even want to get out of bed, i cried and cried, fo no reason. my daughter is with my in-laws and my son is here with me and they are the only reason i am still here! I push on for them, i try and keep on a happy face for my 8 month old but it is hard, so here i am, searching for the strenght to push through this mess...looking for others who have made it past this, hoping it will get better...trying to stay positive...
I would not recomend mirena to ANYONE!!! it isn't worth the possibility that you might be like this!!!
I definately understand where you are at!! I literally woke up and was severely depressed, and had terrible anxiety, for o reason. I then looked into the mirena it was the only thing that had changed my son was 8 months old when I had the nmirena inserted so I knew it wasn't post partum, and I had never suffered from mental illness before. I called my ob and she dismissed my questions about the mirena, said it couldn't be the mirena, that I was clinically depressed and gave me lexapro, from there it was he\\. I had to have the mirena removed in the ER room, by a doc I have never met before, I was good for 2 days after and then I had a HUGE crash, I since then 18weeks later, am on 25mg of zoloft every day. I was admitted to the Er on my 4th and final trip for being suicidal. I have been much better the past 1 and a half months, I am slowly returning to me, my periods are still not normal. I remember crying all day, I would lie on my husbands shoulder and just sob away, I have a 6 yr old and now a 1 year old, I remember trying to keep a smile on my face for them on Christmas day, but behind the scenes I was sick and I cried 3/4 of the day. I am not on any bc my husband went 1 month ago and got a vastectomy. I am done with hormones, I also have had a hard time with them, the shot, I gaines a ton of weight, the nuva ring I lost tons of hair and the mirena almost made me kill myself. I would not wish the mirena on my worste enemy. I wish you lots of luck if you have anyother questions we are here to help, if you want I can send you my personal e-mail as well. Let me know.