Hi everyone, it's a while since I've posted and I've been on the mini pill to try and help my symptoms. (Bladder pain, bowel pain/diarrhoea, excruciating cramping, stabbing pains in my vagina/anus, extremely heavy bleeding, bleeding between periods, sciatica, exhaustion-all symptoms started around Jan this year and had got progressively worse)The consultant I saw said I should try mini pill or mirena. I went for the pill which I've been on for three months now, and I've not stopped bleeding, however the bleeding is lighter than it was. I'm still in some pain everyday, and when the bleeding gets heavier I end up bleeding after passing stools. I've been to my GP this morning who said basically I need to try the mirena before anything else can be done. I'd tried to avoid it as I'm worried about weight gain/depression and felt I would be more in control to stop it if needed with the pill- you hear a lot of horror stories about the mirena. I already have a copper iud that's been in since 2013 without issue up until Jan.
I'm a teacher due to go back to work and I know I won't be able to rest etc like I have been now the holidays are over.
I just wish that there were more options? I asked about doubling up the mini pill I'm on, and she's looking into it. I suppose I will have to bite the bullet and have the mirena inserted? I just want to be normal again 😖