Hi I’m turning to here because I feel like I have nowhere else to go
I’m 20 with a one year old and I had the Mirena coil fitted mid February. Physically everything was fine apart from mild cramping, however it wasn’t the one I wanted!! I asked and thought I had the copper coil fitted until I got home and realised the health professional had given me a card that said mirena. I called up my drs to complain but she sweet talked on the phone and because it’s quite an invasive procedure, I’d thought I’d just ‘see how I went’.
For at least a month now my mental health has never been worse. I’ve never felt this down for no reason at all, I’m struggling to look after my one year old and have asked his Dad for lots more help recently. Nothing has changed in my life and I’m normally quite good at picking myself up when I feel quite down. This Monday I called my drs and they booked a ‘telephone’ consultation to have it removed but that was for 8 days time. The next day I called 111 because I was having really low thoughts, not quite suicidal because I’d never do that to myself, but all I wanted to do was sleep. The only thing I can think is causing this is the coil because I’ve never had hormonal contraception before.
111 were lovely and managed to move my phone call to the next morning to try and sped up the process. However I spoke to the GP the next morning and she couldn’t have cared less. I begged her crying on the phone to take it out and she said she’d put it down as an ‘emergency’ but the family planning clinic is open only once a week for contraception fitting.
I managed to call a sexual health clinic and I’ve got a removal appointment on Tuesday however my drs still haven’t called me back with an apoointment and I spoke to them Wednesday morning.
I just feel so so let down by the NHS. I know Tuesday doesn’t seem that far away but I’m struggling by the minute. I feel like I’m just suffering from even though I’ve tried my genuine hardest to pick myself back up, talk to family and friends and if anything I feel worse. If the coil was causing physical pain I feel like it would’ve been removed by now.
If I’m still feeling this bad tomorrow / over the weekend do you reckon walk in centres / urgent care centres would remove the coil. I know having it removed won’t immediately make me feel better as it’ll take a little while for my hormones to re adjust but sooner rather than later? I just can’t even look after myself and I’m being hard on myself even more for not doing basic tasks like cleaning or eating properly:
Any help or advice would mean the world