Mirena reviews?

I’m thinking about getting the Mirena. I just had my 2nd child 4 months ago and I’m currently on the mini pill, sometimes I forget to take the pill so I’m trying to get on something I don’t need to remember and something that is more long term it was between the Mirena or the shot. Thinking more of getting the Mirena..has anyone tried it or is currently on the Mirena? What are the side effects you have had? Do you recommend it? I’m a little nervous having something inserted in me! Any feedback is appreciated! :)

  • Meaghan
    Nov 08

    I used the depo shot initially, then tried Mirena. It was very effective but I had problems with constant bleeding, painful cramps, and pain during intercourse. I eventually removed it myself at 8 weeks due to the pain of the cramps worsening. Honestly best one I've heard of so far is the nuva ring, but it depends on the woman. Most birth controls are hard for me, and I was on the mirena pre any pregnancy.

  • Emily
    Nov 08

    I've had the Mirena for 5.5 years (the FDA hasn't made it official but research shows it is good for 6 years and not 5 years as previously thought). I'm terrible at taking meds every day at the same time so the pill didn't work for me. After having my son, an IUD didn't sound so bad. I was a little crampy at first. But since my body has gotten used to it(about a month or so); it's been pretty awesome. I barely experience the normal period symptoms. Everyone is different though! Hope this helps.

  • Jessé
    Nov 08

    I ended up pregnant with one of these! I guess it did the job for the first two years I had it and then... In the end, everyone’s body reacts differently.

  • Krista
    Nov 08

    Love it. I don’t have a period. Which is great on my end. I’m all done having kids so this is my new normal. I figure I’ll need 2 more to get through to menopause. I’m 2.5 years into the current one.

  • Jaclyn
    Nov 09

    I had to have laparoscopic surgery this past week to have mine removed. It perforated my uterus and went into my abdomen. It’s a known complication and is more common than they say. It also happens more frequently to moms who get it after giving birth (got mine around 11 weeks pp), especially those who are nursing. I also know many women who have it and love it. If you do get it, be sure to check your strings. Mine went rouge before I even got to my one month checkup.

  • kristen
    Nov 09

    GET IT! Ask your doctor how many he/she has implanted and how many she has had issues with... it really is as other say above. The first month is frustrating because your period lasts for 3 weeks but after that your body accepts it. The down side is I don't ever have an answer when I go to Dr appts as to when my last menstral cycle was. Give it a try and if it doesn't work take it out! Good luck!

  • Crystal
    Nov 09

    I had mine inserted in August when I was about 10 weeks postpartum and breastfeeding. It was only uncomfortable during the insertion, then minor cramping like having a period for a few weeks as well as light bleeding. I have not had a period since though. My face has broken out in really bad acne, which supposedly will get better with time. My husband can feel the strings during intercourse which has caused him to bleed and is extremely painful. I had the strings trimmed and he still feels them poking him like a needle. He’s getting a vasectomy in December and after he’s cleared, I’ll probably have the Mirena removed. I know this is not an issue for most, but it is a possible issue that may happen. I wish I didn’t have to get it removed because not having a period is nice.

  • Leslie
    Nov 09

    I did not have a good experience, but know it is different for everyone. I had mine inserted 8 weeks after my daughter was born and had really bad mood swings, multiple infections, and bled on-and-off until I had it removed 6 months later.

  • Marquita
    Nov 09

    Mirena didn’t work for me. I had constant intense cramping and inconsistency with my cycle...which was heavier and lasted longer while having the Mirena. I also suffered with some mental health challenges/focus issues while having the Mirena. It was also painful during intercourse. I had my 5 year Mirena for about 8 months before I called it quits. About 2weeks after removal I had almost instant relief from all of my above systems. Oh.....and I had no problem having another baby afterwards I was pregnant with my second child within 4 months after my Mirena was removed. Anyone have any other recommendations or contraceptions?

  • MzCaramel
    Nov 09

    It’s honestly different for everyone. I only have one child. I decided to get mines after I had her. She’s now 11. I wasn’t good at taking pills and wanted to make sure I didn’t have another child until I was absolutely ready. I’ve had it replaced once due to it lasting for 5-6 years. I’ve had a great experience with it. Even to the point where I no longer have cycles. Now how awesome is this?! But again it’s not for everyone. Some people have different reactions to it and have to have it removed. Like anything else in the world it’s all trial and error. I’m all for it though.

  • Wayne
    Nov 09

    My wife had it and caused weight gain and depression. Since having it removed, she found it that it could create scar tissue, that will make it very hard when TTC.

  • Kaci
    Nov 09

    I had a Mirena inserted a couple months after delivering my daughter. It worked like it's supposed to and it was really nice not to worry about daily birth control. I ended up having it removed because it was really impacting our sex life. My partner was getting poked by the strings and I was feeling sharp pains too... we tried to work around it for a few months but I ended up having it removed. I went a different route for BC after the IUD... I went back to taking my Basal Body Temp and charting. I use an app called Natural Cycles to track my temps and the app tells me which days to skip sex or use protection.

  • Ana
    Nov 09

    I do believe it is different for everyone, I've had Mirena for 3 years now, I did not have any weird symptons ever and I haven't had a period for more than a year, so far so good 👍

  • Jenn
    Nov 09

    I’ve had it since May but not for birth control. I’ve experienced so many side effects. I absolutely hate it and want to take it out in the worst way but unfortunately I have to wait a little while longer. My suggestion go on fb and join some of the mirena support group. It definitely was an eye opener for me. Good luck!

  • Vonda
    Nov 09

    I was on the Niki pill before I had my son. After my son I was struggling with keeping up with taking the pill so I got my iud (I think mine is mirena but I honestly don’t remember for sure). It hurt going in and I had cramping. I have a history of terrible periods so I was nervous of getting it and not working. (I’ve been on other birth control that made my periods worse). But after a week or two it cleared up. I got spotting for two weeks after a few months. I had the placement checked and it was fine. The first few months my hormones were getting used to it. I had acne, paranoid about it, periods (not as bad as without birth control though). But it went away. I have spotting now and then for a week or two as a period. But that is it. I don’t know if I will keep it for five years. I think once I am done with breastfeeding I’ll go back to the pill because I like that better than something inside of me personally.

  • Christina
    Nov 10

    I had mirena put in as soon as cleared after I had my first in 2016. I didn’t care for it. I felt like it kept me from losing weight, was painful during sex, I had low desire and was impacting my relationship. I gave it a try for a year before taking it out. I got pregnant immediately. My second was just born. We’re going for vasectomy as birth control this time around!

  • Sky
    Nov 11

    I want to put out a warning here- IUDs cause cancer. I am a breast cancer survivor and while I don’t know ifmy IUD is the actual cause,one of my surgeons I sought out at the time urged me to get it taken out as soon as possible because it is PROVEN that it causes cancer.

  • Sarah
    Nov 13

    I got the mirena for little over a year now, and I love it! I haven't had my period in almost 8 months now. I would definitely recommend it! (But some of the other reviews are right, it can depend on the person- same with the shot, but I would recommend the mirena though)

  • Abby
    Friday

    I had two rounds of 5 years with the Mirena IUD after 2 successful pregnancies. No periods after the second month. No cramping. Just ready for more kiddos after 10 years. Took about 4 months to get pregnant after my OB removed it but, I wasn’t tracking anything so it may have happened sooner. After this baby is born (4th) I will be going back on IUD until my husband is ready to get snipped. ;)