I never once said the mirena was not for her, so you can stop putting words in my mouth. If you read my post I have said it is her decision, and also that it has worked for thousands of women, However to be cautious of the other posts and the side effects.
What you are not understanding, because you have not experienced it are the severe side effects you can possibly get from the mirena. I had mine in for a bit over 5 weeks and it has been out 7 weeks now and just the last 5 days I can say I am starting to feel better, the past 6 weeks of my life were HELL! Anxiety, depression, nausea, nervousness, 4 trips to the ER from severe panic attacks I had in front of my kids, and the last one trip to the ER I was admitted. You have only had the Mirena in for 6 weeks many women do not get/feel side effects until months or a couple of years after insertion, but does one really want to take that chance? I wish you luck with yours, I hope you don't get sick like most of us did, because I would not wish how I felt on my worst enemy.
As for the trial and error issue your present, my trial and error had almost caused me my marriage, and my sanity, my kids suffered for 6 weeks because I was so sick, in and out of the hospital.
Of course any medication is trial nad error, as is for many things in life, but do you really want to take the chance of these proven (Bayer) maker of the Mirena side effects: This is right from the site! Pay close attention to the side effects and the last paragraph.
* Change in menstrual bleeding, such as frequent, prolonged or heavy bleeding, spotting, lighter bleeding, irregular bleeding or stopping of bleeding
* Development of fluid filled sacks (cysts) in the ovaries
* Excessive fluid retention in the body tissues, resulting in swelling (Oedema)
* Weight gain
* Mood swings
* Lower abdominal pain
* Back pain
* Breast pain
* Painful menstrual bleeding
* Vaginal discharge
* Inflammation of the cervix
* Hair loss or hair growth
* Skin reactions such as rash or itching
* Genital infections, including pelvic inflammatory disease
* Decreased sex drive
* Abdominal bloating
* A gynaecological examination should be performed before insertion of this IUS. This will include a breast exam and the doctor will also check to find the position and size of your womb, that you are not pregnant and that you have no infections or sexually transmitted diseases. Further examinations should be performed six weeks after insertion and then yearly (or more frequently if clinically needed).
* If you have any heart valve defects, you may be given Antibiotics
when the IUS is inserted or removed, in order to prevent inflammation of the heart valves and sac surrounding the heart (endocarditis).
* The insertion and removal of the IUS can be a little painful and you may want to take a painkiller such as paracetamol beforehand. It can also cause bleeding. If you get severe pain, or if any bleeding continues, you should let your doctor know, because the IUS might have penetrated the wall of the womb (‘perforation’).
* An IUS may be expelled from the uterus without the woman noticing it, although an increase in menstrual bleeding or pain may warn you of this. The effectiveness of the IUS is lost if it is expelled, and is also decreased if it is partially expelled. You should be shown how to check the removal threads on your IUS when it is inserted, to make sure it is still in place. Consult your doctor if you cannot find the threads.
* You may experience irregular bleeding or spotting in the first few months after Mirena is inserted. After this your periods will usually settle down and become shorter and lighter, or may stop alltogether. If you don't have a period within six weeks of your previous period, you should consult your doctor, to ensure that the IUS has not been expelled and you are not pregnant. However, it may simply be that the IUS is causing your periods to stop.
* If you experience lower abdominal pain, particularly in combination with missed periods, or a recurrence of menstrual bleeding if your periods had stopped, you should consult your doctor.
* The IUS should be removed if you experience recurrent pelvic infection or inflammation of the womb lining (endometritis), or if an infection does not respond to treatment within a few days.
* If pregnancy does occur while the IUS is in place, the IUS should be removed. There may be an increased risk of miscarriage or premature labour if the pregnancy then continues.
* You should inform your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following symptoms while you have the Mirena coil fitted: migraine or severe headaches; stabbing pains and/or unusual swelling in one leg; pain on breathing or coughing; sudden breathlessness; sudden severe chest pain; sudden weakness or numbness affecting one side or part of the body; increase in blood pressure; yellowing of the skin or eyes (jaundice); severe abdominal complaints; severe depression; or if you become pregnant