I haven't been on here for ages because the curezone Webmaster said I didn't exist....well my username and email address anyway. Strange considering I was still receiving alert emails to the same email address. All fixed now, so all is well!
It makes me so happy to come on here and see that some people are finally getting past the side effects from mirena. Then it makes me sad to see the people still suffering. I completely understand, as I am still having effects too. In the first week after removal (12 Sept) I started to feel better really quickly, after the bleeding stopped. My skin cleared up really quickly, my stomach went back to being almost flat again, and I genuinely felt happier than I had in a long time.
How time changes things.....although I haven't had any abdominal pain I am more bloated than I ever was on mirena, I have not been able to lose any of the 40lbs I gained while on mirena, my skin is alot worse than it was on mirena, and I still have dizzy spells, joint aches, severe headaches, fatigue, bleeding gums, mood swings and depression. My fingernails are finally starting to strengthen again though.
I am going to my doctor tomorrow so I can continue on my anti-depressants, and I think I will ask for a test to check my hormone balance. I'm sure she will try to give me drugs, which I don't want (bad enough having to take anti-depressants) and I'm sure she'll tell me I need more exercise (being a single working mother to a 5 year old boy, and running a household keeps me going non-stop as it is) and I'm sure she'll blame my weight on what I'm eating (I have a healthier diet than most people I know). I think I will give her a link to this forum...
As for my periods, well....after bleeding lightly for a couple of days just after the positive pregnancy test, I have not bled again since. I'm a little surprised, because my periods were always on a short cycle 21-23 days. I'm already on day 26 with no sign of it whatsoever!
Having mirena put in was one of the worst things I have done in my entire life. It has caused way too many problems for me. I know you're right Kabel, we will all get past this....I just wish it would happen quickly.