Now I know this possibly comes across as a bit of a lazy post as I have already read a ton of posts about Mirena coil experiences, but I'm having a pain day and my anxiety is kicking me in the chest. *(crosses fingers for understanding)*
I'm going in for my first Lap next Wednesday, which is freaking me out but that isn't the subject of my post.
Okay, I took Dianette and then Marvalon from age 14 to 30. They kinda stopped working for me, as I was originally taking them to control my painful and heavy periods. In hind sight I think they stopped controlling everything because my Endo had started to get crazy.
I came off all hormones and started to feel wonderfully human again. I've always suffered with being quite down and easily upset, but weirdly all that crazy seemed to resolve itself and for the first time in over a decade I felt sane and had a libido that could maim a man if not kept in check...not going to lie, I really like feeling good.
So.. fast forward on a few years and my Endo decides to roundhouse my life.
While I was in the process of getting diagnosed my doctor recommended that I go back onto some form of hormone to help control my painful periods. She put me on a low dose progesterone only pill called Cerazette. I tried to stick it out for three months to see if I suited it, but the experience was horrific. I yelled at my Husband constantly, didn't want to be touched and generally descended into a dark malaise. I told my doctor I was quiting and she agreed under the circumstances.
So, further down the road I see my consultant and he recommends that I have a Mirena coil fitted on control my endo after I have my lap to unstick my innards. I refused, much to his confusion.
I shied away from the Mirena instantly, because it is yet another way of filling my body with fake hormones that have made me feel hellishly crap for so much of my life. I like my natural cycle and enjoy the highs, even if I have a few days of being a total cowbag with PMT. I do not want to give up my libido. My Mother had to have a hysterectomy at the age of 38 because her coil perforated her uterus.
I have done a lot of research on the web about the risk factor etc. and also read many personal experience stories, but as we all know, the majority of people writing reviews are people who have had dreadful experiences and that drowns out the people who are muddling along fine or are having a wonderful time.
So here I am asking you ladypeeps for your opinion or experience.
Am I being a total idiot?
Am I putting myself at serious risk of my Endo coming back quickly if I don't have it?
Thank You for making it though another ramble of mine.