I'm pretty confused. I got the Mirena out 3 weeks ago after having it in for over 2 years. At first my anxiety improved a LOT, and I felt much better. However, about a week after removal I started to get this strange muscle weakness & overall fatigue. It comes & goes, and disappears some days, but I'm wondering if it could be hormone-related? Like my body got used to the Mirena producing progesterone & it's still regulating. I had one period about a week ago & it was super-heavy.
Anyone who has BTDT, I'd love to hear your experience (and that hopefully it improves!).
We got ours in and out about the same time. As much as I hated that stupid thing, I have to say that since it's come out I've had 2 migraines (one 3 days after it was out, and another last week) where I've had vomiting and diarrhoea as as well. I got the Mirena to stop my periods and ovulation, and therefore to stop my hormone related migraines, week-before-period thrush and ovulation agony. After 2 years on the Mirena, the migraines had lessened in frequency and severity, and the thrush disappeared completely and the ovulation pain subsided to bearable. Right at this very moment I have such severe pain that I feel like I've been kicked in the stomach and my entire uterus is bruised and swollen. I also have a raging case of thrush that is driving me insane. I'm making an appointment to see a doctor who takes blood tests to analyse my hormone levels, and then makes a natural hormone cream to suit me. Hopefully this will solve my problems. My dad and his partner both see this doctor who has prescribed them hormone creams, and they say the difference when they're on it is amazing. I guess the Mirena had some benefits after all. I still prefer it out though.
Dear mumof4, this may sound like a dumb question but what is this cream you talk aboutand how is it used? I've never heard about it and was just curious to know a little more. If you dont mind explaining it to me.
The cream is made up of natural hormones, such as progesterone, estrogen, testosterone or whatever it is that your body is in short supply of. I've never used it before, but my dad's partner has some that contains natural progesterone. She went to a doctor who specialises in this sort of treatment, and he takes blood tests to analyse what she needs. He then has a pharmacist mix a custom made blend of hormones to suit her. You apply a tiny amount on the areas of your body which don't have much fat, such as your wrist or neck, and I think you do it twice a day, or maybe even just once. My dad's partner uses it because she's had a hysterectomy and she thinks it's great. I guess the best thing about it is the fact it's made to suit your own individual requirements, and it's from natural hormones. I'm going to ring tomorrow and try and get an appointment, because I'm just about going insane with my hormones at the moment. I live in Australia, but I'm sure if you did some googling, you might find someone in your area who can do this. Searching for "natural hormones" might be a good place to start. I've done some research on it a bit and I think it might be the way to go. It's interesting to note the differences between natural and synthetic hormones and how they affect our bodies. I hope this helps. I'll let you know how I go when I've tried it.