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a seperate mirena question for those who have also had paraguard

I had a paraguard IUD for 8 years...had it removed in 08, preg in 09. Now I am going to have another IUD put in but my doc recommended mirena. Just wondering if anyone has had both types. If so, which was your preference and why?


Asked by Mel_in_PHX at 10:59 PM on Jan. 14, 2010 in Health

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  • I know you wanted the difference between the other and Mirena. But i want to tell you how horrible of a time I have had on the mirena. The weight gain, hair loss, acne, bleeding for 2 months at a time, sore tatas, I could go on forever. Just be careful. i hate mine, and I'm getting it taken out as soon as my husband's vasectomy "specimen" is given the all clear. I'm not trying to scare you but I'm a very blunt person. The last almost 2 years of my life have been hell.


    Answer by Anonymous at 11:05 PM on Jan. 14, 2010

  • I don't recommend the Mirena but I had a bad reaction to it. I can't tolerate birth control pills because of the hormones either. I had Mirena for 8 weeks and I felt awful the whole time. I gained 10 pounds, my hair was falling out & I was exhausted all of the time even if I slept 10-12 hours. It made me depressed & very emotional, like constant PMS at its worst! I also experience vision problems. I didn't connect that the way I was feeling had anything to do with the Mirena and was tested for thyroid disorders until I started doing research on side effects of the Mirena. There are several websites & forums that address this and it seems that many women experience the same reactions. Once I had it removed all of the symptoms went away. It might work fine for you, but I recommend that you do your research in advance and ask your doctor extensively about questions you have. Just google "Mirena side effects" and start reading!

    Answer by P4Perfectionist at 5:59 PM on Jan. 15, 2010