I am so relieved to find this site. I thought my health problems were all independent of each other, but finally have connected the dots and have an appoointment in 2 weeks and will tell my dr I want the mirena removed.
I have had my mirena for about 1 1/2 years and the first year was great. I even referred 2 of my friends to get it...I feel so bad.
My health problems include headaches (2 weeks straight so far - I have been to the doctor, dentist and urgent care and am being treated for a sinus infection although I do not think that is the problem), breast pain/tenderness (just had a mammo & ultrasound a week ago to help rule out breast cancer), weight gain (15 lbs even though I am following WW), problems with my contacts, bouts of Depression
and complete lack of sex drive.
My husband is very busy working on his masters so I attributed our nonexistent sex life to our crazy schedules and have been eagerly awaitng the end on August. He has become frustrated with my moods andrecommended yesterday that I see a therapist. I do not think that will help and I am not going to go on antidepressants until I see how I am after the Mirena is out. I did have a bout with Depression
in college (over 10 years ago) and was put on paxil but also changed birth control pills and found that I did not need the paxil. I feel like I should have put this together sooner!
I can't wait to get this thing out of me...I would do it myself right now if I could!