Having awful time with Mirena

I wonder if any other ladies here have had similar experiences. I feel like I'm losing my mind since I've had my Mirena. It's not agreeing with me and I've had constant bleeding and spotting since it was inserted 7 months ago. I'm also feeling really anxious, upset and irritable. I feel like I'm not myself at all. I have to have a general anaesthetic to remove it because I was in too much pain without and neither the GP or Consultant could see the strings so I need to have a scan to check it's still in my womb. I don't know how much longer I can cope with it. :(

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  • The Mirena didn't agree with me either, took 9ish months for the periods to stop but in that time I lost my sex drive, I felt constantly annoyed and simple things would trigger me into arguing. So glad I removed mine last year, felt back to the old within days.

  • That's exactly how I feel !

    Do you mind me asking how your bleeding was immediately after removal? I've heard it can be really bad x

  • Mine was completely fine, was only 4 days long with medium flow. Everyone is different though x

  • Thanks for replying! It's good to know I'm not the only one who felt like this with Mirena x

  • I'm having the exact same problems, I hate this thing! I've only had it in for 6 weeks, haven't stopped spotting or bleeding since, had my check up and they can't find the strings so having a scan to find it next week and being referred back to the gynae. I feel like I'm an emotional wreck, it's making the endo worse it feels, my skin is constantly breaking out and I'm gaining weight instead of losing even though I'm sticking to weight watchers religiously. Can't wait to get it taken out!

  • That's exactly how I feel. I wish I'd never had it and can't wait to get rid of it. I know it really helps some ladies with endo but it's definitely not agreed with me. I feel so anxious, emotional and irritable that it's a wonder I haven't really screamed and shouted at someone yet. It isn't like me at all to be like this xx

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