Ok, here is my situation!
I am a 24 yr. old mother of 2 under 2. My oldest will be 2 on dec. 7 and my youngest will be 4 months on the 30th of Nov.
I was 204 lbs at my 6 week postpartum check up. At that check up I had been starting up at the gym again since having the new baby, eating right and doing all the right things I needed to get back in shape. My skin looked pretty good and I was ALMOST in my preprego pants.
Well in went the mirena and here I am 3 months later with all of these symptoms ever since it was inserted:
NEVER stopped getting discharge/staining on daily pantyliners.
back ache (forget being able to do any kind of pilates or stomach exercises, it just made it feel even worse)
shooting pains in lower abdomen
headaches for the first month constantly
and here is the best...204 at insertion....224 as of today!!!!! That is a 20 lb weight gain in 3 months!!!! I have not changed eating patterns and STILL was working out at the gym.
Well, it is now OUT! I had it removed today and am SOOOOOO HAPPY!! I have had some wicked cramping ever since but it is sooooo worth it. I had gotten so much bloating and weight that my husband was convinced I was at least 4 or 5 months prego. This is a perfect example of how drug companies are misleading the public into thinking that drugs are miracles.
For anyone who reads this...if you are at ALL sensitive to hormones (i.e. birth control pills, patch etc.) do NOT do the mirena. I am convinced it only works with little to no side effects on those women who take the pill for years with no complaints.
If you are not able to take the pill I repeat...DO NOT GET MIRENA!!
Thank god it's out, and good luck to you ladies!