Hope you are all ok.
Just wondered if anyone else suffers with the mirena coil? I had mine inserted a month ago during my lap and I am still getting excruciating cramps to the point where they take my breath away.
I never wanted the coil but the doctors were insistent that it would help, however they never told me there would be any pain.
Anyone else suffered with this? How long does it take to go away? 😔
Hi Lauren, I'm sorry to hear you are suffering 🙁 I had the mirena coil and it caused me nothing but problems. I had it put in about 8 years ago before my endo diagnosis. After my five years were up, I couldn't wait to have it removed as I was convinced it was what was causing my unbearable pain.
It was only after I had it removed and the pain continued that I got it checked out. Although I can't be sure if the coil was making the pain worse or not, I do know that it certainly didn't make it better.
My consultant is constantly trying to push me into having one put back in but I have refused as I know it doesn't stop my periods or help with the pain. I had an awful time with it.
Have you had children? I know I've read a lot that the coil is much better if you've had kids (I haven't).
I really do hope that, for you, it's just settling in and will help with your pain, but if it doesn't improve, get it removed. I so wish I'd have had mine out sooner than I did. I've been on Prostap injections and they are amazing. I have just finished the course so will undoubtedly have to go back to battling the hospital to not put another coil in me!
I hope you start to feel better soon.
Thanks so much for your reply, I'm sorry you had such a bad time with it!! I phoned the hospital today because it's just crippling me and they said it shouldn't be causing this much pain and to come and get it removed? But I don't know whether I'm giving up too early and whether it takes longer than 4 weeks to settle? I don't actually know why I've got the coil-does or help endo from coming back?
Hope you don't have to have another one put in and that you are ok xxx
I imagine it's worth getting it checked to make sure it hasn't moved etc, even if you don't want to have it out just now. You could give it a little longer to see if it settles? It's very easy to remove, you can get it done anytime.
They give you the coil cos for a lot of people it stops their periods, or makes them lighter. And with endo being ruled by your cycle, any attempt to stop it makes sense. But different things work for different people. Like I said, it didn't work for me but I have a friend who swears by it.
I would definitely nip into the hospital just so they can check the position of the coil if nothing else. Sometimes they can also be too large for your cervix, it's worth asking them to check that as they do do a small version of the mirena too xx