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Re: Mirena Withdrawl..HELP!
 
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Re: Mirena Withdrawl..HELP!


Hi Sonja, and welcome!

I'm sorry to hear this is happening to yet another poor soul, but I can't say I'm surprised. As for the length of time you had the Mirena in vs. how long it will take to recover I can't really say. From what I've seen, there have been ladies who only had this evil piece of plastic in for a week, who still take months to recover.

I wish I could be more comforting, but it seems we each have to fight this battle on whatever time scale our individual body sets. Rest assured that you are not alone, though! I know that I found reading back through the archives on this forum, once I found it, was somewhat therapeutic. Not only did it make me realize I was not suffering alone, it also let me know that despite my many horrid symptoms, it could actually be worse!

I am, however, glad to hear that the ER staff took your complaints at least somewhat seriously, and referred you to a specialist. The first time I crashed & went to the ER, I was told I was dehydrated (I had peed 4 TIMES while in the waiting room, so if I was dehydrated when I was seen, I certainly WASN'T when the symptoms began!). The subsequent 3 times (and I have no insurance, so this ER crap was breaking me) they tested me for a heart attack, and upon discovering that that wasn't the cause of my ailment, pretty much wrote me off as having anxiety disorder. While it's true that I had had two panic attacks previous to having Mirena inserted, they were months apart, and I always recognized them for what they were, as Mom had had them, and told me what they were like. The post-Mirena panic attacks (or crashes, or whatever you prefer to call them) were a whole order of magnitude worse, and longer lasting, and had a lot of symptoms I'd never experienced before (like chest pain).

I guess my best advice is, eat and behave as healthfully as you can, but still expect a rollercoaster lasting a year or more. That way, if you are one of the lucky ones who recovers in a couple of months, you will really feel how fortunate you are! And let me tell you, this experience has really shaped the way I view life now. I am much more thankful for every "good day," and really know how valuable it is to keep my health. I am fortunate in that this is a revelation that doesn't come to others until much later in life...sometimes too late to do anything about it.
 

 
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