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Merina Coil

Kazza21
Kazza21

Hi there, I wondered if anyone could help me. I've suffered for a number of years with pelvic pain and had a laparoscopy in February where they confirmed I had endo. I was put on the combined pill about a month or so after my surgery (my husbands had a vasectomy so wasn't on any contraception). However I came off it after a month as it was turning me into an absolutely psychotic monster, my moods were horrible.

After discussing my options with my gp I had the merina coil fitted last week.

Over the past month I've felt better than I have in years and I thought having the coil fitted would help me going forward but now I don't know if I was being naive as my pain is really bad today.

My pelvic pain, which I now associate with my endo, has always been in my lower back and my legs. I just feel it's as bad as ever, albeit I'm hoping it will only last a few days.

Is it normal to continue to have endo pain even with the coil fitted? Was I being naive?

Any feedback/experience shared is very much appreciated. Thanks

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Hello, when I had the coil fitting few years ago I felt amazing to start with but soon as my period stopped my pain came back and I formed new pains I also had a change in personality, came off the coil after 1.5years on it and felt better. IT could be a endo flair up or the coil is not for you. It's best to talk with a doctor about it and also get the coil checked to see if it's moved lower down x

Kazza21
Kazza21 in reply to Lovisa

Thanks Loviso, I think I'll persevere but I'm kind of disappointed that I have pain, I thought it would help me be pain free x

Kazza21
Kazza21 in reply to Lovisa

Sorry Loviso, but if you don't mind, how do you manage your pain and symptoms now? X

Lovisa
Lovisa in reply to Kazza21

I take 2 500mg paracetamol 4 times a day IF needed. I'm not one for painkillers. It's either that or I just use heat.

Kazza21
Kazza21 in reply to Lovisa

Great thanks again, I'm not one for painkillers either but have taken a few ibroprofen today xx

Lovisa
Lovisa in reply to Kazza21

I know some women use and recommend a TENS machine to manage pain but I've yet to find one that helps -.-

Kazza21
Kazza21 in reply to Lovisa

I'll keep that in mind thanks, hadn't heard that before. Willing to try anything that works xx

Hi, if you have only had the Mirena a week or so, it's too soon to know what effect it is going to have. It takes time to settle. I had pain with it for the first few months but after that very little pain for years. So I suggest giving it time.

Kazza21
Kazza21 in reply to Fabbird

Great thanks Fabbird, I'll definitely keep going with it. Yesterday was the worst I'd felt in a while.

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