I am reading this forum with ever widening eyes, and wondered if anyone could comment/feedback on my Mirena story.
I had the Mirena inserted by my ob/gyn in 2012 at her clinic. I had some stomach pains and brown blood loss but my very heavy periods stopped for a few months.
Then one day I felt the old fashioned cramps I used to suffer with and rushed to the bathroom. I ended up expelling the twisted Mirena in a huge blood clot. Luckily my husband was of sane mind and bagged the coil and clot as my ob/gyn didn't believe me until I placed the delightful gift bag on her desk.
She recommended I have another Mirena, thus time under anesthetic after having a D&C and cauterizing a uterine Fibroid that protruded from the uterine muscle. I had this procedure in May 2013, rested for a week and then returned to work/family life.
By September I was constantly feeling flu-like, my mind was always foggy and I spent my evenings like a vegetable on the sofa. I've gained 24 pounds since May. As I moved into October I found myself lying awake until 5am every morning and feeling utterly exhausted. I could barely lift my arms above my head, everything ached and walking down a flight of stairs was about all I could manage for the day. My doctor diagnosed Adrenal Fatigue and I spent 3 months off work resting, crying, depressed, aching, lying awake at night.
Due to this I lost my job as contractually they can let me go after 3 months of sickness. I am the major breadwinner for the family. I have tried to gain my strength back but my legs, thighs and groin area are always aching, muscles twitching. My organizational capabilities seem to ave disappeared. I was the glue that held the family together and I feel like I am falling apart.
My ob/gyn refuses to accept that these side effects are very common. My weight is blamed for everything, but I can't seem to shift it using exercise and calorie control.
I feel like I should have the Mirena removed and look at Endrometrial ablation as an option. Has anyone done this with good results?
I can't go online this much longer, but I also can't go back to losing blood clots the size of my fist on a monthly basis and the anaemia that comes with it....