I had my Mirena fitted for 8 weeks, and started to notice more and more hair coming out in my brush and the shower. I have fine, thick, curly black hair. Then..6 days ago i caught sight of my scalp in the mirror...I COULD SEE IT through my hair !! I had felt that my hair felt abit thinner, but stupidly put it down to being the summer and shedding hair !!?*! Anyway, after a thorough inspection I realised this is serious !! I looked up womens hairloss on the internet, where the letters IUD caught my eye somewhere.
I then thought to myself... the only change to my routine in recent times was that... the Mirena Coil. I already had a strong cream for the Acne spots it was causing ! So... I then put 'Mirena hairloss' into google and !!!!!! I was horrified and shocked and got straight on the phone to make an appointment to have it removed at the local clinic! (i'm 41 so was forced onto this)
Now ladies, I considered hairloss v contraception for about half a second... no competition....OUT!!
Luckily, i got an apptmnt str8 away, so Weds evening i went along (now Sunday morning). Now, please take note.... I HAD TO BEG TO GET IT REMOVED WHICH IS ABSOLUTELY DISGUSTING ! And i mean beg!! I was terrified as the ignorant doctor tried to argue with me and say she was reluctant to take it out, as it was unlikely to be that. I was trembling with fear and told her she needed to google it and find out the truth. I also asked her why she was reluctant as i'd looked it up and knew it was easy to remove? After literally kicking up a stink and crying... she agreed to remove it.. which was painless and took seconds compared to insertion!
SO LADIES... STICK UP FOR YOURSELVES... DO NOT BE FOBBED OFF AND SENT FOR TESTS, AS EACH DAY IS MORE HAIR LOST!!
So ive seen nothing different yet, and dont expect to just yet from what ive read from other cases. I'm not washing it unless desperate, and very very gently combing whilst holding the hair down.
I will let you know if and when there's any change! Good luck to everyone else who has suffered... I'm wearing headscarfs at the minute and baseball caps :(