Right ok so firstly Mirena coil. I had my first coil put in at the end of April as I have endo and adeno. Considering I spotted everyday anyway and had some sort of cramps everyday too, I didn't really notice the mirena settling although I was miserable anyway from my symptoms. I had a lap at the end of June to excise my stage 3-4 endo (had one a year before this where they burned it) and during the lap they did a hysteroscopy and found that my womb had half expelled the coil so they replaced it. This was because I have a misshapen womb called a bicornuate uterus and it is known for someone with this to have trouble getting the coil
To 'sit'. They had also found my endo had spread massively and was on my bowel and bladder and all over my pelvis/ ovaries etc. had I had excision surgery initially I believe that it wouldn't have been so bad. So I have had my second coil in now for just over one month and already I am feeling better. I am still spotting lightly everyday and get cramps here and there but compared to what it was, it's really improved! I can actually do things now and am
Not bed ridden for a week at a time. My partner and mum have both positively commented that I seem
A lot happier and relaxed now as I do feel my mental health has balanced. Because my last lap was extensive and they cut a lot out, it has taken longer to recover, but I do feel a lot better this time than I did last time and if I have to have another lap (looks quite likely) I won't even consider burning as it doesn't work for me.
I was worried that I would put on weight with the coil but I use my fitness app and follow the endo diet and have actually lost 10 pounds. The only downside for me is that I have adult acne anyway from
The endo and the coil made it a lot worse. However I am on antibiotics for my skin and even that is clearing up nicely.
I have interstitial cystitis so I didn't feel anything more than I usually do with the endo on my bladder.
The endo diet helps my
Bladder symptoms and flare ups and caffeine and alcohol are avoided at all costs (except the odd drink on Special occasions. if you experience chronic UTIs then cranberry juice should be avoided as this can actually irritate your bladder a lot more. I find pain killers, water,
Hot water bottles and cystitis sachets work best for me. I had a bladder distension last year which has helped my symptoms a bit.
Hope that ramble helped xx