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Urgent advice needed please about the pill and Mirena coil

Pam55
Pam55
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Hi Ladies,

I currently take Brevinor pill for PCOS and I am 41 yrs old. I went to my docs on Friday my blood pressure was usually through the roof - my last reading was 166/94 which is really high. I have 3 pills left to finishing my strip. My GP won't prescribe the pill for me any more due to it being to dangerous for me due to age and blood pressure. So I have stopped taking the pill today - will I still have a period? I am due one in 6 days?

The GP mentioned to have the Mirena coil fitted instead. Has anyone found it beneficial for PCOS? I have heard there is issues with weight gain and acne - is the copper coil better?

Also is it possible to have the coil fitted under GA at hospital? (I have no kids and heard its very painful). Does the Mirena coil stay in for 5 years or 3 years? If I want it removed can this be done under GA as well? I have a low pain threshold!

If I can only have it done at the GPs what is the procedure/method used to put it in and take it out please? I heard its done standing up??!! Is an injection for local anaesthetic used or a gel? If so, where will the injection be? Please advise - I have to see the GP on Monday and I am absolutely terrified!!!!!

Thankyou so much!!!

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Hols969
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mirena stays for 5 years - I have asked a friend who had no children and she said it was ok being fitted and similar to a smear. Noah was a c-section which is the reason I asked her as I had heard that if you have children it is not as uncomfortable and as I had a c section I would be the same as no children.

Im having mine done on Monday (I an 50) and going on HRT too

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Pam55
Pam55
in reply to Hols969

Thanks Hols969 for asking your friend. I hope everything goes well for you - please let me know how painful you found the coil? (My last smear in April was quite painful than normal). My appointment with the GP is on Friday.

Thanks again!

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Hols969
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in reply to Pam55

Will do, can’t say I’m looking forward to it so will take ibroprophen and probably codine beforehand

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Pam55
Pam55
in reply to Hols969

Hi Hols969,

How are you? I hope everything went well for you today. Did you find it painful to have the coil put in? How are you finding it so far?

Please keep me updated - I am seeing my GP about it tomorrow!

Thanks

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Hols969
Hols969Administrator
in reply to Pam55

3:40 my appointment is !!!

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Hols969
Hols969Administrator
in reply to Pam55

It was ok actually- very similar to a smear - she did say I was quite tight which instantly worried me, literally took a minute if that to insert it and it was ok, I’d taken a ibroprophen and co-codimal an hour before as wasn’t taking any chances.

Period pain now

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Pam55
Pam55
in reply to Hols969

Hi,

I'm so glad everything went well for you today. Your so brave! My friend doesn't have kids & she was fitted with it under GA at hospital. I will ask if I can too!

Thanks for letting me know Hols969.

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Hols969
Hols969Administrator
in reply to Pam55

Did you see your GP?

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Pam55
Pam55
in reply to Hols969

Hi Hols969,

Sorry, I have not been in touch.

My appointment was cancelled because the female GP has left the practice! They will be getting a female locum GP at the end of the month. I have just registered with a new GP practice yesterday. Hopefully all the paperwork will done in a few days and then I can make another appointment soon.

How are you? Have you noticed any changes with the coil?

Thanks

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Hols969
Hols969Administrator
in reply to Pam55

Oh what a pain.

Just stopped the combined pill on Saturday so waiting to see what is going to happen next. Havent started HRT yet though as just interested to see how it goes

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Pam55
Pam55
in reply to Hols969

Hi,

Yes I would probably wait too.

Did they say you can still exercise (jog/run) with the coil? Squatting down? Will it keep moving out of place? What about heavy lifting - did they say anything that you shouldn't do?

I came off the pill 3 days early from finishing the strip - thankfully I still had my period but it was early.

Do you think I will have a period this month without the pill? I have no idea about it all.

Do you think there will still be enough Oestrogen still circulating in my body? I'm not sure whether to expect a period or not this month!

Thanks

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Hols969
Hols969Administrator
in reply to Pam55

the only time the coil may dislodge is if you have really heavy periods which I don't, exercise wont affect it.

I stopped the pill so got my period even though the coil is in and still have it a week later which is a pain.

It is a waiting game, you may have a period or you may not, the joys of pcos lol

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Pam55
Pam55
in reply to Hols969

Hi,

Thanks for your reply. I have an appointment at the new GP practice tomorrow. I'll let you know how I get on!

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Hols969
Hols969Administrator
in reply to Pam55

Good luck (sorry I hadn't seen your previous response to took a while to respond)

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Pam55
Pam55
in reply to Hols969

Hi,

I went to see the GP today and I will be having the coil under GA. The new GP was ok but I was seen about 20 mins late and then when I did see her it was very rushed. She actually said I had gone over the time - I had only been there 5 mins!

She wants me to keep monitoring my blood pressure even though it has reduced considerably, she said its probably the Oestrogen doing it and it will take around 3 months to get out of my system - I may or may not get a period this month.

She said they have a clinic in the practice and they could fit the coil in a few weeks time and I felt under a lot of pressure to have it done with them. I was adamant and stuck to my guns, I wanted to have it done under GA (as my last smear was very painful, the nurse said I was a bit dry due to lack of Oestrogen - sorry tmi!) Finally she has referred me back to Gynaecology but she said it could be a few months on the waiting list. I told her if its too long to wait, I will have it done at the clinic (not sure I will tho!) I don't know why it was made into such a big deal to not have it done under GA, when my previous GP recommended it because I don't have kids.

Did you have a local anaesthetic during the fitting? If so was it a gel or an injection? Is it applied to the cervix area?

Thanks

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Hols969
Hols969Administrator
in reply to Pam55

Oh good, maybe worth looking at hrt too if you have any issues

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Pam55
Pam55
in reply to Hols969

I will do thanks. I will keep you posted!

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