I can not believe I didn't do my research before getting my Mirena iud put in! I got mine put in around Jan/Feb 2010 and it is now June. I have been going to the same ob/gyn for 10 years and when he said IUD and it lasting 5 years I was all for it, because he knew me....right? I am 26 years old and have two children and a new marriage (1 yr in July) the kids are 6 yrs and 9 months. Since the insertion I have had the following symptoms (from begining to now) which I thought was because of lifes changes.
BLEEDING for 3-4 months straight
VAGINAL INFECTIONS- chunky discharge, musky smell (I had always been prone to them)
ANXIETY, DEPRESSION, RAGE, SUICIDAL THOUGHTS, no interest in my kids or even leaving the house. I started going to see a psychiatrist and I am now on 2 anti-depressants, adhd meds and anxiety meds.
WEIGHT GAIN, which I had lost all baby weight prior to this IUD.
ALWAYS TIRED, I mean always......not one thing gave me energy.
MAJOR ACNE, MAJOR BACK MUSCLE PAIN, JOINT PAIN IN MY HIPS AND PELVIC AREA AND BALDING!
I was at the point where I was going to check myself into a looney hospital or run away from my husband and kids. YES it has been that bad!!!!!
In the past 5 months, my husband and I have lost the closeness we used to share. I don't want to touch him and I get irritated when he touches me. I have always been a sexua| person and for me not to want to have sex is depressing on its own. It has caused my husband to question my love and attraction to him! We fight all of the time now, in the past couple of days it has gotten worse and I started researching marriage counseling. For some reason I decided to google Mirena and OMG, I am not alone and I am NOT crazy! I am so thankful that others have shared there stories, I have made so many people around me worry about me because I wasn't "me".
My children have also suffered, I don't want to even be around them much when before, I was a very active mother. I feel horrible for all of the anger my 6 yr old has seen, but I am glad I may have found out why!
I am calling the Dr tomorrow to get in immediatly to have this thing removed! I miss being me! I hope this helps someone else before they make this horrible decision. I am now afraid to even consider another form of birth control beside condoms.......we will see! Thanks again everyone!