Just to say, I know that many people on here have had various (and sometimes awful) experiences with the mirena, but I think I am finally out of the horrible "settling-in" stage and life's pretty sweet at the moment.
Having been told I can no longer take any form of the pill due to horrendous side effects for many years, the mirena was recommended to me and I was really apprehensive at first, but I had it fitted during my lap in November and for about 2 weeks didn't even realise it was there/felt nothing.
After about 3 weeks, I then had 7 weeks of constant bleeding (not spotting, period-style blood) and horrible pelvic pain every single day. After about week 4 or 5 I started questioning everything and was tempted to book an appointment to get it removed as I was losing my mind.
I've been free of all that for about a week now, and, even though I might be tempting fate by writing this message, I'm finally feeling pain-free and positive. Despite being very worried about trying it due to horror stories I've heard, I really am glad I persevered.
But that's us endo-ladies, we don't give up that easily!!