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Re: Mirena IUD Side Effects
misscarol Views: 54,230
Published: 16 years ago
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Re: Mirena IUD Side Effects

I had the Mirena inserted 1st November last year. I have been having problems with extremely heavy periods, leading to anaemia and a general lessening of my quality of life.
I am 51 years old, but not menopausal yet.
The gyno thought this would be a good way to stop the bleeding as I was opposed to a hystectomy.
I had it inserted under general anaesthetic as the gyno wanted to do a hysteroscopy too.
I had no pain on insertion or afterwards.
However the bleeding went from extremely heavy periods to non-stop bleeding for 4 month. In April, I had about a week without bleeding and I was thrilled. I was also unable to ascertain when my last period was as it was just light-medium bleeding all the time.
Needless to say, this played havoc with my sexlife. After six months I was bleeding two weeks and not bleeding two weeks. The bleeding has gradually declined now.
Now it's been a year and for the first time I have had no period this month.
Reading your experiences, I am wondering about my lack of libido. I just haven't felt like sex for about 2 months, and now I'm wondering if it's the Mirena. I thought it was just middle age!
I'm still contemplating whether to have it removed or not. I really cannot go back to the heavy periods it was just so debilitating and affected my working life.
I am truly reluctant to have a hysterectomy too. I guess I'll just wait and see.
Surely menopause can't be too far away - I turn 52 in two months time.

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