Anyone had good experience with mirena coil?

I am on the waiting list for my first lap, if they find and diagnose endo I will be having this removed (by lasers, I think) and a coil inserted. I start my teacher training in Sept so I'm hoping for a cancellation this summer. I'm slightly worried about having the coil fitted as I've read quite a few people having pain related problems - so I'm not sure if to play safe and have the implant in, as I've had this before so know what to expect.i can't afford to wait 6 months to give the coil chance to settle down if it's affects with my studies and being on placement, some days I struggle to stand up straight.

Has anyone had the coil (or implant) and it's helped? If so how long did it take for it to settle down after the lap? And advise would be very helpful

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  • Hi

    I have a mirena coil it was fitted last December it took about 3 months for my periods to settle down the most disappointing thing that I found was that it didn't help with the pain at all in fact I would say it's slightly worse,my side effects have been very few (I seriously considered having it removed because of the pain side) but stuck with it and I am now happy with it.If you have had the implant before and it worked I would go for that as you know what to expect,a lot of people have problems with the mirena coil but some people find that it works really well but 6 months can feel like a long time if you're suffering.I hope this helps.


  • Hi Cupcake. I've just had an ovary removed due to a large cyst, but I was having lots of pain relating to fibroids and endometriosis. My consultant fitted the mirena coil at the same time as my surgery, which was last Friday. I'm still recovering from the operation, but so far so good. If you like I can keep you updated as time goes on and my body recovers. My consultant, who I built up a good relationship with and now trust, really recommended it, so I'm hoping for the best. Kim.

  • Hi there,

    I had 10 years of amazing results with the Mirena tbh. Once it settles & this can take a few months, I had no bleeding & mostly free from pain for the 10 years. Even though it took a couple of months to settle for me, I was still able to work full time & care for my 2 boys.

    Having it done during a lap removed the pain of having it inserted too, as that was awful!

    Good luck, hope it helps you this much too, worth a shot X x


  • I have the Mirena Coil I've had it since January 2015 and it's been great for me it's improved my sex life as sex is no longer uncomfortable for me, I still do get some pain from time to time but nothing like how it was! It works for some people and others say it's awful, it does take 2-3 months after insertion for everything to settle down.

  • Hey, i had my lap 5 weeks ago and had the mirena fitted. Ill be honest the last few weeks have been hell the mirena caused me so much pain and im still bleeding. But the cramping has now come down to a much more manageable level and feels as if it will go away completely soon maybe over the next few weeks. Im sticking with it because i hear it can help with preventing returning endo. I personally wouldnt use it for contraception only because ive been through so much grief with it, id opt for the pill or implant, but if it does help with the endo it might well be worth it and it can be easily removed at any time if it does turn out to be too much of a hassle. I have heard with some women it can do wonders X

  • Hiya, I don't want to scare you but........

    If you have a look at my posts my problems started with complications from having the mirena coil fitted. I had very severe cramping from the day it was fitted. After numerous calls to the place it was fitted and visits to my doctor, six months after having it fitted I finally managed to get someone to check it. It was found to be incorrectly placed close to my cervix and i also had an infection - they treated me for pid which I have recently found out after getting copies of my medical notes. This was 4 years ago and I am still in constant pain. Around 12 months after this I eventually had a referral to gynaecology who thought a diagnostic lap would be beneficial - I had the lap in Nov '13 and it was found I had endo, I then had this treated in a secondary lap in April '14, after the operation in April '14 my consultant diagnosed adenomyosis and advised a hysterectomy. I had the hysterectomy April '16 and the pathology showed no adenomyosis and that I only had a small fibroid. My consultant said I had a chocolate cyst on my right ovary which he treated, I also had a stent fitted from my right kidney to my bladder for 6 weeks. I have continued to have more pain after each operation than before. I suggest that you have a good read of complications that can be associated with having the mirena coil fitted, not everyone will have complications but it is definitely a risk. Only you can decide if it's the best thing for you.

    Sorry for the essay xxx

  • I'm afraid my experience was awful but please don't let that put you off. I think it's important to trial new things yourself. My biggest issue was the pain I got in my breasts. It was agony and I couldn't even be touched. I think you should have a go but only trial it for 3-6 months. My doc wanted me to keep it in for ages but I just knew it wasn't working for me. You know your body so you make the call.

  • Hi Cupcake,

    I have just had mine removed after 2 yrs (we are now trying for a baby) I had mine inserted during my cyst removal in oct 14, I had zoladex injections at the same time so my periods went straightaway.

    I have had a good time of the coil, very light and minimally painful periods, mood fine, skin good. Only down side, sex, if hubs hit the coil we both knew about it, it wasn't often though.

    Although Zoladex helped by having no periods the rest of side effects just made me horrible to everyone with my moods and the other side effects where just as awful.

    I hope this helps, but do what is best for you. :)

  • Hi

    I had the mirena inserted in March, tbh the worst part of it was the insertion which you'll be asleep for! If you look at my posts you'll see Everything has changed for me for the better since I got it! I know it's not for everyone but it's done me the world of good. Good luck! 😊 Xx

  • Thank you all so much for your help & apologise for the delay - I'm having a bad day today. It's giving me something to think about and I'll do some more research, I want to be prepared incase I'm called in this summer.

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