Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Mirena.. FML

I don't know if anyone has had any experience with the mirena and could give me some advice.. but if not, I'm going to rant about it anyways.

The mirena is a "T" shaped IUD that is placed in your uterus to prevent pregnancy. It's a fucking joke none the less.. the worst side effects I've ever experienced with ANY birth control. I've never had a migraine in my life, but now experience them at least 2-3 times a week. I'm having extreme fatigue, I took a 2 hour nap with my son and still couldn't function after those 2 hours, I had to lay on the couch while I watched him play. I get my period for 8-9 days straight, with some occassion spotting in between cycles (TMI?). And along with that, I seem to be breaking out like crazy. I've lost weight (is you knew me, this is not a good side effect), which puts me down to 99lbs. I'm 21 years old, I'm not supposed to only weigh 99lbs. Annnd I have the most painful sex I've ever experienced in my life. Did I mention mood swings up the wazoo? I can't even stand to be around myself sometimes, it's a wonder my boyfriend hasn't left me yet. OMG.. AND THE WORST CRAMPS I HAVE EVER HAD.. making me double over in pain and never want to move.

I'm due to go to the doctor August 26th, but I'm not sure I can hold out that long. I wouldn't recommend this form of birth control to anyone. I've even read forums online, just to make sure it's not all in my head, and it's definitely not. I even think the mirena is going to get cancelled or recalled, because there's a petition going around with all the people who mirena has effected and ruined peoples bodies. I've even read that if your strings that are connected to the mirena (for removal) get lost or are cut too short, they have to surgically remove it.

Any advice will be greatly appreciated!!