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 The arms of the system will fold upward as it is withdrawn from the uterus.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.