My name is Tracey and I'm a 33 yr old mom of 2. After I had my youngest, I had the Mirena put in. After reading up on all of the side effects of all the different forms of birh control, I thought this was the best one. Boy, I couldn't be more wrong. When I first read about Mirena, there were few side effects. But now, after having it for almost 2 years, I have found myself having far too many problems. From gaining a large amount of weight, to depression, to constant fatigue, headaches almost on a daily basis, acne, significant hair loss and unbearable back pain. Oh, I forgot to mention, lack of sex drive. Unfortunately, I no longer have health insurance and can't afford to pay out of pocket to have it removed. So I live day in and day out with all of these wonderful side effects. My relationship with my significant other hasn't ended yet, but I know he is extremely frustrated. My relationship with my children isn't what it should be. I lack the energy to play with them as much as I should. I'm hoping that sometime in the near future that I will be able to have it removed so that I may go back to my "normal" life.
on Jul. 11, 2007 at 6:41 PM