I have 2 kids 18 months apart and I though adding another one would be a bit much for me. What I thought to be a routine procedure turned out to be extreamly painful to be inserted and cost my family money. From the hospital visit to having to take off of work for a week with no vacation, sick, days, or short term leave.
I am currently recovering from surgery on 3/30. I was one of the few where the Mirena preforated my uterus and floated up by my ribs. Not knowing what to expect (as far as pain goes from the insertion) I worked and did daily life for 2 days with painful cramps. I was told the one thing I needed to look for was a fever, a sign that maybe something was misplaced, but I never got one. Finally I decided to go in.
I am not suggesting people not use this, BUT to go online and see how many complaints have been filed (with anything you plan on using), turns out looks like this is more common then I thought. In learning this information, I have contacted the company to file a complaint as well as Consumer Protection, I feel this is a MUST, this is the only way Companies know if threre product is right.
Im so sorry to hear what happened to you! I got the Mirena implant about 7 months ago and haven't had any problems. It was a little painful when it was put in but since I haven't had any problems! My periods are lighter and shorter. I do agree with you. You should def. research any type of birth control you are thinking about getting. I did and decided this was the right thing for me. Sorry again! I hope everything goes better for you in the future!
I would have to say that, once the body adjusts, the Mirena is a good birthcontrol. I have it now and, although it's a good method, I cannot wait to remove it. The string hasn't softened (which the doctor said it would) so sex is uncomfortable with my husband and I bled for a month straight and I just got over an infection that was caused by the Mirena (the infection traveled in my tubes). I do agree: before you choose a method, do some research.
I had the Mirena put in the end of January and I just now got my body to adjust to it. The Mirena wouldn't take when he tried to put it in which hurt bad enough but he had to DILATE me to get it to take! It hurt SO bad! I bled for 2 months with it. I had constant cramps but it is still in place. When I went to my 6 wk check on it, the doctor said it can take up to 6 months for the bleeding to stop. My mom had one awhile back and it came out. My SIL got it and had no problems whatsoever so I was looking forward to it. I don't think I would ever get another one either. I told my husband jokingly that it is the best birth control because it caused so many problems we couldn't have sex anyway. :-)
I had it put in 2 years ago (it will be 2 years in Aug.). I had some cramping and bleeding for 2 or 3 days. Then my body adjusted to it. I have not had any issues with it since having it put in. I do not have a period, except once every 4 or 5 months, ill cramp a little and bleed for 1 day or so.
I am sooo sorry you had problems with it. What did your doc say about the infections and such?
I was very worried about that happening but I went ahead with getting the Mirena after doing much research. It was a tad painful during insertion and uncomfortable that night, but nothing I couldn't handle after having given birth. Doc said my periods would be lighter if not gone totally, and that hasn't happened. They might be a little lighter, but not enough to really tell. And I cramp a lot more now than I ever did before - but I think that also might be due to having a child, I was noticing cramps during my cycle before getting the IUD but they seem worse now. Nor has it made my period regular and it has been almost a year since I had it put in. Oh well - all the advantages of it would be nice, but not neccesary. All I want is a reliable birth control that doesn't require me remembering to do something (swallow a pill) every day. Plus, the fact that it puts out a much smaller dose of hormone versus the pill since it doesn't need to go through the digestive system.
All in all - not a wonder BC in my opinion, but good enough. Not sure if I will have it put back in after baby 2, but we'll see.
I hope things have cleared up for you health wise! Having a new baby is hard enough without those kinds of things!!
Thanks everyone for your thoughts, it is nice to know that I am not the only one with some problems. I am doing MUCH better thanks to a lot of help from family. Before I left the hospital they gave me the depo shot, not really what I want to use but, it's doing the trick.