just wondering if anybody on here could describe their experience of having a mirena coil.
mine has been in for almost a year - it was put in as my symptoms were extremly heavy periods, to the point of not able to go out, they were irregular which meant i could not even plan my work around them, i would spend at least 3 days in labour like pain, they also said i had a thickened endometrium (lining). they said i had cysts and fibroids but nothing to worry about, and that the magic mirena will sort out all my problems and almost stop bleeding altogether which in turn will stop the pain.
almost a year on i am still bleeding for at least 50% of the time, not so heavy granted, but with each period it is getting heavier again, but it is not making me housebound like before, yet. my labour like or contractions last for about 7-8 hours, but i still get them each day i am bleeding - when i'm not actually bleeding i am either spotting or i get redish/pinkish mucous, literally i can feel it running out of me, sometimes i wear tampons just for that, but i cannot remember what it is like to just put on a pair of pants without a sanitary towel, liners are not enough. i still have daily pain, and i have the contraction pain even when i'm not on my period sometimes. i am convinced my hair has thinned, my husband says no but i'm not stupid, and i'm a hairdresser i know my hair is not as thick especially on the top, it is greasy all of the time too, and about 3 months after having the coil i did have a lot of extra hair shed.
anyway, just wondering how it has worked for others, as i feel its not really working for me, but am really scared to have it taken out as at least it is alowing me to do some work and other stuff, but i do get really upset about my hair.