This year, has been a year of roller coaster emotions and weird physiological functions. I have had a really hard…
I wonder why they still recommend birth control, I got on the implanon for 11 months. Got it removed after…
I have insomnia, spotting or bleeding most of the month. I've been to a therapist for the first time in my life due to crippling anxiety and depression that wasn't helped with meds.
At age 23, my partner and I decided to move into our first apartment in Johannesburg, South Africa! It was to be the best time of our lives. I had been on hormonal birth control and was unhappy with the side effects and so opted for the Copper IUD- I had done my research which all pointed to it being a fantastic hormone-free option and my doctor didn't advise me any differently when I requested it.
I am now heavier than every before and it just doesn't stop. I also get extreme swelling in my legs, especially towards the end of the day. Not sure, but I feel it's related to the Mirena. Messing with my hormones or something. Doing my own research because the doctors say it's in my head and just my dietary habits,
I suffered with severe anxiety, panic attacks (new), depression, weight gain (2 stone) despite eating and exercising the same as before. Metallic taste in my mouth, extremely dry skin, constant UTIs , thrush (new), total change of personality, apathy, tiredness, social withdrawal etc i am now on the road to recovery finding the weight loss slow
I should add that I’m a yoga teacher and three times that excessive bleeding happened during classes. It was extremely traumatic and I really caution anyone against taking the doctors word for it as being a contraceptive solution.
I wish I had known about this page prior to getting Mirena. But, why would I think to look up a page on negatives and side effects when everything the Dr tells you and that you see online tells you how amazing it is?! Then every time you THINK you are having a problem related to it and call a doctor or look online they tell you it’s not and you feel crazy and like it’s in your head?
Had I known about these side effects I would have NEVER gotten it in the first place, now I tell all my girlfriends to never even consider the IUD.
I've had 2 Paragard IUDs. This is my story. My first Paragard IUD was inserted in November 2016. This was…