I'm 38 and was diagnosed with endometriosis in 2000 after 7 years of severe pain.
I have been on the pill since then with my only break when I was having my daughter who is 5.
Now I'm nearing 40 and my blood pressure has increased, they've took me off my old pill and inserted the Mirena coil. I had to have it inserted under general anaesthetic due to my cervix having next to no gap so they struggled to get it in, even with me asleep.
That was about 3 weeks ago. I'd had no endo pain before this for a long time but since the Mirena was inserted, I've had daily bad period cramps and the old sporadic stabbing pain in my left ovary, the one that makes you cry out, plus it's brought the left leg pain back with it.
Is this to be expected and it should settle down in a few more weeks or is this a sign the Mirena isn't for me and it needs to come out?
Has anyone had this problem?