i dont have insurance, i use planned parenthood. the nearest clinic is pretty far away. i want it out now!!!! my husband feels it during sex, i am always cramping after sex.
just wondering about anyone elses experiences with self - removal.
i was looking online at the mirena site for healthcare professionals, i want to add that after a one billion step instruction sheet on how to insert the mirena, there are three lines on removal.
REMOVAL OF MIRENA®
Remove MIRENA® by applying gentle traction on the threads with forceps. The arms of the system will fold upward as it is withdrawn from the uterus. The system should not remain in the uterus after 5 years.
I haven't had any major problems with it either, but I am really moody alot and I get irritate alot too. Just read someone else's post and I think that the best thing to do is use natural means of birth control i.e. condoms.
Anything not a part of your body from birth is usually not good for it either, so I will be calling my Doc to have it removed.
I took mine out about 2 weeks ago, and I know a few others on here have done it as well. It didnt hurt, I didnt feel it at all and then there it was in my hand, just like that. All you do is grab the strings and give a firm tug and it should slide right out. If you feel any resistance or pain at all then stop immediately and call your Dr. But unless it is embedded or something then that shouldnt be an issue. After taking it out, you will start to bleed within the next 2 days or so, but you shouldnt have any bleeding with removal.
i took it out! i was so scared. i'm such a weenie. you were right though, i didnt think it was coming out, but there it was in my hand. i couldnt feel a thing. i can feel some tiny little cramps now, not even as bad as menstrual cramps. i'm so happy the damned thing is gone!!
You will have some minor cramping, just like menstrual cramps. I took mine out on a Friday night and started bleeding on Sunday.. I only bled for 5 days, the same amount of time as when I had a period. I passed a couple of small clots, but from what I understand that is normal after removing your IUD. You know your body, if you sense that something is wrong just call your Dr.
So, I had the same experience as most of you, it came right out, no pain, no tugs, no bleeding. I loved not taking a pill everyday and not having periods all though I still had the emotional and PAINFUL cramping of menses but no bleeding mess...I could no longer stand the horrible cramps by mirena though, terrible wanna scoop out my insides curl up and die cramps. My husband switched jobs and we can't afford the insurance so I couldn't go to the dr...yesterday I was in a ball cramping so today I decided I can take no more! I googled, found this forum and got some courage. I'm so happy to be rid of the torture bomb in my uterus! I would encourage anyone considering this to thoroughly wash your vagina and hands with antibacterial soap just to reduce the possibility of infection, I believe that is the main reason they don't want us to do this ourselves.
Hey- I didn't read all the other responses, but I did take mine out myself.
I found the strings, which took some time, then pulled slowly and breathed deeply. It didn't hurt- but was uncomfortable.
I'm not really sure, but I think that's all they do anyway.
And I took mine out b/c I was seriously losing it.
Anyway, not sure if you should do it yourself, but I did.
omg i have been wanting to get rid of this thing. i have a huge bald spot due to my hormones and ive only had the mirena since august of 2006. SO it didnt hurt but since its been a few months since you removed it yourself has there been any post side effects? im thinking about removing it myself also since my insurance doesnt cover it anymore. please reply asap i need help!
I was just wondering if you might have found out how to gwt mirena taken out if you have no insurance. will planned parenthood take it out. Mine is causing my sex life and relationship to fail.My boyfriend doesn't like to have sex cause he can feel it. I'm really not getting enjoyment out of sex since i had my daughter and got this thing put it plaese let me know my email is email@example.com I really only chesk those messages. Thank you so much I thought I was the only one.
i have i just took it off on my own yesteday i didnt feel anything but tendernss. this mornng when i woke up i felt fine and i still do i am bleeding but because i havent had my period in a while i was scared to take it out i wasnt sure what else was going to come with it i thouught i was going to hurt like when they put it in. but there was no pain
I was having a lot of unwanted side affects as a result of the mirena and had no insurance. I was warned not to take it out myself. But it was a pointless warning.
My husband actually pulled it out. Grabbed it by the strings. It came out easily. Didn't hurt. I wrapped it in tissue and threw it in the garbage.
It took me about 6-7 or so months to get back to myself "mentally". And am glad we did it.
i've been on the mirena for 2 years now and my side effects have been getting worse and worse but i cant afford to go get it taken out...i bleed heavily wen its that time of the month, when i cramp it feels worse than havin contractions, i'm so easily irritated and i'm so moody it makes me feel depressed sometimes, there are a lot more things i've been feeling and i'm starting to think being on the mirena is more dangerous than you are lead to know before getting it. i've been thinking about taking it out myself but i guess i'm just too scared.
I had the Mirena before and after my daughter, I liked it. When I had it removed the first time before I got pregnant I thought "That was it?" when my doctor did it, so I was a little braver the second time and just had my husband do it. It was actually more comfortable than when my doctor did it, which have something with having been pregnant, but still. I looked all over the internet before we did it and I saw boards that said not to do it, but I couldn't find any real reason not to. I think if you go slowly and gently, listening to your body, you'll be just fine.
thank you all for these postings. I have had a mirena for 5 years and it has been horrible. I suppose I was a bit stupid to carry on with it but a lot of what I was feeling i only now realise was the IUD from reading all these posts. terrible cramps like labour, thinning hair, overweight. I searched for this site because somehow I knew the iud was at the root of the problem finally I began having severe aches in my hip and back. So today after reading your posts I was brave enough to remove it myself. It was easy and I feel so great emotionally and I am looking forward to the next few months of begin without it. Nothing can be as bad as how it felt to have it there.
I read these posts and took out my Mirena two days ago with no problems. Didn't even really feel it. Beginning last night I've had horrible diarrea and vomiting. This very easily could be the fu, but I wanted to see if anyone here new if it could be some hellish side-effect or sign something went wrong. Anyone have any clue?