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Mirena IUD for Endo/Adeno

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Hi lovely people,

I have a question around the Mirena IUD. I hope this is the right forum for this.

I had an operative laparoscopy two months ago, and I had the IUD fitted at the same time for management of adenomyosis and endometriosis.

I have experienced a number of persistent side effects of this treatment; the most significant, being acne.

If you have an IUD as a management tool for endometriosis, did you experience this and, if so, does it get better over time? Is the IUD, in your opinion, worth it?

Thank you so much,

Chelsea x

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GreenQueen-99

Hi Lovely! If it helps, I also have a Mirena Coil, my first one I only kept for 2.5 years as it did nothing, however, I’ve had it changed recently and it’s so much better. I also have quite bad acne, but I’ve found a good exfoliating toner helps. As well as having ‘dry’ days (as I call them!) where I don’t apply any moisturiser to let the spots dry out a bit? It does get better though, my skin is now mostly clear until I have my period :)

I have found over all the Mirena has been good, I still have flares and days of pain but it’s so handy to not have to remember to take the pill at certain times and the emotional benefits I have found to be so much better! I’m less depressed and have more energy and I’ve lost the weight I gained with the pill too!

Hope this helps! :)

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isabellala in reply to GreenQueen-99

Thank you so much for your reply! I really appreciate your comment and your skincare advice. 💝

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