Endometriosis UK

mirena 'past its sale by date?'

Hi girls, i have had Mirena in for almost 4yrs now and it has been a godsend for me ie no periods,no pain,no angrybird pmt. However ive recently started to have very light periods,just a pantyliner would do,infact a plaster would surfice but the old pmt angry bird is staring to get ugly again. Shes a right cow and i really dont want her back in my life. Im wondering if the Mirena tends to wear off after a while. I have one ovary, just recently had a lap and due to have a Hysterectomy in May.Have any other ladies experienced similarities after having it in for a few years. I know it has a 5 yr life! Thanks girls J xx

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I'm wondering the same thing only mine got put in in july 2011 and now not only have I had a proper bleed, all my endo pains are back too it's been a rough 10 days. Even had headaches which i never ordinarily get unless on meds and i never had those with endo.

I'm thinking mine might have run out too, only a lot sooner than yours.

hoping it's a blip but it sure doesn't feel like a blip.

will definitely get another put in, if this proves to have stopped too soon, mine has been great thus far. Absolutely awesome in fact.


Mine 'ran out' after 4 years so we whipped it out (well, I wasn't really involved apart from being there, to be honest) and put another one in (again, not so much me as the gynae!)

Love my Mirena. Even though I put back some of the weight I'd lost last year practically overnight. Wouldn't be without it.


Thanks ladies. Well my trusty friend will be taken out along with its 'housing' in May.However i would certainly have had another popped in after this one. Ive been blessed that it worked for me i just wish that others had had positive experiences:( J x


hi ....my mirena coil only lasted four years i had it changed last year but pain has become so bad that im due to go in for a hysterectomy at the end of march ...... the first coil was fab i would recommend it to any of my friends ...... good luck in may with your op xx


Thankyou shaz and to you too. Big time ahead, hope it all goes well for you and you'll be pain free at last :) J X


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