I'm having my Mirena coil hopefully taken out today after nearly 5 years. I'm feeling anxious as I had it fitted for my endo as a last resort. I haven't liked the effects that the coil has had on me but I'm worried that I won't cope with the symptoms after as I've not had a period in nearly 5 years. Please can I have some advice on what I'm likely to expect. Many thanks.
Mirena coil removal advice: I'm having my... - Endometriosis UK
Hi Everyone is different however I found I had awful mood changes but I also had these when I was on the pill. I have gained a little weight but I'm not 100% sure that is from the coil. I'm interested to see if anything changes over the next 6 months as I had it out. The benefit for me was it was great not having periods was soooooo good but I just didn't feel myself. I will see how I go. If nothing changes and my endo gets worse I would certainly get one put back.
I,m hoping you ladies with long term Mirenas fitted were advised they only have a 5-6 years life span and then they need to be changed or removed. You have to decide wether you want endo pain, period pains mood swings etc etc or another Mirena fitted, or a pregnancy! the makers do make better ones as time goes on.
At 33 IF you are against another Mirena then ask family planning doctor about YOUR safety using a low dose pill back to back,no periods,no ovulation,,I doubt the Mirena caused weight gain its possible your appetite got better when the pain subsided. The pill might put you weight on! Try another mirena for a couple of months it can be removed anytime if it isnt right.with ovaries suppressed endos normally stops spreading as its hormone release that spurs it on,hence during pregnancy and at menopause it stops..good luck our friend
You can ask to have coil put in and removed under a general anaesthetic. It's a day case job. Most gynaecologists are happy to do this especially if you have endo.
I had mine out after four years as it caused infections and autoimmune issues. Periods came back within a few weeks but were less painful and heavy.
Thanks Songbird63. I had mine out at the docs it was actually so quick I didn't realise she had done it. Can I ask a question did you have really heavy bleedimg straight after? My doctor told me I would have some spotting for the next 24 hours then a period in about 3 weeks. However as soon as I got home I have been bleeding very heavily with massive clots (sorry for the detail) just wondered if that is normal. Thanks.