Ok, so I have a long story behind what I'm asking, so if you want to know about all the details, please send me a message and I'll be more than happy to fill you in. Basically, I was BF until I got my Mirena put in and lost my milk. Now I am considering going to either Planned Parenthood or the health department to get a copper IUD put in instead. Has anyone had a copper IUD before? How was your experience with it? Mine has been horrible with the Mirena. I don't think I have a very good tolerance for hormonal birth control methods. I have been moodier than usual and I've gained weight. I haven't even stopped bleeding since I had it placed at the beginning of December '08. Thanks!
Answer by momofsaee at 8:56 AM on Jan. 31, 2009
The bleeding can last as long as 6 months. It varies from woman to woman. Hormonal BC has been proven to NOT cause weight gain though. The hormones may be making you more hungry or retain more water, but the hormones themselves do not make you gain weight. I had the Mirena. I had it for 8 months. I went to the doctor at the 3 month mark and asked to be checked out since I was still bleeding. He said it's a typical side effect. He said that you can bleed up to 6 months. Well, 6 months came and went and I was still bleeding. Finally at 8 months I went to PP and had them remove it and put me on Ortho. Best choice ever. I stopped bleeding instantly and have had no problems. Check out the Mirena website http://www.mirena-us.com/what_expect/index.jsp. And also do your research on the copper IUD. Check out: http://www.webmd.com/sex/birth-control/intrauterine-device-iud-for-birth-control.
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