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Another Mirena question... Looking for reasurrance 🙄

Poppy149
Poppy149

A little update... Surgery planned for this thursday, notes issue sorted and no cancellation letter yet 🤞

Some of you know that I didn't get on too well with the mirena coil - fitted in January and then had a partial expulsion - removed 13th May. Had the most horrendous amount of bleeding afterwards, honestly it was like Niagara Falls and took two weeks to settle. I was seen in the emergency gynae clinic and the v abrupt doctor painted a very bleak picture about my ability to have more children. Having already gone through fertility treatment, this will almost definitely be on the cards again. Doing everything I can to get myself into a fit and healthy position ready to move forwards with our journey.

Problem is... After that horrendous bleed -nothing. I was expecting my period on Wednesday. Tiny amount of spotting (so so small) with period like pain and no show yet. I can confirm I am definitely not pregnant.

I am now feeling really worried that the coil has messed with my fertility. Missing periods was never a problem before, it was always the opposite for me (too much bleeding). I only agreed to it as I was asurred that it would NOT affect my fertility and this I went through with a fine tooth comb as it was a major issue for me as I knew I wanted more children when the time was right.

Is this normal? I am really worried that my already slim chance of more children has just become even slimmer. On father's day too of all days 😔

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I’ve never had a coil but if you’ve been on contraception it does play havoc for a while just while it’s leaving the system. Not sure if it’s the same for that though.

If your going to have fertility treatment I don’t suppose it matters if your periods are slightly out unless you will try naturally before? Xx

I think what i'm worried about is that i'm not ovulating at all now. I was before but my progesterone was suboptimal. Before the coil was fitted I was having periods 🤔

I have yet to be re referred back to the clinic but my GP said to have surgery, then call her once this is done to talk about the next step. I.e. getting some baseline tests etc but she said that the clinic like us to be trying naturally for however long. Just don't think i can go through how ever many months with the suspicion that things may not be right.

I'm hoping that it's just my body trying to sort itself out.

Hope you're doing okay 😘

I know what you mean. My periods have always been out of whack. When I stopped my pill last year they were on time for the first time ever then since March they’ve got longer and longer however I am ovulating. I bought cheap strips off amazon and obviously now ovulate later than before but at least still ovulating.

Seems a bit mad your clinic expect you to try for so long first as you will be paying. I thought most just let you go back when you want.

Hope your surgery goes ok Thursday xx

It will be an NHS referral 🤞

Don't think socially isolating helps, being cooped up indoors with too much time to think 🙉

I have one of those clear blue ovulation check things but can't start using it until my period starts.

Thank you for your support, and sending love and BIG hugs ♥️

Hey, that’s great news your surgery is scheduled for Thursday! Keeping fingers crossed there are no last minute changes.

I agree with previous poster, I’ve not had coil before however, I have read about several members who report irregular periods after removal. This can be the same after coming off the pill etc...

Absolutely don’t let this ruin your special day. Keep positive and hope your journey to recovery goes smoothly!

Poppy149
Poppy149
in reply to Pasaeoco01

Thank you so much. I'm trying to take it one step at a time and not get to overwhelmed but the last few years have been filled ups and downs it's hard not to over think sometimes. Thank goodness I have the most wonderful GP who has asked me to call her once my surgery is over to talk about the next step xxx

Pasaeoco01
Pasaeoco01
in reply to Poppy149

Looks like you’ll have a good follow up with your GP after so that’s good news. Wishing you all the best for Thursday x

Poppy149
Poppy149
in reply to Pasaeoco01

Thank you so much. Sending love and BIG hugs ♥️

My periods have been irregular since having the coil removed, it was removed in October and I thought they were getting regular again but they aren’t xxx

Poppy149
Poppy149
in reply to cmbxm

I'm sorry to hear this ☹️

cmbxm
cmbxm
in reply to Poppy149

It’s fine, it’s just a case of religiously taking OPKs to work on when I ovulate so then I can calculate when my periods due and it’s worked so far! But better news for you, with your surgery! Good luck for Thursday! Keep us updated! You’ve got this xx

Poppy149
Poppy149
in reply to cmbxm

Thank you so much for your kind words and support. I'll keep you posted sending love and BIG hugs ♥️ xxx

With everything you’ve had going on, stress could be a factor in your period not showing up on time. I know whenever I’ve been under a lot of stress my periods have been hit and miss. Good luck with your upcoming surgery x

Poppy149
Poppy149
in reply to stephkp

Thank you for taking the time to respond. I did wonder this 🤔 it has been a very stressful time 😔 maybe it will show up after my op when I can finally relax 🙏

Sevy571
Sevy571
in reply to Poppy149

I was going to write something about stress, too. Stress can change my cycle length from 27-28 to 23 and, not wanting to minimize my stress sources, they are nowhere near as yours and nowhere as sustained as yours. Sadly we can't just tell someone "well you need to relax more" lol, as if it were easy! But please in times of worry try and be kind on yourself and remember that you've been through a lot, both mind and body. It's easy to feel defeated or that we are running out of time. My full sympathies to you and I wish everything goes well for your surgery. Take care!

Poppy149
Poppy149
in reply to Sevy571

Thank you for your kind words and taking the time to respond. It's amazing how our bodies react to things isn't it?!? I hope you're doing okay sending love and BIG hugs ♥️

Sevy571
Sevy571
in reply to Poppy149

They are! You know more and more I take signs of my body (like being ill with the flu or tired or having period pain) as a sign that my body is trying to tell me things about myself that I don't know - stuff like I am too busy taking care of others and forgetting to take care about myself. I do not see those things like a imitation but as a built-in alarm to take care of myself better, and be compassionate with myself in the hard times. Sending you hugs and love too ^^

Poppy149
Poppy149
in reply to Sevy571

You're so right, and hit the nail on the head. My period showed up today 5 days late so must be all the worry about everything. Better late then never 😂Stress really does have a huge impact on our physical and mental wellbeing. If all goes ahead on Thursday 🙏🤞 i won't be rushing back to work if i'm not ready. I want to give myself the chance to heal properly. My GP has been so supportive and has asked me to contact her afterwords so i'm sure she will support extending my sick note if needed. I never ever am off work sick. Take care and thanks again ♥️♥️

Sevy571
Sevy571
in reply to Poppy149

I hope it will go well, I'm sure it will! Keep us posted okay ^^ <3

Poppy149
Poppy149
in reply to Sevy571

Will do !! Thank you ♥️

Just wanted say ‘hooray!’ to the first part of your post! At last! Hope the surgery goes well x

Thank you so much, it's just so much a of a relief to finally have a date. It was the not knowing that was the worse part. I'm just hoping so much that is doesn't get cancelled again but I have just had a call from the hospital to invite me for a routine pre op check so feeling positive 🙏🙏 sending love and BIG hugs, hope you are okay too ♥️

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