Hi, am a newbie... was hoping someone could help me understand whether what I am experiencing is « normal ». End of September 2017 I had a mirena coil fitted to deal with irregular periods (I have fibroids and gyno said it could help shrink them, too) and also to act as contraceptive obviously. The insertion went well, I felt a little sick for a few days and experienced constant light spotting for the next 3 months. I went to my 6–week check up, where I was told that everything was fine and the spotting was quite normal , too. Then about 5 weeks ago, the constant light spotting turned into a really heavy period. After a week of this, I rang my gp, who said it was a little unusual but not uncommon. He put me on the mini pill to help with settling the bleeding. He said to take it for 4 to 6 weeks. I’ve taken the mini pill religiously for 3 weeks now and although the period is no longer heavy, I’m still constantly on a light period, needing a one to two pads a day. I know it can take 6 months to settle with the Mirena coil, but nearly 5 months in, there are no signs of any settling. I have stopped going on dates etc as I feel « condemned » to bleeding forever and therefore what’s the point in even meeting someone? Before I had Mirena inserted, I’d go months with no period... give me back irregular periods anytime as this is horrendous! I am 45 btw. Should I persist with it until I reach the 6 month point (in about 6 weeks)? Any help, info, thoughts, suggestions would be very much appreciated!